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  1. The argument here is about the use of their trademarked name - they can't just wander around and kill other people's IP which reside in a shape/design that isn't theirs.
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    Darth Vader's SelfDriving WheelChair

    very clever - simple implementation with the arms i haven't seen before in a lego wheel chair, and it's a great looking result. Put it on a treadmill and the kids would love it at the LUG shows.
  3. They're all pretty much the same - even the rotator is a small mod to a standard truck. Dennis has a heap of great examples. This one has forks and a straight lift boom (it doesn't rotate). They are common in single, dual or triple rear axle variants. There are even some crazy variants :) or dinky little ones like this
  4. A heavy recovery tow truck is a crane in its own right, often with similar load capacities to a smaller mobile crane, but generally a smaller operating radius. There are also two types - the fixed boom and the rotators like this one. Either way, the general idea for a tow is not to lift the thing off the ground but to either raise the steer tyres off the ground to make manoeuvring the thing easier or merely to add enough weight to the tow vehicle that it can tug the load along without spinning its own tyres.
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    and also great to see the granny coffin addition as well. Great effort on the car and the presentation of it.
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    [MOC] McLaren 720S

    Your instructions look great Charbel. Always appreciated when designers make the effort to share their work. Really enjoyed your 919 and this looks just as great to build.
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    Power Functions

    You might want to think about whether you want to buy power functions (which is the old and probably obsolete) set of electrical power components, or start with the new Powered Up, Boost etc set of electrical bits. Newer stuff a bit more expensive but can use your phone to control and has a future. Older stuff - lots around, need dedicated controller or third party parts like sbrick/buwizz for alternatives, but lots of existing models to give you ideas and possibly cheaper for the moment.
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    Pneumatic Hose Labels

    alternatively use colour - blue for feed lines, black for extend and grey for retract for example. I regularly use clear, red, yellow, blue, black and grey hose for this purpose. Aftermarket silicone hose is cheap and comes in a big range of colours. Otherwise you could use numbered tiles to track them and for building, there's always the folded tape with written label on it until you're ready to plug it into the final spigot.
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    Mack Granite 6x4 dump truck

    looks spot on - congratulations ona tidy scale model.
  10. Sorry but quite false. Plenty of tasks around here require these MC operators to reverse into loading ramps or be able to turn around by reversing the set into a perpendicular street. These guys also happily pick up a third trailer by reversing a loose (ie not B-double) trailer pair up to it with the lateral accuracy of 200mm required to pickup to tow pin. So yes, they really do reverse, and there are plenty of examples on youtube (eg "Reversing 3 trailer road train") of Australian drivers doing so, including around corners as well as straight reverses.No one says it's easy, but there's a reason we have graduated licensing schemes and you can't get to an Multi Combination license until you've held a single trailer (Heavy Combination) license for 2 years and a rigid (HR) on top of that for another year. There are some fun videos with drone footage showing guys reversing quads (4 trailers), although these have combinations of rigid trailer connections - ie no dolly. The loose trailers also wander around, especially without active steering dolly's, going forwards and is the reason that none of these trains is allowed into major centres and most have to drop the third and/ fourth trailer before entering regional centres as well, meaning there isn't a great deal of demand for long reversing, except to pick up trailers.
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    [WIP] Lego Super Car

    Beginning to look really good. Nothing quite like building your skills at the same time too :)
  12. Put in a splitter as well as a range select and you'll get a 16 speed gearbox just perfect for any large truck like Jaap's or 2legoornot2lego's. Effectively a pair of two speed gearboxes paired with a 4 speed is how a standard (eg 18 speed eaton fuller) is made. Do it with a 3 speed main gearbox and you lead to a 13/15 speed depending on how you arrange a crawler gear. With this compact a size, it should even be implementatable and be a huge step up in realism.
  13. wow - that model will look fabulous with those sweet rims :)
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    Storage and Sorting LEGO

    pay kids to do it or offer a portion (10% for example) to anyone willing to sort huge piles. otherwise divide and conquer - bricks, plates, specials, technic etc, then come back to each and bricks, plates into 1x, 2x, 4x etc and so on.
  15. It's a model in plastic - very few of even the lego factory models are capable of lifting the crane. Treat them as a visual aid only - they won't be of significant value in supporting the weight of the vehicle.