DrJB

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  1. 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?


  2. 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


  3. 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 :classic:

    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.

     


  4. 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.

     

     

     

     


  5. 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.


  6. 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 ... ?

    BrickLink - Set 8043-1 : Lego Motorized Excavator  [Technic:Model:Construction] - BrickLink Reference Catalog  Back-hoe Loader 8455 - LEGO® Technic - Building Instructions - Customer  Service - LEGO.com US

     


  7. 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.


  8. 11 minutes ago, Sariel said:

    Ahhh, nothing elevates a discussion like a personal insult. Look buddy, long story short: you posted a rather old, well-known video with a clickbait-ey title and most of the forum doesn't appreciate this. Deal with it and move on.

    Personal Insult? ... when you ARE the original sinner/attacker?  I was expecting an apology from such an 'accomplished' individual.

    Who are you to speak on behalf of the whole forum? Self-appointed Lego-I-don't-know-what?

    I've known Lego since before you were born, and been on this forum while you were still soiling your diapers!!! Better yet, the two books of yours that I bought, they go in the garbage bin now. You think getting free lego sets and reviewing them (because you can't afford them yourself) entitles you to 'special status' on here?

    Grow Up, show 'some' maturity (assuming you're capable of) ... this thread is simply NOT for you!!!

    To the rest you: Apologies, but this is proof that some of us do not take fame too well.


  9. You're giving me ideas now ... though I agree with you almost 100%.

    Yes, power to lift to batery weight ratio is such that 100% Lego will never fly. Not sure in Mars either as the atmosphere there is rather thin, and as such, the propellers need to generate a 'respectable' lift. Don't ask me how much as I'd need to run some calcs myself, and it'll take me some time to relearn the Pi-Groups from my Fluid Mechanics class.

    https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-25-advanced-fluid-mechanics-fall-2013/

    Now, how about we rebrand this thread to something more descriptive, and collect other crazy-contraptions, that use Lego in some way, though not 100% ... any suggestions?

     


  10. 2 hours ago, 1974 said:

    They just build a few Mindstorms operated cranes. Got diddly to do with artifial bones, so why mention that?

    Why didn't you just make a topic about a cool RC chopper clad in LEGO parts instead of that clickbait headline?

    I too can enjoy LEGO used in non conventional ways but I don't enjoy silliness like that

    Has nothing to do with being pure LEGO or not, you know

    Edit : It would be like saying : "Look at this cool Ferrari Don Johnson is driving in Miami Vice" ... that shit would get you laughed right out the door in the automotive world

    Cheers,

    Ole

    Point well taken ... and maybe I should refer you to another thread of mine where we addressed 'miscommunication' in these forums and how some comments could be interpreted in different ways than the OP intended ...

    ... All this to say: I never intended for this to be a 'Click-Bait' ... and am truly sorry that you did not win a super-loaded iPad-Pro bundle by clicking on the link :wink: :pir-tongue:

    2 hours ago, Sariel said:

    By the same logic you can dig up every video in existence, be it 4, 14 or 40 years old, because NOT EVERYONE HAS SEEN IT, and then do it again on the very next day. There is no single video that everyone has seen, nor is it the goal of EB to make sure that a particular video was seen by everyone. This is where looking at the date when a video was posted and using your common sense is advised. You want this forum to be about something fresh or about the videos from x years ago that you perhaps haven't seen yet?

    Sariel ... as much respect as I have for you and your contributions to this community, I must disagree here ... or maybe you're having a rough day, though it's irrelevant.

    Few points:

    1. There was NO youtube or fancy lego technic 40 years ago (some would call your comment polemic, but let's pass)

    2. The copter video showed up in my facebook thread yesterday, I looked on EB, and did not find it, so decided to post it. Did I do a deep search to ensure it was never seen before? ... No, sorry but I'll keep that in mind for next time, and opt to enjoy myself without sharing with anyone ... would that make you happy then?

    3. Who said anything that I'm here to ensure everyone has seen the video? You're reading way too much into this. If the topic is of no interest, I just ignore it and move on. Are we now 'censoring' the information? ... sorry, not for me.

    4. You're absolutely correct ... for all you know I'm an immature teenager who copies/pastes whatever he sees. Thank You!

    For the rest of you, I hope you enjoy whatever this hobby brings to you, and not get distracted by very different opinions... such as displayed/evidenced in this thread. 

    *peace*


  11. 1 hour ago, MangaNOID said:

    Sh*it guys, can’t anyone enjoy anything around here without pretentious crap being flown around (pun)
     

    sometimes I feel it should be the pretentious technic forum.., yea I’m grumpy, I just turned Vegan and my kid doesn’t like anything I make for dinner :angry:

    I love this RC LEGO helli! Thanks for posting so I could see it :thumbup:

    Thank you. It seems we have a very 'young/immature' membership who only believe in their own view of the world.

    I am fully with you and enjoy anything that uses lego technic, be it purist, hybrid, shell only, or else.

    A while back I started a thread on non-Toy applications of Lego, and someone reported on the use of lego liftarms in a medical lab, where they build artificial bone. Did I b*tch about it that it was not pure Lego? Not at all, I found it rather novel that someone thought outside of the box to give us exposure way out of the boring dumdum supercar craze.

     

    It is My Lego, and I enjoy doing with it whatever I please ... To you all, this is a hobby, and for spending on it your hard-earned $$ (or Euros/Yens/Dinars), you've earned the right to do with it whatever pleases you.

    4 hours ago, Sariel said:

    The video is 4 years old ...

    Fair enough, I'm sure not everyone has seen it. Hopefully it's of some use to some of us 'non-regular' members.


  12. 9 hours ago, 1974 said:

    No, it's not. It's a normal RC chopper with some LEGO bits stuck on. The LEGO bits are not involved in making it fly

    It's like saying there's a LEGO spaceship orbiting the Earth just because an astronaut took a LEGO set with him to ISS :laugh:

    We surely all have our opinions. Though I clearly stated the author uses many non-lego parts. One has to admit though, the resemblance to the original Lego copter is rather impressive. I too was debating (before I saw the entire video) how he did it. The give-away was, I quickly noticed he did NOT use the original propellers. Still, purist or not, gotta give the guy some credit, as he's put in quite a bit of work.


  13. Beautiful ... simply beautiful. Are we witnessing Lego Renaissance?

    This reminds me of the mechanical registers in use 40+ years ago in some department stores. The cashiers needed some special training as the operation was not too trivial (at least on some models). Think of it as the mechanical equivalent of the RPN logic still used on some HP calculators (if anyone still uses those).

    https://www.si.edu/object/national-cash-register-class-51:nmah_694236

    Lastly, Thank you for NOT doing yet another 4-wheeled vehicle.