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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
LEGO Ducati
Posted by PatW on Monday, May 31, 2021 4:38 PM

Having had my new LEGO Ducati delivered last week, I thought I'd start building it. Here we have the frame, engine, gear box, rear swinging arm, with mono-shock suspension and rear hub awaiting the rear brake disc. It's good to realise when turning the parts connected the two white rubber bands the V-four cylinder engine and pistons pop up and down in the cylinders. About 100+ parts already used. 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Monday, May 31, 2021 7:37 PM

Definitely not the Legos I remember building when I was a kid.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 1:38 AM

Some 15 years ago they switched to "studless" design in their "Technic" line and that completely changed the way everything is built... Modifying existing designs is so much more difficult now. When I was a kid I used to spend whole days building stuff from scratch, now it isn't as much fun anymore...

Have a nice day!

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 2:05 AM

Thanks guys. The stud blocks are still being made and LEGO still has hundreds of kits that can be modified. Just as I used to play with LEGO with my two sons decades ago, changing and modifying sets that we had bought mainly of buildings.

I put my builds on Pinterest and seeing so many LEGO modified cars on there is inspirational.  

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 8:57 AM

Hi Pat:

 Nice Start! Now you know why, when I scratch build in 1/96 or above LEGO finds it's way on Board. Neat shapes for rotating bases for RADARS and other Mast stuff.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:32 PM

Thanks Tanker-Builder. Yes LEGO is super vesatile.

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:34 PM

Here we are again, with most of the work done including clipping together a 35 link chain, but realising that on trying to build the last important piece, the nose with windscreen, that two parts are missing! So ordered those today from LEGO by email and had that confirmed by return, waiting 10 minutes on the phone for customer services to answer is not a good idea. So hopefully the parts won't take too long. When I built the Land Rover Defender the missing parts on that one came from Sweden.

 

Yes the chain drives the rear wheel and the engine pistons pop up and down in correct firing order, all front and rear suspension and steering works fine.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 2:02 AM

All finished, the two missing parts have been delivered and I've carefully added the 'stickers'.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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