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There are two new LEGO Technic sets scheduled for release on October 1st; the #42110 LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender, and the #42100 LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator. If you have been thinking about buying either of these sets, the great news is that both of them are now available for pre-order. This means that you can purchase the set now, and have it delivered at the beginning of October, rather than waiting until the beginning of October and risk dealing with stock shortages. 🙂

We talked about the Land Rover previously (see: LEGO Technic Land Rover Press-Release), but here I will repeat the official description with all the relevant information: Experience world-leading vehicle design firsthand with this highly authentic and displayable #42110 LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender model. Developed in partnership with Land Rover, this impressive LEGO replica captures the vehicle’s outstanding level of refinement with its clean, modern lines and sculpted surfaces, and comes with original-design rims with ground-gripping tires, plus a host of realistic features and functions. Opening doors allow access to an elaborate cabin with a working steering wheel, detailed dashboard and a new-for-October-2019 transmission system with 2 levers for engaging high or low gear ratios and a selector for changing gear – the most sophisticated LEGO Technic gearbox to date! The interior also features forward-folding rear seats that give visual access to the 4-speed sequential gearbox. And, the attention to detail doesn’t end there. This awesome replica model also has an in-line 6-cylinder engine with moving pistons beneath the hood, working all-wheel-drive with 3 differentials, independent suspension on both axles, and a working winch! You can even open the tail door with a turn of the rear-mounted spare wheel. Finished with a removable roof rack with storage box, pannier, ladder, and traction mats, this impressive interpretation of the quintessential all-terrain vehicle has been designed to provide a truly immersive and rewarding building experience. The perfect gift for Land Rover enthusiasts and fans of classic collectible model cars. Land Rover Defender measures over 8” (22cm) high, 16” (42cm) long and 7” (20cm) wide. 2,573 pieces. Price: $199.99 – BUY HERE

The second large… no, massive… LEGO Technic model that is now available for pre-order is the #42100 LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator. In terms of size, it’s just about the same as the #42055 LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator released back in 2016, but it comes with 179 more pieces. It is also one of the first LEGO Technic set that uses the new LEGO Technic Control+ app that you can download free from your favorite app store.

Here is the official description of this behemoth: Get ready for a colossal LEGO build and play experience with the 4,108-piece LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator. Developed in partnership with Liebherr, this replica model is operated via the intuitive Lego Technic Control+ app and powered by 2 advanced Smart Hubs with 7 motors. The sophisticated app technology enables super-precise movement and amazing functionality, while delivering endless authentic digital play combinations via 4 different control screens with cool graphics. The multi-function control screen enables users to drive the machine in all directions, rotate the superstructure, extend and raise the boom, open and tilt the bucket, play realistic sound effects and get real-time feedback, such as boom position, power usage, and drive distance. With the one-touch screen, users can use drag patterns to control the boom, arm and bucket, while the custom-built movements screen enables them to choose pre-set commands or record the model’s actions to create complex sequences of movements. And, with the challenges & achievements screen, users can complete challenges to unlock reward badges. Liebherr R 9800 Excavator measures over 15” (39cm) high, 25” (65cm) long and 10” (27cm) wide. 4,108 pieces. Price: $449.99 – BUY HERE

I’m hoping that both sets will be on display at official LEGO stores, so LEGO Technic fans will have a chance to check them out in person. Other than that, the best next option is to watch video-reviews on YouTube. But, with such large sets, it’s hard to imagine the size even after seeing numerous pictures and watching videos. Seeing them in person is always a thrill! And, of course, building them is even better! For more details, visit the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like these two new LEGO Technic sets? Are you planning to get either of them? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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LEGO Ideas updates, changes, new features

by admin on September 20, 2019

in Community News

There are some updates and changes from LEGO Ideas, which the LEGO Ideas team wanted to make sure the community know about. Some of the changes are bigger and more significant, while others are minor. Below, we will discuss the changes and what they mean for LEGO fans. 🙂

LEGO IDEAS EXPLAINER PAGES: Over the past year, the LEGO Ideas team expanded the definition of what LEGO Ideas is. It’s not only about product ideas any more, but your creative ideas overall. In the past, the How It Works pages and general explainer pages have been very focused on product ideas, so all of that was revamped to give you a clearer picture of all the challenges you can participate in on the LEGO Ideas platform. Check out the new explainer pages for How It Works and Product Ideas.

LEGO IDEAS PRODUCT IDEA SUBMIT FLOW: The product ideas submission process was simplified and streamlined and done away with some of the previous clutter. The image upload and cropping functionality was also updated. One of the more noteworthy features of the new submit flow is the Intellectual Property (IP) Question. LEGO Ideas welcomes submissions based on intellectual properties (designs copyrighted by someone else, i.e. movies, bands, real-world buildings, vehicles, etc.), however there are many IPs which are already off the table for various reasons. Some of the examples given are as follows: overlap with currently commercialized LEGO products (Star Wars, Ferrari, etc.), have already been commercialized through LEGO Ideas (Beatles Yellow Submarine, Voltron, etc.), don’t fit the LEGO brand (Game of Thrones, Call of Duty, etc.), or contain a known license conflict that prevents commercializing the IP (Monopoly, Transformers, etc.).

It’s always been a bit challenging to know which IPs were allowed and not allowed On LEGO Ideas, so now you can easily look up an IP and get an immediate response. (Please be aware that LEGO Ideas maintains an even stricter policy than the rest of the LEGO Group about which intellectual properties are allowed on the platform. An IP that may be denied via LEGO Ideas for any reason may well still be considered internally by the LEGO Group’s design teams in their regular product development process.)

LEGO IDEAS PRODUCT IDEA STATISTICS: Another very useful new feature is the Product Ideas Statistics available to anyone who submitted a product idea to the LEGO Ideas platform. The statistics give project creators more understanding of and control over their promotional efforts. The two graphs available now show total project support over time and project support by day. Other useful graphs may be added in the future based on feedback from the community.

LEGO IDEAS THEMES/TAGS: Themes and tags were also updated to make it easier to find projects on LEGO Ideas. Now each theme is built upon multiple relevant tags, so if you look in the theme “Cars” you will see submission tagged with car, sport car, race car, and more. It is also now a requirement that product idea submissions have 1-10 tags to improve categorization and search results.

All of these are very positive changes that make the LEGO Ideas platform for those who submit projects as well as those who are searching for them. So, look around the next time you visit LEGO Ideas to test out the new features. Speaking of looking around, I highly recommend checking out the results of some of the recently finished competitions, like the LEGO Overwatch Junkertown Contest. And, if you want to give yourself a fun challenge with the potential to win amazing prices, the LEGO Harley Davidson Contest and the LEGO Voice Experience Contest are still running. If you prefer smaller challenges, the LEGO Ideas Activities section is currently asking fans for ideas for brick-built pets.

In addition, you can also search for LEGO Ideas projects to see if there is a product idea you would like to support with your vote. And of course, you can also take a look at the currently available LEGO Ideas sets at the LEGO Ideas section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the changes made to the LEGO Ideas platform? Which projects would you like to see becoming official LEGO sets? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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Working LEGO vending machines & more!

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I recently came across the YouTube channel of LEGOParadise, run by an Australian LEGO fan named Liam. He has been building some excellent minifig-scale working LEGO vending machines, arcade games, and other interactive machines. Not only that, but he also shares instructions for most of his projects, so you can follow along and build them […]

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Star Destroyer & Gingerbread House available

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Just a reminder that LEGO VIP members get early access to two new sets starting today (general release for both sets is October 1st); the #75252 LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer, and the #10267 LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House. We have talked about both sets already (see: LEGO Star Wars Star […]

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LEGO set mash-up: combining Friends & Ninjago

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(Written by Geneva – gid617) You may have noticed that there have been a whole lot of amusement park and fairground themed sets lately. This got me thinking; almost any LEGO set could be made into an amusement park creation, couldn’t it? After all, LEGO sets are about themes, and amusement parks are about themes. […]

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Mixing LEGO bricks & voice activation contest

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There is another LEGO Ideas contest, which is a little different than normal. Imagine if you could talk to your LEGO models and get them to do fun stuff with you, or for you. In this contest, the LEGO Ideas team challenges you to come up with creative and innovative ideas on how the LEGO […]

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Free retro LEGO lunch box & other promos

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There are several promotions and freebies from LEGO that will expire this weekend, so I wanted to make sure you know about them and don’t miss out before they are gone. 🙂 As a surprise promotion that wasn’t announced in the LEGO Store Calendar, LEGO is offering a free LEGO Lunch Box (item #5006017) on […]

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LEGO Ideas projects under review & more!

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The LEGO Ideas team recently announced that ten product ideas made it into the second 2019 LEGO Ideas review period. This are all projects that reached the 10,000 supporter mark between May and early September of 2019. Below, we will take a look at the ten projects, the projects that went under review previously, as […]

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LEGO Gingerbread House coming soon!

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Bring the family together this Christmas to build the sweetest house of all, the #10267 LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House. The LEGO Creator Expert Gingerbread House is the 10th product in the LEGO Creator Winter Village line, and it delivers a delightful building experience crammed full of delectable details and sweet treats. Details below. 🙂 […]

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LEGO Technic Land Rover press-release

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Yesterday, LEGO announced a new LEGO Technic set, the #42110 LEGO Technic Land Rover Defender. The set will be showcased alongside the new Land Rover Defender at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. This 2,573-piece LEGO model was developed with Land Rover to include authentic bodywork and a host of realistic functions like an in-line six-cylinder […]

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