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Discussion in 'Other Toys/Hobbies' started by xosfear, Nov 30, 2006.

  1. chook

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  2. Brett

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    Studless is the more modern construction that uses mainly studless liftarms instead of studded bricks.
    Take the 8275 Motorised Bulldozer in question, which came out during the changeover between the two techniques.
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    I'm looking at replacing the studded bricks from places like the push arm, ripper arm and cab surround to both clean up the look and make parts availability easier/cheaper.

    edit: Will also substitute old 16 tooth gear and 16 tooth clutch with new equivalents etc

    edit2: Only construction method LEGO apparently didn't "like" was inserting plates edge on between studs, but they did it themselves with the US flag on 21309 Saturn V.
     
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  3. Radley

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    Oh, that's just not Lego!
     
  4. Madengineer

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    Anybody that's built Saturn V, how have you displayed it? Are you able to hang it from say the ceiling? How sturdy is it if you stand it up?
     
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    Mine is displayed complete and has been both laying on the stands and standing, depending on where it'll fit at the time. As long as it's level it'll stand OK.
    I've seen pictures of it laying on the stands in separate stages, showing the 2nd/3rd stage motors, which would also save space.
    No chance you'd hang it from anything in stock form, I had a couple of "rapid unscheduled disassemblies" just moving it in the early days.
     
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    Mines been standing on my desk since prtty much release with no issues, except when people tried pulling it apart.
     
  7. Madengineer

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    Fair enough!

    I'm going to build mine probably on Saturday (maybe Friday night).

    How long did it take people?
     
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    2 hours or so IIRC. And tbh, was very tedious and repetitive. Looks sweet though.
     
  9. DarkYendor

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    Just finished my Saturn V last night! It's standing beside the TV, sits there without a worry.

    I really enjoyed the build, doing about two bags per night. (I would have taken >6 hours, but I was taking my time.)
     
  10. Madengineer

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    That's not a bad build. I've also got the Harry Potter set on its way, so going to take up my weekend with that :D
     
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    Mine stands up on a table just fine.
    If don't think it would hang vertically, but horizontally, with a bit of a cradle, would be fine.

    Its sturdy, and on the occasions it has taken a trip to the floor, it's split into fairly large chunks that are easy to put back together.
     
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    I display mine horizontal on the included stands. It’s very sturdy and would easily survive a drop
     
  13. Madengineer

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    Didn't actually know it had a purpose built stand with it. Makes it easier.

    Need to find a place for it, cause I don't think it'll go well with the Falcon sitting next to it...
     
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    So I finished the Great Hall, and ya know what? It isn't so great.

    I mean, the main part of the hall is fucking awesome, but it's all brought down by them throwing on the tower, that seems to contain bits and pieces from all over the series.
    The tower shouldn't be there at all, and I think I'll pull it off to put it all on display. Originally the tower is only supposed to contain Dumbledores office, and is located at the end of the hall.

    Then you have Aragogs hiding place (which was nowhere near there) the mirror of Erised (which was nowhere near there) and what I believe to be Snapes potion room (despite the fact Snape isn't even included in the set! :( ) I didn't like the fact they included the boat dock literally at the front of the castle...

    I don't know why they called it 'Hogwarts Great Hall' when they literally grabbed random parts from all over the castle to throw into the set. Part of me thinks they thought 'we need something in the $150 price bracket. I know, lets make a great hall set but throw in different parts to make it worth it'.

    I was also disappointed that they only included 2 great hall tables when there are 4 houses. Why couldn't they scrap the stupid tower and do a proper sized Great Hall instead??? :(

    Also, all the different coloured bricks everywhere! WHY??? And the half assed stickers on the wall panels. GAH!

    Overall, I'd give this set a 3/10. I was quite disappointed as an avid Harry Potter fan.

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    Yeah it looks very average. Isn't it around $600 as well? I'm starting my bucket wheel excavator tonight, but won't get much done.
     
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    The castle is 600 which looks fucking amazing

    This is 150. Which I think is too much. IMO should’ve been closer to 100.

    The wheel excavator is amazing! Functionality is phenomenal, but now I’m after sets that just display well.

    Hogwarts castle arrives next week, hopefully the falcon will as well (decided to finally pull the trigger on it).
     
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    The $1300 Falcon? That's insane that thing - there's no way I'd spend that much on something that's not Technic.
     
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    I said the same thing. But then I got it. Lol
     
  19. chook

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    It can be had for between $900 - $1000 on sale at Myer if you have friends with a staff discount.
     
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    I got mine for $75 worth of tickets in the lego raffle facebook group :D

    But I had already bought one for full retail before that :(


    That said, the set is worth the rrp in my opinion. Excellent build and looks amazing on display.


    Click to view full size!
     
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