➡ #42055 LEGO TECHNIC BUCKET WHEEL EXCAVATOR: This juggernaut is the most talked about LEGO Technic set since it was revealed at the toy fairs earlier this year. It is the largest LEGO Technic set every released, and it is definitely monstrous! While it doesn’t really replicate any specific real-life mining equipment, I don’t think that’s a problem, and personally I love the look. What is a problem however is that the bucket wheel has trouble picking up stuff except from very specific angles. Also, while I do get that such large equipment doesn’t move around very fast in real life, the LEGO model with only one motor is painfully slow. In the video-review by Sariel you can see it in action. I still think that this model is extremely impressive, and perhaps with a bit of tweaking could be made even better. I also really like the look of the alternate model, which is a clever sorting-machine that can separate 1×1 elements from 2×2 elements, and looks like a mobile processing plant. Instructions can be downloaded from the LEGO Technic website.

Three new LEGO Technic sets were released at the beginning of the month, and they are definitely something to talk about. The enormous #42055 LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator is the largest LEGO Technic set ever released, the #42054 LEGO Technic CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC is considered one of the best looking LEGO Technic sets in recent history, and the #42053 LEGO Technic Volvo EW160E comes with some really neat functions. So let’s take a look at these very impressive sets in more detail. 🙂
I've just seen your post on lugnet and visited your Technic site - that is quite some achievement, it must have taken a lot of work to prepare all the images, information etc! It was a real nostalgia trip for me seeing these old models, I owned a fair proportion of them at the time, and I still have them, mingled in somewhere in my collection. Seeing them on your site makes me want to dig out the instructions and have a go at building them again.  I'm looking forward to seeing  future additions to your site.
First of all I want to thank you a lot for your work with Technicopedia. It has become my primary source for Technic info, both for sets, parts and Technic development over the years. I really like your systematical approach, describing mechanisms for individual sets, as well as the description of categories and what sets and parts released each year .... Thanks again, and please keep up the good work!
Well, there is the #45517 Transformer 10V DC that LEGO sells to go with the #8878 Rechargeable Battery, but then you would have to use 8878 instead of a normal battery box, and it is a different size that wouldn’t easily fit in the BWE. However, the problem remains, as I doubt you can both charge and use 8878 at the same time. So, no, I don’t think it’s possible to connect the set to an electrical socket and constantly power it that way. And re-engineering sounds risky… the motor might get destroyed. 😕
The intelligent brick can be programmed using official software available for Windows and Mac computers, and is downloaded onto the brick via Bluetooth or a USB cable. There are also several unofficial programs and compatible programming languages that have been made to work with the brick, and many books have been written to support this community.[52]

This replica model of the iconic Mack Anthem Truck has incredible attention to detail and customers praise how realistic it is compared to other LEGO Technic models on the market. It comes with a replica engine, working trailer, steering wheels system and mobile cranes. The interiors are also designed to be realistic replicas of the original truck.
First of all I want to thank you a lot for your work with Technicopedia. It has become my primary source for Technic info, both for sets, parts and Technic development over the years. I really like your systematical approach, describing mechanisms for individual sets, as well as the description of categories and what sets and parts released each year .... Thanks again, and please keep up the good work!
This 2-in-1 kit can build a rally car and a rally buggy. It has a realistic model engine, steering wheels system, suspension and detailed interiors. It is great for learning about the inside of rally cars and how they work, and can be combined with motors that can be purchased separately to create a moving, working car. LEGO suggest this for the 10-16 age bracket, making it an ideal gift for older kids.
Congratulations on a most excellent site, I spent about an hour browsing it yesterday and I only went to a quarter of it. If you do complete it, it promises to be one of my favorite site.  My compliments on the Technicopedia website....I especially like the format you've chosen for the site. It's a very nice historic overview to see Technic grow over the years. Also it's very nice to see how models (e.g. the cranes) evolve over the years. It must take you a lot of work to research this and put it into HTML....I will follow to progress on your website.
Earlier this year, LEGO Technic released a $349, 3,599-piece scale model of the Chiron, but this latest creation is way more impressive. Made from more than a million pieces, it's the first fully functional, self-propelled life-size LEGO Technic car ever built. In fact, LEGO says it's the first non-glued LEGO Technic model of such complexity ever made.
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.[3]

My son bought this to go with the Lego fairground creator set. He successfully put the motor in the set to power the ride. The plus side is Lego quality. My gripes include the need for six batteries (whoa) and the fact that the battery case is not really Lego friendly - specifically it offers limited options for snapping the case onto a Lego base (I guess it's because it's a technic thing).
This replica model of the iconic Mack Anthem Truck has incredible attention to detail and customers praise how realistic it is compared to other LEGO Technic models on the market. It comes with a replica engine, working trailer, steering wheels system and mobile cranes. The interiors are also designed to be realistic replicas of the original truck.
This is also a great lower priced set for introducing younger children to the LEGO Technic range. It comes with 631 pieces and LEGO recommend it for 8-14 year olds, though we reckon it is best for preteens. It is a 2-in-1 kit that can also build a Container Straddle-Carrier. When built the model is 9 inches high, 11 inches long and 3 inches wide. It can be played with by hand and has full steering capabilities.
Celebrate innovative engineering and design from one of the world's leading car manufacturers with this stunning LEGO Technic car toy model. Developed in partnership with Dr. ING. H.C.F. Porsche AG, this elegantly packaged LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS with its sleek aerodynamic lines, adjustable rear spoiler and orange bodywork is packed with authentic features and functions that capture the magic of the iconic supercar, and the attention to detail is clear from the outset! Open the doors and you'll discover an elaborate cockpit with racing seats, working gearbox, steering wheel with gearshift paddles, detailed dashboard and a glove compartment containing a unique serial number. Lift the rear lid and you'll have access to a detailed flat 6 engine with moving pistons, while under the hood you'll find a storage area with suitcase. Red suspension springs, detailed brake calipers and original-design rims with special low-profile road-gripping tires add the final touches to this magnificent model!
The first generation of LEGO Pneumatics ran from 1984 through 1988. This generation is characterised by single port pneumatic cylinders and the more complex plumbing including a three port distribution block with a pressure and vacuum outlet port. These pressure and vacuum lines ran to a switch to provide pressure for extension or vacuum for retraction of the pneumatic cylinders. These are often falsely compared to single acting hydraulic cylinders that require gravity to retract. The difference is that these units retract on the application of vacuum.[citation needed]
WARNING!!!...the following post sounds like I am gushing (which frankly I am), ....Oh wow Eric...you don't even realize it but it is all YOUR fault. About a year ago when I discovered bricklink and started collecting I stumbled across Technicopedia.  Hours and hours later I realized that I had quite a bit more collecting to do to "catch-up"..... If it were not for your influence I would have never known so many unique technic creations had been produced.... Anyway, I blamed you then and I will blame you again now....you did this....and I couldn't be more thrilled.

First of all I want to thank you a lot for your work with Technicopedia. It has become my primary source for Technic info, both for sets, parts and Technic development over the years. I really like your systematical approach, describing mechanisms for individual sets, as well as the description of categories and what sets and parts released each year .... Thanks again, and please keep up the good work!
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