After months of speculation about the new rechargeable battery and the small Technic hub, LEGO finally revealed the 45345 Spike Essential set:Continue reading
Remote control for Control+ sets without an app or smartphone – Pybricks
Update 9/3/2022 – please use the code below in the standard environment of Pybricks, not in the beta one.
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:Continue reading
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:Continue reading
LEGO has a mysterious new rechargeable battery, what can be the product?
I know, I know, I should be working on the reviews for the new Technic sets right now, but I stumbled upon something that I had to share with you. A quick disclaimer – this is not a rumor, or any insider information from LEGO, I found something that is available to the public and everything else is my own speculation and opinion. Now let the investigation begin!Continue reading
LEGO 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery designer interview & detailed building review
Here is my detailed building review of the fantastic LEGO 10283 NASA Space Shuttle Discovery set!
I had a chance to talk to Milan Madge who designed this amazing set, please find the interview below:Continue reading
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
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
Powered Up – Power Functions adapter & extension cables by PV-Productions
The new LEGO Powered Up system has its benefits, but it has a new connector type so it is not compatible with the Power Functions parts. LEGO did not give us yet a converted cable, and there’s no extension cable either. PV Productions offers both of them, so let’s take a closer look!
LEGO Technic V-22 Osprey design flaw details & possible fixes
The LEGO Technic 42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey set was cancelled because of its military relations, but as it was discovered soon it has another dark secret. It seems to destroy quickly some of its internal gears even when operated normally. How and why does it happen? Can it be fixed? Check out all the details in this video!Continue reading
LEGO Technic 42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey detailed building walkthrough and feature review
The LEGO Technic 42113 Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey was the most waited set of 2020, but unfortunately LEGO decided to cancel the release and only a handful of sets reached the stores. I managed to get one with the help of the amazing guys over at the Moscow Technic Crew RLUG, so you can watch the detailed building walkthrough and feature review video:Continue reading