Sunday, August 28, 2011

Rumors about 2012 LEGO Technic sets

It's about time!...

Via Smashing Bricks, we got to know about some unconfirmed LEGO Technic sets for the 1H2012.

LEGO Technic 2012
9390 Mini Tow Truck
9391 Tracked Crane
9392 Quad Bike
9394 Jet Plane
9395 Pick-Up Tow Truck


I'm putting my faith in the these rumors! At least the Plane reference matches with some credible whispers, I was told before.
Yes, finally a new plane as some have been waiting for long.


Out of curiosity there is one middle reference missing (9393), which was also not released before. Can it be another LEGO Technic exclusive for 2012!?

19 comments:

Wiseman_2 said...

Another Quad Bike. Yey. Seems like we always get one set that has suspension, steering and an engine. Still, the rest of the line up might not be too bad, though I don't have particularly high hopes for the tracked crane... it will probably be just as simple as this year's small mobile crane, with tracks instead of wheels.

Conchas said...

Maybe the Pick-Up Tow Truck, has some mLA. :/

AVCampos said...

I sure hope they come in more varied colours than the usual for Technic! Green, blue, white, orange... I also hope for more applications of mLA's: they feel a bit sad and alone only in the 8069 Backhoe. ;)

As for the sets themselves, let's start the hunch season...

9390 Mini Tow Truck: similar to the B-model of the 8065 Mini Container Truck, with a worm-and-8T mechanism to raise and lower the towing fork.

9391 Tracked Crane: smaller version of the 8288 Crawler Crane, with a single luffing function in addition to the winch and manual rotation of the superstructure.

9392 Quad Bike: Similar in functions to the 8282 Quad Bike.

9394 Jet Plane: Retractable landing gear, mechanism for ailerons (like on the 8836 Sky Ranger) and perhaps also for elevator (like the 8855 Prop Plane). Instead of one of these functions, maybe we get variable wing geometry, like on the 4953 Fast Flyers.

9395 Pick-Up Tow Truck: Similar in functions to the 8435 4WD but less advanced suspension or without a cylinder engine, hopefully with, like Conchas wrote, mLA's, perhaps for raising/lowering the boom and/or towing fork.

Ondra said...

Why exclusive :-) ?Maybe is missing, maybe is number list incomplete or falsified, because newer technic sets are starting with number 8.And these numbers are free in both thousand lines.If you read, exclusive sets list is banned on forums and pages.Falsified numbers are clever and necessary, if they dont want to be erase.


I like to read about sets as these.I very happy to see jet plane but i dont think, this set will be big with lot functions.But pick-up tow truck seems to be such a kind supercar as 8070 in utility trucks.Same size, same number of piecess and with PF funtions(But I dont think they are necessary in almost all new sets.Lego IMO think that children cant play manually without PF).

Conchas said...

Maybe they have used torque tube parts from 8110 Unimog, into the new Quad Bike. It seems a good opportunity to reuse these parts.

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crowkillers said...

Like stated above...

Why the bump into the low/mid 9000 set numbers..? Seems a bit odd...

Let us all pray that these sets are not RED in color... ;)

Ondra said...

AvCampos-Why you think, that pickup tow truck will be less advanced that 8435?I think it will be more complex than 8435, because is main model for first half and price tag IMO will be around 80 euro or higher.

And maybe is PUTT(:-D Pick Up tow truck) something similar to 8258 B model

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Ondra said...

I post wrong URL :-) 8258 B model

Allanp said...

I'm glad there is a new plane finally, but a jet plane? Will the engine have a motorised turbine(s) do you think? I would like to have seen a propped plane with a radial engine, but maybe that would be better being a larger 2h set.

Conchas said...

@Allanp
It seems we have a tendency do see some 1H turning into larger models the year after. So maybe we will get a larger plane sometime after. :)

21st century Cars said...

I wish that the 2012 sets are not in Yellow color( especially not the flagship)

AVCampos said...

@Ondra: I speculated about the Tow Truck's functionalities based on the size of the two previous 1H big sets: the 8049 Tractor with Log Loader and the 8069 Backhoe (8070 Super Car not included because it doesn't fit with previous years' size ranges). But, if it is more in line with the Super Car than the Backhoe, then its specs could be rightfully bumped up.

Ondra said...

@ Conchas-If this is true, there must be in 2H2012 helicopter simulator :-).Something as control center, but PF with RC.I see tendency that everything goes bigger, especially 1H set and also 2H.

@AV Campos-As I stated above, there is higher possibility to see models about thousand pieces and 100€ in 1H regularly, because 2H main model is in three years in row about 150€-190€ price tag.How many nonAfol customers can purchase so expensive models every year?100€ is more acceptable and sets are also great and big.
IMO Supercar is first exemplar in that row.What I heard a read, 8070 supercar is very popular among AFOLs.Lega will be foolish, If miss chance to continue supercar based model line.

Fred said...

Top of my wish list is a heavy grader. I don't think Lego has ever approached the machine -at least not on a serious level

Ondra said...

Prices found on german website http://www.spielwaren-lippe.de/Nach-Marke-Hersteller/LEGO-GmbH/

Quad-18 €
Jet plane- 37 €
And one mystery, there isnt pick up but holtztransporter.This mean this http://www.google.com/search?hl=cs&q=holztransporter&rlz=1B3GGGL_cs___CZ367&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1152&bih=695 .

Price is high for first half set, and confirm my theory, taht I wrote above.Price is 112€

Ondra said...

I made mistake timber truck is new set.Pickup price is 56€ .

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