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In which previously known unknowns become known knowns, and a previously unknown unknown is revealed.
A quick post, following on from recent PF2.0 posts.
Currently, Fan Media are meeting in Billund (I was unable to attend this year), and the new controller and battery box have been revealed in full. Information has been gathered from our friends at HispaBrick Magazine, as well as Sariel’s LEGO®️ Workshop.
Some Previously known unknowns have been revealed:
- The battery box requires 6 “AAA” batteries, and measures 4×8 studs x 4 bricks high
- The controller requires 4 batteries
- The train motor looks like the old train motor, but with the new 6 strand wire as well as the PF2.0 connector.
A new feature on the remote has been revealed: the control switches can be rotated, so that it may trigger ‘left or right’ rather than forward/ back, as seen in this image of 2 controllers, courtesy of Lluís Gibert from HispaBrick Magazine (used with permission).
Sariel’s LEGO®️Worskshop has a nice video showing the new Powered Up components, which can be found here
As the train sets are due for release shortly, we should start getting some hands on news ‘real soon now’…
In the mean time, I am preparing to go to Japan Brickfest next week, and am excited to attend my first overseas Fan event, and meet some AFOLs from around the world! I expect there may be a post or two before then….
Until next time,