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#1 Tacker

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:11 PM

Just looking on the Lego power functions page and the new motors still aren’t listed. Anyone know when we can buy them.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

I think you will have to wait until march if you want to buy them at Lego´s shop...
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:20 PM

@ Tacker:  According to the "Element Specs" webpage on the official Powerfunctions.Lego.com website, "The Large Motor will not be available through LEGO.com until March 2013."  Same thing for the new Lego PF Servo Motor.

You could buy them from Bricklink.com:  

bb571c01 "Electric, Motor 9V Power Functions L with Dark Bluish Gray Bottom"
bb572c01 "Electric, Motor 9V Power Functions Servo with Dark Bluish Gray Bottom"

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#4 Tacker

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:26 PM

!!MARCH!! why so long..

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:30 PM

I'm guessing that one (or more) 1H2013 Lego Technic sets (released in March 2013) will be using the Power Functions L-motors, and that The Lego Group doesn't want to be caught short by selling them individually before then.  The "early" release of the 2H2012 9398 4x4 Crawler set must have scared them.  Perhaps they are seeing how popular the new motors are before they increase their inventory....   :look:

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:37 PM

hmmm wonder what 1H2013 Lego Technic sets will be

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:36 PM

Speaking of power functions, has anyone else had a problem with the Power Functions page in the shop displaying prices in euros even if the region is set to the U.S.?
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:48 PM

View PostTacker, on 21 August 2012 - 01:37 PM, said:

hmmm wonder what 1H2013 Lego Technic sets will be

- New crawler with arm for handling wreckage.
- New F1 car, but it seems a F3000 for its own size.
- New Motocross with new cross tires.
- New loader

but keep it quiet!  :wink:
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Posted 21 August 2012 - 05:34 PM

say it a litle louder, I dont think they heard you CHINA !!!



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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:38 PM

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 11:14 PM

Didn't someone ask for the prices via lego direct and find out they were asking 30$ or so each?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:16 AM

View PostS.I, on 21 August 2012 - 11:14 PM, said:

Didn't someone ask for the prices via lego direct and find out they were asking 30$ or so each?

Yes, on this Eurobricks post, Crtlego wrote,

"And now that we have some ID numbers; I was able to call Lego from the U.S....

L-Motor (6000564) - $27 - Not Available
Servo-Motor (6000566) - $36.89 - Not Available"


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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:19 AM

View Postallanp, on 21 August 2012 - 04:48 PM, said:

- New crawler with arm for handling wreckage.
- New F1 car, but it seems a F3000 for its own size.
- New Motocross with new cross tires.
- New loader

but keep it quiet!  :wink:

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 01:24 AM

View PostS.I, on 21 August 2012 - 11:14 PM, said:

Didn't someone ask for the prices via lego direct and find out they were asking 30$ or so each?


I also spoke to lego direct about the new motors.  I was told to wait until they were available on the S@H website, even if they become available through customer service.  Reason: The motors will be considerably less expensive once they hit the website.  Example: The M-motor is $7.49 on the website, but almost $20 if you call and give them the part#.  A rep told me this.  I don't know the reason for the $ difference, but I guess I'm waiting until March. :angry:   :cry_sad:

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

View PostDLuders, on 22 August 2012 - 12:16 AM, said:

Yes, on this Eurobricks post, Crtlego wrote,

"And now that we have some ID numbers; I was able to call Lego from the U.S....

L-Motor (6000564) - $27 - Not Available
Servo-Motor (6000566) - $36.89 - Not Available"


Thanks DLuders! I didn't see this thread until now..

View Postcamaro365, on 22 August 2012 - 01:24 AM, said:

I also spoke to lego direct about the new motors.  I was told to wait until they were available on the S@H website, even if they become available through customer service.  Reason: The motors will be considerably less expensive once they hit the website.  Example: The M-motor is $7.49 on the website, but almost $20 if you call and give them the part#.  A rep told me this.  I don't know the reason for the $ difference, but I guess I'm waiting until March. :angry:   :cry_sad:

Let's hope that the price goes down considerably and soon.. Even the prices on Bricklink are high -I don't expect them to be low but still..

That's interesting about the M-motor price difference. I can't think of any reasons for that.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:29 PM

Wish they would add a 50 or 100 pack of the new axles as well then.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:37 AM

And what about receiver V2 ? Can we buy it now from lego direct and what is the price, for exmaple, in  Germany?

Please, someone call!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:04 PM

View Postrm8, on 23 August 2012 - 11:37 AM, said:

And what about receiver V2 ? Can we buy it now from lego direct and what is the price, for exmaple, in  Germany?

Please, someone call!

I would guess that if you order a reciever, you'll recieve V2.  They are shipping them with 8043.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:00 PM

View Postallanp, on 21 August 2012 - 04:48 PM, said:

- New crawler with arm for handling wreckage.
- New F1 car, but it seems a F3000 for its own size.
- New Motocross with new cross tires.
- New loader

but keep it quiet!  :wink:
Where is that 1h2013 topic?I cant find it.I was delete, why this was done...

P.s.:What is crawler with arm for handling wreckage i cant find any photos of this.Can it be something as technic set rebel wrecker or belt based vehicle?

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:35 PM

There are now shops in the Netherlands they sell it compleet 9398 at 125€ to 140€, mabey thats it's cheaper to order it as a set, than only buy the 2 L motors and servo plus 2v reciver

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 07:45 AM

Buying complete set is of course cheaper, but if you need several pieces or you have enough other then it makes no sense.

Anyone knows what is with new "V2" receiver on Bricklink. It was there, but now is gone and 9398 shows status as pending for approval for several weeks now. I know it wast there because I was preparing larger order and included it, but next day it was gone.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:41 AM

I'm pretty excited about the new servo.  I'll probably pick up the new 4x4 truck with it soon.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:16 PM

Has anyone tested if the new L motors are easy to fit into 8043?   (it'd be nice to replace
motors #1 and #2, that operate the arm and the two tracks).

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 05:39 PM

View Posthoeij, on 28 August 2012 - 02:16 PM, said:

Has anyone tested if the new L motors are easy to fit into 8043?   (it'd be nice to replace
motors #1 and #2, that operate the arm and the two tracks).
Well, you could do it, on paper at least. However, you'd have to turn one or both of the L motors sideways to fit in. It would be a great mod, please try it! :sweet:
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 07:20 PM

View PostSaberwing40k, on 28 August 2012 - 05:39 PM, said:

Well, you could do it, on paper at least. However, you'd have to turn one or both of the L motors sideways to fit in. It would be a great mod, please try it! :sweet:
There is one concern I have about this change.  Having an L motor for bending the arm will increase the strength
in digging, however, that would also put more torque on the universal joints in the arm.  I remember reading somewhere
that an XL motor can break universal joints (of course, the L motor does not generate as much torque as an XL motor,
but it does produce a lot more than the M motor).
What I'm wondering is if the universal joints can handle the torque produced by an L motor.



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