Saturday, June 23, 2012

2H2012 LEGO Technic Sets - This is more than a leak

The new 2H2012 LEGO Technic sets are reported to be selling at an official LEGO Shop in Germany and now they are also available as 'Buy It Now' from eBay [9398, 9396, 9393].

Someone was sloppy with the company the rules, once more...

And because these won't remain in the shelves for long, someone has already shown a new kind of Dark Tan 4L Axle (part 4666999) coming with the 9398, 4x4 Crawler. It avoids having to use a technic bush or similar to keep gears, wheels or whatsoever 1L apart. However with some advantage because this is maintained fixed by the part own physical constraints.

Good luck for the hunt!


efferman said...

maybe the reason for this part is simply reduce the friction in the hole, in which the axle rotates.

Markus said...

imho a bigger contact surface should mean a higher friction. but i'm no lego pro here :)

i'm just wondering about the legality of this "presale" in ebay germany.

efferman said...

as far as i know it was selled by a official lego store

efferman said...

not on ebay, but the picture source has it from a official store

TechnicBRICKs said...

It looks like just another big fail from LEGO.
This time managing the warehouse and their own retail channel.

Allanp said...

I don't see how this set being available in one or more official lego stores already is a fail. If anything they may want to release a few to the general public to iron out any flaws before it's wider release.

TechnicBRICKs said...

If it is their intention.

However guess that LEGO uses other methods. Despite they have also failed in the last couple of years.

Alex Campos said...

Right now I don't find much use for this new element... but, then again, the same has happened to other elements, and I later saw how useful they were.

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