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  1. And partially because of structure issues: being made of polycarbonate mix, it had too thin walls and starts to crack easily. It was a "necessary evil" for 9V lamps, to cover them for colored lights effect but was rarely used as a standalone part somewhere.
  2. It would look way better but the "axle with stud" used as a mount point for this part does not accept the "beacon" part. It will require adding a 1x1 round plate with a hole as a spacer. But the result will be an authentic-looking beacon that will fall-off easily.
  3. Nice! Is it an alternative model or a kind of modification on the Responder base?
  4. It is molded/glued on. Only if you remove it with some sharp tool...
  5. I love this model. But this... Would any TLG designer imagine such a kind of use of pullbacks? It is incredible!
  6. The stop in the middle... May I guess the new part should be in Tan color?
  7. As for me, in my young childhood before my "dark age", it opened a big world of mechanics that I was able not only to know in mind (the gears ratio formula) but able to build anything barely possible and to see it "alive" and perform any test I able to image. Later, after my "dark age," it opened me to another world of "challenges": the weakness of ABS parts (in comparison with "traditional" steel machinery) together with relatively heavy models and powerful motors (for their scale, for sure, do you remember the rule of cubes and squares?) makes some "traditional" solutions barely possible and forced to find a way of other solutions that being "optional" are now "mandatory" in ABS world. I love challenges, here, in Lego Technic, it sounds like "only a perfect enough model will able to work", while "not good enough" will start skipping or chewing the gears... So, go perfectly!
  8. Nice idea! I had a simial one, but for its predecessor, 42053 Volvo excavator. A project that I abandoned many years ago...
  9. I think it will barely work with 20T double bevel gear, I literally hear the sound of skipping teeth...
  10. This photo is incorrectly colored - yellow shades are zeroed here. Really, the model has Reddish Brown 3L axles with stop and 2L axle connectors and 3L axles in yellow, as shown in other set photos.
  11. @1gor, @Danil, please stay cool! Logistics was already ruined since 2019 and, yeah, it didn't become better since 2022, in both ways: import and transit were blocked both, as a next part of embargo and sanction wars. No one is happy, and I wish no one really wanted to judge each other. @Danil, my friend from Mosambic, a special favor... Please follow the Forum Rules, use the given language here (EN) and put another image
  12. Yes, sure... 16T ones, LBG and Red ones Actually, I need to correct myself once more time... The model includes not 16+16+16 gears to mesh the drive and steering shafts, but newly presented 12T (in blue) and 20T-clutch (in green) gears. It reminds another Chevrolet, 42093, where the Blue 20T Double-Bevel Clutch gear was presented. Now it's time for a new generation of similar gears. It's nice to have new geas here but the use of "straight" gears instead of double-bevel ones significantly limits their role for possible alternate models.
  13. Following the photos, I see the following: RWD with rear differential (rear wheels are regular-wide). Front wheels (14-mm, narrow) have steering connected to the rear HOG. The angled connection near the HOG has exposed gears, this tan 12T gear under the "HOG handle" is not just a spacer... The hubs are old-styled 4-pin connectors, not the new ones (with 2 pins) used in the Dump Truck. Steering and drive shafts are crossed via 14T gears, as in other similar scale sets. The most interesting feature that I see here, is that the "body" has 1/2L offset to the "chassis" part - as you can see, both front and rear axles have decreased distance to the upper edge of the wheel arch, like in Pull-back Mustang and Porsche. It would be great if some of the building steps will include a "marriage" of the "chassis" and "body", when the 1/2L offset appears like real NASCAR cars are built - a plastic single-piece shell over the integral chassis-safety cage. Actually, 10 pieces, at least. The "roll cage" behind the seat has two cam pieces to provide 1/2L offset. I would call this set "NASCAR® Next Gen Chevrolet CAMaro ZL1" because of the surprisingly big number of these parts
  14. I think caused by the angle of the model or camera: it looks the whole model is turned a bit (2-3 degrees counter-clockwise).
  15. It is Ford GT 2022 which is significantly different from the original one from 1964 ("Ford vs Ferrari" movie). The Lego set is not Ford GT'64 at all, for sure... Interesting, while I hate the new GT from 2022 (only '64 exists for me), I like this model!