BuWizz update – FPV Camera support

The BuWizz app had a few updates recently and I think the coolest new feature is the FPV support with a WiFi action camera. You can easily connect to the camera with the app and control your BuWizz-powered vehicle while you watch the live feed on your phone.

The camera is available in the BuWizz store – click here!
If you are not familiar with BuWizz then check out my summary – click here!

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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!

Cheapest smartphone for LEGO – Xiaomi Redmi 7A

Since the introduction of the Boost system, the Powered Up and Control+ sets I read a lot of complaints about the smartphone requirement. People usually does not want their kids to use the parents’ expensive devices to play with LEGO. I decided to find the best option for a phone that meets the requirements of these applications but still reasonably priced and easy to get.

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Gamepad control for LEGO Technic 42099 & 42100 with BrickController 2

The LEGO Technic 42100 Liebherr R 9800 and the 42099 X-Treme Off-Roader both have their dedicated control app called Control+. Although the app offers a lot of exciting possibilities it cannot be customized and some people (like) me prefer physical control over a touchscreen. The great BrickController 2 app solves this issue, you can use a gamepad that is compatible with your phone and control the LEGO vehicles!

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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!