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  1. Normally self loaders with the loader behind the cab drag a single beam trailer and generally carry longs. Where this has been set for what we call shorts. Call it artistic liscence I think it's neat moc. There is a lot of hints of 9397 there.
  2. It's a bit brutal.. I don't think I would like to have that in my rear mirror. As a alternative built for 42111 it's very clever.
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    [MOC] Attack aircraft

    From memory. It's been a while the a10 has 11 external weapons capable pylons with a max load out weight of about 7500kgs. I was more the gau12 specialist. And airframe. Admittedly yes I agree with you some of the proportions are not great and the only time I have seen a bomber festooned with bombs has been on public display to make that wow impression. Where as those in the know knew it wouldn't fly in that configuration.
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    [MOC] Attack aircraft

    Never seen a b52 unload? It's impressive. Sure as !@#$ you don't want to be around when it does. Some of us still run ldd. Why ease of use and runs on older PC or laptops. And yes ldd to irl never quite is the same.
  5. You just got to be savy and smart. The warehouse price match and price beat certainly at times can bring the discount up to 25% - 30% and yes nz stores certainly don't have the buying power of the likes of symthes or argos... Also the warehouse are very guilty of having sales online and limited the sales stock. Hell I have seen them remove stock from shelves prior to a sale... Wholesalers tend to have two or three level discount programs. I can't speak for Lego but I certainly do have intimate knowledge of another brand that either limited the stock you could purchase. But also if you tended to over discount there products you would move down the discount plan so you wouldn't make the same profit turn over margins. It's not price fixing which is illegal but it certainly can stop the retailers from barstardising a product.
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    Axle Collection Thread

    Some of my 14 tooth gears are 35 years old.....
  7. At the moment discount wise the best you might see from a major chain store in nz is 20%. The warehouse and farmers now and again run buy one get one half price. The ford raptor set is a prime example of crazy prices. Retails for 99usd which is 141nzd factor is shipping from youshop of $60nzd and I'm still $80 in my pocket better off than lego nz rrp.
  8. This is quite a interesting conversation. As a company owner / manager and grunt on the floor most days. The cost of doing business has gone up. We have seen steel costs go up three times. Shortage of products has forced cost increases. Shipping costs for containers has tripled. Yes we have increases costs which unfortunately have been past on to the customer im sure this is the case with lego. The costs realignment across Europe is interesting given that nz and au pay some of the highest set prices in the world and also being somewhat the furtherest away from Denmark. I think costs are certainly going up for us.
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    Axle Collection Thread

    The older 14tooth gear are rare and also fragile as glass....
  10. Nothing wrong with that. Though a Yamaha would have been better imo. Now I have seen your gripe about cost. Fair perhaps. But heres a question. Could you build it via other sets and bricklink for cheaper. Perhaps you could run the numbers as I'm a bit busy making a living. Third. If your date of birth is correct. I can see your a young guy starting out in the world and yep at that age I can honestly say I had to watch every dollar. Off topic perhaps. Absolutely no offence intended. Kind regards matt
  11. I normally don't comment on reviews. But I quite enjoyed the style and presentation. I don't like the nit picking of another's review in fact some of the points he not picks over are so stupid to me or just does it show that he does not have a background in engineering. Plus I don't like reading a lot of text. I'm pretty familiar with d11's pretty much you only transport them twice. Once when you buy them and when you sell them. I should know. I don't know why you lot are whingeing about the cost. Wait till you refuel one every day. Finally it's a toy. A lego one at that and with lego you can mod or have fun.
  12. Super compact. Almost could turn it into a stock class for rig and roll racing... seriously very cool and well planned out.
  13. I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but having built this in real life. Its very dense and you cannot just simply swap a part out. I'm sorry to say it would be a total redesign from the ground up....
  14. You don't have the 9 lgb beam on top. Hence your axles will splay out. To gain space make your leading drive axle the lazy one and the rear axle driven and you could move the motors further back in your moc.
  15. I can see no bracing to the top. There is a lot of this design that either needs replanning. It's not a bad moc. Fun certainly but I'd have another crack at it to iron out the bugs.
  16. I'm going out on a limb here because I had the same question though. Steering shaft between the L motors then possibly two sixteen tooth gears. Which would give some slop and not the greatest return to center.
  17. Start reading... What you have to understand and unless you have either operated one or worked on one is the size and weight. Also ground clearance. These are not little rinky dink machines where you can have a track drive in the boogey assembly.
  18. Jim given this will retail for $279.99 nzd which is $197 usd or $168 euro its quiet a price difference. Unfortunately the Asia Pacific market not only for exchange rates but also shipping cost. On a side note shipping costs have quadrupled in the last twelve months. I normally pay 3k for a container and about 3k for shipping. It's been a while since purchasing and shipping lego from the states or Europe has been more competitive than buying on my own shores.
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    42131 - CAT D11 Bulldozer

    Visa lite. For every purchase over $1k its interest free for six months. If you are good with managing money it's a very useful tool which I use a lot due to the nature of my job. I would like one. But I'm certainly not paying retail prices. The days of seing 25% off are certainly gone in nz. The best results we could see is a warehouse price match price beat.
  20. Your awake early @Jim I will mind my manners. once again congratulations to the winners.
  21. Given that english is not your first language nor is it for a number of members on here sometimes what your trying to say and what really comes across is two different things. Personally I think you have issues. And maybe need to either take a step back and realize the world is not fair. Also actually saying nothing is better than putting your foot in and muddying waters. Now. I'm not one to comment a lot more of a lurker however the people's choices and top ten was interesting and I'm quietly pleased @MangaNOID spaceman figure was recognized. As for the jury top three yes I would have chosen those ones. Maybe popularity played a part. Certainly nostalgia. Next contest read the rules use your head and see what appeals to the masses. There was nothing wrong with your entry. I have already built it in Ldd and added to my files. Kind regards matt
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    Show us your Working Place/LEGO room

    I love the haynes mannual for the A10. My last logging truck had a 88" sleeper which was well organized and suprising enough could do lego and be comfortable. However it got written off. After a lot of research the new setup gives more flexibility and resale value. One of these days I might model it but with a k100 front end. The k200 is very curvy.
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    Show us your Working Place/LEGO room

    Like Andy that would be the size of my bedroom. Kitchen and bathroom. Yep I live in 15m square. Its compact. Lego is not really a option at the moment. Later in the year I might build a dedicated lego shed of 12m square. Unfortunately for work I'm living permanently away from home. So a tiny house in a log yard is home.
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    [WIP] Scania 140 Super

    It's a good watch.
  25. I could be wrong here but the 10220 is a combi not a split window so no need for the middle window bar. The front a pillars using the old technic panels are just to chunky. Keep trying ideas have a look at RM8 fj40 as that has a really good roof transition to windscreen.