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  1. valenciaeric

    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    That there are no B models on big sets is not a deal breaker for me as much as the fact that these sets are rehashes of very similar sets released onlly a couple of years ago. The combination of those two aspects plus the inherent limitations of the new power functions standard means there is less and less creativity used and offered. The use of big moulded parts on stuff like the cement mixer takes Lego technic one step closer to Playmobil. The Sian is a worthy addition and I will likely get one when it goes 40-50% off RRP but my wallet is staying in my pocket for all the other sets.
  2. valenciaeric

    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    Not doing it for me. If you own the Chiron then you have the Sian. If you have 6x6 tow truck then you have the Volvo. The other 2 sets are OK but nothing to write home about. Give me a Claas tractor or 9397 logging truck over them any day. This was a missed opportunity to do a backhoe or something else we haven´t had for a longer while.
  3. valenciaeric

    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    Those are C models as they are all lazy remakes!
  4. valenciaeric

    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    So, in summary 2020 is the year of the license and the confirmed death of the B model. Good luck finding a set with no official license and a B Model.
  5. valenciaeric

    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    I was in very early with the hate for this set. It´s 42070 in yellow and that´s all she wrote. For me, this is the worst year for 1HY Technic in a long time and 2HY is not much better. The Lambo and Volvo are just reworkings of the Bugatti and 42070. The Osprey is Ok and the Ducati is good but 2015 and 2016 were vintage years in comparison.
  6. valenciaeric

    Control+ General Discussion

    I think they may have given priority to Boost and a few other side applications like the SW Droid and Batmobile and forgot the core values of Technic and Lego in general. Another glaring omission in this day and age is no rechargeable battery pack. Not very ecological as some users will buy one use alkaline batteries as they are so cheap. When Powered Up was first unveiled, all these limitations were discusses in the community yet 2 years later, little to nothing has been done and likely never well. PF was getting long in the tooth and had the basic I/R limitation as well as the difficulty in integrating motors and battery boxes due to the lack of connection points but it seems that we lost a lot of the flexibility and simplicity that system had.
  7. valenciaeric

    Control+ General Discussion

    I wouldn´t call PU flexible as it has more limitations in terms of what you can use it for and the number of motors that can be connected to one hub. I am pretty sure RC cars are not using bluetooth or any so complicated yet you get more power and can have proportional steering and acceleration. For me it´s an own goal by Lego that we will be stuck with for another ten or more years and goes totally against the product philosphy of building what you want.
  8. valenciaeric

    Control+ General Discussion

    Exactly, 2 years down the line, PU still seems over-complicated and over-priced for the nominal benefits in brings and all the inherent and unwanted limitations. Do I need to have a degree in programming or electrical engineering just to be able to connect 3 or 4 motors to my own designs? Do we really need so many different iterations of battery boxes and motors? I also have to provide my own controller via a smartphone and depend on an app that may or may not exist or be compatible in a few years. All that just to get bluetooth connectivity.
  9. valenciaeric

    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    I hope for but don´t expect a B model. It could even be 2 ceiling fans but for the love of god do something Lego!
  10. valenciaeric

    42115 - Lamborghini Sian FKP 37

    3pm CET on Thursdays is a favourite time for press releases. You´ll get sucked in by a free promo or a discount at some point down the line!!!!
  11. valenciaeric

    42115 - Lamborghini Sian FKP 37

    Nice model but if you have the Chiron then you have 95% of this already. Main changes are the better doors and front suspension and a couple of new panels. Of course TLG know that people who have the 911 and Chiron will buy this anyway but i would say it´s less of a step forward mechanically than the Chiron was from the 911 and we need to wait for reviews to see of the execution is better e.g. less friction, no sagging suspension.
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    42115 - Lamborghini Sian FKP 37

    Perhaps the difference is these are actual pictures of the real box and not watermarked catalogue pictures. If Lego have made the set available to people other than reviewers who are embargoed till 1st June, then it is fair game to publish pics of the set.
  13. valenciaeric

    42108 Roll-off Truck

    Better than the A model and better than all the 2020 official sets revealed so far, in my opinion.
  14. valenciaeric

    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    So maybe they just kept last year´s exhibition lots in storage and brought them out again.
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    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    Was the booth the same surface area as an Ikea coffee table? Seems like they didn´t take the NY fair very seriously in terms of showing any new products. Maybe they had a hand luggage only allowance.