We’re just a few days away from August, which means there’s three big new Lego Technic releases about to hit stores. These are based on the themes of mining, construction and farming and each is a replica of a real working machine.
First we have the Volvo EW160E (42053) pictured above, a wheeled excavator that includes a pneumatic system for a working bucket and extendable boom, a height adjustable cab with seat, armrests, sun visor and adjustable mirrors, rotating superstructure, rear-controlled front steering, working front blade and extendable outriggers. It can also be upgraded with the 8293 Lego Power Functions set to create a fully motorised boom and working lights. It has 1166 pieces and retails for £69.99.
Next we have the CLAAS XERION 5000 (42054), an industrial farm machine with motorised functions including a rotating operator’cab, working crane arm and extendable outriggers. Manual functions include front-wheel, 4-wheel crab steering, and a working crane claw. It also features a detailed operator’s cab, four huge tractor tyres and a tree trunk element for extended play scenarios. This has 1977 pieces and retails for £119.99.
And finally we have this, the largest Lego Technic set ever, it’s the Bucket Wheel Excavator (42055). This is based on a real-life mining excavator, and features hand-railed walkways, huge tracks and detailed cab. It also comes with an array of motorised functions, including forward and reverse driving, moving conveyor belts, working boom with revolving bucket wheel, and a rotating superstructure. A mining truck is included within the set to accompany the excavator. At over 72cm long, this thing is absolutely huge! With 3927 pieces, this retails for £179.99.
All three sets are available on August 1st. We’ll have our review of the Bucket Wheel set soon, and you can follow along with our build on Facebook.