The LEGO 10277 Crocodile Locomotive is inspired by the Class Ce 6/8 II locomotive, first built for the Swiss Federal Railways between 1919 and 1927. This train model measures over 6” (16cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) long and 3.5” (8cm) wide. The recommended price is – 99.99 EUR – 899DKK – 99.99USD. Here is my review of the set:Continue reading
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:
I see this question on a daily basis so here’s your chance, I’ll show you which one is good for you! We’ll also check the Power Functions Infrared solution for comparison and a sneak peak of the Powered Up / Control+ system as well. Check out the details in the video!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
** 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.Continue reading
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
– CaDa 2.4GHz battery & remote
– Powered Up
Let me show you the app that I use for most of my LEGO RC stuff – the great BrickController 2 created by Istvan Murvai.
Exclusive footage of a previously unseen RC prototype of the LEGO Technic 42077 Rally Car! We took the risk to get this video & photo material for you, stay tuned for more details soon!