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    Technic in Design Limbo?

    Some here argue that Technic models needn't be absolutely realistic, since they're aimed at kids, whose priority is having fun playing with the models. And in certain aspects, like transmissions or the LA versus pneumatics debate, that might be true. But I think there is at least one aspect where more realism would equal more fun, and that is the steering. I recently acquired the 9392 quad bike, and the steering on that one is just horrible. I know that I wouldn't have liked it as a kid either, simply because it can't even do a full u-turn within the reach of my arms (I mean the reach of my arms today, as an adult). And the steering on other Technic models, even up to flagship models like the Unimog, is almost equally bad. I think having Ackermann steering, pivot points nearer or inside the wheels, and a more generous steering lock would not only increase realism, but would also make the models much more fun to play with, regardless of whether they're driven by remotely controlled motors or by the mighty hand of god. It has been shown time and again that all this is possible even with the current Lego parts, and it would be even easier with some new parts that Lego could easily develop. I wish they would do that to improve this important aspect − after all, the majority of Technic sets are wheeled vehicles which would benefit from better steering.
  2. Here you go, enjoy it while it lasts:
  3. I'm pretty sure these pictures had to be taken with a hidden camera. Maybe a buttonhole camera or something like that.
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    2013 Technic Sets Descriptions

    Being a translator myself, I am 99.99% sure that LEGO wouldn't use Google Translate for their translations, and 99% sure that the human translators employed by LEGO know the difference between hydraulic and pneumatic. BTW: In the German catalogue for 2014, they also claim that the boom on 42008 is operated hydraulically.
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    Land Rover and Chaparral 2J on Cuusoo

    Hello Pete, thanks for your support. I don't really know the answer to your question, as I'm not the one who made these models, I just wanted to show them here because my friend isn't active on Eurobricks. If you want to know more about the models, I'd suggest asking in the comment section on Cuusoo; I'm sure Captain Furo will be happy to answer. Best, LL.
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    Land Rover and Chaparral 2J on Cuusoo

    Hello everybody, my good friend Captain Furo published two very cool cars on Cuusoo − have a look at them if you're interested, and please support him if you like what you see. They're really good IMO. Land Rover Trophy: http://lego.cuusoo.c...deas/view/52964 Chaparral 2J: http://lego.cuusoo.c...deas/view/53643 All the best, LL.
  7. Why is that? So far, I only have the "large" cylinders (I wish there were larger ones as well), but I often thought the small ones could come in handy for more compact mechanisms. What is it you don't like about them?
  8. It's definitely yellow. Just compare the color of the cab to the color of the PF battery box switch (which is orange).
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    Any news about 2014?

    Now that the 2013 summer sets are about to hit the stores, is there any information about 2014 sets yet? Best, LL
  10. Hello everybody, I haven't checked in here for a while, so forgive me if this is old news; if not, you might be interested to hear that our own Sheepo has been featured in one of Germany's best selling car magazines, "Auto, Motor und Sport": If you can't read German, you can get the gist of it by using Google Translate. I'd recommend staying away from the comment section though :) Congratulations to Sheepo for another fifteen minutes of fame :) Best, LL.
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    Effe's MOC Corner

    The perfect crime − after the murder, he could just disassemble the "blunt instrument" and build something else with the parts :)
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    Sheepo's Land Rover 110 review

    Thank you very much for the review! And you get 9/10 points for your review − basically, it's perfect, but I deducted one point for your revolting spelling of the word "suspension". ;)
  13. If you do, could you post some pictures? I can't watch the video because the GEMA hates Germany so much :(
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    Real insects use linear actuators for precision... (@OP: very cool design!)