Kumbbl

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  1. Kumbbl

    42100 - Still a toy?

    one of the most sophisticated replys i have seen here....well spoken. And: cleverly constructed and designed (meant in the sense like e.g. N. Kuipers designs and uses parts: which is the best part in a certain situation and always with the goal in mind to make a rigid and suitable construction) i see really no problems to produce a very playable model from a set of about 4000 parts - even more with quite direct drive trains as with the case of 7 motors some counterexamples like the bugatti doesn't be playable cause of having too many parts or weight but only (and really ONLY) cause of the lack of a proper design...
  2. @NKubate: i also appreciate a lot your write ups - please go on... thanks a lot
  3. Eric, very interesting reading material... i fully agree with you concerning the "over-designed" bugatti... but i'm quite sure there are some constraints for the TLG designers imposed by Bugatti... i'm very sure that your suspension geometry would have been never rubberstamped by Bugatti because the real suspension layout is completely different... same for the closed underbottom... Nevertheless eager awaiting further progress and maybe BI for "your" incarnation of the Chiron !
  4. i can confirm, that there is a huge difference between the out-of-the-box suspension and the MODed one by Didomous/jb70: the former one doesn't react the latter one performs very well... or with other words: the former one is a complete misdesign... IMHO the Retail bugatti is a full pitfall cause of its 0% playability cause of the actually not working suspension and the in fact unsteerabilty - even the padels for the gearbox are quite unaccessible for mens hands --> so i can not praise enough the "pimp my bugatti" package of @jb70, because it preserves 100% the design and looks but adds 1000% usability cause of its working suspension and its two HoGs, one for steering, one for gear-switching (the latter one AKA as gear-indicator) - without these MODs the bugatti is just a pretty bunch of well packed bricks, panels and beams, nothing more - just useful for a showcase or as parts pack... just my 2 ct
  5. @jb70: Just building your pimped bugatti (now already with box 6): its a real pleasure to build this improved version - works like a charm and especially these mods are IMHO essential fixes: - suspension: now working on both axles - HoG steering: the most MUST of all - HoG gear-switching AKA as gear-indicator: also very useful - Your door mechanism and especially the "locking" is quite genius - kudos! so in your incarnation the Bugatti ranks easily within the best supercars out there... thanks a lot for compiling the BIs! @nerdsforprez: have included your small fix for the air-brake - very good finding, works well now.... thanks a lot too!
  6. Thanks a lot - this is a real supercar as in the good old days of lego where form follows function and not vice versa ;-) BI looks very good.... can't wait building it - kudos to all participants
  7. @jb70: Great to see the pimped bugatti is makeing good progress: 8<-->1 gear box working smoothly, very well done gear indicator/HoG-gear-switch (BTW: great! ), HoG-steering, working front-suspension - IMHO all essentials are dealed with these mods... thank you very much (and also too these who have contributed their ideas)... one remark to the gear-indicator: Could a thin 1x2 black liftarm even be more nice? Not sure if there is a possibility to prevent the vertical axle from peeking out?
  8. Are there possibilities to add a gear-indicator? Something like that what have been added to the Porsche? i had the hope that this could even be easier as with the Porsche....
  9. well, in this case i admit i does not really matter - but imagine a quote where the original post is far away then you have only a quote in french and the english answer but you can maybe not understand the correlation between the quote and the answer... anyway: IMHO all contributions incl. quotes should be in english here - but i'm not a Mod so just take this as a friendly hint and nothing else ;-)
  10. @chox: May i ask you preventing your browser from translating all quotes to french? This is an english forum
  11. @jb70 If you really give consideration to such a pimp-package for the bugatti (as with the Porsche) then i have a plea: Please wait some time because i'm sure there will come up some other MODs here, at least for the Front axle (e.g. Didumous69 one or also DugaldC approach with torsion bars)... Didumous gearbox mode for a 8<-->1 box is also great... anyway: a pimp would be great, thanks already in advance ;-)
  12. Indeed Thank you for sharing - now one of the two major flaws is fixed - Now if we would get a better front suspension too the model would be already really good and quite useable...
  13. Kumbbl

    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    indeed - not the best angle... ;-)
  14. Kumbbl

    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    strange argumentation... if they knew the problem then it would have been their job to fix it - and tell me not, that full time designers at TLG are not able to find a fix - @Didumos69 has postet a fix (even if unproven) after about a week after the release, just based onto pics.... how much better are the conditions for a TLG-designer?! - hey, we are not talking about a not perfectly closed gap in the bonnet but we are talking about the most basic function of this model (together with steering): If this function fails the model can more or less not be used - unless for being displayed but nothing else... This attitude to rush out the high prize model despite knowing serious faults does not match with the communicated quality standards of TLG - and an answer of AR in the interview like "Everything has to be right. It’s a Bugatti. Everything has to reach the top level, both when it comes to authenticity and functionality. Nothing is left to chance." is then just a joke, a bad joke....
  15. Kumbbl

    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    100% agree. As I already said - the more or less unsteerabilty and the failing front suspension are the main faults of this product - all other stuff is at least ok or even very well done and pleasing but these two are unacceptable - at least IMHO...