Ngoc Nguyen

42141 - McLaren Formula 1™ Race Car

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42 minutes ago, LvdH said:

It looks like the 3x5 dog bone frames will also be coming in black:

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Where did you get this from

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1 minute ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

Where did you get this from

Just check news sites like stonewars.de. They always post the full set of promotional pictures.

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Here's my  preview about the set using the official photos and videos. As a surprising detail from the press release (also available at McLaren), the set supposed to have a differential lock but I could not find any traces of it. Maybe your eyes are better :)   

 

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I am sorry but having looked on the LEGO website I wont be buying this. Its crude and unrealistic for £159.

Yet previously, I couldn't wait to order it

Edited by williamyzfr1

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So what are we paying 180 bucks for (again)?? The McLaren license? It´s a big model and obviously supposed to be a display set. IMO it absolutely doesn´t do justice to the expectations of any type of client. It hurts me in the megablox when I watch this video about their great racing history:

 

 

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25 minutes ago, brunojj1 said:

So what are we paying 180 bucks for (again)?? The McLaren license? It´s a big model and obviously supposed to be a display set. IMO it absolutely doesn´t do justice to the expectations of any type of client. It hurts me in the megablox when I watch this video about their great racing history:

 

 

Your right - Its not right.

 

Waste of money if you buy it.

 

4 Unrealistic wheels and a twig body.

Edited by williamyzfr1

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18 minutes ago, Ngoc Nguyen said:

Where did you get this from

It’s a screenshot from RacingBrick’s video.

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Uh this is a sore disappointment. The paneling around the side pods are a complete letdown… come on Lego!

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As a fan of orange, I like a lot of the new parts that are coming in orange. Also the little 1x2 panel looks like a useful part.

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I can't keep up with all the new structural parts. A new frame again :pir-sweet:

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I love how there's a metric ton of new cosmetic parts in this thing and yet the bodywork uses the ugliest techniques possible in some areas.

It boggles the mind.

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A question to all those disappointed by this model but what did you expect from a Technic mode at this scale and price point? I can’t see there being any space in the model for a gearbox especially with the amount of gears they have.

it looks like an F1 car, it has suspension, a fake engine and steering. What are people missing ?

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There seams to be a new frame.

If I did count correctly, it might be a 3x21 with at every 7 hole an extra beam for support.

 

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#Confused :look:

 

Edit: why is there so much space between my lines ( and how to remove it )?

Edited by jovel

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2 minutes ago, jovel said:

There seams to be a new frame.

If I did count correctly, it might be a 3x21 with at every 7 hole an extra beam for support.

 

OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

X             X              X                  X

OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

 

#Confused :look:

It sounds like a very good piece for bracing larger gearboxes!

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18 minutes ago, Seasider said:

A question to all those disappointed by this model but what did you expect from a Technic mode at this scale and price point? I can’t see there being any space in the model for a gearbox especially with the amount of gears they have.

it looks like an F1 car, it has suspension, a fake engine and steering. What are people missing ?

Which scale is that? ~ 1 : 8,3 (based on the length), ~ 1 : 7,4 (based on width/height) or ~ 1 : 8,8 (based on tire size), 'cause I am confused which scale this car is... Or am i missing something because all I see are huge gaps in the bodywork :wink:

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16 minutes ago, Seasider said:

A question to all those disappointed by this model but what did you expect from a Technic mode at this scale and price point? I can’t see there being any space in the model for a gearbox especially with the amount of gears they have.

it looks like an F1 car, it has suspension, a fake engine and steering. What are people missing ?

What about 

opening Hood (the air damped cylinders of prevoius models were awesome), adjustable rear spoiler via linkage mechanism, wheel wings which turnes with the steering (like the real model), a gearbox (I am sure it is possible to fit something in), a diff lock

or anything else which the prevoius three big F1 cars not have done (even better at some points) 

Its just dissapointing that its a pure display model again without any mechanical advantages. 

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As expected, a good-ish looking set with suspension, steering and a fake engine. I do hope people expecting a gearbox and other fancy features will realize now that it's simply not the target model/scale for such features and not to expect them again in the next year's 1300-1500 pcs 180€ model.

Having said that I am excited about the recolors and the new frames and panels. I think the new smaller frames will be perfect for gearbox designs and as chassis/frames supports. I also belive they were originally designed for the crawler crane's structural support, so I would expect lots of them in yellow soon.

Edited by Zerobricks

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2 minutes ago, Zerobricks said:

 

Having said that I am excited about the recolors and the new frames and panels. I think the new smaller frames will be perfect for gearbox designs and as chassis/frames supports. I also belive they were originally designed for the crawler crane's structural support, so I would expect lots of them in yellow soon.

My thoughts too, and I really Iike introducing small panel extension part 1 x 2

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49 minutes ago, Seasider said:

A question to all those disappointed by this model but what did you expect from a Technic mode at this scale and price point? I can’t see there being any space in the model for a gearbox especially with the amount of gears they have.

it looks like an F1 car, it has suspension, a fake engine and steering. What are people missing ?

I agree. I'm excited about the new parts and the colors. It's faithful to the 2022 F1 cars generally, and the McLaren specifically. It fits my expectations perfectly. 

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Man, that side view is killing me ( In rest, for a no F1 lover - the model is just OK. It's in the same range with 42125 and 42096 but even more expensive. An easy pass for me.

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3 minutes ago, Zerobricks said:

As expected, a good-ish looking set with suspension, steering and a fake engine. I do hope people expecting a gearbox and other fancy features will realize now that it's simply not the target model/scale for such features and not to expect them again in the next year's 1300-1500 pcs 180€ model.

I think what we would like to see is something between the ~1600 pcs 160€ Porsche 911 RSR and the ~2600 pcs 200€ Land Rover Defender, both from a piece count, price and functionality point of view. I don't think it's unfair to expect a licensed set around ~1600-1800 pcs that would have more interesting features than the very basic steering/suspension/fake engine setup. I don't want to see an 8 speed gearbox, but it'd be nice to see functions and not only new panels/parts added. Maybe TLG got too cautious because of the fiasco with the overcomplicated Defender gearbox? 

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14 minutes ago, Zerobricks said:

I do hope people expecting a gearbox and other fancy features will realize now that it's simply not the target model/scale for such features and not to expect them again in the next year's 1300-1500 pcs 180€ model.

Those good old days when even a B-model Formula 1 car had a (2-speed) gearbox... :cry_happy:

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