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  1. I purchased the Defender last month and the color variation has been mostly nonexistent. That is, until I got to the power dome on the hood.


    It looks even worse in person, and the LEGO rep on the phone was a bit snarky about it. For such a visible area I expect better quality.



  2. Just for an experiement I built the Ducati swingarm to try on my 42036, but soon noticed that the chain is not parallel due to the gears and hub that are used. Is this right? Pretty sure I built it correctly. It's also not that stiff as a structure.

  3. 15 hours ago, Blakbird said:

    OK, I checked more closely and there is indeed a single rotational degree of freedom on that panel attachment.  I rotated them forward and it looks much better.  If I'd had the correct wheel arches in there it would have been much more obvious because those panels won't even fit without rotating them.  I've done a new render with the corrected panel positions and also took the opportunity to use the old metallic green from 8466 which looks way more accurate to the real car.  Of course, after the render was complete I spotted one more easily visible error in my file.  Bonus points to anyone who can find it.  Higher res version of the picture here.  When I build my physical version, I think I'll be replacing all the visible blue pins with black.


    The floating liftarm/blue pin near the rear fender panel? :laugh:

  4. Well I think it looks fantastic, and I'm beyond happy that it appears to be lime green or at least something similar. The gaps are well placed and everything flows quite nicely. The roof is a bit flat, but the designers must have figured the 3x13 or the new panels were too convex in shape perhaps? 

    Can't wait to see the rear now, and of course the Technic bits on the inside.