Carrera124

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  1. I thought abould building the engine from 7720 in white or yellow.
  2. Unreleased/Cancelled LEGO Sets

    Well, at least in Europa, other toys operated with 12v (ore even more) still after 1991 until today. E.g. model train sets or slotcar tracks. And some of them are explicitly marked as "toy" (= suitable for kids 6+ or 8+ years), while other ones (imho the minor group) are marked as "modeling" (=suitable for kids 14+ years).
  3. Unreleased/Cancelled LEGO Sets

    Well, for me it's doubtful because there are too many hints that speak against that: + many new 12V box designs in 1989 + new technic set in 1989 + the fact that the electric 9V System as such was in series since 1987, so they just had to adapt the train motor and the rails,and not to re-invent a complete new 9V system. Samsonite - afaik - did things and decisions on their own, imho that can't be representative for Lego headquarter in Denmark. And the color change - yes, it is natural that they flush old the old Colors in this case. But the color change was a huge thing and surely it was not business as usual, therefore not represenative either.
  4. Unreleased/Cancelled LEGO Sets

    How do we know that (sources)? I cannot think of any example for that - can you give some examples? That makes no sense. To do so, it would not have been necessary to create a new set. They could also have produced another batch of 8055.
  5. Unreleased/Cancelled LEGO Sets

    I don't think so, because of 2 reasons: In 1989, many boxes of the 12V supplemental line-up (rails, conducting rails, switches, motor, lights kits, even the station 7824) got a major overhaul. Styrofoam was dropped, and the sizes of the boxes were changed. These boxes can be identified because of a double copyright (1980, 1989) printed on them. Without any doubt, these changes caused costs. Maybe there were requirements we don't know, but I think no one would spend that money if you already made a decision to drop the complete system. Also in 1989, the Technic Universal series was renewed. Especially the set 8054 was introduced, and it still had an 4,5v-motor. In 1990, it had been replaced by 8064 with 9v-motor. I guess no one would introduce a new 4.5v technic universal set if there is already a decision to go for 9v in 1990. Instead, I'd continued 8055 for one year, or otherwise I'd go for 1989 without a technic universal motorized set and add this later in 1990. Imho, the complete switch to the 9v system must have happened rather short before 1990.
  6. Worst instructions

    Never had problems with older instructions that add many parts in one step. If I missed one part, I got back and added it. But I am annoyed by modern instructions - colors are sometimes hard to identify, and adding 1-2 pieces for each step is just a joke.
  7. Now at eBay. Topic can be closed.
  8. Will be for sale again, but I noticed a missing part and needed time to get it. Updated description: For sale: rare 12v train set 7727 from 1983 with box Description: set is complete according to Bricklink inventory parts were cleaned, damaged and missing parts were replaced/added: parts 4081a have been replaced with parts 4081b hinges are versions with open studs motor is running on one set of contacts, other set of contacts is not working stickers on both doors and weight bricks are present white and grey parts are not yellowed track parts are present, complete and rust-free instructions have a small tear on top of front cover, otherwise in very good condition original box is present and in very good condition sorting tray is missing and has been replaced by a professional-made sorting tray made of solid white carton Handling and shipping: price is 500€ fixed set is located in Germany, please ask for shipping costs to your country payment by bank transfer (preferred) or Paypal without fees "for friends and family members"
  9. For sale: 12v train 7727 from 1983 Description: set is complete according to Bricklink inventory parts were cleaned, damaged and missing parts were replaced/added stickers on both doors and weight bricks are present white and grey parts are not yellowed instructions have a small tear on top of front cover, otherwise in very good condition original box is present and in very good condition. Sorting tray is missing and has been replaced by a professional-made sorting tray made of solid white carton Handling and shipping: price is 500€ fixed set is located in Germany, please ask for shipping costs into your country payment by bank transfer (preferred) or Paypal without fees "for friends and family members" Pictures:
  10. Some older sets (e.g. 854, 856, first rev. of 8843) came with instructions for more than one alternative model, so those were also called "C-model" etc.
  11. Still prefer the original studded version :-)
  12. How many sets do you own?

    11x Classic Basic (era 1976-1992) 2x Ideas 5x Dimensions 37x Trains (era 1980-1990) 26x Trains (era 1991-2006) 1x Pirates 1x Knights 203x Classic Town (1978-1996) 26x Classic Space (1979-1998) 15x Model Team 141x Classic Technic (studded era, 1977-1999) 28x Modern Technic (studless era, 2000-) 4x Znap 0x CMFs 0x Star Wars 0x Modular Buildings
  13. Best years of Lego sets Discussion

    Same here Most of the modern sets don't appeal to me - the printed minifigs look ugly, and most the sets look blown-up. Yes, there are some gems like the Technic Porsche 911, but they are quite rare.
  14. Best years of Lego sets Discussion

    For me, it's 1990: - last year of grey 12v train era - Classic Town Monorail 6399 - introduction of M-Tron - introduction of 9V technic motors & Control Center