valenciaeric

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  1. valenciaeric

    42129 - 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros

    Rear axle assembly from 18:00 and centre diff at the beginning. It´s the same system as the supercar sequential gearbox using the orange piece to engage and disengage the lock.
  2. valenciaeric

    42129 - 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros

    I think that the medium motor drives the winch and locks the diff. Maybe there are 2 L motors working together to power the centre differential and a third for steering?
  3. valenciaeric

    42129 - 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros

    We don´t need candles, a bunsen will be better as the burns on this are going to be strong. At least the tow truck seems to have stayed the same.
  4. The problem is that the prices don´t downsize now it seems you MUST have an official licence for everything (tow truck the exception that confirms the rule). This is also due to the massive price tag they put on the sub standard control plus items - remember we lemmings have to provide the control device too!
  5. valenciaeric

    42129 - 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros

    Yes, it´s a 42070 EVO with proper suspension and new power functions but no crane. I am guessing it could have the gear shifter system from the Volvo 6x6 but yeah it´s pretty basic as they wanted to keep the weight down. Another set to wait for clearance sales to buy.
  6. Conclusion - German humour even goes over the head of Germans!
  7. Let´s take a look in 6 months and see if they have got any real reviews from people that actually did buy it. I am guessing sales will be even worse than for some of the sets from the Solo movie!
  8. Yes, for 35 euros you could almost expect it to contain a rechargeable battery. Of course they would make you buy the charger for extra but, FFS it´s more than a four time mark up on the PF battery box, yet bigger and bulkier looking and with the two output device limitation. The only modest improvement is that there are more pin holes with which to connect it to beams. I guess they want to help Bricklink parter outers start their pension plans as it is going to be way cheaper to buy sets on discount that no one wants (top gear car for instance) with powered up and control + parts and resell them separately or use the parts.
  9. Yeah, Lego are starting to make Apple products look like seriously good value for money,
  10. History has shown that the first set from a series (42056 in this case) or unique models with some USP such as short life, limited release or some rare parts or misprints do the best. The Bugatti and Lambo don´t fit in any of these categories and also cost much more than the 911. I´d say it will be worth less than 1000 euros but then again inflation has to be taken into account and we don´t know how many more supercars or indeed Lambos will be made in the future. 42056 is doing OK considering it was heavily discounted and there have been so many other 911 cars made. It had a shorter life than the Bugatti, though and Porsche has more mainstream interest.
  11. valenciaeric

    42129 - 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros

    Unimog part count with a supercar series price tends to suggest it will have quite a few motors and a smart hub.
  12. Yay, that means neither is likely to be RC. At worst 42126 might have some basic powered function but I doubt it.
  13. valenciaeric

    42126 - Ford F150 Raptor

    I doubt it will be another car. We already have both the Chiron and 911 extended plus the 488 and the Lambo and the Dom Charger so there is a point where sales cannibalise each other. Having said that, the next Creator car is yet another a white 911, so with TLG you just never can tell.
  14. It depends more on what price TLG offers retailers. We have seen RRP go up and up but not necessarily wholesale prices, that way they can offer what appear to be bigger discounts.
  15. valenciaeric

    Help Me Save Power Functions!

    They don´t compete with RC cars but just launched a copy of a classic RC buggy? The flagships get bigger, heavier and more expensive every year and they need more and more motors to power them because they are so feeble. The Liebherr is a great set but the same results were achieved for a third of the price with 8043 and 4 puny M motors.