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  1. rener

    [MOC] Ultimate Muscle Car

    Very nice and compact design, drives very good too!
  2. Makes me wonder...should I go Bricklinking this or just buy a real one??
  3. Hi Jim, Thanks for your review and marvellous pics! I got this one as soon as I could get my hands on it, for 200 euros, which I consider a plenty good enough deal. Still building though... it's quite large. One small remark: in the list of functions you seem to have forgotten the motorized slewing of the superstructure (just the one 42009 didn't have...;))
  4. rener

    42082 - Rough Terrain Crane

    But, "rough terrain" isn't the same as "all-terrain", right? I don't really get why this machine would need suspension, or even a pendular axle. I mean, for operating it has to be positioned horizontally anyway. And real ones (like here: ) don't seem to have any form of suspension. "Rough terrain" seems more defined by the huge wheels/tires, so maybe Claas tires are more appropriate for this one...
  5. rener

    [MOC] Pneumatic Side Loading Forklift

    That's what I meant indeed (sorry, my Canadian isn't really well ;)). But since you already used a third party rope, flicking in an extra t-piece wouldn't really be cheating from the C-model-perspective, right?
  6. rener

    [MOC] Pneumatic Side Loading Forklift

    But can’t you just attach hoses to the lifting cylinders?
  7. rener

    [MOC] Pneumatic Side Loading Forklift

    Very nice model indeed, interesting functions! Reminds me a bit of the B-model of 9395. But yours looks better and pneumatics fit really well. 2 small questions: 1. Is there no steering wheel in the cabin? 2. Is it possible to make the forks lower by pneumatics instead of manual?
  8. Especially if the outriggers lift the model AND it’s packed with useless, but weight-adding pieces...;)
  9. I don't really agree. Outrigger speed of 42082 is not that bad. And the stabilizers in 42070 look nice and go pretty smooth, but are not completely aligned (front/back), which always results in LA-grinding... But I reserve my final judgment until I get my hands on this set.
  10. Thanks Jim! Your reviews are always a pleasure to read, and in this case the "not so elaborate" doesn't hurt at all to me. With all that is said already about this model, you've made a nice balance between (beautiful) pics and (not too much) text. Plus I really appreciate the occasional old-school funny comments, probably best understood by boys in their early 40's... On a side note, this one is now a must-have for me. I've been on the fence for two years for the Porsche, finally got it for a nice price, so it would be odd to let this one pass...
  11. I can confirm that my kids love playing with the BWE. Size must have something to do with it, but I think it’s mostly because of dropping bricks in buckets and watch them going all the way to the back, and then catching them with the mining truck. Had to buy a 42035 to keep them from fighting...;) 42070 was a favourite as well, but that would really have been a lot better if it was fully remote à la 8043. That would have justified the price tag better, too...
  12. rener

    42080 Forest Harvester

    ...associative thinking, but your comparison with 42043 gives it some pun, too...
  13. After viewing 42082-B on a bigger screen I must say I like it, despite using the same undercarriage. I've never seen a model like this in Technic (or any Lego) before and the convoluted way the rope is used looks very interesting. I also suppose it has to be able to make some kind of sudden drop, I wonder if and how that will be done...
  14. You have a point there!
  15. It looks in fact like also the superstructure is the same, and just the boom is rebuilt. Which looks like a cheapo, though the functions seem pretty cool.