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[REVIEW] 42039 - 24 Hours Race Car

42039 - 24 Hours Race Car Rating  

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Toys R Us just had this set on sale last week for $103.99 which was a great price.. I wanted to pick one up and actually build it, but I waited too long and now it's back to it's regular price.. :sceptic:

I got mine 2 weeks ago for 55€. New Set, only the Package was a bit damaged.

I love the A-Model. This week i will rebuild it to the B-Model.

Great Job Jim, :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: I Love you Reviews! :wub:

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Great review Jim! :thumbup:

Thanks Rick!

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Well, Jim and Sariel got me interested in Technic from their superb reviews, and today I build this set, my first technic set. I also purchased the Volvo wheel loader, but it was missing a bag. I must say, I think this set is great! There were many times I had to marvel at the planning that went into the model, and there were many pieces included I didn't even know existed. So thanks Jim and Sariel! Hopefully I'll make a technic moc of my own soon to share with everyone.

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Hi, could someone please post or link that original design pictures mentioned by Jim in the review? I'm curious. Thank you.

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Great and complete review Jim, I like pictures and especially short videos, I bought the set after reading your review:

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And confirm lonely orphan 3L Blue Pin is not a mistake I found the same in my set:

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Regards.

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On 13/03/2015 at 0:46 AM, JGW3000 said:

Jim, great review as always. You convinced me to get this one of these days, although not a to priority. Any comments on which functions can be converted to PF and how well they work?

Agree, nice review

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Very good review. As I own one myself it is an excellent model for playing or mocing with

Aventador

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Jim, great review as always. You convinced me to get this one of these days, although not a to priority. Any comments on which functions can be converted to PF and how well they work?

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I have built a rc one but I deconstructed it recently

On 9/16/2016 at 5:03 AM, Viejito said:

Great and complete review Jim, I like pictures and especially short videos, I bought the set after reading your review:

 

And confirm lonely orphan 3L Blue Pin is not a mistake I found the same in my set:

 

Regards.

I had the same pin orphaned in my set

Aventador

 

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I'm in the process of building this car, but I'm having issues on page 116 of the instructions. I can't get the part to fit. I even tried bending the parts,  but no luck. What do you suggest?

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On 2017-7-4 at 2:46 AM, Chase Rosipayla said:

NIce job Jim! Reading this post is what made me want to get this kit.:blush:

Thanks Chase! This is still one of my favourite models!

2 hours ago, Efilenow said:

I'm in the process of building this car, but I'm having issues on page 116 of the instructions. I can't get the part to fit. I even tried bending the parts,  but no luck. What do you suggest?

Can you explain what is not working for you? Maybe post a picture? 

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On a related note:

Is it just me or are the instructions for 42039 bad quality? I remember building it and having to bend the parts in some steps.

Having disassembled the model last week i realize that there are some stages of the build where there's only one or two correct next steps. But still, i was taken aback at some steps suggested in the instructions. :sceptic:

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I can't remember that. What I remember is that it's a very clean build. Have built the model twice, but I don't recall having issues. But it has been a while, so I might have forgotten.

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I don't remember the exact steps any more, but here's an example i just found in Step 34:
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I guess calling it "bending" is exaggerated in this case, but it wouldn't be possible without the flexibility of the pieces.

This isn't a problem, just something i'm not used to from official instructions, as there would have been a way without "bending" necessary.


(English isn't my first language, is there a better word instead of "bending" for this kind of thing?)

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4 minutes ago, schraubedrin said:

I guess calling it "bending" is exaggerated in this case, but it wouldn't be possible without the flexibility of the pieces.

You are absolutely right! That seems a bit odd for official instructions.

Come to think of it....didn't I mention this in my review? 

I need to read the review again :tongue:

...

Found it :laugh:

"The instructions are easy to follow, although you sometimes you need to bend the beams a bit. Minor improvements are possible here and there, but nothing shocking."

I suddenly remembered writing something about it.

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On 12.3.2015 at 5:12 PM, Jim said:

although you sometimes you need to bend the beams a bit.

Indeed, you've noticed it at the time.
Sorry i restarted the discussion :grin:

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