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IR RX 8884

It seems this thing comes in version 1 and version 2.

But lego.com only sells version 1...which seems very strange to me.

https://shop.lego.com/en-US/LEGO-Power-Functions-IR-Receiver-8884

"This item is Version 1. Version 2 is not available for individual sale."

Does anyone know what's up with that??

Comments

  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,548
    I assume Version 2 is only available as part of a larger set? Could call Lego CS and ask what the difference is.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,736
    edited June 2017
    V2 is better. V2 only came in 4x4 Crawler. V2 costs a fortune now. CS can't do anything for you. There are no plans to make the V2 again. End of story. Sorry. I went through this last year.
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 335
    That sucks. 

    If they make a V2 of something, it just doesn't make sense that they would now only sell V1 of that same thing. I mean, who does that?
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,548
    Also, still unexplained what the difference is. Is V2 demonstrably better? If so, why would they not sell it anymore?
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,485
    I have a couple of v2 from train sets a few years ago. From what I remember, v2 is better able to cope with stacking motors on a single channel, or something like that.
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 335
    There are a number of sites that explain why V2 is better, in pretty much every way. So much so that it makes no sense to sell V1 instead of V2.  Here is one:




    SprinkleOtter
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    I only recently learnt Lego is selling V1. That is indeed weird. I thought I gathered from Sariel's book that all new ones would be V2... :|
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    If v2s are worth a fortune, then i am quite happy! Just got my broken v1 replaced for free with a v2 by customer service. 
    sid3windr
  • sid3windrsid3windr BelgiumMember Posts: 1,421
    If the V2 really always says V2 in big black letters, then at least indeed my 2 ordered from [email protected] are V1.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,736
    I have a couple of v2 from train sets a few years ago. From what I remember, v2 is better able to cope with stacking motors on a single channel, or something like that.
    Ah, that's right, some got mixxed in with other sets and single packs back in 2013.
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