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

  1. Radley

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    Would be a good one for sure, but I read a review that said the gearbox is backwards.
    I also found out after I built mine that the pistons don't move and I really can't be fucked fixing it.
     
  2. chook

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    I really need to do something about a display cabinet. My pile of shame is very large now:
    • UCS Millenium Falcon
    • UCS Star Destroyer
    • UCS Snow Speeder
    • UCS Y Wing
    • Saturn V
    • UCS Sandcrawler
    • Hulkbuster Iron Man
    • BB-8
    Already built I have:
    • UCS R2-D2
    • UCS Red 5 X-Wing
    • UCS Slave 1
    • UCS Lambda Shuttle
    • UCS Super Star Destroyer
    • UCS Tie Fighter
    • UCS Death Star
    • Helicarrier

    I just can't find the right cabinet despite looking around. This one at Ikea (https://www.ikea.com/au/en/catalog/products/20354043/) will only fit UCS R2-D2 and the Hulkbuster Iron Man. I am thinkign I need to just bite the bullet and pay a lot of money for a shop display cabinet and be done with it. The setup that RyoSaeba has over in the figurine thread is brilliant and I think just what I want.
     
  3. Brett

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    The quick play I had with it while building I got the impression the shift indicator sticker is on backwards, so maybe.
    Probably just the CVs not lined up?
     
  4. Mynamewastaken

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    Caterham is an Ideas model isn't it? The Mini is the other one you'd be chasing. Original VW Bug too if you're looking at being completest.
     
  5. Brett

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    Thanks, had forgotten about the mini.
    Caterham, true. Original VW just doesn't do it for me with the blocky curves.
     
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  7. Radley

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    Good boy. Rick James has it for 280 if you want to support local
     
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    Rick James is the best :thumbup:
     
  9. SamBoio

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    Oh man. I've really been trying not to buy big, expensive sets that sit on shelves (and spend my money on bulk parts for MOCs instead), but man, the new Batmobile looks so sweet! I'm going to have to get it.
     
  10. Radley

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    Never seen it before but damn that's cool. Very expensive though, you could get a big Technic set for that.
     
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    The Car Transporter was at Myer for $149 (down from $269) and I had a random $50 voucher so I thought it was a good score for $99 (shipped).

    Seen some good youtubes on cars loaded on them.. and thought it could be a good way for future display for me.

    Has anyone here done the peroxide bath for pieces that have yellowed? My VW camper has randomly yellowed over the past month or two which is a super bummer.. but it is what it is.
     
  13. Brett

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    Have done some more work on the rear end of the first of my 42099 4x4s.
    Main plan was to change the rear liftarm suspension arms for 6x2 steering arms like the front (don't have any 6.5x2), I'd had a recurring problem with the rear arms popping off the pins.
    Had to rotate the hubs, remount the control arms, bottom shock mount had to move 1 space inboard so I moved the top the same, redid the top mount. Reused as much as I could, but the 5L thin liftarms w/ axle holes, some pins & axles and everything currently yellow is out of spare parts. Also regeared it longer (still shorter than stock) but kept the rear locker. Built the rear end for allow easier ratio changes, removed the roll restrictor from the front axle.

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    Still to do: Remove slop from steering rack, maybe play with moving the battery into the cab?

    Edit:
    Also using BrickController2 and a 360 controller, much nicer.
    I'll be changing all my sbrick models to use BC2 as well.
    Edit2:
    Front quick change ratio coming too.
     
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  14. SamBoio

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    I moved house a few weeks ago. Finally got around to setting up my new Lego Room. Moving all my parts across from the mixed cheapo drawers over to Reject Shop tubs (also cheap, but at least everything will be the same).
    Still loads to go.
     

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  15. Radley

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    How do you manage dust when they're stored in the open?
     
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    Hermetically sealed Lego room, obviously.
     
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  17. SamBoio

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    Soft paintbrush for dusting.
    To be honest I don't keep many sets out in the open. Eventually I would like to buy some glass display cabinets but I need the boss's (wife) approval on having them placed in other areas of the house
     
  18. chook

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    You can solve that problem by getting divorced and turning your lounge into a LEGO display room. Worked wonders for me.
     
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  19. Sphinx2000

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    It's an Aussie lego sorting machine

     

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