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Bleedsblue&white
06-01-2014, 06:01 PM
Okay,

I have spent hours online, The Lego site, Fan sites, google images...I am stuck.

Somewhere in the mid 90's( I think), Lego came out with (I think) three vehicles, at least one was treaded(I have that one), but they were the first ones you could plug into your pc and program.
If you had a couple of them you could program or use the remotes to have them "fight" with their fake lasers, but mostly you created light mazes, or they would drive around the room, "learning," the space by bumping into things and moving a bit.
Like I said, you plugged them into your pc, but they came with a little black remote with like four buttons so one of the things you could do was hit one switch, hide it somewhere in the room, and the robot/vehicle would stagger around til it found it then beep happily.

I want to give it to somebody, but I can't remember how the remote works, I can't find any information, and I can't find the PC plug to let the tech find it.

It's driving me crazy. My buddy and I bought each other one for Christmas years ago, he can't find his cord and he can't remember a freakin thing either. The idea is to give the two of them to a couple young boys who would enjoy them once I figure out what they **** they're called and how to change the last program I put in.

I don't frequent many sites so this is my last gasp.

Deckie007
06-01-2014, 06:17 PM
I googled some stuff...are these it?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Technic

Bleedsblue&white
06-01-2014, 06:49 PM
Lol, no.
I laugh because I sat though pages of google images.
I'm going to try to put a pic up.

BG
06-01-2014, 06:52 PM
Mindstorms?

Blueman
06-01-2014, 06:57 PM
Hmm - looks like Lego Technic Motor (Technics) is what comes up for me as well

http://www.dk.co.uk/static/spreads/all/6/0/9781409376606L_010.jpg

Blueman
06-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Just for fun, here's one more

http://www.graphs.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/lego-brick-50th-anniversary-timeline.jpg

Metalleaf
06-01-2014, 07:20 PM
Ah man, I had that castle.

Bleedsblue&white
06-01-2014, 07:33 PM
Here it is.
http://i1253.photobucket.com/albums/hh596/chauntecleer1/IMG_20140601_190844.jpg (http://s1253.photobucket.com/user/chauntecleer1/media/IMG_20140601_190844.jpg.html)

Bleedsblue&white
06-01-2014, 07:33 PM
Now what the hell is it?

Bleedsblue&white
06-01-2014, 07:35 PM
Besides ultra cool, of course.
Lol, I was almost in my 30's, but my friend I swore decades ago that we would always buy each other toys for Christmas.

BG
06-01-2014, 08:00 PM
LEGO Spybotics 3807 Snaptrax S45

http://lego.brickinstructions.com/en/lego_instructions/set/3807/Snaptrax_S45

http://www.toysperiod.com/lego-set-reference/spybotics/lego-3807-snaptrax-s45/


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nGycNqt_wU

Bleedsblue&white
06-01-2014, 08:12 PM
OMG, I never thought of youtube. Which is crazy, I was there today learning how to fix a derailleur.
Thank you thank you thank you.

It was released in 02 I see...time plays tricks with the mind.

Bleedsblue&white
06-01-2014, 08:13 PM
I love this place.

Deckie007
06-01-2014, 08:17 PM
Nicely done BG. Your youtubefu is strong.

BG
06-01-2014, 08:36 PM
http://weknowmemes.com/generator/uploads/generated/g1366846791355195367.jpg

Bleedsblue&white
06-02-2014, 07:32 PM
As as aside to this story. I paid 60 bucks for this snaptrax thing, and I just found one on Amazon going for 778 dollars.
I've seen more at 250-400.
I won't be giving this away for free after all.
My buddy and I may even put a package together, see what we can get.

Jesus...almost 800 bucks?

Montana
06-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Those Amazon prices are by individuals, who sell things at exorbitant prices once Amazon stops selling them......more often than not it's just an attempt to hoodwink people who don't know better into paying an absurd price for something.

Quick search on ebay shows a bunch of those Spybotics Snaptrax having sold for $35-50.....I'm guessing those that sell for $250+ are ones that are brand new in a box, and are targeted at collectors.


Don't mean to be a buzzkill.....but I suspect that if you think you're gonna cash-in, you're likely to be disappointed. Do some research, but my guess is that in the end the best value you could get for them, would be to give them to those kids, and let them get the same enjoyment out of them that you and your buddy did.

Montana
06-02-2014, 07:58 PM
Here's a couple cheep ones from ebay, if you wanted to grab em for parts....


$27
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Lego-Technic-Spybotics-purple-Snaptrax-Module-OOP-discontinued-Lego-/331005018959?pt=Building_Toys_US&hash=item4d116fc34f&_uhb=1

$32
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Lego-Technic-Spybotics-Trans-Red-Snaptrax-Module-/200951355785?pt=Building_Toys_US&hash=item2ec9a25989&_uhb=1

Bleedsblue&white
06-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Those are parts...

And I said I've seen more at 250-400, I was just stunned to see anything over 500.

I've did more than look at Amazon and believe.

Bleedsblue&white
06-02-2014, 08:38 PM
The kids are my bosses, and he wouldn't take anything from me that valuable for free anyways. I've already given his kids a bunch of Lego stuff and he always has to find a way to get me back.

Metalleaf
06-02-2014, 08:57 PM
Amazon is good in some respects, but if you're looking for specific things for a decent price, consumer to consumer focused sites are best.

Bleedsblue&white
06-02-2014, 09:00 PM
Oh yeah, I don't shop there.
E-Bay has them from 250-400 bucks as well, and my model seems to be a favourite.

blacksheep
06-03-2014, 05:43 PM
heh. Another legomaniac. Who knew?

Bleedsblue&white
06-04-2014, 07:09 AM
Lego got me through my childhood. I'd hide from my parents all day in my room, and Lego made the time fly.