DrJB

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  1. The set looks nice, and the review is well done. However, like others on here, Lego sets have become rather expensive lately, with little playability besides the RC drive/steer functions. How many RC vehicles can TLG come up with and bring novelty/interest now and then?
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    10282 Adidas Superstar

    They already have 'lego jewelry' for girls ... with all sort of pastel colors.
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    10282 Adidas Superstar

    Not too impressed by the Adidas shoe (opinions differ here, obviously). Except for the build/sculpting, not much of a play value or something to look at at length. Not sure how much they'll sell of the set either as it appears of very 'limited' appeal. What else is TLG going to come-up with, maybe some Victoria's Secret (or LaSenza if you're in Canada) inspired items to boost their sales?
  4. Just updated the list. Somehow the first time around the list was empty :(
  5. Thank you for your interest. The prices are below for the new sets (there are few more assembled sets, will post a list later). The prices are based on Bricklink (low end) and of course, better than eBay. We can do some discount if you buy multiple sets. Last, I'm in Chicago, so you need to add shipping and insurance if desired. 42054 2x $ 250.00 4842 1x $ 275.00 8070 4x $ 275.00 8404 1x $ 220.00 7962 1x $ 150.00 3368 1x $ 160.00 41999 3x $ 450.00 76023 1x $ 400.00 8461 1x $ 1000.00 7571 1x $ 60.00 9396 1x $ 230.00 9394 1x $ 80.00 7208 1x $ 230.00 8450 1x $ 180.00 8482 1x $ 230.00 8258 2x $ 500.00 8043 1x $ 500.00 8376 1x $ 370.00 10256 1x $ 450.00 42009 1x $ 360.00 42042 1x $ 290.00 8996 1x $ 260.00
  6. Thank you very much. I was not aware such part existed :). In fact, the same 'screw' mates with the following part, from the 41130 Friends RollerCoaster Set.
  7. Can you kindly clarify the connection between the red/helical axle and the gray parts? Do those have smooth hole or something else ?
  8. Thank you Milan, appreciate the feedback. Cheers.
  9. Stunning set and review ... but then again, I wouldn't expect anything less from Jim. For those of us who've used such machines, this takes me back 30+ years... when some on here were not even 'conceived' yet In any event, my favorite detail is the switch on the top right, that moves the 'ink' ribbon/bobbins up/down to change the color between red/black. Absolutely a very nice/realistic detail. I wonder though how many of these TLG will actually sell ... as I'm not sure a large segment of the population would identify with such 'dinosaurs'. Or maybe some people would buy the set just for the metal/chrome parts, and there are many of them.
  10. Greetings All, I have about multiple Technic Sets (Sealed/Assembled) I'd like to sell, preferably all at once, but willing to entertain if you buy multiple sets.They were meant to be part of a bigger project but now I've concluded I need to downsize and keep my collection manageable as I'm moving to a smaller house. The sets include 8070 SuperCar - 4/1 42054 Claas Xerion - 2/0 8258 Crane Truck - 2/1 8043 Excavator - 1/1 41999 Crawler Exclusive Edition - 3/1 42042 Crawler Crane - 1/1 42009 Mobile Crane - 1/1 ... and few more Let me know if you're interested or looking for any other set. Thank You.
  11. Greetings All, I have about 20 sealed Technic (new) I'd like to sell, ideally all at once. They were meant to be part of a bigger project but now I've concluded I need to downsize and keep my collection manageable. The sets include 8070/42054/8258/8043/41999/42042 and few more. Is it ok to post a complete list of available sets in here? I reckon this is not the buy/trade sub-forum but since most sets are Technic, I thought it'll have more visibility on here and I'd need run this by the mods first.
  12. Very interesting discussion thus far. I'm an 'old-school' guy, mechanical engineer, and to me Technic is about mechanisms, moving parts, linkages, kinematics, gears, etc ... Unfortunately, lately styling has become ever more important than the hidden mechanical functions, and TLG is pursuing aggressively shape/forms over function. Not sure what that will accomplish in the end, though let's just call it a Technic Evolution phase ... In the coming few years we'll see where that leads us. In all honesty though, the 8455 and 8043 were masterpieces in mechanical functions ... whereas the Porsche/Sian/Bugatti emphasized more the styling. Why not both ... well ... ?
  13. A bit off-topic, but what is really the deal with this set? I see it is not widely available for purchase, and commanding very high prices on ebay and other places.
  14. Many of us have seen the evolution of Technic when it started with 'modified' system parts (e.g. System Bricks with Technic holes) into the plethora of Technic only parts we have today (lift-arms, connectors, gears, ...) However, still, Lego tends to still use a small amount of System parts such as the 1×1 round tile for lights and curved slopes for styling. Also, while the percentage content of system parts in official technic sets has dropped substantially over the past few years, we still see parts with 'dormant' DNA strands that never get used in Technic sets. For example, the engine block with its 4 studs on the top, or the bushing with 4 indentations. The question is: Would TLG ever move to 100% Technic parts only in official sets? This would require new part that are as functional as existing ones, yet with only technic-style connections. No one really knows what TLG is simmering for us, this thread is more to address this question and get a feel for the community's opinions/feels/desires.
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    Harry Potter 2021 - Rumors & Discussion

    That surely is an impressive build. I'm debating whether you're a Harry Potter fanatic, or simply have a lot of time on your hands Thank you for sharing.