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Looking at the 2018 set images; in particular, set 42082, it would appear that it comes with two PF "parts". On the left a motor; and on the right what I'm presuming to be a new battery box/reciever? I'm wondering whether a new battery box exists along the lines of the WeDo 2.0 hub, which functions as an ordinary battery box with a switch for normal play, and also has the option of being remotely operated via Bluetooth? Following from the trains discussion, it's unlikely Lego will release regular sets that won't work without a phone/tablet, but having the option of manual operation or app operation would be a win-win.

Presuming Lego allow many of these devices to be operatable concurrently from the same app; it would go a long way to resolve the old problem of not having enough RC channels.

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16 minutes ago, Grrr said:

Looking at the 2018 set images; in particular, set 42082, it would appear that it comes with two PF "parts". On the left a motor; and on the right what I'm presuming to be a new battery box/reciever? I'm wondering whether a new battery box exists along the lines of the WeDo 2.0 hub, which functions as an ordinary battery box with a switch for normal play, and also has the option of being remotely operated via Bluetooth? Following from the trains discussion, it's unlikely Lego will release regular sets that won't work without a phone/tablet, but having the option of manual operation or app operation would be a win-win.

Presuming Lego allow many of these devices to be operatable concurrently from the same app; it would go a long way to resolve the old problem of not having enough RC channels.

To me 42082 looks like it is still the old battery box and motor, no RC.

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The image on the right that looks like a 1x2 brick, is most likely a 1x2 sound brick, with the graphics above it suggesting sound coming out of it.  No new PF elements, or we need clearer images or additional information.

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On the train box it looks to me like a 4x8 transmitter with a WiFi or BT signal coming out of it and two speed dials. So now I'm in the BT/WiFi transmitter, 7x3 dog bone and new valve camp! :laugh:

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44 minutes ago, allanp said:

On the train box it looks to me like a 4x8 transmitter with a WiFi or BT signal coming out of it and two speed dials. So now I'm in the BT/WiFi transmitter, 7x3 dog bone and new valve camp! :laugh:

Its a 1x2 brick, however it says that it's a placeholder image so anything can happen I guess.

42082, the panels on the boom are 3x11, which means he dogbones are same old 5x3 ones, this becomes very clear when you look at the panels on the prefab house in the image and compare them to the ones on the boom, there's both 3x11 and 5x11 panels on it and there is absolutely no way  the ones on the boom are 5x11, in my opinion  :wink:

I'm definitely in camp new valve though!

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1 hour ago, allanp said:

On the train box it looks to me like a 4x8 transmitter with a WiFi or BT signal coming out of it and two speed dials. So now I'm in the BT/WiFi transmitter, 7x3 dog bone and new valve camp! :laugh:

I'm with you! Full optimism that we will get all new cool stuff (until mid Feb when the crushing realisation is that we got nothing) :grin:

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12 hours ago, Grrr said:

Looking at the 2018 set images; in particular, set 42082, it would appear that it comes with two PF "parts". On the left a motor; and on the right what I'm presuming to be a new battery box/reciever? I'm wondering whether a new battery box exists along the lines of the WeDo 2.0 hub, which functions as an ordinary battery box with a switch for normal play, and also has the option of being remotely operated via Bluetooth? Following from the trains discussion, it's unlikely Lego will release regular sets that won't work without a phone/tablet, but having the option of manual operation or app operation would be a win-win.

Presuming Lego allow many of these devices to be operatable concurrently from the same app; it would go a long way to resolve the old problem of not having enough RC channels.

Golden facepalm

I think you presume a bit too much :sweet:

Edited by Timoonn

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Hmmmm, looking again now I'm not so sure about the dog bones, could be just the 3x5 ones. But i'm quite confident it's not a 1x2 brick on the train box.

In terms of the power functions shown on the technic boxes, we've seen before how they can change, they are just place holders and could be entirely different.

 

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6 minutes ago, allanp said:

Hmmmm, looking again now I'm not so sure about the dog bones, could be just the 3x5 ones.

Yup. I left the 3x7 camp and joined the kids in the 3x5 camp. 

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Yeah, as much as it goes against my hopes, I'm also on the 3x5 dogbone and Bluetooth receiver (instead of Wi-Fi or 2.4 GHz) camps.

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13 hours ago, JGW3000 said:

The image on the right that looks like a 1x2 brick, is most likely a 1x2 sound brick, with the graphics above it suggesting sound coming out of it.  No new PF elements, or we need clearer images or additional information.

It doesn't really look like a conventional brick on the Reddit image: the "studs" look too low in proportion to its height and have black lines across them.

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3 minutes ago, Kaanere said:

It doesn't really look like a conventional brick on the Reddit image: the "studs" look too low in proportion to its height and have black lines across them.

I can also see little nubs on the studs which would be a tactile thing to help rotate them and to help see what position they are in, if that's the case then it's not relative speed control like the current speed controllers (where rotating the knob one click will hopefully increase the speed one click), but absolute speed control (where setting it to speed X will make the thing move at speed X). 

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Looking at the train 'leaks' there's only one thing that's giving me doubt about a new wireless system (wifi or BT) and that is lack of the IR notch from the receiver that we usually see on Lego trains. I can't see it?

So maybe there will be a new wireless control system, but then again, they are preliminary images...

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2 minutes ago, astra said:

Looking at the train 'leaks' there's only one thing that's giving me doubt about a new wireless system (wifi or BT) and that is lack of the IR notch from the receiver that we usually see on Lego trains. I can't see it?

So maybe there will be a new wireless control system, but then again, they are preliminary images...

IR requires a visible notch so that the receiver can see the IR signal. So wouldn't the lack thereof actually confirm that these trains are NOT IR controlled?

Edited by allanp

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I wouldn't get so hyped about BT or most probably BLE receivers , not all devices are the same, specially considering OS requirements and not every smartphone being supported :sceptic: 

2.4 GHz on the other hand , seems like a wise option - you always know that the controller provided will work no matter what (maybe even custom ones would be possible having in mind their currently open PF protocol)

Edited by Xewyz2001

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No Lego at London toy fair, Nuremberg toy fair no photos and only summer releases upto June 1st at New York toy fair. We wants to see 42083. 

This story from brickset homepage. 

Edited by ctx1769

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I’ll be in Nuremberg fair... hope to be able to see something more than black curtains...!

Really don’t understand the reason for this secret... Lepin is maybe the cause...

Edited by Rikus

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Hi

Hurry un on reading post in 2018 city rumours, follow whung's advice and get the pdf with 2018 catalogue. It has a good image of the forest thing for 2H and the details already shared about the secret 42083

 

 

 

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Here's the catalog. Page 40 for Technic.

 

Slightly less skewed pics and a bigger pic for one set at Page 2. Looking at the pneumatics, the red blade might actually spin...

Edited by LuxorV
Removed link to confidential material.

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53 minutes ago, Huaojozu said:

Here's the catalog. Page 40 for Technic

Slightly less skewed pics and a bigger pic for one set at Page 2. Looking at the pneumatics, the red blade might actually spin...

No posting of or linking to confidential stuff, mate

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7 minutes ago, degenerate said:

No posting of or linking to confidential stuff, mate

Dont quote it then...

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On the other hand, that catalog is very revealing. For instance, we now know that 42083 has no power functions and 42080 does. We also now know that there are 4 (!) powered trains?

I assume the link would be removed so if you want the link PM me?

Edited by BrickbyBrickTechnic

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4 minutes ago, Timoonn said:

Dont quote it then...

Haha, I just realized that I quoted the link as well...

Removed now tho

Uhm, how can you know 42083 won't have any PF elements when none of us have seen the box yet..?

I doubt it will have any as I'm pretty sure it's going to be a supercar much like the Porsche, but since it's blacked out in the catalogue we can't really know for sure..

Edited by degenerate

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I think the box dimensions of 42083 speak volumes. It's 570mm long vs standard 582mm of "normal" large sets (42055,42069,42070,42078,42081,42082) so it's definitely special. 

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