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If it has been spotted but still crept out into sets, I guess it will be a case of having to send out the corrected part for anyone who requests.
Can you imagine being the person having to raise your hand:
"Umm, guys... isn't it spelt shield...?" :-D
For example: I organise but you organize.
Back on topic, I wonder if that misspelled piece is a sticker or a printed part?
The UK calls Blue a 'colour' but the US calls it a 'color'. :-D ;-)
Sorry, couldn't resist that one, but hey ho, back on topic she goes (slight song reference!), being a big fan of cars, I may pick this set up, but then again I may not because my budget has just been given a forceful clamp :-(
But can't wait to see it on the website for sale sometime! :-)
Anyway, I'm excited about this model. It's a beautiful set and it's got beautiful box art to match. The hood isn't perfect, but I guarantee that the designers put plenty of effort into making the model as sturdy and accurate as they could, considering they didn't shy away from using complex building techniques in this set. Overall, I'm very pleased with this model and it might end up being my first Cuusoo set!
Regardless, I don't believe any country currently uses the spelling "Sheild". It's a typo also visible in The LEGO Group's internal part names, as evidenced by LDD and certain replacement parts pages.
Bleh, wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole, and that is coming from a huge BTTF fan.
sets this tiny certainly don't appeal to me, had it been around 1500 parts i think it couldve looked really good
I think you forget that Lego is supposed to look kind of blocky, because well, it's technically blocks. If you want an accurate representation of the DeLorean then look here instead: http://www.amazon.com/Delorean-Back-The-Future-Part/dp/B000256TD0
Who's gunna pay $320 for a sydney opera house that isn't very accurate, is so big that most people won't have a clue where to put it and that all you can do is look at it? ;)
Try these images out... It isn't quite "finished", it could use that LEGO magic, but it is pretty darn close. The windshield needs to be curved, the seats are a stud too long, but mostly it is pretty darn cool.
The hood is at least correct on these. They have their own faults, but they look better than the official model does.
thanks for posting that
The official set that was produced doesn't match that market segment. We could put that together in 15 minutes, then what? Run it around the carpet like a 10 year old?
A nice display model like the VW Camper Van is what should have been done.
Everyone knows the BTTF delorean, even when you see a regular road version you instantly think of BTTF :)
Im sure alot more people than matthew thinks would buy one
Reeding? Is that a new water sport? ;-)
Ha! Alice told me you were a bit of a loon...
I like the original Cuusoo model much better too. But we haven't see the whole official version yet so that's why I would wait before passing final judgement on it. It's like judging a book by its cover. It might look a lot better in person.
Ah, who am I kidding, I'm not interested and I'm not buying this either. Other opportunists, I wish you the best of luck reselling this.
This is one of the problems the redesign was meant to tackle. Other changes include the windscreen (which on the original proposal was perfectly rectangular from front view, unlike the actual vehicle where the side windows angle inward) and various parts that seemed to be attached rather precariously.
How a model looks is just ONE measure of its quality, and I appreciate that TLG doesn't forget that. Nobody likes having a set that falls apart in their hands, even if they bought it as a display piece rather than to play with. And to be honest, the official model is really growing on me. It widens and narrows in enough points that it actually feels interesting, rather than just feeling like a slab. That doesn't mean I am not disappointed with any aspects of it — the black stripe on the side from the original was already interrupted, but on the final model it doesn't even extend past the door, which is a real disappointment.
Still, I think it says a lot that we see these kinds of complaints about the final model almost any time prototypes of a set are revealed. People are so infatuated with the idea of "what could have been" that they don't stop to think that some of those things things possibly couldn't, certainly wouldn't, and maybe even shouldn't have been. I saw this in the BIONICLE community all the time — people getting excited about prototypes that were made by gluing other parts together into parts which, functionally, would have been useless and overspecialized. But they LOOKED interesting to people, and with a model people would never be able to see except in photos, that's where their thoughts on the matter would typically begin and end.
This isn't always the case, of course — sometimes you do see the reverse, and people hate on leaked preliminary photos before embracing a finalized version that really didn't change in any meaningful ways. Compare this much-hated Hero Factory prototype with the final model. There were no meaningful changes to the construction. Some colors changed slightly, and parts that were rapid-prototyped and spray painted in the preliminary version got a more accurate glossy look in the final model. But in truth, the main thing that changed was the quality of the photography. The model was posed better to hide gaps, cropped better so Technic holes no longer appeared much larger than life size, and colored far more accurately than in the preliminary photos. And THAT's a big part of why LEGO often takes great care to keep preliminary images hidden. It does them no good to flood the web with search results bashing a set for its lamentable quality before anyone even knows what the final thing looks like.
Sorry for that aside, but the LEGO community just tends to have a really quirky love/hate relationship with pre-production sets, where people's opinions of the set can shift radically between seeing preliminary versions and seeing the final thing. Generally, I try to compare things objectively, but I always keep in mind that except in a few circumstances, if changing a preliminary model didn't make it better or more feasible in one way or another, then it wouldn't be done. TLG has plenty of slopes and tiles that they could easily use to make a smooth hood on the DeLorean. The fact that they DIDN'T opt for the easiest solution suggests they put a lot of thought into that decision.
Modding it substantially to make the frame one plate higher all round would be much more substantial and may of course cause other issues but you never know if the designer is working to a specific price point and thus has to make some degree of compromise.
BTTF cemented the DeLorean into the history books, without that movie, it may well have been forgotten completely, but now it is well known by most people.