- Lego WANT of the Day
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.Posted 3 months ago
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.zilog6128Subscriber
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.Posted 3 months agoone_bad_mofoSubscriber
And today’s Lego want is…
The biggest Technics set ever…
Liebherr’s R 9800 ExcavatorPosted 3 months ago
Costco are doing it for £320 inc vat I’ve, err, heard…Posted 3 months ago
Stop the presses, who is that?Posted 2 months agozilog6128Subscriber
^^^ 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!!)Posted 2 months agoshintonMember
@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.Posted 1 month agoeddSubscriber
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.Posted 3 weeks agoeddSubscriber
@plus onePosted 3 weeks ago
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.pictonroadSubscriber
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.Posted 3 weeks agostumpyjonSubscriber
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.Posted 3 weeks ago
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