Friday, December 28, 2012

42000 Grand Prix Racer available from Argos

As it became usual in the past years, some March LEGO Technic release has became available from Argos, retailer in UK.
This year it was no exception and the 42000 Grand Prix Racer is now available for online ordering in UK. Some fans have already received it and started to publish photos at Eurobricks from the model, new parts, etc.


As previously anticipated we finally got confirmation on the existence of new 5L thin beams with +OOO+ configuration. There are a total of six used in the front suspension of this model.



We finally come to see also the new wheel hub housings in full detail. Two different ones, for the front and rear wheels as expected.



Still no photos from the real wheel hub housing parts used in the rear axle.


And finally we get to see the motor crankshafts changing from LBG into Tan (which I had noticed somewhere else too). The reasoning behind the change, no one knows! Maybe to make the parts easier to distinguish and find, as it is the usual excuse.



Bellow some other photos of the complete model and the motorization proposed with set 8293.



As it seems the motorization allows to raise the fake engine cover or to adjust the rear wing tilt, according to the selection on the side gearbox.

Don't know about you, but that Battery Box behind the rear wing on the motorized version, does not fit!...



Photos obtained via Eurobricks.

13 comments:

Yoda said...

42006 is already avaiable in LEGO S@H so this one shouldnt take long right?

Fernando Correia said...

@Yoda

I guess it will take still sometime. Maybe a month or two, at least.

Although I'm not sure!

crowkillers said...

I got mine being shipped over from the U.K. :)

Fernando Correia said...

Hmm... Good to know they also ship abroad. :)

Thanks!

crowkillers said...

LOL.. They don't...

A friend from over there is sending me one...

I only want it for the new hubs...;)

Fernando Correia said...

Ok, I keep the other parts! :D

crowkillers said...

LOL.. They'll probably end up in the wife's Bricklink store...

tuur said...

you're right about the battery box but where else shut they put it??

Fernando Correia said...

@tuur

Duno!... :)
Just prefer the non motorized version, off the box. ;D

Ondra said...

Location of battery box is worst thing I have in technic see.

tuur said...

well it look's worse then we are used to but if you look at the very old lego 9v electric system it is practicely the same. just attaching a motor and battery box at the rear.
but still the non motorised version looks much much better

crowkillers said...

LOL... The Battery box in the 8070 was kind of an eyesore as well...

I really wish that Lego would make a battery box smaller.. Like slightly larger than a 9 volt battery...

Allanp said...

I have it, new hubs are fantastic, you'll love em crowkillers.

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