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  1. TechnicRCRacer

    General Part Discussion

    My order came in with the 20 2x3 new panel extenders and all line up fine. The faulty mold seems to be 11-01 from Mexico factory. On another note, I got two of the new pneumatic valves from 42080 and one seems broken. It will not do anything when air is put in the center and the switch is opened, and when air is put in the side ports, there is a loud hissing noise coming from inside. Does anybody else have a valve with this issue?
  2. TechnicRCRacer

    General Part Discussion

    Can confirm. I just got 42120 today and one is quite crooked. It has to be forced into position to let an axle through the bottom and top.
  3. TechnicRCRacer

    [WIP] Utility Vehicle

    I am still working on this! I was busy with some other LEGO-related activities. My Bricks&Pieces order is arriving soon with TONS of the new parts so expect an update to this in the near future. Sorry I missed this, I did not get an alert for some reason. Good idea, I still want to finish the back bumper to determine the shaping of the back, but I will experiment with a Jeep-style hatch.
  4. TechnicRCRacer

    General Part Discussion

    My copy has the old pins, but runs made more recently will have the new pins. What is the code on the box? Usually the last digit of the code is the year it was made, so runs made in 2021 most likely have the new pin, while runs in 2020 probably don’t.
  5. TechnicRCRacer

    General Part Discussion

    I got some in my new Porsche Creator Expert set. To be honest, they have noticeably more friction and don’t have as much of a satisfying click.
  6. I would! I’m just wondering how much of the module could be brick-built.
  7. TechnicRCRacer

    General Part Discussion

    It’s not really that reinforced, I have two of them. It looks more solid but all they did is move the supporting wall from the middle outward on one side. The axle hole does not appear any more reinforced. On another note, the 3L blue pin has been redesigned in the same manner that the 2L black pin was. Question to people with set 42111: did the ball joint used for the rear suspension get updated for that set yet? My first run copy has the old ball joint, but Bricks and Pieces sent me redesigned versions of the joint parts.
  8. I went with Caterpillar as one of the IPs since people want more construction vehicles and I would like to see a CAT set. Real is also a cool idea and some of my family members really like their cars. I also noted that pneumatic system should be implemented in many more sets rather than just one every few years.
  9. TechnicRCRacer

    Technic 2021 Set Discussion

    I expect it will be similar to the Dodge Charger we got earlier, looks like there will be a mini series of these smaller cars.
  10. TechnicRCRacer

    42116 Skid Steer Loader

    Haha, I would be more excited than confused, that part’s been on my wish list for a while!
  11. TechnicRCRacer

    42116 Skid Steer Loader

    Wow, I was so confused when I had two spare pins. I thought I forgot something!
  12. TechnicRCRacer

    General Part Discussion

    Wouldn’t the pin version be unstable and easily twisted unless the center pin hole was an axle hole?
  13. TechnicRCRacer

    42121 Hydraulic Excavator

    6? I only see one.
  14. TechnicRCRacer

    [WIP] Utility Vehicle

    I've finished the chassis for the most part and now I am moving on to bodywork. I found a neat trick to get panel #5 to align with the smaller 3x7x2 panel and some beams: the micrometer pulley part makes it perfectly align with the curvature and a 1/2 pin on the 3x7 slots in to the gap in the #5 panel. More details if someone asks. I do not have enough 1x6 thin lifters to make a fourth seat yet. The chassis has a 2-speed gearbox(I would rather keep it simple) and full independent suspension. It steers with the steering wheel. Now I'm stuck. Bodywork is not my strong point, so progress will be much slower from now on. I can't find a good angle for the back trunk area. If anyone has ideas let me know. -TechnicRCRacer
  15. The hub will be forced inward at the minimum and maximum angles of the suspension arms due to the axle rubbing against the part attached to the 5P beam instead of the pivot point. If steering is not necessary, the best solution is to use the older pinhole hubs like how they are used in 42037.