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  1. Question is if that would be in the same license terms. Does any one know if Lego for Mack used the Licence that they have from Volvo, or did they needed to buy a new one ?
  2. We did had it already, V8, 4gear box, AWD and 4 wheel steering = 8880 :) :) :)
  3. agrof, the examples you have posted are of user MOCs and they do not represent the idea which is behind the Designer at Lego. Not to say that both are just beauty! I think the reason why Lego has went so far in the use of panels in the recent years is the fact that the set they build needs to be strong, What I mean by it, take example of 8865 or 8880 vs 8448 vs 8070 vs 42039 - how strong is the "shell" been build ? When it comes to the chassis OK in all cases we have it quite strong and it does not bend, on the contrary the "shell" or body of the car is a different matter. Note that in the end those are toys and are targeting kids - so that they need to "survive" a hard pay :)
  4. I have taken a look at the Technicopedia in order to recall myself all the cars from the past and it is hard for me to classify it. Blakbird has done segregation by: Super Car / Race Car / Go Cars / Dune Buggies / 4x4 Now the 42077 in my opinion should go under the Race Cars category and there would need to face sets as: 8209, 8213, 8216, 8247, 8386, 8440, 8445, 8461, 8674, 8808, 8880(B), 42000, 42039, 42050 Then in reality we could compare it only to: 42000/39/50 due to the quite similar suspension, engine transition, functions - and how does it looks like ? I think the only one that is quite equal is the 42050 -but this one has 2 nice wheels at the back, V8 and small LA ... but is did not had suspension. So we look at the 42039, which I believe was the H1 flag, was it? What it does better then 42077? It looks to be bigger, has V8, LA for cover engine opening (which can be motorized by adding PF) - still it has the same suspension (well almost) which has seen ages of 8865 (in theoretical point of view nothing in LEGO has changed since) RWD and no more functions. Lets see yours (all of you) opinions now :)
  5. they are here: regards
  6. Have you noticed that model B of 42074 has Technic Pin 3L in Orange?
  7. I_Igor, have you seen that black picture of Mack? In the trailer it can be clearly seen the racks from Arocs, there are 2 of them.
  8. I see kind of dejavu.... 42075 = 8435 : as processor no AWD/4WD/4x4 in that scale and price - possibly no suspension at all 42077 = 8865 : rear drive, rear V4 engine, simple gearbox, the same suspension system (original goes back to 1988 if some do not recall) but with better body shell, new parts 42078 I really hope that the Mack will be up to tide with 8868, 9397 or even 8285 ( I have mentioned those sets due to similar body shape)
  9. Ivan_M, I think the problem is what Lego does not want to spend money on developing new parts until it is really necessary for a new model. This is been called "automation process" and it has two sides - good that you do not need to over invest , bad that you do not create new ... Recall that back in 2000s Lego has started to make a lot new, odd, rare parts, and their almost went on bankruptcy.. so they went in to the planning as we see now - 90% or the parts are been used in the current sets from year to year - this saves a lot money - note that we have the same type of suspension type which was first developed back in 1988 with the 8865... all the "super cars" have the same principal. The Ackerman steering correction? Last seen in 8462 back in 1998 ... now "reintroduced" in the 42069 ... etc etc...
  10. Will there be any in 2017 where either rumors or so can be know?
  11. Well October is a round number any way ... 10 so the corner in this stage can be long one... November on the other hand is 11 so sharp in some way (especially if we take the weather into the count) When is the fair ?
  12. Exactly, that is why I would like to see the Model Team ones.