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ca Offline Chako

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1470 on: August 17, 2022, 01:05:38 AM
I do love Lego Technic models. This Batmobile was a very nice kit to assemble. There was only a few times I misread instructions, or they were not clear enough...but I managed to figure out my mistakes. With 7 bags of parts, this one took me 2 days to assemble. Well worth the money. In fact, today, after completing the model, I thought it just might be the right size for a Batman action figure. I was right. I found one at the local Walmart where I got this kit. I think it adds a little extra to the model.

He looks good and actually fits inside this fairly large model.
20220816_150910A by Chako, on Flickr

There are 2 light bricks in this kit. Here is the one in the forward compartment which is activated if you move the throttle inside the cockpit.
20220816_150946A by Chako, on Flickr

The little action dude came with a nice little tableau that I decided to cut out from the rear of the packaging.
20220816_184043A by Chako, on Flickr

What are you looking at...
20220816_184054A by Chako, on Flickr

The front compartment hood opened.
20220816_184107A by Chako, on Flickr

The model has a rotating knob located on the top of the roof. Turning this turns the front rack and pinion wheels. Pressing the rotating knob also activates the second light brick. This one illuminates the engine. Rolling the model forwards or backwards also rotates that rear wheel with all the flames, and also the pistons move up and down inside the clear engine.
20220816_184123A by Chako, on Flickr

Batman standing next to his sweet ride.
20220816_184205A by Chako, on Flickr

A close up of the printed section cut out.
20220816_184211A by Chako, on Flickr

I went back to Walmart and now have a Lego Technic Ford Shelby GT500 kit to build. This one is only 544 pieces with only 2 bags. This should not take me several days compared to the Batmobile.  :tu:
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1471 on: August 17, 2022, 01:19:16 AM
Looks like a great build Dan.  :tu:
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1472 on: August 17, 2022, 03:31:48 AM
Highly recommended.  :hatsoff:
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1473 on: August 17, 2022, 09:43:33 PM
That is true!   :D

Maybe I'll consider building a Lego TJ once I've rebuilt my real one....  :facepalm:

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1474 on: August 22, 2022, 03:25:56 AM
Lego Technic Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

20220817_094356A by Chako, on Flickr

20220817_094405A by Chako, on Flickr

20220817_094416A by Chako, on Flickr
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1475 on: August 23, 2022, 12:37:59 PM
I do love Lego Technic models. This Batmobile was a very nice kit to assemble. There was only a few times I misread instructions, or they were not clear enough...but I managed to figure out my mistakes. With 7 bags of parts, this one took me 2 days to assemble. Well worth the money. In fact, today, after completing the model, I thought it just might be the right size for a Batman action figure. I was right. I found one at the local Walmart where I got this kit. I think it adds a little extra to the model.

He looks good and actually fits inside this fairly large model.
20220816_150910A by Chako, on Flickr

There are 2 light bricks in this kit. Here is the one in the forward compartment which is activated if you move the throttle inside the cockpit.
20220816_150946A by Chako, on Flickr

The little action dude came with a nice little tableau that I decided to cut out from the rear of the packaging.
20220816_184043A by Chako, on Flickr

What are you looking at...
20220816_184054A by Chako, on Flickr

The front compartment hood opened.
20220816_184107A by Chako, on Flickr

The model has a rotating knob located on the top of the roof. Turning this turns the front rack and pinion wheels. Pressing the rotating knob also activates the second light brick. This one illuminates the engine. Rolling the model forwards or backwards also rotates that rear wheel with all the flames, and also the pistons move up and down inside the clear engine.
20220816_184123A by Chako, on Flickr

Batman standing next to his sweet ride.
20220816_184205A by Chako, on Flickr

A close up of the printed section cut out.
20220816_184211A by Chako, on Flickr

I went back to Walmart and now have a Lego Technic Ford Shelby GT500 kit to build. This one is only 544 pieces with only 2 bags. This should not take me several days compared to the Batmobile.  :tu:

Man, this is awl kinds of AWLESOME!

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1476 on: September 20, 2022, 01:55:29 AM
Lately, I have occupied myself with the Lego Speed Champions series. So far, I am up to 12 models.

1. 1970 Ferrari 512 M.
20220919_191141A by Chako, on Flickr

2. Lamborghini Countach.
20220919_190753A by Chako, on Flickr

3. Fast & Furious 1970 Dodge Charger R/T.
20220919_190842A by Chako, on Flickr

4. Mercedes AMG F1 W12 E Performance.
20220919_191026A by Chako, on Flickr

5. Mercedes AMG Project One.
20220919_191011A by Chako, on Flickr

6. Koenigsegg Jesko.
20220919_191217A by Chako, on Flickr

7. Toyota GR Supra.
20220919_191234A by Chako, on Flickr

8. Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro.
20220919_190908A by Chako, on Flickr

9. Aston Martin Vantage GT3.
20220919_190856A by Chako, on Flickr

10. 007 Aston Martin DB5.
20220919_190716A by Chako, on Flickr

11. Chevrolet Corvette C8.R Race Car.
20220919_191049A by Chako, on Flickr

12. Chevrolet 1969 Corvette.
20220919_191128A by Chako, on Flickr
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1477 on: September 20, 2022, 03:08:24 PM
Those are, for want of a better word...awesome.  :like:
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1478 on: September 20, 2022, 05:49:11 PM
:iagree: Great collection, Chako


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1479 on: September 21, 2022, 02:13:07 AM
Basics of mechanical engineering.... in Lego!

https://youtu.be/M1-YeqGynlw

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1480 on: September 21, 2022, 01:00:29 PM
Basics of mechanical engineering.... in Lego!

https://youtu.be/M1-YeqGynlw

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FANTASTIC!!!

I used LEGO over the weekend to explain suspension differences to a mate. Simple, but so effective

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1481 on: September 21, 2022, 01:02:28 PM
Positively hypnotic.  8)
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1482 on: October 10, 2022, 11:33:38 AM
Double VIP points starting today 10/10/22-10/16/22! of course the titanic is out of stock  >:(


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1483 on: October 29, 2022, 02:11:14 PM
I picked up 3 new sets this week... I must be ill.

Technic batmobile (the one Chako posted earlier) for 65€ + 25% voucher to store account
Mandalorian helmet for 45€ + 25% voucher to store account
Fast and furious Dom's charger (also one Chako posted earlier) for 16€ I think it was.

Just under 100 for the 3 after refunds and credit.
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1484 on: November 05, 2022, 03:39:00 AM
That is a good deal.

I have also been busy building some more kits.

Third party Technic car. This was a hard model to build as the instructions were so small that I needed to use the zoom feature on my cell phone to read it.

20221104_215912A by Chako, on Flickr

Same thing with this helicopter from the same company as the car above. This one features a retractable hoist, and rotors that turn from a gear under the helicopter.

20221104_220108A by Chako, on Flickr

Lego Technic John Deer 9620R 4WD Tractor.

20221104_220228A by Chako, on Flickr

Lego Technic Formula E Porsche 99X Electric.

20221104_220305A by Chako, on Flickr

Lego Technic Monster Jam El Toro Loco.

20221104_220347A by Chako, on Flickr

Lego Technic Monster Jam Grave Digger.

20221104_220403A by Chako, on Flickr

LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A.

20221104_220507A by Chako, on Flickr

LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster.

20221104_220535A by Chako, on Flickr

Mega Construx Motion Pikachu. This is one crazy model. Rotate the crank and Pikachu does a running motion. The gear chain is covered in vegetation, which gives the illusion that Pikachu is running.

20221104_220912A by Chako, on Flickr

20221104_220931A by Chako, on Flickr

20221104_220951A by Chako, on Flickr

20221104_221010A by Chako, on Flickr

20221104_221026A by Chako, on Flickr

And a short video...

20221104_221113 by Chako, on Flickr

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1485 on: November 05, 2022, 11:00:41 AM
I have the speed champions set too.

Still boxed up in Spain.
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1486 on: November 05, 2022, 11:13:39 AM
It is a great set. I was amazed at how long the dragster is. I also forgot to take photos of 3 batmobile cars I recently made as well. Also currently making an off brand technic style Wallbot bought off of Amazon as a STEM RC toy based on Disney's Walley.
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1487 on: November 05, 2022, 03:54:33 PM
If anyone wants to do a little good with their Lego, they run this campaign every year. https://www.lego.com/en-us/build-to-give


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Reply #1488 on: November 05, 2022, 04:06:12 PM
one of my favorite 3rd party brands is Cobi (made in Poland) I just ordered the big PT boat and I have a lot of their tanks. Cobi is not as good as Lego but close and getting closer and the price is nice  ;)


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1489 on: November 06, 2022, 09:58:45 AM
I also have a thing for brick tanks. I think I now have 5 models built so far.

Here is the latest, a WALLROBOT based shamelessly on Disney Pixar's WALL-E. I must say, it was a fun little build and the end product is good enough to display on a shelf. Remote control thread movement. The had rotates, and the arms are somewhat poseable. The hands can grip stuff...but the only thing RC about this guy is the movement of the threads.

20221106_031526A by Chako, on Flickr

20221106_031612A by Chako, on Flickr

20221106_031657A by Chako, on Flickr

20221106_031725A by Chako, on Flickr

20221106_031737A by Chako, on Flickr

20221106_031806A by Chako, on Flickr

20221106_031839A by Chako, on Flickr

I found these guys at the local Dollarama. I wish I had kept the boxes because I cannot find these online anywhere. They had some really weird name and I am uncertain if they are game characters or what.

20221106_031206A by Chako, on Flickr



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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1490 on: November 08, 2022, 09:33:24 AM
one of my favorite 3rd party brands is Cobi (made in Poland) I just ordered the big PT boat and I have a lot of their tanks. Cobi is not as good as Lego but close and getting closer and the price is nice  ;)
I like the BlueBrixx designs (currently building the Astronomers Lighthouse).
Yeah Lego might still have the best bricks, although they are slacking (especially on color fidelity and prints) and the competition gets better. But quiet frankly, Lego sets are boring to build, they lack detail and are crazy expensive.
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Reply #1491 on: November 08, 2022, 11:39:47 PM
I like the BlueBrixx designs (currently building the Astronomers Lighthouse).
Yeah Lego might still have the best bricks, although they are slacking (especially on color fidelity and prints) and the competition gets better. But quiet frankly, Lego sets are boring to build, they lack detail and are crazy expensive.

they (lego) are super expensive! totally agree but I have tried some cheaper brands (Chinese) and while they looked really nice with great detail the build experience was terrible, constantly fell apart during confusing assembly and if you tried handling it after parts flew/exploded apart! and terrible instructions that were so bad it did make me appreciate Lego more  ;)


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1492 on: November 09, 2022, 09:02:01 AM
they (lego) are super expensive! totally agree but I have tried some cheaper brands (Chinese) and while they looked really nice with great detail the build experience was terrible, constantly fell apart during confusing assembly and if you tried handling it after parts flew/exploded apart! and terrible instructions that were so bad it did make me appreciate Lego more  ;)
Lego are also made in China (or now Vietnam). And you know the Chinese, they produce for everyone. So good chance that your non-Lego bricks come from the same factory ;)

So, falling apart is not a problem anymore, at least not with the established brands (Cobi, Xingbao etc.). Quality of the competition really has improved a lot in the past years.
Bluebrixx stones (I think they are Xingbao bricks, but I'm not sure)  hold together as well as Lego. They have the higher color fidelity. However, they have a fairly visible casting point from where the sprue was.

As for the instructions. Well, for many you can check out current instructions (download them as PDF, even Lego offers that :tu:), see if it suits you. From my experience they are good. However, they certainly use more advanced / complicated building techniques. At the end of the day, most now also have different difficulty/age levels.
I'm currently building Lighthouse of the Astronomer from Bluebrixx and it is a lot more difficult to build than anything I had from Lego. But it also has a completely different level of detail and not just on the outside, on the inside too. It is so much more fun than building Lego. Then remember that this costs about $240 (I actually paid $210 as Swiss VAT is much lower than German :D)
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1493 on: November 13, 2022, 12:19:10 PM
Added this year's Lego star wars advent calendar to the queue...
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1494 on: November 16, 2022, 08:44:34 PM
Added this year's Lego star wars advent calendar to the queue...

Well, had a look online and, once again, I've very nearly left it too late.  Got one put aside in one of the nearby towns though. 
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1495 on: November 17, 2022, 10:53:18 PM
Just got the Lego 3 in 1 pirate ship.
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1496 on: November 18, 2022, 03:58:25 PM
Well, had a look online and, once again, I've very nearly left it too late.  Got one put aside in one of the nearby towns though.
Apart from the Christmas starwars Minifigures not really anything overly exciting to me... But I figured why not.

Need to stop buying and start building, but as my wife pointed out, no display cabinet to store in.
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Reply #1497 on: November 23, 2022, 02:29:42 AM
I ordered this one off of Amazon as I was intrigued by the model. The instructions are on par with Lego, and so are the bricks as far as I can tell. There was 1 little missing piece but they included another piece that seemed to work in the other's place...so no big deal there. The guy comes with a stand, and is very poseable. Makes for an awesome static piece for display.

20221122_200449A by Chako, on Flickr

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20221122_200557A by Chako, on Flickr

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1498 on: November 30, 2022, 02:23:56 AM
Hmm - Interesting piece

But why has he got half a bionic body


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Reply #1499 on: November 30, 2022, 06:57:46 AM
Artistic liscence I guess.
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