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LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879)

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Product Description

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

4584281

0.2 pounds

4.5 x 3.8 x 1.5

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Average Customer Rating:

by PowerReviews
LEGO Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control (8879)
 
4.6

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

87%

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.

Reviewed by 24 customers

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5.0

Good to have

By Lizzymom

from Undisclosed

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

We got this to go with the Christmas train. It went along nice with the other power function sets.

 
5.0

Great Product

By wnadgmom

from Undisclosed

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

Pretty self-explanatory. Works well. Not too expensive. You need an IR Receiver to use this product.

 
2.0

Not WORKING PROPERLY WITH V2RECEIVER???

By Bahogbaba

from GenSan

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

Hi i have encountered problems...i dont know if it is the receiver itself or the controller but at first it seemed working fine but in the next few minutes it goes slower and slower...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

An AWESOME addition!!!

By Maplesyrup79

from Undisclosed

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

I bought this in order to power our Christmas train. Once I knew I had all the correct parts it was VERY easy to set up and assemble. The only drawback being that this came with virtually NO instructions. (NOTE: the instructions come with the Lego kit you purchased the power function for). However, once you use it and know how it works with the Legos that you purchased it for you can use it VERY easily for future products or to assemble your own original design. Was very easy to set up and get going per the Lego instructions and after that it was VERY EXCITEDLY to see all Legos in action!!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works, when using right batteries

By lilkdc

from Undisclosed

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

I added power functions to the Holiday Train my son and I put together. I was getting very frustrated when I could not get it to work. Removing the IR receiver allowed it to work, but who wants to hit the button on the battery to stop it. It turned out to be the batteries - Duracell batteries do NOT work in the remote - the terminals are slightly shorter than those on Eveready. Lego needs to make a slight adjustment to their battery compartment so it will work with Duracells.

 
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
 
5.0

I would buy this item again.

By null

from undisclosed

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

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

This product works great!

 
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
     
    3.0

    Could be better

    By Va_AFOL

    from Virginia Beach, VA

    About Me Collector

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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