Tcm0

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  1. I think that it's because lego finally dropped 32 bit support for the PUP app. They announced it a while ago. While the CPU of the device might support x64 instructions, sometimes the OS is compiled as a 32 bit version and that wouldn't work. A workaround might be to use a custom rom (but not all devices are supported etc).
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    They kinda did that with the old crocodile from 2007. Idk. The double switch track was made for just one set, too (and was discontinued pretty fast).
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    I don't think that we will see single cars for the crocodile. It's primarily a "display" model that looks great by itself. Additional cars don't really fit into that. Also, lego wasn't successful when they sold individual cars (there was a big pack with the santa fe + cars that was highly reduced in the past). lego probably wanted to check how successful the crocodile is first (and it was successful I think... at least it was sold out for months). Development of a new set takes too long to release something directly after it. But I'm sure that we'll see new locos and maybe cars at some point in the future.
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    It wasn't a 7 year gap. The horizon express came in 2013 and the winter holiday train in 2016, so only 3 and 4 years. Yeah I know that the community doesn't see the winter holiday train as creator expert but it was labeled as that so it counted as one for lego.
  5. There is a list on lego.com but it's pretty short when it comes to android: https://www.lego.com/en-us/service/device-guide/powered-up
  6. Can you post pictures of the program and the model?
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    51515 remote control ?

    There are 3 options. 1. Touchscreen buttons in the app, 2. game controllers and 3. the powered up remote. 1. The reaction time is decent and you have many options to customize your controls. Not really good for PCs without touchscreen. 2. Many different sticks etc to control the mindstorms. But has a bit of a delay because it's not a direct connection. It's controller <-> pc/smartphone <-> hub 3. Only works with python and a 3rd party library that enables it. It's direct, so it's pretty fast but you can't customize much.
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    Slowing down train motors

    I think that the powered up app actually has a block to control the ramp up and ramp down time for the motors with speed sensors. But yeah, the crocodile has a good amount of torque. There is the keybrick one but we all wait for the next batch which was announcend months ago.
  9. The bluebrixx electronics in general have a quality problem and the servo motors don't work properly. At least the first batch didn't work properly. You can find reviews etc on youtube.
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    It's really not a big deal. You can put one row of bricks below the station and everything is fine, including the height of the station. It's designed to be used without tracks but it can be easily adapted to be used with tracks. It's hard to argue with the "golden age" but I think that the current time is very good, too. We don't have dedicated motorized switch tracks or signals but we have everything to build them. There are instructions for relieable switch tracks and signals can be built easily, too. That's my perspective on the technical side. The actual train models are another topic that highly depends on personal preferences, age etc.
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    LEGO Trains 2021

    From what I've heard it was because of a part that was produced in only one factory that was closed during some lockdown last year. So they had a massive production backlash. And I think that we've got many trains in the past few years, maybe more than we got for a long time. We have 2 city trains, the disney train, the crocodile, the hogwarts express, the 30 year anniversary train and there was the hidden side train with a new track piece. LEGO mainly shifted from selling everything individually (my own train etc) to selling complete bundles. The train station in the disney train set is massive and kings cross isn't small either. We have crossings in both of the city trains. I think that it's a misconception that lego doesn't care about trains. They mainly sell complete packages and not single pieces.
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    TWO HUBS 51515

    There is also the BLE hub2hub lib: https://hubmodule.readthedocs.io/en/latest/hub2hub/
  13. He basically said "I can't tell you much about them because they are none of my affiliates". And he didn't mentioned the german distributer jb spielwaren (which would be important for german customers)
  14. Yes I thought that it worked and I retested but it didn't work well. It still works if you can trick the spike software to use the ri firmware. It seems to be a firmware issue. But yeah, not a good way.
  15. Yep that sounds right. It simply doesn't make sense to set the speed of motors without a speed sensor.