allanp

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  1. allanp

    42129 - 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros

    Do you mean the planetary reduction hub?
  2. allanp

    42131 - CAT D11T Bulldozer

    Well so far it sounds bigger and more expensive but not so sure about it actually being any better yet. If big is all you want then wouldn't the Colosseum or world map be better options? A motorised ladder doesn't seem like a very exciting function. Whilst the prelim image looked kinda small and meh, without something new like some sort of sophisticated new RC pneumatic technology for example, I don't see much justification for making a standard RC bulldozer any bigger or more expensive. My hopes are still very low for this set right now. Without something that's really new or interesting I'm just not that excited for a bulldozer. I'm sure it's going to be well designed and engineered but if it's just more PU and LAs then there's just not enough there to be an exciting flagship.
  3. allanp

    42128 - American Tow Truck

    There's also a community post on his YouTube channel.
  4. allanp

    LEGO Titanic 2021 Rumour

    Well, they made the Colosseum as it is now instead of how it was in its prime!
  5. I already did that ....in a small MOC forklift (used an air tank to look like an LPG tank on the back). Worked ok but I should have included a manual backup pump.
  6. allanp

    42128 - American Tow Truck

    Make no mistake, air tank or no air tank, this set gonna be mine!
  7. allanp

    [TC20] 8856 Whirlwind Rescue

    So far I'm really liking this one. You've kept the original styling, scale and functions while upgrading the main function to be more realistic. Love it!
  8. allanp

    42128 - American Tow Truck

    He hasn't modelled the insides, and yes it will be a manual pump.
  9. @nerdsforprez Fit is exactly right. In my experience I'd much rather work with another engineer I get along with!
  10. allanp

    42129 - 4x4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros

    Yes, it does look like it has proper live axles. And I think it has the newer diffs and 42099 hubs, so the part about having most of the reduction in the axles seems to be there also.
  11. I also hear that it's very flat, so the cycling is excellent!
  12. allanp

    42128 - American Tow Truck

    Why's that? The CAT I believe is due for a later release, like around September/October I think.
  13. I don't think being a professional industrial designer automatically gets you a job as a Technic designer, nor does being an afol. Being either of those things doesn't mean you are able to design a set that I will want to buy. That's the thing that I think hampers most AFOLs in particular. They end up designing these massive models that have lots of motors, would cost a fortune and all while not being particularly mechanically ground breaking, realistic, robust and reliable. They might be some of those things, but how often do we rip apart official sets for failing in any one of these aspects? I think Milan got the job because he consistently made models that were not crazy big, were robust, recognisable and usually within very tight constraints, in his case using the parts from an existing model with his alternate builds. I can see why an industrial designer, having worked to similar constraints, might have an edge over AFOLs that are used to building whatever they want.
  14. Many professional designers and engineers started out as fans of Technic, so I guess TLG expects to find someone who is both.
  15. This is a weird oddity. They have a "dumb" battery box, probably boxes full from not releasing the v22. So why no supplementary set? Maybe they are waiting for some new piece of PU hardware to be released, like a mega buggy power motor or a mini motor or lights?