Once more, this semester we all have seen leaks from images about some new 2010 TECHNIC sets, popping in the internet during the last few days.
Effectively this is not the best way of getting information nor any surprise at all. Much better if we get it in time, officially and through proper quality images, isn't it!?
So, and because the TECHNIC team is also concerned with this phenomenon, while they also believe LEGO should be driving the novelty effect, TBs got today a double surprise to share with you, all the TECHNIC fans worldwide.
- At first and also in first hand, some preliminary images from the new 'Tractor with Log Loader' (8049), which will be launched in the beginning of 2010.
- Second the official confirmation that pneumatics are back to the mainstream TECHNIC sets.
As you may see, these are still confidential and watermarked images, but we got the permission to publish them and so they are official.
This unprecedented fact in the TECHNIC theme, is a strong sign of the commitment the respective team is putting towards its fans and how they have been listening what the same fans have to say.
Below also some words and information, from Monica Pedersen (LEGO Technic Marketing Manager) about the new product, that you should want to read.
"As a special treat we would like to share a picture of one of the LEGO Technic novelties from 2010 with you. With the launch of the 8049 Tractor with Log Loader LEGO Technic is re-introducing pneumatics into our models. We have been listening to on-line discussions and wishes from our adult fans for some time, and as a consequence we decided to look into how we could use pneumatics in a new LEGO Technic model. After having tested different models with our core target group (boys 7-13) we found out that they really liked being able to play with pneumatics in this particular model and this is why the 8049 Tractor with Log Loader is launching in 2010.
The Designer behind the model is Lars Krogh Jensen and he has been very excited about building with pneumatics again as it gives the Designers some new possibilities of adding functionality. It will also be very interesting to see how the product will be welcomed by our adult fan group, who has been asking for pneumatics for quite some time."
Personally I'm very happy with the pneumatics return and hope the assortment of these elements may increase in the future.
Also have enjoyed a lot, the color scheme used in this model.
Now you just need to collect a dozen of spare logs, to get the complete fun play!
It is also up to you now, to dissect the model images and find all the details about it, but please do not forget to leave your findings and opinion into the comments to this post. Now you know... someone inside is listening to you.
I believe there will be more related news, but they will flow as TLG determines, hopefully!
Stay tunned and enjoy!
Thanks Monica, in the name of all the TECHNIC fans.
And last but not least, thanks Lars for having designed this set attending to the fans wishes.