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  1. brickphisto

    10337 Lamborghini Countach Discussion

    Looking at the ridiculous price (once again) and given that I have never been a fan of the Countach it will be an easy pass for me. But from a designer's perspective I am very curious to see how they manage all those slight angles and subtile curves. Hopefully they will get this great series back on track after the disappointments of the Camaro and the Corvette.
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    BrickLink Designer Program Series 5 - START BUILDING!

    To be honest I did not even realize that I replied in the Pirates forum. I wish I could keep up with you guys and your awesome Pirate creations. But no chance! So I will stick to model Team and scale modelling. Sorry for that!
  3. brickphisto

    BrickLink Designer Program Series 5 - START BUILDING!

    I will go the other route and substitute my idea.
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    BrickLink Designer Program Series 5 - START BUILDING!

    I just checked some parts which are essential for my design. Unfortunately and very surprisingly 67810 (2x2x1 1/3 curved slope) is not available at all whereas it was available in 13 colours last time. Very strange.
  5. I am by no means the only one thinking of a Dodge Viper looking at 8070. Maybe you are right that I am "bending reality" a little here but far less than Lego do so by calling 10262 an Aston Martin DB5 or calling 42093 a Chevrolet Corvette e.g. 10258 went EoL about two years ago, 10290 did so only three months ago. That is not so long ago I guess. Regarding licensing you are right: That is clearly no fair competition. It is pure speculation because we do not know licensing fees or selling numbers but I am pretty sure paying licensing fees pays off multiple times by selling a more attractive set to a wider audience for a higher price. So the competitor acquiring a license usually is the one having the advantage.
  6. Releasing models clearly based on iconic vehicles without license is pretty much the same Lego used to do for many many years. It is fair to criticise this. But make sure you do not have 8070 Dodge Viper, 10258 Routemaster London Bus, 5571 Peterbilt Giant Truck, 8458 Mercedes Silver Star and so on in your collection.
  7. brickphisto

    [MOC] The Green Shamrock B&B

    I am happy to present my first serious MOC which is not a vehicle: The Green Shamrock B&B. It is based on traditional Irish B&Bs and designed in a modular way although it is not really a modular. The roof and the upper floor are removable but it is not built on baseplates and its size of 40x32 studs does not fit with regular Lego modulars. The ground floor contains the lounge, a small kitchen and the main breakfast room. Upstairs you can find two bedrooms which have both access to the bathroom. Outside is a large garden with a trampoline, a sandbox and Gaelic football goal posts. There is also a small bed with some flowers and pumpkins. Six minifigures and some animals live in or around the B&B. If you like my design, feel free to support it: Thank you very much!
  8. RUF build their very own cars from scratch nowadays. That makes them a full-fledged manufacturer. Their models like the CTR or SCR might look very similar to Porsche cars but they have nothing in common. Of course RUF still modifies Porsche cars and so they can only license models based own their own cars. It is a bit like calling Cobi or CaDA elements Lego bricks. "Normal people" cannot tell the difference. But those who are more into it can clearly differ and appreciate these differences. So I would not call it a "trick" anymore. By the way: There is an Abarth model in the CaDA catalogue.
  9. Funny to read this once again after nearly three years. Yes, CaDA's C61045W and Lego's 10295 are based on very similar cars. But that is all they have in common. To be precise you should have written "the Creator Porsche looks a lot like Cada classic sports car (C61045W) to me" because I presented my MOC which the CaDA model is based on nearly a year before first rumors of the Lego set started to spread. And CaDA even teasered their official set long before Lego did. Regarding the licensing it is a shame that CaDA could not get the Porsche license back then. But times have changed and I am very happy that RUF have come on board. To be continued...
  10. Thanks! I decided to no longer use Rebrickable to share my instructions. You can find the reason for that in the Mini 5580 thread. But still I would like to share instructions for my models for free. So now you can find instructions on Bricklink. I will update the link above as soon as the Bricklink team check the file.
  11. You are right. So I uploaded both models as well as my 8865 redux on Bricklink. I will update the links above as soon as the Bricklink team check the files.
  12. I do not offer free instructions on rebrickable anymore since they decided to ban CaDA for ridiculous reasons: But I am still happy to share my instructions for free. Please send me a pm.
  13. Exactly my thoughts. Furthermore you do not need to promote your model constantly to gain 10000 supporters. To be fair you have to say you only get paid a fraction of what a successful Ideas model would make you earn. However if you take into account the chances of seeing your model become an Ideas set offering your MOC to a legit Chinese competitor is by far more reasonable imho. BDP is more attractive than Ideas from a designer's point of view but still not an option for Technic guys, of course. Regarding the controversy of the garbage truck's mechanism I do feel for the original designer. But as has been mentioned the fault is a combination of the Ideas submission guidelines and accepting these.
  14. Hi @Thomas-O-Pamacska and welcome to Eurobricks! Thank you for your praise. I would not say the design is perfect but I am pretty pleased with the model. Unfortunately I do not know if instructions have been uploaded by CaDA yet. You might contact them directly. However I used few unique CaDA parts like four 1x8 mudguards and the 12x2x5 trapezoidal windscreen which I consider game changers and which are not available by Lego or any other competitor. So it might be best to still buy the original set and modifiy it.
  15. brickphisto

    10330 McLaren MP4/4 F1 Discussion

    The German competitor Bluebrixx offer some models based on classic F1 cars. Piece counts are between 550 and 750, scale matches approximately 10248 Ferrari F40 or 10220 VW Bulli. In contrast to mostly all of their other car models I think they did a fairly good job here. So my expectations for the Lego McLaren are very high since the Creator Expert/Icons cars are next level compared to Bluebrixx. However I do not think there will be any kind of steering mechanism.