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LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879)

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Product Description

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Control your LEGO models with this remote control! Add a LEGO Power Functions IR Receiver, battery box and motors to your LEGO creations, and then use this handy remote control to operate the speed!

To be able to understand why LEGO has been successful for so long, just look to the name. LEGO originally got its name from founder Ole Kirk Christiansen who combed the Danish words "Leg Got" which means "play well". He later realized that LEGO in Latin translates to "I put together." The LEGO set became a standard of creative play for children worldwide, unlocking the creativity to build vehicles, buildings, cities and more. Historians point to the invention of the wheel as a major turning point in world history. The invention of the LEGO wheel had the same monumental effect in the history of LEGO, making it possible to create cars, trucks and eventually the LEGO train building set that is one of the most successful LEGO sets of all time. LEGO currently produces about 20 billion LEGO bricks a year and has sold over 400 billion LEGOs in their history -- enough for every person on the planet to have over 60 LEGOs each!

Additional Info

466673

73B00D07

673419137072

4539627

0.2 pounds

4.5 x 3.8 x 1.5

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Average Customer Rating:

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LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879)
 
4.7

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

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    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Older children (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

A Must Have for any Lego Train Buyer

With this remote, you can control 4 Emerald Night trains, or 8 Passenger Train or Cargo Trains. In other words, you can run four trains with both lights and motor action, or...Read complete review

With this remote, you can control 4 Emerald Night trains, or 8 Passenger Train or Cargo Trains. In other words, you can run four trains with both lights and motor action, or eight trains with only motor power. It uses the battery power very efficiently, too, only using it when you turn the knobs. (I've had a remote for 8 months so far with the same batteries in it) Because of this feature, there isn't an on/off switch. Great price, too. It greatly enhances the play experience of the Emerald Night, or maybe a custom train of yours.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Could be better

I bought this remote out of necessity. There is not a reliable Lego Power Functions Remote app available for iPhone or Android. The remote itself is quite small and not great for adult...Read complete review

I bought this remote out of necessity. There is not a reliable Lego Power Functions Remote app available for iPhone or Android. The remote itself is quite small and not great for adult hands. The dials are finicky and like to jump to life at the slightest touch. Also, there is not much to grip on the dials themselves causing slippage when turning them. It could be better but still does the job. One interesting advantage is that there are areas to attach Lego technic and regular blocks to the remote or attach it to a base.

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5.0

Works As Expected

By troublebaker

from Reno, Nv

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Creative
  • Durable
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Fun
  • Sturdy

Cons

  • Dull Colors

Best Uses

  • Older Children

Comments about LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879):

Works/fits as expected and intended

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

I would buy this item again.

By null

from undisclosed

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Comments about LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879):

This product works great!

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5.0

Awesome. Controls the mother I already have

By Lego Carol

from Edgewood, MD

About Me Collector, Grandparent

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Imaginative Play
    • Motor Skills Development
    • Older Children
    • Young Children

    Comments about LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879):

    Needed a way to control my motorized Lego train. It arrived. I put batteries in it. Now I can use my train, and so can the kids.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Could be better

    By Va_AFOL

    from Virginia Beach, VA

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    Pros

    • Easy To Assemble

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Imaginative Play
      • Older Children

      Comments about LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879):

      I bought this remote out of necessity. There is not a reliable Lego Power Functions Remote app available for iPhone or Android. The remote itself is quite small and not great for adult hands. The dials are finicky and like to jump to life at the slightest touch. Also, there is not much to grip on the dials themselves causing slippage when turning them. It could be better but still does the job. One interesting advantage is that there are areas to attach Lego technic and regular blocks to the remote or attach it to a base.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Lego Power Functions Train Parts

      By Mompicksuplegoagain

      from St. Thomas

      Comments about LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879):

      We ordered this for our son for Christmas this year, with a set of tracks, as well as the other necessary parts to retrofit the Hogwarts Express into a motorized train. He loves it, and totally enjoyed rebuilding the train. I would recommend this for anyone with a Lego loving child that has bins of half-built Lego sets...it gave new life to something he wasn't really interested in anymore. We are also VERY impressed with the speed that our order was delivered.

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      5.0

      Good additon to Train Horizon Express

      By FredFerreira84

      from Albufeira

      Comments about LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879):

      It's well built and reliable, just still looks it has ancient technology so Lego could think of getting new motorised systems for the future. I works fine but still on batteries. The Horizon Express train CREATOR EXPERT SET doesn't come with power functions included so had to buy it. I found it too expensive, you could have made a Pack set for this and all other equipment with the train above mentioned.

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      5.0

      UNBELIEVEABLE!!!

      By Brendan6464

      from Carrolton

      Comments about LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879):

      Awesome remote. A little tricky to learn but after that, it is very easy to use. Good for trains, technic, and all things power function.

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      5.0

      RC time!

      By PowerMinerMaster

      from Logan

      Comments about LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879):

      Not only is this remote control good for trains, but it is also useful for RC cars, as well. This remote makes the steering more realistic, and it feels comfortable to hold. It's time to push the pedal to the metal with the the RC Speed Remote Control! Let us all hope that LEGO continues with Power Functions.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Wildchicken13

      from Northbrook

      Comments about LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879):

      This is an excellent LEGO product. It is small and doesn't weigh much. It operates on four different channels, allowing you to control four models at once from the same controller. The two dials allow you to control two different functions on each channel, such as two motors, or a motor and lights. Each dial has seven settings, allowing you to control the strength of the function at seven intervals. As long as nothing is obscuring the blue thing on top of the controller or receiver, the signal is perfect. At thirteen dollars, it is an excellent value for the money.

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      (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good remote

      By wuzzerz

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879):

      I love this remote. It has 7 speeds and 8 channels. It can make your train go backwards or forward. The only bad thing is that it only controls the train properly when it is close to the IR receiver. Otherwise, a great buy!

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