Saturday, May 22, 2010

B-model for new 8043 Excavator, revealed!

There are new photos revealing the B-model from the new Excavator (8043) to release this summer.

It looks like a Bulldozer as 8275 released in 2007, but now making use of the new Linear Actuators meanwhile released. More precisely a tracked Front Loader...




Because of the two remotes included with this set, it looks to have functions capable of simultaneous control. Not needing to be exchanging remote channel to switch across functions, should be an excellent play experience.
  • 2 M-motors for driving and steering
  • 1 M-motor to raise/lower the bucket arm
  • 1 M-motor to tilt the bucket 

Can't wait to play it around.


Thanks Anio for the heads-up about these news.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since many of the 2H2010 Lego sets have already been released in OTHER THEMES (but not TECHNIC), I'm wondering when this 8043 set is going to be for sale. I'm going to order two sets to be able to keep the "A" and "B" models intact!

Anonymous said...

Motorise Front Loader...
Too much dozer...

Conchas said...

It is to be released in August.

Jarren said...

That. Is. My. Dream. Set!

santi said...

Wow, getting this for sure!

Ralph said...

Mid Aug or mid Sept. That's what I found out in different online stores here in Germany.
Will get this set for sure.
I just wish this set would include two (hard to find in other sets) XL-motors for driving.
BTW lowest price I found so far is 140 € shipped.

Anonymous said...

At the back, in this beams

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6629

there might be an axle of 11 long

Anonymous said...

I don't wanna sound like "I told you so" or anything, but this really is what I saw coming. Given the part selection, a loader seemed like the most logical thing to do. Also, I'm glad they're doing a full B-model, as opposed to the quick build they had for the Bulldozer in 2007.

I'll be getting this one as soon as I see it. I've never had a fully RC Technic set and I have also (since I was a kid) wanted a fully powered excavator. So yeah, I'm happy about this :D

Anonymous said...

The B-model means I'll be buying at least two of these :o

Conchas said...

Not necessarily an 11L axle, but very likely.

On the rear side there are also two red parts like rear lights (most likely dummy ones). They look new to me.

Anonymous said...

I think it's a trans red grile.

http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=
2412b&colorID=17&in=A

Conchas said...

Oh, right!
It should be the red grile attached to a 1x2 brick with two Technic holes.

I had to enlarge the image a bit, to see it better. :P

Anonymous said...

I don't think it is an 11 axle.

I think there is a 7-axle in the middle, then 2 yellow axle connectors and then 2 black 2-axles

Greetings
Maico Arts

Anonymous said...

http://img21.imageshack.us/img21/4508/8043b2.jpg

No, on this pic you can see that ain't axle connectors....

Mortymore said...

This is actually for the main model but I think you'll like to watch something shown by setechnic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y-SQV3nrvc

http://www.setechnic.com/review-lego-technic-8043.html

Nico71 said...

Thanks to Peek and Poke, Our partner, setechnic have the excavator 8043 in advance. The model is amazing !

Diffuse said...

http://www.peeketpoke.eu/Images/articles/LEGO/IMG_80436.jpg

Anonymous said...

Wow this b model really blows. It is not realistic at all.

Anonymous said...

Now available at Toys-r-us!

Here are the instructions for the B model.

http://technic.lego.com/en-us/BuildingInstructions/default.aspx#8043%20group

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