Anio

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  1. Maybe. I would even say that it is very likely so (going for a full extra axle is more than just a few bricks). Still, that is not my point. Wanna rate/value the achievement of 42129 ? Then go for a similar TT : 4WD, medium size wheels, 2 L motors for driving. And if possible, with detailed/accurate model, and not something that look like it was made 20 years ago (altough this is a minor - but real - aspect when judging pure performances as it affects weight)
  2. That's obviously not my point. You can be sure they are clever enough not to believe what you suggest.
  3. Comparing the achievements of a 4x4 with medium wheels to 6x6 with giant wheels is kinda silly, to say the least.
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    42131 - CAT D11T Bulldozer

    Sorry, I missread your message in the first place. I thought you wrote 42128 which made no sense in my eye.
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    42131 - CAT D11T Bulldozer

    Doubt it. Source ?
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    42129 - 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros

    What set did they promote for using outdoor ? In the first pages of the instructions, Lego usually shows a drawing that explains that the model is made to be used indoors.
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    75060 - UCS Slave I MOD/MOC

    I like the bed. The dishes around the cannons are nice as well but the way the cannons are attached become meh. The macaroni tile to rounden the body near the windscreen is cool. Maybe you can find a way to improve the angle made with LBG wedges ? The door movement is very cool. Anyway you can make the knob less visible ? Maybe a lever hidden on the back of the ship ? As for the skirt, you should try both parts 42862/48165.
  8. It would be good to have some transparency about the recruiting process to know what they are really looking for.
  9. Do you really mind having some 1x1 plates or similar in a Technic set ?
  10. Sure, it does look good. But it is 1000 miles away from the Lego spirit...
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    UCS Desert Skiff

    Hi, This won't be a crazy UCS model. But well, I had fun doing it. And I think the final result is reasonnably interesting considering the original model. So I thought it was well worth to show it to you. Here : UCS Desert Skiff by Anio, sur Flickr Some close up shots. I like the rear section. It was the trickiest part of the model. It had to be a stable build and as round as possible. UCS Desert Skiff by Anio, sur Flickr Of course, the plank can retract : And as always, the UCS sticker : It has 615 parts. I also did a video to show the model : As I said, nothing fancy with that model. But I still like it when I compare it to the real Desert Skiff. Edit : FlickR gallery : Brickshelf gallery : http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=575634
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    UCS Jedi Interceptor

    Hi ! It's been 2 years since I did my last UCS creation. Quite a long time ! Here is my new UCS model : a UCS Jedi Interceptor. And as it is yellow, it is Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Interceptor. :) UCS Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Interceptor by Anio, on Flickr I wanted to do that starfighter for a very long time. Maybe when 10215 was released... But the Jedi Interceptor is not easy to make with Lego bricks. I struggled a lot to do the wings right. Especially the foldable wings. They had to make one when fold, and have appropriate stops when unfold. When the wings were designed, then I did the cockpit. And I think I got a bit lucky to get something as close to the real starfighter, as the shape of a Jedi Interceptor is really tricky to make with Lego bricks. I think I ended with a build with a nice flow. And by luck, DBG areas match more or less the metal reinforcement on the windscreen of the real ship. A few more pictures. UCS Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Interceptor by Anio, on Flickr UCS Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Interceptor by Anio, on Flickr UCS Anakin Skywalker's Jedi Interceptor by Anio, on Flickr I am really happy with the final result. I succeed in including all the details I wanted. I think the shape of the model is also very accurate, etc. Of course, as you can expect from most of my MOCs, the model is modular. Here are some more informations about the model : - About 1,050 elements - 33 cm long - modular design - as many printed parts as possible, for better details - some parts had to be painted for the dark red version. They will be switched ASAP. - foldable wings. With locking mechanism for the lower wings as friction was not enough. I wish Lego were producing a plate 1x1 with clips on 2 sides. - full interior with cockpit, seat, etc etc - easy removable windscreen - and of course the UCS display sticker I hope Frousmoul and I will be able to release some instruction for the model. Oh, one more thing. Before you even suggest it, I did Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Interceptor too. :) UCS Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Interceptor by Anio, on Flickr Hope you like it ! Some links : FlickR Gallery : https://www.flickr.com/photos/anio-ucs/albums/72157687624759514 https://www.flickr.com/photos/anio-ucs/sets/72157687074552560 Brickshelf Gallery : http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=572067 http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=572068 And some videos... I hope instruction will be available in a near future. :)
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    UCS Desert Skiff

    Hi there ! The instruction for this UCS Desert Skiff is now available trough a LDD 3D file. It is very simple to use. I charge 10€ for that instruction and UCS sticker file comes with it. Reach me by PM on Eurobricks, FlickR, Youtube, or email me directly at setechnic@gmail.com Do not hesitate to post a picture in that thread if you reproduce the model. =)
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    UCS Jedi Interceptor

    Hi ! I have finally decided to offer the possibility for people to reproduce these Jedi Interceptors. Instructions are LDD 3D file with modular design. So it is pretty easy to use. I offer UCS sticker as well. The yellow version is the easiest one to reproduce. The Dark Green one uses some expensive parts but they tend to be cheaper now. The Dark Red version is the most tricky one as it requires 4 refs to be painted with the current parts available. The price is 30€ for one model. To get the instructions, you can send me a PM on Eurobricks, Youtube, or FlickR. Or even more convenient, you can email me at setechnic@gmail.com I generally reply pretty quickly.
  15. Obviously, it is the price. Denominated in Bitcoins.
  16. It is still available. As always, send me an email to setechnic@gmail.com Anio
  17. EDIT : Professional building instruction available here : You can email me at setechnic@gmail.com /EDIT Hello there ! Let me show you my UCS Venator ! It is a 5400 part model. UCS Venator Star Destroyer by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Venator Star Destroyer by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Venator Star Destroyer by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Venator Star Destroyer by Anio, sur Flickr It was a very difficult design process. You can see the modularity of the build with those pictures : Brickshelf gallery : http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=422392 FlickR gallery : For the instruction, it is here : Hope you like it as much as I do. :) Here are some videos. The first is mine. Then some are reviews made by Lego fans who reproduced the model.
  18. I am not sure a knob on the arm is more convenient regarding playability...
  19. Nothing to do with details. Details can be changed / modified easily, and so, they are not a problem. As I said, the details are not a problem. The thing is deeper than that. You probably completed that build a few weeks ago, and wings already start to bend. It can (and it will !) only go worth over time. Even official product with way less constraint tend to bend over time (10030, 75095, 10212, and probably a few others). The thing here is that you have a huuuge shuttle, but the level of details and the finishes are not really better than the official product 75156. For example, joins are very important on a UCS model. And the joins here are not better than what we can see on the official playset model. To make it short, you have a model that is twice bigger but you are are far from having twice more details. In other words, you had to deal with all the problems of a big build (complex build, bending parts), without taking advantage of it. I think you should have go with a model that is "only" 50% bigger than 75156. This scale would have been more than enough to have all the details you need, and you would have strongly reduce all the problems related to structures (beyond some point, those can not be removed, this is why it is important not to make the model pointlessly big).
  20. Sorry, but those wings really look terrible. Like the Shuttle were crying.
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    [MOC] Ferrari 365GT4 BB

    Very nice indeed. :) At the rear, did you consider using instead of 3 ?
  22. At 11,000 parts, you may reach a limit : you virtually can't carry the box out of the store and put it in your car. Too big, too heavy.
  23. The chassis looks very nice. But I think the cabin needs some rework. Too tall, too messy.
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    42116 Skid Steer Loader

    On each side, make the small panels black. Bright Light Orange + Black would be the perfect color scheme.