Remote control for Control+ sets without an app or smartphone – Pybricks

One of the most frequent complaints about the Powered Up system is the need to have a smart device constantly for control, and you can only use touch controls with the official Control+ app. Even if you change touch control for the remote, you still need to run the Powered Up app all the time.

Here comes Pybricks – a custom coding environment for Powered Up devices that allows you to run code on the hub itself. Sounds complicated? It isn’t, no coding required to give it a try! Here are all the details in my video:

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LEGO 10279 Volkswagen T2 Camper Van detailed building review

The LEGO 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van was available for 9 whole years between 2011 and 2020. Now here is the successor, the 10279 Volkswagen T2 Camper Van! It is bigger, has more details, working functions, check out the detailed building review:

The set is available from 1st August 2021 for 159.99 EUR / 179.99 USD / 149.99 GBP / 269.99 AUD / 249.99 CAD

I’ve seen comments about the “outraging inaccuracies” of the set. I don’t say it is perfect, but I don’t think either that it would be completely wrong. A few thoughts from me:

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LEGO Speed Champions all 2021 set reviews

Last year we were a bit worried about the Speed Champions line as there were no news about the upcoming sets, but now the full 2021 range is revealed! They will be available from the 1st of June (might depend on the region).

Here are all my detailed reviews about these fantastic new sets. The first one has the following cars:

  • 76900 Koenigsegg Jesko
  • 76901 Toyota GR Supra
  • 76902 McLaren Elva
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LEGO NASA 10283 Space Shuttle Discovery detailed first look

The LEGO LEGO NASA 10283 Space Shuttle Discovery set was unveiled today by LEGO, and I have to say this is truly a fantastic one! It features the Space Shuttle Discovery performing the STS-31 mission, including a detailed replica of the Hubble Space Telescope!

The set will be available from the 1st of April 2021, the price is 179,99 EUR/199,99 USD/169.99 GBP

In the video you can see the following details:

  • Box front and back
  • Exterior and interior details of the LEGO Space Shuttle Discovery and the Hubble Space Telescope
  • Working functions of the set
  • Comparison with the real Space Shuttle Discovery that is currently on display in the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
  • Details about the interview with former NASA astronaut Dr. Kathy Sullivan who was a member of the STS-31 mission