Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The first images from 1H2009 TECHNIC sets

Today the first images for the 2009 TECHNIC sets were published at lokosuperfluoLEGOman's BS folder.
These were taken from the retail catalog (January-May 2009), leaked in Spain.





So it seems that from the TECHNIC sets, on the rumored list published yesterday, we have:
  • 8260 - Mini Tractor / Tractor
  • 8261 - Monster Truck / Rally Truck
  • 8262 - Quad-Bike
  • 2H2009!? - Crane Truck
  • 2H2009!? - Mini Dozer / Bulldozer
  • 2H2009!? - Pisten Bully
  • 2H2009!? - Hauler
  • 2H2009!? - Wheel Loader

As news of today, we got:
  • 8256 - Super Kart
  • 8264 - Transport Truck or Dumper Truck
    This one got a PF Linear actuator and M-Motor, as well as new TECHNIC yellow panels in the style of the 2008 Bionicle ones.

These makes me think that 8258 and 8259 could become the new PF elements that will be sold individually, 8263 could be a new PF Kit for the 2nd half and the remaining 2nd half sets from 8265 onwards (most likely not more than three larger sets). Pure and not fundamented speculation...


And many other sets non TECHNIC, still waiting for the folder to be moderated (Ferrari [1], Indiana Jones [2, 3, 4], Star Wars [5, 6, 7, 8, 9]), but accessible through the respective deeplinks.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet!
Nothing to increase my blood pressure..
But might be the best to recruit new little technicians :-))

Daniel from Germany

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap. Star Wars 2009 is going to be a good year.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Jeep has a 9 stud axle in the red beam bent 4x4 at the sides of the cabin. It could also be two 3 stud axles but that wouln't make sense, because two 3 stud axles with studs (the dark grey ones) would be better for those beams.

legoadam said...

I think they all have awful designs. I don't feel tempted at all! Good thing is I may spend my money on the new Pirate line instead of Technic :)

legoadam said...

By the way, I see another new panel in the Quad Bike (bored of them already) like a mudguard. Do we have these panels this year?

Conchas said...

Yes, this is for instance the panels used at set 7726 from Coast Guard, this year.
Also present in a few other sets with different colors.

Conchas said...

However I realize now, that the Quad-Bike side panels at front, I don't know them from any other set.

In the previous comment, I was referring the rear side ones.

Anonymous said...

I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches tonight for dinner with cookies.

legoadam said...

No, I meant the rear ones which came with the coast guard set. But I hadn't noticed side ones before you. They are new to me too.

Conchas said...

Meanwhile also found the two front side panels.
They were released this year (2008) at some Racers sets.

See the left version details at BrickLink.

Jams said...

Honestly, if that dump truck thing is the crown jewel of 1h2009, then I am severely disappointed.

The Technic team needs to step up their game and release more impressive kits like 8285 and 8421....

And they also don't even really make any use of their new PF elements, whatever happened to the days with built in air compressors and a half dozen pneumatics .... 8868 style.

Seriously, Lego, lets get the lube out and pump out some serious technic kits in the $200 price range already.....

Robotica said...

intresting to see the new FP-remote with a steering wheel on the side...

Martyn

Conchas said...

Yes I found it interesting too.
Started even to think it could be the new announced remote for PF trains with speed control.
After having started to write the, I've realized it couldn't be or it doesn't make sense in that RC car.
The steering must be used to give a sense of moving a real car direction, despite in the wrong plane.

Anyway and compared with other solutions found by many AFOLs to the same thing (although in the right plane), I think is a very clever, simple and effective design.

Jams said...

And whats with the treaded tires on those Ferrari cars??

Anonymous said...

Considering that these are the sets for the first half they look ok to me. They look simple and fun to build with some functionality and they look cool for the kiddies, everything a small, first half set needs to be (do we need ANOTHER TRACTOR tho!!!!!!!). However I have a totally different set of rules as to what the second half sets should be. I'm hoping this years sets we're poor because they spent more time devloping next years sets. Lego needs a new kick ass set. the bulldozer and XXL crane were good, but the 8480, 8868 and 8880 are legends. And now, with a wider range of different pieces, even i've got loads and loads of ideas for sets that are far better than even the 8480, 8880 or 8868, there I said it ha ha! Now i'm off to build an excavator wishing I had longer pneumatics ha ha!

Anonymous said...

There are pics of a new supercar/racer on brickshelf right now.

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=337852

Says 2009 prototype. Also has new technic parts.

Pretty sweet. This is what we have been waiting for. Freedom to buy separate parts to build your own custom racer.

Anonymous said...

Sorry but looks fake.

Conchas said...

It doesn't look an official TECHNIC LEGO set at all.
I don't see any new parts there and the wheels are just a custom chromed version of existing ones.

It should be a MOC based on the chassis from an existing car and it doesn't mean that the author couldn't call it a prototype (his MOC prototype).

On the other way, when have we seen photos of such an antecipated TECHNIC protoype from LEGO, in real bricks???

jams said...

That super car is great and everything, but its most likely a MOC....

since when does Lego showcase prototypes?

I could definitely be down for a big super car like this...... but I just REALLY want to see the technic team pump out a big model that uses more than just one PF element ...

I would use the thing I'm building now as an example but I don't want my ideas to be stolen lol

AVCampos said...

Yeah, there's something about it, I'm not sure exactly what, that sounds like MOC and not set...

As for the sets themselves:

It seems to me that, if the 8264's motor is only used to raise/lower the bed, it's very underused... at least on the 8292 it does more stuff. Unless the B-model expands its functionalities.

As for the 8260, my hunch is that its functionality it's an agricultural equivalent of the "amphibious 8418. ;)

Functionally, the 8256 appears to be a 2009 version of the 854/8815/8815: steering and single-cylinder engine. I don't know if this time it has a differential, but, for a set of this size, I doubt it.

The 8261 looks really weird! To have steering and pendular suspension (scroll to the "Steering" section to read about it) in the same axle and in a set this size. The front and bonnet design are spectacular!

The 8262 appears to be a cross between the 8272's front suspension and the 8282's rear suspension and engine... the three model numbers are even almost the same! As the whole is more than the sum of its parts, the 8262's engine appears to have been upgraded to two cylinders. I quite liked the choice of white for this vehicle.

André Araújo said...

I am very pleased with the sets of 1st half of 2009, especially with the appearance of the 8264 as well as 8262´s =)

But as AVCampos said, it´s a pity that the PF motor in 8264 is only used to one function...

Conchas said...

Well the mono-function use for the motor is most likely the case, but of course we can't be sure at the moment.

Despite I don't see for what else could it be used, otherwise than making the truck to run forward.

Anonymous said...

are the panels on the dump truck's dumpster new?

Conchas said...

Yes, they look like to be! :D

Parax said...

The quad front fairings are not new, the front wheel arches may be, the rear arches are on some of the existing racers as tail pieces.

The Dump truck Side panels are in the 2008 Bionicle Battle Vehicles.

I havent seen those mini Tractor Tyres before though..

I'm more excited by the town construction bulldozer and tracked crane, both with new parts!

Anonymous said...

did anyone take a copy of the images before they were deleted?

jams said...

Meh, who cares about the other non-technic pictures being deleted

jams said...

@ Comment #3

Dude that is not a 9 stud axle, its 8 studs

But I'd definitely like to see some 9 and 11 stud axles in the future...

and a true 6 pin lift arm, heck.... i'd love the whole kid and caboodle, 6, 8, 10, 12 studdless lift arms would open a whole new world of possibilities....

The same problem that plagued stud construction still exists for studless... but now its just odd stud lengths as opposed to even numbers

Anonymous said...

Jams he means the bent beam under the seat, it is 9 wide at that point... However I suspect its either a 3+5 or just two 3's I doubt theres a new 9 axle!

Conchas said...

Yes, I also count 9 studs spacing, despite we don't know what happens from one side till the other.

If it was eight the axle should be also black, as at front in top of the cabin, which is also not the case.
so it could indeed a new 9L axle or a combination of shorter ones, as on the previous comment.


@Parax,

The panels we see on the Dump truck, doesn't seem to be the new ons from the Bionicle sets at all.
They are larger (about twice the width) with pin-holes at both sides and made of an unique piece.

jams said...

Oh I see it now, they grey axle next to the blue pin ....

Yea we shouldn't be assuming that it goes all the way through to the other side. I guess we'll have to find out for ourselves!

The more I look at the dump truck the more i like the design....

Parax said...

yes your right I didn't look at them properly...

dunx125 said...

I think these sets are way more interesting then the 1h2008 sets. I particularly like 8261, with its pendular suspension, and the 8264 Dump truck looks great.

Also, did anyone else notice the "Mindstorms NXT 2.0" in Mr. Hungs rumoured set list? So far that list has been pretty accurate, so its possible we'll be having a NXT upgrade!:D

@Comment #11 (by Jams)
Give Technic a chance - they never release big sets in the first half of the year. Hopefully we'll have another huge 8421/8285 type set this year (The Wheel Loader perhaps?), as Lego usually release a huge Technic set every two years (i.e 8275 was followed by the much smaller 8297)

jams said...

Oohhh A studless wheel loader in the same scale as the 8275 or even bigger would be awesome!!

hopefully on board pneumatics is in the cards ... Lego hasn't done this for years.

jams said...

and by on board i mean compressor

Anonymous said...

If that Super-Car is a MOC, then I am pretty impressed. It has the new 3L universal joints and control arms. And from the narrowness(Sp?) of the rear end, I would say that it also has the smaller NEW rear differential.

Also pretty slick that the body can be removed in one separate unit.

Nice...

jams said...

Good eye, anonymous

Must have been a QUICK build to be able to use those new parts.....
but you never know what a bag of weed and a weekend will produce...

and if you have all the pieces already, that saves you the time waiting for bricklink orders to show up.

Winston said...

That MOC has Crowkillers name all over it. And if he didn't do it, then someone stole ALOT of his ideas. It is a pretty nice car. I really like the yellow one.

If that were a set, I'd say it has way over 2000 pieces and would probably range around 200.00 to 300.00. I'd buy that without thinking twice. Love the chromes rims too.

Conchas said...

Winston,

exactly the first name that into my mind, when I saw the pictures. ;)
Made 'Up', 'Up' and was in a folder of someone else.
But it is a very good guess about the model's author. He is definitely the one who wave the experience to build that way!
I also fully agree with your guesses about amount of parts and set value. Would buy it too! :)

BTW, Crowkillers work, is something to focus here at TBs someday.

Jams said...

the fairing panels on those doors make it look like the door is upside down

lego needs to release a PF super car....

one day ... on day ...

Anonymous said...

I am 99.9% sure that is a crowkillers MOC. He already chromed those same wheels before. The chroming is actually aluminum plating.

There are some pictures floating around with his yellow Camaro with black stripes with chrome plated wheels. He must not have updated his BS folder yet.

That guy builds some killer cars. This new concept is pretty neat. How cool would it be to buy a empty chassis and then have your choice of say 4 or 5 different seats to use or 3 or 4 different engines to choose from and then different body designs.

I think this guy may be on to something.

Anonymous said...

Crowkillers got bashed at nicjasno.com for the Camaro he did.

Those guys were just jealous of his work. No wonder that site gets like one new post a week.

I wish that he made instructions. I hate seeing cool models that I can't build.

Crowkillers is the supercar God. It's just amazing what he can do with just technic pieces.

jams said...

Dude you don't need instructions,

just start building!

AVCampos said...

"Also, did anyone else notice the "Mindstorms NXT 2.0" in Mr. Hungs rumoured set list? So far that list has been pretty accurate, so its possible we'll be having a NXT upgrade!:D" (dunx125)

Yeah, I noticed it too, and looks yummy! But, given the time it took to evolve from the RCX to the NXT, I'd guess this "NXT 2.0", if true, would just be a small evolution, just like from RIS 1.x to RIS 2.0. At least a bundled rechargeable battery and transformer would be nice! Also, an independent rotation sensor, without the size, weight and friction associated with a motor, would be helpful.

Anonymous said...

e-mailed crowkillers today, those ARE his cars like we thought. He said he wants the pics removed because the car is still is not completely finished.

He also has pics up of his yellow Camaro with his new chrome rims. Looks pretty nice.

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