Control+ connection bug when testing 42100 during building

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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New Powered Up parts – Technic hub, L & XL motors revealed (updated)

** 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.

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LEGO® 75253 Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander – these are the droids you were looking for

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.

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LEGO Powered Up components available at shop.lego.com & app update

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.

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