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Joe Handley

Does this mean I’m getting old......,

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Or have my tastes just changed?!

 

I put together the Fast and Furious/Dodge licensed Lego Dominic Toretto’s ‘70 Charger my Sister gave me for Christmas after dinner tonight. It went together well and only issues I had were my own mistakes here and there that were easy to fix, but it was just......meh, by the time was was done with it. I don’t know if it’s just the Palmer-esk proportions where it only looks slightly more 2nd Gen Charger like than my 200 or if it’s just me, but it did nothing for me.

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I actually had a greater sense of accomplishment as satisfaction from kit bashing the Gear Reduction Units (kinda like the portal units on a HUMVEE or Unimog or Final Drives from an old tractor) from this Tamiya Monster Beetle kit on the bottom of this stack to the already built Tamiya truck on the top

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Making it into this

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Anybody else have this happen?!

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Nah, it just means that Legos look bulky and unrealistic when built...... That was very thoughtful of a gift, tho!

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I’ll be honest, a ‘66-‘67, ‘75-‘78, or the L-Body FWD Chargers would be better looking out of Lego with how squared off all of those are,  just not as licensable. 

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Nah, Joe, it just means that contrary to popular belief, some things look better when NOT rendered in Legos.

 

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I'd rather fiddle with junk from the bottom of my model car scrap box and build odd stuff!  

Sad fact -  Lego sold more of that kit than Round 2 will Nova Wagons!   ?

 

 

Edited by Tom Geiger

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On 1/23/2021 at 8:10 PM, Tom Geiger said:

Sad fact -  Lego sold more of that kit than Round 2 will Nova Wagons!   ?

I suspect that this is because Legos do not require paint or glue, the blocks can be reused for other purposes, and a large portion of the Earth's population needs instant gratification.  There is likely also more Lego advertisements there then there are for model car kits. Plus the Legos really are fun to play with. :D

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