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Hi from UK , thinking of getting my first set
Firstly thanks for approving my membership.
I've spent the last few years collecting Russian watches but feel its time for a new hobby , and I've been eyeing the Technic Lego sets for a while.
Looking around here and YouTube etc I've seen some amazing stuff , especially the way experienced builders adapt and change stuff , although I get lost how .
So its that time of year when my asks what to buy me. The 6x6 all terrain tow truck , set number 42070 , has become a firm favourite , looks good but not ridiculous money, I've been shocked at some prices.
So a couple of questions.
Is this set a good place to start?
As a complete beginner roughly how long to build ?
And one from my wife : Will you ever grow up ? No
Thanks for your attention and any advice.
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Also, check out some of the other members displays and collections in some of the other threads. You can show the wildest photos to your wife and say 'hey, at least I'm not this guy!' (and then quietly in your head think 'YET!')
I've been looking at some threads and the " at least I don't have this many " excuse worked with my watches , around 80 , so hopefully here too. Might need a bigger disay case though.
advice, especially about checking your progress. . If you are looking for a deal and are not wanting a specific set, this link might also be helpful:
And if you want to know which sets are 'worth it' (it's a bit subjective) then you might want to look here:
@Huw and @flagsnz do a lot of Technic set reviews (and a lot more, you'll have to filter out the others), and if you want 'normal user' Technic reviews, go here:
I also made the error of searching Trains , this could get out of hand.
By the way, do you happen to have the time? My watch has stopped ;-)
The xerion looks fantastic and one for the future once ive got some experience , a video on YouTube shows it motorized which I really like but obviously trying to do a modification on my first build would be ridiculous.
I decided to try one out before Christmas so ordered 42065 tracked racer from Amazon as its on offer and i was ordering something else anyway. My excuse anyway and im sticking with it :)
Thanks to GeordiePaul I've checked out the modulars and love them.
When you're ready to stretch power functions to their limit (using the instructions), try the Bucket Wheel Excavator. It seems to have reductions in price quite often now. It is a beast in size though - I keep poking myself in the face with it on my desk
@PJ76uk - I can see your going to be a bad influence on me , keep it up ;)
@MaffyD - I've resist the modulars so far but like the idea of a winter village for next Christmas . Can't see that getting out of control . Surely safe.
Whatever you decide to start with though, happy building and we all look forward to seeing more from you elsewhere on the forum!
Someone said the Old Fishing Store is retiring soon too, which technically isn’t a modular, but still looks great as part of a modular collection :-)
I will let you know how it goes .