Earlier this year, LEGO has revealed a new line of LEGO Technic sets at the Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany. We even had a glimpse of one of the larger models in this new series with the introduction of the Liebherr 9800 (42100) and its new play and power functions. Since then, we only knew some of the set names of these new LEGO Technic sets and a possible release date of August 1. And now thanks to German toy store Wagner’s Spiel+Technikwelt GmbH, we now have our first look at LEGO Technic 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099) box art, and a peek at the new LEGO Technic Control+ logo.
From what we can see, the 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099) will require a smartphone or tablet via a Bluetooth connection and includes one (1) L motor, two (2) XL motors, and one (1) Bluetooth-controlled SMART Hub which uses six (6) standard AA batteries. It comes at 958 pieces and will sell for 229.99 Euros in Germany and the rest of Europe. Once built, this brick-built Off-Roader will measure more than a foot long, and at almost 8 inches tall.
According to the German toy store, LEGO provided them with this display set for customers to see ahead of its supposed August release date. The use of remote control devices is not something new to LEGO Technic sets. However, LEGO continuously pushes the boundary of certain innovations that integrate brick-built play with modern, mobile phone apps.
It is interesting to see how versatile these new app functions are, and how they give a new meaning to play. Now that LEGO has released copies of the LEGO Technic 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099) to retailers, its just a matter of time before we get to see our first official images.
Thanks to Promobricks for the heads-up!