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  1. DaFokka

    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    Promobricks has images of the H2 sets. https://www.promobricks.de/lego-technic-sommer-2020-bilder/102934/ I'm not sure of the Volvo Articulated Hauler. €250 for a just three functions seems a little steep. EDIT: Took out the images themselves because they were too large.
  2. My girlfriend gave me the 4260 Road Work Crew for the holidays (you can see her present in the back of the pictures). I thought it'd be fun to have a go at building a C-Model. I grew up in a rural community and combine harvesters were a common sight in my youth. Without further ado, this is the result: The model has the following functionality: The mower drives the conveyor The conveyor almost reaches the hopper The hopper can be disconnected Rear-wheel steering The model is more fragile than I would have liked but this is the best I could manage with the limited part selection. The colours, stickers and the anniversary brick work out quite nicely. Some more pictures can be found in the Instagram post.
  3. DaFokka

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    I have finished building this behemoth and here are some thoughts: The build can get a bit repetitive. This is the first time I have ever wished for a non-seniorized (the forum replaces the term I wanted to use with '<insert that tiresome argument>' ) piece. I am sure your fingers will do the same after sliding 300+ white round bricks on technic axles. The pacing of the build is great though. The coaster is divided in two sections which take roughly the same time to build. Each section starts out by laying out the floor plan. Then the supporting frame is built. Fitting the roller coaster pieces is very satisfying. Inbetween there are some awesome mini-builds to break up the monotony. The stalls and the cotton candy car (in the Netherlands they are called suikerspinnen or sugar spiders) are nice but my favourite is the COASTER logo, which just is a work of art in itself. The finished model is just huge. Make sure you actually have room to display it. It genuinely is a marvelous display piece and people of all ages will love to play with it (at least all my employees did). The main attraction () of the model is its functionality. The roller coaster performs splendidly. The chain lift, the pusher wheels at the top, the siding, the station brake and the pusher wheel at the station all work together very well. The station pusher wheel has a limiting mechanism so you can't turn it the wrong way. My only criticism is that the main drive should have a similar system. if you add a PF M motor, you can put the roller coaster in a continuous loop, which works equally well. In what must have been over 200 rounds, the train has not gotten stuck once. Of course, you have to be vary careful to make sure everything is connected properly but once it is, it tends to stay put. The coaster comes with two three-car trains. It is also possible to join them together to form a six car train, but some minor modifications are needed. The wheels on the top tend to conflict which each other. This is easily solved by removing the first and the third pusher wheel. The six car train is a bit slower and more stable, but it won't fit in the station. I guess it all comes down to preference. Unless you want to build bigger coasters (and why wouldn't you), this is a poor parts pack. There are 200+ chain links, 300+ white round bricks and 150+ green 2x2 jumper plates but there must be cheaper ways to get them than a €350 set.
  4. DaFokka

    2018 Friends Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I don't know why they added the arrows, but they are oriented the wrong way. If the prop would rotate clockwise, the plane would move backward.
  5. DaFokka

    2018 Lego Trains

    It looks like 8 red train windows are included, as well as 6 big train wheels in black EDIT: Looks like I'm wrong on both counts. The windows are not of the classic train type. And there are 4 big train wheels with a flange and 2 big ones without a flange. Still, it looks like a great loc!
  6. DaFokka

    2018 Lego Trains

    It looks trans black to me on the images released on brickset (you can find them earlier in this thread).
  7. DaFokka

    2018 Lego Trains

    Pics of both sets are available at Brickset. This is the freight train:
  8. DaFokka

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    I just managed to place an order (I am in the Netherlands). It is not showing up in my order list though and I haven't received a confirmation e-mail. Fingers crossed!
  9. DaFokka

    [GBC] Upslide

    That's a nice GBC. Kudo's on the video! I think it's great you didn't put in your own music - the balls have a rhythm of their own.
  10. Did you consider moving the driving wheels to the sides of the track? That way you could lower the center of gravity considerably, which should lessen the wobbling by quite a bit. It might also help with the steering.
  11. DaFokka

    2018 Lego Trains

    What if the bright colours are for the young child and the Bluetooth is for us? A man can dream, no?
  12. DaFokka

    2018 Lego Trains

    Actually, I think the Duplo train is the most exciting innovation. I suppose those 'smart bricks' contain some kind of RFID chip. If that is the case, it would be possible to build stuff like block signals or switches based on the train content.
  13. Great review, I subscribed!
  14. DaFokka

    42078 - Mack Anthem

    I ordered one from A-Tembo in the Netherlands yesterday, got delivered today. At €143 (plus €5 shipping) it was a pretty good deal too.
  15. DaFokka

    [MOC] Dual-voltage (9V-12V) GySEV Vectron locomotive

    When I read the title I did not expect this to be an actual dual voltage loc ;). Great work!