The LEGO® Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator (42055) is retired and no longer available to buy on LEGO.com. Please take a look at the recommended products featured or explore our full range of LEGO Technic sets currently available for purchase.
About This Set
Released in August 2016, the LEGO® Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator (42055) was the largest LEGO® Technic set to date at the time with over 3,900 pieces. Bucket-wheel excavators (or BWEs) are used in large-scale mining operations, used to continuously dig and remove huge amounts of material using a pattern of buckets on a turning wheel. While this LEGO® Technic BWE wasn’t able to remove massive tons of rock, builders could use the LEGO® Power Functions for an array of motorized functions, including forward and reverse driving, rotating the bucket wheel, moving conveyor belts, and activating the bucket wheel boom. The set could also be rebuilt into a Mobile Aggregate Processing Plant. The LEGO® Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator (42055) set was retired in 2018, but we have many new additions to the LEGO Technic collection. See our current range of LEGO Technic sets here.