Wednesday, February 9, 2011

8109, Flatbed Truck, shows up at Nuremberg Toy Fair

I know!... News have been a little deferred here, these days...
Too much work to cope with, I'd say.

But finally here also, the image from the new 8109, Flatbed Truck exhibited at Nuremberg Toy Fair. Have a look!


Edit:
There is effectively not much to say about this image...
  • The model is plenty of stickers, for those o like them.
  • Doubtful red/yellow color schema.
  • Steering from the HoG in the top of the cabin.
  • A battery box in the cabin, to power one M-motor, probably driving two switched functions.
  • Flatbed slide out, to load/unload vehicles. Hopefully flatbed will slide backwards as it tilts, until reaching the ground, for vehicle (un)loading.
    Would it means a construction with a LA, similar to that used in 8052!?
  • Rear fork, for Wheel Lifting - Speculation. Function, not yet clearly seen so far!
  • Flatbed manual Winch (how would it have been possible to motorize this effectively, with one motor in the chassis?).

Now we just need some smaller LEGO Technic cars, to peak and carry.
Could 8066 or 8048 be in appropriate scale!?
Better if TLG would have thought to release a companion set at the same time, to fit with this one. Maybe the yet unseen 8081, Extreme Cruiser could be that vehicle!?

Contrary to what have been said, it seems to me that scale of this Flatbed Truck is relative larger, than those from 8052, Container Truck.


Last Update: 2011.Feb.10 08:58 CET

25 comments:

Junkstyle Gio said...

2 down...
2 to go!

Paul said...

Really want to see the Extreme Cuiser, there hasn't been any information on it at all yet has there?

Conchas said...

@Paul,

Haven't seen any about the Extreme Cruiser either.

I was getting used for new images everyday, but it seems the source has dried. :)

Parda said...

I'm a little disappointed...

Anonymous said...

Would be nice if the "Extreme Cruiser" was a motor home, has a quite a few possibilities for power functions.

Surya said...

It looks pretty nice, but I'm unsure why they're now putting PF motors in almost every set over 1000 pieces (I'm not sure if this one is though)? I'll soon have a bezillion M motors...

Anonymous said...

Wonder if it has an engine under the cab? Looks kinda basic and will probably be £99.

blakbird said...

If we're lucky, the bed not only tilts but also translates back and touches the ground. That would be a good mechanism.

Size looks comparable to 8052 and 8292. Should look good on the shelf with them.

Conchas said...

@blakbird

effectively I also a agree that's the only chance for this model to raise some interest.
But from the images previously seen I believe the bed really slides back to the ground.
Wonder if it will use a mechanism similar to 8052, to implement the two movements (tilt and slide).

Wiseman_2 said...

I believe it will be slightly larger than 8052, as it fits those panels inbetween the front and rear wheels. As I recall from the box, this had a rear wheel lift, winch and bed lifting. From the looks of it, the winch is manual, which is slightly disappointing. I'll withhold final judgement until I know what it's capable of though :)

I'm also gonna guess this is a Wabra design. The Road Service stickers are very similiar to those on 8285 from 2006.

Parax said...

Looking good! Now all we need are some cars to haul onto the back!

buckeyeshep said...

These models have such a European look to them which I really like, but it makes me wonder how they will do in the US or even if they will be available here.

Conchas said...

@buckeyeshep

This is indeed and interesting observation, specially given the LEGO Technic theme does not sell in US, what TLG would like it to sell...

If you think these are too European, that would be an interesting feedback towards the design team.

Maybe the remaining two models would look more American. Specially the "Extreme Cruiser", which was not seen yet.

Jetro said...

@buckeyeshep
Your comments are duly noted and have been passed on to TLG through the Ambassador program.
I'll let you know here if I get any feedback on this.

Ulf Andersson said...

Maybe I´ve been too hasty to
make my judgement on the Flatbed Truck:
it does seem to have many
black 5x11 panels and that
ain´t bad at all.

Off Topic:
I think that many AFOLs
would like to see a new version
of the Model Team US Truck Black Cat,
a big rig with a lot of special parts
including many chromed parts.

Anonymous said...

On the preliminary picture this model looked good without stickers. (Unlike 8258 which looks boring without stickers.) It's really unnecessary LEGO applied them. That's no real problem of course, if I'm going to buy this, I will leave them off. (I didn't do this with 8258, it was simply to boring without them.)
It's too bad the picture doesn't give much an impression of the front-view, but considering the preliminary picture I'm expecting something very good.

Mortymore said...

Not considering rear view mirror, the Flatbet Truck 8109 seems 15 studs wide, the Container Truck 8052 11 studs wide, and the Crane Truck 8258 I think is 15 studs wide, so the 8109 seems to be somewhat in between the previous 2.

I'm curious about the mechanics but I don't like the colour scheme. For this one, I would like to see it in white, maybe with some other colour touch to break the monotony, but not the same old red and yellow.

Anonymous said...

wow! look at all of the black panels!

Anonymous said...

It's 15 studs wide...

Mortymore said...

Correction:
For the 8258 Crane Truck, I should have written 17 studs wide, instead of 15.

Junkstyle Gio said...

Check this:

http://i.toynewsi.com/g/index.php?dispsize=800&mode=view&album=2011_Toy_Fair%2FLEGO&pic=IMG_2130.jpg

3 down....
1 to go?

Conchas said...

Hugh slow...


Ya, still one to go!

It seems not even the Unimog nor the Flatbed, shown up at NY Toy Fair.
I was hopping to see further details on the Unimog. :(
Maybe one video, or photo from the underside... :)

AVCampos said...

I agree with the opinions about the colour scheme: this was the loss of a great opportunity to variate the range of colours in Technic! Since this kind of vehicle comes in any colour, I think it could be green, or blue, or orange, or perhaps even light bluish grey (in this case, with differently coloured internals, of course)!

I wouldn't be surprised if it had a single mechanism for sliding and tilting the bed, like the 8264-B has. Perhaps the motor's secondary function is to raise and lower the rear wheel lift.

And indeed, both the colour scheme and the font used appear to point to Uwe Wabra. ;)

Wiseman_2 said...

Still, the bucket truck looks like it will be a solid enough design from AP. I will probably buy it as I missed out on the Cherry Picker in 08 and don't have a truck with such functions, plus the cab design is quite good.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't anyone like stickers? I've never had a problem with them; in fact, I look forward to sets with lots of them! Most are reusable if you're careful, and they make models like this look better.

Apart from that, this model looks fantastic, but not as good as 8110. Well done, Lego!

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