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A history of Technic panels, part 1

Technic panels first made an appearance in 1999. Prior to their introduction, Technic sets typically had a skeletal appearance which exposed their innards. The curves of vehicles' bodywork were implied through the use of hoses and flex tubes as typified by 1998's 8432 Concept Car.

Panels provide a means to create more substantial and convincing bodies for models, although the first iteration was far too abstract to do so effectively.

In this article I'll examine the three types of 'wing-shaped' ones before turning my attention to the curved and flat panels in the next part.

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