vectormatic

Eurobricks Knights
  • Content count

    952
  • Joined

  • Last visited

About vectormatic

Spam Prevention

  • What is favorite LEGO theme? (we need this info to prevent spam)
    <p> Technic, my most recent purchase was 42077 </p>

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male

Extra

  • Country
    Netherlands

Recent Profile Visitors

1437 profile views
  1. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    Similar sized cars (42000, 42039 and 42077 all are 300-500 parts smaller) have all had big (as in, many cilinders) engines, so im expecting nothing short of a flat 6 if this is a porsche. Agreed, if it is licensed i dont see it having a gearbox, although the partcount would be there i suspect, i think the majority of that part count increase over say 42077 will go into aesthetics. a 4 speed 911 at 1500 parts / €150 would make 42056 look very bad, even if it is taken off the shelves before the new model hits, it would make people look at the bugatti and wonder if they will be able to pick up a similar but half price version in two years.
  2. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    Im fully expecting it to be that car @akbalder, All licensed sets in technic so far have been current vehicles/devices. Which makes me wonder, that generation of RSR has the engine in front of the rear axle, with the gearbox behind (essentially flipping the drivetrain 180 degrees around the read driveshafts, to make room for a far more agressive rear difuser), making it technically the first mid-engined 911. I wonder if that rather significant change will be reflected in the actual model, since fitting the gearbox in the rear of a technic 911 will be quite a challenge. Should make for an interesting problem to fix for MODers though
  3. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    This was my hope until we saw the possibility of a licensed set for 42096, if you take your basic 42077 feature set, add a gearbox and a porsche body, you suddenly have 42056, but at half the price... I dont see that happening, porsche will be involved so it needs to look properly like a 911, so no serious compromising on looks either. $50/€40 on the corvette pretty much rules out any suspension, just the V8, diff, steering and stylish body work will fill that up.
  4. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    That just means 42056 will get EOLed soon
  5. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    That would suck quite badly. Even if you take away all the premium packaging of 42056, you will need to make the thing smaller, and given the fact that porsche want their cut as well, the gearbox is most likely going to get sacrificed, making it a 42077 in porsche wrapping. That said, someone mentioned the 911 RSR earlier in this thread, some months ago, so maybe it is just a rumour being recycled, and maybe there was truth to it... who knows? Given that we are just over two months away from release, im surprised not more has leaked though
  6. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    42077 was borderline, i cant see them adding 500 parts to that without adding functions, im expecting a decent gearbox at least 30 and 40 euros for 92 and 93 sounds good though, here in NL itll be 35 and 45, but thats no big deal
  7. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    Im rather puzzled by 42092, supposedly a rescue helicopter at $39.99, but a meager 325 pieces, compared to 42093 (the supercar) offering 579 pieces for only $49.99. The helicopter is well above the general $0.10/piece line, while normal technic tends to be (wel) below that, some going as low a 6 or 7 ct/piece. Now on some higher price/piece sets the difference accounts for big specialty parts or PF, but i cant imagine a $40 set containing any PF, nor can i imagine a lot of large/expensive parts such as wheels/tyres in a rescue helicopter, the best i can come up with is three rotor blades, which should be that big of a deal. 93 and 96 look bang on track to me, i love ~$50 technic sets, they tend to offer good value in terms of features and interesting parts for the price, 96 at $150 might be a tad expensive for my taste, but the part count is there to back it up, so im expecting something good.
  8. That was a peugeot, but i doubt it, there are far more iconic rally cars then the 205, and the clash with Ideas puts them in a tight spot if they wanted to do that Personally i'd expect a 4th car later in the year a-la 720s if we only get three cars now (although id be disappointed with another mclaren) And im happy about two medium priced sets rather then one medium and one high, ive always skipped the high price sets, but €40-50 for two cars is fair game to me, so that means more sets in my ballpark
  9. Doubt it, that thing is basically a chiron in a tracksuit, a more extreme take on the veyron SS
  10. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    With say, the porsche license, it would have cost 120 or 130 for tge same part count and features
  11. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    Thanks for pointing that out, someone else suggested there was intel on the two cars being licensed, i was speculating of off that Personally i prefer non licensed, a licensed gt car would probably have cut some corners while an original design has less cost overhead, so more features
  12. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    Pretty much, Lego tend to name their vehicles close enough to leave no doubt as to what they are supposed to be, but far away enough to sidestep any licensing issues ("grand prix racer", "24 hour race car") Supercar probably refers to something which you might find in the speed champions lineup, but not race related, and going by the set size i would gamble no license, so a generic supercar. The "GT car" would probably be something GT3 racer-like, licensed could be an option here, as $150 would leave room to do justice to a proper licensed car ($50 imho does not, and i dont see why a car manufacturer would agree to that), but there is still the porsche GT3 RS which would dwarf a $150 set, and again im not sure if any brand would like playing second fiddle that badly. I would absolutely throw my wallet at TLC though, if it turns out the GT car is a Ferrari 488 GT3/GTE, imho we are loooong overdue for a technic/racers style ferrari
  13. vectormatic

    [MOC] Sports Car - 42077 C model

    Love seeing a FWD car for once, good effort!
  14. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    Neither name suggests anything f1 like, so dont get your hopes up
  15. vectormatic

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    42090 is missing in that list and is probably the second pullback