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  1. Johnny1360

    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Absolutely not bad looking at all, still love them, with limited display room I choose to not display them with the newer ones, which in my opinion look much better. I get the feeling that with all the changes they have made, they now have free reign to revisit many of the older designs.
  2. Johnny1360

    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Yes Alex that is a great idea and something I will likely do, thanks. My skills at creating a good looking SC type car are somewhat lacking and to be honest I have a lot more fun with technic, when it comes to MOCs. However I do like to constantly tinker and will likely have a go at few of them. Since I have such a large supply of extra parts though I will probably dismantle the ones I have and keep them intact as the sets they came in. Sometimes I have such a hard time deciding on what to keep as individual sets or turn into parts packs.
  3. Johnny1360

    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Just built the F8, simply amazing, totally love the whole process. Minimal stickers, lots of interesting techniques, it is a very tight build with loads of details and the new windscreen is absolutely fabulous. I was on the fence with these new Speed Champions sets but now I am totally sold on them. The F8 being my third build of the new line, after the Quattro and the Nissan. Really stoked to build the Jaguars now which I picked up today. These are everything SC should have been from the start. Now I am going to dismantle my 30 or so six wide sets and put them in storage, hell I might even just get rid of them all. They really don't fit with the new ones at all, they actually look ridiculously comical in fact when displayed next to the newer sets, such a shame.
  4. Johnny1360

    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Yep they use jumper plates to offset the steering wheel, not sure why though. I think it has to be done that way to make other parts work out right. I think maybe some other steering wheel solution, besides the one on the 1x2 plate would have to be used to make it line up better with the driver. Really have'nt messed with it yet still trying to track down the rest of the sets. They will be available at the LEGO store after the first, right? I think the only reason I found them at Target so early was because some employee mistakenly put them on the shelves. Sets were really flying off the shelves right before Christmas, there were absolutely no Star Wars sets on the shelf, it was crazy.
  5. Johnny1360

    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Speaking of honesty and negativity, this is just the kind of remark that made me choose to not post or visit this site for nearly a year now. I see things haven't really changed much. Just trying to take my mind off of bigger problems and have a little fun with my chosen hobby, thanks.
  6. Johnny1360

    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    And it is even more noticeable on the GT-R, I guess because of the longer wheelbase and the 1 plate rake. Still I do seem to be warming up to the new SC line. Some of the shaping techniques are pretty cool, just make sure you keep the driver in the car and not displayed next to it. And I still am having a hard time accepting the off-set steering wheels, might have to mod that somehow.
  7. Johnny1360

    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Okay, just finished both the GT-R and the Quattro, it is definitely a different building style than the old ones. A lot of bigger elements and some new elements, for me anyway. I still enjoyed building them, I just don't seem to care for the results so much. The olds ones actually seem more rounded and curvy compared to these new ones, even though I am sure these are more "scale" correct. They just seem boxy and squared off and yes part of that is the Quattro's design in general but still. Also, with these two sets anyway, the base chassis is surprisingly similar, many of the older ones had cool little tricks here and there, that made building each one a little different. I know I have only built two, so that might change, I hope so. To me it is a totally different monster with the same name, Speed Champions.
  8. Johnny1360

    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    And yes the minifigures look like little kids standing next to the cars, they can't even peer into the car as their eyes are below the top of the doors. Also the steering wheels are a bit off to the right of where the driver sits.
  9. Johnny1360

    LEGO Speed Champions 2020 - Rumors, Speculation, and Discussion

    Been away for awhile but I picked up a couple of the new SC cars at Target the other day. Haven't really been following things lately, so they caught me totally off guard. Got the Quattro and the GT-R. First thing I noticed was price increase, then I notice several other differences mainly something people have been bemoaning forever, two wide seating yay. Different pieces and quite a few other changes. Still on the fence though, being a huge SC fan. The new ones don't look good at all next to the old ones. The build styles have totally changed as well, just not a fan, yet anyway. Who knows maybe I will grow to like them, they just seem so bulky and boxy, through the use of larger elements. I am sure the dimensions are more scale accurate but they just seem huge with tiny tires. Only time will tell, sure hope they grow on me. So far it just seems like a similar center core surrounded by different skins.
  10. Good News, glad to hear we are getting another SC car this year. I always suspected they might do something like this since this year's wave was smaller than usual. Hopefully it looks pretty good, still I guess it doesn't matter, I will get it anyway.
  11. Johnny1360

    [Help] Crawler suspension.

    You should check out some of PunkTacoNYC's crawlers, here on these forums. They have excellent suspension characteristics and he would probably be glad to help you out.
  12. Johnny1360

    42100 Liebherr R9800 Excavator

    Well the more we learn about this fantastic set, the more I realize, it's not for me. I wish it was but it just isn't.
  13. Where's the bean bag chair? I think it's a nice little scene, takes me back for sure, thanks for sharing.
  14. Johnny1360

    Freightliner M2 112 Model

    I also would suggest getting a ballpark figure on cost, as the size and features you would like, will make this truck very expensive, in my opinion anyway. I would hate to see someone put forth all that effort and expense just to have the customer drop dead when seeing the price tag. Parts alone should prove to be rather costly, then the time and effort which is rarely properly compensated for. Thankfully most builders are quite fair when it comes to time invested.
  15. Just finished it myself, thought it was a pretty solid set. Good figures great parts, I really liked getting all those trans clear blue pieces, also some of those tan pieces, most notably the corner 1x1 arch pieces. Thought the build was pretty good and even the price seems fair, may even pick up a second set on discount. Thanks for another great review and I agree with most of your opinions as well. Great set even if your not a fan, many excellent parts.