Grrr

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  1. 2018 Lego Trains

    Looks like that post has been deleted. What was it?
  2. Looking at the 2018 set images; in particular, set 42082, it would appear that it comes with two PF "parts". On the left a motor; and on the right what I'm presuming to be a new battery box/reciever? I'm wondering whether a new battery box exists along the lines of the WeDo 2.0 hub, which functions as an ordinary battery box with a switch for normal play, and also has the option of being remotely operated via Bluetooth? Following from the trains discussion, it's unlikely Lego will release regular sets that won't work without a phone/tablet, but having the option of manual operation or app operation would be a win-win. Presuming Lego allow many of these devices to be operatable concurrently from the same app; it would go a long way to resolve the old problem of not having enough RC channels.
  3. 2018 Lego Trains

    Hmm. I think you're onto something there. Note that Boost uses the same connectors that WeDo did, and that no Technic sets announced thus far for 2018 have PF at all. My sense is that the second half of 2018 will see new PF for technic and trains, and probably the next iteration of Mindstorms. I could even be more cynical and presume that part of the reason why Technic set 42070 is over-priced is to ensure that the demand matches the remaining supply of PF stock. I can certainly see hesitations if an app on a device is required for these toys to operate. Perhaps Lego may include (or provide an optional accessory pack) physical remote; but for true power; you'd use an app instead?
  4. 2018 Lego Trains

    What's highly likely is that the leaked video's we saw earlier are what was shown to focus groups. It's quite plausible that two different preliminary models based off real trains have been combined into a frankenstein train which is not based off any sort of real train at all.
  5. 2018 Lego Trains

    On Zusammangebaut (http://zusammengebaut.com/lego-city-passagierzug-60197-und-schwerlasttransporter-60198-kuendigen-sich-an-42650/ they suggest that the new trains have a new "sound" piece. I suspect that is a 1x2 brick type thing which is shown in the picture, and the wifi logo is indeed a sound logo (or at least will be). I'm wondering if they have bricks which when in proximity to one another make sounds (eg as train approaches level crossing). I don't think that's a pic of a controller at all. I did have hope for a moment when people mentioned building around the controller above that we might see a return to 12v type table top controls, but I'm doubtful they're going to that level - if they were ever to do automation to the level they did with 12v (doubtful), they'll probably not bother with physical controls/buttons.
  6. Storage and Sorting LEGO

    Thank you for pointing out an obvious option that I've missed for years. I have pastic drawers which I want to subdivide; and making my own boxes out of cardstock is an easy, cost-effective way to go, and get exactly what I need. Can't believe I'd not thought of this myself before. Now off to get cardstock and find the hot glue gun...
  7. Lego technic yellow train bridge from 1993 ad

    It doesn't look like you've made the Brickshelf folder public yet?
  8. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Unfortunately someone in their Creative team needs to show more attention to detail and probably some better systems are required to differentiate preliminary from final images. Seems somewhat amateurish.
  9. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    They've obviously used prelim images - wrong cop at the top right.
  10. Thank you for the series. I am inclined to disagree with your assertion that the change of packaging suggests that the decision to switch to 9V came afterwards. I suspect it's more of a case that Lego purchased new packaging equipment, and removed/decommissioned the old equipment, and as such, sets out of necessity had to be packaged in new style boxes. There are many examples of sets of this era appearing in different style boxes between years of release, moving away from slide-tray cardboard and polystyrene inserts to cardboard and cardboard + inner tray + plastic boxes. Moreover, as the accessory sets where to be supplied for a few more years following the 9v launch, it may have been desirable to make the boxes as small as possible so they would be more convininent for mail order delivery, and would take less room on retailers shelves if they chose to continue stocking them for a while.
  11. Sets with large sized extra pieces

    I've had this a few times - I think in some cases those large parts get manually added; so you end up with two on occasion.
  12. 2018 Lego Trains

    One does indeed wonder why the press would bother attending if they are not allowed to report using either pictures or words. Obviously the likes of Zusammengebaut would want to go out of personal interest, but mainstream press needn't bother as they can't report anything. Personally, I don't really mind. I like seeing the leaks and information, but it's more important for me that the product isn't counterfeited to the extent that it affects Lego's margins (and therefore the pricing of the goods I want to buy).
  13. 2018 City Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'm not so sure. If it were going to be a tent, surely it'd be the same plastic tent used in 41339 Mia's Camper, albeit with a different print. This appears to have a 4515 Slope 10° 6x8 as a roof. I'm guessing some sort of shelter as you might see along walking/hiking tracks. It's a pity actually as that tent is pretty neat, so would be good to have in the City line.
  14. Official sets' builders

    It's really not that hard once you start thinking about it. And then you can't stop. You'll ensure all the "Lego" words on the studs are aligned either up or right; etc.
  15. Negative views about the Market Street

    I didn't buy it at the time. Firstly, I didn't think the design was especially strong, but more particularly, it was the way the Lego Factory theme was marketed that made the final decision. Lego Factory was not marketed the way Lego Ideas is today. Lego ideas takes a small number of models, brings them up to Lego designer standards, and markets them. A great result in a modular-ish fashion is the Fishing Store. Lego Factory on the other hand was purportedly going to allow you to upload a moc-design, and have it produced as a set with a production run of 1. If this were going to be the approach, I foresaw a lot of poor lego factory sets being produced, and therefore decided that completionism on this line would be silly and futile. As such, I decided not to buy the Market Street. In retrospect, I regret not buying it (especially as I left it on the shelf at a very low price at a closing down sale); , but it's price now makes it difficult to justify buying it now. I'm happy enough to classify it as a modular, but imagine many who similarly regret not getting the set quietly continue to go on about it not being an official modular so they have a "complete" set of modulars.