Technic lego

Technic lego

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dr_gn

14,680 posts

150 months

Tuesday 20th September 2011
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Box is a bit budget compared with the older stuff, but the three manuals make up for it. there aren't *too* many specific parts, in fact a lot less than I thought there would be:


The Excession

11,669 posts

216 months

Tuesday 20th September 2011
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dr_gn said:
Box is a bit budget compared with the older stuff, but the three manuals make up for it. there aren't *too* many specific parts, in fact a lot less than I thought there would be:

That's A1... I remember my boy opening that on xmas day and not for a single moment complaining that it 'wasn't a toy' - he just said 'Daddy can we build that tomorrow?'!


Be prepared for buying a heap load of batteries!

dr_gn

14,680 posts

150 months

Tuesday 20th September 2011
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The Excession said:
dr_gn said:
Box is a bit budget compared with the older stuff, but the three manuals make up for it. there aren't *too* many specific parts, in fact a lot less than I thought there would be:

That's A1... I remember my boy opening that on xmas day and not for a single moment complaining that it 'wasn't a toy' - he just said 'Daddy can we build that tomorrow?'!


Be prepared for buying a heap load of batteries!
Which batteries do you reccomend? I think there was a discussion on a Lego forum, and it's important that the right ones are used. Can't remember which though.

Can you lubricate Lego gears effectvely? Obviously not mineral oil, but Silicone spray maybe?

Cheers!

richtea78

5,574 posts

124 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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This was the one I had



I had loads of fun with it.

Looking at some websites it seems they used to make kits where you could get 3 or 4 different models out of the one set called Universal Sets

dr_gn

14,680 posts

150 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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richtea78 said:
This was the one I had



I had loads of fun with it.

Looking at some websites it seems they used to make kits where you could get 3 or 4 different models out of the one set called Universal Sets
I don't remember that one. I had a closer look at the old instruction manuals last night, and while there were only detailled plans for two or three models, there were pictures of several other models without details - that could be built with the set. The excavator has only two pictures, and you don't even get plans for the second, as someone else pointed out, yuo have to download them. Cost saving gone mad!

markoc

1,084 posts

162 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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richtea78 said:
This was the one I had



I had loads of fun with it.

Looking at some websites it seems they used to make kits where you could get 3 or 4 different models out of the one set called Universal Sets
I've got that one waiting to be claimed from my parents loft next weekend - along with all my other childhood lego - plus a box full of transforers and MASK toys. ebay here I come!

x5x3

2,383 posts

219 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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well, just been to Argos to get my 3 excavators and one of the boxes is damaged which is a pain as it means I have to go back to get a replacement later.

also, I was planning to do as dr_gn and sell the others on but one of the kids thinks it would be fun to build 2 and then fight them robot wars style!

The Excession

11,669 posts

216 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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x5x3 said:
also, I was planning to do as dr_gn and sell the others on but one of the kids thinks it would be fun to build 2 and then fight them robot wars style!
Sounds like an excellent idea!

You'll need to change channels on the IR remote controls to do that. Have a play with them before you install and make sure they are not interfering with each other.

Blakeatron

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2,376 posts

139 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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Glad I am not the only lego nerd here!

Would love to use our daughter as an excuse - maybe I can save them until she is a bit older! My enthusiasm also started with my dad and older brother, we used to love making powered cars that dad had extended the cabling for so we had to run behind after them smile

LamboFan

113 posts

121 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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I used to have one of those cars (top left) when I was a kid - loved it and just wish I still had it!

ferrisbueller

26,556 posts

193 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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dr_gn, can you post up some more pics of 853 please? Not seen much of it before.

Vixpy1

42,463 posts

230 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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Thanks to you lot a couple of weeks ago i went to buy my step daughter a 3DS from Toys R Us, came out with no 3DS but did come out with 8109.

Don't remember it taking so much concentration hehe

x5x3

2,383 posts

219 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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having done book 1 of the excavator this evening - someone somewhere must have converted this to some sort of tank? I know lego do not do military but surely someone else has?

I have 853 somewhere also - will try to dig out some pics!

dr_gn

14,680 posts

150 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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ferrisbueller said:
dr_gn, can you post up some more pics of 853 please? Not seen much of it before.
Mine's all mixed up with the other stuff at the moment after a marathon crane building session. This might be better for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E82ciYjbtNI

ferrisbueller

26,556 posts

193 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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dr_gn said:
ferrisbueller said:
dr_gn, can you post up some more pics of 853 please? Not seen much of it before.
Mine's all mixed up with the other stuff at the moment after a marathon crane building session. This might be better for you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E82ciYjbtNI
This looks like the kind of thing you would do!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-aysbTL7VY

RosscoPCole

2,780 posts

140 months

Monday 26th September 2011
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Just ordered the VW T1 Camper Van.
Will post pics when it arrives. Can't wait!

richtea78

5,574 posts

124 months

Tuesday 27th September 2011
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st video but wow at this truck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3D5g95-X6s

Anyone else find that the centre gearbox in the unimog is really rough? Mine is very clicky

ferrisbueller

26,556 posts

193 months

Tuesday 27th September 2011
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dr_gn

14,680 posts

150 months

Tuesday 27th September 2011
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Sold the "free" excavator on EBay for £130...was only on there a day! So after fees, we both got a brand new set for about £85 instead of £145. Wish I'd have bought anohter 3 now.

x5x3

2,383 posts

219 months

Wednesday 28th September 2011
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dr_gn said:
Sold the "free" excavator on EBay for £130...was only on there a day! So after fees, we both got a brand new set for about £85 instead of £145. Wish I'd have bought anohter 3 now.
can I ask what the postage costed you please?