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  1. Technic Pub

    Hmz, 90 pounds including shipping (to BE). That would be the price I feared it to be... Thx for the suggestion though!
  2. Technic Pub

    In the Chiron thread, @Jim mentioned he has his Porsche in a display case. Rather than taking that thread off-topic, I'm diverting here to ask the obvious questions: "What display case? Where'd you get it? Got any pics? Was it as cheap as we all hope it'll be? Are you willing to trade it for a pack of peanuts that's only a month over date? It's one of those Duyvis packs so if you want I could open it for you, coz we've got one of those iron plate cutters at work which might be able to do the job". OK, maybe not ALL questions were as obvious as I initially thought. And yes, I did cut myself last night while opening a pack of nuts. It was nuts, I tell ya.
  3. I wonder if Eric is the only person in the world to have all Technic sets from 1977->2016. I mean other than LEGO themselves, but then again, they're not a person :). It would be sad to see that collection being broken up. So, maybe he could be persuaded to 'only' sell the MOCs (which should be easier to sell to begin with), giving him the literal and figurative breathing room to hold on to the 'official' collection for a bit longer.
  4. That's sort of giving us the finger w.r.t. 42070 pricing. With both hands. I still don't understand how that set ever happened at the price it did, but that's off topic. 230'ish for 4000 parts is back to 'normality'.
  5. People keep forgetting that it was actually Porsche who stripped technical stuff from the Porsche (4-wheel steering, who knows what else), not LEGO themselves. The end-result is the same though, so you could argue it doesn't actually matter. I do have a 'problem' already with the Chiron. It is totally different from a 911 (even the GT3) from a car-market perspective, so they're off to a weird start for a series of collectable cars. I'm just not seeing a shelf with both cars side by side, and then an onlooker still going: "Wow, will you just look at that Porsche!".
  6. I don't really know where to put this, since it does relate to 2017, but not necessarily to a set, but I'll still take my chances here. For the 40th anniversary of Technic, we were promised (or rather: "Jim was told be a LEGO employee" :) ) that 'there is more to come'. I believe we got that promise AFTER the special brick and after the chassis-car plans (made up of H1 sets). Did we ever find out what that was? Some put forward the notion that the visit to the vault was the missing treat, but has this ever been confirmed?
  7. The dark green underbody of the rear part of the harvester is not alligned. I'm going for "prelimenary design". And I actually quite like the green/white/lime combo.
  8. Hmz... both the answer I was expecting as well as the answer I was fearing :).
  9. OK, dumb question time: on the official lego page about this model, it only mentions an app to control the robot. Does this mean that PC-control is out of the question?
  10. A Belgian (web)shop has the 42070 currently on promo for EUR 188: http://www.vatana.eu/lego-lego-6x6-allterain-sleepwagen_multi_123011.html But wait, it gets better. They've started the Saint Nicholas promotion, which gives vouchers for each purchase above a certain threshold (*). For the 42070 you end up getting EUR 30 in vouchers. Of course that's VIP-point money that you have to spend in the same shop, but still, EUR 158 for the '70 is starting to sound right. Hopefully my son doesn't want one for Saint Nicholas, because I've now ran out of counter-arguments :lol: (*) I'm ~guessing~ not online, though…
  11. Didn't LEGO say they were going to do an ~iconic~ MACK truck? If so, how can it be a model that is yet to be released? Then again, I may have heard/remembered wrong. Then againer, I can't really "picture" an iconic MACK truck to begin with. Maybe it's because I'm European, and not THAT much into trucks, but nevertheless I can picture iconic Freightliners or Peterbilts, for example. Doesn't really matter: I'm looking forward to the set, and I'd be OK with whatever scale LEGO has chosen. I mean as long as they don't 42070'ize the prize :).
  12. One minor nitpick: the wheels are not about grip, they're all about pressure points (which is what you need if you want to compact something, in this case garbage) I like the look of the thing (the LEGO one :) ) very much. I'm sure the son will like it too.
  13. 067 is of course L90 upside down, which is of course an actual VOLVO model: (No I'm not very good at this)
  14. Does 42070 have no functions other than the winch (and driving, obviously)? What is inside the 'sleeper' module, behind the drivers' seat? And does the cargo bay really only have a spare tire? Surely they must be doing something with the four "AROCS" gear-racks… (or is that how they lift the bodyparts?). Uhm, "wow". But wait, 4-wheel steering? The A-model has 2-wheel steering, right? So how do they solve this? Note I'm not up to date on the available portal hubs :). Ironically, I apear to be the only person so far to really like the ~look~ of this B-model. Sort of a Paris-Dakar truck.
  15. Do you have more info on this? Page number from BI, perhaps? Or a link to an earlier discussion on EB? I've only just gotten the set. Will build it some time in 2021 ;).