Powered Up code block guide created

The LEGO Powered Up system has great potential but the app has one major flaw – it has zero documentation available. I created a detailed code block guide that has all blocks listed in the current version of the app.

You can access the block guides from the top menu or here as well:

LEGO® Powered Up simple code block guide

LEGO® Powered Up extended code block guide

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LEGO Technic 42105 Lamborghini supercar confirmed! News from Spielwarenmesse 2020

Today is the first day of the Spielwarenmesse 2020 in Germany, and LEGO is holding a press conference right now. Exactly one year ago we saw the announcement of the LEGO Technic 42100 Liebherr R 9800 set in Nuremberg, let’s see what is the surprise for this year!

Just received the news from zusammengebaut.com, the successor of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS and the Bugatti Chiron will be a Lamborghini supercar in 1:8 scale available from the 1st of June!

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Black Friday deals on the smartphones for LEGO

I did a research recently to find the cheapest smartphone that you can buy new and works perfectly with the different LEGO applications, here’s the video about it:

There’s a Black Friday deal available for the phone in the video and also a slightly better one:

Xiaomi Redmi 7A for $79.99 at Gearbest with the coupon GBMI7AEU1 – Click here!

Xiaomi Redmi 8A for $87 at Gearbest with the coupon GBRMI8A01 – Click here!

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Control+ connection bug when testing 42100 during building

UPDATE – The bug was fixed in version 1.0.3 of the Control+ app

When you are building the LEGO Technic 42100 Liebherr R 9800 set the app has a verification process built in after every batch of bags. This is a great addition because you can see whether the motors built in are working correctly or not.

Unfortunately there’s a bug in the current version as of 05/10/2019 (version 1.0.2 on both Android and iOS ), after the second batch of bags at page 367 you should only have one XL motor (color code red) connected to the hub in the superstructure.

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Control+ app updated!

The newest version of the LEGO Control+ app is available with a control profile for the LEGO Technic 42100 Liebherr R9800 set! Here are the links:

Android version

iOS version

It might happen that you don’t see the app yet in your country’s app store, check back in a few hours!

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Brand new LEGO Technic sets are available for pre-order in the US!

If you’re in the US then today is your lucky day – you can pre-order the brand new LEGO Technic 42099 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader and the other Technic sets, they will be delivered by August 1, 2019.

  • LEGO Technic 42099 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader – click here
  • LEGO Technic 42098 Car Transporter – click here
  • LEGO Technic 42097 Compact Crawler Crane – click here
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LEGO® 75253 Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander available at US Shop@Home

The 75253 LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set was unveiled in May and we expected it to be available from the 1st of September.

Yesterday the designer video was released for the set , you can hear some interesting information about the design process:

Surprisingly after the release of the video the set became available at the US LEGO Shop@Home site for $199.99! Unfortunately the rest of the world still has it listed as “coming soon”.

The corresponding app is released as well for iOS and Android, if you have the Boost hub you can give it a try and test how the droids would behave, or you can even follow the instructions and build your own scrapyard version of the droids!

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DIY LEGO Powered Up adapter cable – works with SBrick and Power Functions motors!

One of the most requested accessory for Powered Up is an adapter cable that works with the Power Functions components. We are still not sure if it will come officially, but actually it’s not that difficult to make your own – unfortunately you have to sacrifice some parts for it. In this video I show you what are the possibilities of a “dumb” converter cable, one that acts as a standard motor, the other acts as a train motor.

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