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  1. Interceptor

    Which studded supercar?

    Although I love the 8860, which was the pinnacle of it's era, IMO 8865, 8880 and 8448 are slightly better cars for different reasons: 8865 Test Car: 3-speed (unsynchronized) transmission, foldable headlights, V4 fake engine and finally independent (double whisbone) suspension on all wheels for the first time, very good steering geometry with Ackermann. 8880 Supercar: the alpha and omega for supercars, 4 wheel drive, 4 wheel steering, 4 wheel independent (double whisbone) suspension, 4 speed synchronized gearbox, foldable headlights, V8 fake engine, steering with Ackermann. Function-wise it is at least on the same level as UCS supercars of nowdays. But I have to admit that it is not without flaws: it has high level of friction due to the very complex drive train. 8448 Super Street Sensation: 5 speed synchronized gearbox with reverse, V8 fake engine which you can mounted either to front or to the rear of the car, modular design, studded chassis but stylized body created by hoses, axles and panels, gull wing doors or convertible top with dumping system, independent suspension on all wheels with very good geometry. Stickers are the weak point in this set. If you really want one, I would go for 8880.
  2. Amazing job, like it very much, functional and elaborated.
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    42128 - American Tow Truck

    Yes, this new string was introduced with 42070, and is much better than the old one used on 42009, so probably will work with the heavy duty truck. We'll see.
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    42128 - American Tow Truck

    If this heavy duty tow truck can actually lift and tow the 42078 Mack truck, it will be a value-adding factor for me, as I like to play with my Technic sets. Although metal hooks would have been preferred because these plastic ones look very weak. Otherwise good 42009 set has problem with lowering it's constructed plastic hook when there is no extra weight on it. Does anyone know why LEGO terminated the good old metal hooks from their assortment?
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    Technic 2021 Set Discussion

    Thanks for the info, agree that it can be a good model to mod, although I would have preferred some interesting mechanism at the back.
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    Technic 2021 Set Discussion

    6x6 sounds good. Can you tell us what is at the back of the Zetros truck? Hope it is not an empty box.
  7. I keep my flagship Technic models assembled as I like to play with them and 8043 is no exception. I built it in 2011 originally and after a few years I experienced the same slow moving. It was in a closed cabinet so dust cannot caused the problem. I disassembled and then assembled it two times over the years but performance did not get really better (never performed as new) and of course I always tried it with totally new batteries. Some said it can be ABS dust or ageing and small deforming of gears because of huge strain in this model. But the worst case is if the PF M-motors wears out over time (it is very likely) as replacing them will be a real headache after discontinuation. So looking forward to your findings and solution.
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    [RUMORS] 6x6 Mercedes Zetros

    Well, I hope it looks like this, in the scale of 8110 Unimog, with only one motor to drive compressor, with lots of long pneumatic cylinders (no remote control) , with big block fake engine, with proper suspension and drivetrain, and probably with an interesting function never seen before.
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    LEGO 8640 Update

    Liked the original LEGO set as a kid (never had it though) and love your version. Collective pitch for the main rotor and rotating main and tail rotors together is just stunning in this scale and the heli looks superb. This is the perfect little Technic set for me.
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    [MOC] Santa's Cabin

    This is an amazing build. Love the small details. I like it much better than LEGO's own attempts in Winter Village series lately.
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    42125 Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”

    You are right to some extent, old cars did not have fancy panelling and of course these are also far from being flawless: first cars have basic functionality and use unsynchronised transmission for example, but at least you can see how a transmission works. My point is that these new Technic 1:10 cars (Porsche and Ferrari) offer less function-wise than 8865, 8880 and 8448 in similar scale. As Technic should be more about functions than appearance, I don't think it is pure nostalgia, you can also check this on Technicopedia site or Erik Leppen"s factual post above. Please, don't get offended by this and I am happy with the fact that you and many other fans like and buy these new 1:10 cars because that is why LEGO Technic can offer (at least for my taste) more interesing produtcs in the future.
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    42125 Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”

    Totally agree. That's why I will never buy these cars. 1:8 supercars (Porsche, Bugatti and Lamborghini) are good but for me the pinnacle of Technic cars were these:
  13. This is truly amazing. Looks like a dream layout and works like a charm. I can see lot of work was put in there and it is well thought-out. As Dav1d wrote, you have captured the 12V spirit. Seeing this magic was partly responsible not to sell my 12V stuff.
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    42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Totally agree. I also signed the petition as this LEGO set has nothing to do with war imo.
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    Lego 10277 - Crocodile Locomotive

    Thank you very much for the answers. No speed regulation does not sound good unfortunately. I thought it can do the same as 60198 with this set up.