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  • January 8, 2021
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Unleash hours of fun with the LEGO® Off-Road Buggy (42124) building kit. This RC Off-Road Buggy car is packed with features inspired by the original 1980s RC toy cars.Amazing tricks are easy to perform thanks to the car’s front and rear suspension, massive tires and angled front.Download the free CONTROL+ app to add a new dimension to this remote-control buggy. Use the app to control the car, perform stunts and unlock challenges, sound effects and more.This Off-Road Buggy is an awesome gift for kids aged 10 and up. Adults who remember the classic 1980s RC toy cars will love it too, making it a fun experience for all generations to enjoy together.Check out the retro color scheme, complete with 1980s-inspired sticker details.The RC Off-Road Buggy model measures over 5 in. (13 cm) high to roof, 7.5 in. (19 cm) high including antenna, 11 in. (28 cm) long and 6.5 in. (16 cm) wide.To enjoy all the features of this app-controlled toy you'll need to add 6 x LR6/AA batteries (not included).The LEGO® Technic™ universe offers advanced building toys for LEGO fans who are ready for their next building challenge.LEGO® Technic™ components meet stringent industry standards to ensure they are consistent, compatible and connect reliably every time – it's been that way since 1958.LEGO® Technic™ components are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and analyzed to make sure they meet stringent global safety standards.
Posted:January 8, 2021
3 / 5
3 / 5
fun up until you actually drive it
" Lego Technics is the more advanced specialized Legos and this kit was pretty fun to build. If you are a fan of the 80's style RC car look, you'll be glad to see this little homage to that era. The actual build was pretty fun, as my kid enjoyed it, and I enjoyed seeing this, as I never really built this type of RC car back in the day myself. I was happy to see it finally assembled and pretty excited to see it go!
6 batteries and 1 app download later, we started it up and off it went. Pretty fast little bugger too! But sadly, the app is so very bad that it doesn't control the car very well. It has one of those elementary virtual joysticks on the app and one stick controls and speed and steering. Why couldn't they mimic the controls of the 80s as well?? you know, with one controller for the speed and another controller for steering.
Because of the lack of precision, my kid grew frustrated pretty easily and was done with it pretty quickly. I was disappointed because this thing is not cheap. So I took over and.....yeaaa...this kinda sucks. It's so hard to control that is doesn't align with the high quality build in this Technics line. The controls seem sooo simple, like what younger kids use for their little tyke-mobiles.
This had soo much potential for the coolness and nostalgia factor, but the controls fell completely flat and totally bring this product down. Sadly, I might just remove the batteries and save them for something else, and put this on the shelf as an expensive toy piece until someone tells me that the app is much better. "
From: San Francisco
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