Saturday, January 22, 2011
I got the news this morning by mail from Huw (who runs the indispensable Brickset.com). The new car is an exclusive from Argos in UK, where immediately he also went to buy one exemplar from the local branch.
From all the reactions we can find online, the mails and Gtalks I got today, it seems everybody is running into a kind of hysteria about this long waited model, and its little new part.
Below some better quality scans from the partslist, in the model's building instructions (got via Ryan).
There we can see listed the new 'CV Joint Axle' below, which together with other already existing parts [1, 2], offers new and more compact ways to build suspensions or even a new possibility to build U-Joints.
Namely this brings realism and the possibility to design realistic suspension arms on smaller scale vehicles, by recessing the pivot point by 1L, when compared to the traditional 3L U-Joint.
This is exactly how the new part is used at 8070's rear axle, next to the differential on each wheel side. See it in detail from the pictures below, kindly provided by Huw.
Coincidence or not, this new part looks exactly like the one designed and proposed by Barman, already in 2009.
Meanwhile junglistjoey has published online, some photos and one still unedited video from his new 8070.
Guess there isn't much more secrets to reveal about this set.
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