Lego Technic, the advanced version of the classic colored building blocks, takes the fun to another level – and kicks the learning up a gear or two! Budding engineers and technicians will marvel at the awesomely immersive construction process, where they can learn all about how the machines around us work. Revealing the secrets of engines, hydraulics, suspension, steering, and more, Lego Technic offers a truly engaging challenge to children of all ages – and adults, too!
These toys are fantastic for helping eager minds develop the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) skills that are so heavily in demand in the modern world. See for yourself how your kids work their way through detailed directions and get to grips with each vehicle’s mechanics. Then watch as they get creative and invent machines of their own!
Ready to get those cogs turning? Here are 7 of the best Lego Technic toys available today!
Unleash your inner firefighter with this amazing airplane! The 2-in-1 Lego Technic Fire Plane comes with some seriously cool features. The propeller spins as you wheel it along before take-off. You can control the wing flaps and elevators with an on-board joystick. And best of all, you can open the cargo hold to drop Lego water onto raging forest fires! And that's not to mention the intricate two-cylinder engine! Feel like a change? Take it all apart and reassemble its 578 pieces into its alternate design: an amazing high-speed Jet Plane! This too features many movable parts – including a retractable cockpit, elevators, air brakes, and landing gear. Whichever model takes your fancy, get building and take to the skies!
The ultimate Lego Technic building experience! With 2,793 individual pieces, the Lego Technic Mercedes-Benz Arocs is a genuine engineering project. In fact, for those with an interest in how things work, it may just be the greatest toy out there! The finished battery-operated toy can do everything a heavy duty truck with a hydraulic crane can – and you can learn how it all works by putting one together yourself! It has an incredibly authentic internal system, and it’s a dream to play with. What’s more, when you’re ready for a new challenge, you can take it all apart and use the same pieces to create a fully functional Articulated Construction Truck! Tea break’s over, guys – it’s time to get truckin’!
With its fully functional pull-back motor, the Lego Technic Record Breaker lets you shoot off at breakneck speeds and set new land speed records! With 125 pieces, it is one of the easier Lego Technic builds. Its sturdy design means that it can take quite a bashing without falling apart – but if it does, you can always put it back together again! Although there is only one design with this model, it can also be combined, Transformers-style, with the other pull-back motor model, the Lego Technic Quad Bike, to create the even pacier Extreme Off-Roader!
Chill out with this cool construction set! The 913-piece Lego Technic Arctic Truck comes loaded with authentic features, like its fully functional crawler tracks, incredible suspension system, and hand-operated crane and cargo. However, the crane can be powered if you incorporate this Power Function Motor Set. The alternate design option is a Quad Track Pickup Truck with attached trailer and satellite link-up device. All in all, it's an awesome piece of equipment for icy conditions!
Get ready for the ride of your life! The 2-in-1 Lego Technic Street Motorcycle is the epitome of stylish construction. Its sleek and curvaceous three-tone design oozes class, and its mechanics are spectacular. Remove the side panel to see the inner workings of a motorbike’s engine and reveal how it gets the machine moving. With realistic steering, a movable kickstand, and awesome front and rear suspension, the Street Motorcycle model is a joy to construct – and to play with! The 375 individual pieces can also be used to create the alternate design: an amazing Retro Bike. Just choose your style, follow the clear instructions, and you’re all set to hit the road!
Another technical marvel, the Lego Technic Heavy Lift Helicopter comes with multiple battery-powered functions. These include contra-rotating rotors, opening cargo bay doors, and a fully functional winch. Its design is not only stylish but sturdy, too. In other words, you can swing it through the air without fear of it falling apart! Its 1,042 individual elements present an immersive and rewarding building challenge that lets you learn all about the inner workings of real life helicopters. And when you’re ready to roll your sleeves up again, you can check out the alternate design option: the stunning and fully functional Tandem Rotor Helicopter. Honestly, with this outstanding tech toy, the sky’s the limit!
The Lego Technic Display Team Jet is an awesome 2-in-1 toy at an affordable price. It comes with 113 pieces and instructions for how to arrange them into two different models: a display team jet and a stunt plane. In its jet form, a retractable landing gear means that you can have an aerodynamic design in-flight, and then pop out the wheels for a smooth landing. And in its plane form, a flick of the propeller really makes it spin. Either way, it’s perfect for daring air show displays!
Did we leave out your favorite Lego Technic toy? Or have you got any tips for making your own designs? Let us know in the comments section below!
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