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  1. Still a nice bike ... looking better. Maybe I will try to reverse engineer the basics of your bike, to compare it with my bikes. The wheelbase reminds me to a Moto Guzzi Le Mans 1, which is also incredibly low and long. Can you please explain the shifting mechanism a bit more? I suppose it's working with a rubber band, does it also contain a Lego clutch? Old(2L) or new(3L) type? Some photos would be nice.
  2. @degenerate, @Saberwing40k, @I_Igor Wow, that's a bunch of information! Thank you for so many details. The toy fairs are going to be interesting this year. I suppose there will be a new Supercar. Also with Porsche exclusive wheels?
  3. Hui, I was holding my breath after I posted my comment. I wasn't sure how you would understand my critics. Thanks for being polite with me. First of all: It's a nice bike! I think the long wheelbase is one of the characteristics of this bike, low and long. It's not realistic, but it shows the mechanics, so I would leave it like it is. Same with the carburetor, it looks gorgeous with the white brick, almost like a paper element. Keep the soul of the bike as it is. About the cardan element: I was struggling at the same place and was always missing a fitting part. So I was wondering how you solved the problem. And about legal or illegal connections: I really have no clue if a connection is okay or not. But I think in an official set, I would have announced your connections as being illegal. In an official set I want only good connections, double braced axles and a clever architecture. I a MOC, there can be more week connections, like single braced axles or panels held by only one pin. Therefore I want to have a better look or functions. But I don't want to bend or squeeze any pieces. To find an end: I still like your bike, so try to eliminate some errors or work out some details, but leave the main concept as it is.
  4. Nice bike and good detail solutions. But I also think, the wheelbase is a bit too long. The advantage of a two cylinder motor is it's compact dimensions, so you can move the swing more to the front for a better handling. Your creation is missing this advantage. And has only one (good looking) carburetor for two cylinders? l'm not the person who wants to judge illegal connections, but after you mentioned you don't want to use any, I think I found some ... - The cardan element is impossible to build legal. - I don't know if the usage of a rod for holding the rear light is legal, but it can be rotated at least. And you can see, that the small panels are bended, because of an illegal connection. - I don't see that the 4L axle at the cardan axle is used in a proper way. Same with the 5L as a kick stand. - The front light looks great, but isn't attached legal. You can see, it's pulling itself out of the upper connection. - I'm also not sure about the fixation of the small white side panels. - It looks unfinished in some places. You can find unused pins here and there and bad braced axles. I think Lego designers have to avoid that. But it's always nice to see Technic bikes. Thank you for your creation.
  5. I would like to see a more technical competion. Something like walking on two legs, step up specific steps or some industrial line, that can assemble an easy model. PF required, Mindstorms forbidden. Or something like a mechanical calculator, input for two numbers, show the result.
  6. Nice vehicle. I like the shape, but I don't like the front lights. Shouldn't a racing car have a front spoiler instead? Looks a bit cutted off ...
  7. Last night I tried to reverse engineer 42075. After a while one liftarm fell into the other, and I'm quite happy with the result. Nothing new, but the chassis is too wide. A solid set, good parts, imho. I think I found a part in a new color. I suppose we'll get 4 pieces of the T-Beam 3x3 in red.
  8. @dellock6 Thank you and please excuse not checking before posting.
  9. Thank you for these nice comments. 42036 - 1000V4 Custom Racer - 2015 After my coming out of my dark age, this set was my first motorbike. While I maybe could have handled the color scheme, the bike looks somewhat unfinished to me. So this one became my first MOD. I added more fairing parts, foot pegs, handlebars, front and rear brakes, four exhaust tubes not connected to the fairing (!) and modified the swing. I think, the heart piece of a motorbike is it's motor. That's why I always add a knob where I can rotate the motor and see it's movements. This was my first attempt to build a gearbox, to change between motor and rear wheel movement or only the motor. Here it's done by pushing and pulling the drive shaft on the right side. From this angle, 42036 doesn't look bully at all. I hope, you can enjoy the pictures.
  10. Uno's Car or His Fortressness I think some members already found out, that, two weeks after the entry stop, I'm done ... ... so this is the current state of my TC12 entry: But let's start at the beginning. This is my first time I'm entering an EB contest. I wanted to enter earlier, but neither my piece count nor my building abilities were good enough. I missed TC11, because I haven't had pneumatics at that time, and my TC12 idea turned out to be just bad. As Jim announced that the new contest will have a Wacky Wheels theme, it was absolutely clear to me, that I have to enter, while I loved the game at it's time. As it's a racing game with small carts, steered by animals, it was quite clear, that I will build something wacky in the size of 42048 Race Cart. And it should be a plane! Planed features: - full RC, 6 motors, 3 IR, normal BB - double front wheel drive by single L motor - rear wheel steering by servo - simple chassis, no suspension - wacky main function: Slipstream Avoidance Design, Main Blower Function - double Machine Gun, 10 shots - Bomb layer, 3 shots - Oil layer, 2 shots - double Turbo Booster - all by RC - 2x EMP Missiles - wacky, but fast look My first idea was to build something like this on wheels: But it turned out to be impossible for me to create the curves. So I came to a different layout, I will show you later. The chassis is done: As you can see, it's a simple chassis without suspension. While the length is only two studs longer than 42048, the wheelbase is somewhat different. You can see, that there will be a chain drive to the fake engines. From bottom. And top ... Hope you like it. Robert
  11. Long time after TC12 I finished mine. The Zebra Ant: While i don't have all parts in the correct color, I had to improvise sometimes. Maybe not my favorite building style, but really worth a build! Interesting angles an techniques. Thanks for sharing. And with different wheels ... the Skunk Ant. Thanks a lot for these great FREE instructions.
  12. Somehow I'm getting more and more excited, I really like the lineup of 2018H1. Makes me really really curios what will happen in H2 (Nurnberg Toy Fair?). I'm also curios how the new catalogue will look like and the official prices. Can someone remember when we had the first leaks last year?
  13. I think so too, the two LAs will be connected below the surfac, because the yellow axle must be at least 7L. But I'm a bit disapointed, that the red Air Intakes have no function. They are blocked by the small L shaped liftarm ... but still a great model. At the moment I'm really happy with the 2018 sets, much butter than first half of anniversary 2017.
  14. Good conversation, a lot of things I didn't knew. Above, only one state is written in lower case ... .makes me laughing instantly And this one does it! The container comparison is very interesting.
  15. Opening side doors are explaining the huge gap in the roof. Back to the shock again, it looks red to me, but hard to identify. The only red shock I know so far, is the on from 42056 and they are hard ones. Has there been soft or medium red shocks in the past? I thought, grey is soft, yellow (and red) is hard.
  16. I tried them same and had also to do some thinking about the steering. I think it will be done by a 5L liftarm, no gear rack. While I don't have access to my Lego collection at the moment, I don't have any wheels around me. So my attempt looks a bit ugly and has wrong colors and using different parts. My container looks okay to me, except a missing rim. Please excuse the bad quality.
  17. Thanks for that. After digging a bit deeper in this topic I found the stickers, but I still can't decrypt them. 42077 looks a bit like a Wabra design. To me, Kossmann has more outside-the-box ideas and Milans design has a better "whoosh" factor, while Uwe is more konservative. Just my opinion.
  18. The lineup for 2018H1 looks much better than the 40th celebration year 2017. At least to me. Do we know the name of the designers? The Mack Truck says MR42078MK, does that mean it could be a co-production between Markus and Milan? And the Rally Car has KRN on his stickers. Kossmann, Reindl, ???. While I'm not a System Brick guy, can someone tell me if the circled parts are new?
  19. Wow, I haven't seen any pictures so far, but this is a really nice shelf model. The main color will be DBG, right? If so, there are a lot of parts in this color I haven't seen so so far. New panels and 3L axle connector with pin hole. This looks much better than 50 shades of blue in 2017. The mixture of system and technic pieces give it a lot of details, I like it. For a shelf model. But DBG is a good color and even the technic details look good. The technical functions looks pragmatic to me, nothing new. But it will have a good playability and performance. Nice parts in new color, great looks and intuitive functions - cool set. True eye catcher after 2017.
  20. This contest is over and I made it to the third place! Thanks to all who voted for my MOC, thank you for bringing me to the podium. I'm very proud of my bronze medal and my new tags! Thanks to EB and specially to Jim and Milan for this great contest. I have to say again: Wow, what a thrilling race! Since I haven't posted much, after my entry was done, I think it's time to bring this to an end. I want to start with a list of the existing videos. First, there are two trailers, only half a minute each. Then there is the entry video, but I made a mistake, so it had a bad quality in the beginning. Here is my entry video with better quality. And I found some time to create another video, more retrospective, only one and a half minutes ... And some more photos ... again. A view to the left side, where you can see most of the panels. Well, from one side, there is a total amount of 82 panels, if I counted right. Another view to the rear, nothing new, okay pic. And a detailed cockpit view. Steering wheel with horn button, pedals for Pandas short legs, crosshair, side displays, mirrors and the guns. And a last one: Robert
  21. I said it and I will say it again: Wow! What a tough race! Congrats to all entrants and all their nice MOCs. I think there was only one entry that could really win, but the rest had at least a good chance to get the podium. After the contest is over, I really can see the finishing line and how close it was. I have a picture where I see the Mean Machine in front of me, but I couldn't get it. And @Doug72 in my gearbox. With his really funny vehicle and sound I hope everyone else enjoyed this contest as much as I did. Even @thekitchenscientist can be proud, I liked his entry and the idea behind it. But sometimes there are Max-Verstappen-days. Thanks to all voters, even if they haven't voted for me (maybe next time, I'll try to get better). Congrats to the winners.
  22. Voting opend on 18th of October, one week later we had the 25th and two weeks laker we had first of November. If I'm counting right, closing time will be between two and three weeks. That was mentioned different. Closing date will most likely be somewhere between one and two weeks.
  23. This contest really felt like a race to me. Having my car in the grid doesn't meant that the work was done. You have seen mostly detail photos, but only a few of the complete model. I was really busy at the end to get my video completed and published. Direct after the upload I jumped into my car and was away from an Internet connection for the last days. Thos contest is almost over, but I still have more photos: Good luck to all contestants and thanks to all voters. It is a great race! Thank you. Yes, I saw that too, but it was too late.
  24. @Didumos69 Hammerhead in the HoF!