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About paul_delahaye

  • 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

    Fairground Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Have any markets seen the sale of the 10261 Roller Coaster outside of Lego Shop at Home? I've been checking the local retailers in the UK like Smyths Toys, etc. who have in the past carried the Creator Fairground sets, but no sign of them selling the big beast. Do you think it's just too expensive and their buyers are scared to take it on? Or more likely they have some exclusivity deal with a retailer? Failing this, anyone know if Shop at home is planning a Triple VIP points offering at some point soon?
  2. Nah, I don't think so. I would not collect them and display them alongside the figures. But each to their own.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Added bonus, 2% cashback through TopCash Back with john Lewis!
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    LEGO VT 11.5 Trans Europ Express (TEE)

    As a train, it's not my cup of tea, as I'm not familiar with the design, but wow, I can really see the skill and level of detail that has gone into the build. Such a top job!
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    Lego Technic Figures

    George, I'm sending you many messages, but there is no response. I'm definitely interested.
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    [HELP] Old Technic Education Sets

    lol, great question. Who knows. Even the robot tutle at schools had names, might have been something given to the product by the company that sold the educational sets in the UK. I think the company was called GALT or something like that. My mother was a teacher and I recall looking through their catalogue at the lego many years ago.
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    42083 - Bugatti Chiron

    Thanks Cardboy, just ordered. I've been waiting for a decent saving and this will do. I've been surprised at how limited the availability has been on this Bugatti. the Porsche was much more widely available when launched in the UK which helped with the discounts. Just hoping John Lewis packaging keeps the box in better condition than Argos deliveries!
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    mmm, yes the tree is rubbish fountain is nice, fire station looks ok. Fire engine, I would have liked to see a more vintage design where the ladder on the back was removable, with 2 cart wheels attached to it. but anyway. Should fit nicely into the village. I wonder if the lightbrick is inside the tree to light the star, or more likely used as a fireplaced within the firestation?
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    Technic Prototype Parts

    but would you not have to dismantle the whole model to replace But then you would have to dismantle the whole model to replace these frictionless pins with normal pins? when I'm MOC'ing, I would not remember where all the parts went the second time around!
  10. So I've just finished building this set. I picked it up from Argos in the UK this weekend with a 3rd off the price, which is always good. Yes it's a great parts pack. but I'm a little dissappointed. I found the build a little uninspiring, I'm not sure if this is because it does not represent a real live vehicle, or that the mechanicals are quite straight forward? I personally would have liked to see a few of the functions linked, like the counter balance weight, I feel could have gone down as the bucket raised up rather than having to control them all seperarely. As others have said, no gearboxes, no working engine (fake electric propulsion but still could have had drive to the axles). No suspension. And I don't really see the benifit of the model bending in half which increased ground clearance, it does it but I don't see why it needs to? Yes cool to have something different? but I think there would have been another model in the volvo range they could have made. I actually think I like some of the other prototypes on the back pages of the instrutions more.
  11. As some have hinted, it's not always the obvious sets which you would think are hard to find, are actually the hard to find sets. For me one of the greatest challenges to find was set 880001-1. that stopwatch was almost impossible to get! but I eventually found a seller.;viewItemType=G For my collection now, I'd like to aquire some of those impossible to find technic figures, the one from the injection mould trade show would be a good start if anyone knows where to find one of these?
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    Lego City 2019 - Rumours, Speculation and Discussion

    I still would love to see a zoo sub theme, I think there is so much opportunity to make 10 sets of varying sizes under this sub theme, might fill in some missing animal mounds as well. I know we have talked about it, but we really need Lego to take a risk and go all out on a new theme like this. Id also like to see the return of Farm, again 6 sets or so however, I think all we can definitely speculate is we will get a helicopter, I reallly need one of them. We will also likely get a hot dog selling vendor of some kind.
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    42080 Forest Harvester

    Ironically this is one of those sets that would have really benefitted from being a licensed set (at least from a colour point of view). also a bit diappointing there is no way to motorise the blade. I would have rather seen this model as a Tigercat tracked fellow buncher instead, And the B model, I question if they should have bothered.
  14. Disagree, B model to me is just lazy on the part of Lego designers. It's A model chassis and upper body with a modified boom. It just looks like they ran out of time and stuck that together and said, that will do.
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    Powered Up - A tear down...

    Certain sound effects seen in the app are what I would closely associate with a USA railroad rather than a European one. Horn and level crossing at least. i don't suppose the sound effects change depending upon the language selected in the app? I note you selected USA as your language for the video. Just wondering if they were clever enough to change the sounds based on language/region of the world. Paul