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  1. Interceptor

    Lego Technic 2h 2013

    Totally agree with this post. With all the above mentioned functions (LAs and pneumatic together in one set for proper functions) the service truck can be an icon among the mid sized Technic sets. It seems this year we have 3 flagships (with "The Boss"). What an epic year. Thank you LEGO. :thumbup:
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    Best technic sets without pf?

    8455: pneumatic paradise, authentic and complex. The best set without motor IMO. And 8880 comes close to it.
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    Lego Technic 2h 2013

    This can be true but a lot of people will be disappointed with this. Agree on that for 120 EUR it should have pneumatics. Good news regarding the crane truck at least. The stabilazing mechanism can be really interesting.
  4. Congratulations! I prefer the extreme version in white colour with blue stripes.
  5. Regarding heavy machinery I would like to see a grader (pneumatic, yellow), scraper, dump truck (RC, 12 wheeled), front loading trash truck (like one in previous post), back loading trash truck (european style, orange), container loader (white, pneumatic), asphalt machinery, flagship tow truck (copressor & pneumatic), forklift, lowboy trailer, road roller, concentrate mixer. Regarding other themes I would like to see a new space ship, huge tractor with variable attachments, robotic arm, 3-wheeled motorcycle, detailed autoengine, flagship supercar with proper functions and in rare colour. I'm sure most of these will come true when I make MOC...
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    9397 Technic Logging Truck

    I was thinking about the same too since it was released by TLG. Until today. I've just ordered it from a Hungarian toy shop because there was a discount on it. I know that it won't be as magnificent as 8868 Air Tech Claw Rig but I just could not resist. I like american style trucks and the functional part is not that bad...
  7. I got this set in 1994 as a Christmas present from my parents, so it has a special meaning to me. IMO 8868 Air Tech Claw Rig is still the BEST Technic model ever released by TLG. I have (or had) all the Technic flagships from the beginning to this day so it is not pure nostalgia. I was so lucky back then (thanks to my father) that I could choose between 8868 and 8880, but my decision was univocal and I've never regret it. The building of this set took hours under the Christmas-tree and nearly midnight it was completed. Words can not describe the feeling when the truck's compressor and pneumatic system was first put into order. Personally I like it's robust and clear aesthetic very much (even if there is no steering wheel) but of course the function is the strongest part of the rig. The 9v engine driven compressor system produces air constantly and the only thing you have to do is controlling like in real life by the four valves settled on the sides. And the compressor sound is also like the real thing. I love the small details on it (two differential, rigid hoses). It is my only set which has never been disassembled and still works as if it were new. My original rubberbands also still hold up like D3K's. LEGO miracle and quality from 1992. Thank you for bringing back such great memories with this nice review. BTW, does anybody know that who was the original designer of this set? Maybe an interview somewhere?
  8. Interceptor

    Lego Technic 2h 2013

    Ondra is right, remember I was investigating that photo pixel by pixel if there was a hidden function of the 4x4 Crawler.
  9. Interceptor

    Lego Technic 2h 2013

    Well, I'm mostly pleased what I've seen from the 2h preliminary images so far (even if there is nothing really new). It is going to be a good year for us and a bad year for our wallets. I probably like the 42008 Service Truck the best from the list because of it's rare green colour and it not only contains an L motor but also pneumatic. I hope there are a few cylinders and even a compressor system in it so that would be a fascinating set. In my opinion strong usage of pneumatic would generate very high demand for this set among the medium sized Technic models. On the other hand it would make this beauty quite expensive... I defenitely like the flagship 42009 Crane Truck as well. It is so massive with 10 wheels and looks like the real thing. The "H" shaped gear box must be complex to carry out all the 4 motorized functions (hook, extend boom, raise boom, outriggers). I hope they managed to do better outriggers than were on 8258 and you don't have to fasten each of them by hand (unfortunately it is not very likely ). I also hope that there is at least a gear system to rotate the superstructure (rotating directly by hand was the only thing I didn't like on 8421). 4 axle steering is a must in this scale and fake engine is welcome. Markus Kossman is one of my all time favourite designers at LEGO and I'm sure he managed to put some interesting solutions into the mobile crane we can not see from a low resolution picture. I believe we will get better pictures in early February from Nuremberg toy fair as usual. The only preverse thing regarding 42009 is the usage of LAs instead of the more authentic pneumatic system. I agree with Davidmull that this would have been a great occasion to introduce bigger and stronger pneumatic cylinders (locking elements could have been added easily to keep the boom in high position)...maybe next time. I admit that LAs have some advantages but are not as cool as pneumatic cylinders. Finally congratulations to all the Technic Challange finalists! You made awesome models guys. There are some of my favourites on the final list as far as I know. This will probably be the third set I will buy from the 2013 Technic product range.
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    Lego Technic 2013 sets & info

    Ondra, thank you for the news. I am a bit disappointed with the list tho. Nothing exciting or new concept. Don't misunderstand me. I like the green colour and both tow truck and mobile crane can give us challenging (PF) solutions, so I eager to see the prelim pics. But there were plenty of these machinery in the past and e.g. the legendary 8421 can hardly ever be beaten using only one L motor and actuators. Hope I am wrong and TLC will enchant us again as they did several times. :)
  11. Hello, my name is Kari, I am 30 years old and I am from Hungary. I've been a LEGO enthusiast since my childhood and always loved to create, build, and play with LEGO. Nowdays I mostly collect my favourite sets from the past but recently decided to start building LEGO MOCs again. My all-time favourite Christmas present was the 8868 Air Tech Claw Rig in 1994 and probably that is why I'm especially interested in Technic models. I've been reading this forum for a while and I found it very inspiring and friendly so I joined and this is my first post here. Kari