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Best LEGO Technic Kits

Take your love for LEGO to the next level with any of these amazing Lego Technic kits!

Best Lego Technic Sets
Published: April 14, 2022 at 9:00 am
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We're huge fans of all things LEGO, and as we've already taken a look at the best LEGO sets for adults and the best LEGO Duplo sets for toddlers, we thought it was time to get technical - so of course we're looking at the LEGO Technic range! With a focus on engineering, the LEGO Technic range features exciting highly detailed models inspired by real-world vehicles and machines. They're recommended for older children and teenagers as they can be quite detailed, but both kids and adults will love all of the moving parts, and especially the interactive features that are available with some models!

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The LEGO Technic sets come with quite a wide range of products and price tags, differing in build level difficulty and complexity. So whether you're a certified gear-head who loves the idea of recreating your favourite vehicle, or are looking for an easy project to help your child get to grips with moving parts, or even just a crafter who's after a fun project (we find them really therapeutic for if you're in a creative slump), we're sure that there's a LEGO Technic set for everyone!

Best LEGO Technic Sets for 2022

LEGO Technic Cat D11 Bulldozer

We're going to start our pick of the best LEGO Technic sets with the most incredible (and correspondingly one of the most expensive) LEGO Technic sets we've ever seen! This highly detailed replica of one of the largest Cat bulldozers is definitely one for the committed LEGO fans, being comprised of 3,854 pieces and measuring over 57cm long! But it's not just the lifelike details and intricate build that makes this set stand out! Once you've made your bulldozer, you can also control it with the CONTROL+ app - letting you drive and steer, then raise, lower and tilt the blade or raise and lower the ripper and ladder. Because of the huge amount of parts, batteries and intricate construction, this set is one marked specifically for adults.

Buy the Technic App controlled bulldozer from Amazon - £399.99

Lego Technic Bulldozer

LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler 4x4

If you're looking for a LEGO Technic set that is suitable for both teens and adults, is based on an iconic vehicle and has some awesome moving parts and details, then look no further than this LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler set! Coming in at an affordable price tag, this set is classed as suitable for 9 year olds and up, although we know quite a few adults who would gladly play with it for hours too! This awesome model features authentic Jeep Wrangler details such as the round headlights and full-size spare tyre, as well as having a host of extra details to keep you entertained too, like it's front steering and axle-articulation suspension (controlled via a dial at the back), opening bonnet and doors, and even a working winch!

Buy the LEGO Technic Jeep on Amazon - £35.99

Best Lego Technic Sets

LEGO Technic off-road buggy

Want to hear a fully grown adult utter the words 'oh that is so cool' - then here's the LEGO Technic set that is guaranteed to get that reaction! This LEGO Technic Off-Road buggy not only has that retro 80's style that reminds us of the remote-controlled cars of our youth, but get this - it even works! With 2 large motors and front and back suspension, once you've got it constructed you can use the CONTROL+ app to drive your buggy (with the app also having some fun challenges and achievements too). It's labelled as suitable for 10 years up, and we think it would make a fantastic project for parents and kids to make together.

Buy the LEGO Technic off-road buggy from Lego.com - £114.99

Lego Technic Buggy

LEGO Technic The Batmobile

Maybe you're not the biggest fan of cars and vehicles, maybe you're more a fan of superheroes - well then hold onto your cape, because this LEGO Technic Batmobile might just be the type of thing you're after! Created to celebrate the 2022 THE BATMAN movie, this iconic vehicle is packed full of detail, from it's front steering & rear differential to it's transparent engine with moving pistons, spinning flame and even light up bricks that bring the Batmobile to life! It's definitely going to be one of the most popular Lego technic sets for 2022!

Buy the LEGO Technic The Batmobile from Lego.com - £89.99

Lego Technic Batmobile

LEGO Technic Spider Crane

Here's another rather technical LEGO Technic set, and definitely one that will appeal to teens and adults with an interest in engineering. This complicated-looking multi-functional LEGO Technic Spider Crane is actually a 2-in-1 set, as it can also be made into a compact tower crane too! The main Compact crawler crane design folds into a compact vehicle moving on tracks, and features a 180° rotating super-structure tower, moveable outriggers and extendable boom, working hoist with extensive cabling and safety lock!

Buy the LEGO Technic Spider Crane from Amazon - £124.95

Lego Technic Spider Crane

LEGO Technic Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Whether you're into classic muscle cars or just want a fun build that will engage your kids, this LEGO Technic Ford Mustang Shelby kit is bound to prove a hit! As well as having that super-cool Mustang styling, it also features a fun pull back mechanism - just pull back the car and watch it speed off! You can also use LEGO Technic's Augmented Reality app to put you car on a virtual race-track so you can put pedal to the metal!

Buy the LEGO Technic Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 from Lego.com - £44.99

Lego Technic Ford Mustang

LEGO Technic Skid Steer Loader

Most of the sets we've seen already are ones catered to adults or slightly older kids/teens, but here are a few sets that are perfect for getting younger kids into LEGO Technic. This fun 2-in-1 LEGO Technic Skid Steer Loader also transforms into a cool hot rod, making it great for role-play adventures. It's labelled as being suitable for 7 year olds upwards, although more adventurous kids could probably give it a go with adult supervision. Alternatively, children can use the Instructions PLUS feature within the free LEGO Building Instructions app to help them get to grips with the instructions, as it provides an interactive guide that has zoom and rotate tools to help children build independently.

Buy the LEGO Technic Skid Steer Loader from Lego.com - £8.99

Lego Technic 2-in-1 forklift tow truck

LEGO Technic John Deere Tractor

If you've got a little one that is obsessed with tractors (we know a few ourselves, and not just little ones), then they'll love this authentic LEGO Technic John Deere 9620R 4WD Tractor. This tractor and trailer toy has been designed in conjunction with John Deere and is packed full of realistic features - huge wheels, tipping trailer, articulated steering and drivers can with a set that turns!

Buy the LEGO Technic John Deere Tractor from Lego.com - £24.99

Lego Technic John Deer Tractor

LEGO Technic 2-in-1 forklift to tow-truck toy

Here's another fabulous and affordable 2-in-1 set that is perfect for younger kids! Aimed for 7 year olds upwards, this set can be made as a forklift truck or a breakdown tow truck, both with functioning steering and lifting arms. It's a relatively simple make and will provide a fun building challenge for kids of all ages and genders.

Buy the LEGO Technic 2-in-1 forklift to tow-truck toy from Amazon - £8.99

Lego Technic fork lift truck

LEGO Technic Heavy Duty Excavator

Our final pick is yet another industrial machine (we do love that yellow and black comb0), in the form of this LEGO technic Heavy Duty Excavator. Suitable for 8 year olds upwards, it features loads of fun and engaging elements - a shovel that moves up and down, movable arm, running belt tracks and rotating body. It also comes with some extra cones and bricks for imaginative play, and perhaps best of all - it's another 2-in-1 set, so you can rebuild it into a tracked tractor with backhoe!

Buy the LEGO Technic Heavy Duty Excavator from Lego.com - £34.99

Lego Technic Heavy Duty Excavator
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We hope you’ve enjoyed our round-up of the best Technic LEGO sets for 2022, if you fancy really treating yourself check out our pick of the best Big LEGO sets. For more gift ideas head over to our craft subscription box collection and paint by number kits which are both full of fun craft ideas.

Authors

Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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