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The Lego Movie Sequel news

On 01 Jan 1970   Written by aefferen

The Lego Movie Sequel has landed a director.

Rob Schrab of TV's Community and The Mindy Project will mark his feature directorial debut in the anticipated animated sequel to The Lego Movie.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed 2014's The Lego Movie, are writing the new feature based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan.

BMW R-12 motor cycle

On 01 Jan 1970   Written by Super User

Every week I browse the internet for information on Technic Lego. Last week I ran into this BMW R-12 motor cycle with sidecar. This model is originally from 1939 a real classic. What I like in this moc is the creative way of building by Miguev. Reading the text it is surprising that this model is even foreseen with remote control. Comparing it with the images this one has great similarities and is immediately recognizable.

More details you can find here BMW r-12 sidecar.

Lego 42030 Volvo L350F Wheel Loader

On 01 Jan 1970   Written by Super User

Lego Most Powerful Brand

On 01 Jan 1970   Written by aefferen

Lego Overtakes Ferrari as the World’s Most Powerful Brand

  • Analysis of the world’s top brands shows Lego has replaced Ferrari as the most powerful
  • Success of The Lego Movie has propelled the already well-loved brand to the #1 spot
  • Ferrari was last year’s most powerful brand, but has dropped to 9th
  • Apple caps a record-breaking month with the highest brand value in history, $128.3bn
  • Twitter is the fastest growing brand; its brand value has nearly tripled in a year
  • Results, graphs & analysis can be found here and in the Brand Finance Global 500 report

Every year, leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy Brand Finance puts thousands of the world’s top brands to the test. They are evaluated to determine which are the most powerful, and the most valuable.

‘Everything is Awesome’ for Lego

Full article you can find here.

Painting with Lego

On 01 Jan 1970   Written by Super User

Lego Technic 1995

On 01 Jan 1970   Written by aefferen

The Pneumatic Crane Truck

1995 EU Technic catalog

9 new sets, including several vehicles, a helicopter, and several pieces of construction equipment, representing virtually all of the typical Technic subjects. were released. Starting in 1995 Lego changed their set numbering, Technic sets were assigned new 82xx or 84xx set numbers. The smaller sets were given 8200 numbers and marketed under the term "Tech Play" and the larger "Tech Build" sets were given 8400 series numbers.

Several new elements were introduced, included the knob, axle sleeve, the first of the compound cross axles, a new beveled gear design and 2 new gearbox assemblies.

US patent 5,890,943

The gear box:
Perhaps as a reaction to the increasing complexity of Technic sets, Lego designers developed a simplified gearbox that would allow children to more easily create gear assemblies. The result, shown the 1995 patent application, was 2 different gearbox casings. The casings had guide grooves that would allow various pinion, worm or bevel gears to be simply dropped in place. These gears were then held in position with cross axles placed through holes on their sides. This allowed for easy construction of rather compact gear assemblies.

These gear boxes were used in most medium and large 1995 sets and would be widely used in later sets. variants of the basic design would form the basis of the late 1990's robots.

8460 Pneumatic Crane Truck:
The 3rd and perhaps definitive Technic crane. The Pneumatic Crane Truck was the most complex Technic crane to date. It featured a rotatable boom and superstructure on a technic turntable. The boom could be raised or lowered via 2 opposed pneumatic cylinders and could be extended by a rack mechanism. The model also had 4 outriggers controlled via a gear assembly as well as front wheel steering. The overall design, including the cab, boom and superstructure came remarkably close to the appearance of the prototype.

This model was so highly regarded that Lego rereleased it in 2002.

8485 Control Center II

8485 Control Center II:
The 2nd Control Center set. This set included an updated Control Center that had a provision for a 9V adaptor. The set included instructions for 3 models, most notably a helicopter landing pad and a mechanical dinosaur. Both of these models were rather complex and utilized the 3-motor programmability of the Control Center much better than the original set. This signaled the beginning of many new electronic elements that would appear over the next 5 years.

1995 sets:
8210 Nitro Bike GTX
8225 Road Rally V
8235 Front End Loader
8280 Fire Engine
8412 Nighthawk
8422 Circuit Shock Racer
8440 Formula Flash
8460 Pneumatic Crane Truck
8485 Control Center II

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Lego 9398

On 01 Jan 1970   Written by Super User

Lego 8448

On 01 Jan 1970   Written by Super User

Lego 8070

On 01 Jan 1970   Written by Super User

Lego 8258

On 01 Jan 1970   Written by Super User