Rikus

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About Rikus

  • Birthday 06/20/1970

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    Chiavari (GE)
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    Electronics, Mechanics, Movies, Underwater Diving.... Lego!

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    Italy
  1. Fully agree... but I perfectly know that it’s inside every adult fan the small kid is still strong. I remember myself, when I was about 10yo) dreaming for hours while looking at the new forthcoming sets shown inside LEGO catalogue... that I just received together with a brand new set! It was over 30 years ago (l’m 47), but nothing have changed in such a long time... except for the amount of LEGO I own (much much much more)!!!
  2. According to what is happening (and I have seen) in Nuremberg regarding trains, TLG is likely to introduce a kind of Bluetooth receiver AND remote, for PF 2.0. This will be the best, cheaper and most flexible way to switch to radio controls, today: by including a BLE remote (like the one that will be in the new trains system), TLG will be able to grant a perfect “out of the box” experience, while allowing for more complex and advanced control (even programmable) by means of a mobile app. BTW, the trains remote have a sort of “proportional control” (exactly like it was for previous version, that is perfectly compatible with current Technic PF, should someone forget it), so it is likely that something similar will come in next year PF v2.0 for Technic. An S-Motor would be much appreciated, but I dunno if it will ever come.
  3. I fully understand your anger (and your “hunger” for news), but this year in Nuremberg everything is really strange... a suspicious feeling is running through all of the the booths... especially in the big brands ones! All major brands (TLG, Mattel, Hasbro, Spin Masters, Giochi Preziosi, etc.) have “closed” booths: walls all around, CCTV inside, bodyguards at entrance, registration desks and bags for smartphones to be handed to the staff and received back only at exit! After my tour at TLG, as soon as I received my phone back, I just took an innocent “selfie” in front of the LEGO logo at the end of the entrance corridor, to send it to my family... and immediately a bodyguard came to me asking to see my pictures (after seeing them, I was allowed to keep and share them, of course)!!! Consider even that at the same TLG and Hasbro booths I was not admitted to see anything inside, at a first time, because I am an exhibitor... Only after giving them more info about what my company does (basically, emebedded elecronics and controlling apps for some tabletop games and videogames), and after a couple of “strategic calls” (I’m a supplier for some of these brands), I was finally allowed to enter... this never happened in past years! Every time I was taking a picture, when just having a brief tour around in the fair, I was feeling myself as a thief... even if pictures were totally allowed in many booths (all of the “opened” ones) and I was only wanting to share them with my little daughter! Just to give you a complete view of the thing, if my memory doesn’t fail, till last year pictures were allowed (except for new IPs, were a simple “no pictures allowed” notice used to be shown) and the press was allowed to take and show videos on YouTube and TV...
  4. 42082 Rough Terrain Crane

    From what I remember, during the presentation they told it have 4 WS
  5. Unfortunately, as I already stated in the 2018 thread, there is no Chiron in Nuremberg... only the 4 rims poster... The others 2h 2018 sets are all there, but no Technic Chiron, no Star Wars “Solo” movie sets, no new Marvel Superheroes and no Jurassic World ones... all of them are there only as “black boxes” as seen in the leaked catalogue.
  6. No pneumatic motor.... it moves back and forth, together with the clams
  7. I confirm it’s 2 in 1, but there was only one box and I wasn’t able to see behind it.... sorry. Yer, rope and pulleys. Something like 8416, but the set is much smaller.
  8. I was on the wrong side of the desk, while they demoed it... it could be an XL... but if I heard correctly, the guy showing it told us it’s an L.
  9. It was on a shelf, not playable and not shown, unfortunately. I can confirm it has cables to lift forks
  10. I meant something like a Logger They seemed to be standard 14720 in red One for all of the functions: moving left-right chooses the function, moving forward-back chooses the direction. superstructure turning and outriggers controls are in the base. Boom is 1 stage Outriggers seem 1 stage
  11. I just finished the tour inside the LEGO stand in Nuremberg... the Chiron was not there, unfortunately (only a teasing poster)... but all of the other new sets was shown... I confirm: - new power founctions 2.0 on train (controllable both by app or by means of a new remote) - new pneumatic valves with axle hole to control them (as already stated before) - the Volvo will be fully manual... but it’ BIG (bigger than the CLAAS) - the secondary model of the Volvo will be a Volvo autonomous truck - Forest thingy have PF motorized compressor, with two valves for boom and pinch/blade (blade is pneumatic, too). - forest harvester secondary model will be a forest manipulator - the crane is HUGE.... no HUGER! PF motorized with only one L motor. all functions controlled with both function and direction control by a single lever (boom elevation, extension and winch). have 4 wheels steering, 8V fake engine and motorized superstructure turning and stabilizer deployment.
  12. I think pictures will be allowed, somehow, but will have to be approved by LEGO, in such a way that internal mechanism and/or new parts cannot be cloned by the scammers before going on shelf. This makes me think TLG aims to introduce some truely innovative new parts... as someone already guessed (new pneumatic valves... maybe some new PF parts...) BTW... I’ll attend the fair and will be there on Wednesday... of course, TLG stand will be the first I’m going to see... than, hopefully, I’ll post some (allowed according to TLG) news here.
  13. Go for the AROCS... now!
  14. PF Motor Power

    Why not use a PF pole reverser, together with a “mechanical” solution to operate it? something like this:
  15. Since this thread is supposed to be about 2018 Technic lineup... I hope it’s not a problem to ask: @Jim The 1H2018 are already for sale worldwide... no official reviews from you and/or from @Sariel this time?