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    [REVIEW] 42101 - Buggy

    To me, this set most closely resembles 8207 Dune Duster, which was the first Technic set I purchased. I really liked that set because the functionality and the looks were excellent for a set of that size. Like this set, it had the single shock absorber for the rear suspension, and it had working steering. It bested this set in that the steering wheel was linked to the steering mechanism (no need for HOG), and it had an actual seat that fit the Technic figures that were available at that time. Although the flagship Technic sets get bigger and more complex every year, I think it is a shame that the smaller sets seem to have regressed in looks and functionality compared to the sets from 25 years ago.
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    42099 - 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader

    Agree 100%. While I think it is a cool video that will capture the attention of teens, this is totally misleading. I laughed at the part where the hand tools were unrolled and a couple of bags of Technic cross blocks were plopped down. Good luck using those to repair this after it falls 20 meters onto a concrete abutment!
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    42097 Spider Crane

    Available for preorder on the US S@H website with delivery on 1-Aug. Price is $99.99
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    Review: Creator Expert 10269 Harley-Davidson

    Excellent review as others have stated. In addition to your visit to the Harley Davidson dealership, I'm impressed with your efforts to decode all the easter eggs in the stickers. Well done!
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    Waffles and Milk

    Hmm, good catch. Thanks for pointing that out. Render or real life build, it is an incredibly convincing image.
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    Waffles and Milk

    I don't think it is a render, but I think a yellow/brown filter has been applied (IRL or in Photoshop) to turn the brick yellow waffles and the trans orange syrup into a "toastier" color.
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    2018 Friends Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    What's the reason for the arrows showing the propellor rotation? That seems an obvious and unnecessary call out, unless there is some functionality linked to the prop rotation. Any thoughts?
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    Eric, thanks for the continued efforts on expanding Technicopedia. I appreciate that it must be a true labor of love, and I'm amazed you find the time with all the other projects you have going on. I noted one additional errata on the 2016 page. The first 4 links under the Parts section are pointing to your hard drive instead of the web site. Thanks again.
  9. Thanks Paul for your very illuminating and honest review. I find it amusing to see these fawning reviews from the many “pretender” reviewers who received a free set from TLG. For myself, and I’m sure many true fans of Lego Technic, I only trust you and Jim to give honest, thorough, undistorted reviews of these flagship sets. It must be bitter medicine for TLG, who distributed so many review sets, to hear these negative comments, but it is also important that they understand that if they want to sell a premium product at a premium price, we will not accept mediocrity. The good news, as your review highlights, is there are several very promising sets that appear to offer great functionality, good looks, and fair pricing just a few months away. I eagerly await your reviews of 42053, 42054, and 42055.
  10. Jim, Thanks again for another “ultimate” review. While the set may disappoint, the review does not. After reading this review and seeing Sariel’s video review, it is truly disappointing that the set doesn’t even come close to living up to the hype both from the speculation as well as Lego’s promotion. On the one hand I hope this set will be a success because I want Lego to take risks and expand the envelope of what a Technic set can be. On the other hand, I hope this set underachieves, because Lego needs to understand that when it comes to Technic, form should NOT trump function.
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    42056 - Porsche Speculation

    In the USA we call it a package tray.
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    42056 - Porsche Speculation

    In the close ups the new panels appear to have texture not seen in existing parts. To me this indicates that these are prototype parts, and TLG has not committed to the final color yet.
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    [MOC] Terra Gator 8333

    Extremely well executed MOC of a very unusual subject matter. Well done!
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    Creating selfie minifigures

    I have never used them, but is in the UK, and can create customized minifigures, including fully bespoke minifigs (if your budget will allow). Actually, the head you found looks pretty good to me. I would think it would be relatively simple to change the eye color. P.S. I do not work for and am not in any way affiliated with
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