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About Rudivdk

  • Birthday 06/22/1982

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    Technic, large (Ninjago) display sets
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    Pirates of Barracuda Bay, Airjitzu temple, Lamborghini Sian

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    LEGO Technic, TES game series (playing and modding), (LEGO)CAD, last but definately not least my wife and 2 boys


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  1. Regardless the official answer by Jim, I'd suggest making the mirrors non-fixed so you can adjust them to sit flat on the side of your model if they get too wide in standard position... I essentially do the same with the excavator arm on my model...
  2. @Jim just to prevent confusion and last-minute stress: I assume all pneumatic hoses, electrical wires and other 'flexible elements' of a model are also supposed to be within the bounding box?
  3. Thanks, I'm quite pleased with how the arm turned out myself as well. Hardest part will be cleanly routing all the hoses without interfering with the joints... I didn't really know Mecalac until I did some research, but they make great stuff! Yeah the electronics are a bit useless, but I like the challenge of fitting everything, and seeing this thing race around is pretty cool (for it's scale and type of machinery, it's FAST). The bucket linkage will be revised, it's a real quick'n'dirty WIP... I hope to make an easy coupling mechanism so attachments can be switched, like the real thing.
  4. For TC22 I'll attempt a model based on the Mecalac MCR-series: The most interesting part for me is the multi-stage folding boom with left-right swaying function. I intend to go full pneumatic for the boom, with RC skid drive and hand-activated motorized pump. Superstructure rotation will be manual. Space will be very tight... might sacrifice the cabin interior space for electronics. This is what I got after two evenings in: Tracks are motorized RC (2×M, skid steered), all pneumatic rams for the boom are installed (5). Tubing is WIP, and I need to get everything packed in the superstructure. If I can't get it to fit, Plan B would be to omit the motorized pump (M-motor, PF switch, mini-pump), and install a manual pump. It seems possible to squeeze it in a 15x25x25 stud box, which is just within the 10000 square stud limit for this competition...
  5. Congrats on 10years @Lego Technic Milan!
  6. Argh, fell for it... @Jurss nice one
  7. Could go anywhere actually... small handlers, telehandler (both can have fork, grabber or bucket), container handler/stacker, or fullsize (e.g. Liebherr or Sennenbogen) material handlers (on wheels, tracks, rails)... All of these categories have been done before in some form (as A- or B-model, small/medium or large scale), so I don't expext anything really surprising here, maybe just a 'new' scale for an 'old' model. Apart from that, sounds like an interesting subject for sure, and given the parts count should be pretty affordable as well. Been a while since we had a handler like machine in a large(r) scale. If it gets a bucket or grabber arm, could be a perfect platform for Pneumatic (although pretty similar functionwise to 42080 then...)
  8. Could be, although the panels might have been part of that same long design process... The #60 and #61 panels just seemed like perfect candidates for motorcycle bodywork...
  9. Excellent review @Milan!! Overall the bike looks great, I'm not convinced though seeing what it offers in terms of being 'Technic'... The new wheels and shocks are really beautiful, but highly specialized and almost single purpose. And the size/weight of this model seems to go over the limits of the ABS and LEGO snap ability. Anyway, I probably end up getting this because of my collectors OCD and, well, it's new and big and LEGO... Am I the only one that is surprised to not see the new #60 and#61 panels in this bike...?
  10. Could TLG have used it to pitch the idea of a Technic model to Ford in the first place: 'Look what else we could do with the licence, next to the tiny racers'. And then Ford replied: 'Cool, but 2021 version, orange, crewcab, pricepoint/partscount etc etc...'
  11. Totally agree there I have to say that I am pleased with orange though, the current F150 design gives us a few missing panels in the orange palette which I dearly missed while MOCcing the past few years.
  12. Looking at the front of the dark blue version (headlight and grille shape mainly), it is an older F150, previous model maybe? I can imagine Ford not being OK with that. Edit: looked it up, blue front is the 2015 facelift version