paul_delahaye

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  • Birthday 03/03/1978

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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

    Technic 2019 Set Discussion

    Is this a coincidence that the set number of the rumoured land rover is 42110 and Land Rover used to make a defender 110 model...…...ohhhh
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    [WIP] [MOC] Ship-To-Shore Crane

    from the first picture, you don't get a true understanding of the sheer scale of this crane. I can't wait to see you build the ship it's loading! The mechanism works smoothly.
  3. Whilst the scale is no doubt impressive, it looks to be mainly made of system bricks with just a few technic parts for the operating doors. it's a shame you did not manage to build an interior for the factory with moving machinery/conveyor belt manufacturing process Do you still have this assembled? Is it work in progress?
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    Plastic Coverings for Large/Expensive sets?

    Do you not think it's just to stop young kids messing with the sets. And it also makes the set look more classy. It's surely just marketing. A bit like putting a picture of the set on the front of the box rather than just putting a picture of the elements in the box. Very often these larger sets have a display stand like the giant star wars ship which held it on an ankle. I think it's just presentation.
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    [MOC] LEGO Store Leicester Square Modular

    The only inaccurate detail from my one trip to this store is there is not enough people queuing outside the shop In the rain!
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    Is this part discontinued???

    It took me a while....Here is me thinking, both parts are the same. Is this a trick question..... I got there in the end. Totally agree it looks like MB rubbish from underneath
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    Obsession with build times

    I personally like to mix all the bags up in a new big set, as finding the pieces adds to the fun of the build for me. These sets are expensive now so the longer the build, the better for me.
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    [MOC] Cargo Terminal inspired by 60052

    I built this crane as well in the past but I had alignment issues which caused the sliding carriage to keep getting out of align each time it moved back and forth, does your build work smoothly? On another note, I saw a great model several years ago where the builder had a forklift which came out of the warehouse carrying a log I think and loaded it into a train car, it then backed up and picked up a log and repeated the cycle. The log somehow rolled back to the start again, but it was a great design. I can't find the model now through the searches.
  9. So at long last the dilema of my Christmas present All Terrain Crane is over. Lego eventually on Friday delivered the missing bag 11 of bricks which allowed me to complete the crane. However it's left a new plesent surprise, that also explains why the error was not picked up on the assembly line final weight check. It appears I have a load of bricks left over. Checking back over the review, I appear to have had 2 of bag 321S8 packed in my box. A nice gift as I get some spare red dogbones. Clearly on a Friday afternoon an employee in the factory topped up a a crate of bag 11's without actually checking the unique bag code. I am now wondering if I need to check the other 2 I also purchased, just in case they were all kitted in the same batch run. Does anyone know if there is a unique batch code on the outer packaging? I'll check.
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    Ease of mirroring official sets

    I guess the only restriction you might have is if it's an old set and someone applied the stickers. If the particular part called for a particular sticker say a number 2 to be on the left, and now you want to mirror it, it might still be on the left. So you might have to consider trying to remove and reapply the stickers. But if you are back in the age of 6542, I think you should be ok, warm them up on a radiator, and start working the sticker edge with a sharp knife. work slow you maybe able to relocate them. If it's a 2000's era set, your stuffed.
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    The most technical technic set?

    I actually think some of the most challenging sets are the old studded ones from the 80's/90's Sets like Air Claw Rig and Space Shuttle, there were errors in the instructions (from memory), some steps you had to add like 20 bricks on a single step. They did not always clearly show you where the bricks had to go, you had to use some real thought during the assembly process unlike todays sets where you have 20 actual sized images and steps in order to add 20 bricks onto the model!
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    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    OK, so my patience might at last be paying off in 2019! Smyths toys in the UK has just listed the 10261 Roller Coaster £299, it's now only a matter of time before they offer 25% - 33% Discount and this set becomes a viable option for me.....
  13. From parisian restaurant onwards, Jamie B said something about the AFOLs did not like stickers, and they agreed that the sets would cost like $10 more but have printed pieces from now on. I seem to recall only the Cinema is the only modular with stickers? but I don't recall. Certainly the last couple of sets have 4 modulars are printed pieces only.
  14. I wish I'd been that lucky. Still no reply from Lego today. Guess they are dealing with a bit of a backlog! I agree, a bag inventory would be good. Or better number the bags so there are not 3 of the same number. I'm just waiting to try and explain which of the 3 bags is missing.
  15. I think there were 3 bag number 11's based on the review. I do have the one with the dog bones, it's the panels and long beams I'm missing. Just seems amazing this can be missing. But I assume these large sets are packed into the boxes by hand. So it must be possible for the workers to forget the odd bag, it must be a mundane task.