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ca Offline Chako

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1560 on: May 23, 2023, 01:48:38 AM
I just finished this Nifeliz T28 super heavy tank model that contained 2986 pieces. Almost 400 of which are tank threads. I can tell you that building 4 tank threads of 98 pieces each was time consuming. I guess this is my largest piece count model to date. I have never built anything from this Chinese manufacturer, and was a bit worried about the instructions. I should have had no fear as the instructions were for the most part good. there were a few instances where pieces were added into steps that you didn't know until you were a little ways past in the built as they would show up on later photos. I guess I now know why this kit was billed as 16+. Nothing too horrific, but it did keep me on my toes...which I sort of enjoyed for the most part. The model is fairly detailed, and came with 6 mini figures.

Engine compartment details.

20230520_172009A by Chako, on Flickr

Fighting compartment details. A lot to look at here from the canon details right down to the propellent charges and shells.

20230520_172002A by Chako, on Flickr

Early in the build.

20230520_171950A by Chako, on Flickr

20230520_171938A by Chako, on Flickr

One thing I did notice with this kit, and possibly something to think about these Nifeliz kits, the brick holding power is not as good as the LEGO industry leader. I found myself having to compress the bricks on occasion as I handled the tank during the build. Nothing terrible by any means.

Here is the finished monster.

20230522_135617A by Chako, on Flickr

Some mini figure details.

20230522_135627A by Chako, on Flickr

Fighting compartment with commander and crew.

20230522_135651A by Chako, on Flickr

It is rather imposing.

20230522_135741A by Chako, on Flickr

20230522_135750A by Chako, on Flickr

The box is rather thick and reeks of quality.

20230522_135853A by Chako, on Flickr

Rear details.

20230522_135915A by Chako, on Flickr

Another profile view.

20230522_135931A by Chako, on Flickr

The instruction booklet for the most part was clear and concise...that is until you noticed a few errors throughout that popped up on the next illustration or two down the road.

20230522_140226A by Chako, on Flickr

20230522_154320A by Chako, on Flickr

The outer tank thread pontoons are removable and can be towed behind the slimmer tank for train rides...just like the original prototype. 



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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1561 on: June 02, 2023, 01:50:29 PM
Very cool! I’ve thought about trying Nifeliz and your model & experience make me wanna more  :tu:


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1562 on: June 02, 2023, 03:08:00 PM
I just finished this Nifeliz T28 super heavy tank model that contained 2986 pieces. Almost 400 of which are tank threads. I can tell you that building 4 tank threads of 98 pieces each was time consuming. I guess this is my largest piece count model to date. I have never built anything from this Chinese manufacturer, and was a bit worried about the instructions. I should have had no fear as the instructions were for the most part good. there were a few instances where pieces were added into steps that you didn't know until you were a little ways past in the built as they would show up on later photos. I guess I now know why this kit was billed as 16+. Nothing too horrific, but it did keep me on my toes...which I sort of enjoyed for the most part. The model is fairly detailed, and came with 6 mini figures.

Engine compartment details.

20230520_172009A by Chako, on Flickr

Fighting compartment details. A lot to look at here from the canon details right down to the propellent charges and shells.

20230520_172002A by Chako, on Flickr

Early in the build.

20230520_171950A by Chako, on Flickr

20230520_171938A by Chako, on Flickr

One thing I did notice with this kit, and possibly something to think about these Nifeliz kits, the brick holding power is not as good as the LEGO industry leader. I found myself having to compress the bricks on occasion as I handled the tank during the build. Nothing terrible by any means.

Here is the finished monster.

20230522_135617A by Chako, on Flickr

Some mini figure details.

20230522_135627A by Chako, on Flickr

Fighting compartment with commander and crew.

20230522_135651A by Chako, on Flickr

It is rather imposing.

20230522_135741A by Chako, on Flickr

20230522_135750A by Chako, on Flickr

The box is rather thick and reeks of quality.

20230522_135853A by Chako, on Flickr

Rear details.

20230522_135915A by Chako, on Flickr

Another profile view.

20230522_135931A by Chako, on Flickr

The instruction booklet for the most part was clear and concise...that is until you noticed a few errors throughout that popped up on the next illustration or two down the road.

20230522_140226A by Chako, on Flickr

20230522_154320A by Chako, on Flickr

The outer tank thread pontoons are removable and can be towed behind the slimmer tank for train rides...just like the original prototype.

OK, that's pretty cool.  :like:
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1563 on: June 05, 2023, 07:45:15 PM
I haven't done anything with Lego for quite a while now.  My sidekick has almost all of my old bricks and things.  I did hang on to most of my old Lego model kits though.

Recently I picked up one of the build on mugs and decided to add a space shuttle.
On the handle, I added a Victorinox Rally with a brick added to the back scale.

Now I'm on the hunt for a couple thin baseplates to add to the sides.
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1564 on: August 13, 2023, 11:03:43 AM
Lego Concord is coming out!
https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/concorde-10318

I already have the Cobi version (half the size) be interesting to compare  ;)


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1565 on: October 31, 2023, 05:46:02 PM
The LEGO City Christmas 2023 Advent Calendar 60381 is on sale now on amazon prime  :woohoo:

I don’t know about you but I personally can’t get enough of those Lego turkeys!
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1566 on: October 31, 2023, 06:06:49 PM
I haven't done anything with Lego for quite a while now.  My sidekick has almost all of my old bricks and things.  I did hang on to most of my old Lego model kits though.

Recently I picked up one of the build on mugs and decided to add a space shuttle.
On the handle, I added a Victorinox Rally with a brick added to the back scale.

Now I'm on the hunt for a couple thin baseplates to add to the sides.
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Does it take a hot coffee/tea without melting, leaking or awltering the flavour? How did you managed to get that SAK to hold on to the handle?

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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1567 on: November 01, 2023, 01:13:31 PM
I picked up the Concorde, with 40596 Magic Maze for free.

A colleague brought me 76900 Speed Champions Koenigsegg.

I also picked up the 2023 Star Wars Advent (75366).

I really need a good display case and to throw some time at building sets... I'm pretty sure I have at least a dozen in the queue now...
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1568 on: November 01, 2023, 02:40:00 PM
I picked up the Concorde, with 40596 Magic Maze for free.

A colleague brought me 76900 Speed Champions Koenigsegg.

I also picked up the 2023 Star Wars Advent (75366).

I really need a good display case and to throw some time at building sets... I'm pretty sure I have at least a dozen in the queue now...

YAY! I’m waiting for double points to get my Concorde. They say it’s a great and fun build hope you agree. I did just order the Marvel “The Guardians' Ship” for 127 (Amazon) on sale cheapest ever!  :o


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1569 on: November 01, 2023, 04:18:20 PM
As it's rather large I've not even cracked the box yet. Ideally I'd like it to live in an enclosed case... as we are currently in a furnished apartment there isn't really space for much more furniture...

I was going back and forth about getting it so early, and I really regret not getting the UCS slave one when it came out and was actually affordable... also given how popular it seems to be, I thought better now than pay even more or worse not find it later...
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1570 on: November 01, 2023, 11:09:34 PM
I wonder if a wall-guitar-stand would work, seems big enough  ;)


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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1571 on: November 06, 2023, 04:09:03 PM
Got myself into Duplo with my son, always fun to ... mix Lego/Duplo and Knives  :cheers:
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1572 on: January 05, 2024, 10:44:40 PM
Last month, during the Chuck Yeager challenge, Patch helped me open the 2023 Holiday Express Train kit for my granddaughter.
 
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Once built, she thought it was cute and set it out at the Christmas tree.

Me, I thought it was just short and needed something extra so the Boss Lady picked me up several sets to play with.  I had 4 sets at $4.99 each plus pieces from the box of Legos that have gone from me, through my kids down to the grandkids.   Some of these have to be over 50 years old.  I've still got some extra trucks and a set or 2 connectors so I may need another car.

 
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I think it'll go on the mantle next year for Christmas.
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Re: Lego Is Awesome
Reply #1573 on: February 15, 2024, 03:23:14 PM
My lovely wife got me a little set for Valentine's.  A fun wee build I thought.  (Classic for scale)

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