Enter the world of mining on a colossal scale with the massive Bucket Wheel Excavator—the largest LEGO® Technic set to date! This highly detailed 2-in-1 model has been designed to provide an immersive and rewarding build and play experience, and comes with an array of motorised functions, including forward and reverse driving, moving conveyor belts, working boom with revolving bucket wheel, and a rotating superstructure. You can even rebuild the model to create a Mobile Aggregate Processing Plant.
- Features a LEGO® Power Functions motor for an array of motorised functions, including forward and reverse driving, rotating bucket wheel, moving conveyor belts and rotating superstructure, plus a working bucket wheel boom.
- Also features hand-railed walkways, lights, mined-material elements and a rugged mine truck.
- Switch on the LEGO® Power Functions motor and maneuver the huge tracked structure into position.
- Activate the motorised conveyor belts and bucket wheel.
- Move the joystick to rotate the massive superstructure.
- Raise and lower the huge bucket wheel boom.
- Follow the mined material from the bucket wheel to the moving conveyor belts and all the way to the waiting mine truck!
- This LEGO® Technic model is designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience.
- This set includes over 3,900 pieces, making it the largest LEGO® Technic set to date.
- 2-in-1 model: rebuilds into a Mobile Aggregate Processing Plant.
- This set offers an age-appropriate building experience for ages 11-16.
- Bucket Wheel Excavator measures over 16” (41cm) high, 28” (72cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide.
- Mobile Aggregate Processing Plant with boom retracted measures over 8” (21cm) high, 34” (88cm) long and 8” (21cm) wide, and over 12” (33cm) high with boom extended.
- Mine Truck measures over 3” (10cm) high, 7” (19cm) long and 3” (10cm) wide.
- August 8th, 2016Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Massive Set - Probably Largest Technic set made.TommyAZ |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfPretty sure this is the largest technic set made by Lego to date. Purchased this set for myself and had a blast building it. What is powered versus is what is not, starting from Base up. Base moves forward and backward (Powered) Base Pivots left and right (Powered) Bottom Conveyor belt (Belt Powered - Swing is manually adjustable with knob) Top Digging Arm (Up and Down - Manually Adjustable with Knob) Top Digging Arm Conveyor and Bucket wheel (Powered) Top Digging Arm has Drive and Rotate controls on top armature.top Vertical tower has knob for adjusting Digging arm height (up and Down) Base has knob for adjust bottom conveyor belt swing from left to right along with a locking switch. Base also has a little tiny knob for deploying the side raid ladder (Detail is amazing). Overall dimensions from what i can see is 11 inches deep, 16 inches tall, and 28 inches wide. Weight is around 7.6 pounds for the digger itself. Set is a massive slow mover which is spot on with the actual digger in real life - Wanted to point this out so you are not alarmed once you put this set together and see how slow it moves, that is by design. The extra large motor is a neccesity for such a beastly set as this one. Inside the Giant Box - there are bags label from 1-8 Bags 1-3 are located in the White box within the packaging Bags 4-8 are loose in the big box There is a complete bag #4 of grey lego pieces that are used just for the playability and is supposed to simulate debris and conveyor belt debris/material for digging (Which is an awesome touch by lego I might add - Thanks Lego) The most intense part of the build is bag 6 (where you build the big bucket arm) I have added a 12 oz soda can to the pictures so you can get a better judgement of the scale of this set. The Mini dump truck is the same size as the mining truck from set 42035 if you are wondering. I would recommend getting the truck from that set too as it goes very well with this set. I was asked by a friend can you carry it by the tower top (as a handle) - Yes, you can although I feel uneasy doing it, it does seem to be very sturdy when I do carry it like that. Overall a very fun build and just massive and i do mean MASSIVE - Well Done Lego!Play Experience5.0Level of Difficulty4.0Value for Money5.0Build Time: 6 hrsBuilding Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Bucket Wheel Excavator
- November 12th, 2016Average rating4out of 5 stars4.0Really fun, but a fatal problemchrislzy |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfIt was a fun experience to build this fantastic model. But most the fun was distroyed when I turned on the switch. It was well at the beginning, but when the upper platform turn over half round, the whole platform was blocked by something. So I took apart the whole model and find that the single wheel under the platform was block by the tail of the base. I've upload some picture. the wheel is too close to the tail of the base. When all the weight turned to the rare, the upper part would be blocked Although there is a problem, but this design is amazing. I love it so much and maybe, I'll prepare to buy my second one.Play Experience3.0Level of Difficulty4.0Value for Money5.0Build Time: 15 hrs 16 minsBuilding Experience: Novice LEGO builderWas this helpful?45Bucket Wheel Excavator
- June 27th, 2017Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Brilliant!I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this LEGO set, instructions are nice & clear & easy to follow. There are only 2 negatives, 1: Forward & reverse is quite jerky as is the bucket wheel. 2. The large LEGO pieces provided for the bucket wheel drop out the bucket late & miss the conveyor, they instead land between the wheel & the conveyor causing a jam, only the small pieces are suitable. This model makes the ultimate show piece in my display cabinet! I look forward to their next "big" creation! Oh...& I slightly modified the drivers cab to accommodate a construction mini figure even though he's not actually to scale, looks cool though!Play Experience5.0Level of Difficulty4.0Value for Money4.0Building Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Bucket Wheel Excavator
- September 21st, 2018Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Great, but could be betterShurraj |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfIt took me a very long while and it was also the first lego set I bought for myself. The set might look intimidating at first, and it still looks intimidating after build because of it's size. It serves as a nice piece to lay around on a bookshelf or a table because of its size. One thing to note, the motorized function isn't as great as I thought it would be. There's a failsafe mechanism to ensure the motor doesn't overwork or burn out due to one particular type of gear. This then leads to the conveyor, bucket, and the tracks not moving. Pros: Great build, Time consuming, Fun, Gigantic, Motorized Cons: Weak Motor/Motor system PS. Kinda wish there was a RC version of this that came stock instead of having need to modify, but that's all part of the fun right?Play Experience5.0Level of Difficulty4.0Value for Money5.0Build Time: 7 daysBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Bucket Wheel Excavator