Seasider

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  1. Seasider

    42124 Off-Road Buggy

    I might have to get this, just for the wheels and tires and the control+ (I don’t have any yet). I don’t need more panels in different colours
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    @Sebosaure it’s about 1m long x 30cm wide x 21.5cm high. all are approx dimensions measured very quickly by eye with a 30cm rule
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    @Naixin it’s approximately 2 1/3 A-Wings long. I’ve actually lined up the front of these. Sorry it’s the only other Star Wars UCS I have built at the moment.
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    Technic 2021 Set Discussion

    Yellow is acceptable too and I believe the history of yellow ferraris is linked to it being on the flag/crest of Modena. But most people think of a red Ferrari
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    Generic Contest Discussion

    How about a Christmas themed one where you have to design a vehicle for Santa to transport something of a defined size?
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    Technic 2021 Set Discussion

    @I_Igor yes I work in the car industry but not for Ferrari. I’m still hoping one day Lego will make an official model of the cars I work on. I just think the bright red is pure iconic Ferrari. Think of an F40, or Magnums 308 or even a modern F8 and bright red is what most people think of. It’s the iconic colour for the brand and for a non car person if they saw a bright red sportscar from a distance they may guess it was a Ferrari.
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    Technic 2021 Set Discussion

    I meant the standard Lego Red as opposed to Dark Red. This is closet to the classic Ferrari Red, which there have been various shades of over the years. I’d be surprised to see a Lego Technic Ferrari model being any colour apart from that.
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    Generic Contest Discussion

    Any Technic based competition would be nice. Feels like ages since we built small cars.
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    More LEGO Ghostbusters in 2020?

    The front cover of the Ecto1 instruction book reminds me of a Haynes car workshop manual you’d get in the UK.
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    Technic 2021 Set Discussion

    If the Ferrari came out in anything other than Red I’d be surprised, it’s the most iconic colour for the brand. Im most looking forward to seeing what the buggy looks like, and also the new tyres with the ‘knobbly’ tread
  11. Hello All, I'm after some advice, I've been having a bit of an existential crisis when it comes to me Lego collection ... perhaps a Legostential crisis. Apart from some Speed Champions and 18+ SW builds my Technic Collection is sitting idle so I'm thinking of downsizing but I'm after some advice. Firstly I'm thinking can I drop some colours out of the collection that I have broken down into parts (set like the UCS cars are kept in their original boxes), but I'm not sure which ... at the moment I'm leaning towards keeping White, Black, Grey (both), Orange and Yellow ... and dropping the rest at least for beams, panels, connectors ... obviously pins, axles, gears I need the other colours. But would this give a good colour range ? and a good range of parts ? If I did downsize this way, so dropping Red, green, blue, purple what's a good way of selling technic individual parts, instructions, stickers ? set up a small bricklink store ? or just eBay some bits ? I've also got some used Technic sets that are in their boxes and I'll most probably eBay them thanks
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    Downsizing a Collection

    Thanks everyone for your comments. Why am I downsizing ? Well to make room for some new stuff an also thin down what I don’t build anymore. I’ve not got much display space so really I only ever have about 3-4 models on display at once, my main shelf is only big enough to have all 3 UCS Technic cars on display. Also my interest has changed over the years, this year I’ve been heavily into Star Wars and have built the UCS A-Wing and the Helmet collection. I’ll continue collecting the Helmets into 2021 too. As to my Technic collection it’s in 2 forms. The vast majority of it is in storage boxes in a cupboard sorted by colour for beams and panels or part for things like pins, connectors, axles etc. I think I only have 8 in their original boxes and the rest are broken down into these trays. So my plan now is I’m going to put selling on hold as we enter another lockdown and take stock of what I’ve got and work out what I’d like to shift, most probably more non-Technic compete sets and then a load of random Technic parts and then work out how to sell them from your advice. I’ll most probably try here first as we're all friendly. But that won’t be until the new year now. And then perhaps look to bricklink/eBay afterwards. @chlego I can’t remember the last time I built anything in red, I think it may have been the Triple competition back in 2013! @Erik Leppen How did you work out how to reduce your general parts / connectors / pins ? Any advice ? @nerdsforprez the only Technic sets with boxes that I might sell would be the Extreme Adventure and the CLAAS Thanks everyone for your advice
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    [MOC] [INSTRUCTIONS] UCS Tantive IV - CR-90 Corvette

    So I completed the build a month or so ago and meant to post some form of observation / review. So here goes ... If you look back a couple of posts you’ll see I had my parts split into 6 large trays, these were all used parts from BrickLink. In my mind the Tantive isn’t supposed to be clean so going for weathered white parts was part of my plan. I then built it gradually over a few weeks. I might have made some assembly photos as I went along. This is the point you marry the cockpit to the main body. Eventually you’ll end up with this. I honestly didn’t appreciate how big this would be. So it’s currently on a desk next to my computers rather than the shelf I’d like it to have gone on (it’s just to big in all dimensions. So what do I think ? Well I love it, to me this is the most important ship in the whole of SW as this is what it all started with. @Kit Bricksto has perfectly captured the shape in my opinion and some of the greebling that’s been done are great. So now for some observations. As I said I bought all mine as used, to get the tired/battle worn look but also to keep the cost down. Sorry I can’t remember what the cost was but I think it was about the same as an expensive UCS (~£300). I bought from U.K. and Europe sellers. The hard parts were as said before the radar dish, grey ball pin parts and the 11 wheels for the engines. I did a part replacement which was for one of the display screens, which I went for this instead. So some other bits, remember this is a display model. It’s very unwieldy to move and How the engines and body link means getting it perfectly straight are difficult. Also using old bricks I’ve got engine sag. But I’m not bothered about this. I’m sure I could fix it with some newer bricks with better clutch power. Also I found a few things in the pdf instructions where some pages repeated a step and some things were skipped. I also added a 2x6 grey plate where I felt it was missing in the main body to hold some white slopes on and I think the instructions have a plate for the stand in the wrong location (but you can check that easily with the stand at the S stage). The main thing I found is the pdf doesn’t have the grey on the engine. I used an image of various models to decide where to put them, but I know the CAD file contains the grey bits. So the model is now proudly on display on my desk at home at least until the new year when I may finally get round to building the Falcon and it’ll have to come apart then. Oh one more comment ... keep the white 1x2 plates with 1 stud and the groove (15573) to one side otherwise it’ll be a nightmare trying to find them in all the 3794s you’ll have. 😎
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    Technic 2021 Set Discussion

    Why are people talking of a Ultimate Supercar, surely that’s 2022 if they’re following the usual pattern
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    Technic 2021 Set Discussion

    The Senna looks ok but I feel we have too many shades of blue and a shame the arches will be printed. I like the look of the buggy, I have quite a few of the older Technic buggies and this looks great especially the new tyres. I assume it’s price is dictated by Control+ ?
  16. I’ve seen the photos from the catalogue that we're all talking about but do we think there’s any more photos to come from this same booklet that would include the helmets?
  17. Hello, I wasn’t too sure where to ask general building advice but has anyone come up with any clever ways of joining 2 of the garage door roller pieces (https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=4218#T=C) side by side to create a wider door ? I’ve come up with the idea of using the Technic Rubber connector (https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=45590&name=Technic, Axle Connector Double Flexible (Rubber)&category=[Technic, Connector]#T=C) but I wonder if there’s something more rigid that’s also 1 wide? Help!
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    DC Superheroes 2020 - Rumors & Discussion

    Definitely needs a vertical stand perhaps one that even links to the batmobile one
  19. @Mandalorianknight yes the current helmets are branded for the anniversary of Empire, so then doing a further collection based off another film is a good idea. Although I would have done Scout Trooper, Royal Guard and Boushh for Jedi. I’d have done Vader for when the got to ANH which could have gone with an Imperial Gunner and if they work out how to do open face helmets either an Rebel pilot or Rebel Trooper
  20. Vader, a Scout Trooper and a Royal Guard would then potentially link the Helmet collection to ROTJ. Do we think the UCS will be the clone wars gunship ? Or at this price do we think it’ll be something else?
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    [REVIEW] 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina

    Thanks just wondered about if it would easily transfer from a building area to a display shelf. such a great set, just need to check my bank balance, it’s been an expensive Lego year for me
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    [REVIEW] 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina

    Another question. Once the cantina is closed can it easily be picked up? Or does it try to break apart ?
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    [REVIEW] 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina

    @makoy thanks for the info so 44x38.4cm for the Cantina. yes I’m aware that Obi Wans hut is out in the desert somewhere and not Mos Eisley, but the set had a couple of white connectors that people thought might link to this set.
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    [REVIEW] 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina

    Fantastic detailed review. It would be great to have a Minifig series to add more patrons to the cantina. A couple of questions if you don’t mind. How big is the set when closed up? Or at least how big is the main building when closed. Also does Obi Wan’s but connect to it anywhere ?
  25. Definitely looking forward to the Scout Trooper as it’s one of my favourite designs. A bit disappointed if Vader is true as he seems too obvious and it’s been done before as a bust (which I don’t have) but of course a fan favourite. Probe Droids are a great design but it’s not a helmet ... so it shouldn’t be in this collection. So if it is true I’ll have to think about it before I buy