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    Toy Fair 2017: Technic, Creator, and More
    Hot Bionicle NewsFriday, February 24th, 2017 at 11:59pm by Andrew, BZPower News Manager

    It's taken us a little longer than expected, but we've got another batch of Toy Fair coverage for you today. We're going to take a look at a bunch of the more free-form themes and those targeted at younger builders, which translates to Technic, Creator, Classic, Duplo, and Juniors. It's a lot of sets, but we won't have as much to say about them as we do other themes. We'll let you look at the pictures and make your own judgments. So read on to check it all out!

    Technic

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 01

    42057 Ultralight Helicopter

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 28

    199 pieces. Age 8+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    It's hard to make a Technic set small enough to fit into the $20 price range and still have some interesting mechanical features, but this model seems to accomplish that.

    42058 Stunt Bike

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 29

    140 pieces. Age 7+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Pullback motors are a cool addition to a model that give it some nice playability. Of course it's also always nice to see Bohrok eyes in more colors.

    42059 Stunt Truck

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 27

    142 pieces. Age 7+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Another pullback motor set, this one appears to have some slick suspension.

    42060 Roadwork Crew

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 26

    365 pieces. Age 8+
    $29.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    It impresses me that the set designers were able to fit two complete vehicles into a set at this price point. Each one even has its own unique functions.

    42061 Telehandler

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 25

    260 pieces. Age 9+
    $39.99 (USD) $49.99 (CAD)
    Available in March

    I'm not sure how I feel about the pieces used for the extending arm, as they do seem a bit single-purpose. Overall though, the set looks pretty nice.

    42062 Container Yard

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 20 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 21 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 22

    631 pieces. Age 8+
    $59.99 (USD) $74.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    I love how the cargo containers are for the 'Bricks & Beams' company - it's a nice little nod. Even cooler though is how the designers used the pneumatic tube extension piece to allow the crane to pick up the containers without permanently connecting to them.

    42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 24

    603 pieces. Age 10+
    $59.99 (USD) $74.99 (CAD)
    Available in March

    It's always cool to see a Technic set based on a real-world vehicle since the designers put in a lot of effort to make the functions of the model match the real thing.

    42065 RC Tracked Racer

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 23

    370 pieces. Age 9+
    $99.99 (USD) $129.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    The inclusion of the RC motor and other required parts raises the price of this set a lot, but if you're interested in making motorized creations it might be a good place to go to get some inspiration for your own MOCs.

    42068 Airport Rescue Vehicle

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 13 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 14 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 15

    1094 pieces. Age 10+
    $99.99 (USD) $129.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    The level of detail on this set is pretty incredible. Through stickers and occasional System part use, we get a very solid set with a lot of functions and details.

    42064 Ocean Explorer

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 16 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 17 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 18 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 19

    1327 pieces. Age 10+
    $109.99 (USD) $149.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    I'm not sure I've ever seen a Technic boat that wasn't a speed boat or other small watercraft. This is just about microfig scale, which is not something you see all the time. The submersible and helicopter are both great and add a lot of playability to this impressive set.

    42066 Air Race Jet

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 09 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 10 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 11 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 12

    1151 pieces. Age 10+
    $149.99 (USD) $189.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    Here's my favorite Technic set for the year, the F-35 Lightning II - I mean the Air Race Jet. It's a massive model with working control surfaces, landing gear, and a movable engine for vertical takeoffs. I hope to be able to add this one to my collection.

    42069 Extreme Adventure

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 05 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 06 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 07 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 08

    2382 pieces. Age 11+
    $179.99 (USD) $239.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    This set looks like the designers were just having fun. From the treaded tracks with independent suspension to the gull wing doors to the jerry cans on the roof, it seems like no detail was overlooked. I love the choice of purple as well for the accent color.

    42070 6x6 All Terrain Tow Truck

    Toy Fair 2017 Technic 02 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 03 Toy Fair 2017 Technic 04

    1862 pieces. Age 11+
    $289.99 (USD) $369.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    This year's largest Technic set is a huge tow truck that can haul away just about any set that has come before it. It has Power Functions to allow you to drive it and move the arm remotely, which looks really cool. I would love to see the interior workings of how it all operates.

    Creator

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 01

    31054 Blue Express

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 21

    71 pieces. Age 6+
    $4.99 (USD) $6.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    31055 Red Racer

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 20

    72 pieces. Age 6+
    $4.99 (USD) $6.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    31056 Green Cruiser

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 23

    122 pieces. Age 6+
    $9.99 (USD) $12.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    31057 Air Blazer

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 22

    102 pieces. Age 6+
    $9.99 (USD) $12.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    31058 Mighty Dinosaurs

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 24

    174 pieces. Age 7+
    $14.99 (USD) $17.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    I recently picked up this set and I must say, all three models were fun builds. The T-rex is of course the best, but they all have some unique designs and the ball joints give it a lot of poseability.

    31059 Sunset Street Bike

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 17

    194 pieces. Age 8+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This set doesn't do a whole lot for me, but I do like that they incorporated some working suspension into it.

    31060 Airshow Aces

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 19

    246 pieces. Age 7+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    I like the concept behind this cool micro-scale Creator set. All three of the builds look fun, if simple, and the parts capture the shapes of the vehicles very well.

    31062 Robo Explorer

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 18

    205 pieces. Age 7+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This is another set I'm considering picking up, because that robot is so cute! It looks like there's a good selection of parts in it too, so that's nice.

    31063 Beachside Vacation

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 15 Toy Fair 2017 Creator 16

    275 pieces. Age 7+
    $29.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    A pretty simple model, the thing that jumps out at me the most is the interesting palm tree.

    31067 Modular Poolside Holiday

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 06

    356 pieces. Age 7+
    $29.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    Has LEGO ever made a ping pong table before? It's details like that that really make some of these Creator builds.

    31064 Island Adventures

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 12

    359 pieces. Age 7+
    $34.99 (USD) $44.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This set looks like it would be right at home in the City jungle exploration subtheme. Make sure you notice all the SNOT techniques the designers use on the model to get the right shapes and curves.

    31066 Space Shuttle Explorer

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 07

    285 pieces. Age 7+
    $34.99 (USD) $44.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    Another impressive model, I think I like this space shuttle even more than the one that was in the City theme a couple of years ago.

    31068 Modular Modern Home

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 08 Toy Fair 2017 Creator 09 Toy Fair 2017 Creator 10 Toy Fair 2017 Creator 11

    386 pieces. Age 8+
    $39.99 (USD) $49.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    I love the electric vehicle charger and the silly brick built dog.

    31065 Park Street Townhouse

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 13 Toy Fair 2017 Creator 14

    566 pieces. Age 8+
    $49.99 (USD) $64.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This could almost be a miniature modular building, with all of the cool techniques and details crammed in.

    31070 Turbo Track Racer

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 02 Toy Fair 2017 Creator 03

    664 pieces. Age 9+
    $59.99 (USD) $74.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    This car looks like it's ready to take first place in whatever race it's entered in. I love the contrasting yellow seats and of course the gull-wing doors.

    31069 Modular Family Villa

    Toy Fair 2017 Creator 04 Toy Fair 2017 Creator 05

    728 pieces. Age 8+
    $69.99 (USD) $89.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    This house is designed to encourage you to take apart and rearrange the rooms, making your own perfect dream house!

    Classic

    Toy Fair 2017 Classic 01

    10706 Blue Creativity Box

    Toy Fair 2017 Classic 02

    78 pieces. Age 4+
    $4.99 (USD) $6.99 (CAD)
    Available in March

    10707 Red Creativity Box

    Toy Fair 2017 Classic 03

    55 pieces. Age 4+
    $4.99 (USD) $6.99 (CAD)
    Available in March

    10708 Green Creativity Box

    Toy Fair 2017 Classic 05

    66 pieces. Age 4+
    $4.99 (USD) $6.99 (CAD)
    Available in March

    10709 Orange Creativity Box

    Toy Fair 2017 Classic 04

    60 pieces. Age 4+
    $4.99 (USD) $6.99 (CAD)
    Available in March

    10703 Creative Builder Box

    Toy Fair 2017 Classic 06

    502 pieces. Age 4+
    $29.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in March

    10704 Creative Box

    900 pieces. Age 4+
    $39.99 (USD) $49.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This set was unfortunately not on display or we didn't get a good picture of it.

    Duplo

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 01

    10849 My First Plane & 10850 My First Cakes & 10851 My First Bus & 10852 My First Bird

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 12

    10 pieces. Age 1-1/2+
    $4.99 (USD) $4.99 (CAD)
    Available in January
    8 pieces. Age 1-1/2+
    $4.99 (USD) $4.99 (CAD)
    Available in January
    6 pieces. Age 1-1/2+
    $4.99 (USD) $4.99 (CAD)
    Available in January
    7 pieces. Age 1-1/2+
    $4.99 (USD) $4.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10847 Number Train

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 13

    23 pieces. Age 1-1/2+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10848 My First Bricks

    80 pieces. Age 1-1/2+
    $22.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This set was unfortunately not on display or we didn't get a good picture of it.

    10845 My First Carousel

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 11

    24 pieces. Age 1-1/2+
    $24.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    Because one inquiring mind wants to know, the gears sit loosely on 2x2 Duplo studs and spin freely, allowing the carousel to work.

    10853 LEGO DUPLO Creative Builder Box

    75 pieces. Age 1-1/2+
    $29.99 (USD) $29.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This set was unfortunately not on display or we didn't get a good picture of it.

    10854 LEGO DUPLO Creative Box

    120 pieces. Age 2+
    $39.99 (USD) $49.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This set was unfortunately not on display or we didn't get a good picture of it.

    10838 Family Pets

    15 pieces. Age 2+
    $9.99 (USD) $12.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This set was unfortunately not on display or we didn't get a good picture of it.

    10832 Birthday Picnic

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 09

    19 pieces. Age 2+
    $14.99 (USD) $17.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10833 Preschool

    39 pieces. Age 2+
    $19.99 (USD) $19.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This set was unfortunately not on display or we didn't get a good picture of it.

    10834 Pizzeria

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 10

    57 pieces. Age 2+
    $29.99 (USD) $29.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10837 Santa's Winter Holiday

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 08

    45 pieces. Age 2+
    $29.99 (USD) $29.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    10835 Family House

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 07

    69 pieces. Age 2+
    $39.99 (USD) $44.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10836 Town Square

    98 pieces. Age 2+
    $59.99 (USD) $74.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    This set was unfortunately not on display or we didn't get a good picture of it.

    10823 Batwing Adventure

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 02

    28 pieces. Age 2+
    $29.99 (USD) $29.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10842 Batcave Challenge

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 03

    73 pieces. Age 2+
    $49.99 (USD) $59.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10843 Mickey Racer

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 05

    15 pieces. Age 2+
    $14.99 (USD) $17.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    10855 Cinderella's Magical Castle

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 04

    56 pieces. Age 2+
    $34.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10844 Minnie Mouse Bow-tique

    Toy Fair 2017 Duplo 06

    70 pieces. Age 2+
    $39.99 (USD) $44.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    Juniors

    Toy Fair 2017 Juniors 01

    10737 Batman vs. Mr. Freeze

    Toy Fair 2017 Juniors 06

    63 pieces. Age 4+
    $14.99 (USD) $17.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10738 Snow White's Forest Cottage

    Toy Fair 2017 Juniors 02

    67 pieces. Age 4+
    $14.99 (USD) $17.99 (CAD)
    Available in August

    10735 Police Truck Chase

    Toy Fair 2017 Juniors 07

    90 pieces. Age 4+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10740 Fire Patrol Suitcase

    Toy Fair 2017 Juniors 09

    110 pieces. Age 4+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10746 Mia's Farm Suitcase

    Toy Fair 2017 Juniors 08

    100 pieces. Age 4+
    $19.99 (USD) $24.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10736 Anna & Elsa's Frozen Playground

    Toy Fair 2017 Juniors 05

    94 pieces. Age 4+
    $24.99 (USD) $29.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10734 Demolition Site

    Toy Fair 2017 Juniors 03

    175 pieces. Age 4+
    $29.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    10747 Andrea & Stephanie's Beach Holiday

    Toy Fair 2017 Juniors 04

    143 pieces. Age 4+
    $29.99 (USD) $39.99 (CAD)
    Available in January

    That wraps it up for tonight. It's late, so I'm just going to remind you to check out our other Toy Fair coverage! See you tomorrow!

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