Darth Kram

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  1. Darth Kram

    Porsche Pricing & Availability

    Just got my shipping notification! Now for the long wait for delivery to begin. Sometimes it's not fun being in New Zealand, so far away from everything!
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    New Zealand: "Where to find Lego"

    I'm also a bit annoyed with ToyWorld in Christchurch. Last weekend I went to pick up a Simpsons House when they had 20% off for a few hours but after talking to a salesperson I found out they were holding that and the Parisian Restaurant in the back room until the sale was over, I wouldn't be surprised if that's what they're doing for this sale too. I'm still annoyed at them charging $500 for the Lego Technic 41999 Crawler when Lego direct sold it for $300 while it was available.
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    Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    I just went and added up all the orders I made for the RC version and it came to $947 NZD (about $824 USD). This was for all the pieces (mainly in new condition) except for the 2 IR transmitters and receivers which I already had. About $150-$200NZD of that price was shipping as shipping to New Zealand is not cheap. Keep in mind that I got in early to build this and all the flex axles and red axle connectors #3 were still very cheap.
  4. Wow, this is fantastic! I love the styling of the truck and the three models go together perfectly.
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    Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    I get the same problem with some gears. I took the gearbox out and made sure all the moving parts were nice and loose and that seems to have helped a bit. It doesn't clack nearly as much as it used to.
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    Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    I'm very glad I got in early to build this. The hardest part for me to find was 32201 in Red. I had to order from 3 stores to get the 4 needed but even then it was only about $2 total for all 4.
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    Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    I think they are from Rebrickable as I checked my Bricklink orders against the parts inventory supplied with the instructions and they matched so I can only assume the parts list is wrong. I have put the extra pieces into my collection now so I can't tell you exactly what was extra but it was mainly pins and axle connectors. I think the only thing I came up short with was a 4L axle and a 7L axle but I'm not 100% sure if that was from an error I made during building or from an error in the parts list. I was legitimately short 2 white beam 1 x 2 thin as there were 6 on Rebrickable and in the parts list but the model uses 8. I have got this corrected in Rebrickable though so that should be fine from now on.
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    Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    Just finished building this (RC version) and it is huge, way bigger than I expected! The gearbox is absolutely fantastic, definitely one of the best Lego constructions I've come across since returning from my dark ages. I ended up with a decent amount of spare parts which was strange since I ordered directly from the Rebrickable list, I was also short a few axles, most notably one 16L link so I had to scavenge a highly chewed one from my almost 20 year old copy of 8235, it'll do till I order another, I also have 4 81.6x34 wheels rather than the 81.6x36 ones as this was a mistake on Rebrickable till recently but the difference is very minor. Anyway, thanks Sheepo for the fantastic building experience, I look forward to your next model!
  9. Darth Kram

    Liebherr L 580

    Any update on when the instructions will be available? I'm quite looking forward to building this!
  10. Darth Kram

    New Zealand: "Where to find Lego"

    Talked to my local TW the other day and asked when they would be stocking the 2014 Technic and they said not till April, which is a bit annoying. I would get it from S@H but I've got a voucher for TW that I'd like to use.
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    Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    Rebrickable and the Brickstore file from Sheepo's site show the 81.6 x 34 tyres from 8880 vs the 81.6 x 36 tyres that 42000 has.
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    Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    Just finished a marathon session ordering all the parts (hope I haven't missed any). Fortunately most of the parts are reasonably common, the only things I had a little bit of trouble with were the soft axles (red 14L the main culprit).
  13. I came out of my dark ages this year in about July, the sets I've bought since then are: 8110 42006 8043 9392 2 x 42009 41999 42000 42008 42005 31313
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    10243 Parisian Restaurant

    Great review, thanks. If only it didn't come out just after Christmas when I will have already spent a lot of money on presents! Looks like I'll be asking for gift vouchers this year!