LEGO Technic: Three new replica scale sets have arrived including a monstrous bucket wheel excavator!

By ·July 28, 2016 11:17 am

The latest LEGO technic releases feature three very recognizable vehicles from the farming, mining and construction industries. All of these sets are true replicas to the vehicles they represent, even better however, two of these new sets are actually 2-in-1 model kits giving you twice the fun and plenty of building variety for your money.

From the world of farming we have the CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC vehicle, a high-tech industrial farming tractor in an authentic green, grey and red colour scheme. Next up, is the Volvo EW160E, a wheeled excavator from the world of construction. Developed in partnership with Volvo, this model can also be rebuilt into the Volvo L30G compact material handler.

Finally from the realm of mining, and without a doubt the greatest of these releases, is the utterly monstrous bucket wheel exacavator. This set is massive, in fact it’s the biggest LEGO Technic set to date boasting over 3,900 pieces measuring over 16″ tall, 28″ in length and 11″ wide. The bucket excavator can also be rebuilt into a mobile aggregate processing plant.

Below you can find all of the official imagery and descriptions for the new LEGO Technic sets. Let us know in the comments if you plan on purchasing any of these fantastic sets.

 

Volvo EW160E (#42053 RRP: £69.99)
Full length view of the excavator with bucket extended from the LEGO Technic (42053) Volvo EW160E set.

Full length view of the excavator with bucket extended from the LEGO Technic (42053) Volvo EW160E set.

Side view of the excavator with cab raised from the LEGO Technic (42053) Volvo EW160E set.

Side view of the excavator with cab raised from the LEGO Technic (42053) Volvo EW160E set.

Get to know the high-tech innovation of the Volvo EW160E with the authentic LEGO® Technic replica of the real-life wheeled excavator. Developed in partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment, the model boasts key features from one of the most advanced multi-tool carriers in the construction industry. Elements include: an advanced pneumatic system for operation of the extendable boom and working bucket, a detailed, height- adjustable cab with seat, armrests, sun visor and adjustable mirrors, rotating superstructure, rear- controlled front steering, working front blade and extendable outriggers. Upgrade with the 8293 LEGO Power Functions motor set (not supplied) for a fully motorized boom and working lights. This 2-in-1 model can then be rebuilt to create a Volvo L30G compact material handler.

 

CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC (#42054 RRP: £119.99)
42054_ProdFull length view with it's claw crane extened of the LEGO Technic (42054) CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC set.

Full length view with it’s claw crane extened of the LEGO Technic (42054) CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC set.

Rear view of the tractor with silage plough deployed from the LEGO Technic (42054) CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC set.

Rear view of the tractor with silage plough deployed from the LEGO Technic (42054) CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC set.

Explore the high-tech realm of industrial farm machines with this authentic LEGO® Technic replica of the CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC. The model comes complete with an array of motorized functions including a rotating operator’s cab, working crane arm and extendable outriggers. Manual functions include front-wheel, 4-wheel crab steering, and a working crane claw. The model features the trademarked green, grey and red colour scheme, detailed operator’s cab, four huge tractor tyres and a tree trunk element for extended play scenarios. It can also be rebuilt to create a CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC with Silage Plough.

 

Bucket Wheel Excavator (#42055 RRP: £179.99)
Front side view of the excavator with it's mining vehicle accessory from the LEGO Technic (42055) Bucket Wheel Excavator set.

Front side view of the excavator with it’s mining vehicle accessory from the LEGO Technic (42055) Bucket Wheel Excavator set.

Rear side view of the LEGO Technic (42055) Bucket Wheel Excavator set.

Rear side view of the LEGO Technic (42055) Bucket Wheel Excavator set.

Enter the world of mining on a colossal scale with the massive Bucket Wheel Excavator — the largest LEGO® Technic set to date! With over 3,900 pieces, this highly detailed 2-in-1 model is a meticulously detailed reproduction of a real-life mining excavator and has been designed to provide an immersive and rewarding build and play experience. Featuring a blue and yellow colour scheme, the model includes hand-railed walkways, huge tracks and detailed cab. It also comes with an array of motorised functions, including forward and reverse driving, moving conveyor belts, working boom with revolving bucket wheel, and a rotating superstructure. A mining truck is included within the set to accompany the excavator. Standing at over 16” high, 28” (72cm) long and 11” wide, the model can even be rebuilt to create a Mobile Aggregate Processing Plant.

 

All three of these glorious replica scale sets will be available from online and national retailers from the 1st of August.

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