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A Lego Legacy: Technic Sets
Lego Technic sets were first introduced in 1977, and they have been a hit with builders of all ages ever since.
I personally received my first Technic set when I was 10 years old. I thoroughly enjoyed working on fitting all of the gears, wheels, and plates together. Technic sets can be a lot more challenging to build than regular Lego sets, but in my opinion, they are definitely worth the effort!
Whether you are an avid Technic builder yourself or are looking to inspire another up-and-coming builder, please enjoy the photo gallery below where you will find all of the Lego Technic sets of 1,000+ pieces or more from the last decade.
- Into farming? Check out the Combine Harvester and Tractor with Trailer.
- Like construction equipment? Check out the Bulldozer and Excavator.
- Fascinated by fast cars? Check out the 24 Hours Race Car and Super Car.
Whatever you are into, there is literally something for everyone with the large Lego Technic building sets. (All sets are listed by date—newest to oldest). Enjoy!
The Lego Volvo EW160E (42053) was released in 2016 and contains 1,166 pieces.
CLAAS XERION 5000 Trac VC 7
The Lego CLASS Xerion 5000 Trac VC 7 (42054) was released in 2016 and contains 1,977 pieces.
Bucket Wheel Excavator 25
The Lego Bucket Wheel Excavator 25 (42055) was released in 2016 and contains 3,927 pieces. (This is the largest Lego Technic set ever released!)
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
The Lego Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) was released in 2016 and contains 2,704 pieces.
Heavy Lift Helicopter
The Lego Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter (42052) was released in 2016 and contains 1,042 pieces.
Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245
The Lego Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 (42043) was released in 2015 and contains 2,793 pieces.
The Lego Technic Crawler Crane (42042) was released in 2015 and contains 1,401 pieces.
24 Hours Race Car
The Lego Technic 24 Hours Race Car (42039) was released in 2015 and contains 1,219 pieces.
The Lego Technic Arctic Truck (42038) was released in 2015 and contains 913 pieces.
Lego Sets Retire...
Yes, your favorite Lego sets are only available for a limited time. Once Lego retires a set they are only available on the second-hand market and usually at a very marked-up price. Generally, most sets stay in stores for about 2 years.
Volvo L350F Wheel Loader
The Lego Technic Volvo L350F Wheel Loader (42030) was released in 2014 and contains 1,636 pieces.
Customised Pick-Up Truck
The Lego Technic Customized Pick-Up Truck (42029) was released in 2014 and contains 1,063 pieces.
The Lego Technic Cargo Place (42025) was released in 2014 and contains 1,297 pieces.
The Lego Technic Container Truck (42024) was released in 2014 and contains 948 pieces.
Mobile Crane MK II
The Lego Technic Mobile Crane MK II (42009) was released in 2013 and contains 2,606 pieces.
The Lego Technic Service Truck (42008) was released in 2013 and contains 1,276 pieces.
Grand Prix Racer
The Lego Technic Grand Prix Racer (42000) was released in 2013 and contains 1,141 pieces.
The Lego Technic 4x4 Crawler (41999) was released in 2013 and contains 1,585 pieces.
The Lego Technic Logging Truck (9397) was released in 2012 and contains 1,308 pieces.
The Lego Technic Helicopter (9396) was released in 2012 and contains 1,056 pieces.
Pick-Up Tow Truck
The Lego Technic Pick-Up Tow Truck (9395) was released in 2012 and contains 954 pieces.
Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400
The Lego Technic Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 400 (8110) was released in 2011 and contains 2,048 pieces.
The Lego Technic Flatbed Truck (8109) was released in 2011 and contains 1,115 pieces.
The Lego Technic Super Car (8070) was released in 2011 and contains 1,281 pieces.
The Lego Technic Mobile Crane (8053) was released in 2010 and contains 1,289 pieces.
Yes, almost all large Technic sets can be motorized. Some sets come pre-packaged with these functions while others can have Power Function accessories added to them. Many power functions are even remote controlled making for a whole new level of fun!
Power 'em up!
The Lego Technic Motorized Excavator (8043) was released in 2010 and contains 1,123 pieces.
The Lego Technic Front Loader (8265) was released in 2009 and contains 1,061 pieces.
The Lego Technic Crane Truck (8258) was released in 2009 and contains 1,877 pieces.
Tractor with Trailer
The Lego Technic Tractor with Trailer (8063) was released in 2009 and contains 1,100 pieces.
The Lego Technic Off-Roader (8297) was released in 2008 and contains 1,097 pieces.
The Lego Technic Telescopic Handler (8295) was released in 2008 and contains 1,182 pieces.
The Lego Technic Motorized Bulldozer (8275) was released in 2007 and contains 1,384 pieces.
The Lego Technic Combine Harvester (8274) was released in 2007 and contains 1,025 pieces.
The Lego Technic Fire Truck (8289) was released in 2006 and contains 1,036 pieces.
The Lego Technic Tow Truck (8285) was released in 2006 and contains 1,877 pieces.
Not Just the Big Ones...
Of course, there are a lot of other great Technic sets that were not featured here as they do not contain over 1,000 pieces. Many of these sets would be perfect for new or younger builders. I personally started with a small front loader and motorcycle set which really helped me to gain a feel for Technics and enabled me to work out the power functions on less complicated systems. Granted, most builders will eventually want to work up to the incredible sets shown above.