This is my detailed building review of the LEGO Icons 10497 Galaxy Explorer set. Celebrating the 90th anniversary of LEGO, this is 100% pure nostalgia for the Classic Space fans, this set recreates the 497 Galaxy Explorer or 928 Space Cruiser and Moonbase sets from 1979 in a much bigger and more detailed format:
The release date is August 1st, the price is 99,99 EUR / 99.99 USD / $179.99 AUD / 89.99 GBP
The LEGO Technic 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 is a great 1:8 scale supercar set, you can check my detailed building reviews here. Unfortunately the building instructions were released originally with several errors, I created this blog post to list what was found by myself and the community, and an indication whether they were corrected in the digital version or not.
The manual received a bigger update at the end of August 2022, the major issues are now fixed, as previously I strongly suggest to use the digital version of the manual.
You can see all the previously found issues listed below, with the indication whether it is fixed now in the latest digital version of the instructions or not.
Here’s the video about all the changes:
Step 88 (fixed)
In the paper manual the orientation of the 2 orange wave selectors and the green 2L beam relative to each other was incorrect, more details about this in my video. In the updated version the 2 orange wave selectors are rotated, but their position was not updated in the previous or following steps so you need to pay extra attention. They should look exactly like this when you add the green 2L beam:
Update 06/06 – There are several mistakes in the instructions. Some of them are highlighted in my video, and meanwhile LEGO started to update the digital instructions. Click here for the post with the fixes.
The LEGO Technic 42143 Ferrari Daytona SP3 is the 4th 1:8 scale supercar released in the past 6 years. It has 3778 pieces and it will be available from June 1st in LEGO shops and at lego.com, with other retailers following in August. Click on the links below for the local product pages:
Today I’ll show you quickly the 40517 Creator Vespa together with the big brother Creator Expert 10298 Vespa set, but that’s not all! The cool new tire & rim combo from that set can be used on cars as well with a little trick, and I found the perfect MOC for them!
You can access the instructions for Nico71’s great 42127 alternate model here.
Here is the first part of my detailed building review about the 10300 Back to the Future DeLorean time machine set with all the details and references from the movies, and much more!
Many thanks to the DeLorean Club Hungary for this amazing opportunity, stay tuned for the second part of the review with even more content!
Here is the second part of the video with all the Back to the Future LEGO sets released so far, a diecast model besides the real car for comparison, even more Creator Expert cars and the obligatory Car Transporter test!
And here is a comparison between a LEGO, a Playmobil and a diecast DeLorean:
Since we still don’t have any official updates about the anticipated 2022 LEGO Technic 1:8 supercar, I decided to use the following 5 cars to take a look at the official LEGO sets released so far in this scale, the available MOCs and also what alternative brick manufacturers can offer:
Last year I showed you a promo photo of the Zetros that had a weird Technic hub with screws instead of the snap-on lid. That time we received no explanation about it, but the mysterious new hub suddenly appeared in all building instructions, and the Zetros has even more changes!
You can access the old building instructions of the 42129 Mercedes-Benz Zetros set here for comparison.
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