Photos and videos with many of the new 2011 LEGO sets, taken at New York Toy Fair 2011, have been around via the fbtb Flickr photostream.
And this was the opportunity to see the 8071, Bucket Truck (or Lift Truck, as written in the box) more in detail.
Unfortunately no new images nor a video from the 8110, Unimog U400 (was hoping for an opportunity to see a shot from the bottom side). Also the 8081, Extreme Cruiser remains the Technic secret of the season.
As seen from the box mock-up, this is a 593 part set with predominance of with white Technic beams and panels (not so common color, among LEGO Technic sets).
In terms of functions, we can see five knobs from these photos, what suggests me the following functions:
- Steering control, from the 20t double bevel at the back.
- Two black 12t gears near the turntable, for lift arm rotation and raising movement.
- Another two black 12 double bevel gears (one at each side), to adjust the respective outriggers.
As usually, the more we have opportunity to see new images from a set, it tends to become more and more interesting.
Finally, this set price tags for the North American markets, are $49,99 USD or $64,99 CAD and it will become available in August as expected.
Now probably the least expected, but somehow anticipated in a previous Poll.
LEGO Technic Fans (or FOLTs, as Alexandre would call them) want more parts in new colors. And it happens that the Trans-Clear beams are also among the most wanted. These are probably quite interesting to build discrete supports for some models, or to allow visibility on something left behind.
They have shown up, not into a LEGO Technic set, but a LEGO Star Wars one (7962, Anakin's and Sebulba's Podracers). I'd say, almost irrelevant where they came from, provided that we finally got these also in the parts assortment.
See the new Trans-Clear 1x15 Thick Technic Beam (32278), and 1 x 11,5 Double Bent Thick Liftarm (32009), in several photos from this new SW set.
Where will you make use of them?