In the follow-up of the previous post about the new 1H13 Technic sets and taking the second photo also available for each set, lets make a few considerations.
In some cases this another photo from the main model, in other it is a photo from the respective B-model.
42002 - Main Model: Hovercraft / B-model: Monoplane
Here we have the B-model, a monoplane with a V2 engine. The perfect match for the single propeller used with the hovercraft main model.
When first saw it, I was in doubt about the presence of the new 2x5 micro panels also in this model. But comparing both images I think it is a perspective illusion and that panels #3 and #4 are used at the front wings instead.
42010 - Off-Road Racer, 42011 - Race Car / Combimodel: Dragster Racer
From these it becomes more evident we also get a pair of new 2x5 micro panels in blue, from the 42010 Off-Road Racer.
The images above show a Dragster Racer, the 42010 + 42011 Combimodel, and also another image from the 42011 main model.
Guess each individual model won't have a B-model of its own. Also the "2-in-1" logo is absent from the respective boxes.
42004 - Main Model: Mini Backhoe Loader
In this case we didn't get any image from the respective B-model, but another one from the main model. The backhoe itself.
Not much to add except except there is already one exemplar running out there...
Each function or articulation is controlled from its own knob:
- Articulated steering (via HoG in the top of the cabin)
- Two articulations for the front loader
- Main arm via exhausting pipe and
- Shovel via side knob
- Four articulations for the back tool
- Sideways movement, rotating the whole back tool in each direction
- Boom via rear knob
- Stick via side knob at the end of the boom
- The bucket uses LEGO hinges connector, thus it moves (rotates) manually
42007 - Main Model: Moto Cross Bike / B-model: Chopper Motorcycle
Is it a cross chopper, a dirt bike or has it bit of everything in it
From the chopper image it turns evident this one also uses the new 2x5 micro panels as handlebar guards. In orange...
Here it seems we got a one cylinder engine, and also have a better perspective on the new cross tires.
42006 - Main model: Excavator / B-model: ... sort of fork something...
Take your own conclusions about this one...
Where did the two large LAs went
Another great use for the 92907 part in the treads train though.
42000 - Main Model: Grand Prix Racer / B-model: Racing Semi Truck
It is not the first Race Truck neither the second one we get in the LEGO Technic assortment.
But I like it, despite its bonnet/windshield controversial proportions. The front bumper looks great!
Disclaimer: All the considerations above are based on the images and descriptions currently available only. They may not reflect precisely the function set of the final products, when we get to see them on the market.