MrPaulo23

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  1. I actually like the design, I saw the 9396 before at a Lego Store in NJ it reminded me somewhat of an Augusta helicopter, much like a Coast Guard rescue chopper. I never had one but having the 42025 and 42040 sets I'm now getting more inclined with Technic aircraft models. The design is very fresh for me, it almost reminds me of those huge Soviet/ Russian heavy helicopters, the 6 rotor blades for this set is just about the right size if it will be compared to an actual heavy helicopter though I imagine how big its blades will be to generate enough thrust to lift it. I'm now convinced I need to have this set as an addition to my aircraft collection. Excellent review!
  2. That 8275 was in the $150 range in Brickipedia on eBay and Amazon those go as high as $1,000, another personal favorite was the 8480 which I still have but was rebuilt to a small armored truck, the BNIB/NSIB I saw on eBay was almost $1,000 another guy was selling the same set along with the NASA Space Shuttles was asking for more and won't let go of the 8480 without the other space shuttles. Wouldn't spend that much for a set, at the end of the day it's still a toy only that some of us including me missed out the fun either because we didn't have the means to buy them at the time or was committed to something else. I personally believe the Technic UCS Batmobile is just a hoax, Batman vs. Superman Dawn of Justice won't be out until May 2016, while Man of Steel was a good movie, we're not able to tell if the sequel will be and because of a new take on Batman, I'm pretty sure Lego will not invest on something that might be a commercial flop, and for crying out loud flick fire missiles on a Lego Technic set? You gotta be kidding me, take the work itself "Technic" which implies there's some sort of mechanism that makes it work, from it's humble beginnings as a studded set to the more aesthetic beams and panels it is right now I appreciated that Lego has always applied simple principles of how mechanical things move and hence you have sets like the 8480, 8275, 42009 (and it's predecessors), 8110 (which showed kids how portal axles work and endless attachment possibilities it has) just mention a few that is mechanical but is still recognizable as a Lego and a toy as a whole. To recreate the Batmobile into a Technic for me is total madness and you still have the 76023 UCS The Tumbler from 2014 so this is totally senseless, with the exception of the 9398 and 41999 (which are just jacked up RC trucks), a Technic Batmobile is total waste of time and while value might be there it might have no function at all aside from the usual differential, RC link and piston engine. You want a Technic that functions and enjoyable to play and look, gives you that hands on experience which I think is Lego is all about. If this rumor about a 300 Euro Ultimate IP Car is correct, following the lines of the Holy Trinity of Hypercars is the proper direction or the upcoming 2017 Ford GT, Spectre recently came out so a Jaguar C-X75 Spectre might even be proper because these vehicles have all the qualifications of an ultimate sports car. Ford is celebrating the GT's 50th anniversary of the 1966 Le Mans 1-2-3 finish beating Ferrari and if the Blue Oval guys have the balls for it, the GT is a possible candidate, and Lego just released a Lego version of the upcoming Batmobile for next year's DC Comics Universe line so there should be no Technic Batmobile.
  3. MrPaulo23

    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    Must have, I modeled the tipper body after the Meiller-Kipper design, tall and looks more pleasing.
  4. The Batmobile is already a flagship set in DC Comics aka 76023 The Tumbler, if Lego is indeed working on another Batmobile I'm bailing out of it. The IP Car I hope will be any of the Holy Trinity Hypercars, Ford is celebrating the GT's 1-2-3 win in the 1966 Le Mans with 2017 Ford GT so this might strike a pose for first American license in the Technic line. Other candidates in mind would be the current Lambo Aventador SV, the Audi R8 V10 Plus or even the extreme Bugatti Veyron Super Sports.
  5. I'm skipping the IP Supercar if it turns out to be a BMW i8, the car has very bland design though the mechanicals are futuristic IMO. If it turns out to be one of the Holy Trinity Hypercars (Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche) then I might consider it, but Lego Technic is best played when they put out something like a bulldozer (that 8275) and I wish Lego makes a Caterpillar D9, a very large mining truck, articulated hauler (the Volvo A25F was the closest we can get), a tipper truck (42043 Arocs) or something even bigger, the 8110 was a special set and I'd really love to see another Unimog from the Technic line or even a Zetros.
  6. The i8 is a cool car it just doesn't scream cool for me, The design is just boring, keeping my fingers crossed for a more appropriate adaptation. Bugatti Veyron anyone? I'm still weighing on the hypercar trio and my best bet is still the 918 RSR
  7. anybody else caught the technic plane at around 00:43? Lego is working with some display team airplane right? but the deal with i8 I don't quite get it, yes it the future of the supercar with all the crazy gadgetry it has but as an ultimate supercar by today's standard I'm not sure with this approach, would appreciate it more if followed the gesture of a 2017 Ford GT, Ferrari LaFerrari, Lexus LFA, Lamborghini Aventador or the Sesto Elemento, Porsche 918 RSR or Spyder, or the McLaren P1/ 570GTS. But then again if Lego is trying to achieve something with the set 42056 like size and integration of PF RC features, the i8 I think is not an oddball - it's AWD, there's a little 3-cylinder engine, upfront or somewhere in the set PF motors can be put, it's a scissor-type opening door. I got one more crazy idea about this 42056, the Jaguar C-X75 might fit the bill too, long swooping body, 4-cylinder mated to a gas turbine engine which can be mocked up in the set as a pair of XL-Motors or L-Motors. Oh well.
  8. MrPaulo23

    What Was Your First LEGO Set?

    Lego 6614 got it back in 1996 as a gift.
  9. MrPaulo23

    What Was Your First LEGO Set?

    6670 Tow Truck, but I know I have one more older, it was a white airport truck almost like a 4-wheeled crash tender with flip up door for tools and it had at least one minifig with a matching white costume, if someone can provide me with the set number because that was the 6th birthday gift from my parents. Thanks!
  10. I'm thinking of the same too but we have never seen an American license aside from the deals with Hollywood movies, a 2017 Ford GT fits the bill well aside from other brands, Ultimate IP Car, lets see - you have the Holy Trinity of sports cars namely Porsche 918 Spyder Ferrari LaFerrari McLaren P1 but an F12Berlinetta, Lamborghini Aventador, Porsche 918 RSR or even the wildcard Ford GT can serve the basis for the Ultimate IP Car, RWD or AWD check, 6 - 12 cylinders with gas or hybrid tech check, swooping heritage and futuristic designs check. Oh well 1 more month.
  11. I have to regroup with my Lego collection, in the past two years I have amassed sets that I like and really desire to have in place of the ones I missed out during my dark ages, I love big challenging sets and if the 42056 is that alley I'll have that set, pullbacks have served as donor sets for my bigger sets but the 42010 has always have a special place, hope one of the pullbacks will look good, would love to see that Airport rescue truck, sounds interesting, though I hope it will have a working suspension system, as for the 42056 I am hoping for a 4WD setup, mid-mounted V8 or V-10 sounds good but if Lego is cooking something like this, an exotic or German or probably an Italian might be with it, say Porsche with it's 918 Spyder or the 918 RSR racer concept from 2011, could be an Audi R8 but it looks bland, probably a Lambo which I hope to be an Aventador (but that beast looks sharps in every corner, a license once existed with the Racers theme), Ferrari is another strong candidate (think F12berlinetta, or LaFerrari but screw it the F70 is already produced as a Lego Speed Champions set), an unlikely car could be another German, we all know Lego has been working with Mercedes-Benz Trucks, so I will not be surprised if Lego cooks something again (though unlikely) with MB in the form of the SLS AMG or the current AMG GT, Porsche still has one car up it's sleeve that might be the basis of the 42056, the Carrera GT, perfect layout RWD, V10 and long low slung body to cope with the current Lego engine block design. Out of the blue, could the 2017 Ford GT be a basis too? Long low slung body, RWD, V6 (Lego hasn't done a V6 supercar right?) But we haven't seen an American license from the Technic line, sound unlikely but why not? This 42056 just tickles me.
  12. MrPaulo23

    Best set never told...I mean sold

    The Unimog is such a fantastic set, it has 3 differentials 4wd PTO and PPTO, I love it so much I ended buying one more when I somewhat busted the M-Motor, originally the 2nd one was to be used for parts but at $300.00 (and this was back in August 2014) it was too expensive to be used for parts, I ended up having 2 of them and call them my "twins" as both are nearly identical per cab and chassis (one is an A- and B-model combo and the other is an off-road support truck. Glad you got the 8110 Unimog, those things are now reaching top dollar on eBay.
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    Mercedes benz Concept Truck 2045

    Very cool design! If Lego makes this, I'll buy it!
  14. MrPaulo23

    Best set never told...I mean sold

    Mine will be the 8275, I just love bulldozers more the front-end loaders. BTW I snagged my 2nd 8110 on eBay last year for $300.00, that was the cheapest I can find on eBay and it came out immaculate out of the box. I love that set and I still have them built on display in my room.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I started building mine, section by section. I started with bag 6 because of the taller bed design I made which most of you guys have already done, I'm done with bags 1 and 2 and taking this approach on building the sets has benefits for me, I can see if there are parts the I can replace for color coordination as well as add parts that I think will make it look more appealing and to add stability to the set. I want to replace the rear shocks with the same shocks used for the front suspension, has anyone done that too? I think the rear shocks are designed more for a softer rear ride and because of the set being rear empty. If I alter the rear shocks will it be worth the try?
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    REVIEW: 8110 Unimog U400

    I have and intend to see the differences of each set, although by height and width the old 'Mog is a winner, we'll find out once I built my 42043 (I'm gathering the necessary parts I'll integrate once I start the big build), this however I can tell the 8110 has one of the finest suspensions for a flagship set, 3 workings diffs portal axles and an authentic 4 cylinder engine setup which for a vehicle this size is quite odd but MB Trucks has proven that wrong.
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    REVIEW: 8110 Unimog U400

    No matter how many imperfections one may se this set has this is still my favorite set, having 2 of these and affectionately calling them "the Twins" I made an expedition style support vehicle for the A and B model combo which has all the pneumatics attachments to it, while the other one has the power winch and a customized pickup bed transformed into a miniature cargo hold for supplies, troops for humanitarian missions, animals for research purposes and conservation.
  18. Very nice set, I like the new design. Though I'm not really a motorsports fan I can say that the model almost resembles an Audi LMP car based from the pictures I have. I made some changes mainly to reinforce some sections of the car I think is weak, I color coordinated some parts of the set, then I changed the wheel design, 6-spoked facing design seems more appropriate for me as it gives the set a more street-race ready look, I got an extra pair of stickers from Lego since the rim stickers I originally had was damaged, do no lose the plastic packaging of the manual it has that proof of purchase that can be very useful if you or your kid damages the sticker, Lego will actually send you a new set of stickers. The set on the other hand is considerably big, instead of LAs it uses simpler ways to lift that gullwing doors and the engine cover, kudos to the new gearbox system, they're sturdier. I felt the set deserves an L-Motor but it has a very tight space for the PF set and only and M-Motor can fit which for me is quite lame.
  19. I've seen pictures of the real thing, I suggest going to media.daimler.com for more details about the Actros SLT, it just needs a few minor nip and tuck and this one fab looking Actros MOC
  20. MrPaulo23

    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I haven't built mine yet but I'm very tempted, a 42039 should probably satisfy the temptation. The parts I ordered from Lego for my planned modification to the tipping bed is coming next Tuesday, can't wait as much as I am really tempted to build my 42043, I have been watching all the reviews and mods done by other owners. Can't wait til I build mine!
  21. 42056 it could be any European supercar, Lego and Ferrari has worked closely together since the first Ferrari set came out in the 90's, I'm thinking more in the lines of a Ferrari F12Berlinetta, Porsche is a good bet too with the recent partnership producing the Speed Champions 918 Spyder and 911 race team, could it be a 918 under the Technic scheme? Audi comes in mind too, think R8 V10 Plus, Lamborghini also comes into play as they made a partnership back in the late 2000's producing the Racers Gallardo civilian and police versions, but a true supercar under the raging bull right now is an Aventador followed by the more recent Huracan, if any of these shows indication I'd love to see a licensed supercar with AWD and of course working suspension, a V-8 is always welcome but a V-10 or V-12 is more enticing and sure enough going to be even more fun to build.
  22. Mine is 19,691 but I'm lookng for 11,290 because that's my birthday 11-2-'90
  23. MrPaulo23

    8110 - Unimog - MODs and Improvements

    It's probably close to 300 - 400 pieces, I made some revisions since I put this final design. The spare tires and wheels are now mounted on a mini-crate while the "locks" for the hatch has been revised with friction pins.
  24. MrPaulo23

    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    An air tank could surely fit but extensive modifications are needed to do that, aesthetics wise, there is a reason why Lego chose the beams for this set particular theme instead of bricks, They look more appealing and have smooth edges.
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    42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245

    I ordered close to 500 technic pieces 312 of which are solely for a taller tipping bed and the rest for spare parts, effectively making this a 3100 piece work of Lego art once built.