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  1. Thanks for the review! Yes, it's a small set, but I do like the parts, especially the black 3x7 curved panels in such a small set. I'm glad they're becoming more common. I agree that a few color changes would make it look a lot better (I'm still not a fan of the now red and yellow axles) and one little function would be nice, if even it was a just small openable compartment for storage... I may wait for a discount and pick it up.
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    42096 Porsche 911 RSR

    At least 42077 had a nice buggy B model. That's the hardest thing for me to handle, the lack of a B model. I understand the limitations of licensed vehicles, but it's still disappointing. I'm sure there will be many like me who will be waiting for the wheel arches on Bricklink, and build the rest from their parts collections.
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    42093 Corvette ZR-1

    I for one really like the narrow tires. Sure they may not be perfect for the corvette, but narrow tires are pretty uncommon in Technic, and LEGO in general for that matter. I can't bring myself to get the box on wheels Double Decker Bus so this is a great way to get those wheels plus the smaller wheel arches. I would have preferred red, blue or especially black, but orange is not terrible.
  4. Wow, that's way more than a MOD, I am really impressed. Though I wonder what the overall weight of it now is... massive!
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    Lego 42069 - D MODEL

    Excellent build and look. I've been hoping to see a larger scale snowmobile, and this one looks great. Especially considering the piece limitations.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    I finished mine last night. Three dedicated and fascinating building sessions, the first of which was the gearbox and paddle shifting mechanism. It was an amazing build for me, but then I didn't ever get the Porsche. Compared to the CLAAS and Extreme Adventure and 42009 Mobile Crane, I am just overwhelmed by the size, complexity and density of the build. There are some gaps in the paneling, especially up front, but it doesn't bother me at all. The back end is fantastic, and finishing the beast is completely satisfying. The dark blue parts are excellent and I hope to be able to get enough for my future creations. My only worry now is when I try to take it apart. As I was putting it together, I kept seeing techniques used to intricately put it together to keep all that weight together in a dense space. There are so many areas that will be difficult to pull apart, yet I know I will want to do that in a month or two. Has anyone built it and taken it apart already?
  7. With my model, it's not that that reverse doesn't work, but rather that there is significant lag before it engages. In my experience, a good 1.5 to 2 feet of pushing the car finally engages reverse after the switch, and the same when you return to forward. I'm not sure where most of the lag is, but it must take a while to get through all the gears. Also, I am about 3/4 of the way through the build and I am enjoying it immensely. Sure it was my entire Lego budget for the year, but so worth it!
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    I'm just going to say that regardless of the issues, I'm excited to get this set! Hopefully next week if I find the time. And yes, I'm hoping some of these issues find solutions here in the forum, but even if not I can't wait to have it in my hands!
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    I think we are missing each other a bit. I wasn't trying to say that none of the $350 would be going to Bugatti, I'm sure in the licensing agreement there is definitely some $$ responsible for using the likeness and name. My main point was that since Porsche, Bugatti and apparently Lamborghini and Bentley all fall under the Volkwagen group umbrella, the license is probably with the parent company first and foremost. To me this would indicate that there wouldn't be a big difference (if any) between the license cost to make the Porsche or Bugatti. I personally see the price hike from $300 to $350 as a confirmation of how well the Porsche sold.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    The 900 extra pieces probably made them feel the $50 increase was warranted more than the license, especially since Porsche and Bugatti are both owned by the Volkswagen group with which Lego probably has an agreement.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    That render is very interesting. Thanks @JunkstyleGio! It really shows how much the color scheme changes our perception of gaps and lines. The only awkward part to me is the dash with the tan suddenly turning to black, and yet that's my current issue with the Chiron. I'm not a fan of the big obvious stickers used on the top of the dash and I probably won't be applying them.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    I agree. It took a bit to understand that there are two different types of clutch gears that everyone talks about, especially since I often call the white one a "clutch gear" and the other ones I call "gearbox gears" since that's basically the only place I see them used. Uniformity of slip gear vs clutch gear would reduce a lot of confusion.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    I'm liking a lot about the back side reveal here, and yet I'm not a huge fan of the white line behind the red flax tube but it does appear accurate to the real car. The red panels on either end of the red break line also seem strange, but it is closer to the real vehicle than I thought. The big aesthetic issue for me is the lack of continuation of the C curve along the side. In the real car, that line is continuous and sleek, while here it has an abrupt end where it turns into a plate or something at the bottom of the doors. That might be the first fix I try to implement when the time comes. Overall, very excited!
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Looking at some interior shots of the real Chiron and the same C motif is reproduced inside. It's hard to tell from the one angle photo we have, but that makes sense that it is the inner "C." Also, I'm interested in seeing the side profile because the "windscreen" seems to come pretty far forward but not quite far enough. Plus I'm excited to see the new parts that are on the inside, since there don't seem to be any visible from the outside. Looking the parts catalog shows that we really haven't had many new pieces in 2017 or 2018, just a new smallish bucket, the 3 long axle with pin hole in the center and the short worm gear. Here's to hoping they were saving up for this one!
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Any thoughts about the curved flex cable that seems to be running between the seats? For the life of me I can't figure out what it could be!