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LEGO Technic pull-back racers for 2016

As we discussed previously (see: LEGO Technic Pull-Back Racers), a couple of years ago LEGO introduced a series of LEGO Technic vehicles with a pull-back motor. The first two sets released in 2013 were the #42010 LEGO Technic Off-road Racer and the #42011 LEGO Technic Race Car. In 2014 we got the #42026 LEGO Technic Black Champion Racer and the #42027 LEGO Technic Desert Racer. And in 2015 two more sets were added in the form of the #42033 LEGO Technic Record Breaker, and the #42034 LEGO Technic Quad Bike. The sets are obviously popular enough for LEGO to continue the line, and there are two more sets that were scheduled for 2016, but are already available at the Online LEGO Shop; the #42046 LEGO Technic Getaway Racer and the #42047 LEGO Technic Police Interceptor. 🙂

LEGO Technic Pull Back Racers

If you would like more information about how these vehicles work, I recommend you check out the LEGO Technic Pull-Back Racers article I mentioned above as it includes an interesting interview with the designer of the sets. And below we will look at the two new sets in the series. I will share with you JANGBRiCKS excellent reviews on the sets, as well as my own thoughts on them.

#42047 LEGO Technic

LEGO TECHNIC GETAWAY RACER: Make a quick exit with the Getaway Racer! Cruise the streets with this cool, powerful vehicle featuring massive extra-wide rims with low profile tires, huge vertical exhaust pipes, heavy-duty front bumper and awesome dark-gray and black color scheme with cool flame stickers for a real bad-guy look. Activate the powerful pull-back motor to make a quick getaway! Getaway Racer measures over2” (6cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide. 170 pieces. PRICE: $19.99 – BUY HERE

LEGO TECHNIC POLICE INTERCEPTOR: Outrun getaway vehicles with the Police Interceptor! Accelerate at breakneck speed with this awesome model, featuring a white, lime-green and black color scheme with cool police stickers, huge extra-wide rims with low profile tires, red and blue police warning beacons and a heavy-duty bull bar. Activate the powerful pull-back motor to launch the rugged 4×4 styled Police Interceptor into action! Combine with the #42046 Getaway Racer pull-back for even more high-speed action! Police Interceptor measures over 3” (9cm) high, 5” (15cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide. 185 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

I really like the 2013 and 2014 of the LEGO Technic pull-back racers and got all four vehicles, but I didn’t get the two racers from 2015, because I didn’t like that the vehicles were so different from the previous ones (this is just my personal taste). However I’m very happy with the two new sets for 2016, especially the #42046 LEGO Technic Getaway Racer with that fantastic shaping and color-scheme.

#42046 LEGO Technic

These LEGO Technic sets are always released in pairs, and the two models from each year can be combined into another racer, which is also excellent. Although I have to say that the combined model for 2016 does have a quite bizarre color-scheme, even though the shaping is great.

#42046 LEGO Technic Alternative Model

As I mentioned in my review of the previous sets, LEGO Technic models are very sturdy and don’t come apart like some regular LEGO sets would. You can safely race these vehicles, do some stunts, flips, and run them into the wall without anything falling off. They are fun to play with and look great on display. They are also inexpensive for their size and how much play-value you get out of them. They are available (along with some of the earlier releases) under the LEGO Technic section of the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop LEGO Technic Pull Back Racers

So what do you think? Do you have any of the LEGO Technic racers with pull-back motors? How do you like them? And which one is your favorite? For me the red one tends to win! How do yours compare? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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  • ninja5 December 7, 2015, 12:32 PM

    Oh my gosh. That police off-roader thingie is awesome.

    • ninja5 December 7, 2015, 12:32 PM

      Oh, and I got first comment! 😛

    • admin December 7, 2015, 2:38 PM

      Yes, it is! I’m just waiting for mine to arrive in the mail! 😀

  • TheBrickLot December 7, 2015, 2:23 PM

    Hey Admin I posted my analysis on whether or not that Bat-Man figure is real. What do you think?

    • admin December 7, 2015, 2:41 PM

      Kudos to you for actually buying the minifig and testing it on your own instead of just talking about it. It is actually quite simple to differentiate fakes from real minifigs; if the parts don’t have the LEGO logo, they are not LEGO. No clone company dares to use the LEGO logo, even if they copy everything else. It would put them in major hot water.

      Having said that, LEGO doesn’t have to make prototypes to try to center designs, and stuff like that. Computers do that. I don’t know what is the debate about this minifigs, but yeah, if the parts have the LEGO logo, they are LEGO. Unless of course someone is pulling a major prank. 🙄

      • TheBrickLot December 7, 2015, 3:18 PM

        I understand that just I couldn’t put nothing underneath that column, then I would get five billion e-mails regarding it. lol If it is a prank I will sue him for the LEGO company (and charge about 80% fee) lol.

        • TheBrickLot December 7, 2015, 3:26 PM

          Lol I just found this guys argument (but he didn’t buy one), http://epicbricks.com/post/132901354198/fake-lego-batman-minifigures-identified-lego-fans and turns out if I can prove him wrong I can get a set for free. Yay that will offset the cost of the figure($50) also I’m planning on selling the fig too (although it is very cool!).

          • Eggbert1 December 7, 2015, 4:57 PM

            Hey Bricklot, I noticed the new images of the series 15 Minifigs….is there an official release date yet?

            • TheBrickLot December 7, 2015, 5:00 PM

              They should be out in January or before (depending on what store you go to).

              • Eggbert1 December 8, 2015, 2:05 PM

                Thanks B’Lot!

          • admin December 7, 2015, 5:16 PM

            Well, it is 2016 soon enough, so we shall see who is right for sure. His last picture about the fake Joker is really interesting.

            • Eggbert1 December 8, 2015, 2:06 PM

              I wish my local retailers wouldn’t hold all the new releases hostage…lol

              • TheBrickLot December 8, 2015, 10:45 PM

                Well if they didn’t the person who sold them could be fined $5,000 from LEGO and fired from the company. Although I wish they could just let me see them, and take pics. ! 😀

  • BLProductions December 7, 2015, 2:27 PM

    I’m not very interested in the pull-back racers, although I do somewhat like the 42034 Quad Bike. The 2016 sets are slightly more interesting; at least with both you can make an oversized police chase. 😀 I note the Police Interceptor has a yellow 7M axle, which is new for LEGO this year. I don’t quite get why they are doing that… the colored axles may fit in some sets, but they look out of place on, for example, 42047. 😕
    Also, I found this on LEGO.com; it seems to be a campaign, but the game is rather fun: http://www.lego.com/en-us/campaigns/bits-and-bricks 🙂

    • admin December 7, 2015, 2:44 PM

      Hm… interesting notice about the yellow axle. LEGO usually adds colors like that to help with building more complex models. I actually like it. That’s an interesting campaign! Would have loved to learn coding like that! 😀

  • whatever December 11, 2015, 10:53 AM

    I love any lego set that has a new piece no matter what technic, ninjago, city whatever I just luv having new pieces so that could be a cool addition to my lego collection.

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