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[REVIEW] 42069 - Extreme Adventure

42069 - Extreme Adventure - Rating  

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  1. 1. How do you rate this set?

  2. 2. Do you prefer treads or wheels?

  3. 3. Which of the wheels do you prefer? (multiple answers possible)

    • Power Puller wheels and silver rims
    • Tumbler rires and black rims
    • 4x4 Crawler tires and black rims
    • Claas tires and red rims
    • Claas tires and yellow rims
    • Claas tires and yellow rims and hub caps
    • Unimog tires and silver rims
    • Unimog tires and yellow rims
    • Unimog tires and yellow rims with pulley decoration


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First of all, since I discovered this site a few months ago I have greatly enjoyed your technic set reviews, they are by far the best, most detailed and to the point lego reviews on the internet, and such beautiful pictures to go along.
So thank you for that !!

This is definitely a very nice set.

I got back into lego recently (all started last year with a small photography gig needing a 360 turntable for multiple product photography, and as an excuse bought an EV3 mindstorm set to have a full 360 auto rotate turntable and have the legos trigger the flash and camera at every set angle, and auto sending it to Lightroom, all without lifting a finger, besides starting the mindstorm code), and this year thanks to your reviews, bought the 42054 CLAAS set.

Lastly as a web developer I couldn't resist figuring out why the 360 rotation in your review didn't work, so I investigated, the weird part is that it sometime worked and sometime didn't. And during my small investigation discovered that other people had the same issue when the height wasn't set and noticed your <img> element in the reel is missing t at height="...". Hopefully that should fix it.

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5 minutes ago, Squirrelf said:

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Lastly as a web developer I couldn't resist figuring out why the 360 rotation in your review didn't work, so I investigated, the weird part is that it sometime worked and sometime didn't. And during my small investigation discovered that other people had the same issue when the height wasn't set and noticed your <img> element in the reel is missing t at height="...". Hopefully that should fix it.

Thanks for the compliment! And thanks for pointing out the missing T. I have been staring at the output in the console, the examples etc, but I have simply overlooked the missing T. I have added it and hopefully it works now. It does explain why it was working for another example I tried. Can anyone confirm the 360 degree is working properly now?

Edit: Works on my iPad now :wub:

I have been looking into an EV3 solution for 360 degree photography as well. You sir...are my new best friend :wink: :laugh: Welcome to EB!

 

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Just now, Jim said:

I have been looking into an EV3 solution for 360 degree photography as well. Thanks for pointing out the missing T. I have been staring at the output in the console, the examples etc, but I have simply overlooked the missing T. I have added it and hopefully it works now. It does explain why it was working for another example I tried. Can anyone confirm the 360 degree is working properly now?

You sir...are my new best friend :wink: Welcome to EB!

the 360 works great now !!

Thanks for the warm welcome, best friend it is !!

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I was planning on using it to overlay two images (doors open, doors closed and stuff like that), but I didn't do that because I thought the component didn't work properly. Now it seems to be working, so I can do some additional cool stuff.

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Just now, Jim said:

I was planning on using it to overlay two images (doors open, doors closed and stuff like that), but I didn't do that because I thought the component didn't work properly. Now it seems to be working, so I can do some additional cool stuff.

That sounds amazing !

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Swipe left, swipe right....doors, bonnet, etc open, doors bonnet, etc close. Stuff like that. I usually place two images side by side or underneath each other, but having an interactive image is way cooler.

 

14 minutes ago, Squirrelf said:

I got back into lego recently (all started last year with a small photography gig needing a 360 turntable for multiple product photography, and as an excuse bought an EV3 mindstorm set to have a full 360 auto rotate turntable and have the legos trigger the flash and camera at every set angle, and auto sending it to Lightroom, all without lifting a finger, besides starting the mindstorm code), and this year thanks to your reviews, bought the 42054 CLAAS set.

Care to elaborate in the Technic Photography topic? 

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Just now, Squirrelf said:

of course ! :classic:

Maybe we can better use this topic for it:

 

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2 hours ago, Jim said:

Maybe we can better use this topic for it:

 

ok I'll post in that photo Tips topic

 

 

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Rudivdk   

My 42069 came in yesterday (thanx to my wife for buying it for me as a surprise :grin::wub:). Immediately started building in the evening and I must say it is turning out bigger than I thought from pictures. Very pleasing build so far, lots of stuff going on everywhere. I'm at the stage of building the doors, but my kids already started playing with the winch. They just can't resist that rope with hook:sweet:. Have to find a way to get their attention away from it to continue building now...:wacko:

Has anyone done a (size)comparison with 8297 and 42029? They both seem quite similar in size to me. Will try to do it myself at some point, but both are dismantled and some parts are used in MOCs currently... If scale is equal they would make a fine display trio...:wub:

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LucyCol   

Excellent review as always Jim, my only criticism of the set is with the instructions, twice i found myself pulling it to pieces as I had mistaken DBG for black, and towards the end I needed a 5L in black, but there was only a DBG one left in the pile, not having the best I eyesight's I do struggle with the two colours in the building instructions.

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15 hours ago, LucyCol said:

Excellent review as always Jim, my only criticism of the set is with the instructions, twice i found myself pulling it to pieces as I had mistaken DBG for black, and towards the end I needed a 5L in black, but there was only a DBG one left in the pile, not having the best I eyesight's I do struggle with the two colours in the building instructions.

Thanks Lucy. And I definitely concur with your "assessment" about Black and DBG. That's why TLG is color coding so much these days. But they missed the Black and DBG 5L's in this set.

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Haven't read your review yet, only taken a look at the photos of the finished model. I don't want to spoil the build for myself, but I assume the review is very good though :laugh:

Finally got to place an order, have waited for this set to show up at Swedish retailers, the other two sets have but not this one for some reason. Decided to place an order on amazon.de instead. It's listed at 105 €, but somehow I ended up paying 110. Still a good deal though. Cant wait for it to arrive...

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Spooky   

this years flagship does not deserve to be flagship..Maybe this set must be flagship  definitely I am gonna buy ..I wanna have at least one set which have 40 years logo :)

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On 02/08/2017 at 4:53 PM, Squirrelf said:

That sounds amazing !

Example (you can manually swipe)

42069

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I GIVE THE LEGO TECHNIC 8/10 FOR OVER REVIEW MYSELF.WHICH I REMOVED TRACKS & REBUILT THE ORIGINAL SUSPENSION USING WHEEL HUBS (LEGO PART 23801) IN THE FRONT PART.I ALSO FULLY REMOVED ALL THE RED & YELLOW PARTS & REPLACED THEM WITH MORE APPROPRIATE COLORS.I USED UNIMOG TIRES WITH BLACK RIMS & ADDED LOWER BUMPER & SMALL REAR BUMPER WITH TOW BALL FOR TRAILER.U CAN VIEW PICS OF MY MODIFIED VERSION ON FLICKR.COM UNDER LEGO TECHNIC 42069 EXTREME ADVENTURE MODIFIED WITH WHEELS.

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Left out info for people to go look at version of this model.

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Have finally received and built this model. Since the first pictures were shared, this model has grown on me, and is now by far my favorite of 2017. The model really does look better in real life, than on pictures and videos. The stickers and the purple-black-yellow color scheme actually works quite well. This model doesn't have as much color vomit as many other recent set, especially this year´s summer sets. The chassis is mostly built with grey colors and looks really good. The suspension is realistic, and fun to build. The winch is clever and the doors are really cool. However, the finished model is not as interesting as I thought it would be. It feels much more like a toy than Technic sets of this size usually do, with almost 2400 parts this is the fifth biggest Technic set so far in terms of part count. It's probably the lack of PF and/or pneumatics that makes this set feel less advanced than many other large sets, but children will enjoy playing with it as Jim mentioned in the review. 

I still really enjoyed the set, the value is very good, you get many useful and fairly new parts for a very good price. I also made a quick demo video to show all features of it. I received my copy rather late, and I suppose most members here already have seen several videos of it, but I'll just share it anyway. 

 

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