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A few days ago, at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the first ever LEGO Technic Top Gear Set controlled via the LEGO Technic CONTROL+ has been revealed.

LEGO Top Gear Rally R/C Car – 42109

Smart-Workshop, the same company that produced the Smart Engine Break-in System, presented the new Smart Tire Truer compatible with 1/8, 1/10 and 1/12th model car tire.

Tire Truer with Touch Screen

Team Magic has uploaded a new video showing two new color for the SETH Desert 1/8th Scale 4-wheel drive Buggy with new electronics.

SETH Desert Buggy New Colors

Redcat Racing has presented the new Scout II Gen8 AXE Edition (RTR) crawler features a new HobbyWing XERUN sensored Bluetooth AXE brushless system.

Scaler: Scout II Gen8 AXE Edition

JConcepts: L8D Decked Lightweight Late Model Body

If you love the Radio Control Dirt Oval scene, JConcepts have announced the release of their popular L8D “decked” Late Model in a new lightweight version. Late model vehicles are among the highest class of stock car vehicles in the United States and specialize in wheel to wheel racing while bringing the crowd to its feet.

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Bittydesign Vision XB8'20 Body

Bittydesign released the new Vision lexan body for the XRAY XB8 racing buggy. Tested for several months on different types of surfaces and layouts, this body combines a stunning look together with performance at the top of the class.

The mid-advanced cab has been designed by Italian engineers to increase cornering but at the same time, thanks to the soft rear slide behind the roof, the body is perfectly balanced in its shape giving the XRAY XB8 buggy a particularly sinuous and slender line.

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rc parts modelix

We are happy to see that even in the middle of the covid19 pandemia there are companies announcing new projets. Modelix Racing just revealed their new RC PARTS brand that will feature a wide selection of radio control products with a value for money that is hard to beat.

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Reedy: SC480X Crawler ESC & Program Card

Reedy have released the SC480X ESC & Program Card designed for trail truck and crawler enthusiasts. Excellent forward/reverse/brake feel, a wide range of adjustability, and robust hardware make the SC480X suitable for both trail truck and crawler applications. The pre-programmed default settings work very well in most situations, but if you want access to additional settings for fine-tuning, you can do so using optional Program Card.

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LEGO Ideas: Grand Piano makes music - set 21323

Today LEGO revealed the Grand Piano (set 21323): a highly-sophisticated and playable concert piano featuring authentic details and Powered Up App.

With a 3662 blocks, the Grand Piano is the biggest LEGO Ideas set created by number of elements. It can be played in either a “user play” toy piano mode (where hitting any key produces the next note in a selected song) or in an “auto-play” mode (where the piano moves randomized keys while the app produces music like a player piano).

LEGO Ideas Grand Piano makes music set 21323

The Grand Piano, which measures over 22,5cm high, 30,5cm wide and 35,5cm deep when closed, is another example of LEGO moving into the hobby sets for adults.

I could be wrong but I feel this is what companies like TAMIYA should do to get back in the hearths and wallets of adult hobby fans. At the end LEGO huge success among kids and adults is the demonstration that people are ready to put down their smartphones and build a kit with their hands.

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RC Project: Engine Mount for Sworkz S35/4

The young company RC Project have released a new engine mount for the SWORKz S35-4 made in Ergal 7075-T6 on 5 Axis Machine Centers in Italy. Thanks to the new design the whole engine area will be stiffened in order to avoid unpleasant stress on the crankcase, the black color and the 25% increase of the contact surface compared to standard supports allows a better and faster heat dissipation.

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