Last May, we showed you some of the pretty cool LEGO Technic summer sets that are expected to be released sometime during the second half of the year. One of the awesome Technic sets that fans are looking forward to is the gargantuan LEGO Technic Wheel Excavator (42055). Coming in at an astounding 3,927 pieces, it is by far the largest Technic set that LEGO came up with, and it surely shows in the size of its build, with the mini cabin and mining truck giving it a human scale so to speak that lets you imagine how the Wheel Excavator can be massive in real life. Such set is practically targeted towards older LEGO builders and AFOLs, with several power functions that allow you to control the conveyor belt and rotating bucket excavators. Though it is quite limited in its play value, building this set using almost 4,000 parts will prove to be an enticing challenge for any experienced builder. Plus the host of new Technic parts may prove to be useful as well.
Watch this video from Hobby Media for a closer look at the functions of the LEGO Technic Wheel Excavator 42055.
For Technic fans that are raring to have their try on the 42055, it is great to know that Amazon Japan and Amazon France have already listed this largest LEGO Technic set over at their websites with a release date of August 5 and August 2 respectively. There is no official release date mention as of to date at shop.LEGO.com but given the timing of its release, and the debut of another Technic release, the LEGO Technic Volvo EW160E (42053), as mentioned in LEGO’s August Store Calendar, we’re pretty confident that we’ll be seeing the Wheel Excavator anytime soon.
What do you think about this largest LEGO Technic set ever made? The retail price may be quite hefty, but do you think it’s worth adding to your collection? Share your thoughts and tell us what you think.