Technic lego

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Blakeatron

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2,102 posts

118 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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Just ordering some Duplo for the daughter... had a sneeky look at the technic side!

Amazing what they are doing now with the compressors, motors, rc etc - might of ordered a couple smile

So what you got, or am I alone in this?!

dr_gn

12,604 posts

129 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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Blakeatron said:
Just ordering some Duplo for the daughter... had a sneeky look at the technic side!

Amazing what they are doing now with the compressors, motors, rc etc - might of ordered a couple smile

So what you got, or am I alone in this?!
Two of the older cars (8860 & 853), Go Kart (the first techncal set I think 854), Motor set, chain set, random structural set and a load of compressor stuff off EBAy.

I think the best technical set was a verson of the mobile crane from several years ago, but now it's worth £100's.


Zad

11,859 posts

181 months

Tuesday 2nd August 2011
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Do want!

http://technic.lego.com/en-GB/Products/default.asp...
http://technic.lego.com/en-GB/Products/default.asp...

Sadly, Lego like that isn't exactly pocket money prices now, even for a grown-up.

dr_gn

12,604 posts

129 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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Zad said:
Sadly, Lego like that isn't exactly pocket money prices now, even for a grown-up.
It's nothing like as versatile as it used to be either. So many parts now can only be used on one or two models, and it seems like if they can make a single part that saves ten others, they will. Shame becasue even if it's cheaper that way it does defeat the object a little bit.


Du1point8

21,043 posts

137 months

esuuv

914 posts

150 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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Lego is my guilty pleasure.....i have a lot of the big technic sets (i'm 31)
currently my lounge floor is covered in the pieces of this.......



Its going to take a while I think....

dxg

5,364 posts

205 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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I've been promising myself a big Technics set every Christmas for the last five years. I think this year will be the year.

However Technic seems to have gone all strange since they got rid of the old-school "girder" pieces. Now all you seem to have as these new rounded girders that you can attach a pin to or run an axle through, but not another girder or a plate as they don;t have any studs.

The a-pillars on that Unimog are made of these pieces. You'll find that that chassis probably is, too.

esuuv

914 posts

150 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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There are still some of the old school stackable girders, but I know what you mean.

The irony of it for me is that it seems all the smaller (cheaper) sets - use the bespoke pieces, and the bigger sets seem to use way more standard pieces - I guess this is something to do with plastic moulding ecomomics and its easier to make shapes on the bigger sets out of standard pieces.

Anyway - the big sets are now way over £100 and are bought by adults that aren't likely to ever take them apart to make anything else from them - and the kids that will, get bought the smaller sets are limited by the bespoke pieces - really should be the other way around.


Blakeatron

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2,102 posts

118 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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Ive ordered the unimog! (and the race truck and motorbike...)

Really want the rc excavator too, might have to sell some rc cars.

Cant wait to rip into them, just hope its as good as I remember from all those years ago

Mandat

2,878 posts

183 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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I'm a big Lego Technic fan and have a large number of sets, although most of these are now in the loft, as I don't have the space to display them in my study since starting my own business last year.

However, I do still have a couple on display above my desk, and have also just bought the new Unimog but haven't yet had the time to crack open the box.






I'll probably end up selling my older kits due to lack of space, so if anyone is interested in buying them drop me a message and I'll let you know what I've got.

PS. I'll be 37 next month.

Edited by Mandat on Wednesday 3rd August 17:32

RosscoPCole

2,629 posts

119 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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Love Technic Lego trying to thing of an excuse to buy the Unimog set. Have the 1:9 scale F1 Ferrari on the wall as you walk down the stairs. Looks great and everyone always comments on it.

DavidY

4,066 posts

229 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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I have one of these sitting in a box behind me, unmade up!


fourwheelsteer

853 posts

197 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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Recently treated myself to some classic Technic Lego. Latest purchase was the 853 car chassis. Annoyingly it isn't quite complete so I need to go back to ebay and find some bricks. Also want to re do the 'engine' with a proper crank layout for an inline four and maybe fit a differential. Sad, I know but working details are part of the appeal of Technic. Once I'm done with it, however, I think it'll have to go to clear up some space.

At some point I'd like the 8880 (I think) set which managed to include 4WD and 4WS and the latest big Lego car. Sadly both these seem to cost more than I can justify spending at the moment.

The Unimog looks awesome too.

dr_gn

12,604 posts

129 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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fourwheelsteer said:
Recently treated myself to some classic Technic Lego. Latest purchase was the 853 car chassis. Annoyingly it isn't quite complete so I need to go back to ebay and find some bricks. Also want to re do the 'engine' with a proper crank layout for an inline four and maybe fit a differential. Sad, I know but working details are part of the appeal of Technic. Once I'm done with it, however, I think it'll have to go to clear up some space.

At some point I'd like the 8880 (I think) set which managed to include 4WD and 4WS and the latest big Lego car. Sadly both these seem to cost more than I can justify spending at the moment.

The Unimog looks awesome too.
You might know, but there is a great site here that lists parts included in the original sets. I used it when I was getting my 854 GoKart set back together:

http://www.peeron.com/inv/sets/853-1

fourwheelsteer

853 posts

197 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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dr_gn said:
fourwheelsteer said:
Recently treated myself to some classic Technic Lego. Latest purchase was the 853 car chassis. Annoyingly it isn't quite complete so I need to go back to ebay and find some bricks. Also want to re do the 'engine' with a proper crank layout for an inline four and maybe fit a differential. Sad, I know but working details are part of the appeal of Technic. Once I'm done with it, however, I think it'll have to go to clear up some space.

At some point I'd like the 8880 (I think) set which managed to include 4WD and 4WS and the latest big Lego car. Sadly both these seem to cost more than I can justify spending at the moment.

The Unimog looks awesome too.
You might know, but there is a great site here that lists parts included in the original sets. I used it when I was getting my 854 GoKart set back together:

http://www.peeron.com/inv/sets/853-1
I knew the site existed but couldn't think of the name. Thanks for posting that.

miniman

19,819 posts

207 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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I had the 8030 red car set and the 8848 dump truck / bulldozer set.

I definitely haven't just bought the 8053 crane from the link above. No.

Renquist

309 posts

100 months

Wednesday 3rd August 2011
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The remote control Technic excavator is insane, its the best set ever, seriously, get one now!

Unimog is tempting though...

dr_gn

12,604 posts

129 months

Thursday 4th August 2011
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Renquist said:
The remote control Technic excavator is insane, its the best set ever, seriously, get one now!

Unimog is tempting though...
8043 ?

Renquist

309 posts

100 months

Thursday 4th August 2011
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dr_gn said:
8043 ?
Yes, it's superb, really is the ultimate big kids toy, it's a digger, it's remote control and it's Lego!
Quite good for digging M&Ms biggrin

dr_gn

12,604 posts

129 months

Thursday 4th August 2011
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Renquist said:
dr_gn said:
8043 ?
Yes, it's superb, really is the ultimate big kids toy, it's a digger, it's remote control and it's Lego!
Quite good for digging M&Ms biggrin
£137.97 FFS I'll have to get one now dammit.