This is the start of my journey to Budapest to the international trialtruck competition.
Dragging my bag across the train I find myself sharing the small cabin with two more people and a parrot in a carrier.
Few hours later I was left alone, so I took the time to fix the models which have taken quite a beating on the way... The best thing was fixing the dual X-24 engines on the oshkosh. Since you have to ALIGN ALL CLYINDERS AT ONCE for BOTH ENGINES this felt like doing a brain surgery on a moving train.
After that pleasent rebuild I was nearing the capital of Hungary, Budapest. There Nandi was already waiting for me to
After much needed sleep it was time to explore the city a bit before going to the competition location. I found a near-by Lego store and bought myself some rare bricks in all kinds of unusual colors. Can you say teal, lime and violet studless bricks? In all the excitment I bought two left large panels... But at least I got a flick missile thingy :)
Following that over-exciting purchase Nandi picked me up and we left the city and went to the surrounding hills. The site of the massive green hillside, paragliders and the heavenly clouds left me picking up my jaw. After everyone gathered we took the road to the abandoned sports airfield where we set up the various stages of pain and suffering for our trucks.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, than I'm going to up that with videos showing the highlights of the
As you can imagine we had an awesome time. Like I said on Eurobricks, these kind of competitions bring out the best from people...and the worst out of the trucks :)
I would here-by like to thank everyone for a great weekend. I met a lot of really friendly and nice people, had fun exploring the beautiful Budapest and learned a lot in ways to improve my trial trucks.
See you guys again soon.