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Mol1628 Fri 12-Jun-20 07:17:46

My 5 yo wants ‘electric Lego’ for his birthday. He’s very creative and builds his own models so I don’t want a set with a specific item to build. He is very good with Lego and builds the 8 plus stuff.

If I just bought a ‘technic’ bundle on eBay and a motor would this be enough to make moving models?

Seems like I can’t get power functions stuff without buying a model for £100+

Thanks

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safariboot Fri 19-Jun-20 21:44:02

You'd need some axles, gears, and so on too I think if he doesn't already have them. If he already has some, then you could get a battery box and a motor or two relatively cheaply. www.lego.com/en-gb/themes/power-functions

Just watch out there's two systems Lego have now. The older "Power Functions" have connectors that look like lego bricks and can be controlled manually or by a remote control. The new "Powered Up" have connectors that look a bit like a network cable and need to plug into a fairly expensive "hub" that's controlled from a phone or tablet.

Mol1628 Sun 21-Jun-20 22:45:58

Thanks very much for your reply that’s really really helpful.
He’s got a few axles and gears but would probably need more I might get a bundle from eBay then one of the power sets

Thanks for warning me of the difference as well. Definitely after the older style.

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Mol1628 Mon 29-Jun-20 15:22:57

My dad (huge Lego fan!) bought him Lego ‘systems’ which he says is from the 80s and he found it on eBay. It’s just a motor and battery pack with a few wheels and gears. He is over the moon with it.

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