LEGO® Technic™ Powered Up components


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    Another message from the LEGO Group:

    Great News on Powered Up Components!

    Until now our LEGO® Technic™ Powered Up components have only been available to buy as part of the sets and we know that some of you have been interested in having the electronic components available to be sold separately.

    Powered Up components are the hubs, motors, lights, sensors and control handsets that can help builders bring their LEGO models to life. The components can be used to add motorized movement and light features to models, and control them through the Powered UP App.

    And now to the great news! As of 1st June 2020, fans will be able to buy the LEGO® Technic™ Powered Up components individually at LEGO.com.

    The new components available individually will be:

    LEGO® POWERED UP TECHNIC™ HUB (88012)

    4 input/output ports for connection with LEGO® Powered Up motors, lights and sensors.
    Integrated movement sensor.
    Connects via Bluetooth to the LEGO® Powered Up app and the Control handset
    Designed for use with LEGO® Technic™ elements.
    Requires 6x AA batteries (not included).
    Age mark 8+

    LEGO® POWERED UP TECHNIC™ Large Motor (88013)

    Use this motor for power and accuracy.
    Integrated rotation sensor and absolute positioning for accurate speed and position control.
    Designed for use with LEGO® Technic™ elements.
    32 cm connection wire for Powered Up Hubs.
    Requires a Powered Up Hub (sold separately).
    Age mark 6+

    LEGO® POWERED UP TECHNIC™ XL Motor (88014)

    Use this motor for maximum power and accuracy.
    Integrated rotation sensor and absolute positioning for accurate speed and position control.
    Designed for use with LEGO® Technic™ elements.
    32 cm connection wire for Powered Up Hubs.
    Requires a Powered Up Hub (sold separately).
    Age mark 6+
    The components will also be added to our Powered Up Components Webpage, where you will find inspiration and ideas on how to use them.


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    @krista I was looking at these yesterday. Which reminded me to buy more of the motors being phased out! Wow these aren't cheap!


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    @mybrickyard no they're not! There's actually a discussion in the LAN about it being cheaper to buy the sets (eg Top Gear Rally Car) that come with the components then to buy the same 3 components separately. Turns out TLG didn't notice this so it will be interesting to see if the price of the individual components comes down.


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    @krista I meant that the previous motors and controllers were cheaper. I noticed that the new Power Up components are crazy expensive.


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    @mybrickyard i was agreeing with you that the new Powered Up components are significantly more expensive than the old motors. Hopefully the price will come down once TLG sees that buying them separate is more expensive then buy a set that comes with the components, unless they are aware of that and fine with it. We shall see!


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    @krista I was looking at the separate components for the move hub for Boost or the Droid Commander which is $79 which a big chunk the cost of Boost $159 or the Droid Commander at $199 for the set.


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    I think Lego made a great move in releasing these components for individual purchase, but I do hope they revise their prices.
    In regards to their price, they do need to be more expensive than PF because they are "smart" motors. Every motor can be used as a servo or a rotation sensor. That extra technology costs more.


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    @flyboy I agree, their use definitely warrants a higher price compared to the power functions motors.


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