Lego Technic: All of the Large Technic Sets of the Last Decade!

Updated on October 13, 2018

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 and 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 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!

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More great LARGE Lego Technic sets are soon to be released and will be featured here...

Volvo EW160E

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.

Crawler Crane

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.

Arctic Truck

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. So... if you are interested in any of the 2015/2016 sets listed above we suggest you use one of our Amazon links below before they are no longer available!

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.

Cargo Plane

The Lego Technic Cargo Place (42025) was released in 2014 and contains 1,297 pieces.

Container Truck

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.

Service Truck

The Lego Technic Service Truck (42008) was released in 2013 and contains 1,276 pieces.

Did you know...

Almost all Technic sets come with instructions for building 2-3 different models with the same pieces! Doubling or tripling your fun is as easy as taking a model apart and starting over... Not to mention all of the custom builds you can create with the same pieces!

Grand Prix Racer

The Lego Technic Grand Prix Racer (42000) was released in 2013 and contains 1,141 pieces.

4x4 Crawler

The Lego Technic 4x4 Crawler (41999) was released in 2013 and contains 1,585 pieces.

Logging Truck

The Lego Technic Logging Truck (9397) was released in 2012 and contains 1,308 pieces.

Helicopter

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.

Flatbed Truck

The Lego Technic Flatbed Truck (8109) was released in 2011 and contains 1,115 pieces.

Super Car

The Lego Technic Super Car (8070) was released in 2011 and contains 1,281 pieces.

Mobile Crane

The Lego Technic Mobile Crane (8053) was released in 2010 and contains 1,289 pieces.

Motorized Capabilities...

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!

LEGO Technic Power Functions Motor Set 8293 Building Kit
LEGO Technic Power Functions Motor Set 8293 Building Kit

This is an example of a Lego Power Functions kit for motorizing YOUR Technic creations. There are of course other options and many pieces are available individually, but this kit is a good starting point.

Caution - power sets like this will provide endless hours of fun! As a kid, motorizing my Technic creations was my favorite part of the whole build. Now as an adult, I realize that it was not only fun but helped teach me invaluable problem-solving skills and other reasoning capabilities that have been invaluable in other facets of life. (Especially helpful for students struggling with math or those with engineering interests!)

 

Motorized Excavator

The Lego Technic Motorized Excavator (8043) was released in 2010 and contains 1,123 pieces.

Front Loader

The Lego Technic Front Loader (8265) was released in 2009 and contains 1,061 pieces.

Crane Truck

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.

Off-Roader

The Lego Technic Off-Roader (8297) was released in 2008 and contains 1,097 pieces.

Telescopic Handler

The Lego Technic Telescopic Handler (8295) was released in 2008 and contains 1,182 pieces.

Motorized Bulldozer

The Lego Technic Motorized Bulldozer (8275) was released in 2007 and contains 1,384 pieces.

Combine Harvester

The Lego Technic Combine Harvester (8274) was released in 2007 and contains 1,025 pieces.

Fire Truck

The Lego Technic Fire Truck (8289) was released in 2006 and contains 1,036 pieces.

Tow Truck

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 :)

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Thank you for visiting another of our Lego pages and best of luck in all of your building projects!

Article content is courtesy of my own 20+ years of Lego experience in addition to research conducted for specific dates/historical data from Lego books, websites, etc. Photos were either sourced from my own personal collection or came from Amazon (via affiliate status access) or other public domain images from other sources/Lego friends from around the world. Any Lego "artwork" created by individual artists is specifically identified.

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