The year 2022 is soon to go into its final stretch of four months. While there are still more LEGO sets due to come out at this time, LEGO’s started hinting about the future. At least, set numbers and even set names for 2023 releases have started circulating online. Case in point, Promobricks.de has some news on possible LEGO Technic sets for next year. Interestingly, this includes on Technic set that was supposed to launch this 2022. The new word is that the Liebherr LR 1300 (42146) epic is now a 2023 release. Anyway, here’s what to expect for the Technic line come next year.
- Liebherr LR 1300 (42146)
- Dump Truck (42147)
- Snowcat (42148)
- Monster Jam Dragon (42149)
- Monster Jam Monster Mutt Dalmatian (42150)
- Bugatti Bolide (42151)
- Firefighter Plane (42152)
- NASCAR Next Gen Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 (42153)
- 2022 Ford GT (42154)
- The Batman Batcycle (42155)
- Peugeot 9X8 Hypercar (42156)
One notable entry for LEGO Technic 2023 is the Batcycle (42155). Apparently, it’ll be the same vehicle from DC-Warner Bros.’ “The Batman” which premiered this past March. And we’ll be getting another blue Bugatti beauty for Technic, a worthy successor to the Chiron (42083). Maybe we’ll get a life-sized version of it too? Who knows. As for the above listed Technic sets, we’ll have to wait until later this year at the earliest for more details.
Some LEGO collectors surely wait for upcoming sets to be featured with official product listings on the LEGO.com Shop. There’s nothing quite like the finality of those entries with detailed info, specs and product blurbs. Granted, these reveals aren’t instantaneous. Sometimes third-party retailers list their new LEGO items first. Or maybe we just get images on social media. LEGO’s done that too, like with two of their upcoming Technic sets now. Where to find these teaser pictures? As The Brick Fan has it, they’re on the LEGO.com Kids website. And they’re both quite mind-blowingly awesome.
These images and more can be seen in preview listings for LEGO Technic in LEGO.com for Kids. There are no box photos yet. But we do get cool action visuals of the Material Handler (42144) and Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter (42145). And because they’re built in the LEGO Technic system, one can’t help but gush at how “real” they look.
You probably agree after seeing these pictures too. Now the wait for their product listings on the main LEGO.com site feels a bit more cliff-hanging. Thankfully these upcoming LEGO Technic sets are earmarked for summer this year. We’ll probably get more official word soon enough.
Hey, it’s the first day of the month once again. March 1, 2022. By this point the New Year must no longer feel so new. Before we go off track however, we’ll get right down to what this update is about: first-day LEGO product launches. We certainly enjoyed covering these sets when they first officially came out. And like before, for your easy reference we’re collecting their LEGO.com product listings together here. Our big thanks again to The Brick Fan for any March 1-releasing LEGO product we may have missed. Also linked are our past articles, if we caught them.
- Police Station Helicopter (10959)
- Police Motorcycle (10967)
- Doctor Visit (10968)
- Fire Station Helicopter (10970)
- Green Building Plate (10980)
- Creative Monsters (11017)
- Creative Ocean Fun (11018)
- Bricks and Functions (11019)
- Green Baseplate (11023)
- Gray Baseplate (11024)
- Blue Baseplate (11025)
- White Baseplate (11026)
- Pet Clinic Ambulance (41694)
- Pet Playground (41698)
- Pet Adoption Cafe (41699)
- Vacation Beach House (41709)
- Pet Day-Care Center (41718)
- Bag Tags Mega Pack – Messaging (41949)
- Lots of DOTS – Lettering (41950)
- Message Board (41951)
- Big Message Board (41952)
- Ariel’s Underwater Palace (43207)
- Elsa and the Nokk’s Ice Stable (43209)
- Lunar Roving Vehicle (60348)
- Lunar Space Station (60349)
- Lunar Research Base (60350)
- Rocket Launch Center (60351)
- Kai’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training (70688)
- Lloyd’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training (70689)
- Jay’s Spinjitzu Ninja Training (70690)
- Ninja Training Center (71764)
- 1970 Ferrari 512 M (76906)
- Lotus Evija (76907)
- Lamborghini Countach (76908)
- Mercedes-AMG F1 W12 E Performance & Mercedes-AMG Project One (76909)
- Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro & Aston Martin Vantage GT3 (76910)
Enjoy your LEGO Shopping!
Right as January came to an end, we’ve been seeing a flood of details for upcoming LEGO sets. Among the fairly recent online product listings are the first items for LEGO Technic this 2022, due in March. Some of these Technic sets got the spotlight in the late 2021 LEGO product catalog. We have however seen rumors of these sets (number and name) as early as September–October last year. And some of those sets have yet to be officially revealed. That’s true of one Technic set until this past weekend, after a LEGO teaser on social media according to Promobricks.
LEGO’s Twitter page posted an image of two vehicles covered in canvas Friday last week. From the contours of both and the size of one, they’re obviously a Formula-1 racecar and its Technic counterpart. Now LEGO confirms in a product listing that this is Technic set 42141, the McLaren Formula 1 Race Car. To be precise, this is the MCL36 F1 racer that McLaren will be unveiling this Friday, February 11. It’s fitting that the Technic version will launch the month following the real thing’s unveiling. Expect the Technic McLaren F1 Racecar (42141) in March 1 alongside the other Technic 2022 sets. Here’re the details:
Age 18+ | 1,432 pieces | $179.99 | coming March 1
- A build for Formula 1™ fans – Construct a detailed model replica of McLaren’s 2022 F1 car with this LEGO® Technic™ McLaren Formula 1 Race Car (42141) building set for adults
- A close collaboration – The LEGO® designers worked closely with the team at McLaren Racing, with both sets of experts developing their version of the car at the same time for the 2022 race season
- Modelled on the real car – Includes features like the V6 cylinder engine with moving pistons, steering, suspension and differential for precision cornering
Over the past weekend and into this week, LEGO has been busy adding product listings for upcoming sets. We’ve already covered some of these for the Speed Champions theme. Now, we have official listings for several LEGO Technic sets first viewed in LEGO’s 2022 catalogs late last year. The most recent updates on these products before LEGO’s own came from German retailer JB Spielwaren. We caught up on some of those listings too for the Creator 3-in-1 sub-line. But now, we can share online details on these LEGO Technic sets as shared by Brick Fanatics. So let’s check them out:
Age 7+ | 143 pieces | $12.99 | coming March 1
- A treat for kids – Construction fans can enjoy time building and playing with this LEGO® Technic™ Telehandler 42133 toy for kids
- Authentic features – The Telehandler model includes realistic details like the steering, lifting arm and tilting forks
- Includes a pallet accessory – Kids can create role-play adventures using the Telehandler to lift and move the pallet
- A 2-in-1 build – The Telehandler model rebuilds into a Tow Truck toy with steering and a lifting crane arm, letting kids enjoy even more construction-site role play
Age 8+ | 390 pieces | $29.99 | coming March 1
- Design collaboration – The LEGO® designers worked closely with John Deere to create a toy tractor model packed with realistic features and accurate design details
- Packed with authentic functions – Inspired by a real tractor, this LEGO® Technic™ toy version features steering, a driver’s cab with a turning seat, and a tipping trailer
- Tipping trailer for role play – The toy trailer tips so kids can move loads with their tractor. The trailer’s all-terrain wheels let it travel over different surfaces as kids play
- Articulated steering – With articulated steering, this John Deere tractor toy for kids is inspired by the movement of a real tractor
Age 10+ | 764 pieces | $79.99
- Learn through play – Kids can explore engineering concepts as they build this LEGO® Technic™ All-Terrain Vehicle 42139
- Realistic features – This vehicle is the first 6-wheeled ATV from LEGO® Technic™ and comes with lots of authentic features, like the engine with moving pistons and 2-shift (+ neutral) gearbox
- True-to-life action – Check out the winch and the tipping cargo bed, just like the ones on a real ATV
- ATV accessories – This construction set comes with a toy chainsaw and 20 small log pieces that connect to make larger logs, ready for the ATV to transport
Age 9+| 772 pieces | $139.99 | coming March 1
- 2-in-1 fun – Build the first flip vehicle in LEGO® Technic™ history with this LEGO Technic App-Controlled Transformation Vehicle (42140) set, featuring a tracked racer and tracked exploration vehicle
- See the model flip! – The vehicle flips over when it hits a wall or can be flipped by hand to reveal the brightly colored tracked racer on one side and an orange exploration truck on the other side
- CONTROL+ App – Kids can use the app to steer the vehicle, complete fun challenges and see driver stats. The app automatically switches screens to match the vehicle when the model flips
These LEGO Technic sets will all launch March 1.
Something potentially smells with this next LEGO Ideas 10-K support submission for the First 2022 Review Stage. Before we get to that however, let’s talk about the LEGO Technic line. Its selling point beyond the cool vehicle sets is building mechanical functions using Technic pieces. That should apply not just to car engines and such, but also to other machines and appliances. So what if a LEGO Ideas builder uses Technic pieces to create a set that, err, stinks? Okay, that’s a tired joke and avoidable with proper hygienic care. But what else do you say to a brick-built toilet?
The LEGO Toilet, by Ideas 10-K member NickLafreniere1. You read right. This product idea recreates a flush toilet in LEGO, with the flushing mechanism using Technic pieces. The flush tank is viewable from the back, where Technic elements make up the float valve, drop valve, etc.
The flush lever on the tank moves the mechanism as intended. Other movable elements include the toilet seat and the removable tank lid. The toilet sits on a black baseplate foundation. Blue pieces inside the bowl simulate the interior being filled with toilet water.
As a quality mechanical set, The LEGO Toilet comes with an info plaque (including a buildable mini-toilet décor) and cleaning brush.
NickLafreniere1 also springs for a plumber minifigure with to-scale plunger and toolbox, plus brick separator all on its own. This is hands down one of the quirkier product ideas to gain the necessary support for a Review Stage. Let’s wait and see if the Review team goes for it. The product page comments at least think this is great.
Collectors of LEGO Technic know this best. Since 2016 the line has seen the advent of one pricey, high-spec real-car model released every two years. In order, we got the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056), Bugatti Chiron (42083), and Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115). Based on that pattern, we should be getting the next Technic supercar set this 2022. Indeed, some online retailers listed an unspecified Technic set fitting the expectation, supposedly releasing this August. However the launch was quickly delayed for 2023 instead. No reason was given for the sudden change. But what if the reason is that the car the LEGO set’s based on was delayed as well?
Such is the speculation being offered by Brick Fanatics regarding the delay of LEGO Technic set 42143. Going into this past weekend, Tesla announced that their battery-electric pickup truck the Cybertruck would be delayed to 2023. Earlier than that, they scrubbed all mention of a 2022 release for the repeatedly-delayed e-pickup from their website. Is the similarity between this and the delay of the biennial LEGO Technic supercar set coincidental? Or could it be that we’re waiting for a synched release between Tesla’s Cybertruck and its Technic counterpart next year?
Some past-news detective work points at supporting evidence to this rumor. When Tesla revealed the (“blocky”) Cybertruck in 2019, LEGO posted a brick on wheels online as a joke. On LEGO Ideas, a member’s Cybetruck build using LEGO System made the First 2020 Stage, but washed out. One complication that also sheds doubt to the initial rumor is a competing product. LEGO Rival Mega Bloks has a Construx Cybertruck set. So what now? It looks like we’ll have to wait on LEGO for clarification. And with Technic 42143 pushed to 2023, who knows how long?
LEGO Technic tends to be the showcase line for mechanically-functional LEGO sets. The theme’s sets can range from simple vehicles with prominent mechanical gimmicks, to big brick-built replicas of famous supercars. You may probably remember a notable example of the latter: the Technic Bugatti Chiron (42083). That set from a few years ago was so topical that LEGO went and built a promotional 1:1 scale Chiron. It even made news for a time because the plastic Bugatti could actually go using Power Function engines. Unfortunately the Technic Chiron set’s due to retire. Fortunately, something happened that delayed that planned retirement.
We have the story from Brick Fanatics. Apparently LEGO was planning to release a new Technic set this year. Said set (42143) was (momentarily) advance-listed at the Spanish online retailer electricBricks.com. Its product description goes: “Technic Ultimate Car 2022.” It follows the pattern of LEGO releasing a Technic supercar set every two years. It started in 2016 with the Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056). It was followed 2018 by the Bugatti Chiron (42083) and 2020 by Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 (42115). Technic 42143’s alleged release date of August 2022 has been scrapped however. Apparently LEGO’s delaying it until 2023. And this development had a seeming effect on the aging 42083.
Nope, the LEGO Technic Bugatti Chiron was supposed to have retired when 2021 ended. It was even announced towards the end of last year. But check the LEGO.com listing for 42083. The $349.99 Technic set may be Sold Out there, but it hasn’t been marked as Retired just yet. That’s good, I suppose. As for the Ultimate Car 2022-23 (42143), it looks like we’re waiting until next year. But for now, its existence can be considered rumor for now, to take with grains of salt.
There have been so many new upcoming LEGO sets revealed in the German product catalog from last week. Said catalog, first shared online by German LEGO news source Stonewars, featured the 2022 offerings from various theme lines. We featured “Harry Potter,” LEGO City and Ninjago sets from there, and that was just a portion. Upcoming products for LEGO Technic were included too. Now, as the LEGO catalog becomes available elsewhere in Europe, even more reveals have popped up. The edition of that catalog for Hungary for example, puts another LEGO Technic set in the spotlight.
Still from Stonewars, we have word of the LEGO Technic John Deere 9620R 4WD Tractor (42136). As stated earlier, word of this set (banner image) came from the Hungarian version of that European-release LEGO catalog. Apparently it shares the same March 2022 release as the other recently-revealed Technic sets. Not much else is known about the set. Apparently however, its steering wheel piece is in tan, a color it never had before. It also fits right in design-wise with the rest of the early 2022 LEGO Technic product launches. We’ll do a late enumeration of these other ones from the German catalog last week below:
2-in-1 Tele-Handler (42133)
All-Terrain Vehicle (42139)
App-Controlled Transformation Car (42140)
All $ prices are our direct conversions.
This past weekend saw plenty of LEGO sets being announced as launching in the coming New Year. Among the reveals is the first batch of releases for the LEGO Technic theme line in 2022. All the Technic sets in this bunch were of the more affordable price range for younger builders. They featured 2-in-1 builds, pull-back action and even 2-in-1 pull-back action at the same time. But if older LEGO Technic collectors think they can skip the January 1 product launches, then they haven’t seen this. An appropriately high-priced, highly-detailed set is now officially listed according to The Brick Fan.
Motorcycle-riding LEGO fans may now marvel at the Technic BMW M 1000 RR set (42130). At 1:5-scale from the real thing, this brick-built racing motorcycle has the mind-blowing mechanical details only LEGO Technic gets. Who can resist building a functional 3-speed-plus-neutral gearbox and making it go. Technic gearheads better not miss this on January 1st.
1,920 pieces | $299.99 | coming January 1, 2022
Developed in sports racing and perfected for the road, the BMW M 1000 RR has captured the hearts of motorsport and motorcycle fans. Now you can enjoy a mindful build crafting your own LEGO® Technic™ model version (42130) of the ultimate motorcycle.
- A building set for adults – Start your creative engine with this rewarding build. The LEGO® Technic™ BMW M 1000 RR (42130) model kit is the perfect set for adults looking for a hands-on project
- Packed with features – Explore the authentic details in this 1:5 scale model, including the 3-speed (+ neutral) gearbox, steering, front and rear suspension, chain transmission and 4-piston engine
- Stylish good looks – Admire the red, white and blue color scheme and iconic BMW branding. From the tires to the windshield, no detail has been overlooked in this model version
- Stunning BMW gift – Any motorcycle lover would love to receive this impressive model kit. Designed especially for adults, it offers an immersive project with a stylish display piece to enjoy
- 1:5 scale – This premium model (dimensions don’t include display stand) measures over 10 in. (27 cm) high, 17 in. (45 cm) long and 6 in. (17 cm) wide