legotownlinz

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    Flawed - Mouldking 12001 Qinghai–Tibet Railway Train

    All powered wheels have o-rings.
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    The LEGO IR system works fine. The receiver takes additional space and the IR technology has limitations, but the quality of the products is good. The Bluebrixx handset, however, has severe issues, it does not respond to input reliably.
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    If it is allowed on Eurobricks... One thing I already know is that the Mould King remote control supports only 0% and 100% speed. This needs to be changed.
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    It is not only motorized, it comes with a LiIon battery similar to the Lego Power Functions rechargeable battery box that Lego always sold separately, at a higher price than the entire Mould King train with >2000 pcs, motor and remote control. It will be my first Non-Lego train. I've ignored all the low quality ripoffs, but it seems things have improved a lot during the last few months, both original designs and brick quality, so it is worth to give it a try. If the quality is good it would be stupid to buy Lego only, especially since Lego has neglected trains fans and actually forced us to buy third party products like BrickTracks/TrixBricks tracks or black BlueBrixx bogie plates and train windows. Lego gave me absolutely no reason to be a loyal Lego-only train fan.
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    This week I ordered the Tibet railway train. No idea what the quality will be, but the design is great and if there are no serious issues with this set then it competes with Lego's Creator Expert trains. And there are more such trains. I have not bought any of the Bluebrixx trains because they are not designed well and the quality of the bricks is said to be mediocre. I don't understand why they have chosen 6-wide over 7- or 8-wide despite claiming that their sets are made for AFOLs.
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    It could also be a typo. But I'm confident we will get a train. My hope for a train set is mostly based on strong competition.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Designing own MOCs requires talent and buying MOCs lots of money and patience (for the Bricklink orders). This is about to change with offers from other companies, but there is no good police station yet. The one from Bluebrixx looks rather bad. There, I assume very few people have a police station so far and consequently it will be a success for Lego.
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    In the pictures I do not like the look of the new road plates. The problem is that they have no texture, which makes the connector plates stand out. For AFOLs, using small tiles will still be the way to go. The small 4-wide cars are bad. Even children will notice that they don't fit their 6-wide cars.
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    1225 North Pole Railroad

    Sorting parts can be fun indeed. But in your case, I think it is a waste of talent. Please focus on your track system, the next months will decide which company will be the main supplier of molded tracks. It's obvious that TrixBrix and BlueBrixx have ambitious plans. Use your lead position and be the first to offer other elements.
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    I agree that a new engine this year is not very likely. But maybe a product that complements the Crocodile instead of competing with it? There are several Creator Expert cars on shelves at the same time, same should be possible for trains. Wishful thinking... Anyway, I will get this and this in 2021 if Lego doesn't want my money. ;-)
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    Lego City 2021 Rumours, information and discussion

    Looks like they had some cars from the 80ies in stock.
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    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    This flexibility is great, best on market.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I wish the modulars use a base plate that supports wireless lighting like the one from i-Brix. Until Lego has such a solution they should continue to use the flat baseplates.
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    I'm also hoping for a train-related building like an 18+ train station.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I don't see any reason to remove interiors or save parts somewhere else. Modulars should get better, not worse, and I hope that Lego will manage to offer sets with more pieces at the same price. Otherwise, their offers will soon look underwhelming compared to the ones of competitors. Imho they already do, other brands do not save tiles of the upper floors...
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    Keybrick One / Rechargeable battery pack for Powered Up

    I think my example is typical for most trains designed for Powered Up. It uses a standard base plate and has a size similar to many other engine, it's not a particularly small engine. Left and right engine are 99.9% identical. The only difference is a polarity change of the motor. I use two motors in every engine. It's a rule of thumb that one motor is required per three wagons, otherwise the train can't climb the inclines of two plates per straight track.
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    Keybrick One / Rechargeable battery pack for Powered Up

    Here's an actual train and for comparison a typical USB cable. A Lego Pup plug requires a free space of at least one stud with two studs being better to have enough room for the excess length of the cable. The USB-A plug has a length of five studs (not including the metal part that would be inside the jack!) and six studs if you don't want to cripple the cable. Neither left nor right to the battery box is enough space for the 2 x 4 wide voltage range brick, least of all for the USB cable.
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    Botanical Collection - Rumours and Discussion

    My real ones all died. They did not. The leaked image looks completely different. But nice attempt to lure us into your website. ;-)
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    Keybrick One / Rechargeable battery pack for Powered Up

    The PF power supply looks good. The wide voltage range input brick is big and additional space is required for the USB-A plug and the Micro-USB plug on the other side of the cable. Special very thin and very short USB cable would be required. All together, this solution exceeds the available free space of most trains. I don't see any chance this approach is practical.
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    Favorite/most iconic trains?

    My favorite train is the Horizon Express. I like the design of the Crocodile best, but it is too slow and derails too often to be my favorite train.
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    Keybrick One / Rechargeable battery pack for Powered Up

    What?! Alternative facts? Using a blatant lie to promote a product makes me a bit angry...
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    Keybrick One / Rechargeable battery pack for Powered Up

    Agreed, that's needed. But the pickup is not available, so the product is incomplete. Like a car sold without wheels...
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    Keybrick One / Rechargeable battery pack for Powered Up

    Indeed. But you need space for the rectifier and the capacitors in the wheel set or you need extra space somewhere else which would require a redesign of most trains. That should be possible for most trains, but it is an obstacle that holds possible customers off from buying the product. I get the point that the company behind Keybrick One is not excited about the idea of vastly redesigning their product and I'm fine if they don't do it. I just wanted to say what features would make me buy it. And this is definitely convenient recharging of my trains without removing any parts. If I have to disassemble anything, then I can stick to Lego's hub, which allows me to just replace the batteries and run the train again without waiting until the batteries are charged.
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    Keybrick One / Rechargeable battery pack for Powered Up

    And there it goes... That's what I meant when I suggested an universal input that accepts any voltage. Reducing the voltage to 5V on the tracks is not enough, you need the rectifier on the train and not in the power supply because the polarity changes when you turn around the train. This either destroys the Keybrick One or it won't charge. And what is the use-case where you don't need these add-ons? I'd say that most of the trains hubs are used in trains and there you need some way to charge without disassembling the train. That's what 95% of your customers need.
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    Barracuda Bay how popular is this set?

    I still dislike how Lego changed the original fan design. Obviously a few people in China also thought the fan design is better. Have a look at AliExpress... ;-)