• Race Truck + Power Functions

    Compiled by Toa Of Justice. Updated 01 March 2010. Contains 7 sets.
    Seeing as LEGO has not yet released instructions to motorize 8041 Race Truck yet, I have decided to create this list of Power Functions accessories that would go best with Race Truck, as well as instructions for implementing each accessory.

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8041: Race Truck

7 reviews
Pieces
608
RRP
$59.99, £45.99, €49.99
Packaging
Box
Availability
Retail
Instructions
Yes
Bricklist notes
The base set. Take apart the "fifth wheel" in the back, and save it along with all of extra pieces--you'll need them to mount motors and the battery box. You'll also need an extra 20T double bevel gear.
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8881: Battery Box

3 reviews
Pieces
1
RRP
$6.99, £5.49, €7.99
Packaging
Polybag
Availability
LEGO exclusive
Bricklist notes
It's necessary to provide power to the wheels and lights!

Step 0: Put 6 AA batteries into the battery box. If you have done so already, skip to step 1.

Step 1: Stick 2 black friction pins into the vertical holes between the tan 20T double bevel gears. The pins should face upward.

Step 2: Snap the battery box over the pins. Ideally, the outlet and switch should be oriented towards the driver's side, and the switch should be below the outlet.
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8883: M-Motor

2 reviews
Pieces
1
RRP
$7.49, £5.99, €8.99
Bricklist notes
You need two of these--one to motorize the steering column and another to power the rear wheels.

-Steering Motor Mounting Instructions-

Step 1: Remove the 12T double bevel gear & 3L axle from the roof. Save them for later.

Step 2: Remove the 9L axle and the topmost smooth gray axle joiner. Again, save them for later.

Step 3: Build two of the following: Put 1 blue axle/pin's axle into a #1 angle connector's axle hole, then put a 3L blue friction pin into the #1 angle connector's pin hole (short end in first; the result should be an "L"-shaped piece).

Step 4: Connect Step 3's "L"-shaped pieces behind the remaining axle joiner so that the #1 angle connectors are horizontal and the 3L pins face up. Use the topmost holes in the 5M gap behind the axle joiner, not the 7M gap!

Step 5a: Connect 2 3M beams to the upright blue 3L pins (1 per pin, each one must point 2 holes toward the V8 engine).

Step 5b: Put another 3M beam across the 3L pins (on top of the ones from Step 5a).

Step 5c: Rotate the assembly from steps 3-5 so far 180 degrees vertically toward the V8 engine and back toward the front end. The assembly should be upside-down and backwards from its previous position.

Step 6a: Stick a 3L axle into an M-motor and 2 blue 3L friction pins (short ends in first) into pin holes on both sides of the axle. The pins should line up parallel to the short edge of the motor's base.

Step 6b: Put a 3M beam over the pins and axle from Step 6a.

Step 7: Connect the motor assembly to the remaining axle joiner and the assembly from Steps 3-5 (axle into axlehole, pins into pinholes)
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8882: XL-Motor

1 review
Pieces
1
RRP
$9.99, £7.99, €11.99
Packaging
Polybag
Availability
LEGO exclusive
Bricklist notes
An XL motor could be used to drive the Race Truck, but an M-motor should do.

-Drive Motor Mounting Instructions-

Step 1: Connect 2 blue 3L friction pins 5M apart on a 7M beam (long end in first, 1L's worth of pin should be on both sides of the 7M beam)

Step 2: Snap Step 1's assembly into the holes directly behind the differential.

Step 3: Stick 2 blue 3L friction pins (short end in first) into the holes next to both sides of the differential (2L's worth of pin should face up perpendicular to the rear drive axles)

Step 4: Snap 2 5M beams onto the pins so that they are parallel to the chassis' length and fully cover the 7M beam AND the new 3M/1M perpendicular joiners.

Step 5: Stick a 3L axle into an M-motor and 2 black 2L friction pins (short ends in first) into pin holes on both sides of the axle. The pins should line up parallel to the short edge of the motor's base.

Step 6: Snap a 7M beam centered across the motor assembly.

Step 7: Connect a 20T double bevel gear (not included with the model) to the 3L axle.

Step 8: Snap the assembly from Steps 5-7 onto the remaining blue 3L friction pins. The 7M beam on that assembly should be parallel to the rear drive axles.
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8884: IR Receiver

1 review
Pieces
1
RRP
$14.99, £11.49, €16.99
Packaging
Polybag
Availability
LEGO exclusive
Related sets
Included in 5001925-1
Bricklist notes
To remotely control your Race Truck, this is absolutely necessary!

Step 1: Connect the drive motor's wire to the red outlet.

Step 2: Connect the steering motor's wire to the blue outlet.

Step 3: Connect the receiver's wire to the battery box.

Step 4: Remove the two black 1x8 tiles on top of the V8 engine and mount the IR Receiver there.
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8885: IR Remote Control

1 review
Pieces
1
RRP
$9.49, £7.49, €10.99
Bricklist notes
To remotely control your Race Truck, this is also absolutely necessary! Just stick 3 AAA batteries inside the control, and use the red switch to control forward/reverse. The blue switch should control steering. You may want to use the black switches to change the direction of the motors.
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687 own this set, 229 want it.

8870: Light Set

2 reviews
Pieces
1
RRP
$6.49, £5.49, €7.49
Packaging
Polybag
Availability
LEGO exclusive
Related sets
Included in 5001925-1
Bricklist notes
If you'd like to, you can equip your Race Truck with working headlights!

Step 1: Stick the round end of each light into the holes of the tiny black panels on either side of the front grille. The lights should be able to shine ahead of the truck.

Step 2: Connect the lights' wire to the battery box. The lights should turn on whenever the battery box is turned on.

Step 3: Connect the 2x2 black brick along the wire to the V8 engine's remaining studs.
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