Lego Technic sets are highly anticipated releases because of their realism and their difficulty levels. Pictures of the newest Technic models have been floating around since the holidays, and we finally have an idea of what’s coming up on August 1, 2018. Let’s take a look.
42079: Forklift Truck
The Forklift Truck is a smaller Technic set with 592 pieces. It’s mostly blue and yellow, similar to a Forklift set released in 2001. It includes a large drum of hazardous waste material.
The body of the truck is a yellow and blue with large black wheels. The build of the forklift is black with a large tan base. It’s rated for nine and older.
42080: Forest Harvester
Forest Harvester is lime green, white, and yellow color scheme set with 1003 pieces. It’s a logging machine with a giant front arm that picks up the “lumber” pieces. It comes with a lot of mini-figure accessories including a water bottle and a chainsaw.
It uses more of the curved connector pieces than the original 90-degree connector pieces for a smoother look to the final product. It has a red circular saw piece compatible with certain power systems, such as the Pneumatic System V2. It’s rated for ages 10 and up.
42081: Volvo Concept Wheel Loader
The Volvo Concept Wheel Loader is 1167 pieces. It appears to be an upgraded version of a similar wheel loader put out in 2014. This particular set is based on a drone operated loader with a rear robot camera.
The color scheme is a stripped down yellow and black with large wheels and a mostly black body. The rear camera comes off the back end and curves to the front above the gray box. It even has the Volvo logo for realism. It’s rated for ages 10 and up.
42082: Rough Terrain Crane
The Rough Terrain Crane comes is a complex set with 4,057 pieces. It’s a remake of a Rough Terrain Crane made back in 2007, but bigger and more complicated. It’s now the biggest Lego Technic set available, unseating the former champion, 2016’s Bucket Wheel Excavator.
It has a vibrant red color scheme and includes Lego’s new Power Functions, the extra large (XL) motor system. The base is black with black wheels for the ultimate contrast. It comes with several silver block pieces for lifting purposes. It’s rated for ages 11 and up.