First of all, let me just say that Technicopedia is simply amazing. I’m currently recovering from an almost 20 year long "dark age", and your website has been both a source of nostalgia when it comes to the old ‘90s sets I had when I was a kid, as well as a great infodump re. the progress Technic made since then and up to date.  Please keep up the great work!
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.

For example, the Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 does not come with its own motor. The engine with moving pistons is a close replica but does not actually move the vehicle. However, as Lego Customer Service points out, you can add in the LEGO Power Functions IR Receiver 8884 and the LEGO Power Functions IR Remote 8885 to turn it into an RC truck powered by remote control. Many fan sites will list detailed instructions from other fans who have done the same modifications and loved them.
What fun, and what an impressive interpretation of a beautiful and classic car. Five stars but for two missing but essential pieces that stopped assembly midway through the project. But Amazon sent a replacement with no questions asked in two days. Nevertheless the model is beautiful, a challenge for the average non-Lego person like me, and a real presentation piece as a result. Brilliant engineering and flawless instructions of the highest standard in a 500 page color book. Wow,.
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. Future plans for this set include more parts which will add even more function/control possibilities.[citation needed]. Lego has already started to design and sell Lego Technic models (sets) which can be easily retrofitted with the Power Functions system. 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.
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?
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.

If you’re buying for a young child, it makes sense to get the smaller kits not just because they are easier but because they are more cost appropriate. Some of the kits can cost hundreds of dollars and are a big investment. These kits are best reserved for adult fans and collectors who will appreciate the set a lot more and be more careful with the finished product.
Since around 2000, the Lego Group has been promoting "Lego Serious Play", a form of business consultancy fostering creative thinking, in which team members build metaphors of their organizational identities and experiences using Lego bricks. Participants work through imaginary scenarios using visual three-dimensional Lego constructions, imaginatively exploring possibilities in a serious form of play.[73]
One step later the boom is attached to the tower. Usually mobile crane booms are equipped with rope extending mechanism: a block and tackle pulley system sitting inside the boom that allows fast telescoping. This mechanism can be easily recreated with LEGO pieces, and we’ve seen it in 8421 Mobile Crane back in 2005. Unfortunately, the new mobile crane doesn’t include this feature.
I just like to thank you for the great job you've done putting all this info on the site. No photo or catalogue description can give me such an idea of complexity and ingenuity of some models. For all of the Technic part of my small collection..... I owe your Technicopedia as it helped me making a decision of what sets to buy.......I can't wait for the year 1996 to be posted on your site because reading your comments is pure pleasure. Thanks a lot and keep this wonderful site updating! 
Since around 2000, the Lego Group has been promoting "Lego Serious Play", a form of business consultancy fostering creative thinking, in which team members build metaphors of their organizational identities and experiences using Lego bricks. Participants work through imaginary scenarios using visual three-dimensional Lego constructions, imaginatively exploring possibilities in a serious form of play.[73]
This LEGO Technic set comes with an RC motor and controller so you can drive the finished product around remotely. It can move forward, backward, left and right and can make full 360 degree turns. It is a 2-in-1 set that can be built into either a regular tracked racer or a remote controlled off road vehicle. At 370 pieces, it may be challenging for younger children but is perfect to keep older kids occupied.
However, studless construction also introduces disadvantages. Studless construction is not immediately intuitive, requiring the builder to think five or six steps ahead. [4] While studded construction follows the classic bottom-to-top building pattern, studless construction requires building inside-to-outside. [5] Studdless 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.

These ten best Lego Technic Sets are just the tip of the Lego that are out there. Each stands out in their chosen category because they are fun to build, cool to look at, and have detailed mechanics and operations that exceed the rest. Whether you are new to the world of building Lego Technics or have been a fan for quite some time, they will all bring fun and exciting challenges to your home mechanic’s shop.

Actually, I love the purpose of stickers in this set. They do not influence the shape of the crane, but rather fill empty spaces and emphasise things that need your attention. For instance, a whole bunch of pinch point labels are placed by the exposed gears on top of the tower. Hiding gears inside the body would cost space and panels, and stickers help to solve this problem in a very elegant way.


Back in 2016 LEGO introduced a new ‘ultimate Technic’ range, with the release of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS. The beast of a set introduced a larger scale build, which recreated the iconic Porsche supercar into a unique new set. That model set the scale and overall feel for the next ultimate Technic set, the Bugatti Chiron. Which includes almost 900 more parts than the Porsche, of which only 5 new elements have been created, including the wheel rims, brake disc connectors and three elements within the gear system. But the experience begins long before you even touch a LEGO element, thanks to the high quality and luxurious packaging. Unlike most LEGO products this set comes in a different style box with a lift-off lid. Once removed you’re not greeted by a mass of bagged elements but instead six nearly arranged boxes and two hefty instructions. The attention to detail that has been poured into, what is often a minor part of a LEGO set, is outstanding.
4. The motor mount is similarly limited. I can use rivets to mount the front of the motor to a girder, which seems most promising. The bottom lugs however are not strong enough for much, and the motor popped off easily while running. There are no top lugs, so in essence there is one mounting option which then forces model to be designed around the motor.
Designers partnered with BMW to create this scale model of an actual motorcycle. It comes with the stickers you need for a detailed dashboard and decorations. It also features a uniquely decorated 40th Anniversary Lego brick. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include a seat. However, it does fit a few figures pretty well without Lego having to create an entirely new piece.
The programmable Lego brick which is at the heart of these robotics sets has undergone several updates and redesigns, with the latest being called the 'EV3' brick, being sold under the name of Lego Mindstorms EV3. The set includes sensors that detect touch, light, sound and ultrasonic waves, with several others being sold separately, including an RFID reader.[52]
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.
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In 1989, the LEGO pneumatic line was revamped, and a new cylinder and pump piece were introduced. The old cylinders and pumps were discontinued. The chief difference is that the new cylinder had two input valves now, which allowed both pushing and pulling without needing complex circuits involving the distribution block piece. The Generation 2 cylinders also had metal rods so that they more closely resembled real hydraulic cylinders.
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