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    Future Set Wishes and Speculation

    Hahaha, you are right, it was too much in one sentence...anyway, they can skip the flashing orange light if they elaborate all other backhoe functions properly. I just thought children (including me) would love such a new thing on a construction machine. They managed to implement that in some 80s Town sets, so why not? Imagine it at night supplemented by some normal PF lights. It would look awesome. Good question about the motor though, I would use L and two small pumps to get enough air pressure.
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    Future Set Wishes and Speculation

    IMO it is time for a full pneumatic and yellow backhoe flagship again with 10 big cylinders + motor driven compressor with big claas tyres back and new small claas type tyres front with fake engine, pendular suspension and flashing orange light on top.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    @kbalage superb comparison video, excellent work and agree totally with your verdict 👍
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    Blakbird Collection Liquidation

    Sad to hear that...agree with the comment that this collection should be placed in a LEGO Technic historical museum. And hope you will continue your great work with Technicopedia. In my case it was also partly responsible for getting back to LEGO after 10 years of dark age.
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    Technic 2018 Set Discussion

    I think you are right. This is something really exciting regarding 2h and can lean toward IR controlled pneumatic models (backhoe) in the future.
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    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    Yes, 42056 is available in most stores and no sign of retiring soon at all.
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    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    Thank you very much for this information sir. If this list is complete 42056 Porsche from 2016 will be still available in 2019 or probably for a longer period. In my opinion TLG wants to boost sales figures regarding the new super car hopefully coming out this summer and creating the new collectible series of ultimate Technic which was mentioned before by the company itself. And maybe they decided to keep production run much longer for these special Technic sets (similar to mudular buildings) in order to decrease profit of scalpers and Lepin. I would support this strategy. On the other hand TLG had very strange strategy regarding flagship 42070 last year which I do not support. RRP was insanely high and dropped right after the release date at many resellers with huge amount to keep planned sales figures I believe. And I agree with agrof at this point that it was not the best way to treat with long-term fans. If 42070 had been priced at EUR 175 (which for me is the right price for a MISB 42070 set) much less dislike would have come I think.
  8. @curakar Very nice collection there, I love your MODs. I almost forget this super topic and I haven't updated my collection (see below) for almost a year but will try to add all the sets I bought since.
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    Technic 2018 Set Discussion

    We would like to make it more authentic but the licensing partner don't.
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    2018 Lego Trains

    If the cargo train is just a recoloured engine from 60052 with the same detail level plus the mentioned cars and tower it does not worth 250 EUR for sure. I hope there is something special in that set we don't know yet. I am also not interested in one piece nosed passenger train as well and agree that it could be made so interesting with some creativity. All in all my hope goes for a new creator expert train set which probably will not happen in 2018 with these new city train releases...
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    42078 - Mack Anthem

    Agree with you, it is one of the very few B models I will assemble after the A. Functions are pretty awesome and finally a trash truck, although not as spetacular as 8479 Barcode Multi Set.
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    42056 one year (and a bit) later

    ^Totally agree. It was also the set that got me hooked on Technic again after my dark ages in 2006. I bought it second hand (with chrome faucets) and built it several times and I like it as much as my 8880. In the building process of Porsche after box 2 I sopped a bit and thought this could be the new LEGO auto chassis...
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    42056 one year (and a bit) later

    @tohan Well spoken. Regarding the 3rd gear in 8860: it was there only to use with the 4,5 volt motor available at that time (which was capable to handle the car only in that gear with its low torque) and not to use driving the model by hand. There was some indication regarding this in the instructions but not clear enough that is true.
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    Technic 2018 Set Discussion

    Ferrari Portofino's production starts in 2018...
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    42056 one year (and a bit) later

    I got 42056 Porsche this Christmas and I really like it to be honest. I read many reviews beforehand including Jim's and I totally agree with his final conclusion: "if you are looking for the perfect set, you better look further". On the other hand this Porsche is a great model. It has a marvellous PDK shifting gear system never seen before in an official Technic set and it works perfectly after minor modification. I implemented Attika's change and fixed the wrong gear sequence only. It is beautifully designed and has all the proper functions a Technic supercar should (at least not crappy motorized functions). I also miss the HOG steering and do not understand the wrong gear sequence it has out of the box but I can easily fix it. I do think that LEGO has to put much more effort into user acceptance test before releasing such an exclusive set. And I also remember that some functions were turned down by the Porsche AG itself and not the designer (rear wheel steering comes to my mind but probably they dropped the HOG steering for some reason as well). All in all I see this set as a beautiful (and expensive) experiment step in creating the outstanding LEGO Technic supercar, a great successor to the original series (853, 8860, 8865, 8880, 8448) - and hopefully the first piece of a new series.
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    Don't Understand Brick Bank Hate

    I have PS, PC, PR, DO, BB, and AS. To be honest BB is my second favourite modular building after PR and the one which convinced me to start collecting this serie. I really don't like DO and DD with it's cartoonish look. PR and BB are two serios buildings that look great next to each other. I prefer the new era of modulars with more detailed inside and these two perfectly match my taste (I never really liked the first modulars). To me BB is like a small, discrete but very exclusive bank similar to those I saw in Switzerland.
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    Technic 2018 Set Discussion

    I hope you are right Zero. There must be something very special in this set. It is quite big and for what purpose? Only to have a simple working bucket in front of it? Probably the new PF stuff is hidden in the prelim picture (think of 9398 prelim).
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    What is your most sought after Technic set?

    Mission completed. I've managed to purchase a MISB Auto Engines 8858 set and I am very happy with it.
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    Technic 2017 Set Discussion

    I've bought 42070 MISB two weeks ago from a private source for 175 EUR. I think that is the price this set should be sold in the stores.
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    Holy Grail, Dream and Regret sets/parts?

    Holy grail is 8858 Auto Engines set. As Balkbird mentioned this set is very rare and expensive and one who has it in mint boxed condition should consider him/herself very lucky. Dream set would be European style garbage truck, cement mixer, asphalting machine, well-driller truck... Regret not buying 41999 at MSRP and buying 8285 at MSRP.
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    What is your most sought after Technic set?

    My most wanted (and nowhere to find) set is a boxed 858/8858 Auto Engines.
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  23. ^ Exactly. I always find it strange when someone on this forum roughly criticizes TLG designers not putting this or that function into the model. I'm sure they could easily stand the function competition with the best MOCers in the world but they have to deal with special boundaries and with higher quality requirements. When there is a function left out from a model sure there is good reason for doing so (even instruction comes fom Porsche HQ). On the other hand TLG could improve it's communication when there is a fault with the model that is evident to everyone else.
  24. It is time for an RC super backhoe with compressor&pneumatic, remote controllable valves, flashing lights...
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    Which set do you love to rebuild, and why?

    8480 Space Shuttle, 8868 Air Tech Claw Rig, 8880 Supercar, 8860 Auto Chassis, 8094 Control Centre, 8854 Power Crane, 8043 Excavator I rebuilt these sets several times. Maybe I am a bit old and love studded Technic too much. 8043 is king of studless Technic no doubt.