Tuesday, June 22, 2010

8051, Motorbike - Inventory

Yesterday it came to my attention the parts inventory page, from the next LEGO Technic motorbike (8051) instructions booklet, which was meanwhile made available by a Lowlug member.

You may inspect it from the picture bellow.



Except the new wheels, there are no other new parts, included with this set. Although I'm not sure about the tires.
The wheels are different from their predecessors used at 8420 (Street Bike), in their form and color. The new ones are Dark Bluish Gray and seem to be symmetrical to their right/left sides, which is quite nice specially for bikes usage and was not the case in 8420.
There is also a kind of axle/pin connector in the perimeter at two sides. Don't know where it will be used in the future, but it seems we will be able to connect these wheels side-by-side to whatever it may become useful...
The new wheel surface design that makes contact with the tire, as the tire drawing on the parts inventory also suggests that the tire design may had been slightly changed. In my perspective that would be very welcome, as you will perfectly understand if you ever tried to remove 8420 tires, from their respective wheels...

Below detailed pictures from the new wheel, as well as the 3-inline motor with its longer rods design.



Another difference that became now clear, is that 8051 uses identical tires for front and rear wheels in opposition to 8420, where it was used a narrow tire at front and a wider one in the back wheel. That was very nice detail, that was missed in the new bike now.


Thanks Ryan for the heads-up.

6 comments:

Junkstyle Gio said...

And now there are also more pictures online of the 8052...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/americoverde/sets/72157624287057600/

Jarren said...

Identical wheels! Score! (I'm a robot builder and these will work well with sumo!)

Jernej said...

You think these rims might be used in the next year's model? Like it was the case with 8880's wheels used on a tricycle a year before 8880's relase?

Junkstyle Gio said...

@Jernej: The rims most certainly will be used in another model. But i think it will be in a StarWars set......

solic said...

These wheels will appear as well in 7158 set: http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=7158-1

Anonymous said...

wheels also used in the clone turbo tanks 8098

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