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[Building review video] 42126 Ford F-150 Raptor

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After the preview and the prototype demo video here is my full detailed building review of the LEGO Technic 42126 Ford F-150 Raptor. This is a nice build but has some flaws and questionable design choices as well, so the overall feeling is quite controversial. Here are all the details:

 

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Thanks for the nice review!

But I am not sure about how to get a 4WD into this size without losing the indipendent front suspension (upper pic). You need at least a 2 stud wider axle for this (lower pic).

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The four opening doors are pretty neat. Otherwise, it's a HARD pass.

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Really enjoyable review - with your delivery you could talk about paint drying and still make it sound compelling.

I wonder if there's room to rework the front suspension using the technique from the Grove crane.

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Very nice review. Although the set has nothing much to write home about IMO, your review is a joy to watch. 

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Well, I can forgive the sticker-made headlights unless they also accompanied some parts like in Defender, even non-transparent tail lights but these... As for me, they are the apotheosis of human laziness. Who ever decided to "build" them like that in a such scale?!

Even not being a fan of this scale sets (I love the MOCs in such scale, but the sets are always empty for me) and this one hadn't interested me at all, now I just have strong anticipation to it :sceptic:

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2 hours ago, Jundis said:

But I am not sure about how to get a 4WD into this size

If they finally would make new part - axle with that joint, like it was made allready, I think by @efferman, then everythng would fit.

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Well, that's one more empty shell…
No 4WD in an "off-road" vehicle is a shame imo… (Or it's a Baja Truck, but this doesn't look like.)
 

2 hours ago, Jundis said:

how to get a 4WD into this size without losing the indipendent front suspension

You can alway use a McPherson strut. But this requires a brick built wheel holder.

Other than that, thanks for the review, even if there's not a lot to review :hmpf:

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20 minutes ago, Jurss said:

axle with that joint

made by Cada. the cross is 2.5 studs

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3 hours ago, Jundis said:

Thanks for the nice review!

But I am not sure about how to get a 4WD into this size without losing the indipendent front suspension (upper pic). You need at least a 2 stud wider axle for this (lower pic).

I think it's possible with a floating differential setup, but it may require a different steering setup. 

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1 hour ago, Jurss said:

If they finally would make new part - axle with that joint

Or a part like this:

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8 minutes ago, Thirdwigg said:

I think it's possible with a floating differential setup, but it may require a different steering setup

There are other solutions like the one from the @suffocation mentioned, but not really and elegant one.

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1 minute ago, Jundis said:

There are other solutions like the one from the @suffocation mentioned, but not really and elegant one.

That would work too, but would require rerouting the engine power axle below the engine.

Thanks again for the review @kbalage. I appreciate your comparison to the other recent car sets.

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1 hour ago, Thirdwigg said:

I think it's possible with a floating differential setup, but it may require a different steering setup. 

Indeed, then you need to follow Pythagorean theorem to distance 3 studs from central axle line; link tread 6L but distance between holes us 5L which enables us to use 5L (5² = 25 = 4² + 3²).

I had this headache on my current project for months and as you can see in my topic but is not most elegant solution

Btw @kbalage nice and simple review. Really like the way you make short reviews with build modules and attach them together.

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6 hours ago, Jundis said:

There are other solutions like the one from the @suffocation mentioned, but not really and elegant one.

The way I would have expected Lego to do it would to build the axle two studs wider, and then gain it back by using new offset rims for those tires. Oh well...

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7 hours ago, 2GodBDGlory said:

and then gain it back by using new offset rims for those tires.

keep dreaming :)

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1 hour ago, Jurss said:

keep dreaming :)

Hmm I think for the 43.2 rims, there is not enough space to get an offset with these steering hubs.

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Thanks for the nice and detailed review!

The pricing is really irritating, as it looks like this set would be a great parts pack for someone wanting to expand their orange parts collection, but the pricing makes it hard to justify buying it as a parts pack.

As a set... well, the review probably said everything that needs to be said.

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Thanks for the review, I really enjoyed watching it. I agree with your conclusion: Defender over Raptor. We’ll see how the pricing will develop in Europe…

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25 minutes ago, GerritvdG said:

Thanks for the review, I really enjoyed watching it. I agree with your conclusion: Defender over Raptor. We’ll see how the pricing will develop in Europe…

According to lego.com/fi the RRP in my country will be 169,95€. What a megablocking joke.

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The model looks ok, but for a personal taste I don't like orange cars with black rims. Porsche, Corvette and now the Raptor: why Lego makes so many models orange with black rims?!

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I guess metallic silver as the F1 silver arrow is too expensive or easy to damage.

I've certainly damaged 42104's "chrome" exhausts while playing with it. It crashed under a chair and got nasty pinstripes on the paint.
So durability I guess?

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6 hours ago, GTS said:

I guess metallic silver as the F1 silver arrow is too expensive or easy to damage.

I've certainly damaged 42104's "chrome" exhausts while playing with it. It crashed under a chair and got nasty pinstripes on the paint.
So durability I guess?

If you are talking about the colour of the rims, I think light bluish grey works very well, like in many truck models. Or the metallic grey like in the Jeep Wrangler.

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On 8/12/2021 at 2:43 AM, Jundis said:

Hmm I think for the 43.2 rims, there is not enough space to get an offset with these steering hubs.

You're right, there is no way it would fit. I doubt Lego feels like reviving the old version with the integrated towballs for steering (2013-2015, or so), but I think it could be made to fit if the rim were thin enough. I bet we'll see an offset rim of this size someday, since we already have ones for all the other major rim sizes, but it probably won't fit any drive/steer hubs.

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