Cardboy

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  1. Cardboy

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    I believe the price of the new parts will drop when the 42083 was released the new gear middle ring was about £5 its now 0.28 i think we just have to wait for Lego to have built up a stock of them.
  2. Cardboy

    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    I was talking about 42099 the new Extreme 4x4 and the 42109 TBD R-car 463 pieces which will have a lot of duplication and if it is using control+ i can still see it being £100 - £150 as it will need at least 2 motors and a control hub.
  3. Cardboy

    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    I'm torn now I was going to buy the 42099 for all the new drive parts but if there is now an RC car do we think it will use the new hubs and CV joints and a smilier amount of motors? I normally prefer cars over 4X4 and I'm not sure I'll ever need 6 motors. It's odd that they have put two RC vehicles so close together surly they going to take sales from each other? Also if there is a new Lamborghini the ultimate next year could be that as it's owned buy the VW group and who wouldn't want a Lamborghini
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Looking at the reviews and the improved performance off-road achieved by switching the gears. it seems a mod to switch from high to low transmission would be very useful, then it would be as seen on a production 4x4 when moving from smooth to rocky terrain.
  5. Cardboy

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    @Sariel Great review thanks At 28.43 you say you cant read the battery level remotely, I thought from on of the Lego reveal videos the fuel gauge in the middle was meant to be the battery level?
  6. Cardboy

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    I'm at BST so 12:00 Yay
  7. Cardboy

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Do we have any ETA for when the reviews may go live? Thanks in advance
  8. Cardboy

    [WIP] Lego Super Car

    Getting the hang of it now here is a test of the two of the soft axels.
  9. Cardboy

    [WIP] Lego Super Car

    Hi Roland I had read that tutorial but as someone with dyslexia I found it quite hard to follow but I have kinda figured it out (for rubber bands at least, next is soft axels) So to get them into Stud.io here are my steps. Create the band in LDcad using the instructions. (One thing i will say before hitting the ins key make sure that the you can see the grid plane or you will just make invisible circles which was where I was going wrong.) Once your happy with the element select it invert the selection and then delete the rest. then save as something .ldr (probably a cleaner way but this works) Import the file in part designer select 3D object choose a file. Important don't have the file on a network drive or part designer cannot open it i found copping to desktop works. Export to studio.button. name as you want. Open Stud.io in the drop-down change from Master to Custom Parts. Also make sure that Hide unavailable colors is unticked in the colour picker or the parts will not show up. Add to model.
  10. Cardboy

    [WIP] Lego Super Car

    I tried bending the parts and modelling an elastic band (LDCAD has one of the worst and unintuitive interfaces I have ever had to use and I have used quite a few 3D modelling programs) I finally got a shape but when I saved the model and reimported it to stud.io they do not show up. I think this is because they are turned into a subgroup not a part during the LDCAD process. can I export them as a custom part and if so how? (again LDCAD very poor on documentation)
  11. Cardboy

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    I see its now listed as coming soon on the Lego Website hopefully review copies will be seen soon
  12. Cardboy

    [WIP] Lego Super Car

    So I I now have a digital version here are some renders. Annoyingly Stud.io cant flex soft axles or rubber bands yet can I import these elements from another program? I find Stud.io the best to build in so don't really want to start from scratch. Also as real Lego has a bit of flex, the digital model has some problems with the windscreen and the rear wheel arches. What do people prefer Lego that is a bit under stress or redesign of those areas? From the model info from Stud.io; Parts 3481 Weight 2.9KG (would like to make this lighter) Dimensions (cm) 29.6 X 57.6 X 16.3 and only about $700 (cheap )
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    [WIP] Lego Super Car

    I have been working on the rear of the car and now have version 3.0 in a reasonable place The rear is probably not exactly how I like it but it is also removable to get the battery pack out without having to remove the whole rear body work. Here are some comparison shots with the Chiron to give a bit of scale. There are more pictures on the bricksafe page. super-car-mrk-3 I think i'm going to make a digital version of this to have a reference to work from, then move on to 3.1 so far on that to do list are; Improved suspension (current wight compresses the springs a lot so there is not much difference from the normal and sports settings. Strengthen all the functions they work but are fragile also hoping the new inline clutch can help me protect the motors a bit better than the toothed clutch. Enlarge the cabin space and stiffen the middle of the car. Extend the roof (maybe) make the roof car align better with the back of the car Change the drive train. (currently I have added an additional differential behind the front steering but I think I would like to incorporate @jb70 design for the Chiron and move the diff inside the gear box) If that works should free up space for a resign of the front mechanics I plan to show you some of the digital parts to demonstrate some of the internal mechanics that you cant see in the photos to well. Please feel free to tell me which other rubbish bits need looking at
  14. Cardboy

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Looks like another one to add to the brick-link as the Liebheer just too pricy
  15. Cardboy

    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    So for this set I believe were getting the following can anyone confirm? 4 Hubs 8 CV joints with axel socket 4 CV joints with axels 2 inline clutches 2 maybe more "biscuits" also if some one knows if there will be any 28z Gears?