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Step into the extraordinary world of colossal mining machinery with LEGO Technic’s astonishing Bucket Wheel Excavator. This mammoth 3929-piece set boasts an immersive and gratifying build experience, complete with motorized functions that bring this engineering marvel to life. Unleash your imagination as you discover the intricacies of its forward and reverse driving, rotating bucket wheel, moving conveyor belt, and the jaw-dropping rotating superstructure. With its massive dimensions measuring over 16″ high, 28″ long, and 11″ wide, this masterpiece is a testament to LEGO Technic’s unparalleled craftsmanship. Don’t just build a toy; immerse yourself in an awe-inspiring world of power and ingenuity!

12 – 16
Aug 2016
Dec 2018

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.

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Product Specs
Product Name: Bucket Wheel Excavator
Pieces 3929
RRP £189.99 / $279.99 / 229.99€
Release Year 2016
Theme Technic
Instructions Lego Bucket Wheel Excavator Instructions