thatrabidhobo

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  1. thatrabidhobo

    42083 Bugatti Chiron - MODs and Improvements

    AND one of those people did it all through renders. Unless I missed a post Didumos doesn't have the set yet to physically mess with the new parts. Perhaps Lego should consider contract work... hand over the desired specifications of a module (like for a gearbox, front suspension, etc) and see what the results are. No different than the automotive, space, or aviation industry.
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    42083 LEGO Technic: Bugatti Chiron

    Okay... that was funny...
  3. thatrabidhobo

    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    This might not mean much, considering who might be manufacturing it, but the bottom print and bottom logo are not even straight. Fake pic no matter what.
  4. thatrabidhobo

    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Thank you, Erik, with your visual it makes total sense to me now. Sariel might need to come out with a new edition to his book... Maybe he can find a way to have whomever buys a hardcopy will also have access to all future digital editions.
  5. thatrabidhobo

    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    I hate asking this, but, I’m not understanding the significance of the new blue gear. Is their an explanation for us newbies?
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Oh, wow, what an anemic sticker. I probably wouldn't even read it and get in trouble, because, thats exactly what I did as a teenager. I've since seen some stickers that were much bigger and slapped over the tape so you had to cut through it. Also, sometimes the boxing tape itself was a big, wide, yellow tape with huge red lettering. Perhaps Lego employees are not used to such things and don't look for it?
  7. thatrabidhobo

    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    I'm not being snarky with this quote from the guidelines. It's important to have a catch-all in any policy, and this is it. "Do not debate staff issues with them. Feel free to make suggestions as we are happy to hear them, but if you are told that something is against policy, the discussion is over." Since a mod said no early pics many, many times in this thread, then... it's practically a policy as if it was written down.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Some may be forgetting about shipping logistics. To have a true full reveal and that item be sold starting that same day, product needs to be at the store only a day or two prior but no more to avoid leaks. That’s amazingly hard to coordinate which store (and special cases like Jim, etc) will get the boxes all on a particular day since shipping times vary store to store, country to country. Typically things are shipped out the same day instead of going through the major hassle of estimating ship time for every single destination. Things like video games come in a box with massive warning stickers or tape that has the reveal date so maybe Lego hasn’t done that.
  9. thatrabidhobo

    Lets talk color vomit

    I don’t consider what we have seen of the Chiron to be color vomit. The green lift arm appears to be solid reference to attach the gearbox and suspension to a completed build of the body. The blue cross blocks are simply using the same pieces that are to be used on the exterior. Most of the colors of the gearbox are existing colored pieces for easy identification and to visually separate functions. Im all about that last part because I’m not a advanced builder, or even mediocre, but I still like discovering all the cleverness and thought processes that goes into advanced builds. Look at it this way... the official sets are paint-by-numbers for those of us who can’t create but want to recreate.
  10. thatrabidhobo

    Lets talk color vomit

    Looked into it, but didn’t try it since they don’t work for all situations and didn’t really need them for daily life or work. Plus, I’m married, not allowed to make color decisions anyway.
  11. thatrabidhobo

    Lets talk color vomit

    Yeah, the smaller the pieces the more difficult it is. In college I had to drop out of a electronics class because I couldn’t read the little color coding stripes on resisters, mostly due to blues and I completely couldn’t tell the difference between orange and red. All the different orange and red 1x1 lights give me hell.
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    Lets talk color vomit

    I’m what’s called borderline colorblind which means deficient in just certain colors/shades of colors. In your pics the red/beige is obvious to me but I dont see a difference in the yellow. When we are talking specifically about LEGO pieces I always had a hard time with old Instructions that didn’t print in vibrant enough colors. I got good at guessing what was needed but often made mistakes. Modern print and the color scheme to differentiate pieces is a big deal to me and I suspect to my son, too. Btw not only are men much more likely to be color deficient than women but the average woman can see more color than the average man.
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    Lets talk color vomit

    Going back to color vomit... could this also have the benefit of making things more difficult for the Chinese knock-offs to mass produce every Lego set? If there is, say, I dunno, 500 different Lego colored pieces to manufacturer this season compared to the previous season then thats more factory set-up time, piece storage, etc. Perhaps it makes it difficult to copy every single set.
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    Lets talk color vomit

    This is 100% my experience when I started my son on Legos. He can do modern City and Creator sets quite confidently, but when I share my 30 year old City and Space sets (all PAINSTAKINGLY sorted into bags by set with original instruction manuals) he tends to get frustrated and may abandon the set. I figured out it was not just due to physically sorting through the sea of same colored pieces but it was also the old instructions. Since they didn't have a picture showing what pieces were needed for each step he had a hard time figuring out what is new and knowing if he finished that step sufficiently or not.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    I'm guessing you're just making a joke, but in case someone doesn't get it, that EB logo is the company logo to honor the founder Ettore Bugatti.