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  1. legotownlinz

    2018 Lego Trains

    I had a look at the Powered Up Android App today. It was developed with Unity, a cross platform game engine. The APK includes the Unity runtime, which explains the file size. I've unpacked the app and took a look at the embedded images. Besides images of the train battery box, the Boost Move Hub and the WeDo Hub, there is a Duplo motor image, too. Is Duplo also part of Powered Up?
  2. legotownlinz

    Powered Up FAQ and Community Wishes

    Will it be possible to pair a controller with two receivers for multi-engine trains?
  3. legotownlinz

    2018 Lego Trains

    It takes 136 MB on my Android device.
  4. legotownlinz

    Powered Up - A tear down...

    Good to see there is no complicated logic inside the motor. Swapping M1 and M2 should change the polarity of the motor. Hopefully a controller can be paired with two receivers. Otherwise running long trains will become a problem. Has anybody tried it?
  5. legotownlinz

    BrickTracks: different curves, PF/9V compatible

    Just put a few items in the cart and noticed that shipping is rather expensive and the shipping costs increase with each added item.
  6. legotownlinz

    2018 Lego Trains

    Are there any leaks what set 60199 will be? Does Lego skip the number? It was mentioned before there that it will not be a City station, which sounds reasonable, taking the Winter Village station and Harry Potter stations into account.
  7. legotownlinz

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    The set is big, it has tracks and it is the long anticipated coaster. This generates some buzz causing Lego stores to be sold out quickly. But I do not expect that the level of interest remains above other Creator Expert sets for a long time. The appeal of the coaster is not as aesthetic as most of the other sets, it's just ordinary and taking the price into account it won't be the first choice of the average non-AFOL Lego store visitor.
  8. legotownlinz

    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It is different than the other modulars but it is nice, my overall feeling is positive. It was a good decision to change the style after 10 years. The weak point of the diner is its left side, it should have been designed as a corner building. It kind of is, but not really because it has the studs to connect to another building. It doesn't look like friends at all.
  9. legotownlinz

    Trains in the garden ?

    Lego tracks are made of ABS and the resistance of ABS to UV is bad. Permanent exposure to direct sunlight will probably destroy the tracks after a few years. It is unlikely that Lego uses UV-stabilized ABS for indoor toys, buts that is just a guess. It would be possible to build the tracks out of metal rails available for other gauges. Custom switches are required anyway because the Lego switches will get dirty inside and won't work anymore. The trains could stay inside or at least in the shadow when they are not used.
  10. legotownlinz

    2018 Lego Trains

    I understand that the passenger train looks incomplete, but for train collectors who want a decent train it's actually an advantage. I had to buy the current high speed train three times: The first one to get the two engines and one coach, and another two sets to get another four coaches (the parts from the two engines and be used to build one coach). So I finally had two engines and five coaches. With two of the new sets, you get two engines and four coaches, which should be fine.
  11. legotownlinz

    2018 Lego Trains

    For German speaking users, there's an article here. Here are the images, there's no confidential stamp on thgem, so it should be fine to post them.
  12. legotownlinz

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    Lego decided to build the coaster without a loop, so there won't be an official coaster with a loop the next few years. And if they develop one at a later time, they will obviously produce the right tracks and trains. For now, it's up to the fans to build MOCs with loops.
  13. legotownlinz

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    I bet we will see a coaster with a loop soon. Loop pieces aren't required. This Ideas project has a loop and I don't see any reason why it can't be turned into a coaster.
  14. legotownlinz

    2018 Lego Trains

    I hope it is a re-release of the double crossing.
  15. legotownlinz

    10261 LEGO Creator Expert Roller Coaster

    True. But I never thought of Lego sets as realistic models of real-world objects. So even if real rides have different color schemes, I want my Lego fairground rides to blend well which each other. That might not be realistic, but I prefer it that way. The coaster design reminds me of the 10196 carousel, the first big carousel, which is inferior to the current 10257 carousel. Of course it's a matter of taste, but imho red is the Lego color I like least. They should have done the tracks in yellow, dark blue, grey or black, all of them would look good beside the carousel and ferris wheel. But not red. Besides that, the design of the coaster doesn't feel complete for me, it needs more decoration. My guess is that they removed it because of the already high piece count.