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    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

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    Playing with LEGO Technic/Mindstorms, gamedev, general computer stuff, playing with K'nex, and last but the opposite of least, following Jesus.


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  1. MisteryMan

    Generic Contest Discussion

    Crawler tractors, container haulers, backhoes, the possibilities are endless!
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    [moc] RC dump (of a) truck

    Wow, this looks amazing! I finally got an order of parts I made a week ago, and have been having fun working on a truck in this scale; not as complicated as something in the arocs scale, and easier to prototype, or change while building. I also noticed you just have the L motor hooked straight up to the axles, without any reductions. How do you keep it from going to fast, and skipping gears? I have a BuWizz myself, and feel like I have to gear my MOCs down by 2, or 3 stages to get it to a point where it will drive without skipping horribly.
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    Future Set Wishes and Speculation

    You can have your LEGO any colour you like - so long as it's black.
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    [RUMORS] 6x6 Mercedes Zetros

    As long as the price is right, it looks like an interesting parts pack potentially to me. If it really does have CLAAS tires sized for the medium rim, then it opens up proper-looking tractors, backhoes, and a nice scale for offroad vehicles, skidders, and other such things.
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    [MOC] Case QuadTrac 620 & Elmer HaulMaster 2000

    Man. That's a nice looking Quadtrac! I do love interesting looking tracked vehicles, and this sure is interesting!
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    [RUMORS] 6x6 Mercedes Zetros

    Would someone mind "not" letting me know where to find the leaked pics in a DM (not the thread)?
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    19482c01 Pneumatic Pump Fractures

    I ended up getting a replacement. As my fix did stop working. Found that out while building my Arocs, and was almost finished ...
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    [MOC] Snow Dozer

    Just saw this, and it speaks to me. I love machines designed for snow, especially plows (currently trying to get up the motivation to finish the cab on my plow truck). And snow is nice for outdoor models; once you're done, take it inside, put it by the wood stove, or heater, and let it drip-dry. :) It's definitely giving me some inspiration for future MOCs...
  9. I know the feeling all too well. My hobbies are Game-development, and modding, and then Technic. In all three, I often run into situations where I spend waaay too long making things "just right". Though I do feel that I'm getting better. Finally have a MOC that I've almost finished that doesn't feel hacky on the inside, and works well... mostly. It's a snow plow truck in the Arocs scale, and I decided to not add the complexity of suspension. Which means it can't actually plow snow outside, as the ground is bumpy enough that I never have both wheels on at least one drive axle touching the ground, so both diffs engage, and it just sits there. I decided to just work on finishing it (as the MOC is almost done), and learn from it for my next attempt at a snow clearing vehicle.
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    42131 - CAT D11T Bulldozer

    Spot-on. I'm of the camp that RC is interesting, but we haven't had a technically interesting (and cheaper...) manual model, like the Arocs, for quite awhile. The rough terrain crane wasn't extremely complicated, but it did work pretty well, but since then, we haven't had a manual flagship, or even a manual semi-flagship (due to the cancelled plane). The Arocs did well with 2793 parts, and the RTC did well with 4056. I'd be fine with either sort of set, but I've personally had enough RC sets for a couple years, at least.
  11. MisteryMan

    latest lego quality standards

    I have the same problem with most of those connectors I have; and I have quite a few. The black ones seem to be a bit more resilient, and the LBG are the worst. Same goes for the twisted 1x3 connectors.
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    latest lego quality standards

    I had problems with almost every 1x5 thin liftarm from my 42094 tracked loader. I purchased it early 2019, and after leaving it assembled for awhile, I finally went to dissassemble the bogies for use in MOCs, and 6, or so, out of the 8 aformentioned liftarms had broken at the axle holes some way, inlucing a couple that were so bad that the whole outer-half of the axle hole broke off in the middle. I've also had two separate PF motors fail recently. The first was a few months ago; a medium motor from my CLAAS I purchased in 2018; the motor only works if the cable is in certain orientations. I contacted support, and they sent me a replacement. Second failure was a Large motor from my Arocs, which unlike my CLAAS (which I bought new from Amazon), I bought used off Bricklink in 2016. After testing out a MOC I had been working on a week-or-so ago, I noticed that the cable's sleeve was essentially disintegrating; random bits break into cracks. It was dangerously close to being able to short-circuit! Luckily I caught it, and LEGO still had L motors in stock for replacement part purposes, so I'm now just waiting on it to be delivered. I haven't had any problems with the sleeves on any of the motors from my older 9398 Crawler I bought off Bricklink, but these two instances definitely have me worried about my motor wires. And I'm not rough with things either, I'm very careful with my parts, and they are stored in my storage system, which isn't very humid at all, I only have the parts in sunlight when I'm playing with a MOC outside, or if I'm building it, which only lasts a few weeks, tops.
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    [MOC] Small 8x8 Brickatra

    I love the clean look, The main white, black, and pop of red looks amazing. And while I can't watch the video, it sure makes me want to grab some of the mini Xerion wheels as well...
  14. I was personally referring to the non-pnuematic elements (turntable slewing, outrigger extension, and box dumping). The crane arm had the pneumatic valves for direction, and was rather intuitive to control.
  15. As someone who has both sets, I totally agree. And it means more gears, and such, which is never a bad thing...