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[Review] Let’s Build! #42081 Volvo Konzept-Radlader ZEUX

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Here is my Let's Build for the upcoming (08/2018) #42081 Volvo Konzept-Radlader ZEUX.
Enjoy! 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Bartybum said:

Nice review! Do you think you could send some photos of the pages with prototype builds?

Agree completely...it would be nice to see some building stages. The only complain is that you chose "music" that I do not like :wink: other things about video are good 👍

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2 hours ago, I_Igor said:

Agree completely...it would be nice to see some building stages. The only complain is that you chose "music" that I do not like :wink: other things about video are good 👍

Oh I didn’t even realise the music lmao. I was watching/listening to a TV doco so I had the volume turned off.

EDIT: Also I just realised that at 15:30 the elbow of the arm flexes. What’s up with that @myHeadz

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38 minutes ago, Bartybum said:

EDIT: Also I just realised that at 15:30 the elbow of the arm flexes. What’s up with that @myHeadz

The panels that hold the arm together were not added to the arm yet. I guess they play a bigger role than expected.

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5 hours ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

The panels that hold the arm together were not added to the arm yet. I guess they play a bigger role than expected.

Right. At Step 238 the mechanism was not yet finished. Problem solved when the model was completed. 😉

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6 hours ago, Bartybum said:

Oh I didn’t even realise the music lmao. I was watching/listening to a TV doco so I had the volume turned off.

I have realized that "sound is on" on my phone to late...later I wanted to hear what reviewer has to say...

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11 hours ago, Bartybum said:

Nice review! Do you think you could send some photos of the pages with prototype builds?

I have just added the pictures to the blog post. Enjoy!

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I MUST get that yellow bucket!!

Nice review! I don’t think I will pick this one up, but cool nonetheless. I want to se someone make it RC!

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9 hours ago, Bartybum said:

Oh my god the prototype excavator builds are so amazing. Why Lego whyyyy :cry3:

Probably on vertical caterpillars orientation stability is not satisfying; but it is just my opinion 🤔

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12 hours ago, myHeadz said:

I have just added the pictures to the blog post. Enjoy!

Thank you for the images of those prototypes, where did you find those? Cool that they were included in the manual, I would like to see that for all Technic models. There are some interesting looking concepts in the line-up, I really like the quad track excavators:

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Edited by Cumulonimbus

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These pics really make me wish Lego would give designers free reins with specialised parts, especially for smaller sets. Some great looking builds can come from using them. It’s so tiring getting almost nothing but liftarms and panels.

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Those prototype pics are beyond incredible! What a great feature for the manual. :thumbup:

@Cumulonimbus, it would indeed be superb to see this sort of thing in regular Technic again. Sets like 8446 had concept drawings and schematics in between sections of the instructions. Manuals are a bit too plain these days: build it, here's a quick rundown of the functions, done. It'd feel more immersive and creative if TLG went that extra mile.

Edited by Maaboo35

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6 hours ago, JonathanM said:

No, there are three.

I see now, I thought two on bottom. Either way there was one in the bucket tilt as I thought.

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That pneumatic thing would have been really cool as a set. What makes it cool to me is that it seems to be really bare-bones and to-the-point with no fuss, which is what Technic should be like IMO. This seems to be the version before the designer added 400 parts for "better looks".

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52 minutes ago, Erik Leppen said:

That pneumatic thing would have been really cool as a set. What makes it cool to me is that it seems to be really bare-bones and to-the-point with no fuss, which is what Technic should be like IMO. This seems to be the version before the designer added 400 parts for "better looks".

It's very lean and functional, but operator comfort isn't exactly an issue here. :laugh:

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4 hours ago, Erik Leppen said:

That pneumatic thing would have been really cool as a set. What makes it cool to me is that it seems to be really bare-bones and to-the-point with no fuss, which is what Technic should be like IMO. This seems to be the version before the designer added 400 parts for "better looks".

Bloody right, hey. This and 42080 have so much fluff.

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