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  • Lego WANT of the Day
  • brakes
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    I have the smartphone app for the X-treme offroader, it’s really neat and works well. Real plus point for my 7 year old as he gets to play with a mobile phone and brings a gamification element to Lego. There are two ways of moving the car too – a standard RC controller layout and a ‘follow my finger’ layout.
    Shame the vehicle is so slow and under-powered. I might look at changing the gear ratios so you can actually crawl over stuff. It needs partially rebuilding anyway as it fell off the slide… and the rear drive exploded.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    Shame the vehicle is so slow and under-powered.

    I thought that was the whole point of the new hub gear piece! (To make it torquey so it can crawl, I guess it’s never going to be fast as well unless you have a shifting gearbox). Seen a couple of other comments that say the same thing, shame.

    brakes
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    You’d hope for either speed or torque. It doesn’t really have either. It’s a heavy truck. I do wonder if smaller tyres would help too.

    regenesis
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    And today’s Lego want is…

    The biggest Technics set ever…

    Liebherr’s R 9800 Excavator

    https://www.lego.com/en-gb/product/liebherr-r-9800-excavator-42100

    Premier Icon TiRed
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    Saw that in the Lego shop. It’s errr BIG! And not cheap.

    Premier Icon Kato
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    That’s a monster!

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    The biggest Technics set ever…

    And the dullest. The app control stuff looks cool but… it’s kinda just a big grey box, isn’t it.

    It’s like the Star Destroyer, cool and all and I’d love building it, but it’s basically a two metre long monochrome door wedge.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    And the dullest

    Not if you really like diggers.

    I like diggers.

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Or if you really like Mk I star destroyers.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Stop the presses, who is that?

    https://brickset.com/article/46785/1989-batmobile-press-release

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Yep. Want.

    Premier Icon Daffy
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    I only want it if it can deploy shields, like in the film.

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    ^^^ that’s what’ll swing it for me I think 😂 The main set looks awesome, but is WAY too big. You need something Minifig scale so you can zoom it about & fight the Joker. So I might end up buying it mainly for the mini-version as that looks like being the only way to get it (bar buying it off eBay for an extortionate sum!!)

    Merak
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    Finally got round to building this after receiving it for Christmas last year!

    Reckon another few nights and it’ll be done.

    Anyone fancy swapping for a Caterham?

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    I really want that Liehberr, I would keep it on my desk at work. Lego should do a 797 at the same scale to load.

    Rich_s
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    @Merak

    I’d be up for a swap for my Caterham. I need to make sure it’s complete as it’s been sitting in a kid’s room for a year or so but I found the box the other day so I think it’s good to go.

    PM me when you fancy swapping.

    shinton
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    @Merak I’m a couple of stages ahead of you. Top tip – when you get to page 93 make sure you get the red and yellow female pieces are orientated correctly. I got to page 131 last night and realised the reds were Ok but the yellows were not. I was 3/4 through a bottle of red wine so decided retiring for the night was the best plan as it isn’t an easy task to fix.

    As above, if anyone wants to trade after Christmas let me know.

    Merak
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    Rich that sounds great.

    Shinton, salient points there much appreciated. I’ll probably be three beers in and think these yellow and red pieces look fine then I’ll remember this post 🙂

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    I have the Technic 42053 Volvo excavator if anyone fancies a swap

    Premier Icon diz
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    I’ve got no lego to swap but will happily buy complete kits.

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    My family bought the Saturn V for my birthday yesterday.  Took my time building it up yesterday evening and this morning.  Brilliant!

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    Saturn V is 2/3 done.

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    I got the Lunar Lander. It is excellent.

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    The Lunar Lander is brilliant. Have re-organised some shelves to put them together.  Totally different scale – but it looks great to have them displayed as a pair.

    plus one
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    I’ve just started on the land rover 🙂

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    Pretty decent haul over Xmas.

    MrsTH got the Dino skelingtons
    ‘89 Batmobile (our present to us)
    911 RSR (already got, guess now we have a team…)
    And the Leibherr for me.

    Start back at work on the 6th, so hoping to make a dent…

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    I’ve just started on the land rover 🙂

    I got a Land Rover (42110) too. I’ve finished the chassis, probably going to rebuild it as right hand drive (which will basically mean starting from the beginning again) before I build the bodywork. It’s a great model.

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    @edd interesting I never even gave a thought to the fact all lego cars are lhd ? You now have me wanting to build mine rhd.

    I mean how difficult can it be ? Guess just a case of reversing some of the chassis build ?

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    @plus one
    The steering is controlled by both a “hand of God” (HOG) and the steering wheel. I think that removing the HOG and converting to RHD (steering wheel only) would be reasonable simple. Keeping the HOG, which I intend to do, will mean rebuilding most of the chassis/ gearboxes as the gearbox driveshafts run down one side of the chassis and the HOG on the other… I imagine that someone has already described a solution on the interweb, but part of the challenge is working it out myself.

    plus one
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    Ok I’m gonna check it out before I commit 🙂

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    Lego obsessed no sir 🙂

    Clearly the green Porsche is a Chinese copy as it’s only available in orange.But can you guess which of the others are hooky ?

    I have a 911 RSR if anybody fancies a trade…

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    Just finished the land rover.

    fascinating build, it’s properly hefty. Have to wonder what the point of all the intricate gearboxes are as its not powered.

    Built the 6×6 powered crane with motorised outriggers last Christmas, that was a different league of complexity but it all ‘did’ something.

    I think I prefer the creator series to look at once built.

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    My wife likes to play with Lego.

    Here is last year’s Christmas Build.

    This year it is a Victorian terrace and street scene, but it is still under construction.

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    Stunning work there from you Mrs!

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    I wanted the star destroyer but can’t afford it so I’ve decided to build my own. It’s half done, underside and engines done, working on the top but waiting for some bits from the Lego shop. Been building turbo lasers and shield generators while i wait. It’s a bit bigger than the Lego which is 43 inches, mines at 54 inches. I’ll post some pics when complete.

    Nice work there from Mrs HTC, good attention to detail.

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    2004 – 2015 Lego UCS Y-Wings

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