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42181 VTOL Heavy Cargo Spaceship LT81

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looks like theres some new elements at the base of the motor thruster things. im also stumped what the orange and gray diagram with the blue background means, does anyone have any insight into that?

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1 hour ago, Aurorasaurus said:

im also stumped what the orange and gray diagram with the blue background means, does anyone have any insight into that?

I think it means you can interconnect all cargo modules from the entire space series through those orange frame pieces to make something like a space station out of them. Possibly you can also carry the modules from each set with the other sets.

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42 minutes ago, Rudivdk said:

I think it means you can interconnect all cargo modules from the entire space series through those orange frame pieces to make something like a space station out of them. Possibly you can also carry the modules from each set with the other sets.

That would be very cool.

It's been a while since I was this enthusiastic about upcoming (affordable) sets.

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11 minutes ago, bitbamboo said:

Space-Osprey Yeah! 

Get it, before it is canceled! 

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38 minutes ago, JunkstyleGio said:

It's a no!

Not my cup of tea!

:head_back:

I, on the other hand, feel like a kid who want's the whole collection!

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6 minutes ago, vascolp said:

:head_back:

I, on the other hand, feel like a kid who want's the whole collection!

Absolutely. 260 euro :D

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2 hours ago, Jim said:

Absolutely. 260 euro :D

Plus the City Space sets … and Speed Champions … and McLaren MP4/8 … and Merc F1 … and Star Wars midi ships …

it’s going to be a very expensive H1 in 2024!

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It's not really my cup of tea, but I like that they try new things. I really have to await the functions before I decide on any purchase. (same goes for all the new sets that have been presented)

Just asking, but what's the color? Is it red, is it orange? Dark orange?? It looks like something in between.

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1 minute ago, Erik Leppen said:

It's not really my cup of tea, but I like that they try new things. I really have to await the functions before I decide on any purchase. (same goes for all the new sets that have been presented)

Just asking, but what's the color? Is it red, is it orange? Dark orange?? It looks like something in between.

Dark orange.

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It's very good to see the VTOL aircraft concept return to LEGO Technic in some form, even though there are no rotors this time. Wait, maybe the engines spin. There are driveshafts inside the turntables that support the engines on the ends of the spaceship's wings. I don't see this feature on the box but maybe that's what the knobs on the inside of the spaceship do.

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On 12/1/2023 at 11:18 AM, Rudivdk said:

I think it means you can interconnect all cargo modules from the entire space series through those orange frame pieces to make something like a space station out of them. Possibly you can also carry the modules from each set with the other sets.

I would highlight that the "entire space series" here is not only "Technic Space" but all "Space" series including City.
There are the sets that use that "Dark Orange" part (in DBG at that time) as a connector between the modules, so potentially we may have nice City+Technic combinations.

LEGO PART 49699 Brick 1 x 6 x 4 with 4 Pinholes and Cutout - Dark Bluish Gray | Rebrickable - Build with LEGO

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45 minutes ago, Void_S said:

I would highlight that the "entire space series" here is not only "Technic Space" but all "Space" series including City.
There are the sets that use that "Dark Orange" part (in DBG at that time) as a connector between the modules, so potentially we may have nice City+Technic combinations.

LEGO PART 49699 Brick 1 x 6 x 4 with 4 Pinholes and Cutout - Dark Bluish Gray | Rebrickable - Build with LEGO

And the Friends set too has the same Orange connector so you could connect Technic to City to Friends so all the family could build together 

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50 minutes ago, Seasider said:

And the Friends set too has the same Orange connector so you could connect Technic to City to Friends so all the family could build together 

Yeah, now comes even closer to Pen+Pineapple+Apple+Pen, well, why not, if Modular builds are Modular builds anyway :laugh:

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On 12/1/2023 at 5:12 AM, JunkstyleGio said:

It's a no!

Not my cup of tea!

It's not something I would buy, but it's still a neat looking set.

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2 hours ago, JaBaCaDaBra said:

Now try to think if you were 10 years old.

Not my cup of milk?? :head_back:

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Funny(?) detail: on the front clamp of the grabber mechanism they put little 1x1 round 'eye' tiles, making it look like some sort of reptile beak...

Not sure if they have a function or are just decoration though.

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I love the flip-down panels that reveal the fuel/oxidizer pipes inside the rocket engines! A lot of time, I feel like Technic models of vehicles without internal combustion engines lose some of the appeal of seeing how the engines "real thing" is constructed. So while obviously these still aren't real, working rockets, having this sort of cross section view helps balance out the engines' lack of moving parts.

As a 90s kid, I was a huge fan of some of the Technic sets back then that leaned more futuristic or fantastical than the conventional motor vehicles of the theme's roots: for example, stuff like the robotic battle vehicles from the Competition subtheme (or "Cyber-Slam" as it was called here in the states), mechanical creatures like the Bionicle Rahi Beast sets, and transforming vehicle sets like the Spy Runner.

This Space range excites me a whole lot in that regard, but also manages to stay reasonably grounded in terms of the way these machines work and the sort of realistic space exploration tasks they are being used for. It's really awesome to see, and has me eager to see what other possibilities the Technic theme could explore as it moves forward.:excited:

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