therealjustin

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    LEGO Ideas WALL-E

    I received my service pack yesterday and installed the pieces last night. The previous design was very annoying because I would constantly find WALL-E's head flopped backwards even minutes after posing him on my desk due to any small vibration from walking or the local trains.
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    [REVIEW] 42048 - Race Kart

    Thanks for the reviews! What a wonderful set, a must have and perhaps the best of 1H 2016 releases.
  3. I think it's awesome, nice job! Would a regular battery box fit with a little work? Also, do you happen to have a parts list? I will gladly spend the $10 but I'm not sure if I have everything I would need.
  4. An E63 or S63 AMG would be awesome!
  5. I think the biggest disappointment for me is the continual increase in sticker use year after year. Without stickers most of the newer sets are just a bunch of panels. Bring back flex axles and actual DESIGN.
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    LEGO Ideas WALL-E

    There is no mention of current owners getting a service pack, but perhaps I should give them a call.
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    LEGO Ideas WALL-E

    I was playing around with Stephan's LXF file and discovered a little mod that I think really improves the look of his eyes. If you remove the 1x1 plate and turn the 1x1 brick ninety degrees, the 3x3 dish can be attached closer to the head. This change also moves the eyes slightly closer together which fixes another issue I had with the original.
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    LEGO Ideas WALL-E

    There might actually be four issues if other sets are like mine. The printed tiles are all scratched but the damage was done before the graphics were printed.
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    Review: 21303 - WALL-E

    My favorite Ideas set so far besides Curiosity! I think the eyes are a bit off though and I think there are better solutions but that is an easy fix. Thanks for the review!
  10. I really hope that if it is a flagship supercar we get a street car. It seems like Mercedes is very open to having their lineup modeled in LEGO, so perhaps the new AMG GT. I'm not even sure where the Ferrari license stands and as much as I'd love a 1:8 LaFerrari I don't see that happening because the licensing fees alone would probably push the price close to $300. Ultimate IP car. The Ultimate Driving Machine? The BMW i8?
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    LEGO Ideas WALL-E

    You can buy the set on eBay for $140 I think I'll wait, but at least the box looks nice!
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    Advanced Models 10248 Ferrari F40: Discussion Topic

    I was really hoping Lego would do the F40 justice and sadly this doesn't work for me. It looks very "kiddy" and the insane amount of stickers used is very disappointing.
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    Technic Photography

    Volvo L350F with Efferman's steering mod, Rock Crusher XT 1.9 tires and quite a few other changes to bring it closer to the real thing.
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    [WIP] Ferrari 458 Speciale

    This is looking great! The gearbox is particularly nice!
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    Problem with Parts Cracking

    While dusting my 8070 today I noticed that a bushing felt loose. Once I examined it closer I could see that the entire part had cracked in multiple places and one section was so loose that it fell off! This was a brand new, unused part left over from my 42009 spare parts and was only used as a stop on an axle that never saw any stress. I have to mention that I mailed about fifty cracked parts to LEGO a few months ago and never received an email or letter about the issue. I hope they are taking this seriously but I fear it has gone unnoticed. I only want to make a great product that I love even better.
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    8051 Streetfighter

    Had a little fun with the 8051 and I really liked the result. Just a few simple mods give it a more aggressive stance and feel like a proper Streetfighter.
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    8051 Streetfighter

    Thanks guys! When the suspension is pressed the headlights do touch but I thought they looked better placed lower. As a sport/race bike it has limited suspension travel anyway
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    Problem with Parts Cracking

    32039 is the latest victim :( The black 42039 that is used for the handlebars on the 8272 Snowmobile is cracked in the same place. Lego came through with the replacement parts which was great, but if I use them they will start to crack eventually. They asked me to send some examples of the damaged parts and I plan on sending a lengthy letter explaining what I believe is the issue(too much grip force plus thin plastic).
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    Problem with Parts Cracking

    My 42009 has developed cracks on nearly every connector part with an axle hole except for beams. Lego sent me a few replacement parts for my 8420 and 8272 and in the letter they sent along with the parts they said contact them again if something else should come up. Well...I just placed an order for 64 various connectors so let's see what they do I urge everyone to check for these stress fractures. The cracks are small and are seen best when a black axle is inserted into the axle hole. You may not even notice them until you feel the lack of friction.
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    Problem with Parts Cracking

    Yes, go to the Lego website and request replacements. I would also urge you to send an email to Lego letting them know that these parts are defective. The more we write the more they pay attention. I sent an email last week and their reply was just a copy and paste message telling me to order new parts It doesn't matter how many new parts I order, they will ALL eventually crack due to poor design. My solution for now was to file the axle holes on the still intact pieces using a needle file. I know it sounds insane but I think reducing the clutch force by even a little might help.
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    Problem with Parts Cracking

    Just checked my 42000 Grand Prix Racer and all of the 32291 and 42003 pieces are showing the same stress fractures. Most are not all the way through but that does not matter. The grip level is noticeably less than an unbroken piece.
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    Problem with Parts Cracking

    The diecast cars or the LEGO? I already sold most of my 1:18 cars but the few that are left look terrible. It is clear as Erik said that the problem is too much clutch power. Whether it be with the small ridges inside certain parts or thin beams, the stress is too much for plastic.The focus shifts to stopping the cracking before it starts and the only way to do that is by sanding down the pieces.
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    Problem with Parts Cracking

    From what I can see the problem is definitely being caused by the ridges inside pieces like 32184, 32291 and 42003. If you insert an axle into one of these parts you can feel when the ridges on the inside start to grip. For some reason the ridges are only placed in the middle which causes the force to be centered in the middle, causing the part to bulge slightly and over time it will eventually crack.