Tag Archives: Technic

TEST DRIVE: Technic 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader

The LEGO Technic 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader is a Control+ set, meaning that you can control the finished model with a phone or tablet. I am not a huge Technic fan but this set looked like one worth getting. Check out the video below where I took the finished model for a test drive…

I am still not a fan of the Technic build experience. I find it a bit too fiddly dealing with all those pins. Having said that, this set kicks ass. The end result is massive and looks fantastic. The real magic happens when you connect your phone or tablet. The controls are easy but the precision can be a little hard to perfect. That’s not a huge problem – it’s LEGO you can just put it back together if you crash it too badly.

The set is not particularly fast, but I don’t think speed is the goal here. This thing is designed for climbing over rocks not racing in a straight line. It’s good at what it’s meant to do.

Overall I think this set is a must buy for Technic fans, and one worth considering for everybody else.

This set was provided to me by LEGO at my request. Opinions are my own.

LEGO Announces 42107 Technic Ducati Panigale V4 R

Technic fans feeling a bit left out after today’s Star Wars announcement? Don’t worry – LEGO has you covered too with this new Technic creation.

Introducing 42107 Ducati Panigale V4 R

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I don’t know much about motorbikes or Technic so I’m going to just say that this looks cool and let the additional images and press release below do most of the talking.

This 646 piece set will be released on June 1st. Australian price is TBD.

LEGO Announces Dom’s Charger From The Fast & Furious Franchise

The Fast & Furious franchise is known for some incredible cars but there is one that stands out above all – Dom’s Dodge Charger. Now the iconic muscle car is getting the LEGO Technic treatment.

The 1:13 scale LEGO® Technic™ Dom’s Dodge Charger features 1077 pieces. You’ll be able to preorder yours today with the official release set for April 27th – thankfully this hasn’t been delayed like the latest film.

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Read on for the press release and additional images.

On Sale: Technic Reduced At Myer

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It’s a bit of a surprise to see a new Myer sale start on a Monday, but here we are with a sneaky Technic deal.

On offer is 20% off most Technic, with up to 40% off some sets.

One definitely worth checking out is the Technic Car Transporter. It can be yours for just $149 down from $269.99.

You can check out the full Technic listing here.

The offer ends Sunday November 10th.

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LEGO Announces 42110 Land Rover Defender

I personally don’t know a lot about Land Rovers or Technic, so for this one I’m going to keep it simple.

Early this morning LEGO officially announced details of 42110 Land Rover Defender, based on the 2019 version of the real thing.

The set will be available October 1st and has an RRP of $329.99 here in Australia.

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Check out the press release and additional images below.

See How LEGO Built A Life Size, Working LEGO Chiron

LEGO pulled of the seemingly impossible and made a life size LEGO Chiron entirely out of Technic elements. They then went a step further and actually made it driveable using nothing but Power Functions motors.

Video of the car taking it’s first drive has been everywhere over the weekend but LEGO have also released this look at how the model came to be. It’s a fantastic behind the scenes look at the complexities of making the Chiron.

The video ends with this list of amazing stats.

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Introducing The Next Technic Supercar – The Bugatti Chiron

It hasn’t exactly been the best kept secret but now we have official details of the latest supercar to get the LEGO Technic treatment.

Introducing 42083 Bugatti Chiron

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The set uses 3,600 pieces to recreate this record breaking car in 1:8 scale.

Not only does the set look great but it is absolutely packed with features that you only get with a Technic model of this size: the W16 engine has been recreated with moving pistons; there is an 8-speed gearbox, with movable paddle gearshift; working steering wheel, bearing the Bugatti emblem; and a top speed key to switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position.

Like the Porsche before it this set is presented in a stylish box with collector’s booklet. Each model also features a unique serial number.

The set will be released some time tonight online and has an Australian RRP of $599.99. The set can be purchased right now from LEGO Online.

Check out the full image gallery, press release and videos below.

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.

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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

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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

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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.