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  1. dhc6twinotter

    [MOC/WIP] Small 4-axle mobile crane

    Great looking model!
  2. The great thing about the new selector is that it acts a bit like a worm gear and locks the driving rings in place. It would be very hard, if not impossible, for it to be back driven. Plus, it's more compact and easier to incorporate into models. Win, win, win all around. This is the best new part in ages.
  3. The "W" engines that VW, Audi, Bentley, and Bugatti use have four cams and one crank. When looking at the block from one of the ends, it looks like a V. The two cylinder heads are really wide though. These "W" engines are basically designed around two VR engines mounted together (The VR engines are very narrow 15 degree V engines used in many older VW vehicles. Despite cylinders/pistons being in a V configuration, the VR engines only have one cylinder head). Bugatti did use "W18" engines that did have three banks of cylinders (three heads, three exhaust manifolds, three intakes, etc) in some of the '90s concept cars, but I don't think any made it to production.
  4. This is very nice! One of the best looking Technic long-nose trucks I've seen. This looks far better than the Lego one just released.
  5. If there is a new valve, I hope it's not as stiff as the current valves. This is pretty exciting though. I'm going to put my road grader on hold until we hear more about these valves.
  6. I guess I'm a bit late to the party, but I quite like the rally car! The Mack on the other hand, I don't like at all. Far too many system bricks mixed with the studless parts. I've never been a fan of this, and It looks terrible. I'll be passing on the Mack, but if the price of the rally car is right, it's a must buy.
  7. dhc6twinotter

    Favorite Technic Part

    Differential, particularly the older ones. There are some pretty awesome mechanical things that can be done with them!
  8. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    Personally, I think having to manually select functions on an RC set defies the whole purpose of having RC. Aside from the adventure bike, nothing in this year's Technic lineup appeals to me. I'm hoping for some new drivetrain parts in that tow truck though. It looks like I'll be focusing more on the Creator line this year.
  9. Happens to me on my iPhone/Safari as well.
  10. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    I'm not really a fan of the looks, including the colors, but I do like how the stabilizers are built. They use the new rack and rack holder part (or boom piece or telescoping piece or whatever it's called). The racks extend downward and swivel out at the same time. This how many real stabilizers work, and I don't know that I've ever seen this done in Lego before. I am curious how the drivetrain is built. This would appear to be quite a heavy model, and it will be interesting to see how Lego deals with motor placement, u-joint design, and hub design. Perhaps we will see some new drivetrain components in the set. Man I am really not a fan of the yellow rims, and they should really be black or red. Pretty scrappy looking crane arm too. The entire body looks like it's made from about five or six different pieces.
  11. dhc6twinotter

    Grader Volvo G940C

    Very nice grader! I've been building a grader off and on for three years or so, and they are a challenge to build. There is very little room for anything. i see you have 10 functions. How are you controlling them? Do you have a mix of PF and manual control? It's always nice to see a grader built.
  12. dhc6twinotter

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    BrickCon is over, and nothing was revealed.
  13. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    Most of those sets look a bit kiddish and functionless, but I do really like the BMW motorcycle, and the plane isn't bad. The plane does seem a bit dissproportional and would've benefited from a set of canards, but I am a sucker for aviation related sets, so it's always nice to see another.
  14. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    Yup, you're right, and I should've been more clear. Volvo group no longer produces motor graders and backhoes under the Volvo name, but do under the SDLG name. I would love to see a motor grader or another backhoe as an official set.
  15. dhc6twinotter

    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    Volvo no longer produced back-hoes or motor graders under the Volvo name, and I don't think we will see either from LEGO.