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  1. GBTechnic

    Hardest Technic set to build?

    Agreed but I'd modify this slightly and say your first big set. My son had a small set that helped me catch the bug and it was very simple... but 41999 was my second set and it took almost 18 hours of build and rebuild to correct errors in all.
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    (Poll) do you have a buggy motor??

    No, but I'd love to have 2.
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    What is your most sought after Technic set?

    When I discovered Lego Technic a while ago I bought my first set in eBay at a significant markup over MSRP: 41999. Love it! Now and many sets later I absolutely want these five: 42056 8043 42009 9396 42065 I'm almost certain to get 42065 and then circle back to old sets unless the Porsche dips in price. I've had too much success buying sets at discounts near the end of their production cycle to consider buying the Porsche yet... but that tracked Racer is calling my name and it's very playable!
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    [HELP] Which Technic Set Should I Buy?

    Individual parts or 42065 is the cheapest way to get to RC. I wouldn't worry about having duplicate motors though because you will quickly find that more motors leads to flexibility and often better performance. Having said that, your next purchase should be an S Brick after you have the 42065/parts. Having to follow your RC vehicle closely due to Lego's RC range and having to expose the receiver for visibility/range isn't the best. I was in your shoes last year and bought an S Brick and 42030 but had a bigger budget. My niece wants to go RC too and I told her to buy 42065 as it's the cheapest ready made RC kit made by Lego.
  5. Just picked up another 42042 set... thanks for the heads up!
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    Grohl's Creations

    You're more creative C Models (birds, dragons, this hover craft) are a much better marketing tool for selling sets if they were used as the B Model in my opinion. I bought the bird/helicopter set for parts and never built the A model but I'll be building a bird now. The ultralight helicopter wasn't interesting to me either but I'm really liking the hovercraft! Nice work.
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    [MOD] 42042 Sbrick Plus Sound Function

    Love all the mods particularly the sound and claw functionality without putting a motor in the claw... now if only I could figure out how to do that! Can you detail what & how many motors are dedicated to each functions? Thanks! ????
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    Excellent remake of one of my favorite Lego Technic models!
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    [HELP] Which Technic Set Should I Buy?

    The profit margin on the smaller sets isn't worth it in my opinion. I would stick to sets over 1,000 to 1,500 pieces. And from a profitably perspective I would also ignore getting 100% of a year's sets and focus on sets still in retail stores as they are discounted towards the end of their "retail life"... specific sets like 42030, 42042, 42043, 42056 when the discounts come. As a relatively new AFOL, I have never looked to buy new/used sets from past years that aren't for sale in stores that are small sets (sub 1,000 pieces) EXCEPT for the crane 8288. Otherwise, I want the flagships like 8043, 42009, and 41999. I own 41999 and paid ~150% of its retail cost and I would never do that for a small, non-flagship set. If you do nothing else, get 42042 as cranes seem to sell well no matter how big or small, new or old. I own 2 of 42042 and want to pick up a third if the price was right in stores. It's the only set I have ever considered wanting 3+ Of the same set.
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    [HELP] Which Technic Set Should I Buy?

    I was referring to all the 2013 sets. I may be missing something but the app I use to lookup Lego Technic shows only 12 sets released in 2013. I was making my comments based on these 12 sets. Having said that... as a thought exercise I looked back on all the last six/seven years of Technic sets and if I were to purchase one year in its entirety over again, it would be 2015 with 2016 a close second. 2015 has three sets I absolutely love to rebuild/mod over and over: 42039, 42040 and 42042 plus it has 42043.
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    [MOC] RC Truggy

    Love the build... another example of why I need to get some buggy motors!
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    [MOD] 42065 RC Tracked Racer

    Excellent modifications. I wish it were in sale in the United States so I could buy one!
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    [MOD] Improved 42042 Crawler Crane

    Love the modifications and the detailed pictures! Did you buy a second 42042 to source the parts for most of the mods (except the obvious new stuff like springs and yellow parts)? I plan to mod my 42042 similarly but have been distracted by some GBC C modeling using 42042 for the last few months. ????
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    [HELP] Which Technic Set Should I Buy?

    I would buy the 42030 bucket plus spare parts necessary AND 42042 since it seems you don't have it. Both sets are/will be out of production soon and are worthy purchases. The Claas is the best set of the ones you listed but as others have said, it'll be around for at least another 1 to 1.5 years. 42030 can be had for 20-30% off new and sometimes cheaper used. I would NOT buy the Article Truck... it's looks nice but unless you have wheels to swap for the tracks it's playability stinks. Assuming you were seriously asking a question vs gloating... I wouldn't buy a second set of any of the 2013 year except 41999 (if found for a deal) and 42009 (to mod/build an ultimate model). All the others are worth one purchase but not two.
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    GBC balls

    I second this choice. I've bought GBC instructions and GBC balls from here too. They are based in the Netherlands but they ship a lot of places.