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#1 Ralph Thorne

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:44 AM

Has anyone seen one of the new Lego slot cars in person? So far all I have seen is the picture I attached. From what I understand the base chassis plate can be purchased for around $14.99, and the complete cars runs around $100.00. I suppose you build your own body from other Lego kits?

 

Raceway owners what do you think of this? Do you think it will help get more kids into your raceway?

 

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#2 Dennis David

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

That's awesome. Would love to know who makes them. One of our tracks is located inside a Lego workshop. I can't say store because they have more Lego than any store I've been to and I've been to Legoland in the UK and Carlsbad.

 

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Behind the pit boxes is just a sampling of the lego sets these guys carry. I would expect these guys may be interested.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

The crashes must be spectacular! :D


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

Haven't seen one before, that looks really cool!!

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

If kids stopped playing with slot cars because it was "too much trouble" to walk across the room to put their cars back in the slot, just imagine how quickly they'll burn out on having to walk across the room, re-assemble the entire car, and then put it back in the slot.

 

While I think they could look very cool and creative, I don't know that they'll be anything more than a novelty to admire.

 

Just one man's opinion, of course.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

I saw that on the ERI newsletter late, last week, and was going to post the pic, but got a little too busy and forgot.
 
Like Dennis, I wondered who made them.
 
Unless I missed it, it wasn't mentioned in the newsletter.
 
Without analyzing it much, I ran my off the cuff idea about a Lego chassis to Jerry Kulich at JK, about six months ago, and he quickly changed the subject.
 
Thinking about it a bit after seeing the above chassis on Thursday or Friday, I think the stumbling blocks (sorry :) ) would be:

1) durability - would that plastic guide tongue take a hit (the bumpers protecting that area are a good idea)
2) price - $100 - I hadn't seen that, just the $14.99 net price for the chassis.
3) do you really want blocks flying around your raceway, especially if other non-Lego cars are on the track?
 
I hope it works out, but I am trying to be realistic.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:23 PM

This is what happens when LEGO has a company party at SLOTS-A-LOT.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:10 PM

The crashes must be spectacular! :D

:clapping:  :laugh2:

 

Very cool idea ... Might only be good for home set, club racing. Or run them " flat track - crash and burn" style.

 

I did see some in HO. 

 

Ralph, where it the image from? That car looks 'pro built' and... maybe over powered :crazy:


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:12 PM

I heard this was made by Scalextric but not sure. It is for a Destruction Derby set which would seem perfect.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:29 PM

I saw that on the ERI newsletter late,

 

 

 Ralph, where it the image from? That car looks 'pro built' and... maybe over powered :crazy:

I'm 98% sure Ralph got the image from where I saw it.

 

I also thought the same thing about the car looking "fast", but who knows exactly what the arm is.

 

It seems like the shaft would have to extra long.

 

The motor looks like a Hawk 6, but a Hawk 6 comes with a fairly short shaft that doesn't need to trimmed for "normal" use.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:34 PM

The motor looks like a Hawk 6, but a Hawk 6 comes with a fairly short shaft that doesn't need to trimmed for "normal" use.

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Maybe the arm is above thing that JK doesn't really promote.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:10 PM

Very cool.

 

Too bad jobiwan is now out of a job and homeless :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:22 PM

Too bad jobiwan is now out of a job and homeless

 

I don't follow......

 

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:46 PM

Hi Don :wave:

 

"jobiwan" is a Slotblog member from Georgia.  Famous slot car racer, retro chassis builder of the highest order. Very nice person.

Builds chassis for Ralph. 

My sentence "Too bad jobiwan is now out of a job and homeless" is my humor. (now that we have Lego, jobiwan is no longer needed)

Nothing could be further from the truth, as jobiwan is a very cool guy who will never be out of work as long as he lives, and will never be homeless.


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:45 AM

This is a obviously a NOT an official LEGO product.

 

I would guess that some slot racer made this either from LEGO brick or as a 3D print. 

 

I worked at LEGO's headquarter in Billund, Denmark for some years and was also involved in some of the project teams then. Based on my experience of the mindset of the LEGO organisation i would say that the whole setup is wrong. 

 

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:36 AM

Wow I think A.C. Gilbert's great great grandson will market the first Erector Set slot car powered by a new motor design..... wait we have erector set slot cars already! :crazy: :laugh2:

 

 

 

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:24 PM

I KNOW....I KNOW......SUPER GLUE INSTEAD OF SOLDER..... :crazy: ..

 

. I still think plastic will still shatter on a wall shot. :laugh2: ....

 

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 08:15 PM

I just bought one two weeks ago for my son.  I finished putting it together last night before a race and ran out of time to test it.  I am using a BRM motor because I want it to be fun to drive, not hard to drive.  Only problem I have had is with the rear tire size.  I needed to have a set of rental car tires cut down to have enough clearance to let the chassis go around the track.  we are talking 1 1/16 inch diameter.  Here is a photo.

 

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 07:54 AM

Hello,

I just became a member and I am very interested in this. Sorry I did not know about this type of chassis until last week and then I found this post that you made.  

Do you have time to continue this with any updated pictures and information?

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