therealjustin

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    Technic 2015 Discussion and Speculation

    An Arocs would be nice but being the supercar fan that I am, the W05 or AMG GT sounds better
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    Technic 2015 Discussion and Speculation

    I would gladly pay $250+ for a 1:8 scale W05. Mercedes have a lot to be proud of with their Formula 1 team and I cannot think of a better way to celebrate the WDC and WCC wins than a giant LEGO model. I can imagine the box and everything...
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    Third Party Tires for Lego Technic Rims

    Ah, good to know! I purchased some closed cell foam inserts from Crawler Innovations that were suppose to fit the Rock Crusher XT's but there is still a bit of wiggle room inside. They work better than the soft foam that was included but I think something solid would work better. I thought about cutting a piece of plastic conduit or tubing and using that as a filler but that is not ideal of course.
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    Third Party Tires for Lego Technic Rims

    I'm looking for some 1.9 tires for the 42030 Volvo. I currently have a set of Rock Crusher XT's on it but the compound is too soft. Are the GMade 1901 tires any harder? Or maybe you guys know of something else?
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    Favorite Technic Sets

    My top five in order: 42009 42030 8043 8070 8420/8051 - I can't decide :)
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    42030 - To Get or Not to Get

    I was not really planning on getting the set right away and when I did, it would be for parts only. I purchased it in August and four months later I still have it on display It certainly has shelf presence and is easily one of the best Technic sets ever made. If you buy a few extra pieces to add Efferman's steering, put on aftermarket tires and fill in the holes in the bodywork it makes it that much more enjoyable to play with and look at.
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    42030 - Volvo L350F MODs and Improvements

    This is a must if you own the 42030. Stellar work indeed by Efferman! I was surprised at how many of the needed parts I had but I still had to order a few through Brick Link so I don't cannibalize other models I also grabbed a set of Crawler Innovations closed cell foam inserts for the rear tires to help with the weight of the battery box.
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    42030 - Volvo L350F MODs and Improvements

    I can't find the single 33299 in the full model LXF file. Is that used for the steering mod?
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    1H2015 Video Reviews

    Thanks for the reviews! The 42039 was the one I wanted most and it could have been great but instead it fails to excite me at all, and I'm a fan of endurance racing. It just doesn't capture the look of the current LMP1 cars. The fenders look off with their squared-of edges and the tires are too small(or the car is too big). Flex axles in that green color would have been a better choice for fenders.
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    Pricey Technic Parts vs. Our Hobby

    Expensive parts have killed many of my ideas and attempts at building some of the excellent MOC's out there. The flex axles that were common place are now commanding $15-$20 each and when you need six of them it adds up quick. I cannot pay $100+ for thin pieces of rubber now matter how badly I want to build the model.
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    Building a Supercar MOC

    I should have clarified that I have parts from 9398 and 8070 to work with. The $200 is for the extra bits My choice would be the F40 if only for the scale, but even with all of the LXF files combined it does not seem like everything is there. Plus, those 14L flex axles are stupidly expensive.
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    Building a Supercar MOC

    I am looking to build my first "supercar" MOC but choosing one is not easy. I have about $200 set aside for extra parts. Madoca's Off Road Pickup Paul's 911 GT3 jorgeopesi's F40 Or, I can continue waiting for the 76023 Tumbler to come back in stock
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    1H2015 Video Reviews

    Nice, can't wait! Am I right in thinking that the 42039 b-model is like a Bowler EXR-type SUV? Or is it more like a buggy/car?
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    42030 - Volvo L350F MODs and Improvements

    I was thinking about modding the rear of the loader to something like this. It would look more like the real L350F for sure.
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    [MOC] Off Road Pickup

    I'm in love! Just wonderful! I know this will end up costing a lot of money but I don't care. I HAVE to build this truck.
  16. I made a few small improvements last night to my 42009. The rear superstructure has been raised and extended by one stud so as to match the front cabin height, and it now sits even with the boom.
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    Madoca's new truck again?

    Exceptional work yet again! This is what 42029 should have been.
  18. The file for the 76023 Tumbler doesn't load for me.
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    42039 - 24 Hour Race Car - Discussion Topic

    At least make some new covers like on 8653 and 8145.
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    42039 - 24 Hour Race Car - Discussion Topic

    They really did do a complete redesign, didn't they. The new fender panels are nice and the front air splitter is more accurate to a real LMP1 car but the headlights are too vertical and the choice to use round lenses instead of the tiles was a terrible idea. And what happened the roof and rear section! Ehh!!!
  21. Me too! It really is remarkable and I can understand why some do not like to preview a set before release, but I think it's great.
  22. They changed the page on the US S@H site and it now reads: What a bunch of BS! The nearest LEGO store is 90 miles away from me and they don't even have any left. I have $200 ready to spend but because of someones failure to recognize the popularity of this set, I am essentially being told to sod off.
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    Technic 2015 Discussion and Speculation

    At least with 42038 Snow Tracker we get more orange 5x11 panels. Maybe I'll be able to add an orange plow to my Unimog That street bike looks pretty bad with those colors and resembles 8051 too much. There are so many amazing motorcycle MOC's out there and yet Lego seems to have seen none of them.
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    Ferrari F40

    That is beautiful! The F40 never ages and you really captured the lines. I just hope I have enough parts to build it.
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    Technic 2015 Discussion and Speculation

    A LeMans style flagship would be great! Either an LMP or GT class with a proper gearbox please.