** Update ** – added the mock-up of the Control+ hub, corrected the L motor dimensions and added more information based on an interview
The LEGO Fan Media Days started yesterday in Billund and the lucky participants already had a very interesting session with the Powered Up team. As it was reported by The Rambling Brick and Brickset, the team shared a presentation about the Powered Up system and they had a chance to see some of the Control+ (Technic Powered Up) components we did not see previously. Make sure to check the articles linked above for the full presentation and all the photos, some of them used here for comparison.
Here’s another great custom LEGO 4×4 pickup from Attika, equipped with two RC buggy motors & powered by 2 BuWizz units. We also have the WPL C14 1/16 RC kit truck coming from the RC world, this time built from scratch with some upgraded electronics. For more details check the links below:
Today, the LEGO Group unveils the latest addition to its much-loved Star Wars™ range – and it’s something even Yoda’s Force sense didn’t see coming. The new 75253 LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set offers all the creativity and coding fun of LEGO® BOOST alongside the chance to build three of the film franchise’s most iconic droids: R2-D2; the Gonk Droid; and the Mouse Droid.
The set will be available from the 1st of September 2019 and the price is US $199.99 – CA$249.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €219.99 – DK 1799.00DKK – AUS 359.99.
Update – I created a page dedicated to Powered Up to have all information available in one place. Click here!
I presented you in details all the LEGO Powered Up components in January in my video and we’ve been waiting for these parts to show up at shop.lego.com since then. The wait is finally over, you can buy them following the links below – click on the Euro / USD / GBP price for the country-specific LEGO shop site.
Here is the big brother, LEGO Technic 42093 Hot Rod RC mod with BuWizz power! This car has 2 M motors, a Servo, PF lights and a BuWizz unit. It even has a cool custom sticker pack! Check the product page for all the details & instructions!
Here it is, the LEGO Technic 42093 Hot Rod RC mod with Power Functions! This car has an M motor, a Servo, AAA battery box and an IR receiver squeezed into its small body. And the cool little V8 engine still works! Check the product page for the details & instructions!
UPDATE #3 – According to zusammengebaut.com LEGO Germany confirmed that the release of the set will be delayed until October 2019 because of some production problems of certain parts. This delay does not affect the other Technic sets scheduled for August.
UPDATE #2 – Check out my detailed summary about the Powered Up system and the currently available components that will power this set as well
UPDATE – We received a some detailed images of this gigantic construction set from the Bauma 2019 convention that happened last week (image source – Promobricks)
Update – I created a page dedicated to Powered Up where you can see all the information I collected in one place – click here.
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: