mkbryant

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  1. I agree that the boom could be 8 studs tall, although by my calculations the cab is correct in the instructions at 10 studs tall (or 9 depending on where you start from). However, it appears that the front cab and engine bay may be 1 stud too tall, unless the boom sits on the cab at an angle instead of perfectly horizontal.
  2. Doesn't appear to be available in the US yet. I wonder if we'll ever get it, considering no US retailer received the 42113 for its unplanned release (I believe the US release was supposed to be a month later than the rest of the world).
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    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    I keep checking bricks and pieces for the new colors and none of them have showed up yet. I've actually got a couple other MOCs that I really want some of the new DBG panels for. I wonder if/when they do show up, if there will be a limit on some of those pieces exclusive to the Osprey.
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    42113 Osprey, Mods and improvements

    That almost looks better than the 5x11 tapered panel.
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    I'm really hoping some vendors in the US got some, I'm just not sure who they are. In the US, I've seen a few sets at places like Wal-Mart, but usually very few technic. Mostly in the US it seems like they are sold online (Amazon) and at official Lego stores, which I assume would just send them back to the warehouse, so I'm not sure how many will be in the wild here. It seems like the smaller independent toy shops don't sell Lego new, but often used or old-but-still NIB sets.
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    I'm certainly interested in a scanned copy of the instructions if you make them available. If you do post them and TLG decides to cancel the set altogether, would they pursue legal action against anyone with any related information, at the very least to have them take it down? Could they get youtube to take down the reviews already on the site?
  7. Did you make the battery holder or happen to find one that conveniently fit? Where did you get it? Do you have instructions? I would love to use this mod for the 42099 that I just put together.
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    So they got that small detail right but couldn't do a major aspect of the hauler like the suspension?
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    I was referring to the one running transverse, sending power to the linear actuators to dump the bed. It appears that axle goes through two bevel gears, one of which definitely has an axle hole, the other we can't tell whether it's got an axle hole or pin hole. If that is really two different axles (and both gears have axle holes), then I suppose it could be either a 4L or 6L axle, but if its one continuous axle (and the gear that we can't see has a pin hole) then its almost certainly a longer axle in tan (new).
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    The gear on the right side (facing away from the camera) appears to be 87407, but in Tan, which would make this a new color for that piece. Probably doesn't actually operate anything but is used for stability of the axle. But the axle is also in Tan, and I'm only aware of the 4-long with center stop, and plain 6-long in Tan, so maybe a new color for a longer axle as well?
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    Not according to Volvo, at least not in this video, which details the drivetrain and shows it in the same position as in the lego model. Volvo Articulated Haulers features - Drivetrain
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    So according to promobricks this set has 1636 pieces. You can get a C+ L motor ($40), and a battery box which isn't for sale by itself yet, but I would imagine at least $10, although Lego will probably charge $25 to buy it individually. Not sure what the actual US price is but the euro to USD conversion is roughly $145, so subtracting the motor and battery box, you get a 1600+ piece set for under $100, easily the best price/part count set released this year at under 6 cents per part. I haven't been really all that interested in this model until just now, and I'm really starting to like it. Seems to have a lot of really interesting functions, plus the dumb battery box with two outputs and an L motor. This has moved up to the top of my buy list.
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    I'm hoping it's not as simple as that. The real A60H has a transfer gearbox the splits power from the engine to the front/back axles, but also allows the drive shaft going to the rear to be higher than the wheel hub height. The 1st rear axle (front) has a similar transfer gearbox integral to the axle housing that has an input and output shaft on a different plane than the main drive hubs. This transfers power to the 2nd rear axle (back). The axles then have planetary reduction hubs that drive the wheels. In the catalog image of the side view, it looks like the XL C+ motor is 2 studs higher than the wheel centers, so hopefully we will see something close to the real thing here. I'm hoping the rear axles aren't simply driven through their center as was done on 42043.
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    According to the first post in this topic, this comes with 3 of the new differentials, so how would that work with a pendular suspension? For that matter, how would the old diffs work with this proposed pendular design? I guess you'd need some u-joints in between the 5x7 frames?
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    Yellow wheels (as designed): Black Wheels: Tractor Tires (just for fun): As you can see, the spacing between the rear axles (assuming I have it correct in my model) would have to be increased to accommodate the tractor tires. The fender would have to be moved outward by 12mm but the tractor tire does fit inside, and since the steering for this thing is not at the wheel but at the hinge between front and rear, as long as there isn't interference normally, there wouldn't be any problem with doing that because the tire doesn't move relative to the fender. I imagine it would be a lot of work to do this, but I don't know what the wheel hub and frame structure looks like, perhaps you could simply move the wheels further in to accommodate the tractor tire.
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    I've already built that configuration but didn't render it for some reason. Will post it later tonight.
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    My first attempt at modeling a set from a single picture of a catalog page:
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    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    Also the first year in three years that we don't have a 4,000+ piece set. Looks like 2018 was a banner year with the Chiron (3599), Mack (2595) and Rough Terrain Crane (4056). Only two 2,000+ piece sets this year, and one of those is only barely over.
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    Technicopedia

    @Blakbird, your site is amazing and definitely provided a valuable resource to me when I first came back to Lego after a short break. After reading through this forum for a couple of months, I was shocked when I found that you were getting rid of you collection, probably because I'm somewhat of a collector and I saw your collection as something aspirational, a goal I could also work toward for the rest of my life, and the fact that it didn't work out for you made me feel some foreshadowing on my life, perhaps. Does this mean you are continuing to work on technicopedia? I've always been impressed with your models and renders, and I'm sure I've read through this entire thread as well as others and have come across it in the past what software you use, but can't seem to find it now. Could you refresh me? Are you open to any help with the site? The reviews are great, but I think I looked more at the category pages than anything. Have you ever thought of having a feature where you could compare the sizes of two models? Like front, side and top views and you could select two different models to compare the scale? Or even just to list the scale in a table somewhere, so if you wanted to collect all the construction equipment of a certain scale, you could find it easily?
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    I'm trying not to criticize as much as just point out the differences, and I definitely never said I didn't like it. It is 100% on my buy list, but I do also plan on attempting to make some cosmetic changes to make it closer to actual proportions. I think it looks good and I'm excited to see how they actually implemented the features, and I really hope they have the pendular suspension from the real thing.
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    I agree about the handrails, but what is another option (seriously asking options, not being snarky)? I've always felt that, being technic, there will be some compromises based solely on the available parts and function. And I definitely prefer my technic models to stay mostly (almost completely) technic, with very few system parts, and only as minor accents.
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    42114 - 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler

    I tried to do an overlay comparison with this side-view from the catalog (that was edited by @Erik Leppen) vs the illustrated side-view from the A60H official catalog. On the top, I scaled the illustrated view to match the height of the Lego cab. It's hard to tell, but with this scaling, the height of hood is far too low and needs to be raised by at least 1, maybe 2, studs. You can also see that the wheel base needs to increase. With this scaling, the tires are not large enough on 42114, but interestingly, the length of the hood is correct. On the bottom, I scaled the illustration to match the OD of the tires on 42114. In this scaling, you can see the wheel base more closely matches, and the height of the hood is correct, but the length of the hood is now too long, and the cab is much too high, possibly 3 studs. I can't make any determination on the height of the bed since it's elevated, but I imagine it's too high as well. In both scalings, the shape of the hood and lower front bodywork seems incorrect -- the hood should be more curved, could use 2 18944s (3x13 curved panel); and the slope of the lower bodywork should be steeper (it almost doesn't look like there's any slope at all).
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    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    Found a better version of the entire catalog page, clipped the drawing of the hub from the V-22 and the Volvo dumper, clearly the volvo dumper hub is the existing Control+ with 4 ports, the one on the V-22 page only has 1 port on each side.
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Oooo, I like that yellow and red color scheme. Might have to try my hand at a alt build using all the construction yellow pieces I already have.
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    The color scheme also is very similar to this AW609. But I can find no V-22 with a color scheme anywhere close to what we're getting in this set. And absolutely no reference to a civilian V-22 variant anywhere.