2016 LEGO Technic 42055 – Bucket Wheel Excavator – Technics Biggest Ever Set!

2016 LEGO Technic 42055 – Bucket Wheel Excavator – Technics Biggest Ever Set!

LEGO Technic 42055 is the latest Technic model in line for 2016 release, scheduled for second half of 2016. With this set LEGO is breaking the mould on several grounds. First of all with massive 3927 bricks this is the largest LEGO Technic set to date and it surely shows in the size of the model.

The other thing is that previous Technics sets have been vehicles – this one, although it’s got caterpillars to move on, is more of a machine rather than a vehicle. And there is a small mining dump truck included as well.

Although there is plenty of functionality at hand to resemble the real life bucket excavator, it is hard to score it high on playability factor – let’s be honest, how do you play with a bucket wheel excavator? There’s only so much (or so little) it can do.

On the other hand, the construction itself is challenging, there is plenty of power functions involved and lots of things to switch and move around. It can be rebuilt into an alternative b-model of some sort of mobile processing plant. We can also see some new bricks – this alone will let make a few people to buy LEGO 42055 set.

The shear number and variety of bricks will allow some builders to create many wonderful things with this set, but a few people wonder  what else can you do with it besides mining? There is limited playability and due to it’s size this set is definitely not portable.

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