After an image with watermarks from 8081 (Extreme Cruiser) that surfaced a few weeks ago, Toys'R'Us has finally brought us the first official images from the 2011 LEGO Technic set, best kept in secret...
These won't answer to most of the questions and hypothesis advanced in our previous post, but at least we can now confirm with certainty a minimum set of functions:
- HoG front axis steering.
- Opening rear and side doors, as well as the hood.
- 4 wheel real suspension.
- Dummy engine under the hood.
The site lists this set with a price of 49,99€ and says it is in stock. I've some doubts about this, but if it is true, it shouldn't take long until we get the first review online, and also get to know a bit more about this set's details.
If the "Limited Edition" yellow band on the box right margin really means some restricted availability, at least we already know where to buy this.
Biggest fans disappointment, seems to go for the fact that corner parts defining the windshield contour, "Axle and Pin Connector Toggle Joint Smooth" were not released in black again, but LBG ones were used instead.
AWD has been also claimed by some, but set reference number among the other sets released for the same half, uses to indicate the comparative box size within the portfolio and this, the diversity of functions introduced and price target set.
Don't think we are going to see a three diff setup, into a 50,00€ set price though.