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  1. kolbjha

    Generic Contest Discussion

    I am now repeating an idea I posted almost three years ago in another topic. What about a universal set contest? The entry would have to be a universal set inventory and instructions for different models. Perhaps different classes; basic, pneumatic, PF, etc. A good entry in a competion like this, would include only common parts. In other words, anyone with a decent modern Technic collection should be able to replicate the models (perhaps not in the exact colors, but still...).
  2. I think most kids in the target age range will try it out in water. I can't imagine myself as a kid NOT playing with it in water.
  3. Thanks a lot for great reviews - as always! Especially I appreciate details and testing of the new diff and hull parts! The catamaran is a positive surprice indeed!
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    42108 - Mobile Crane

    Manually operated outriggers is one thing, to me totally manual slewing is even worse. On a mobile crane, IMO the core functions are related to operation of the crane itself, including slewing. I am aware of that all the "modern" mobile cranes (42009, 8053, 8421) have only manual slewing, but still... Slewing worked perfectly well on 8460, it shouldn't be to hard to implement in newer models. Perhaps LEGO believes that manual slewing gives better playability, easier to bring the boom to parked position etc.?
  5. They are even present on the inland glaciers of Greenland. Perhaps they are planning to make a clone series of the old Arctic Action theme...
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    Your Best Technic Bargains

    I find it for NOK 3472 at lekekassen.no, that is around £295. But it is a Norwegian online store, and I think they only deliver to Norwegian customers.
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    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    The piece count of 8053 is 1289 (according to BL), so perhaps something similar?
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    Technic 2H2019 Video Reviews

    Thanks a lot for the great review! I have already ordered the set, expecting it in a few days. My 8 year old son watched your review, and is really excited and inpatient to start building. Torque is perhaps not the biggest disappointment, the ground clearance is worse...
  9. Sad to hear that. Condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace Ingmar.
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Just ordered it from lekekassen.no (norwegian online toy store), NOK 1794 (around €180), including shipping.
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    Technic 2H2019 Video Reviews

    Thanks for your excellent review of 42098, as always! My son has never been so excited about a set before, especially when he saw that it was compatible with his Corvette.
  12. Ok, I actually got one: is PFx Brick allowed? I see that SBrick and BuWizz are allowed.
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    42098 - Car Transporter

    Except that 42070 have sticker with "TOW 067", of course fueling speculations about 42067.
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    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    I did some relative measurements on that picture, indicating a length of 8 studs.
  15. I regularly use my USB mobile monitor stand made of Technic parts, especially on work travels. In meetings, people are amused by the fact that LEGO can be used for "serious" purposes. Ok, it's not creative, it's ugly, simple and banal. But it's quite sturdy, adjustable, foldable, and it does its job. Folded: In use: Now to the reason I started this topic: I am curious about what others have come up with using LEGO for other purposes than playing/MOCing.
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    Reversing gearbox

    I don't know if it gives enough torque, but what about making a rocking mechanism, where a smaller rotating wheel/crank is rocking a bigger wheel (with rubber tyre?) using a link? Perhaps this also gives a more realistic rolling of your ship also?
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    James Watt's Steam Engine

    Fantastic! Not only does it look great, but comes with mechanical complexity, also demonstrating the Watt's linkage. The last sentence being a bit of an understatement, as this machine was the reason why James Watt came up with this linkage in the first place... Really a nice idea to reproduce one of the first machines around. A big plus that it actually works with vacuum!
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    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    100% agree. Even though I think it's nice to have the possibility to use a smartphone or similar for control, I prefer the more physical hands on controls. High on my wish list, is that LEGO release a modular system for making your own brick built control. How such a system should be easily configurable is another thing...
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    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    Many of the last years official Technic models is using a BB and PF motor, combined with a gearbox for selecting functions. How is this going to be solved with the new Control+ setup? Is it possible to use the hub without a BT device?
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    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    What can I say?! This all sound waaay more exciting than I expected!
  21. Thanks a lot for excellent reviews, as always!
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    Technic Silliest Builds?

    Excellent silly. Perhaps next contest should be renditions of Silly Walks...
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    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    8860 was released in 1980. I think it's safe to say that 8859 was the flagship in 1981.
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    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    You mean the set is in a dual mode, both the excavator and loader exists, until you open the box and see for your self which one it is? 😄