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  1. Looking forward to seeing more of this. I remember similar challenges when I made my F1 car in Red Bull colours. Iirc at one point I had to adjust the rear suspension since it sagged a little too much under the weight of the car (1,7kg). Luckily had space for an easy fix: change a 3L liftarm to 4ish (2x4 L-liftarm). My suspension geometry was slightly different from yours and I think yours can handle more weight, which the bodywork, v12 and gearbox will probably need.
  2. I use this app with 1 of my MOCs with this hub and noticed similar issues trying to calibrate a medium lineair motor (# 88008, not the basic PUp M-motor, but the 6x4 studs on top which afaik can be used as a servo, unlike the basic M-motor). Until now I thought it was in the motor not working with the software, but perhaps it's something with the hub, since you have the same issue with a L-motor. I could test it later with Technic hub like you, but what I did notice with the M-motor is that it can do angles perfectly when I set the motor as "steppermotor" instead of as a "servo motor" in the brickcontroller 2 app settings. Once I set it as a servo it would turn further to the right than the left for example (similar to your video). Maybe it's a little bug in imurvai's great software or there's another issue which he simply can't fix due to Lego's stuff? So far I settled on using the "steppermotor" setting.
  3. Appie

    [TC20] 8862 Backhoe Grader - Finished

    As suggested before: the tractor tires from the Jeep for the front and Zetros for the rear not an option? I understand the Zetros would be a little hard at this time since it's just released, but was just wondering if you considered them at some point in the future. I personallly don't mind the old wheels, but I think those new ones would work pretty well on this model.
  4. Appie

    [TC20] 8862 Backhoe Grader - Finished

    How about this part? Combined with 2L LBG pin and LBG 1L liftarm as modern take on the old wheel? Model looks great, just wondering: you going to keep these wheels or swapping them later for modern ones?
  5. I like where this is going, nice work. The minifig is one of the coolest things I have seen in a while and the buggy is coming along great too. Perhaps this is already on your to-do list, but I'd love to see the minifig get an actual face. I am not sure which part is the current yellow parts in your digital build, but like your space logo being brick build (which is my preference as well instead of a sticker), I'd hope it is doable with parts as well for the face.
  6. Sorry, it isn't available and I am not making instructions for it.
  7. I remember Jeroen Ottens asking the car manufacturer for permission to label his MOC as <car brand X> and <car brand x> was like: nope. So ya, MOC designers own nothing. Some do give permission of course, some even give jobs to well known MOCers to build one (some ship scale models come to mind). Personally I once got a request on Flickr from some Chinese company (not sure which) if I wanted to make a set out of my Rolls-Royce Phantom. I declined.
  8. I could also start about how this topic almost completely turned into a "Sian delivery status update" thread instead of talking about the actual model itself if you want?
  9. Perhaps, but what is adequate? Lego is working in unknown territory at the moment due to Covid-19. Lego sales have been booming since Covid-19 hit. Any estimates they make have a high risk of being inadequate. Perhaps they upped their estimates and production for this set and there is more available at launch than the Chiron or the Porsche. We don't know and we will probably never know. Releasing a set until it's "adequate" in these times, could mean a half year delay before they release it. I doubt you'd want that. Another possibility is that Lambo wants the set out now and this is the the best Lego could do in production and distribution in this time frame with Covid-19, we don't know. Nope, I considered going to the Lego Store on June 1st, but thought it was closed due to a national holiday and apparently completely missed the boat as it was out of stock the next day. So I'll probably pick it up in august or something.
  10. Since you have spent about 3 posts about this now in the last few pages, let's see: 1. There's a worldwide pandemic. 2. There's a Lego factory closed in Mexico due to this pandemic. 3. Lego has to ship sets from their factories in Europe and Asia to provide at least some sets to the USA. 4. These factories in Asia and Europe are also bound by regulations to prevent Covid-19 from spreading. Even the parts that are automated (and luckily for you alot is at Lego), there is still a limit how much they can upscale production. 5. Actually shipping them is also bound by similar regulations in that logistics sector. Not to mention these are sets that usually don't take this route since the USA would usually get these sets from the factory in Mexico. So it's extra cargo they have to plan. 6. This is nothing like the Porsche that got pulled from production shortly after release due to the box messing up the instruction booklet. 7. There have been plenty of sets in the past, without Covid-19 that were out of stock on the first day it went up for sale. Many Ideas sets come to mind, but also some UCS sets (same ballpark as the Lambo). 8. I understand you're upset, but it isn't the end of the world. It isn't a limited edition, they haven't stopped production, they just can't meet demand right now. You can't give me any valid reason you need the set right now unless you intend to find the cure for Covid-19 with it. You want it right now yes, but you don't need it. To want something and having a tantrum about when you can't get it, is something a kid would do and not an adult.
  11. No you didn't. Instead you make assumptions about why the other person purchased 2 to fit with your view. You could also try to look at the bigger picture and not blame the guy that bought 2 or Lego (Wimmer), but actually deal with the fact that this situation is new for Lego as well with a closed factory in Mexico and having to ship sets to the USA from European and/or the Asian factory that would normally come from the factory in Mexico. Lego's options aren't infinite, especially in these times due to Covid-19. I'd urge you to take this advice:
  12. Think I remember that, was it build with the biscuits or the mockup with connectors? Or both? Don't think the size really matters in this case though, plenty of space in that 15x11 frame and 4 beams in height. Unless you got plans to add another function in that space? Also I mentioned the Pimp Up Chiron gearbox especially because I remember the later version(s) already having a center diff.
  13. Personally don't care for much from your list actually. PF motorisation for functions would be nice, for drive I couldn't care less to see a car go 2 km/h. Since Didumos pointed out it's a re-used Chiron gearbox, it's probably due for a more efficient version (copy-paste from the Pimped Up Chiron?) Which would also provide the center diff and a 8>1 gearblock. That's about the only stuff I'd like to see from what we know so far.