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Old 12th May 2007, 1:26 PM   #106
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Funny thing is those older ones look more advanced than the new ones.

I'd love to get my hands on one of those old studded technic brick sets. Especially ones that have the pnumatic stuff and the electric motor stuff too.
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Old 12th May 2007, 4:16 PM   #107
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I used to love building that car....the engine was a whole seperate working unit with moving psitons and gearbox!
The car was very strong when built. You could drop it from a good height and it would be fine, as it had the spring suspension.

JCB was good with the pneumatics yea...used to love playing with that lol!
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Old 14th May 2007, 2:47 PM   #108
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I got the Technic Pneumatic + Compressor Air Tech Claw Rig Set for my birthday many many years ago... absolutely awesome model which you could control a crane via pneumatic switches on the side of the truck. It used the lego brick motor to automatically compress air. 4 switches for claw grip, crane reach, crane height and crane rotate... I think it was like $200+ when my parents got it for me... well over 10 yrs ago... i was a lucky kid

http://www.brickset.com/detail.aspx?Set=8868-1

I do miss the old technic sets, also had the helicopter, another pneumatic forklift style truck with a manual pneumatic pump

http://www.brickset.com/detail.aspx?Set=8044-1

saw that millenium falcon lego set posted a few pages back... wouldn't mind getting that but so hard to justify that price...

i think all the new sets have too many moulded pieces and have strayed from the lego way...

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Old 14th May 2007, 3:10 PM   #109
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Your right...all those moulded pieces aren't lego...it's just not the same...
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Old 14th May 2007, 3:19 PM   #110
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That set is pretty cool.

I do wish they'd bring back the technic of that calibre again. It's just so "technical"

I don't mind the studless technic that much, but I have noticed it's making a slow creep back in. But I really want more gears, electric motors, pneumatics, basically TECHNICAL aspects brought back.

I currently have a 2006 technic firetruck on laybuy:

http://www.peeron.com/inv/sets/8289-1

It'll be the largest technic set I'll own, and I hope the technic features on it will be cool enough.

But I do wish it would have more technical things like, well, the stuff I said earlier. You could say there's nothing really wrong with the models, it's just they're not technical enough.
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Old 14th May 2007, 6:36 PM   #111
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Have a read of Brickjournal.. a very well put-together fan magazine:
Latest issue just out:
http://www.lugnet.com/~1495/brickjournal
But go read some of the earlier issues.. lots of cool stuff, and a very big read.

Sure, Lego might not put out some of the most complex models, but you should see what some other fans have built!


I've been getting back into Lego a bit, in the last few years.. and I reckon the complaint about specialised 'bits' isn't as bad as it was a few years ago. (last 5-10 years). There are a LOT of 'creative' kits for kids, many of them with lots of regular pieces.
you only have to look at the Creator series:
http://creator.lego.com/en-US/default.aspx
Those houses are just modern editions of the ones I played with in the 70's!
Check out the Fighter plane, and the Black car too!
I'm tempted to buy them!

Also check out the ir Remote Control Technic Bulldozer, due out later this year:
http://www.mytoystore.com.au/p/32705...ozer-8275.html

apparently it's got 4 motors in it!



A few months ago, I finally bought the (2nd) Car Chassis, that I'd wanted ever since I was a kid:
http://www.brickset.com/detail.aspx?Set=8860-1
I have to say.. althought it was a nice build, it wasn't as good as I'd hoped for. The steering is very clunky, and keeps snagging on the 'squarish' bushes, on the other side of the front wheel axles. replacing them with modern 'rounded' varients made it work a LOT better.. the gearbox is also pretty lousy.. only 2 gears, and definitely a 'crash' gearbox!



On the other hand, a more recent kit I bought, about 18months ago, was the Technic Shuttle:
http://www.brickset.com/detail.aspx?Set=8480-1
What a freakin' awesome kit!
I can't believe how many gears, parts, and details are included with this one.. and amazingly, to drive it all, is only 2 motors!
The gearbox, up the front, behind the cockpit is very clever. You can choose to power the engine (red fibre optic lights), Open the Cargo Doors, Raise the Crane, or rotate the crane.. and the icing on the cake: the last control unfolds the little satellite's solar panels!
It also has retactable undercarriage and movable ailerons!
Oh.. and it's damn big too!

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Old 14th May 2007, 7:08 PM   #112
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Yea the creator sets are just fun old school lego builds.

I have the house and that yellow car set. Both are great. The house is pure old town lego sets love. If you have fond memories of building houses and remember the red roof slope bricks, get that set right now.

Apparently they're bringing out another house set soon that uses different colour bricks and looks a shit ton hotter.

I havn't bought the plane yet, I'm very tempted to. It's only ~$28 at Bigw. Oh yea, always check BigW first for most things. The smaller sets in the $10-15 range though, Myer is usually the cheapest. And if you want the imperial landing craft (I bought one a couple of weeks ago), get it at BigW, only $58 there while EVERYWHERE else is $79 for some reason.

I saw that bulldozer as just a single picture a while ago, I didn't know it had motors or was remote controlled. Man, I'll definatly look at getting it now for sure.
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Old 18th June 2008, 11:18 AM   #113
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I don't know if this has been posted but this has to be the best lego ever!

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Old 18th June 2008, 12:28 PM   #114
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Best lego ever???

It's not even Technic!
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Old 18th June 2008, 12:32 PM   #115
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I don't know if this has been posted but this has to be the best lego ever!

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hell yeah!

bring back the old school sets though, and the 4558 metroliner train set though!
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Old 22nd June 2008, 4:11 PM   #116
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Ahhh...the memories...

I guess we got different ones over in the UK.

My favourites (and biggest) ones were the JCB / Combine:

http://bastelbu.de/lego/sets/images/8862.jpg

Also

http://www.nd.edu/~lego/grp2/www/graphics/lego/8865.jpg

It's amazing how much more advanced they have become!
My brother had the car (the 2nd) one. It was very cool with a manual gearbox and the engine actually moving from what I remember. I'm pretty sure it is still around here somewhere in tact. I still have a draw full of old lego instruction manuals and a chest full of the blocks. Haven't touched the stuff in probably nearly 10 years though.

I always remember it being so hard to find parts in the box so we would get a bed sheet out and pour the pieces out onto the sheet and spend weeks just scouring it for parts. The sound of scuffling through lego was tops Finding the one off parts was a mission, like finding the only black helmet visor or hook hand piece. And it was quite a mission considering the box we keep it in is about 1mx40cmx40cm and over half full with bits and pieces.

Ah the memories...
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Old 23rd June 2008, 3:22 PM   #117
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I don't know if this has been posted but this has to be the best lego ever!

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What Ever.

http://gizmodo.com/5018606/750000+br...ll-lego-models

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Old 12th July 2008, 9:06 PM   #118
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Had a empty day today so decided to buy the Technic Harvester/Dragster ... built it in the Harvester configuration over 6 hours straight. Bloody nice model, the lego bug has bitten me again.

The Eiffel Tower on offer in Myer atm. looks pretty fun ...
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Old 17th July 2008, 9:19 PM   #119
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Cool my lego collection

arr lego.. i had a few when i was young, but sadly my mum sold them in a garage sale.

Now im collecting some of the Star Wars series. i have the star destoyer & the Millennium Falcon for a few yrs now. last week i got the motorized at at from k mart and then purchased vader's tie advance on ebay.

i want the death star now, been eyeing this for a couple yrs now but keep talking myself out of it...

also my wife is not happy with me.. wasting my cash on toys..

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...&id=1216479562
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Dear dr_moebius,

You make me green with envy.

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