It is a very sturdy model that will last for a long time after first construction. Some customers have reported allowing younger children to build this with adult supervision, so it is a great toy for bonding with kids on a project. It can be combined with other kits - including power functions - however, most users recommend keeping this particular set as is.
Although no longer being published in the United States by Scholastic, books covering events in the Bionicle storyline are written by Greg Farshtey. They are still being published in Europe by AMEET. Bionicle comics, also written by Farshtey, are compiled into graphic novels and were released by Papercutz. This series ended in 2009, after nine years.[91]
The bittersweet part - this model is so thorough and complete, that it includes paneling on the underside of the car, and panels that eventually conceal the transmission and almost all of the engine. Indeed, once you finish the model, you cannot marvel at the mechanics behind the paneling. So, take your time to build this set and really enjoy the mechanics inside it. That said, you can still get some glimpses of the shifting linkages for the transmission.

Technic has certainly produced a lot of large models this year. Only 5 out of the 12 sets this year are under $50. These three are the best of them all, in my opinion. The accuracy of detail in the Volvo EW160E and the CLAAS XERION, combined with their functions, make them truly great sets. Now, the BWE is indeed the largest Technic set ever by piece (it’s 7th largest overall) and probably size, and it’s my favorite of the three. Its poor performance, however, lets the model down somewhat. I think it needs 2 XL-motors, not one, for power. The Mobile Aggregate Processor works okay, though, and it looks quite cool. Sadly I will have to pass on it, in favor of many other sets this year. 🙁
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.
In short, this is world-class LEGO design and construction on display. These vehicle models and other designs don’t just look like their real-world counterparts, they work like them too! Weight, balance, suspension, aesthetics—all of these qualities and more are taken into account by some immensely talented brick-wielding superfans. In addition to actual vehicles like sports cars, motorcycles, and construction equipment, Incredible LEGO Technic features fictional vehicles from Batman Begins, Avatar, Warhammer 40,000, and Star Wars, as well as oddities like a working braiding machine and a water strider that floats!
The perfect LEGO building kit for both car buffs and Technic collectors, the Mercedes-Benz Arocs provides a detailed and enthralling experience. One of the largest sets available, this 2-in-1 model comes complete with authentic detail, a massive power functions motor and advance pneumatic system that controls the crane arm and grabber, tipper and outriggers.
Actually, I think it would be pretty difficult to add a second XL motor, at least without creating a large bulge on one side of the gearbox. Aesthetics aside, after re-watching Sariel’s video, it looks possible to remove the beam-work on the side of the existing XL motor, and add another one next to it. Then add a few gears to connect the new motor to the existing gear-chain before the white slip-gears (making sure that the gears are not in conflict). That should double the strength of the drivetrain, which should improve the performance of the bucket wheel, so that it doesn’t stop at the slightest touch. It won’t speed up any of the functions (I think the drive speed, though infuriatingly slow, is accurate to real life), but it will increase their strength. It will also eat through the battery box’s power at double the speed, however…. 😕 But does that sound like a plausible solution?
Explore engineering excellence with the LEGO® Technic™ 42083 Bugatti Chiron advanced building set. This exclusive model has been developed in partnership with Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S to capture the essence of the quintessential super sports car, and comes with gleaming aerodynamic bodywork, logoed spoked rims with low-profile tires, and detailed brake discs. The accessible cockpit features a Technic 8-speed gearbox with movable paddle gearshift and a steering wheel bearing the Bugatti emblem. Insert the top speed key and you can switch the active rear wing from handling to top speed position. The rear lid affords a glimpse of the detailed W16 engine with moving pistons, while beneath the hood you’ll discover a unique serial number and a compact storage compartment containing a stylish Bugatti overnight bag. This 1:8 scale model comes with a classic Bugatti duo-tone blue color scheme that reflects the brand’s signature color, and a set of stickers for additional detailing. The set is delivered in luxurious box packaging and includes a color collector’s booklet with comprehensive building instructions.
I don't usually do this, but thought your site deserves a great deal of praise, so here it goes.  After roughly ten years of dark ages, I've been hunting for LEGO Technic sets online for some three years now, but only recently was told about your wonderful site. I just hope someday my Technic collection will be somewhat comparable to yours!....Thank you very much for all the time and effort you're putting into Technicopedia, and it's my hope that small messages such as this one give you enough motivation to carry on.
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It makes me sad, but I have to start the review of the building process with a huge portion of criticism. No doubt, such a massive and heavy model requires some extra strong framing, which is why there are so many liftarms and pin connectors. But with more complicated structures every small assembly mistake costs way too much time and pleasure. I consider myself to be an experienced LEGO Technic builder, but somehow I forgot to place a small 8—tooth gear during the very first pages of the guide. It was as late as the bags numbered #11 (of 13) when I discovered that the tower wouldn’t rotate when it should. By that time, more than 3,000 pieces had been used already, covering over the rotating mechanism completely. The worst part of it was how impossible it was to look inside the model and to find the place where the piece was missing. It took me another hour to partially disassemble one side of the crane and to squeeze in the missed gear using small tweezers.

LEGO suggest this kit for 9-16 year olds, however many adult reviewers are also very pleased with the quality of the product. The tracked wheels mean the vehicle can be driven over a number of obstacles and it can travel up to 1.5 mph. Everything is included from the remote to the motor, however, it is necessary to buy both AAA and AA batteries for these to work.


Having a family has brought me back into contact with LEGO Technical and I'm still trying to catch up with the many changes.  This is where your site has become so valuable.  I've spent many hours reading through Technicopedia. It's a masterpiece.  The best LEGO Technic review on the net and a worthy link from Wikipedia. Great attention to the evolution of Technic and the various mechanics employed......Keep up the outstanding work.
It is a very sturdy model that will last for a long time after first construction. Some customers have reported allowing younger children to build this with adult supervision, so it is a great toy for bonding with kids on a project. It can be combined with other kits - including power functions - however, most users recommend keeping this particular set as is.
It’s usually hard to find a reason to criticise the packaging of LEGO sets, but here’s something I was very confused by. Nowadays, plastic bags with pieces come in 2 different designs — one with a white stripe in the middle (new design) and the other is without it (old design). I have nothing against bags of both designs mixed in one box, but you have to be extra careful with bags #6 and #9. While old bags had a distinctive dot after the number 9, bags of the newer design don’t have one. And this is how I got a picture like this:
Lego (Danish: [ˈleːɡo];[1][2] stylised as LEGO) is a line of plastic construction toys that are manufactured by The Lego Group, a privately held company based in Billund, Denmark. The company's flagship product, Lego, consists of colourful interlocking plastic bricks accompanying an array of gears, figurines called minifigures, and various other parts. Lego pieces can be assembled and connected in many ways to construct objects including vehicles, buildings, and working robots. Anything constructed can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other objects.[3][4]
You might have spotted a couple of white rubber bands right in front of the battery box placed between two thin yellow liftarms. Their function isn’t as obvious as the other parts of the crane, but they are crucial for the model. These bands do not transmit any rotation, but instead create additional friction for the axles they are banded with. Because of the size of the model and considering a really long boom, some mechanisms may accumulate unwanted stress concentrating in numerous connectors and gears. This stress may result into backing run, especially when the gearbox is switched to neutral. The rubber bands help fight any reverse rotation by keeping the axles in set positions.
As impressive and detailed the inner workings are the outside also has its fair share of detail. Much of it is created by Technic fin plates and sticker decals, such as the dashboard dials, brake discs and Bugatti badge found under that iconic horse shoe front grill. Stickers aren’t most LEGO builders favourite things and it’s a shame that some of the pieces haven’t been printed, certainly in the case of the branding badge at the very least. But this should not distract from the rest of the build. Crafting something in LEGO bricks or Technic pieces, which has such defined curves can never be easy. But then combining that with a small feat of LEGO engineering is nothing short of outstanding.
There are several robotics competitions which use the Lego robotics sets. The earliest is Botball, a national U.S. middle- and high-school competition stemming from the MIT 6.270 Lego robotics tournament. Other Lego robotics competitions include Junior FIRST LEGO League (Jr.FLL) for students ages 6–9 and FIRST Lego League (FLL) for students ages 9–16 (age 9–14 in the United States, Canada, and Mexico). Jr.FLL and FLL offer real-world engineering challenges to participants. FLL uses Lego-based robots to complete tasks. Jr.FLL participants build models out of Lego elements. In its 2010 season, there were 16,070 FLL teams in over 55 countries. In its 2010 season, there were 2,147 Jr.FLL teams with 12,882 total student participants in the United States and Canada. The international RoboCup Junior football competition involves extensive use of Lego Mindstorms equipment which is often pushed to its extreme limits.[53]
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