mahjqa

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  1. Hate to be this guy, but: Source? Even with the currently "ecologically" produced parts, Lego has stressed that while the source of the material was less damaging to the environment, the material itself was 100% identical to what was previously used. Source
  2. I think the cockpit just flips up and down, and that the bottom has another one, like with these: https://toysfromthepast.blogspot.com/2016/11/748-hot-wheels-lionel-trains-inc-3.html (So the wheel on top of the cockpit we see now pushes everything to the top when it flips)
  3. Having seen similar competitions on youtube, we got inspired to do one of our own: Caution: this is 10+ minutes of bad maneuvering, dropped cargo, and unprofessional commentary. Hope you like it. Pictures of my team can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/28134808@N02/albums/72157720163007829 I've invited my co-conspirators to add their own pictures and videos to this thread, so watch this space if you'd like to know more.
  4. PU is bigger as well.
  5. They completely messed up the dimensions of that big elbow piece. It's completely useless.
  6. For an example why you'd need two winches, check this video at 27:00
  7. This is a lovely model of an uncommon type of truck. I really dig it!
  8. People put time and attention into instructions. Don't like to pay? Then don't buy them. Personally, most instructions I put online are free ( www.vayamenda.com ) because I don't really like the hassle of selling things online. The whole "Lego doesn't provide instructions for B models" is a separate discussion.
  9. The biggest limit is the available parts. As fun as it would be; designers can’t just use any part in any color. There’s an active parts palette, with parts that are currently used in sets. These can be used freely. If a designer wants to use additional parts in new colors, they are limited to a certain “budget” of new parts. These budgets can vary; licensed sets can have a bigger budget since the licensing party may insist on a certain color. So, unless marketing insists on a specific color, models typically rely on existing parts with a few new added if the budget allows. Which is also how the color palette evolves. If there was a big orange set last year, odds are good a new model will take advantage of these parts. That new model may only need a few new parts, instead of introducing a completely new color This also explains common colors like blue chairs; if you already have that part in that color, why produce a new one?
  10. Pretty much what is says on the tin: We don't often get snow, so when it hit this year I had to rush to make a model to roam around in it. The suspension only barely gets the job done, but I'm still pretty pleased with how it all turned out. Those new Jeep tires really sell the model.
  11. It's all very simple; Lego releases products that they think will make them money. "But Lego sets should be X!" Well, apparently they think Y is more profitable. (I'm not saying it's good or right, but that's how these decisions get made.)
  12. I just hope it works with cars scaled to the Senna and the Chevrolet.
  13. For me, there's three levels. I organise car races with my LUG, so I've developed a standard chassis that helps first timers join these races. For these kinds of models, I use only the most common parts. Meaning: they can't be old or out of production, but they can't be too new or rare either. (Edit: I am well aware that PF is out of production by now.) example: Then, there are models that use new and shiny parts, but that are still buildable with some bricklinking. I try to put at least an LDD file online for these, as they are intended to be built by other AFOLs: (Check www.vayamenda.com for more of these) And then there's the models that are just for me, where I will use anything and everything I can get my hands on: I don't really expect anyone to replicate this.