LEGO announced the Liebherr R 9800 set as the flagship model of 2019 available from 1 August

LEGO announced the flagship Technic model of this year at Spielwarenmesse 2019 in Germany – it will be a Liebherr R 9800, one of the largest excavators in the world. The LEGO Technic 42100 set consists of more than 4,000 parts, seven motors and two Smart Hubs.

This confirms that the Technic variation of the Powered Up hub will have 4 ports compared to the 2 ports of the current “City” Powered Up hub.

The model will be equipped with LEGO Technic CONTROL +, apparently the Technic variant of the Powered Up system. It’ll have new electronic components and an associated free app with controlling and programming possibilities.

According to the news the price will be 449.99 EUR

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LEGO Powered Up status review January 2019 – what we have and how they work with each other?

Last year we saw the first sets appearing with the new Powered Up components expected to replace Power Functions, we have Boost as well belonging to the same ecosystem. As you’ll be able to buy most of these components separately at shop.lego.com soon I took a look what we have at the moment, how they work with each other, are there any alternatives to have a wider range of control options (sure!) and what I am expecting to see in the future. Let’s check the video:

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