I’ve embarked on a project to build a number of the alternates to 5867 “Super Speedster”. I’m starting with the models from a 2013 book called “The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol. 1: Amazing Vehicles“. This contains the instructions for a ten different vehicles that can be built from the same parts as the Super Speedster set.
No Starch Press publish a number of nerd orientated books (programming, manga, Lego etc) in addition to this great book by Nathanaël Kuipers and Mattia Zamboni.
The first model is the “Off-Roader” which has some design echoes of the classic Jeep.
5867 Super Speedster is a great set in regard to the number of alternate MOCs available for it. But before I tackle them, I’ve built the B models included in the set: a sports utility vehicle and a Go-Kart. I really like the Go-Kart, they’ve done a solid job of modelling the important elements.
I’ve been Bricklinking the last few parts for this great Creator set for a while. It’s a ten stud wide sports car and is the sort of thing I like to build currently. However, the reason I fancied acquiring the parts for this particular set is because of the large number of alternates. Sizeable Creator sets (this is 278 pieces) often have a good crop of alternate MOCs but this one was also the subject of a book “The LEGO® Build-It Book, Vol. 1: Amazing Vehicles“.
Lego trains are a whole sub-hobby with their own enthusiasts, not including me. This little set probably does not belong in that class – maybe it’s a scale of some Lego train track, more likely not. I think it’s probably just a cute creator set in a different transport theme. Continue reading
The new RC Tracked Racer is currently the only way to obtain the Lego infrared (IR) transmitter/reciever remote control in shops. I picked it up yesterday as it’s been released long enough to be discounted.
It’s quite a nice design, the battery box is mounted low and centrally. Each track is driven by it’s own medium motor, one mounted forward and the other rearward. The car body flips forwards to allow good access to the battery box switch.
I wanted a more playable model than I usually have rotating through my office to amuse the kids of parents I’ve got meetings with, and 4891 Highway Hauler was showing as 99% on Rebrickable, so I thought I’d pull out the parts to put that together. Continue reading
Tempted for this one for $10 at Target, my daughter was keen for the shark.