Lego technic new sets 2017

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The new LEGO Art World Map is the largest individual LEGO set ever made. It contains a whopping 11,695 pieces - that's 2,605 more pieces than the Titanic in second place and 4,154 more pieces than the Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon.

Measuring at over 25.5 in. (65 cm) high and 40.5 in. (104 cm) wide, the world map can be wall mounted or displayed on a shelf.

The kit comes with a soundtrack, so you can enjoy an audio world tour as you build while oceans can be customized to give the map a twist and landmass sections can be moved to refocus the map on 1 of 3 sections of the world. The world map costs a reasonable $249.99 / £229.99 / 249.99€, which means the price per part is around 2 cents/per brick - albeit almost all of them are single studs.

LEGO's second largest set ever is the 10294 Titanic - a huge 9,090 piece ship faithfully recreating the original Titanic to 1:200 scale. It measures 4 feet (1.35m) in length making it the longest LEGO set ever released.

The LEGO Titanic includes all the features of the original ship - from the ship's bridge to promenade deck to the swimming pool; and it can be split in to three sections allowing you to view a cross-section of the interior with the grand staircase, boiler room and more.

Announced on 7th October 2021, it goes on sale on 1st November.

Please note: like the original, this ship does not float.

The LEGO Architect Colosseum contains 9,036 pieces making it the third largest set on our list, and the largest LEGO architecture set.

Designed to mimic the incredible architecture of the original Roman amphitheatre, the completed model is over 10.5 inches (27cm) high, 20.5 inches (52cm) wide, and 23.5 inches (59cm) deep. You're going to need a large cabinet to display this masterpiece!

Every detail of the model amphitheatre stays true to the real-life Colosseum – including having 80 ‘ribs’ in the spectator stands and the three different shades of brick to replicate the different columns and ageing of the Roman landmark. The Colosseum build experience matches the same process as the original, with the modern “wooden” arena being the last part to be placed on the LEGO model, as it was in real-life back in the 1990s.

The Colosseum is the ultimate build for fans of LEGO, Roman Architecture and/or bargin hunters costing $549.99 / £449.99 / 487.39€.

The LEGO 75192 Ultimate Collectors Series Millennium Falcon is the biggest LEGO Star Wars set on our list - but it is no longer the biggest LEGO set ever. It does, however, still hold the crown for the most expensive LEGO set ever released costing US $799.99 / £649.99 / 799.99€.

At 7,541 bricks this LEGO Millennium Falcon is a giant when built measuring over 84cm (33 inches) long and 56cm (22 inches) wide and 21cm (8 inches) high.

With that kind of scale to play with, it's no surprise that the LEGO Millenium Falcon is also impressive in it's accuracy to the iconic Star Wars ship containing a greater level of external detail than any Millennium Falcon LEGO set ever has before. You can even configure the model to both classic and modern Star Wars styles and pilot the ship with either a young or older Han Solo.

In the Falcon's interior you'll find several sections such as the main hold, the rear compartment, the top gunnery station and the cockpit.

To summarise, the LEGO Millenium Falcon is a ginormous and brilliant set that will take you around 24 hours to build. So prepare for it to take several days, but know you'll have a lot of fun doing it.

The massive Hogwarts Castle measures over 22 inches (58cm) high, 27 inches (69cm) wide and 16 inches (43cm) deep. Recreating a landmark as big and grand as Hogwarts, this set is a micro-scale version of the school with an assortment of microfigures to fit inside.

The castle contains the Great Hall; moving staircases; classrooms for potions, Defence against the Dark Arts and other rooms from the series.

This set costs US $399.99 / £349.99 / 399.99€.

The Taj Mahal contains an impressive 5,923 pieces. The set does an amazing job in recreating the ivory-white marble mausoleum.

Taking roughly 25 hours to build, the finished model is an impressive 20 inches (50cm) wide and 16 inches (40.6cm) tall which means you'll need to find an extra special place to display this special model.

The Taj Mahal was originally on sale between August 2008 and May 2011. It was re-released in December 2017 with the addition of 1 piece - a brick separator and retails for US $369.99 / £299.99.

The LEGO NINJAGO City Gardens is the seventh biggest set on our list, and the biggest of the three LEGO NINJAGO modular sets.

Based on the LEGO NINJAGO TV series, this three tier ninja set measures 29" (73cm) high, 17.5" (44cm) long and 13" (33cm) wide and includes an ice cream shop, noodle house, museum, zen garden, Ninja control tower and student apartment.

It retails at US $299.99 / £274.99 and comes with 19 minifigures including a Golden Wu mini-figure to mark the tenth anniversary of LEGO NINJAGO. The set connects to the LEGO NINJA City and Docks also featured on this list to make your NINJAGO world even bigger.

LEGO Harry Potter makes a second entry at the top end of our chart with this superb recreation of Diagon Alley.

The set includes Ollivanders Wand Shop; Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes for all your silly supplies; Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor; Scribbulus Writing Implements stationery shop; Flourish & Blotts book shop and Quality Quidditch Supplies where you can pick up a new broomstick.

Measuring over a metre long, Diagon Alley can actually be separated in to four individual buildings that can be configured in any order to make the alley of your dreams. The bright colours and varied shops ensure that this whole build will be interesting from start to finish!

Diagon Alley is $399.99 / £369.99 and available right now.

The Camp Nou stadium is our eighth largest LEGO set.

Camp Nou is the stadium for football/soccer team FC Barcelona.

The set captures the whole stadium - from the pitch, to the players’ tunnel, VIP entrance and press section; and even has a tour bus outside!

Before 2017's Millennium Falcon there was already a rather large replica of Solo's "piece of junk". Weighing in at 5197 pieces, until recently this set was the definitive version.

The ship was the first Falcon to be built to minifigure scale and as so is over 33 inches (84cm) long, 22 inches (55cm) wide and 8 inches (20cm) tall. It comes with Han, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan, Luke and Leia minifigures to help you save the galaxy.

When it was on sale between 2007 and 2010 the set sold for US $499.99 / £349.99 but now it can be seen for around $3500 on eBay.

LEGO's NINJAGO The Movie has spawned some awesome sets including this one - the NINJAGO City. This beautiful brightly coloured city sits over 3-levels all connected by a sliding elevator.

On the lower level you'll find a traditional fish market and house, together with a calming bridge over a stream and fishing boat. The second level contains a fashion store, comic book store and seafood restaurant. The top floor contains Lloyd and and Misako's apartment, together with a rooftop sushi bar and a radio tower.

With a terrific level of detail and lots to play with, this set should appeal to fans of NINJAGO and big LEGO builds alike.

Unfortunately, this set is no longer available after being discontinued back in December 2019. When it was for sale it cost US $299.99 / £259.99 / 299.99€. Nowadays, a new boxed set on eBay sells for around twice that price.

Recreate your own opening sequence to Star Wars: A New Hope with this authentic LEGO replica of the Imperial Star Destroyer, complete with a to-scale version of the Rebels' Tantive IV starship to chase down. This fifth - and biggest - attempt from LEGO at producing a Star Destroyer - not that the other versions were small.

This mighty ship includes swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and more grey bricks than you could ever imagine.

You'll need a fair bit of space to display this model as it measures over 17” (44cm) high, 43” (110cm) long and 26” (66cm) wide when placed on it's stand. You'll also need a fair bit of cash for it's whopping US $699.99 / £649.99 price tag!

The iconic Ghostbusters firehouse HQ was faithfully recreated in LEGO for this mega-sized 4634 piece set. As well as the red bricked building, the set comes with detailed interior and 9 minifigures: the 4 Ghostbusters (Peter Venkman, Raymond Stantz, Egon Spengler and Winston Zeddemore) as well as receptionist Janine Melnitz, and Peter's neighbours Dana Barrett and Louis Tully. Spook-wise there's a Zombie Driver and the Library Ghost; as well as Slimer and two other flouresent ghosts.

The firehouse features a hinge which allows creators to look/play inside and provides just enough room for the ECTO-1 (sold separately) to fit.

The set is unfortunately now retired from the LEGO store.

The first of two London builds on the list, this set shows off London's most iconic bridge complete with a working drawbridge. The final build is over 40 inches (101cm) long and 17 inches (43cm) high, so expect it to take some serious shelf space - though the set can be taken apart in modules for transportation.

The bridge wouldn't be complete without some vehicles to drive across it, so this set comes with a black London taxi, red double-decker bus, green car and, er, an iconic yellow truck.

Tower Bridge can be purchased for US$239.99 / £219.99 / 219.99€ on the LEGO online shop and limited retail stores.

If LEGO studs are your thing, then LEGO's new Art collection has you covered with this Harry Potter crest selection.

With this set, you can build a tile mosaic picture of the Hogwarts crest of your choice – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw. The studs for all four crests are included so you can later rebuild it into a new crest or collect all 4 sets to create the ultimate Hogwarts crest.

The crests retail for US $119.99 or £114.99. Which works out at 2.8 cents per brick! Bargain!

More recently, LEGO have released another London tourist spot in to their collection - the Elizabeth tower aka Big Ben. The tower is over 23 inches (59cm) tall and comes with amazingily detailed clock faces with movable hour and minutes hands.

It'll cost you $249.99 / £179.99 / 219.99€ to pick up from the LEGO store.

A social experiment from LEGO - The LEGO Art Project allows you to create up to 9 separate pictures on one canvas.

Of course, to be able to give you the option to allow your imagination go wild the set needed to include a lot of bricks, so here you'll find over 4000 pieces so you can create whatever you want!

LEGO introduced new roller coaster pieces to their product lines toward the end of 2017, and produced this massive roller coaster set just in time for the summer of 2018.

Measuring over 20 inches (53cm) high, 34 inches (88cm) wide and 16 inches (41cm) deep, the roller coaster set contains a fully functioning chain-lift roller coaster with 2 trains - each with 3 train cars.

Yours for just $379.99 / £299.99 / 329.99€. Plus you can motorize the roller coaster for just a little more money with the LEGO Power Functions M-Motor.

2019's Liebherr R 9800 Excavator takes the crown for the largest LEGO Technic set with 51 more pieces than previous Technic giant, the Rough Terrain Crane.

This creation is a replica model of the real Liebherr Excavator and is powered by 2 advanced Smart Hubs with 7 motors. Hooking up to an app on your smartphone, the crane comes to life allowing multi directional driving and rotation; and control of the boom, arm and bucket.

It measures over 15 inches (39cm) high, 25 inches (65cm) long and 10 inches (27cm) wide and costs $449.99 / £399.99.

This crane measures over 39 inches (100cm) high, 25 inches (66cm) long and 10 inches (26cm) wide in working position, and over 10 inches (27cm) high, 29 inches (76cm) long and 7 inches (20cm) wide in driving position.

It cost $299.99 / £229.99 before it was retired earlier this year.

The magical Disney Castle is the largest Disney LEGO set at 4043 pieces and comes complete with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy and Tinkerbell minifigures.

The detailed set replicates the iconic Cinderella Castle found at the Walt Disney World Resort with each room within the castle referencing different parts of Disney's rich and varied past.

You can make your own dreams come true by exchanging US $349.99 / £299.99 / 349.99€ on the online LEGO store.

The first Death Star on our list is the most recent one released from the LEGO Group. Essentially a re-release of 10188 (#22 on our list), the 2016 revision of the Death Star has a few new additions which increase the brick total by just 87 bricks.

The newer set includes Darth Vader's TIE Advanced Fighter which has been updated with more pieces and more details have been added throughout the set. It also comes with updated minifigures using the latest printing techniques, and boast the record for the LEGO set with the most number of minifigures.

The LEGO Star Wars Death Star retails for US $499.99 / £409.99 / 499.99€ which is considerably more than the original cost, but with that model now in retirement this is your cheapest option when it comes to needing a LEGO Death Star playset in your life; and you too can own the biggest LEGO Death Star in the world!

Assembly Square is the 12th set in LEGO's modular building range and to celebrate the modular themes 10th year, this addition is the biggest one yet.

Assembly Square comprises of a bakery, florist’s shop, a café, a music store, photo studio, dental office, dance studio and an apartment with access to a rooftop terrace with barbecue. It's a stunning model with lots of detail and 8 minifigures with a variety of occupations to occupy the shops plus a baby figure.

You can purchase the Assembly Square modular set now for US $279.99 / £179.99 / 239.99€.

With 3,957 pieces, the LEGO Home Alone set is the biggest in the LEGO Ideas range so far.

As well as the openable McCallisters' house, the set includes 5 LEGO minifigures - Kevin McCallister, mom Kate McCallister, crooks Harry and Marv and neighbour ‘Old Man’ Marley.

The bricks are divided into bags following the movie’s plot, so you can relive the story as you build during the holidays.

The third largest LEGO Technic model in this list is the Bucket Wheel Excavator containing 3939 pieces.

The Bucket Wheel Excavator comes with an array of motorized functions, including forward and reverse driving, moving conveyor belts, working boom with revolving bucket wheel, and a rotating superstructure.

It cost $279.99 / £189.99 / 229.99€, although you can expect to pay slightly more for it now it has been retired.

LEGO's first(?) soccer/football stadium model is now the second largest stadium on the list. Filled with historic details and a perfectly kept pitch, the stadium is likely to be a centerpiece in any Manchester United fans' home.

The model is a 1:600 replica model of Old Trafford and measures 6.5 inches (18.5cm) high, 18 inches (47cm) long and 15 inches (39cm) wide.

The latest LEGO Technic set is the LEGO Cat D11 Bulldozer which can be controlled from the LEGO CONTROL+ app.

This replica measures over 10 inches (26 cm) high, 22 inches (57 cm) long and 14.5 inches (37 cm) wide.

This LEGO Star Wars Death Star set was one of the longest available LEGO sets ever produced - available for an astonishing 7 years from 2008 to 2015. And it has now been surpassed by the slightly bigger set 75159.

The set originally cost US $399.99 / £274.99 / 419.99€ and due to it's re-release as an improved model, the original doesn't fetch as much as you might expect on auction sites.

The LEGO® Marvel Spider-Man Daily Bugle set is the largest Marvel superhero set on our list and contains a cast of 25 classic characters from the Spiderverse.

Measuring at over 32 in. (82 cm) high, this 3,772 piece recreation of the Daily Bugle office block spans over 4 floors filled with authentic details from Spider-Man's history.

The set contains a whopping 25 minifigures bring life to the set including Spider-Man, Miles Morales, Spider-Ham and Spider-Gwen; villains Doctor Octopus, Venom, Green Goblin, Peter Parker, Mysterio, Sandman; and other characters such as Blade the Vampire Hunter, J. Jonah Jameson, Black Cat, Daredevil and Punisher. The set costs US $299.99 / £274.99 / 299.99€

Grab a chance to own a Lamborghini with this 1/8 scale replica.

This build features a 8-speed transmission, activated by the movable paddle gearshift; a V12 engine with moving pistons, and 4-wheel drive. Use the steering wheel to position the car, then check out the front and rear suspension. Just like the full-size super sports car, this model car features classic scissor opening doors.

Possibly the most affordable Lamborghini in history, the set costs $379.99 / £349.99.

The Ultimate Battle for Chima & LEGO City Giant Packs

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A honourable mention goes to the Ultimate Battle for CHIMA - which is technically the second largest LEGO set ever created - but it was never sold commercially. The 10,004 piece set was given away as the grand prize for a Legends of Chima competition in the July 2015 issue of LEGO Club Magazine and a smaller LEGO City set containing 5268 pieces was given away shortly afterward. These sets contained lots of smaller pre-existing sets, so it's still possible to gain the same collection commercially - just without the big box.

That completes our look at the biggest LEGO sets. As you may have noticed, the number of larger sets has increased in recent years. Which set is your favourite?

  • 2021: 9 sets
    LEGO Art World Map, LEGO Titanic, LEGO NINJAGO City Gardens, LEGO Camp Nou - FC Barcelona, LEGO Art Harry Potter Hogwarts Crests, LEGO Art Project - Create Together, LEGO Home Alone, LEGO Cat D11 Bulldozer, LEGO Marvel Spider-Man Daily Bugle
  • 2020: 4 sets
    LEGO Colosseum, LEGO Harry Potter Diagon Alley, LEGO Old Trafford: Manchester United, LEGO Technic Lamborghini Sian FKP 37
  • 2019: 2 sets
    LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer, LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator
  • 2018: 4 sets
    LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon, LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, LEGO Creator Roller Coaster, LEGO Technic Rough Terrain Crane
  • 2017: 1 set
    LEGO NINJAGO City
  • 2016: 6 sets
    LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse Headquarters, LEGO Creator Big Ben, LEGO Disney Castle, LEGO Star Wars Death Star 2016, LEGO Creator Assembly Square, LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator
  • 2010: 1 set
    LEGO Tower Bridge
  • 2008: 2 sets
    LEGO Creator Taj Mahal, LEGO Star Wars Death Star 2008
  • 2007: 1 set
    LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon 2007
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Lego Technic

"Technic" redirects here. Technic may also refer to Technique.

Technic logo.svg
Other namesExpert Builder
Technical Lego
Sub‑themesArctic
Competition
Pneumatics
Mindstorms
SubjectGears, axles and functional machinery
Licensed fromThe Lego Group
Availability1977; 44 years ago (1977)–Present
Total sets471 Technic[1]
28 PowerFunctions
Official website

Lego Technic is a line of Lego interconnecting plastic rods and parts. The purpose of this series is to create more advanced models with more complex technical functions, compared to the simpler brick-building properties of normal Lego.

The concept was introduced as the Expert Builder series and originally Technical Sets in 1977,[2] and was renamed Technic in 1982.[3]

Technic sets are often characterized by the presence of special pieces, such as gears, axles, and pins. Other special pieces include beams and plates with holes in them, through which the axles could be installed.[4] Some sets also come with pneumatic pieces or electric motors. In recent years, Technic pieces have begun filtering down into other Lego sets as well, including the BIONICLE sets (which were once sold as part of the Technic line), as well as a great many others.

The style of Lego Technic sets has been changing over time. Technic sets produced since the year 2000 use a different construction method, described as "studless construction". (Studs are the small circular knobs which appear on traditional Lego bricks.) This method utilises beams and pins rather than Technic bricks.

Mindstorms, a Lego line of robotic products, also uses many Technic pieces, although it is sold as a separate line of products. The latest generation of the Mindstorms range, the Mindstorms EV3 range (released September 2013), as well as the Mindstorms NXT sets (released August 2006), are based on the studless construction method.

Lego Technic Components[edit]

Common Lego Technic components

The Lego Technic system expands on the normal Lego bricks with a whole range of new bricks that offer new function and building styles. The most significant change from normal Lego is that single-stud wide bricks ('beams') have circular holes through their vertical face. These holes can accommodate pins, which enable two beams to be held securely together side-by-side, or hinged at an angle. The holes also act as bearings for axles, on which gears and wheels can be attached to create complex mechanisms.

Studless beams (studs are the bumps traditionally associated with Lego parts), referred to as 'liftarms', were first introduced in 1989 and through the 1990s and 2000s, an increasing number of liftarm designs have been introduced over time.

Various Lego Technic gears

Gears[edit]

Gears have been included within Lego Technic sets since 1977 as a way of transferring rotary power, and of gearing-up or down the speed. Gears come in several sizes: 8 tooth, 16 tooth, 24 tooth and 40 tooth spur gears; 12 tooth, 20 tooth, 28 tooth and 36 tooth double bevel gears; and 12 tooth and 20 tooth single bevel gears. The double bevel gears are cut so they can also be meshed as spur gears. There is also a 16 tooth spur clutch gear, a 20 tooth double bevel clutch gear and a 24 tooth friction gear that slips when a certain amount of torque is put on it to prevent motors from damaging any parts or burning themselves out.

In addition to standard gears, some kits include a rack, a clutch and even worm gears and differential gears. The original differential had a 28 tooth bevel gear, designed to be meshed with the 14 tooth bevel gears (replaced by the 12 tooth gears) to give 2:1 reduction. They can also be meshed with the newer double bevel gears. It was replaced by a newer design incorporating 16 tooth and 24 tooth gears on opposite sides of the casing. The casing holds three 12 tooth bevel gears inside.

As of 2008, an updated version of the original differential has been released, optimised for studless construction with a 28 tooth bevel gear on the outside and three 12 tooth gears on the inside.

With the release of the 'Top Gear Rally Car' (42109) in 2020, yet another differential was created with a 28 tooth double bevel gear and five 12 tooth gears on the inside so that the differential could be rotated with gears above and next to the differential.

Chain links were also introduced as an additional way of connecting gears. Tension (resulting from the correct number of chain-link parts used), along with the combination of gearwheel-sizes used, is critical to reliable operation. 8-tooth gears are not recommended for this purpose.

Motors[edit]

The RC Tracked Racer and the RC Off-Road Truck, two models built from one same box, sometimes referred to as a "2-in-1" set.

The Lego Technic system has always included a variety of different electric motors. Broadly, these divide into those powered by batteries (held in a connected battery box) or by mains electricity (via a transformer.) Battery-powered is the most common.

The very earliest motors (p/n x469b) were 4.5 volt, and consisted of a modified "Electric Train Motor" (p/n x469) and along with the 4 driven bushes for wheels added an axle hole enabling axles of different lengths to be used. While these were released in kits with Technic parts they were not sold as Technic motors.

The first dedicated Technic motor was a 4.5 volt rounded brick (p/n 6216m) released in 1977 as part of the Expert Builder Power Pack (960-1) and Supplementary Set (870-1), this output via a small protruding axle that would rotate when the motor was powered. The motor was not geared, resulting in high-RPM, low-torque output. Gearboxes and a square casing were available. A 12 volt motor of the same physical dimensions as the 4.5 volt motor was also available in set 880-1. The 12 volt version is visually distinguishable by being black, rather than grey. The 4.5V and 12V motors were also compatible with the battery boxes and mains transformers used within the Trains series of the 1980s

The 4.5 volt motor was replaced by a similar but square 9 volt motor in 1990, as part of the new generation "Electric System" which dispensed with the pinned plugs and replaced them with regular bricks that incorporated contacts within the stud interfaces. This system gave more reliable contacts over time, as the pinned plugs had a tendency to go slack over time, or for the wires to fracture or come detached.

The 8297 'Motor Set' released in 2006 was capable of extremely high speeds and relatively high torque at the time, up to 1700 rpm and 14 N.cm,[5] and was advertised as an accessory to motorise Technic vehicles during the 9V System 'era'.

Recent motors contain an axle hole enabling axles of different lengths to be used.

Starting with the release of 8275 'Technic Bulldozer', Power Functions (which used infrared to remote control) was introduced as a new electric system and started introducing motors of different sizes, including the M, L, XL and steering (Servo) motor.

The current electric motor systems are Powered Up and Control+, introduced with sets 42099 'X-treme Off-roader' and 42100 'Liebherr R 9800 Excavator'. As a result of the L and XL motors being able to calibrate to become steering motors, there is no dedicated servo motor, as there is no need for one.

Pneumatics[edit]

Main article: Lego pneumatics

Technic Figures[edit]

Technic Figures are figures that appeared in Technic sets, appearing sporadically but heavily featured in the CyberSlam/Competition line. They were first introduced in 1986 in the Arctic Action line, and were produced until 2001. They are much larger and have several more joints than the standard minifigure, including bendable elbow and knee-joints. Each figure comes already assembled and is not meant to come apart, but parts can be popped off by pulling too hard. They can connect to both standard Lego System bricks and on Technic parts, and Technic pegs can fit in their hands. 27 different kinds of Technic figures were created, some sets included the same figures but with different accessories and stickers.

Technic Action Figures[edit]

In 1999 Lego Technic Introduced Lego Slizers (known as Throwbots in the US) which were colorful action figures built with Lego Technic parts and branded under Lego Technic. The Slizer sets were released between 1999 and 2000 consisting of 10 main figures Torch, Ski, Turbo, Scuba, Jet, Amazon, Granite, and Electro, Flare, Spark, and 2 Titan figures Millennium and Blaster. Slizers was later replaced by Lego RoboRiders in 2000. RoboRiders were similar in concept to Slizers with Technic Built figures with 6 main figures Swamp, Lava, Frost, Onyx, Dust, Power 4 mini builds and The Boss (Known as Super RoboRider internationally). RoboRiders was later replaced by Bionicle the next year which later spun off into its own line and isn't considered part of Lego Technic.

"Studded" (Beams) versus "Studless" (Liftarms)[edit]

A construction using the old pieces with studs
The Bugatti Chiron, made of 3,599 pieces

Although liftarms (studless beams) have been present in Technic sets since 1989, the change from primarily studded to primarily studless construction around the year 2000 represented a major paradigm shift and has been quite controversial. Initially liftarms were used primarily as styling parts, or to create smaller sub-assemblies which attached to a studded chassis. With an increasing number of liftarm designs introduced, a tipping point was reached around the year 2000 with models introduced primarily constructed from liftarms instead of traditional beams.

A vehicle using the new pieces without studs (2006)

The primary advantage of studless construction is the addition of new construction methods that were previously unavailable. Liftarms are exactly 1 unit width high, in contrast to studded beams, which are a non-integer multiple of one unit. It can be awkward to use studded beams in vertical structures because it is necessary to insert plates between the studded beams in order to get the holes to line up. Studless beams allow greater flexibility when building in multiple dimensions, while remaining compatible with "classic" studded beams. Some builders also believe that models constructed with studless beams look nicer than their studded counterparts.[6]

However, studless construction also introduces disadvantages. Studless construction is not immediately intuitive, requiring the builder to think five or six steps ahead.[7] While studded construction follows the classic bottom-to-top building pattern, studless construction requires building inside-to-outside.[8] Studless constructions are noted to often be more flexible than an equivalent studded construction. This is due to the amount of flex in the clip-based pins which are used to attach studdless parts together, whereas studs provide a more rigid friction fit.

As of 2005, Lego has begun to re-incorporate studded bricks back into the Technic line, which can be seen in sets such as 8421 Mobile Crane. However, studded bricks are used primarily as to mount front grills in vehicles while transparent plates are used for lights.

Lego Technic Crane Truck (Power Functions) from 2009

Power Functions[edit]

In late 2007, a new motor system was released called Power Functions; it was included within Lego set 8275 Motorized Bulldozer. It comprised a set of motors, two IR receivers, remote control and a battery box, thus resulting in a remote-control model.

Lego Technic 8271 Wheel Loader 2007
Lego Technic 8271Wheel Loader 2007
LEGO Technic John Deere 6130R Custom Made

With these sets it is possible to build or convert manually-operated mechanical movement to motorized using electric motors which are controlled via switches or IR remote control. Lego has already started to design and sell Lego Technic models (sets) which can be easily retrofitted with the Power Functions system or third-party alternatives. For example, models like the 8294 Excavator and 8295 Telescopic Handler are sold like classic Lego Technic models with manual motorization but are designed with free space for the Power Functions components with factory instructions on how to perform the conversion to an electrically operated model.

Number Name Theme - Subtheme Year Pieces RRP
8293-1 LEGO® Power Functions Motor Set Power Functions - Technic 2008 10 $29.99
8866-1 Train Motor Power Functions - Trains 2009 7 $10.99
8869-1 Polarity Switch Power Functions - Accessories 2009 1 $5.79
8870-1 Light Set Power Functions - Accessories 2009 1 $6.49
8871-1 Extension Cable (50 cm) Power Functions - Accessories 2009 1 $3.99
8878-1 Rechargeable Battery Box Power Functions - Accessories 2009 1 $49.99
8879-1 IR Speed Remote Control Power Functions - Accessories 2009 1 $12.99
8881-1 Battery Box Power Functions - Accessories 2008 1 $6.99
8882-1 XL-Motor Power Functions - Accessories 2008 1 $9.99
8883-1 M-Motor Power Functions - Accessories 2008 1 $7.49
8884-1 IR Receiver Power Functions - Accessories 2008 1 $14.99
8885-1 IR Remote Control Power Functions - Accessories 2008 1 $9.49
8886-1 Extension Cable (20 cm) Power Functions - Accessories 2008 1 $2.99
8887-1 Transformer 10V DC Power Functions - Accessories 2009 1 $29.99
88000-1 AAA Battery Box Power Functions - Accessories 2011 1 $12.99
88002-1 Train Motor Power Functions - Trains 2011 7 $13.99
88003-1 L-Motor Power Functions - Accessories 2013 1 $13.99
88004-1 Servo Motor Power Functions - Accessories 2013 1 $24.99

The Power Functions line-up also includes a Linear Actuator currently not sold separately, but already used in many models like the 8294 Excavator and the 8043 Motorised Excavator.

Powered Up (Control+, Power Functions v2)[edit]

In 2018, Lego announced a new system for motorizing sets, to replace the Power Functions system.[9] Early in release several names were used including Control+.[10] and Power Functions v2; by 2020 the line was unified under the Lego Theme `Powered Up`.[11]

This new system is controlled via Bluetooth using a smartphone app rather than a physical controller and is not backwards compatible with Power Functions.[12] Components can be bought individually or as packs to either be used with or independently of retail sets. Lego launched two flagship sets to display the new systems functionality: 42100 Liebherr R 9800 and 42099 4x4 X-Treme Off-Roader.

Physically and electrically, the Powered Up system components are compatible with all other lego systems using the same 6-pin plug. This includes WeDo 2.0, Boost, Spike Prime, Mindstorms v4 as of 2020.[13] However, software support between the various apps varies.

Sets[edit]

Early example of Lego Technic: Expert Builder set 8859, released in 1981

This has a list of Lego Technic Sets

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Hey guys! New rumours of potential sets for LEGO Technic Summer 2021! LEGO Technic is a favourite theme of mine, well one of a few favourite of mine lol. Its January and I have already purchased LEGO Technic Ferrari 488 GTE “AF Corse #51”. I won’t even tell you the amount of backlog I have going.

But anyways, here we are at the start of 2021 and Promobricks.de is reporting the first round of rumours of potential new summer sets! There are 4 new sets that are being reported with Name/Set Number/Price.

Searching more, Stonewars.de has some interesting findings with regards to each new set.

LEGO Technic 42126 – is said to be a licensed set and is going to be 18+. It will also have 1379 pieces.

LEGO Technic 42127 – is also a licensed set.

LEGO Technic 42128 Heavy Duty Tow Truck – this will be a larger set at 2017 pieces. Stonewars.de is reporting that this set will not have motor functions.

LEGO Technic 42129 4 x 4 Mercedes Benz Zetros – Stonewars.de is reporting that it will have 2108 pieces and it will be motorized.

LEGO Technic CAT D11T Bulldozer 42131 – Stonewars.de states that this will be the massive new set for the year. Priced at $449.99 it will have 3854 pieces and will have full list of functions.

LEGO Youtuber Unbrickme had a coverage for these potential sets.

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First look at new LEGO Technic sets coming in August & October 2021!

Not to be left out from all the recent LEGO reveals like the Pickup Truck or Marvel-palooza, LEGO have unveiled three new Technic sets for the second half of the year – a 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck, Ford F-150 Raptor and Heavy-duty Tow Truck

Here the release dates for the new late 2021 Technic sets and regional pricing:

I’m not the biggest LEGO Technic fan but head to RacingBrick on Youtube to hear from Balasz on these new sets for an expert and more educated opinion on some of the motorised and mechanical play functions.

In the meantime, enjoy these photos of the new Summer 2021 LEGO Technic sets!

42129 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck – 2110 pieces

US$299.99 / AU$499.99 / £274.99

Made for extreme conditions, the 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck has the power to tackle the roughest terrain. Now you can build your own LEGO® Technic™ version of this mighty machine. Enjoy a challenging build then use the CONTROL+ app to steer the truck and operate the differential locking. Set up obstacles and use the flags to create a trial course. Can anything stop this mighty truck?

Measurements: model measures over 8 in. (21 cm) high, 19 in. (48 cm) long and 7 in. (19 cm) wide.

  • Anyone who loves powerful toy trucks and construction toys will have lots of fun building this LEGO® Technic™ 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck (42129) model.
  • Packed with realistic features, this truck toy offers an engaging build for adults and kids aged 12 and up. Open the cab doors and hood.
  • Check out the working suspension on all 4 wheels and open the service hatch to inspect the gearbox.
  • The model also features a detailed engine with spinning radiator fan.
  • In a first for LEGO Technic, this model has differential locking. Lock and unlock the differentials using the app to maneuver the truck over rough terrain.
  • Use the CONTROL+ app to put this mighty machine to the test. Use the different control screens to steer and operate the differential locking. With challenges and achievements in the app, there are so many ways to play.

42128 Heavy-duty Tow Truck – 2017 pieces

US$149.99 / AU$269.99 / £139.99

When it comes to rescuing stranded vehicles, this LEGO® Technic™ Heavy-duty Tow Truck takes any job in its stride. Take your time building this mighty truck then check out all its neat features and classic design details. With realistic pneumatic and mechanical functions, this model is the perfect way to experience the power of a classic tow truck.

Measurements: model measures over 8.5 in. (22 cm) high (with crane down), 23 in. (58 cm) long (with boom down) and 5.5 in. (14 cm) wide (with outriggers up

  • Open up the world of engineering with this LEGO® Technic™ Heavy-duty Tow Truck (42128) model.
  • Packed with details, it’s a great tribute to the world’s best-loved tow trucks.
  • Check out its authentic grille, air filters, lights, tailpipe, and fresh color scheme.
  • Then explore all the pneumatic and mechanical functions that make this model so realistic.
  • A construction toy packed with working functions
  • This tow truck toy with crane is filled with impressive features.
  • Open the hood to see the 6-cylinder inline engine with moving pistons.
  • Steer by rotating the pin on the roof.
  • Activate the crane, pump up the boom, pull out the winch and extend the outriggers.
  • And for the first time in LEGO Technic history, this vehicle has a lifting axle to pull down extra wheels and spread the weight of loads.
  • A great introduction to engineering
  • LEGO Technic sets feature realistic movement and mechanisms that introduce LEGO builders to the universe of engineering in an approachable and realistic way.

42126 Ford F-150 Raptor – 1379 pieces

US$99.99 / AU$249.99 / £129.99

In production since 1948, the Ford® F-Series is an enduring symbol of quality and functionality. Now you can pay tribute to the ‘workhorse’ of the pickup world as you recreate all the details of Ford’s 2021 F-150 pickup truck with this LEGO® Technic™ Ford F-150 Raptor (42126) building set.

Measurements: Model measures over 6 in. (15 cm) high, 16.5 in. (42 cm) long and 7 in. (18 cm) wide.

  • Pay tribute to the ‘workhorse’ of pickup trucks as you build the LEGO® Technic™ Ford® F-150 Raptor (42126).
  • Enjoy an immersive LEGO® Technic™ building project that’s perfect for adults, then explore the pickup truck model’s many features and functions.
  • Authentic details, inspired by the real Ford® F-150 Raptor pickup truck, include the model’s V6 engine with moving pistons, plus suspension on all wheels.
  • Check out the realistic interior details, plus 4 opening doors, an opening hood and truck bed.
  • After completing the relaxing building challenge, you’ll love displaying your collectible LEGO® Technic™ Ford® F-150 model.

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