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  1. 1974

    Lego "Space City"

    Actually there IS an official Space Police III "future city" : There are quite a few of these named Log 01, 02, 03 etc .. I also believe that there is a "behind the scenes" video from the guys who made the videos. And to boot I think I've seen some LDD files for some of the buildings Cheers, Ole
  2. I had a MISB 6382 that I parted out on BL, I think I got 20EUR for that sticker sheet. Should be easy to replicate though
  3. Neat! There are other parts that's not from 1983, like the twenty button computers .. And those seem to have round bottoms. The 1984 Space Dart design is also there ..
  4. 1974

    question about theme juniorisation

    It's a real term and it's EB that's being childish about it. I think it originated on LUGnet and you can find references to it all the way back to '98 when the forum started I believe it came about with Town JUNIOR (<-- get it?) sets of the late 90's. Those sets were indeed dumbed down compared to what came earlier AND was aimed at the same target group. TLG messed up and brought back proper Town/City While TLG do indeed make toys for all ages the term is rather specific and very real so you're as wrong as you can be
  5. 1974

    Star Wars

    Yeah, it was the biggest meh experience I've ever had in a cinema and the only SW movie I've only seen once. Not sure what to think about this one though .. I love the SW universe but I'm pretty tired of the OT characters. R! was really great though ('cept the last scenes with Vader)
  6. 1974

    Star Wars

    Wicked smart, bro. If you can keep it between you and me, I know someone who'll sell much cheaper LEGO from China Heck, you can even get LEGO for free (if you got a get-out-of-jail-card that is) : https://wtop.com/stafford-county/2018/02/stafford-co-man-arrested-1-8k-lego-scam/
  7. Idea Book 8889, page 37 is what you're looking for I also had 42009 and when I built it all functions worked poorly. There appears to be a real positive attitude towards 42009 on here. This was the set that made me sell all my (studless) Technic and go back to proper working Technic sets .. As a massive fan of actually working Technic sets, I think I made the right choice I'm actually finishing up my well driller right now. It's a pretty cool thing to MOC with LEGO but it has one huge no-go (as far as official sets go) that is you can't drill with it! You can't propel x amount of 16L axles into the ground, mine can but not in real life = no play feature = no TLG set
  8. Not feeling sorry for you as you honestly have too many toys (unless you're actually Elon Musk, then iI'll happily shut up), but having so many hobbies is not really possible for a normal human being. It's not the money, it's the time baby Anyway, I hope you'll make a killing on those sets. You deserve it Eric - and MANY THANKS for Technicopedia Also have a Tamiya Konghead waiting for this weekend. I love Tamiya, but I (and the wifey) says only ten cars, buy one, sell one ... such is (my) life ..
  9. Have you tried lifting anything, or actally play with it? It can't lift anything heavier than a City car, outriggers can't support the vehicle and all functions are VERY slow .. very boring! It's a functional (or not) toy you know, not a display model
  10. Actually, flex axles, rigid pneumatic tubing and ribbed 7mm hoses comes on huge spools and are cut to length as needed I know this as I have all three types in +3 meters (yes, threehundred centimers!), however my long flex axles lacks the pin connection so I guess they're hot pressed after cutting None of those come in chrome anyway, so I'm guessing flat/boring/swirl/pearl silver (or whatever TLG calls that colour now) and my bet is on flex axles. This part will only come in this set and will be the new 10179 boat rigging/radar and command silly prices on BL until the fakes show up and TLG puts them in another sub hundred dollar set in eight years .. I would not be surprised if this set has some new curvy panels These modern smooth looking "supercars" mostly look like a turd blown with a hairdryer anyway it's pretty hard to do them justice with Technic parts and/OR system parts. Now an old Countach, angular as that 80's colombian taxi is, that would be a good choice. i'd also like to see some proper Group-B cars from 80's (Lancias, Peugeots, Audis .. all boxy and not that hard to do - also interesting mechanics that would not be that hard to with modern Technic parts) Heck, a 959 Rothmann makeover might me even want to buy the Porsche
  11. Yeah, 42009 is crap .. 127 gears and one tiny motor does not compute. Yes, it's got a three-stage boom and dual-stage outriggers, but they don't actually work. It's useless for play and many older mobilecranes (like 8460) work MUCH better. Too bad soo many modern Technic sets are all about DISplay and not PLAY. I really loved my 855 as a kid, I would be rather annoyed with 42009 back then (as I am now) And if you want structural integrity you need to use (Technic) bricks and plates. Liftarms are useless for large scale models ('cept perhaps large properly braced booms on cranes)
  12. 1974

    Lack of original themes

    They certainly don't and mess up heavily from time to time. Chima was supossed to be the biggest bang TLG ever launched with the most expensive ad campaign TLG had done up to that point. Well, that line was trash, did not sell very well and what freakin' genius at TLG thought it was a good idea to launch a theme DIRECTLY aimed at the same endusers as Ninjago? A theme that was and is extremely popular. Granted Ninjago was supposed to be fazed out with the introduction of Chima (hey, it's that marketing genius at TLG again) but retailers liked Ninjago too much so they had to huddle up yet another year of of that theme in a hurry .. Hence Chima and Ninjago on the same shelf that year That was bloody stupid TLG also had a much more fleshed out second year of The Simpsons (many more sets) but nobody (the retailers) wanted that so it got canned I have an nine year old son and in his school I'm known for as "LEGO Ole" and while my son has a rather large SW collection it really is my classic stuff that's interesting the boys (and gals) in his class I've done my own inquiries into this "focus group" and NONE of them find that stuff (classic space, castle and pirates from the eighties/early ninties), "simple", "boring builds", do not complain about lack of details on the minifigs etc They do like that "everything fits together" and it's "big". By this I think they mean worldbuilding and a coherence in a theme They like that it LOOKS LIKE LEGO and do seem botherd by the fact there are no classic space/castle/pirate cartoons to go with it Also, when I had a 12V train setup it proved to be very popular, especially with all the automated switches, electric cranes etc And lastly, neither the boys nor girls seem to have ANY BLOODY INTEREST IN HELICOPTORS! I'm positive I wouldn't be numba one cool daddy if I had the entire Chima theme lined up ready to play with (The other parents would probably label me a weirdo and limit their childrens access to my man-cave) Cheers, Ole
  13. 1974


    It's clearly a Lepin outlet which is a no go in the EU Both screwing with TLG, Disney/Lucasfilm and the EU in one swoop is pretty impressive Cheers, Ole
  14. 1974

    2018 Lego Trains

    Might be. There has to be something new, eh? The passenger coaches looks like a three minute job; bogies, baseplate, brick, two plates, trans panels, another brick, a plate with cheese and you're done! 7815/20 was a wee bit more fun to build
  15. 1974

    2018 Lego Trains

    Why did they flip the window on the cargo train? That DUPLO front end on the passanger train .. sigh (it's 7897 reborn). A truck instead of another flatbed/boxcar? and why can't we have DOORS. At least they're still being used/made for other themes (City/Jurrasic) Those boxes give the impression that a LOT of tracks are included! Not convinced PF is new or have been BT'ed .. yet. The "Wifi" logo reminds of the old 9V sound logo ..