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  1. Billund: Lego Mecca

    I have been to the LEGO House. If your son is still into building, there is lots of opportunity there. Loads of play value and for the older ones there is the History section in the cellar. There is no registration needed, however it is not that exclusive as the Inside Tour for sure
  2. 2018 Lego Trains

    I'm still wondering if might get tempted to buy one of the new motorized Train sets. I think I'll wait for detailed tests of the new electric parts. However, the Harry Potter one looks very promising. Price is OK, build is looking good. And there is ample room for us AFOLs to modify it. I'm not into HP stuff at all, but this might be my first set of this franchise.
  3. 2018 Lego Trains

    @Vilhelm22 Do you have higher res pictures or where is it that you can make out something that could resemble an IR-style receiver? @LegoMonorailFan Yepp. I'm actually more interested in the electronic parts than the sets
  4. 2018 Lego Trains

    The engine of the freight train looks good. But the waggons are so damn short! Same can be said of the passenger train, the waggons are just too short... but there's no engino to make for it in this set
  5. Lucky LEGO finds

    Picked up a Slammer Turbo yesterday for 10 €, the "slamming mechanism" was not included. Not a lucky LEGO find so far, but ... ... the guy who bought the Slammer back in the days added a Speed Computer to it! And it's working! Cable is in good condition as well. Yay
  6. TRAIN TECH Help, General Questions & Talk to the Staff

    @scatmanjack The monorail power cable (if we speak of this one here: is not that uncommon, it has been used in around 22 sets. The connectors are 9V standard, which has been used back in the day for Technic, Train and other sets. Known issue is the insulation of the cables. It's getting weak and brittle and dissolves quite often on these old cables. But the connectors are very easy to pry apart and the cable can be replaced with any other 2 prong cable of the same gauge. I have done this myself on some 9V Train track connection adapters.
  7. LEGO Pet Peeves

    Err, no? At least not in northern Italien accent See here for reference sentences:
  8. @samurai-turtle Maybe this one?
  9. Cargo Train using Duplo Parts

    Never seen a better use of Duplo parts when it comes to trains. Nice idea
  10. BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Well, expensive tooling is surely not the least reason why LEGO dropped the 9V system... However, I will buy bigger curves if they are done right. Still looking forward to the results. I've got plenty of time :)
  11. @koalayummies Haha, hilarious! Nearly made me buy into the new line... though I'm afraid if I buy one of these bags, I might be tempted to "catch 'em all"...
  12. That sure are parts best suited for anything straight or rectangular. But sometimes you need it a bit "rounder" like that rigging ring at the bottom of this:
  13. 2018 Lego Trains

    Yeah, don't even dare to think about what the realized costs for those parts for LEGO might be... One can look for cheap second hand Train sets. Uncomplete sets often go for around 60 to 65 bucks, which means you can get a lot of train base plates, train wheels and bricks for 5 to 10 bucks on top.
  14. I guess that's the set @Johnny1360 mentioned above, 75889 Ferrari Garage: They haven't used any clips for the finish line, it is constructed with plates and hinges, have a look at the instructions here:
  15. Ideas for new City sets

    Hopefully. I'm fed up with all those "Blasters, Shooters" and the likes...