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  1. Yeah saw this earlier, it's on the Bugatti stand at the Geneva Motor Show. Interesting thing to note: the display says Coming May 2018 ;)
  2. Unfortunately we are the minority - technically minded with high expectations. I'm guessing despite all its flaws, the Porsche was a phenomenal commercial success. There was a huge social media campaign full of people we ourselves wouldn't include as part of the "community" commenting how much they wanted one based just off the promo images/video. I my self know a handful of people who own the Porsche despite not owning a set for 20+ years. That's Lego's target market, and they're the people who have it sitting on display gathering dust. With that in mind, we can see what went right for the Porsche and what we can expect to make a return with the Bugatti: premium packaging, coffee table book, focus on build-ability an aesthetics rather than playability post-construction. My guess is this means a bright colour and many, many panels.
  3. Or both, considering most Veyrons/Chirons are two-tone!
  4. Holy hell it's gorgeous! I especially like the use of panels to style inside the door shuts
  5. I would like to see a contest where a model (vehicle) has to overcome a challenge, such as cross a 1m wide chasm or climb 30cm step.
  6. Another great review, is this a set you actually like?! Why this set was not branded as "Extreme Off-Roader 3" I'll never know... Yes the LBG 11L axle is new to 2017, but does not make its first appearance in this set; it's also available in the SW Y-wing and the carousel.
  7. Seeing as my annual Lego budget is already almost completely depleted, I was considering building 42069 from my own collection, substituting dark purple pieces with orange ones. Despite ~13k parts in my collection I still need nearly 200 parts to be able to build it (I swear TLG do this on purpose!). According to bricklink this will cost me £50-60, and almost £10 of that is on 52 of those silly little rubber grips on the treads... does anyone have experience buying from Lego's customer service website? Is it any cheaper? Now a quick question for those that have the set: do the wheel hubs used in the fake suspension (8x silver, 8x black) have a pin hole or an axle hole in the centre?
  8. Seeing as these sets are now on sale I half expected the official instructions to be available on lego.com but that's not the case. Even when you change your location to Russia! It's unlikely that the part will be longer. 4 studs long is 4 studs. Lego are so precise it should be an accepted SI unit my guess is they've modified it to make the area of contact with the perpendicular beams smaller, thus reducing friction and wear.
  9. Oh boy, my favourite bit! A few observations: the half pins with stud are LBG and not blue! With all the red and yellow axles going on in the set this surprised me. Also, there are seventeen white 3L axle joiner with 'groove' for the transmission ring and only a single red grooveless one, which is the opposite way round to the Porsche. I was half expecting LBG grooveless to be the de facto after its inclusion in the new carousel.
  10. Test Poll

    I've just tried to vote again and still get the same issues as everyone else. (psst I actually prefer this theme!)
  11. Very impressed with the build so far. I do love that medium blue colour! I hope you do a breakdown of that front axle so I can steal incorporate some of your ideas ;)
  12. We can dream, Zero
  13. Instructions will be released for a homage to the 8466 using pieces from 42069 and 42070 ;)
  14. I see your point, but the rubberband & hockeyplayer methods only work on lightweight vehicles, not 6 wheel leviathans like 42070
  15. I wondered this too. The only thing I can think of is that the designers have a set budget for each set,with the servo this budget is exceeded but the M is cheap enough to be included.