LEGO Technic V-22 Osprey design flaw details & possible fixes

The LEGO Technic 42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey set was cancelled because of its military relations, but as it was discovered soon it has another dark secret. It seems to destroy quickly some of its internal gears even when operated normally. How and why does it happen? Can it be fixed? Check out all the details in this video!

Here is the guide that can help you with a simple disassembly to be able to separate the top section and get access to the gears:

The first possible fix that did not work on a longer term was published by Huw on Brickset.

I found the second fix on Eurobricks in the 42113 reconstruction guide topic, published by wg100.

Here is my version:

LEGO Technic 8443 Pneumatic Log Loader Review

While we are waiting for the 2020 August Technic sets to arrive, Andrej joined us today to share a review with you about a classic set. Hope you’ll enjoy this article, if you would like to read similar reviews then make sure to check out his blog!

This is an article about the classic 8443 LEGO set of a forest tractor released originally back in 1996 towards the end of the studded Technic era. We can see a very nice design with a lot of red parts, 6 wheels and a grappling arm.

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LEGO 10277 Crocodile Locomotive review & motorization with Powered Up, Power Functions and BuWizz

The LEGO 10277 Crocodile Locomotive is inspired by the Class Ce 6/8 II locomotive, first built for the Swiss Federal Railways between 1919 and 1927. This train model measures over 6” (16cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) long and 3.5” (8cm) wide. The recommended price is – 99.99 EUR – 899DKK – 99.99USD. Here is my review of the set:

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New LEGO Technic 2020 Summer sets and the new Simple Technic hub

Back in January after the Nuremberg Toy Fair we already knew some details about the 2020 summer wave of the LEGO Technic sets. We had to wait another 6 months to have official images about them, they first appeared in the LEGO 2HY catalog and a few days later additional official images were posted by some retailers. Here is the video I made about the sets based on the photos in the catalog:

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LEGO Powered Up – interview with the product owner

In the past 2 years I followed the development of the Powered Up system very closely, and I published a lot of content about it. There were many questions raised about the system itself, why it is developed this way, and what will be the development path in the future.

I’m happy to say that you’ll get answers to a lot of questions today, because I had the chance to do this interview with Mr. Flemming Bjørn Jessen, who is the product owner of the Powered Up app at LEGO.

Here is the video version of the interview:

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LEGO Technic 42110 Land Rover Defender ultimate repair guide

Introduction

I shared many videos with you about the LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender already, you saw my detailed building review, the details of the drive train and the one about the cracking noise and the possible fixes. I received hundreds of comments from you and many-many requests for help, hopefully in most of the cases I was able to assist to find the proper solution.

I decided to create a summary and a video about all the potential issues I found during the building process. I’ll also go through the drive train from the wheels to the engine, how to verify your build, and what are the problems that are not really problems. Each section is linked to the proper part of the video, use the summery below to find the section you are looking for:

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