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  • morriss 21 Jul 2013 19:27:41 71,286 posts
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    Anyone know why the DeLorien dashboard brick says 1958 and not 1955?
  • CaptainKerbal 21 Jul 2013 19:54:34 404 posts
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    Its to do with that being the date the Lego patent was granted for the brick design. Pretty bad how many "fan" sites are saying it's a print error :(
  • TheSaint 21 Jul 2013 20:22:08 14,827 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Have you built it yet, Saint?
    That bonnet is really putting me off, but it sounds like it'll work much better as the BttF2 ot BttF3 version.
    Not yet, just opened up the box to have a look inside. The manual seems huge considering the amount of pieces. Think I'll build each of them and see which one I prefer.
  • TheSaint 21 Jul 2013 20:24:17 14,827 posts
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    Short-Round wrote:
    TheSaint wrote:
    Picked up the BttF set in the Stratford store today. Seemed to be flying off the shelves.
    Neighbours O_O
    No, although it would be nice to have a brand store on my doorstep. I was just at the Olympic Park today so thought I would pop in and take a look around.
  • DUFFMAN5 21 Jul 2013 21:03:39 15,390 posts
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    Lads, sorry if this is a dumb question, but are the models just your normal everyday Lego with a few mods no doubt?

    I have enough on my plate collecting various lines of action figures...not dolls ;-) to start something new, but some of the sets look awesome.

    "Duffman the grey is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • boo 21 Jul 2013 21:32:04 11,932 posts
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    Which models are you talking about, Duff?

    Most of the Lego range is 'normal' Lego. Technic uses different sorts of parts - many pins, axles and gearwheels etc, and is often referred to as 'studless' building, as the beams it uses are not regular Lego bricks. It's what I think of as plastic engineering.

    But things like the BttF Delorean are made from standard Lego. It came from the Cuusoo project, where anybody can submit a model, and if it gets more than 10,000 votes from the public, a Lego panel consider whether it should go into production as an official set.

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  • Carlo 22 Jul 2013 22:09:44 18,216 posts
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    I picked it (42006) up today and it's a bit of a beast! 2 books and 9 unnumbered bags await me!

    I did see the BttF set and could have bought it on the weekend (didn't pull the trigger and walked). Went back to the Lego store today... All sold out.

    Bought it from John Lewis, 38.

    Thanks Boo. I'll be looking for the motorisation kit later!!!

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  • up_the_ante 23 Jul 2013 16:50:01 57 posts
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    The BttF DeLorean was listed as being released on the 1st August on the Lego website but now it seems to of vanished?! I was planning to order it together with the Grand Emporium (before it gets discontinued!)
  • boo 23 Jul 2013 21:54:56 11,932 posts
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    The release dates seem to be a bit flexible. The new Technic stuff isn't supposed to be out until Aug 1st either, but Tesco direct seem to be listing in on their website.
    The Lego site, however, isn't.

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  • boo 24 Jul 2013 13:08:12 11,932 posts
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    If anybody's after the 4x4 Crawler, then Amazon currently have it for less than 100.

    Edited by boo at 13:08:24 24-07-2013

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  • Flying_Pig 24 Jul 2013 14:04:43 11,480 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    I picked it (42006) up today and it's a bit of a beast! 2 books and 9 unnumbered bags await me!
    Mine arrived from Amazon yesterday - almost managed to finish it last night, but not quite. It's surprisingly large and is another lovely set. My only (slight) disappointment is that I thought the arm was pnumatic, which it isn't. That said, it doesn't say anywhere that it is, so I don't know where I got that idea from :(
  • Carlo 24 Jul 2013 14:13:58 18,216 posts
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    Flying_Pig wrote:
    Mine arrived from Amazon yesterday - almost managed to finish it last night, but not quite.
    I've completed the track section on my first sitting, and the chassis/gears on my second, but not the arm.

    Might do that tonight.

    I honestly don't want to rush it, not that I could. It's been years since I built one... Maybe thirty years :S

    @boo I quite like the look of that crawler, but 100 is too rich for me given I've still got this excavator on the go (and hunting around for the motorised element for a bargain price).

    Saying that, I can feel I'm getting the bug for this... Been looking at the sets all morning :D

    Edited by Carlo at 14:18:26 24-07-2013

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  • ZuluHero 24 Jul 2013 14:21:51 4,302 posts
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    I think i'm going to start getting into Technic - I have a few older sets, though i've mostly been a Lego purist till now.

    I love the Helicopter and the excavator.
  • Carlo 24 Jul 2013 14:45:19 18,216 posts
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    Boo was bang on the money about the Excavator. It's a 700+ set, with (not pneumatics but driven movements), scope to motorise it later, an alternative build, and overall a damn nice model!

    Plus you can get it with a decent discount from John Lewis, or Amazon if you're feeling lazy but patient.

    IF I hadn't had 42006 on the go, I would have jumped on the Crawler (9398) for 100 (1,300+ pieces, motors come in the box, and it's got a very good alt build).

    I do love that Crawler though!

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  • TheSaint 24 Jul 2013 14:48:23 14,827 posts
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    @zuluhero

    Skip the easier ones and jump straight into the Unimog.
  • Flying_Pig 24 Jul 2013 16:41:43 11,480 posts
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    I'm very tempted with the Crawler, but I've just dropped 38 on the Excavator, and Mrs F_P would kill me if I spent another 100!!

    Does look awesome though...
  • boo 24 Jul 2013 22:09:59 11,932 posts
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    If you did pick up the BttF Delorean, and haven't opened the box yet, might be worth keeping it that way.
    Lego have picked up on the fact that one of the printed tiles, that had the word 'Shield' on it, was spelt wrong. They're 'working on a fix' and it's been pulled from the website.

    I suspect it'll be pretty collectable in the future.

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  • Carlo 24 Jul 2013 23:45:59 18,216 posts
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    I'm still sort of kicking myself that I simply forgot to buy it when it was there :S

    I had a feeling it was about to become a much sort after collectable.

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  • TheSaint 25 Jul 2013 00:16:24 14,827 posts
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    Just finished building mine today and settled on the flying version from the second film. It looks good slightly raised on the clear bricks. It's not a perfect model by any stretch but a fun build for 35.
  • morriss 25 Jul 2013 01:45:06 71,286 posts
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    Orthanc in one week and counting. Can't. Wait.
  • Khanivor 25 Jul 2013 03:28:22 41,253 posts
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    /tempted to buy it now and try to spoil morriss' fun, just a little bit
  • morriss 25 Jul 2013 08:26:57 71,286 posts
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    Go for it, dude. :) I'm building Helm's Deep atm., anyway. ;)

    Edited by morriss at 09:09:13 25-07-2013
  • cowell 25 Jul 2013 08:49:02 714 posts
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    Per my post a few weeks ago I am cracking on with the VW Campervan build. Taking my time and doing a couple of hours per week. Really enjoying the build so not rushing.

    I am blown away by the internal detail and the diverse selection of shapes and colours that come together to form the final thing. The designers are total geniuses
  • boo 25 Jul 2013 10:00:54 11,932 posts
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    /is impressed with Cowell's patience

    How the hell have you managed to stretch it out this long? Once I sat down and opened the first bag, that would be it! I'm not going anywhere until it's finished.

    I suspect you probably get more enjoyment out of it than I would, by virtue of the fact that you get to spend weeks, rather than hours doing it, but even so...

    /fidgets and eyes up next set

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  • cowell 25 Jul 2013 10:29:45 714 posts
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    @boo

    As a Dad to a toddler, my time is limited, so I do an hour a couple of nights per week. Pieces have to stay bagged up so picking through adds to the time, but its not too frustrating. I'm pleased to see it slowly taking shape. I have the boot end part done with the lid and the little engine nestling in there. :)
  • Derblington 25 Jul 2013 10:31:15 22,279 posts
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    I have a LEGO problem. I'm spending more and more time looking up stuff I want.

    Thinking about grabbing the UCS B-Wing in 30 mins. Then I want to collect all the Marvel/DC superhero minifigs.

    And then it's onto some personal projects to build my own stuff. I think I need some LEGO builders books :)

    And I want the Sith Fury Class Interceptor...

    Edited by Derblington at 10:32:39 25-07-2013
  • ZuluHero 25 Jul 2013 10:39:08 4,302 posts
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    I always build in one sitting - and not met a build I couldn't do like that as well.

    I'd love something really complex - which is why i'm starting to think about technic.
  • Carlo 25 Jul 2013 11:39:22 18,216 posts
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    My friend in Australia sent me a picture of her completed Tower Bridge.

    At the time, I didn't realise what a monster it was...

    http://shop.lego.com/en-GB/Tower-Bridge-10214 Almost 4.3k pieces!

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  • Flying_Pig 25 Jul 2013 12:47:27 11,480 posts
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    That's huge!! But I bet it's pretty repetitive. I really don't like builds where you have to build the same elements multiple times.

    For example - I have the SW AT-AT, but hate building the 4 legs :)
  • TheSaint 25 Jul 2013 12:53:40 14,827 posts
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    I'd love to have that but I have no idea where I'd put it once it's built.
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