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About paul_delahaye

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    <p> I'm a Technic fan, and trains, and City ;-)   </p> <p> Last set I purchased was the Technic Crane 42082 and the Technic Zeus loader </p> <p>   </p>

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  1. paul_delahaye

    42115 Lamborghini

    Geese, I've still not built the Bugatti. Better get busy over the coming months.
  2. paul_delahaye

    LEGO 40th anniversary classic train

    If only it had real red buffers and 2w black period windows. Love the nod to 12v era. Can't wait to get this.
  3. I totally agree, I really like to support my local independent toy shop when I can, but often in the UK they don't offer the best prices, so for some of the larger sets I have to wait until I can find a deal. It is interesting to see how deals vary so much around the world.
  4. Yes, the big one 10261 Smyths Toys in the UK is the best price I've seen at £250 vs List price of £300, but can't find it better. On amazon, it's often priced higher than Lego own list price. It's a close balance between purchasing before it is no longer available for sale and getting the best price.
  5. paul_delahaye

    Rava Town

    I really do not know how I've missed your city over the past couple of years. I'm sure the shear amount of work that has gone into this cannot be fully appreciated by all. It really is outstanding. If it was mine, I'd make the airport a bit longer, and I think I'd do away with those oversized city construction vehicles. The pirate ships look a bit big for the scale as well, but thats not the end of the world as those sets are classics! Paul
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    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    I'm not 100% convinced the licence is always a cost when it comes to Technic, I'm sure I read the original partnership with Volvo was a desingers friend worked for Volvo and both companies can see the benefit of doing this together? In fact I'm sure many companies if asked would consider this.
  7. This is a set which just makes no sense to me, almost no features for £45, no real unique parts. I don't see this any better than the set you get when you combine two pull back racers, which it basically is and then you pay a premium. Worse than that, 3 desperate people on ebay UK have paid £49.90 for a £45 set just to get their hands on it in December.......what were they thinking?
  8. You can pretty much guarantee a 33% saving on amazon uk at some point. i have been closely watching as I’m waiting to pick up the roller coaster (which I’m yet to see under a 16.5% discount) and I’m also waiting for the two technic sets 42100 and 42110. Best I’ve seen so far on these is 25% off, but at some point I’m sure they will drop. I’ve noticed amazons prices tend to reflect their stock levels. The other day they had. 12 of 42100 in stock and in the UK they were down to approx £325 but when they had just 1 left in stock they were nearer £375 the other consideration is surely local market list price?
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    Specialized pieces are no big deal! Or are they?

    I agree imagination is everything, but where times have changed, when specialised pieces are involved, and if you don't own many other sets, I can see how a large specialised piece could prevent you building anything other than what the original set was. Take the City Airplanes. We could make a good topic out of this if people suggest a part and someone else suggests an alternative use which others might not have thought of. Here would be a good starting piece. Part 93541 Plate 20 x 56 with 6 x 10 Cutout and 4 Holes&category=[Wing]#T=C
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I agree, in the past these sets have offered some rarer colours of baseplates. Green is a tad safe.
  11. paul_delahaye

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Might have already been said but it’s on 2 baseplates just like the old pet shop was so we have two 16 wide modulars again.
  12. paul_delahaye

    What set should I buy to make mocs ?

    Well I guess that depends technic parts are rarely on the pick a brick walls things like technic panels, even if they were on the wall (which I’ve never seen them) you would not get many in a cup making them quite expensive then you need to factor in your driving and parking time to go to a Lego store (plus if you value your time) and that is if you even have one in your country or within a reasonable distance. I think either bricklink/brick owl is your friend here or punt for a new set on discount when it happens. Amazon had the car transporter with a 3rd off already in the UK
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    PAB Cups: What Did You Get?

    damm I really wish I could be lucky to find the 1x2 brick with brick pattern in the PAB wall. I keep hearing people say they are there and each time I visit a store, there are none to be found. very annoying as they are expensive on the alternative markets. Even the ones I purchased from Lego direct on Bricks and Pieces were pricey.
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    Technic 2020 Set Discussion

    Liking the little buggy and the Claas, the crane is another crane but looks ok. For me I'm loving the idea of a working sailing yacht. Just need some IP rated control plus elements now so we can make a working remote yacht. Not sure what the designer was smoking on the stunt show.......definately different.......the truck is very US styled, feels like a cross over between city and technic.
  15. paul_delahaye

    42108 - Mobile Crane

    I really like this model, does have a flavour of crane trucks from days gone, but its good. I just wish out of all the construction vehicles, they could have picked something else.