Celebrating the 40th anniversary of LEGO® Technic with a walk down memory lane. See the first sets launched in 1977, the cool super cars and pneumatic models from the 80s and 90s, and get a glimpse of the first programmable Technic set launched in the 90s. In the new millennium, the first fully studless droid was launched and from there it has been a roller coaster of milestones: pull-backs and amazing sets with great brands, like the Mercedes-Benz Unimog U400, Remote-Controlled VOLVO L350F Wheel Loader, the LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS and of course the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. The journey continues, so stay tuned for more amazing news!
LEGO® Technic turns 40 this year! To celebrate the anniversary, we took three of this year’s new sets and combined them into a unique 3-in-1 build. A mix of the high-tech innovation of the 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, the powerful 42061 Telehandler and the aerodynamic 42057 Ultralight Helicopter, the 40th anniversary model is a modern interpretation of one of the earliest retro car models. The build would not be complete without the emblematic 40th anniversary element.
Take a walk down memory lane and revisit the last 5 decades since LEGO Technic started. For each decade you will get the chance to have a look at one of the most memorable models of the respective time, like the 853 Chassis Car from the 70s, the 8851 Excavator from the 80s, the 8480 Space Shuttle from the 90s, the 8275 Motorized Bulldozer from the 00s, and the incredible LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Ever wanted to get a glimpse of the LEGO Technic vaults? Curious about how the designers came up with the 40th anniversary model? Have a burning LEGO Technic history question you want to ask? Join us for a world exclusive Facebook Live event as we take you on a tour through the LEGO Technic vaults. Your tour guides will include the designers behind the 40th anniversary model, a LEGO historian, and designer Jan Ryaa, one of the first designers of LEGO Technic. Fans participating in the live event will have the opportunity to comment and ask questions while they explore the vault with us. This event will be broadcast live on our Facebook page on 7th of September. Don’t miss your chance to enter the vault!
Have you ever wondered where it all started? Whether you’re new to Technic, or you’ve been a fan since the early days, you’ll know how much work goes into designing our sets, and this was no different when the first models were conceived forty years ago. In the early 1970s, the first LEGO® designers to play with the idea of building cars used large square LEGO Mobil bricks in yellow, red and blue with white cross-axles and cogwheels. These were only showroom models and were not intended for sale. Over time, they experimented with the creation of different elements that would improve stability and sturdiness – a journey of discovery that resulted in the release of the first technical models in 1977. Find out more about the story of the early days of Technic, and read other fascinating facts about how far we’ve come, on the LEGO Technic blog.
Join our 40 years anniversary competition and help us find the most iconic LEGO Technic model of the past four decades. To participate, go to our Facebook page and choose your favorite Technic model from each decade. The winning model from each decade will then carry on to battle for the title of the “Ultimate LEGO Technic model”! If your choice is among the winning models, you’ll have the chance to win a specially created limited edition LEGO Technic poster. Join the competition now!