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The box for the app enabled batmobile make it look like it only drives forward and backward. But it may have a rechargeable battery. It not listed as needing any batteries. The 2 new trains on the other hand are listed as needing 10 AAA sized batteries. 

 

However, none of these carry the Power Functions logo. The older trains do.

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12 minutes ago, deehtha said:

However, none of these carry the Power Functions logo. The older trains do.

They do, actually.

It's near impossible to make out in the pdf, but I can assure you that the grey smudge to the left of the new 1x2 brick or controller or w/e it is, says power functions.

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Remember that time when TLG unveiled a monstrous machine, the biggest Technic set ever, at Nuremberg Toy Fair? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Good old times...

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1 hour ago, deehtha said:

But it may have a rechargeable battery. It not listed as needing any batteries.

It has "batteries not included" in the top right corner of the box.

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4 hours ago, degenerate said:

42083 won't have any PF elements when none of us have seen the box yet..?

 

There was a list stating the amount of batteries each set with PF will require. 42083 was not on the list.

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4 minutes ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

There was a list stating the amount of batteries each set with PF will require. 42083 was not on the list.

The batmobile is not there too, and it requiers batteries. So it doesn't really confirm anything.

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16 minutes ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

There was a list stating the amount of batteries each set with PF will require. 42083 was not on the list.

True, but even if there is PF in it I doubt it would be on that list, as they've kept everything else about it secret.
I don't doubt you're wrong, as I said earlier 42083 is most likely another supercar without PF like the Porsche, which makes sense because 42082 has the front flap that's typical for a flagship, but I still hope I'm wrong about the supercar,
cars are boring :laugh:

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I looked at the batmobile, and it is pretty fugly.:sick:. It does not look like any Batmobile I've ever seen, instead looking more like something a kid would make. I'm willing to bet it uses the boost hub, and is thus skid steer. It's rather dumb.:hmpf_bad:

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8 hours ago, Saberwing40k said:

I looked at the batmobile, and it is pretty fugly.:sick:. It does not look like any Batmobile I've ever seen, instead looking more like something a kid would make. I'm willing to bet it uses the boost hub, and is thus skid steer. It's rather dumb.:hmpf_bad:

That is indeed the case, but let's try to see things from a different angle. At least TLG is venturing into the app controlled non-IR electronics. That is a great leap forward. So Batmobile ugly....most definitely! New eletronics cool....most definitely!

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22 hours ago, ctx1769 said:

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. 

So LEGO is getting really sharp this year.
As most of you know, it's a big surprise.

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I guess for me it comes down to weather or not the batmobile is built from separate components or on a single prebuilt block, like the RC cars released 1996.

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7 minutes ago, allanp said:

I guess for me it comes down to weather or not the batmobile is built from separate components or on a single prebuilt block, like the RC cars released 1996.

I'd say a controllable brick like Boost. In fact, maybe just a black version of the Boost hub.

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Ide say that was most likely. I'm guessing it's gonna sell very well to younger Lego fans so it might be a proprietary controllable brick with an inbuilt steering front axle designed just for this set, but with the possibility of being used again in later sets.  It almost looks too small for a boost brick.

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3 hours ago, Jim said:

I'd say a controllable brick like Boost. In fact, maybe just a black version of the Boost hub.

Might be a "Boost light" unit without external connectors that can be used for future simple app controlled vehicles.

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59 minutes ago, kbalage said:

Might be a "Boost light" unit without external connectors that can be used for future simple app controlled vehicles.

Something like that indeed. 

4 hours ago, allanp said:

It almost looks too small for a boost brick.

Maybe Boost Light.

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Another catalog=based observation: the box for the 42083 is much longer than that of 42056 but only as tall as that of 42080. I have the tiniest hunch that it will not be a car with such dimensions.

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Taking the existing Boost circuit board and repackaging it in a smaller case minus some not needed components and reusing code from the Boost app would be a quick way to get another product up and running at a lower development cost.  Hope someone will do a tear down and see if that is the case.

 

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I second who thinks that the Batmobile will not have a real steering system (like it was in 8183 and 8184)... looking at the preliminary image, I think it will use skid steering (you can clearly see both wheels on same size show an arrow, meaning they are motorized).

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12 minutes ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

Another catalog=based observation: the box for the 42083 is much longer than that of 42056 but only as tall as that of 42080. I have the tiniest hunch that it will not be a car with such dimensions.

Another interesting observation while on the subject of box dimensions, the box for 42082 is massive, same dimensions as 42055, 17cm deep!
42070 for example only has a depth of 124mm and 42043 had roughly the same.
And I also have a tiny hunch that 42083 will not be a car, I really hope it's not :classic:

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3 minutes ago, jacumbo said:

can someone send me adress with preliminary pics please

Please don't ask for pictures in this topic.

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28 minutes ago, BrickbyBrickTechnic said:

but only as tall as that of 42080

42080 and 42056 have the same box height.

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6 minutes ago, dimaks13 said:

42080 and 42056 have the same box height.

You are right. In fact, 42083's box is just slightly shorter.

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42056 and 42083 are pretty much the same except the length of 42083 is 9 CMs longer. Though the box for 42056, although very nice, was smaller than I expected given the piece count and size of the finished model. And 42082 really doesn't look big enough to need a BWE sized box. It looks to me to be the same as 42009 except with the front half of the undercarriage missing and simpler stabilisers.

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8 hours ago, Jim said:

That is indeed the case, but let's try to see things from a different angle. At least TLG is venturing into the app controlled non-IR electronics. That is a great leap forward. So Batmobile ugly....most definitely! New eletronics cool....most definitely!

Non IR remote control? Good.

Non IR control in a Big Ugly Motor Piece(BUMP)? Not so good.

If it's a new receiver, I'm all for it. But if it's a new kind of BUMP, I'm not as much. That dramatically reduces the coolness of a set, with a single use part. Best case, we get a Lego Bluetooth receiver. Worst case, we get a solid brick of electronics with a few pieces stuck to it, not very like Lego.

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