Sunday, January 22, 2012

9397 hits the shelves at Argos, UK

Like it was the case last year with 8070 Supercar by the same time, it seems that Argos UK was again the first to release the 1H late Technic release 9397 Logging Truck. Although still a March release for the general market, I think.

Some lucky guys had already the chance to buy their model and shown that there is also a new part, included in this set.
The surprise (if we can really call it a surprise) that was reserved for us it was a new LEGO Technic part as you can see from the building instructions partlist published on flickr Oafley Jones' photostream.

This is very similar with the existing 32557 Technic, Pin Connector Perpendicular Long but got 1L extra length with an axle-hole.
I'm pretty sure MOCers out there will find good use for it!

Some photos of the model made by their first owners start to pop-up. Here some examples...

Building Instructions booklet numbers are: 6004029, 6004032 and 6010324 (just for the case when these become available online, at LEGO web cache).

And while we don't get the first video from the real thing, lets take a look on an replica of the B-model, made by dokludi.

Soon we should know more about this!


Dave said...

That new part will be useful for making 3-dimensional frames (in the X- , Y- , and Z-axis directions). Since the set only comes with one "log", plan on ordering additional 56145 wheels (Lego Element ID 4618633) via "Lego Direct". There are nine wheels per log.

KEvron said...

i've been reading a lot of negative reaction to that new element. as someone who works in mixed medium - brick and beam - i see all kinds of potential in a part like that. a key part of my personal idiom is affixing studded elements to liftarms, and taking advantage of axle holes when dealing with micro adjustments.

there's something about the airhorns. some kind of pin tip is visible at the mouth of the horn. i can't quite make it out.


Fernando Correia said...


I also agree that this new part will prove usefull.

As for the airhorns, I think there is nothing new. It is a long pin with stop bush inserted through a Technic Pin Connector Round.

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