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  1. Nice review! The set looks good, better than I expected, but it is just seriously overpriced! Comparing it with the Liebherr R9800; It has about the same amount of parts, same price, but the Liebherr has 1x Powered Up Hub and 3! motors more. So unless the Liebherr R 9800 got a 10+ out of 10 for "value for money" this set should get a 5!
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    The shunter version has only 1 pantograph and a big metal 'plate' at the front: Lego's version of the Ce 6/8 Crocodile is just a Frankenstein mix-up version of the II and III. The nose sections are from the III. Compared with the II the III has no jackshaft, no grills at the front. It does have ladders at the front unlike the II and the engine 'covers are different). The middle section is more likely the II. The Lego version has 2 doors with handles on the side, the III has only 1 door with handles on 1 side. Besides the differences between the II and the III, The sides of the cabin (both II and III) are not symmetrical (doors and center window) and the Lego version is?
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    MODded 10277 Crocodile Locomotion

    Indeed, the Lego version is a SBB Ce 6/8 III and the picture you posted is of a SBB Ce 6/8 II. @Drik1313, Lego also made a mistake that is easy to fix. In the central section the center window above the "10277" name tag should only be on 1 side, not both. And if you want to fix it properly then on the side where there is no window the name tag should be raised up to where the window used to be.
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    I know that. Watch the video! from 1:04 to 1:08 the train is driving and the front section bounces up and down; most of the time the blind wheels do NOT touch the rails.
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Watching the video on the Lego 10277 crocodile locomotive product page shows that the blind wheels are floating above the rails
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    [TC18] McLaren F1

    Looks good so far. Btw you are not building a McLaren F1 LM but a McLaren F1 GTR longtail
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    The Robot Solving Maze

    Cool robot! I have a question, at 1:00 minute in the video your robot marks the entry square as forbidden, why? It has a forbidden block next to it, but only 1 wall (not 2). Because of that it also marks the next 2 blocks as forbidden, but those two blocks including the entry block are part of the solution...
  8. I was looking for a good multi-output gearbox for my EV3 robot. So I was excited when I found this rotoshift gearbox. I tried to copy your rotoshift gearbox as closely as possible, but I couldn't see exactly how you build the gear/output changing device ( the thing that rotates in the middle). So first I tried to built something myself, but I couldn't build anything strong enough and at the same time also fit in the available space. So in the end I made the whole shifter 2 studs larger and fitted in a custom sturdy gear/function switcher. The major problem I have now is: The rotating mechanism frequently gets stuck. This happens when the 8t gear of the shifter doesn't interlock nicely with on of the 16t or 20t gears of (gear 1-4). Then either it needs to turn back and forth a bit to interlock nicely again, or you have to use force to get the mechanism to turn further. Neither methods are good solutions. So I am stuck again...
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    There were trains aimed at AFOL fans for many years too... Nothing lasts forever. If sales/profit go down, then it doesn't matter if it runs for 10, 20 or 50 years... Maybe they feel it is time for a change and they have something even better in store than a new modular building every year...
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    And how do you know it is a winning team? Do you access to sales info from the modular line? I doubt it, so how do you know it is successful? There are a lot of AFOL train fans and in my opinion the Emeral Night, Horizon Express etc.. were all a big success, but still there is no new expert train after the Horizon Express. And no, the holiday train doesn't count!
  11. Your Porsche looks awesome Charbel! It has a nice aggressive look. The colour schema is great especially with your custom stickers. I would build it myself, if I wasn't busy building my own LMP1 car. But for sure I will be taking your model as inspiration for my own.
  12. The seat of Charbel's model looks a bit like the one in set 42039, But to call it a mod (because of that) is indeed an insult. An insult to both Charel's creativity and the model. Charbel's model is awesome! and deserves a place in the Technic Hall of Fame.
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    [WIP] Floating Resort

    If you are indeed building this ship: Then shouldn't the blue sloped section at the back be longer? it sticks out a lot more
  14. Incredible car! Great that there are buildplans for it. I wanted to build it, so bougt the plans @ mocplans, but mocplans is horrible! There is no download available just a crappy Flash player powered building instructions viewer, which makes building anything a horrible experience. So sadly enough I give up on build this beautiful model.
  15. I have an "V" like shaped frame and I use hinges to create additional supports (for example at: A) between the two sections. Now I want to create additional supports like say near "B". Is there an easy way to do this? or do I just have to try until I find a spot where the "support section" fits. The 2 main sections are like 170 studs long and I want like at least 4 support-sections. yesterday after trying for like an hour, I finally found a spot where I could fit a support-section and these are just sections with hinges on one side. If there is no easier way, then the more difficult supports (3+ hing-sections) will take weeks . I also created a "support-section" yesterday which LDD didn't complain about, but when building the section with real LEGO bricks, several technic bricks started to bend under stress, why does LDD allow it when it isn't valid?