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Seeing as my malware thing freaks out when I try to re-open the original thread I figured I'd start a new one, mainly as I've just spotted this badboy on the Lego site:
V8 Supercar

£99.99! :shock: But I get 30% discount so it's still tempting...:oops:


The ultimate LEGO® Technic building challenge!
This cool supercar is full of working features and functions, just like the real thing! Use the built-in LEGO® Power Functions to open the scissor doors, extend the rear spoiler and pop the hood to reveal the realistic V8 engine! Features gear wheel steering, realistic suspension and moving pistons. Rebuild into a Hot Rod for even more of a challenge!
Rebuild into a cool Hot Rod
Includes LEGO® Power Functions Medium Motor #8883 and LEGO Power Functions Battery Box #8881
Features realistic details: gear wheel steering, realistic suspension and moving pistons
Open the scissor doors!
Extend the rear spoiler!
Pop the hood!
Supercar measures over 18” (45cm) long and 8” (20cm) wide

WANT!

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Clip on an extra pair of cylinders and make the doors conventional-openers and you'd have a fairly presentable Viper or LFA model... total WANT

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Best parts are that it's free & you can order your creations in genuine 100% plastic.

Updated March 8, 2011 at 10:31 PM

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Barry, I have the Ferrari F1 car which is absolutely stunning 8)

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Orange Cola said...

Barry, I have the Ferrari F1 car which is absolutely stunning 8)

+1 8) I sometimes dust it off just to admire the intricacies of that mini V10 and the rear diff and wishbones :oops:

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NotoriousREV said...

Did you leave the landing light on?

:lol:

I'm wrestling with the idea of spending even £70 (with our discount) on this :?

16vcento said...

NotoriousREV said...

Did you leave the landing light on?

:lol:

:lol:

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Si_ said...

16vcento said...

NotoriousREV said...

Did you leave the landing light on?

:lol:

:lol:

Isn't that the worlds oldest joke?

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Barry said...

I'm wrestling with the idea of spending even £70 (with our discount) on this :?

I can see why - there's no licensing fee for making it a Ferrari copy, and it doesn't appear to be as functional as the last proper Supercar, 8448.

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JL said...

Oh b*llocks you're right

Isn't this one still the "ultimate"?

IIRC it had independent suspension, 3 speed gearbox, piston motor and steering to the wheel?

Edit: some even look like they have 4WS 8)8)8)

Updated March 9, 2011 at 3:05 PM

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I had the truck/F1 car when i was 10. Was the greatest thing when i completed it!

8):D

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Orange Cola said...

Isn't this one still the "ultimate"?

IIRC it had independent suspension, 3 speed gearbox, piston motor and steering to the wheel?

Edit: some even look like they have 4WS 8)8)8)

At the time it was - 4wd, 4ws and 4-wheel independent suspension, 4-sp gearbox with dog clutches and the V8. But the more modern Technic beams without studs and some really useful smaller components (springs, gears) meant that 8448 despite having only rwd felt like a far more modern, well-engineered vehicle. 5-sp+reverse on the gearbox wowed me.

Forgot to mention that the main steering wheel on the new Supercar is false - it doesn't steer the car! But it does have motorized bits (though they appear to be the doors and spoiler, very weird).

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JL said...

Oh b*llocks you're right

Agh, no idea how much this is going to be (probably more than £100 looking at the size and functionality) but soon to be available will be the Lego Unimog: Clicky.

Want 8)

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JL said...

Oh b*llocks you're right

Orange Cola said...

Isn't this one still the "ultimate"?

IIRC it had independent suspension, 3 speed gearbox, piston motor and steering to the wheel?

Edit: some even look like they have 4WS 8)8)8)

Yep everything since is made out of special new not proper lego parts.

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caneswell said...

Orange Cola said...

Isn't this one still the "ultimate"?

IIRC it had independent suspension, 3 speed gearbox, piston motor and steering to the wheel?

Edit: some even look like they have 4WS 8)8)8)

Yep everything since is made out of special new not proper lego parts.

Erm... the suspension, dog clutches etc on that one are pretty specific. Go back to 8865 if you want proper Lego.

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JL said...

Oh b*llocks you're right

Unimogs are Uber 8)

Had a very good look around one at the weekend.

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