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  1. Immo

    [MOC] Skoda 110R

    I don't want to use the word "flawless" in vain. But here it's justified. It's flawless. 2019 Mustang level of awesomeness.
  2. Just received my 75243 20th Anniversary Slave I. It took me 19 years to get a Lego Slave I and that thing was a kind of my equivalent of Gen-X'ers "Rocket Firing Boba Fett" - a promised toy that never arrived, symbolizing all false promises given to kids Anyway, I'm super hyped, but I decided to unbox it only after I'll get a new contract and the set wouldn't have to be my safety deposit.
  3. Immo

    Lego Motorized vs Manual

    More and more I'm in favor of manual-powered functions. 1st of all, a motorized function like opening doors or lifting a boom or whatever like this seems like a wasteful effort. Those functions can easily be hand-powered. Winch or something else that is quite tedious to operate may be motorized, though. 2nd of all, motorization takes room. A lot of it. And I'm in favor of small builds, 40 studs long stuff. 3rd of all, manually-operated functions frequently require less fuss. You can create some functions that are basically operated as a switch; if you power them, they still require flipping a switch, just elsewhere. Seems redundant.
  4. I'd argue that front steering would make it behave even more like a car. It needs rear steering to feel boatlike and there's no space for this. Having that said, if I was designing such a set, I'd give it two front wheels to power the motor which would be a V4 or V6 with pin-sized cylinders (like 2019's Corvette set's engine) and rear steering.
  5. The C-Model of notorious 42039 24 Hour Race Car. Just like Bootleg Belle, the idea here was to build an oversized desert truck. While Belle goes with hot rod styling, Dream is a pickup truck that someone carved up to extreme extent, installed an oversized and boosted V8 in the back, topped it with preposterous wing and thus fashioned a beast to dominate any desert. It looks angry and ridiculous, because that's how I felt while building it - my girlfriend was reading a particularly bad - yet published by a renowned publishing house! - novel aloud while I was building Features: ► V8 engine with moving pistons and twin "procharger" pulleys, ribbed hose headers and two exhausts, connected to rigid transmission with differential ► radiator with cap & hood intercooler intake ► individual front wishbone suspension & rear live Hotchkiss drive (dragged axle) with integrated bumper ► steering connected to HOG ► opening doors ► cockpit with a (non-functioning) steering wheel, dashboard and seats ► oversized rear wing, rear view mirrors, front lights, reverse lights and stop lights, two side fuel tanks with caps
  6. Immo

    42093 Corvette ZR-1

    It's an old MOCcer trick and it makes total sense at that scale. I'm for one happy that finally we have a licensed model shorter than 40 studs. It'll be affordable. And it's done pretty well for that scale.
  7. Immo

    MOC (RC) Muscle Ripsaw

    OK, that's officially my favorite application of a threaded chassis ever. Awesome model!
  8. Immo

    42093 Corvette ZR-1

    Well, when I bought large sets - 42000 or 42039 - I did it with the intention of building way smaller C-Models. More "tightly packed", but still around 40 studs long. It worked in both cases. OK, they are too big to make a U-Tuirn on my table, but they can make a 180 turn in three moves, so it's fine
  9. Immo

    42093 Corvette ZR-1

    I love this set, it's neat, it's around my fav scale and it's got great pieces. Will get at least one, but probably two or even three. I'm glad they did a licensed car in that scale, honestly I do not care for 60-70 studs long cars that weigh a ton and are unwieldy. There's much more fun in cramming many functions into a small, ~35 stud long model. If it can't make a u-turn on my dinner table, it's too big
  10. Got myself the Mustang last week and, just like most people, I'll be ordering 4 dark green 2x1 tiles and two black connectors to remove the white streak from the side. Don't like the stickers (aside from the obligatory grille Pony) and in my set they were cut askew, which was triggering me so much. The only flaw (which I can't seem to find a way to cope with anyway) I see is the lack of the side louvers which all the 1st gen Fastback Mustangs had. Other than that, it's a great mode, one of the coolest ones in the line. Love how easily it can be turned into a Coupe, Convertible or upgraded to Shelby spec. Unfortunately, that's about it for me when it comes to 2018 Speed Champions sets. Not a fan of non-American cars, though I must admit the lime green 911 looks neat.
  11. They are also sometimes (not in those cases) used to keep the axles from slipping. I used them to keep the 4L With Stop used as a front wheel axle from slipping and getting "loose". I honestly though, during the build process, that those two in 42069 will also be used as a slip-preventive measure.
  12. Immo

    Nerdtron: Defender of the 80's

    This is beyond awesome. Love all the details. Great job!
  13. Immo

    Lego and Depression

    To me, it helps. It's one of those things that give me joy. I'm not thinking about problems of life that much, I'm thinking about problems of designing and executing a build. And when a build is done, it usually gives my a lot of satisfaction - and it's the only accomplishment I have that gives me that feeling.
  14. Roadkill is where I get 90% of my enthusiasm and knowledge about cars and modifications. And inspiration for building Lego cars and overcoming technical issues. I love those guys for their authentic passion for everything they do, they are so natural compared to all the staged 'reality TV' about cars you see everywhere.
  15. 35-40 studs long and 17 studs high is a "small" MOC? Guess I'm a minimalist I'm a kind of guy who loves that size of models. Above 40 studs I get this feeling that 'all could be fitted' and it presents way less challenge. Like my favorite build, the Hob Rod (37 studs long, ~11 studs high). Has supercharger, steering (steering wheel + hog), opening suicide doors and tailgate and some other small feats: Having that said, I'd go with a hot rod, of course. A proper rod has several advantages for a thing to be displayed, but crammed in a tight space: simple (yet sometimes demanding) bodywork, exposed engine that shows off functions, the overall 'flatness' of a chopped kustom car and the feeling it's gonna smoke tires any second now But then again, you don't have to heed my suggestion, I'm a hot rod guy, half of my MOCs and C-Models are hot rods