While we are waiting for the 2020 August Technic sets to arrive, Andrej joined us today to share a review with you about a classic set. Hope you’ll enjoy this article, if you would like to read similar reviews then make sure to check out his blog!
This is an article about the classic 8443 LEGO set of a forest tractor released originally back in 1996 towards the end of the studded Technic era. We can see a very nice design with a lot of red parts, 6 wheels and a grappling arm.
Back in January after the Nuremberg Toy Fair we already knew some details about the 2020 summer wave of the LEGO Technic sets. We had to wait another 6 months to have official images about them, they first appeared in the LEGO 2HY catalog and a few days later additional official images were posted by some retailers. Here is the video I made about the sets based on the photos in the catalog:
In the past 2 years I followed the development of the Powered Up system very closely, and I published a lot of content about it. There were many questions raised about the system itself, why it is developed this way, and what will be the development path in the future.
I’m happy to say that you’ll get answers to a lot of questions today, because I had the chance to do this interview with Mr. Flemming Bjørn Jessen, who is the product owner of the Powered Up app at LEGO.
I shared many videos with you about the LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender already, you saw my detailed building review, the details of the drive train and the one about the cracking noise and the possible fixes. I received hundreds of comments from you and many-many requests for help, hopefully in most of the cases I was able to assist to find the proper solution.
I decided to create a summary and a video about all the potential issues I found during the building process. I’ll also go through the drive train from the wheels to the engine, how to verify your build, and what are the problems that are not really problems. Each section is linked to the proper part of the video, use the summery below to find the section you are looking for:
Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the LEGO Technic Fast & Furious car you’ve been waiting for, the 42111 set is Dom’s Dodge Charger! It has 1077 pieces, it can be preordered on lego.com from today for 99,99€ / $99.99 and it’ll be available for purchase elsewhere from the 27th of April 2020.
Here is my detailed preview of the set based on the press photos:
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:
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!
I managed to test successfully a method to export/import projects in the Powered Up app on Android, thanks to some helpful members from the Powered Up Community Facebook group who suggested the location of the project files on the phone.
It’s weird to say this about a set with less than 500 pieces, but here is the flagship LEGO Technic set of 2020’s first wave, the 42109 Technic App-Controlled Top Gear Rally Car. It is fully remote controlled out of the box which is something we did not see in many years, at least for a non-off-roader car. So how does it perform? Check it out in the video!