Control+ (aka Powered Up), new hub and motors and some clarification

Powered Up vs. Power Functions


The recently introduced LEGO Technic 42099 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader set has some new components, a 4 port Bluetooth hub and new L and XL motors. In this video I’m testing the new motors and try to compare their performance with their Power Functions counterparts:

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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 RC basics – 3. Controllers

In this episode of the Lego RC basics tutorial series we are focusing on the different controllers available for Power Functions and Powered Up. The following control solutions are presented:

– Power Functions Infrared receivers/remotes

– SBrick

– BuWizz

– CaDa 2.4GHz battery & remote

– Boost

– Powered Up

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A boosted RC Tracked Racer? – LEGO Technic 42095 Remote-Controlled Stunt Racer review

Unboxing, Speed build and detailed review about the LEGO Technic 42095 Remote-Controlled Stunt Racer. I compare it to the LEGO Technic 42065 RC Tracked Racer to see if it is an evolved version with stronger and faster motors, or something else…

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