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Technic 2018 Set Discussion

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1 minute ago, degenerate said:

Hear hear, pointless to speculate and argue about colors, we'll all find out once the sets are out.

Which feels like a million years away :laugh:

No one is arguing, and what is the point of a forum if we don't discuss what is of interest to some people?  If you don't care about the colour, you can ignore those post as others ignore other posts of little interest.

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I might try to reverse-engineer 42077, but I don't have the wheels, nor the Porsche fender, but I'll do what I can!

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i dont think the porsche fender is critical anyway, you can probably come up with a better looking design, i know ill try when i get my hands on the set.

 

colour wise, i just think lego is being stupid with all the different shades of blue, but ill probably switch mine to bright green/red/white, for that castrol/alitalia/octan livery, since gulf doesnt belong on rally cars :)

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13 hours ago, vectormatic said:

i dont think the porsche fender is critical anyway, you can probably come up with a better looking design, i know ill try when i get my hands on the set.

 

colour wise, i just think lego is being stupid with all the different shades of blue, but ill probably switch mine to bright green/red/white, for that castrol/alitalia/octan livery, since gulf doesnt belong on rally cars :)

something like this

663362af404845b6d3ae4c43b8d6a0fb--s-cars

 

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Wow, the lack has great steering lock, at 0:30!

I take back my earlier complaints, Mack Anthem first when I get this set.

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6 minutes ago, Aventador2004 said:

Wow, the lack has great steering lock, at 0:30!

I take back my earlier complaints, Mack Anthem first when I get this set.

Well garbage truck is interesting...

@LvdH, perhaps this video should (also) be in this topic

 

 

Edited by I_Igor

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I'll definitely be motorising that binwagon - the manual functions look rather laborious.

42039: "hey just give me an actual minute to lift up this engine cover"

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On 12/5/2017 at 1:43 AM, Leewan said:

 

42066 is Medium Blue :

42066-1.jpg?201611300919

 

42059 is Medium Azure :

42059-1.jpg?201611101158

42070 and 42074 are Dark Azure :

 

42070-1.jpg?20170703012642074-1.jpg?201710270718

 

Now here's 42077 :

42077-1.jpg?201712040938

 

On official pictures lighting can be deceitful, but 42077 really seems to be dark azure.

 

Sorry, felt I should leave the images in for comparison, but seeing them together, I would agree dark azure.  

Any idea when these last 4 sets get released. I know from past experience, you generally see smaller 1H sets just before Xmas, sometimes all, this was the case in 2015 and 2016 here in the US. We got jacked with the larger 1H sets last winter and had to wait until 2H releases. Just wondered if anybody had any info on it? 

Since coming out of dark ages in late 2004, I've never seen any 1H releases in November.  

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lego.com has them listed for dec 26th in my country, the usually show up in shops in the second week of january, although the big sets might take a while here, smaller shops have space for just one or two big technic sets, so they might have to move some 52 or 66 stock first

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Hey guys, anyone know why LEGO does this?

In Canada, the 42077 is selling for 139.99 and has 1005 pcs.

The 42076, on the other hand, sells for 109.99 and hs 1020 pcs.

They are both manual. Why is there such a big difference?

EDIT: I also have 1 more question. Why is the 42078 the only set not being released on Jan 1 2018 in Canada? Has anyone else seen such occurrences?

Edited by BrickbyBrickTechnic

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Hmm, I always thought from pictures that it'd be dark azure (and also the last blue sets, the 6x6 truck and the yacht, are dark azure too), but the video now makes me think about medium blue...

I don't mind either colour, as long as TLG chooses only one and sticks with it! :hmpf_bad:

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2 hours ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

Hey guys, anyone know why LEGO does this?

In Canada, the 42077 is selling for 139.99 and has 1005 pcs.

The 42076, on the other hand, sells for 109.99 and hs 1020 pcs.

They are both manual. Why is there such a big difference?

EDIT: I also have 1 more question. Why is the 42078 the only set not being released on Jan 1 2018 in Canada? Has anyone else seen such occurrences?

# of pieces is not only factor for price.  42077 is more expensive in other countries as well.

It is not uncommon for a H1 set not to be released in NA.

 

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3 hours ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

Hey guys, anyone know why LEGO does this?

Could be because of all sorts of tricky things like the parts count doesn't tell you anything about the type of part, how much material is involved, how much of the production machinery does that part tie up versus how many sets require that part, how many additional handling or processes steps are required or even how much design cost was involved

 

or it could be because of marketing and perception of relative value/size/interest.

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6 hours ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

Hey guys, anyone know why LEGO does this?

In Canada, the 42077 is selling for 139.99 and has 1005 pcs.

The 42076, on the other hand, sells for 109.99 and hs 1020 pcs.

They are both manual. Why is there such a big difference?

Well 42077 has differential, suspension parts, engine, more expensive wheels...probably there is a price difference for every type (and size and complexivety) of part, just compare prices of particular parts, last summer example 42070 was more expensive with less parts than 42069 :wink:

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8 hours ago, Migui94 said:

-video-

 

Yay, finally it is confirmed medium blue!! Or is it...?:wacko:

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7 minutes ago, vectormatic said:

all this colour confusion makes me want to rebuild one in red or black, keep it simple :)

ha - ha or black and light bluish gray :laugh:

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5 hours ago, I_Igor said:

Well 42077 has differential, suspension parts, engine, more expensive wheels...probably there is a price difference for every type (and size and complexivety) of part, just compare prices of particular parts, last summer example 42070 was more expensive with less parts than 42069 :wink:

I would say there is no probably about it :laugh: a wheel and tire has to cost more then two black pins. Also I suspect there is not much going on under the hovercraft deck.

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11 hours ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

Hey guys, anyone know why LEGO does this?

In Canada, the 42077 is selling for 139.99 and has 1005 pcs.

The 42076, on the other hand, sells for 109.99 and hs 1020 pcs.

They are both manual. Why is there such a big difference?

EDIT: I also have 1 more question. Why is the 42078 the only set not being released on Jan 1 2018 in Canada? Has anyone else seen such occurrences?

There isn't much of a correlation between price and piece count. However the correlation between price and weight is fairly strong. 

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8 minutes ago, Cardboy said:

 Also I suspect there is not much going on under the hovercraft deck.

Probably just gears for lowering / raising front deck...

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There is also a shaft connecting the wheels to the propeller fans, and a steering system. According to the description the fans will rotate when you push the hovercraft. There can be a differential, but I don't think it's likely.

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