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Getting into motorized Technic - Which set to start with?

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Like the title says, I've been getting more into building technic and have been interested in starting with more motorized options such as remote control vehicles. I recently built this moc and love it, but would like to expand. So far I only have a few Power Functions L-Motors and nothing else (no batteries, remotes, etc). Is there a good "starter" set you'd recommend that would get me building? I'd like something that includes the needed motors, controllers, etc.

https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-28281/Horcikdesigns/lxf-rc-jeep-wrangler-expedition/

Thanks!

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I'd suggest the recent set 42099 as a good starter.  You can then build the Rocky b-model and there are a few other worthy MOCs on rebrickable too.

But it uses control+ rather than power functions which limits the reusability of the RC parts.

Any power functions kits would of course have to be bought secondhand now.

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4 minutes ago, amorti said:

Any power functions kits would of course have to be bought secondhand now.

There're actually 2 PF-equipped sets available from LEGO, 42095 and 42082. If you want to stick to Power Functions and don't want to jump on the Powered Up-bandwagon yet then I suggest to by 42095 and a Power Functions servo. It is a fairly cheap combination and you'll get a full set of parts that can be used to motorize an average vehicle. If you'd rather go with Powered Up then 42099 is a good choice, but this platform is a bit challenging yet to be used in MOCs.

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If it's RC cars you want then the ideal would be the crawler as it would have the V2 infrared receiver.

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If you're just getting into motorized technic, I'd recommend against PF since for better or worse, it's already been retired. You may be able to get a few sets at reasonable price now, but it's going to get more expensive over time to expand your collection of PF parts. And the new PU/C+ stuff isn't compatible with PF.

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