Experiencing the Giant World of Mining with LEGO Technic’s Bucket Wheel Excavator
If you’ve ever been fascinated by the mammoth scale of mining machines, now is your chance to build and play with one! Here we introduce the colossal Bucket Wheel Excavator, undeniably the largest LEGO® Technic set released so far.
The Experience of Building this Giant
This 3929-piece set provides a highly detailed, immersive build experience you won’t easily forget. With such a massive number of pieces, the set encourages both meticulous deck-by-deck construction and creative exploration. This scientifically accurate model caters to both boys and girls aged 12 to 16 years, allowing them to delve into the practical mechanics of mining machinery.
All About Motor Functions
Awe-inspiring in design, the Bucket Wheel Excavator features an array of motorized functions powered by LEGO’s Power Functions technology. Construct your own genuine mining machine capable of driving forward and reverse, featuring fully functioning conveyor belts on which tiny extracted ores can travel. Delve into real-world engineering as you build its gigantic boom equipped with a rotating bucket wheel that really works – much like its real-life counterpart.
Two Models in One Set
In line with most LEGO Technic sets’ “two-in-one” feature, this grand model can also be rebuilt as a Mobile Aggregate Processing Plant. This allows for an extended playtime experience and offers even more insight into the exciting world of mining machinery. It’s just like having two heavy-duty machines in one single set!
Bucket Wheel Excavator’s Vital Statistics
Fully assembled, the model measures an impressive 16 inches high, 28 inches long, and 11 inches wide. The Mobile Aggregate Processing Plant is also sizable when built: when retracted it spans over 8 inches high, 34 inches long and 8 inches wide. Extend its boom and it grows to over 12 inches tall!
Compatibility with Other Sets
The Bucket Wheel Excavator is seamlessly compatible with all other LEGO construction sets. This trait allows young builders to combine this set with others for creative building adventures. Gathering multiple models together could create a whole automated mining landscape right on your living room floor!
A Worthwhile Investment
Launched in August of 2016 at an RRP of £189.99 / $279.99 / 229.99€ depending on your region, this enormous model offers great value per piece: costing around 4.8 pence or equivalents per brick. The set enjoyed over two years on the market before finally being retired at the end of 2018.
If you’re up for an epic building challenge that transports you into the realistic world of colossal mining operations, then buckle up and get ready to dive deep into LEGO Technic’s biggest set – The Bucket Wheel Excavator.
|Bucket Wheel Excavator
|£189.99 / $279.99 / 229.99€
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