The 10 Best Lego Technic Sets

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This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Those who enjoy constructing faithful replicas of vehicles will love Lego Technic sets which, instead of just standard bricks and snap-together pieces, also use interconnecting plastic rods and gears. Many can move and have motorized components and electronic controls. Here, you’ll find luxury cars, off-road bikes, trucks, and more for your collection of true-to-life models. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Bugatti Chiron

2. Street Motorcycle

3. Bucket Wheel Excavator

Editor's Notes

April 08, 2020:

In today’s update, we added in a realistic replica of a quintessential collectible sports car. The 3,599-piece, 1:8 scale Bugatti Chiron is a faithful recreation of the real deal that features the brand’s signature two-toned blue color scheme, an active rear wing, an eight-speed gearbox with a paddle gear shift, a W16 engine, and spoked rims. It comes in an attractive box that makes it a great gift for a Bugatti lover of any age, and it can be played with or kept strictly for display. Like the Porsche 911 GT3 RS , each one bears a unique serial number.

The largest Techno set ever made also deserved a place on the list, so we added the 3,929-piece Bucket Wheel Excavator, which is a realistic-looking, miniature recreation of a real-life mining machine, with a motor that can rotate the superstructure component and activate the conveyor belts. It runs on six AA batteries and, although it doesn’t come with any minifigures, one can fit into the cockpit. Also included is a buildable seven-inch mine truck. You can drop mining material into it when you activate the boom to lower the digging bucket wheel. Like the Bugatti, this model is well suited for play or keeping on a shelf once you’ve taken all of the time to put it together.

To make room for these two models, we removed the Record Breaker and the Police Interceptor, both of which are still worth checking out if you’re looking for some smaller, simpler selections. Our list still contains plenty of those, too, including the 199-piece Ultralight Helicopter and the 148-piece Quad Bike, both of which are relatively quick builds suitable for older kids and teenagers.

If you’re buying a set for a child, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s age guidelines, as many of these sets contain small pieces and are not suitable for children under three years of age. If you’ve got young kids, Lego Duplo sets are designed for those from 18 months to five years of age and are easy for little hands to manipulate.

4. Quad Bike

5. Race Kart

6. Compact Loader

7. BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

8. Ultralight Helicopter

9. Formula Off-Roader

10. Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Karen Bennett
Last updated by Karen Bennett

Karen Bennett lives in Chicago with her family, and when she’s not writing, she can usually be found practicing yoga or cheering on her kids at soccer games. She holds a master’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s in English, and her writing has been published in various local newspapers, as well as “The Cheat Sheet,” “Illinois Legal Times,” and “USA Today.” She has also written search engine news page headlines and worked as a product manager for a digital marketing company. Her expertise is in literature, nonfiction, textbooks, home products, kids' games and toys, hardware, teaching accessories, and art materials.

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