Anio

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  1. I'd say that modularity with Lego parts and Lego build is the equivalent of "Whatever is well conceived is clearly said, And the words to say it flow with ease." with words and sentences.

    Modularity is not simple to achieve, but it is what makes a build litterally "readable". Modularity makes the difference between a complex build and a complicated build.

    I would say that very few Technic builders truely master modularity, even at TLG.

    Time for @NKubate to jump in.


  2. 15 minutes ago, Gray Gear said:

    Well what else is the reason then? Was including two more wheels and a few bricks just too expensive for 300$ set? *huh*

    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)


  3. 6 minutes ago, Gray Gear said:

    Well that's what TLG should expect when designing the set. There is a reason these MOC trucks are 6x6 and have bigger tires. TLG chose to not to go that way, and this test shows the results.

    That's obviously not my point.

     

    3 minutes ago, Akassin said:

    So they believe that this configuration is the most effective for off-road driving.

    You can be sure they are clever enough not to believe what you suggest.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.

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  6. 15 hours ago, AIex said:

    the light bluish grey patches? 

    Nothing to do with details. Details can be changed / modified easily, and so, they are not a problem.

    13 hours ago, Cjd223 said:

    Um, some constructive criticism would be appreciated if it contained specificity rather than simply stating you think they look terrible. 

    Especially given how talented of a MOC builder/developer you are, not quite sure why you’d leave such a vague and snarky comment...

    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.

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    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).