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Use the LEGO® Powered Up 88009 Hub to power and control Powered Up sensors and motors.

  • This robot toy accessory features a hub with 2 input/output ports, connecting wire and connection point for LEGO® Powered Up components.
  • Connect via Bluetooth® from the LEGO® Powered Up app.
  • Requires batteries (not included). Please refer to the product packaging for type and quantity.
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Overall RatingAverage rating2.4out of 5 stars
(25 Reviews)
40% would recommend this product.

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Level of DifficultyAverage rating2.7out of 5 stars
Value for MoneyAverage rating2.2out of 5 stars
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  • May 10th, 2019
    Average rating4out of 5 stars
    Fair but expensive replacement to the PF battery
    | 45-54
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    I got this along with the new train motor (88011) to replace my Holiday and Harry Potter train's setup. So far I'm happy with the setup. On the plus side, the receiver is already built in so it gets rid of the IR receiver for a cleaner look, and remote in favor of the Powered Up phone app. Does not require line of sight to control but you will need a compatible device (phone, tablet,or the new Lego bluetooth remote) which needs to be on all the time to control. It has 2 ports but only port "A" can be used for the motor by the "train" app (port "B" can be controlled using the "Batman" app but can be weird -- download or review the Powered Up app to better understand what these mean). I use the "B" port with the color/distance sensor (88007) to experiment on some coding controls. Controls are responsive so far, but the app in its initial development stage is too basic. The app can control up to 4 of these hubs. On the minus side, this hub is limited in use to creations that don't use too much controls (like trains). You cannot daisy chain components like how the old motors and lights did -- you cannot control 2 motors simultaneously on a single channel. This "Powered Up" (PU) technology is not compatible with the older "Power Function" (PF) technology. Also, the ports don't have clips and components will easily slip out of this hub when pulled. Battery life seems to be shorter given that it also powers the Bluetooth radio receiver. A big bummer for me though, with the old one (PF) you can leave the train running when you turn off/toss away the remote, but with PU the train stops when the app turns off or moves away from range, so you can't just leave your train running in the background when you step away. This hub is more for the tech oriented kids and adults, but may not appeal to younger kids looking to have a simple motorized out-of-the-box fun with their builds. However, I do like how this reduces the parts needed to control my trains. This seems to have firmware capability so current limitations *may* be addressed in the future with firmware updates.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating3out of 5 stars
    Building Experience: Expert LEGO builder
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  • March 18th, 2020
    Average rating1out of 5 stars
    Terrible battery life
    Purchased for: Son
    We have a bunch of the power-up products for Lego trains and they run great. Unfortunately, this is what came with the remote control Batmobile and after using it for a few months the battery life is literally zero. I can put new batteries in the case and run the product for about 10 minutes. Such great products but this is an utter dud.
    Lego

    Response from LEGO SHOP

    19 March 2020
    Samuel, LEGO Customer Service
    That shouldn't be happening. Could you please get in touch at LEGO.build/Service-BV, our experts would love to help you! :)
    Play ExperienceAverage rating2out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating1out of 5 stars
    Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builder
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  • December 27th, 2020
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    Amazing
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Son
    A great product ! Connects easily to the remote control or iPad. Takes three aaa batteries that have lasted ok. Seems like it has an auto off of not played with. It’s very cool!
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Build Time: 10 mins
    Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builder
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  • December 11th, 2020
    Average rating3out of 5 stars
    Moderately okay.
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Self
    I would say function wise, this is a really neat brick. It's fun to remote control trains and other things. The ability to use bluetooth is also very nice. As you don't have to have a controller for every device. The problems kinda distract from that though. The price is a tad bit high, especially if you need more than one. As many others have said having to remove screws to change the batteries just seems like a future problem. It would have been much better to have a simple block to lock the batteries in. Perhaps though, that is more about safety for children. The battery life, is neither something to brag about or to hate on too much. It does go a bit fast, and I would recommend to anyone using it, to have some rechargeable batteries. I do like though that you can have multiples of these, running at the same time. The ability to have different "channels" or "colors" is very nice. I imagine any family who has multiple trains or other items, that could run at the same time would love this feature. It would make playing with siblings or others much easier.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars
    Value for MoneyAverage rating2out of 5 stars
    Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builder
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