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  1. Great review as always! However, I was kind of hoping for a test of its driving capabilities (climbing, obstacles etc) as well, not because the real machine does it a lot, but because TLG included some slope climbing footage in their promo videos, but not enough to assess the set's performance.
  2. Great guide! Was never able to unleash the potential of my SBricks, this helps me a bit further. Thanks!
  3. 4: 10 2: 6 1: 4 8: 3 7: 2 3: 1 Very cool contest to follow!
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    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    If the original set was commissioned by Vestas a Christmas gift for its employees, LEGO probably charged for the design at that time. Now that LEGO are profiting off of that, a modest "licence" fee per set could be a convenient way for Vestas and LEGO to even out the profit/costs between themselves. I doubt it has much to do with the brand itself.
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    I agree with those of you balking at the price. But don't we forget a little too quickly? 9398 was $200 at retail, and people are forking out up to โ‚ฌ130 for a BuWizz or SBrick, both which rely on a mobile device to operate. Granted, TLG would benefit from economy of scale, but I assume the electronics count for at least half the cost. I would love a proper remote, though...
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Here's a thought: If there are turntables for both axles, could they be mechanically linked so that they always rotate in opposite directions? This would allow for distribution of deflection across both axles, while preventing the car from tipping on its side when having two pendular axles. The turntable's teeth facing inwards may be a hint?
  7. Another suggestion may be to turn this into the completely opposite direction: Build a realistic and functionally accurate representation of any pre-1900 technical device. (may be clocks, steam trains, old machine tools, siege weaponry, etc). Consider setting part limits (e.g. minimum 1000 pieces) to stimulate interesting size and complexity. I reckon this might be a welcome relief from the "just another vehicle" builds?
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    Technic Model Comparison

    A chassis size comparison between 8110 and 42082 would be great!
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    [ MOC ] [Movie] Halloween Nightmare!

    Original idea!
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    New Mindstorms Forum

    Considering PF is an integrated part of many Technic models (including official ones) which have nothing to do with robotics or Mindstorms, I hope the PF discussions stay here.
  11. Please let us know how we can help! I'd love to see Technicopedia evolve further; it's a great site!
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    42080 Forest Harvester

    I have read the entire thread, and seen everybody's arguments. I thought the negative ones were a bit too based on augmented facts and bias. Hence why I chimed in ๐Ÿ˜Š I am not looking to change your opinion, just document that there are alternative views, and that the set is not universally disliked. Quite happy to move on as well๐Ÿ˜‰
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    42080 Forest Harvester

    When I last bought PF components from shop.lego.com, the price difference between the two motors was exactly 10โ‚ฌ. I disagree with the comparison with the others sets in this wave; There are clearly compromises in each one of them with reference to their real life counterparts (wheel sizes, boom angles, lift heights etc.). I do not find 42080 any worse, my son identified immediately the two types of equipment the A and B models were supposed to be, from his limited reference to forestry videos on Youtube. I to agree that the colour scheme doesn't match any real world examples, but the shape and functions are unmistakeable. I don't find it fair to dismiss a model on colour choice alone.
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    42080 Forest Harvester

    The Volvo licence has been dirt cheap for every Volvo set so far. I'd argue it makes negligible difference. The part difference is approx. 100 pcs, equating about 10โ‚ฌ. However, this is offset by the inclusion of an L rather than M motor. Which then boils down to looks. Which never influences price anyway, and which is subjective. You are of course entitled to your opinion, but your objective points don't support it, as far as I'm concerned ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    42080 Forest Harvester

    It's slightly more expensive than a motorized 42053 at retail, with similar pneumatics parts. Don't see the problem, particularly for those that don't have motors in their inventory already.