Sunday, December 23, 2007

New 2008 TECHNIC sets, already available from S@H US

The new 2008 TECHNIC sets, are now available from S@H US for pre-order (shipping by 2.Jan). Soon they should appear on the European counterpart.

The surprise was for the 'Power Functions Battery Box' sold as set number 8881, to feed more power to your creations (each Power Box can drive 2 XL-Motors, or 4 M-Motors simultaneously).
So, guess the motor and/or IR receivers will follow shortly as well as the promised PF/9V conversion cable.
Rest eagerly waiting to see, if LEGO will bring us a kit with PF elements and a few additional parts, like it was made available for years with all former TECHNIC motors (Hopefully for the next September season...).

Meanwhile, also some pictures for the LEGO proposed B-models.


blakbird said...

Most of these are also now available at Toys 'R' Us in the USA. I already have all of them except the motorcycle.

I like the alternate model of the tractor better than the main model of the dune buggy, kind of like 8284.

I have not built the cherry picker yet. Waiting for Christmas!

The mini forklift is identical to 8441, so I am not sure why they did another one so soon.

Conchas said...

That's the advantage to live in the US. Everything hits the shelves first!

The mini forklift is not really identical to 8441, but very similar indeed!
However that's better to make something just a little bit different, than to make re-editions of exactly the same thing, as LEGO did several times. Of course I'm not talking about the Legends, that's a totally different thing ;-)

At least you made me to buy one just a few minutes ago from BrickLink, to my TECHNIC forklift collection.
No, I don't have all TECHNIC sets as you ;-), but a good representative part of them.

blakbird said...

Sorry, I meant to type "nearly" identical. My fingers must have slipped.

I've added pictures of the forklift and dune buggy to Technicopedia.

AVCampos said...

I've seen only now the B-models, and agree that the buggy's alternate model looks much better than the primary one.
Also, I was pleasantly surprised with the forklift's alternate: it's good to see B-models that have very little in common with their main models! (unlike certain yellow, PF-equipped trucks...)

Conchas said...

PFuuu!... ;D
That's it! Well said ;)

dunx125 said...

I like the use of colour in these models, especially the Cherry picker and fork lift. (I think the colour used was BtLtOrange, from peeron) I don't like the Cherry picker very much - it should definetely have more motors, and maybe pneumatics. Unfortunately I am South African, so I will only be able to buy these models in March, and at a much higher price. I really look forward to seeing the late 2008 sets. (See there names at

Conchas said...

I'm very sorry to disappoint you, but I think they are still the ubiquitous yellow... ;)
Would prefer, they would be 'Bright Light Orange' too, just to be different. But it is still not this time.


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