So I bought a new bike. Well sort of 🙂
The Lego Ducati Panagale V4R
So here’s the build report.
But first – a mystery. Why does the box contain two katanas? Is there some secret hidden scabbard in a Ducati? Is this a special Samurai edition?
So the build all went pretty well. A couple of mistakes meant I had to backtrack a couple of times. I also found that sometimes the grey colour was a little imperceptible from the black that I got a couple of the cogs mixed up. This made building the gearbox seem like it stuffed up. But a rethink and I had it worked out.
Some thoughts on the model overall.
- The tyres are somewhat undersized, or perhaps its overly broad in the waist.
- The front forks are NOT upside down forks. But that might be a little driven by LEGO reusing parts, though I don’t really see that they couldn’t have been mounted the other way.
- The front forks do seem a bit spindly as well.
And so what are the katana for? Well it turns out they form part of the windscreen. There is a piece of clear plastic that is threaded through the katana’s to hold it in place. An interesting way of doing things.