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Our stringer for all things R/C, Francesco Fondi, sent us word of this amazing Lego/ NXT-based Bluetooth and phone-controlled Volvo 8×8 truck:

This is a really impressive creation from ATRX, the same AFOL (Adult Fan of Lego) behind the NXT Boat.

This Volvo FL12, version 8×8 features all wheel drive, 4-wheel steering, full double wishbone independent suspension, remote-controlled 4-speed gearbox. It has been designed for Lego Truck Trial races GPM (Grand Prix Mazovia) 2010 that will be held in Warsaw, Poland.

[Thanks, Frankie!]

Lego Volvo FL12, version 8×8 – Camion telecomandato tramite telefonino Bluetooth [Italian]

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Shadyman

    Whoa. That is EPIC.