LEGO Powered Up – interview with the product owner

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.

Here is the video version of the interview:

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LEGO Technic 42110 Land Rover Defender ultimate repair guide

LEGO Technic 42110 LAnd Rover Defender Ultimate Repair Guide

Update 20/05/2022

I tested the drive train again after keeping the set built for a long time, and also tried if the new improved gears could help getting rid of the cracking:

Unfortunately the new gears did not solve the situation either, so I have to say that despite the most careful assembly, the set will start to show the cracking behavior sooner or later.

Introduction

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:

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LEGO Technic 42111 Fast & Furious Dom’s Dodge Charger details and high-res photos

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:

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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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LEGO Technic 42109 Top Gear Rally Car detailed review

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!

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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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