Technic lego

Technic lego

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raceboy

12,323 posts

244 months

Wednesday 24th February
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elvismiggell said:
Luke. said:
Lepin's not bad at all to be honest.

Always use this lot:

https://www.yourwobb.com/collections/ywobb

Never had a problem with them.
Just had a look, that site is a clear and present danger to my wallet!
I've just thought the same.....the range of 'speed champions' seems so much greater than Lego ever made. scratchchin

elvismiggell

1,516 posts

115 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Luke. said:
Doesn't get better than this for the money...

https://www.yourwobb.com/collections/king-building...
It isn't cheap, but this is dangerously tempting; https://www.yourwobb.com/collections/star-wars-ser...

generationx

3,616 posts

69 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Good lord that's a terrifying website.

mattyn1

4,655 posts

119 months

Wednesday 24th February
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generationx said:
Good lord that's a terrifying website.
You mean from how much you want to spend?

generationx

3,616 posts

69 months

Wednesday 24th February
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mattyn1 said:
generationx said:
Good lord that's a terrifying website.
You mean from how much you want to spend?
Exactly - high degrees of temptation!

mattyn1

4,655 posts

119 months

Wednesday 24th February
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generationx said:
Exactly - high degrees of temptation!
I have used them and I agree. I bought first the Saturn V launch pad which was a challenging build ..... and blogged in its own thread.

Am waiting for delivery of a space shuttle, Ferris wheel and antique collection modular building.

raceboy

12,323 posts

244 months

Wednesday 24th February
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Sorry if we're going off on a tangent, but is the quality of the pieces and instructions on a par with the 'real' Lego? Are they a carbon copy/interchangeable with the corresponding original?
As I'm a throw the box away type builder, being able to buy 3 creator style cars for the price of one seems like a good idea to me. scratchchin

SydneyBridge

5,673 posts

122 months

Wednesday 24th February
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I have bought a few sets and been hugely impressed with the quality

mattyn1

4,655 posts

119 months

Wednesday 24th February
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raceboy said:
Sorry if we're going off on a tangent, but is the quality of the pieces and instructions on a par with the 'real' Lego? Are they a carbon copy/interchangeable with the corresponding original?
As I'm a throw the box away type builder, being able to buy 3 creator style cars for the price of one seems like a good idea to me. scratchchin
Also to avoid the tangent please have a look at my thread for the launch pad..... probably should answer questions there!

But yes and no!

sherman

8,233 posts

179 months

Wednesday 24th February
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sherman said:
Stig said:
Good price (relativelty speaking) on 42114 (6x6 Volvo loader) on Amazon at the mo - £172.49, had a gift card too so that ended up in the basket wink
I just ordered this too. Delivery not until April though frown

Amazon must have found one in the warehouse. Arrived todaywoohoo

Ash_

5,027 posts

154 months

Thursday 25th February
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mattyn1 said:
raceboy said:
Sorry if we're going off on a tangent, but is the quality of the pieces and instructions on a par with the 'real' Lego? Are they a carbon copy/interchangeable with the corresponding original?
As I'm a throw the box away type builder, being able to buy 3 creator style cars for the price of one seems like a good idea to me. scratchchin
Also to avoid the tangent please have a look at my thread for the launch pad..... probably should answer questions there!

But yes and no!
I have 5 Lepin sets and although it isn't quite as good as Lego with a few minor niggles, it's about 95% + of how good Lego is. For the price it's an absolute no brainer, specifically for retired sets. Yes it is all compatible with Lego, but I personally don't mix them up, as if I decide to sell anything it would be a ball ache to figure out what's Lego and what's Lepin (with the exception of the studs it's pretty in-distinguishable).

Editted to add, there's a massive thread about it here https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

Starfighter

3,741 posts

142 months

Thursday 25th February
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Ferrari 488 down to under £120 through Amazon.

LEGO 42125 Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51” Super Sports Car Exclusive Collectible Model, Collectors Set for Adults https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08G4PB494/ref=cm_sw_r...

Durgull

8 posts

2 months

Thursday 25th February
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Thanks to The Brummie for the heads-up regards the Argos/John Lewis rally car. I managed to get one at £43 too.

(First-time poster but long-time reader).

Durgull

8 posts

2 months

Thursday 25th February
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r159 said:
Dyl said:
Maybe a connection not quite engaged properly in the steering racks? Or another component restricting movement?

Is it the same no matter which beacon you try? Or is one worse than the other?
Both lights, both ways, one option is to do a partial strip down to see if I can identify where the tightness is by separating the linkages. I didn't build it so I think probably I'll go back through the instructions to check it's been assembled correctly but normally he's pretty good....
Did you solve the issue? I built this crane last week and had one of the steering rack sub-assemblies the wrong way around, so it wasn't engaging with the adjacent gear.

Stig

11,659 posts

248 months

Thursday 25th February
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sherman said:
sherman said:
Stig said:
Good price (relativelty speaking) on 42114 (6x6 Volvo loader) on Amazon at the mo - £172.49, had a gift card too so that ended up in the basket wink
I just ordered this too. Delivery not until April though frown

Amazon must have found one in the warehouse. Arrived todaywoohoo
It's been an expensive month! Not only did I buy the loader, I ended up buying the Liebherr R 9800 excavator - oh, and thanks to this thread a Ferrari 488!

Not going to be popular with the wife eek

RizzoTheRat

20,521 posts

156 months

Thursday 25th February
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Interested to see what you think of the Volvo and Leihberr, I'm in a quandary between those two and the rough terrain crane at the moment biggrin

Stig

11,659 posts

248 months

Thursday 25th February
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mattyn1 said:
generationx said:
Exactly - high degrees of temptation!
I have used them and I agree. I bought first the Saturn V launch pad which was a challenging build ..... and blogged in its own thread.

Am waiting for delivery of a space shuttle, Ferris wheel and antique collection modular building.
Just tried to purchase and pay with PayPal and got this message?

'This transaction cannot be completed because it violates the PayPal User Agreement.' - I'm assuming it's something to do with being Chinese 'replicas' (though what I was trying to purchase weren't Lego copies).

Anyone else - or just me?

woodysnr

813 posts

192 months

Thursday 25th February
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raceboy said:
Sorry if we're going off on a tangent, but is the quality of the pieces and instructions on a par with the 'real' Lego? Are they a carbon copy/interchangeable with the corresponding original?
As I'm a throw the box away type builder, being able to buy 3 creator style cars for the price of one seems like a good idea to me. scratchchin
dont want to upset the Lego guys about copies that is why there is a dedicated site this forum to go to ...on a personal note have only bought copies and excellent value ..I built a GT3 RS Lego for a friend who lost interest in the first stage so I offered to complete ,when built could have switched model could see no difference except the price he paid £229 mine was £82

clockworks

3,544 posts

109 months

Thursday 25th February
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RizzoTheRat said:
Interested to see what you think of the Volvo and Leihberr, I'm in a quandary between those two and the rough terrain crane at the moment biggrin
I've built all 3.
The rough terrain crane is the best build, and the most impressive as a display model. No motorised functions.
The Liebherr isn't much of a looker, not helped by the colour scheme. It works well though.
The Volvo sits in the middle - better looking and a nicer build than the Liebherr. The functions are not that good though.


s111dpc

899 posts

193 months

Thursday 25th February
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clockworks said:
RizzoTheRat said:
Interested to see what you think of the Volvo and Leihberr, I'm in a quandary between those two and the rough terrain crane at the moment biggrin
I've built all 3.
The rough terrain crane is the best build, and the most impressive as a display model. No motorised functions.
The Liebherr isn't much of a looker, not helped by the colour scheme. It works well though.
The Volvo sits in the middle - better looking and a nicer build than the Liebherr. The functions are not that good though.
Similar experience here. I’ve built the rough terrain crane and really enjoyed it. I’m three quarters of the way through the Liebherr, and whilst it’s big and has motorised functions I’m just not feeling the love. Not bought the Volvo yet.