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  1. hjxbf

    [ 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.
  3. 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.
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    42080 Forest Harvester

    It is my eldest son's absolute favourite in the 2018 lineup, because of its theme, functions and playability. I'd say LEGO did pretty well...
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    42080 Forest Harvester

    What's with all the hating? I'm getting two ๐Ÿ˜€ Cheap access to motorized pneumatics, as well as A and B models that complement each other very well? Better than most 2018 sets if you ask me...
  10. Thanks to having read this review, I spontaneously bought this as a present to my son when I stumbled across a sales campaign. Would never have considered it otherwise. Thanks!
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    Lego Technic 8479

    Hi! Welcome to the forums! I would use Bricklink. Here is the inventory for 8479: https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemInv.asp?S=8479-1 If you select any of the parts, you will find online stores selling these exact parts. I used that with great success when refurbishing my own 8479, including buying new flex and power cables. The sensors can be checked like this: Load one of the models' compilation program, hook up the sensor and see/hear if the Code Pilot responds. All instructions and user guides are available here: http://lego.brickinstructions.com/m/lego_instructions/set/8479/Barcode_Truck Good Luck!
  12. I have 8479, and specifically bought an extra motor to fill both slots when the set was new. Only the motor driving the arm can be hooked up to the Code Pilot; the drive motor needs a separate battery box. I originally used a long cable connected to the old 9V battery box (https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?S=5115-1&name=9V%20Battery%20Box&category=%5BService%20Packs%5D%5BTechnic%5D#T=S&O={"iconly":0}), but I am confident that it's possible to fit and use an IR receiver and a small battery box from PF. Having both motors in place and the Code Pilot turned on when driving, makes the rev sounds match the driving - it's a great experience!
  13. I did a quick mod that allows for 3 parallel clutches a few months back. To my recollection it was a matter of using longer axles for the clutches and follower gears, and omitting a structural bracing (3L liftarm) which the motor axle runs through. Works like a charm, with few unwanted stalls. See pic below and compare to BI Step 508.