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    Powered Up - A tear down...

    Thank you for these pictures and analysis. I'm curious about the 6-wire cable protocol, so that I can figure out if/how to use "old" PF motors. I'll wait for the views of the other sides of the PCBs. Do you expect that the 6 pinouts (GND, TMS, TCK, TDC, TDI, RESET, VCC) will be easier to access from the other side, and allow for somme TTL/serial connexion? That would be interesting.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    True, but having the Lego's instructions in .pdf facilitates greatly the production of the copycat manual. All "fakes" are just pre-orders for now. Some people are probably very busy at replicating the new pieces. I don't know how long it will take them to produce the full set, but the longer the better.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Great interview, great model, great show. Although I will have to wait a little to get the Chiron, this event makes this day a special day. Thank you Lego.
  4. 10: 10 22: 6 3: 4 24: 3 15: 2 1: 1
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    Favorite Space Line?

    Classic Space (above all) Futuron (as it complements CS) Blacktron I Galaxy Squad Space Police III Exploriens
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    How successful was Galaxy Squad?

    The GS vehicles catched my eyes first, but then the insects' vehicles grew on me too. I enjoy the theme a lot. For me, it was close in spirit to CS, with colored spacemen, and nice looking ships with gimmicks (separating into several sub-ships for example). The bugs reminded me of District 9. All in all, very neat. A lot of white pieces to buld large spaceships. I strongly recommend it. The second wave sets were heavily discounted in France and the theme was clearly not popular at the time. But curiously, I had troubles finding the "first" wave sets to complete my collection.
  7. Thank you for the initiative and for the hard work. I appreciate having all the modifications in a single and clear pdf.
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    LEGO Sci-Fi 2014 Pictures and Rumors

    Very impressive indeed...
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    [MOC] Classic Spaceship: Dunstar Explorer

    Very cool! Real CS spirit! The only thing that bugs me are the white plane reactors, but I remember I also found them tempting when I was young. I really like the second and third pictures.
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    LEGO Sci-Fi 2014 Pictures and Rumors

    Arghhh... shipping date will be July 4th for (my?) Benny's Spaceship... They sold to fast for me!
  11. Impressive model... Thanks for the review!
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    Home Sweet Home - Voting thread

    Category A : 3 : 2 pts 5 : 1 pt 24 : 1 pt Category B: 9 : 2 pts 7 : 1 pt 17 : 1 pt
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    Duplo Trains discussion

    The Intelli-train was released at a time when The Lego Group was having huge financial problems (2003, although the development probably took more than 2 years.). The name "Duplo" was even abandonned at that time, and the intelli train was in the "Explore" range (which makes it somehow difficult to find on Peeron). One expensive thing to develop (that was already there in the previous iterations 3932 and 3933, as well as 2741 and 2745) was the "reverse direction" feature. After a quick survey on kids' requirements, TLG realised that kids were not using all the functionnalities, and especially If they want the train to move backwards, they simply take it off, and put it back on the track in the opposite direction. So the new trains do not have such extra features, in order to reduce development and production costs (and the Duplo brand is back). I personally enjoy the Intelli train a lot, they have became quite rare and vauable. Following Peter Nolan, I will probably replace the broken pinion on mine soon (although the eBay price for a new one is a little high I think).
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    A bunch of famous micro vehicles.

    Knight rider and the Mean Machine from wacky racers? Congratulations for all of them!
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    LEGO Sci-Fi 2014 Pictures and Rumors

    The complete Galaxy Squad range is also gone from S@H in France (and all over EU I think). Too bad, I really enjoyed it.