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On Sale: Technic Porsche 911 On Sale At Target

Here’s an oddly specific sale for just one set.

The Target website is advertising 20% off the price of the 42065 Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS set. To take advantage of the offer you’ll need to use the code PORSCHE20 at checkout. The code is only valid until midnight AEST on Wednesday November 8th.

Target Porsche Sale

This is an online only offer but it does qualify for free shipping.

With the 20% off applied the set comes down to $359.20.

Via https://www.target.com.au/p/lego-reg-technic-porsche-911-gt3-rs-42-56/59723264

RC Tracked Racer Challenge

RC Tracked Racer 42065 Thumb

Over the last two weeks I’ve had a chance to do something that I don’t often get to do – I took a completed set and actually played with it. The RC Tracked Racer is my first Technic set and it just happens to be a set with power functions, meaning that there is lots to do with it once the build is finished.

To see how the Tracked Racer performed as an RC toy I put it through a series of challenges. Note that these tests were performed on a closed circuit at busy office building and nearby park by a professional stunt driver a LEGO fan. In all seriousness though, some of these tests might damage your set, so I don’t particularly recommend them.

Watch the video and then read on below for more details

Review: 42065 RC Tracked Racer

RC Tracked Racer 42065 Thumb

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Technic theme. While the theme has existed longer than I have, this is my first ever Technic set. I went from being a LEGO fan into my dark ages without ever making the transition to the more advanced theme.

With that confession out of the way, here is my review of 42065 RC Tracked Racer.

I was initially interested in this set for one simple reason – the finished model looked like a heap of fun. Far too often I build a set and then stick it on a shelf or (more often these days) put it away in a cupboard until I can find room. The RC Tracked Racer on the other hand was something that had the potential for on-going enjoyment.

LEGO’s Latest Technic Set Is This Awesome Supercar

At various toy fairs earlier this year there was a mysterious LEGO Technic car disguised with patterned stickers, just as real cars are disguised on the test track. After months of speculation LEGO have finally released official details of the set.

Introducing 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Main

Rather than the odd zebra pattern the set comes in a fantastic orange colour that closely matches Porsche’s Lava Orange colour.

This isn’t just your regular LEGO Technic set either – LEGO and Porsche have worked closely to make this a fantastic collectors item with a special collector’s book chronicling the history of LEGO Technic and Porsche GT cars included. Special attention has been given to the actual build too – parts are separately boxed for a building sequence that gives an insight into the real-life vehicle’s assembly process.

With 2,704 pieces this set isn’t going to be cheap but it’s certainly going to cost you less than a real 911 GT3 RS. No Australian RRP at this stage but as soon as that information is available we’ll share that.

Check out the press release, designer video and additional images below.

New Sets And Promotions For April

It’s April first and while the internet is full of fake news stories today, there is nothing fake about this information.

Promotion: Free Classic TV Series Mr Freeze Minifigure

30603 Classic TV Mr Freeze

We’re still not sure why this didn’t show up when the Classic Batcave was released. Details of the offer haven’t shown up on the site yet but if you add over $100 worth of items to your cart this bonus should appear. We’ll update with more information when it’s available.

Read on below to see what else is happening.

2016 Set Images

We have just done an update on the database we use to keep track of LEGO sets and pulled through official images of quite a few of the 2016 sets.

This first batch of sets are likely to go on sale in January, or possibly December this year. We’ve included two large photos of each set in a gallery at the end of this article.

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31040 Desert Racers

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2015 Set Images Surface Online – Part 5: Technic

Every year in October, LEGO fans start to wonder what the following year will have in store. We have already seen leaks with set names, but now we have pictures to go with them. Over on YouTube a user by the name of Just2Good has uploaded several videos with what appear to be official images of various 2015 sets.

Click on any image to view a larger version

In this post we are going to look at the new Technic range for 2015.

Technic

The 2015 range has quite a diverse collection of subjects. There should be something here for you no matter what type of vehicle interests you.

42031 Cherry Picker

42031 Cherry Picker
42032 Compact Tracked Loader

42032 Compact Tracked Loader
42034 Quad Bike

42034 Quad Bike
42035 Mining Truck

42035 Mining Truck
42036 Street Motorcycle

42036 Street Motorcycle
42037 Formula Off-Roader

42037 Formula Off-Roader
42038 Arctic Truck

42038 Arctic Truck
42039 24 Hours Race Car

42039 24 Hours Race Car
42041 Race Truck

 42041 Race Truck

Via https://www.youtube.com/user/just2goodEurobricks/videos

Official Details Of 42030 Volvo Wheel Loader

42030 Volvo Wheel Loader

We spotted this set in the retailer catalogue earlier in the year, but we now have official set details of the impressive looking Volvo Wheel Loader. We aren’t big Technic builders but this set looks like a must buy for any fans of the range. This remote controlled set includes a large collection of motors that allow it to function in much the same way as it’s real world counterpart.

This is also a two in one set, with alternate building instructions available for an A25F Volvo Hauler

This set has an Australian price of $359.99, and is scheduled for release in September.

Check out the official press release below