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  1. That’s frustrating just thinking about that… I’ve never actually thought about how important pin management is for a B-model. I’m always just used to them being an endless consumable
  2. I think this is my favourite b-model from this set so far. Bodywork looks really good for the limited parts, great job with the DRS feature as well. Really starting to like the DBG with lime accents colour combo
  3. - Actual mechanics where possible. Sometimes it's too difficult to replicate the exact mechanic, so I come up with a LEGO solution that gets the same end result. - 50/50 split. If it looks good but is boring on the inside, or mechanically interesting but looks bad, I don't see the point. It is easy to do one or the other, much more difficult to do both on the same model. When that is achieved that is when I get the most building satisfaction. - As minimally as possible to get the desired result. They tend to be great for smaller details but not larger areas. - I stick to designing cars, because that is what I like most. But every MOC I do has to have 1 interesting function that the others haven't had yet. I also try picking cars that haven't yet been designed to my liking. Otherwise I might as well just build that persons model. - I generally start by roughly building the outside of the model first. I find it easier to then plan how I build the inside and not build the mechanics too big. I always look for real life examples and other peoples models to get inspiration. If I get really stuck I put it to the side and work on a different part of the model. - I work mainly with sheet metal design and fabrication. Solidworks for design, laser cutting and brake press machines for manufacturing. Basic design rules apply for both: strong structures whilst trying to minimise weight and unnecessary parts, model has to look good and function well. Apart from that it is very different. LEGO you stick to existing parts and its a puzzle how to put them together. My day job you are creating the shape of the parts from scratch and because of that it requires a lot more creativity. Especially when there's not much reference material for my day job, you are creating something completely new. Where as my LEGO models are based of real life vehicles so I know exactly what the proportions/shapes etc... need to be. - I like the mechanics and movement side of things more than the system bricks. So for MOCs I stick with technic. System sets are more for relaxing and spending time building with my wife. - Just start building official sets of models that interest you and go from there. What is the logic behind this? I don't see anything wrong with doing either of those things. Diagonal connections are great for adding strength and sometimes getting bodywork on the right angles. Half stud connections can also be great for positioning bodywork in a more precise position. By not using those techniques you are just robbing yourself of more possibilities.
  4. For me… CaDA Alfa Romeo F1 is the best looking one, but I couldn’t care less about Alfa Romeo. (And they’ve left the sport now) LEGO McLaren F1 is the worst looking one, but McLaren is my favourite team. LEGO Mercedes F1 is the middle ground both as a set and as a team that I like. I look forward to seeing if @LukasRSDesign uses the slick tyres on any of his future F1 Mocs
  5. Sounds like something of a game show haha. I’m not sure I’d have the time but would definitely be interested in seeing what people could come up with. Surely this would favor those that have the largest part inventory? When there’s no time to order anything those with a much larger variety of pieces will find it much easier.
  6. If they didn’t have the license they probably would’ve been happy to do a set with all 3 body types and release it as a “classic off-road vehicle” or something along those lines. It comes across as a have your cake and eat it too mentality. If we can get the licenses, then great! If not we will just do it anyway and call it something else… I hope CaDA can get to the level of success and integrity that they can do away with all that. It would definitely gain them more respect and also set them even further apart from all the other knock off brands in the industry.
  7. And so does yellow, orange, red, lime, black, white and basically every color except for the shades of blue. But its not like LEGO cares. I personally would love to see a purple car, it would add a nice variety to everything. I can easily change the pins to black myself.
  8. For comparison, over hear at Lego AU this set is $99 and the Airbus is $329.
  9. The black bar is the steering rack and you have it upside down. The black gear should engage the teeth on the steering rack when you put it in. Look at the instructions step 280-285 and you’ll see the mistake. Lucky for you, you don’t have to pull apart too much of the model to fix it.
  10. No they don’t. But you can choose to shift using either the paddles or the up/down lever in the center. The CC850 has the full manual shifter with a clutch pedal, but no paddle shifters. But the gearbox is amazing with the other features you mentioned. I was watching a YouTube video with Christian (CEO) when it first came out, super interesting.
  11. Yeah the former is out there, the Huayra has that and I think the Jesko has it as well. I’ve always thought it would be cool to design a technic model like that… traditional up/down shifter in the middle and when you use it the paddle shifters move automatically with it. I’m not aware of any cars that do the latter either…
  12. You can 100% tell what it is supposed to be, even if I think it looks way to curvy compared to the real thing. Almost a bit more cartoonish and less muscle like. Always cool though to see another front engined car and I appreciate the interesting front suspension. No doubt it will be successful on rebrickable thanks to the B-model and being easy for people to build. Thanks for sharing!
  13. @LegoHoops Looks great! Congrats on a successful colour swap. Was curious to see how you’d work around some of the missing panels, but you wouldn’t tell they were missing with the result of the finished model. Looks epic next to the bike as well
  14. Cool looking model and great write up as always! My workplace is currently designing some aftermarket accessories to some Polaris Rangers at the moment… So it’s very cool to see this LEGO rendition of the more sportier version.
  15. @T Lego thanks for sharing your journey with the build! Makes me want to build it even more now. Definitely shows how much work goes into a project like this. I think it’s easy for people to see the finished model on YouTube or wherever and not understand the effort that actually goes into it. Then new designers get disappointed when they can’t make something to this level in just a few months…