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  1. 42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    Hmm, we have a 4-speed gearbox on the chassis and two other switches on the superstructure with left-right switching. If the gearboxes are both bi-directional then there are not enough settings for all functions to be motorised - perhaps the outriggers are manual or rotation is.
  2. 42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    As no one has firm confirmation the second May set is Bugatti and Lego are making such a fuss about 1st June reveal, I am moving towards the idea that 16th May will be something completely different. It could be the Ninjago Dockyard, the next Ideas set or maybe even some complete surprise. No leaks of Bugatti yet would also support that it hasn´t reached brand stores.
  3. 42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Heuristics. And if it isn´t this one, it will be the following Thursday.
  4. 42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Next Thursday, 3pm CET.
  5. 42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Looks like it. The usual potato quality hype photo and we should get better ones before the end of the month.
  6. And also for the bargain clearance bin! Apart from the official licence I can´t see the justification in paying so much for so little in return - unless you missed the previous front loader and want that bucket.
  7. 42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    A joke. UCS Y Wing was accidentally revealed by a Polish brand store.
  8. 42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Some Polish Lego store has probably put them on the shelves by mistake....
  9. It will go lower than that. It´s perfectly normal for Lego to be 30-40% off RRP as Amazon price match national promos.
  10. Photos of all the other themes have surfaced so I hope so. Update, technic pics are only of 1hy models...... Awwww.
  11. That´s the least interesting 2HY set for me - it´s just the 42030 bucket and a random assortment of beams. Bring on the crane and Bugatti!
  12. Arocs was 200 euros in Germany and many other countries.
  13. My point is that Lego were testing the water with 42070 to reach a new price point for standard flagships. If they had done that with 42055, few would have complained due to the part count and weight. 42070 backfired but that won´t stop them trying the same with Ultimate sets as other large exclusive sets have no problem selling out if they are popular enough. If we go back in time, the Unimog was the first 200 euro set and the biggest at the time - now there are second tier models like 42069 and 42054 with more parts selling for less money. The Arocs might well be the last ever 200 euro flagship. In 7 or 8 years time, the Porsche may even seem cheap but they can´t raise prices overnight.
  14. It took a long time to get to the 800 euro price points with UCS sets. The previous 10179 Falcon didn´t sell well originally and was frequently discounted from its 500 euro price point. It´s clear that they are slowly incrementing the maximum price point and part count for technic models. 8 or 9 years ago the big flagships cost 150-180 euros and now we are pushing 270 with the 6x6. The ultimate series has gone from 300 to 370 in just 3 years of existence so they could well move to a 500 euro point in the future by incorporating more parts or PF. It won´t come overnight as buyers need to be prepared - look at those complaining about the 70 euro difference already or the price of 6x6.
  15. 42069 - C MODEL

    Top notch Hall of Fame candidate. This is why Lego is great and sets with too many custom or specific parts kill creativity.