When new images start to appear, it is really fast until we get all them.
User chiabep at BS, posted photos from a dealer catalog with the TECHNIC sets for 2H2009 (thanks Ryan for the hint).
WE have heard rumors for several of them before, however the 8063 tractor, caught me with surprise.
|8063: Tractor with trailer|
The real surprise for 2H2009 is at the same time, not a big surprise. It looks the tractor model from 8284 box, released in 2006, with a trailer added.
As it seems the tractor just suffered small adaptations, like use of the new TECHNIC panels, a change in the color scheme and a bigger change, the trailer addition.
Strange set number, as it is out of sequence for this year's sets. Whether it is fake or not, we should see soon, but from the image it doesn't seem so.
The use of the new panels in the tractor itself, confirms these to be a replacement redesign of the old ones and not just an alternative new design, which wouldn't make much sense for such similar form.
The trailer also got a huge bunch of new panels in green color (14 of them!?). The same as introduced in the 8264 (Hauler).
One Linear Actuator, but no PF motors seem to be included off the box.
A new set, with small design effort for TLG, as it seems.
8263: Pisten Bully or Snow Groomer
Here the Snow Groomer which has been anticipated since last August.
A medium sized set whit a relative small set of functions, comparable in terms of size, with the 8294 Excavator in 2008.
It also got several panels. The 62531 release in 2008 Bionicle sets and some of the newly designs.
However not sure about the color used for the treads and panels at this set. They could be either Black or Dark Bluish Gray.
No PF elements included.
8258: Crane Truck
As anticipated, this Crane Truck seems to be the TECHNIC flagship for 2009.
Don't now if it has 1.800 parts as mentioned before, but at least it seems to feature plenty of functions, like working stabilizers, several funtions on the crane arm and steering.
The crane arm seems to use two Linear Actuators for elevation at different sections, but it also rotates and extends. However not clear if the winch string works in a reel or not.
It seems to be a rich model to get a full set of new panels too, in their several variants.
From the images we also see the box should include some PF elements: The battery box, an M-motor and one Switch.
8265: Wheel Loader
The series completes with a new Wheel Loader, as already shown in the previous post.
This model is awesome, despite not including any PF motors off the box.
It features an interesting combination of stud and studless bricks, a very detailed looking and some new panels like the 61069 engine/side intake panel, here used on the sides behind the ladder.
Despite we see it with different colors (yellow and gray) in the two images from the right and I can't see the ladder in the bottom image.
With this extra image on the bottom, it seems we may have here, three Linear Actuators, instead of two. One to tilt the bucket and other two to raise the arm. This would however require some kind of parallel synchronous setup, as discussed here.
Also we can clearly see, a working piston motor (6 cylinder!?) on the back side.
The red shadow, suggests we may get a driving ring to select one movement at each time, which would make it more difficult to MOD, if we intend to motorize this model with independent and simultaneous control of both bucket/arm movements.
As a building machine and a relative large set, this is the best candidate for my favorite TECHNIC set, in the 2nd half.
Anyway, four seem to be the TECHNIC sets for the season, which is quite large considering the size they have and use to have on every year's 2nd half.