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And with hardly any space for the steering mechanism, the instructions want to make really, really sure you put everything together just right.
I loved how the mudguards are put together:
Adding these, the seat and wheels:
That leaves only the hoe, so after about an hour building you end up with this magnificent model:
Looking at the model, is the seat for the tractor one of the buildable figure shoulder pieces?
If so it's very effective and captures the shape of the real thing really well.
Also not available anywhere else in MSG
So yes, at one point used in a Technic bike, but not last year's BMW R 1200 GS :)
I have submitted a "review" of the set for the Brickset homepage, where I have tried to highlight any new colours/unusual parts. Even though that's very far from my comfort zone/area of expertise!
But of course very happy to answer any questions here/via PM.
Today I did the main build. Below a before and after picture.
I experienced the build as surprising and challenging. In fact, more satisfying than recent builds of modular buildings like the Brick Bank. For me this is one the greatest sets ever in my collection! Yes, you have to move the cars by hand. But there are many nice techniques involved that leave me speechless.
My advice: buy and build this great set. It won't disappoint you!
I'll start in stud.io and see how it goes before I commit it to bricks.
I think it's great the SDCC exclusive is built from available parts :)
It'll go nicely with the full-scale version. :-)
^Yes, they did indeed: https://gizmodo.com/5969825/this-insane-life-sized-lego-hobbit-bag-end-is-made-with-two-million-bricks/
My son and I had a fine time building it this afternoon after school.
It's an interesting build with more unusual parts than I had appreciated were contained in it. The magnets are a great little feature.
It begs to be swooshed, but, as we found, if you swoosh it too much it falls apart, we've (I've) scuffed one of the dark blue slopes quite badly... oh knackers!
The detailing underneath is very sparse and I think the structure would have benifitted a bit if more had been added to it, there is some worrisome flexing on some of the larger plates.
Having already built the other system scale Slave 1s I can see the evolution of the build now. I have the wonderful #75060 ready to build that I got in a trade with @SumoLego and I'm now extra intrigued to see the building process on the next (larger) iteration.
I also have modded #31064 to lengthen the stubby wings, and change the tail to better match the plane it seems to be based on, the Sea Duck.
I had to make some parts white due to lack of enough yellow pieces for the wing front edges.
Just finished building the rollercoaster #10261, it was so much fun. I'm going to buy it again soon, in the meantime I've started to do tests with the train physics on the track pieces. I’m designing track concepts in SketchUp to come up with a proper design. It’s easy to make something, but hard to do it right.
Sorry no pic etc. had problems with spoiler and image reduction on phone and somehow posted before ready. Cleaned up before 6 min edit. Grrrr...
But one aspect really blew me away. I am always amazed by the geometries in Lego and how they work out. But the fact that you put the cockpit section below together and then at the end add the skeleton arms and they fit perfectly. Wow. No wiggle room, everything sitting flush and the arms just drop in.
I don't have any lego dino yet, so I hope it'll be good.
Been staying away from sets just recently as felt the need to build things I wouldn't have the opportunity to own because I'm a tight git and wont pay aftermarket prices.
First Up is the SCCC (super cheap comic conned) Detention Block Rescue,
Closely followed by the NNYTFEC (Not New York Toy Fair Exclusive Copy) ready for when Mr Fett gets his release date on August 1st.
Please excuse the dust, been sat there a while before I took the picture.
Great photo, love the angle.
And on tonight's 'PIMP MY RIDE', we took a bog standard LEGO Ferguson Tractor from 2018 and gave it some BLING!
A big thank you to @stlux for putting out the pictures of all the parts and of building this, it was a big help.
This is made with 100% LEGO but some parts are custom chromed.
Just from the pictures. (It might not be built exactly how Lego intended, but it's definitely sturdy enough and has all the visible bits it should have).
Just for reference, the chrome parts came from the Bricklink seller 'Chrome Block City' (link below) and are of an excellent quality but they are not cheap.