What's new for 2008?

The fan sites have been buzzing about the upcoming Indian Jones and Speed Racer sets. Does LEGO have anything new in store for robot builders?

I'm aware of two new parts, but neither is directly related to the NXT.

Creator set 4995 will include a winch, powered by a pull-back motor. You can see it in this photo. The switch looks a lot like a touch sensor.

This is the sort of thing that one might use in a Great Ball Contraption, but I'm not sure that it will have a lot of robotics applications. Feel free to surprise me.

Brickset is showing a new Power Functions cable. It lists a 2007 release, but I haven't seen it for sale yet.

So, any rumors? Blurry photos smuggled out of the Denmark? Curious minds want to know.


Andy said…
The PF cable is listed at an early 2008 release, not 2007 on the official LEGO site (search around some, I think it is in the FAQ for the PF elements). It was delayed for some unkown reason..

Anonymous said…
Another question for 2008--What is the FLL theme? Traditionally, it has been announced at the championship tournaments but that was not the case at our event this year. Was this an oversight or is FIRST keeping it under wraps longer?
Andy said…
The theme for FLL 2008 is Climate Connection.
Anonymous said…
Yes. Climate Connection was announced at the Michigan championship tournament last weekend too.
Andy said…
I just read it on the scndinavian FLL site a couple weeks ago.
Anonymous said…
I can't wait to see the Indiana Jones video game. It looks like a repeat of The Lego Stars Wars, but I'm still excited to try it out.


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