Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Video from new 8297 Off-Roader, at Toy Fair 2008 provided us with a video from LEGO TECHNIC Off-Roader (8297) exhibited at Toy Fair 2008 in London, last weekend. The new LEGO TECHNIC flagship for next Christmas.

See it here in action (between 0:00:40 and 0:02:00 aprox.)... lights, winch, raising suspension and everything we have been talking about [1], [2].

The two other models to launch next fall (8294 Excavator, 8295 Telescopic Handler), are just behind but they are not focused on this video. :(

It is a pity because it could have been just the great opportunity to see the new Linear Actuators in action.
Lets hope that some new videos pop-up soon, with them too... ;)

I've embedded the same video, but from a different source.

Last Update: 2008.Feb.13 22:27 GMT


Carlos Ribeiro said...

My god it's a amazing, I want one of this.

TechnicBRICKs said...

So do I! ;)

krimpie said...

yay! i want TWO of this! Finally, we can end this debate about what features it has. As far as i can tell, the pole reverser switch changes the motor from the winch to the suspension, and the lights turn on separately. I think the coolest feature is the raising and lowering of the suspension - I would be fascinated to know how that works. (Perhaps rack and pinion)
I really look forward to learning more about the other two sets being released.

Alex Campos said...

I still think the red switch under the car is connected to a gearbox-like mechanism, like the one used on the Cherry Picker, to change the function powered by the motor: the winch or the suspension.
To turn the light on or off, it would be very difficult with only mechanical means; the pole reverser would be ideal for that.

Anonymous said...

The rising suspension seems to be weak. It functions through 2 stud liftarms such as this*. It could easily break down with the weight of the truck, am I wrong?


Alex Campos said...

Either that, or the new piece that premiered in 2008, this one. But yes, judging by the video it appears the motor struggles to raise the suspension. Still, it's a nice novelty in a LEGO model. :-)

TechnicBRICKs said...

I believe is the one pointed by avcampos, because as far as I understood the mechanism, it must fit into aa axle in one end, and with a pin (that connects to the suspension) in the other.

I'm not so sure it the motor really struggles (if so they could have used the 'L' one). I believe it is strongly gear reduced and that's why it moves sow slowly. Nevertheless, this is nothing that should move very fast, as it would loose most of the interest to see...

Anonymous said...

Good Job! :)

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