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Our friend Sariel is almost ready to release his very first Android app that will be really useful for everyone who loves LEGO Technic.

This new App features a LEGO gear ratio calculator with 14 gear sizes, 23 types of motors and calculation for up to 10 pairs of gears. For now Sariel will release it only for Android dvicesm but we hope that he will soon port it to iOS for the joy of all Apple users.

Update: The “LEGO® Gear Calculator” App has been released

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The LEGO Powered Up app has just been updated and now it features a brand new Race Car controller interface.

The LEGO Powered Up app has just been updated and now it features a brand new Race Car controller interface. How does it work, does it really work at all? Did we get support for the Technic hub or the new L/XL motors?

Check out all the details in this video produced by RacingBrick!

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LEGO Technic: Liebherr R9800 Excavator (42100)

After being announced in January, at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg (Spielwarenmesse), the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator (42100) has finally be revealed with official photos and a definitive release date (October). This is the second set, after the LEGO Technic 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099) released at the beginning of August, that can be played using the Control+ App (compatible with Apple iOS  and  Android smartphones).

LEGO Technic: Liebherr R9800 Excavator (42100)

This excavator, with 4,108 pieces is the largest and most advanced set ever created for the LEGO Technic line.

We see our new Control+ App as a platform where we in the next many years have the opportunity to develop and deliver deeper and richer LEGO Technic play experiences with the physical model at the center, and we are happy to have Liebherr as a partner“, says Niels Hendrik Horsted, Marketing Director for LEGO Technic.

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Lapmonitor

LapMonitor is a lap counter for personal training, designed and made in France, that can also be used to time races. Introduced a couple of years ago, this system is used by clubs and by pilots as personal lap timer. The French company announced that smartphone free App is available for Android and iOS. LapMonitor App is multi-language  (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish) and can also do full live race commentary.

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