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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!

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0.2 pounds

4.5 x 3.8 x 1.5

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LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879)

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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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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



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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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)


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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(13 of 26 customers found this review helpful)


IR Remote Control

By Quack

from London

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

Quite good for motors, but pathetic for lights!!! They hardly dim! Quite precise. I found it a bit expensive, considering you have to buy lots of other stuff to go with it.

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(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


Controls Your Lego Models Like Nothing Before

By kriskec

from Burbank

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

I bought the IR Speed Remote Control with an IR Receiver and worked out pretty good with each other. I like that fact that you can control up to 4 things at once on it and that you can easily control the speed of the motors steady or fast or really slow. It's cool that you can hook up stuff to the sides and the knob's. The really good feature that it has is a stop button on each channel. Also it uses battery power really well because it only uses it when the buttons or sensors are moved. Excellent Product, Makes Building Lego Power Functions Excellent.

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)


A Must Have for any Lego Train Buyer

By Turner

from Lindon, UT

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

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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(6 of 17 customers found this review helpful)


finally a controled remote

By kas9ec

from ohio

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

this is good for trains and lego rc makes because if turning of going a steddy or fast speed can be done with this insted of on and off.

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(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)


So Versatile its unvelievable

By Dave77

from Nottingham, UK

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

It took quite some time to get used to but with perseverence it will make sence the more you use it. Got it originally for rate control for the Emerald Night set which really brings the set to life but then moved over to the motorised Technic Bulldoser and some of my own creations. The variable speed control brings so much to your power functions that the on/off switches of older controllers simply cannot provide. To understand the full benefit you need to see the system in operation however simply imagine the motion of a train pulling out of a station, it is slow and gradual as it builds up momentum. Similarly its arrival at the platform is a slow delcine in momentum. That is exactly what this controller brings - control over the rate of animation. The red buttons act as an emergency stop which you will use an awful lot as you get used to it . Contrary to uncertainties in my earlier review for the future of the standard remote controller, this does not render the old unit obsolete. It does infact complement it rather well. Some items such as lights and in some installations, actuators, work better with a simple on/off function. The old controller and new speed remote controller clip together really well to form a console and together they are infact greater than the sum of their parts. Buy it and you may be frustrated to begin with, however, have patience and continue to experiment with its application, as the rewards will bring your Lego to life. Excellent work Lego 10/10

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Finally !!

By Suspet

from Denmark

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

After a Loooong wait, the 8879 remote arrived. I ordered the Night Emerald and power functions set on April 2. 2009. I recieved the train and extra flex-tracks on June 9. 2009. Finally the remote arrived on August 14. 2009. Now the train can be controlled properly !! 4 chanel IR remote with 2 functions per chanel. Chanel is selected on the orange slide in the middle, letting you pick chanel 1, 2, 3 or 4. The chanel number you chose should be the same as the chanel slide on the 8884 IR reciever brick. Each function has a jogwheel for power control, forward or reverse depending on which way you turn the dial. The Night Emerald use 1 function for lights, and 1 for motor control. There is also an emergency stop (red botton) and a reverse/invert switch (small black slide switch) Now it's possible to run the train on any of the 4 chanels, and unlike the 8885 remote, the train maintains speed and lights when you let go the controls. Finally it was worth waiting for, and it might be useful with other power functions because this remote lets your model maintain speeds when not handeled. {;o) Now we just wait for more awesome trains to follow the Night Emerald. !!! . {;o)

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