2016 LEGO Technic 42054 Claas Xerion TRAC VC – Functions and Details

2016 LEGO Technic 42054 Claas Xerion 5000 TRAC

This is another addition to LEGO Technic lineup – LEGO Technic 42054 Claas Xerion tractor with highly detailed functionality. It’s been a while since they released a large scale tractor, but this one is step above previous models. It is based on a real life Claas Xerion tractor, so proportions are fairly true to original. There is a very nice color scheme of green, grey and red derived from the original.

For most LEGO Technic enthusiasts probably the focus point is the built in power functions, not as a drive option in this case but to operate various elements. Motorized cabin can turn by 180 degrees to face the opposite direction. Electric motor also operates the crane attachment functions of turning and lifting.  

There is an amazing wheel turning mechanism which allows for three different steering configurations. Battery pack has been placed under the hood which can be opened for maintenance.There are few others simple mechanisms to adjust things, like crane height, outriggers, counterweight. Crane attachment can be rebuilt into an alternative model plough.

Overall this large model seems quite a complicated build, but one looking very nice with really useful functions.  Now that it has been on the marked for a few months it seems to be getting great reviews from users and collectors alike. There are minor issues but overall it is an amazing effort from the LEGO Technic department.

LEGO Technic 42054 Claas Xerion TRAC VC box

LEGO Technic 42054 Claas Xerion TRAC VC box