Thanks to a Facebook Marketplace listing in Switzerland, we now have our first look at the upcoming LEGO Technic™ CAT D11T Bulldozer (42131), which, as we mentioned back in June, is expected to release October 1st on Shop@Home.
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According to one user on the Eurobricks Forum, the LEGO Technic™ CAT D11T (42131) will most likely only contain 4 motors—two angled motors similar to the LEGO Technic™ 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler (42114), two Technic™ Large Motors (88013), and one Smarthub. Each of the angled motors controls the movement of the treads, while one of the two Technic™ Large Motors (88013) serves to operate the gearbox—which is responsible for controlling the four main functions: blade lift, blade tilt/pitch, ladder lift and ripper lift—while the other switches through a transmission, similar to the function present in the LEGO Technic™ 6x6 Volvo Articulated Hauler (42114) build. In contrast to the LEGO Technic™ Liebherr R 9800 Excavator (42100), you get three less motors, one less Smarthub, and roughly 250 less pieces, all while still paying the same retail price of $449.99 | €449.99.
LEGO Technic™ CAT D11T Bulldozer (42131)
Set number: 42131
Theme: LEGO Technic™
Set Name: CAT D11T bulldozer
Release: October 1, 2021
Cost: $449.99 | €449.99
Much of this information is still merely rumored at this time, but with the release date of October approaching, we anticipate we'll see some Official Details emerging soon. In the meantime, if you're looking for something to build, take a look here at all the LEGO Technic™ sets that are retiring by the end of 2021.
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