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  1. I'm facing a similar problem as Autumn. I have a wanted list with parts that I actually need to order. Then, there is second list with nice-to-have parts, that I don't need urgently. After selecting the stores for the first list, I want to add all the parts of the second list that are available in these stores, but don't want to add another store. Currently, I'm checking for the nice-to-have parts manually.
  2. legotownlinz

    LEGO #21344 - Orient Express

    It's a really nice set, I like the color scheme, that there are two coaches, even the engine looks nice. I'm happy with Lego's decision to scale it down and make it compatible with standard tracks. 8-wide was the perfect choice to make the set appealing for train fans. I'll buy it two times to get four coaches and looking forward for instructions for the motorization and how to combine the two engines into a bigger one.
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    Bricklink Designer Program 2021 Discussion Thread

    Had a look at the submissions and rated all of them with an estimated rate of 90% 'not for me'. There are a few decent buildings and modular buildings that I liked. Only three sets got a 'love it':’s-Office---Wild-West
  4. legotownlinz

    The BlueBrixx Thread

    I built the red V100 8-wide this weekend: Wow, that was a bad experience. The bricks are ok, but there are so many flaws in the design: Without a battery box (which is not included), the construction above the battery box space is very unstable. The base design is poor (seems to have been fixed for the blue V100). The Lego battery box doesn't fit. The magnetic coupler is at the wrong height and unnecessarily far in front of the engine. All in all, a major revamp is required to make it a useable model. Has someone already done it?
  5. legotownlinz

    LEGO Trains 2023

    Cobi is releasing a stream engine, and dual-moulded straight track.
  6. legotownlinz

    LEGO Trains 2023

    With 'high volume' I meant a huge number of sales, not that the set is physically huge. In the early days, I kept Lego and non-Lego strictly separated. Now I have all bricks in the same boxes, but non-Lego parts are still in separate bags so that they do not mix. I consider it a temporary solution, in the long term, everything will be mixed up. The more non-Lego sets I build, the more used I get to other parts and the less I care about the stud logo. :-)
  7. legotownlinz

    LEGO Trains 2023

    Lego decided to do only high volume sets with big margins. It's more important for them to have maximum profit now than a sustainable business for many years. Customers move to other brands in droves, and they won't come back. Once the Lego collection is 'polluted' with third party bricks, there is really no reason to avoid other brands anymore.
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    LEGO Trains 2023

    There is no evidence Lego has any plans to offer more than a few train products for kids and an AFOL set every few years. For cost reasons, City trains will remain 6-wide, making them less and less interesting for AFOLs migrating to 8-wide like I did. I predict that Lego's role in the L-gauge market is negligible in a few years. Even this year, most of the rolling stock and track I purchased came from other brands. Being an L-gauge fan, it is time to move on. Not only where we buy bricks, but also where we discuss. Forums like Eurobricks are unable to change their rules and adopt to a new, more diverse era. What's the point in discussing the absence of Lego sets when the real things happen somewhere else?!
  9. Same for me. If it is not 6-8 wide, then I'll skip it. There are so many alternatives to spend my money that I don't care anymore if Lego screws it up.
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    BrickLink designer program set not delivered

    I didn't ask for a refund, Lego did it on their own. As mentioned in the link above, if Lego was a German company, they would be obligated to deliver by law. And I wonder if this law is Germany-only or if it's the same in all EU countries.
  11. Hi folks, I've got a problem, two sets of the BrickLink designer program have not been delivered successfully because DPD did not leave a delivery notice on my door or the neighbors removed it. The sets went back to Lego and Lego refunded the money. However, I want Lego to deliver the sets again, but they refuse to do so. I didn't cancel the purchase. My question is, is Lego legally obligated to sent the sets again? On Google I foundändler-unzustellbarkeit.html, but it is German law. Are the laws in Denmark similar? Or do Austrian laws apply (where I live)?
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    LEGO Trains 2022

    The axles of the motor would be too close together. To get a wider spacing between the axles, they did not use the second motor axle but used the wheel set that is otherwise used for coaches. As this model is obviously a San Francisco cable car, a third axle would be wrong and might also prevent the model to run through curves.
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    LEGO Trains 2022

    Because the 9v motor has two fixed axles while the pu moter can be disassembled. On the picture you see that only one axle is used, the other axle is a coach wheelset.
  14. legotownlinz

    LEGO Trains 2022

    I don't think so. They use only one axle and, correct me if I'm wrong, it is not possible to remove axles of a 9V motor.