Summer Technic images

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The team from zusammengebaut.com has provided photos of a couple of the Technic sets and more are coming in every couple of minutes. I hope they meet your expectations!

There are larger images after the break...

42056 {Unnamed Super Car} - The stickers shown on this model will not appear on the final version. The pattern seen on this model is intended to replicate the camouflage graphic used on real cars when in testing. I think it is a Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

42055 Bucket Wheel Excavator - This was Huw's best in show at London Toy Fair and now you can see why! A white dump truck is also included (not pictured) which is about the same size as 42035 Mining Truck.

66 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

The stickers shown on this model will not appear on the final version. Does that mean we still don't know what the colour will be?

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By in Switzerland,

Well that looks like a 911 if ever I saw it..... GT 3 perhaps?

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By in United States,

How big is that Super Car? Looks like at least 40 studs long.

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By in Ireland,

Why are they using the camouflage pattern on the car. I mean, it's patently obvious it's a Ferrari!

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By in Netherlands,

those new pieces above the wheel looks awsome, but they coud have done this set better in a other coler if those are all stickers.

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By in United Kingdom,

OMG! The Buckets are on a massive gear!! I'm going to have to sell the OTHER kidney, now.

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By in Netherlands,

yep, I soomed in and it looks like al is stickers, even the new and bigger pices.

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By in Germany,

I think that they are using the camouflage on the car because that is what they do in real life until the car is released. You can google it and see that it is done for super cars until the finial design is approved/ready to be put out. I would assume that the Lego designers are either working with the manufacturer and does not want people to see what this will look like completely, or some other copyright issue.

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By in Canada,

I can't get on the site still. I appreciate you keeping us all updated! :)

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By in Australia,

Impressive as the BWE is, it'd never pass the WAF test; however that Porker would.

If anyone from Lego is watching, can we PLEASE have those fantastic stickers in the box?? (Seriously!)

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By in Poland,

That Porsche (let's be honest, it's obviously a 911) looks absolutely stunning. I like thea idea of putting stickers like on a real prototype. :D

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By in Belgium,

I really look forward to seeing the Porsche with other decals/stickers. It looks really true to the original looking at the pics.

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By in Sweden,

For those who may not know, bucket wheel excavators are the biggest land vehicles ever made, so it's only fitting that one would be the biggest Technic set ever as well.

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By in United Kingdom,

I love fast cars, (For example, my username, Pagani, is actually a supercar brand, nothing to do with Paganism :)) and I'll be damned if that isn't a 911 GT3 RS. Not too surprising, as the new one has just recently come out. It look amazing, as does the Bucket Wheel Excavator. Although I'm probably not good enough to build either of them!

@jonmdudley: yeah, I agree about the camo.

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By in Hungary,

Am I the only one who actually doesn't like the Bucket Wheel Excavator?
I'm more interested in the Volvo Excavator beside the Porsche 911.
The Porsche looks great, even with camouflage decals.

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By in United States,

interesting, a Porsche based technic car in the same year as a Porsche takes the "flagship" position in Speed Champions theme. last year Ferrari had top spot in speed champs and got a creator expert set too. perhaps there is a connection there. top brand in speed champs each year gets a large scale model as well... something to keep an eye on at least.

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By in United States,

It's an adaptation of the "dazzle" style of camouflage used extensively in WW1 warships. The concept is to confuse the eye and, in the case of the automotive industry, help conceal the lines and design elements of prototype cars. When used with warships the camo was used to confuse opposing ships, making it harder to gauge the speed and direction of travel.

@Yellow...agreed 100%. The Porsche looks great but Volvo will be my only Technic purchase in 2016.

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By in Netherlands,

Would be awesome if they included those stickers with the release of that Porsche :D

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By in United Kingdom,

The Excavator leaves me cold but at least you can tell it is a Lego Technic set. The Car seems to have reached the stage were from any distance it could be a plastic kit model. Maybe that's what they were aiming at.

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By in United States,

Well ok I've seen the first set I like! That car is cool!! Stickers... Umm look great, but I hate stickers 100% so I hope the final build looks ok without.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Bvermerris11: Don't worry, I highly doubt the set will actually come with those stickers.

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By in United States,

WOW. JUST WOW.

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By in United States,

@pagani88 I do like those stickers and the way they look. I've never liked applying stickers then never using those parts for other things. I have a feeling the set will come with tons of stickers to represent more curves and angles in the model!

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By in United States,

Not another Porsche... come on, Lamborghini Huracon please!

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By in United Kingdom,

@Yellow: Totally with you on that. The Volvo looks great, and the video Sinthoras linked to of the Xerion has sold me already. Just the steering system (last minute or so of the video) is a wonder. I really can't wait for these to be released.

The car is definitely a GT3 RS, correct wheels as well. Nice use of the new panels too. The price tag is a bit hefty for my liking on that one, but I'll find a way...

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By in United Kingdom,

i can't see the point of the excavator. Just watched a video of it and it moves sooooo slowly. When he demonstrated it moving he literally proved that it moved and switched it off so you couldn't see how slow it was. Can't see that the playability is there at all. The tractor looks good though!!!

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By in United States,

@justalex81 The slow movement is accurate to the real-life machine (maybe even a bit faster) but I agree that I don't see the appeal. Visually it's cool and the size is impressive but playability is lacking. One cool thing is that it's pretty much minifig scale. Big pass for me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Lego Technic Porsche 911 is mega exciting! Can't wait.

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By in United States,

So want to get that Porsche, but I know it'll cost me an arm and a leg. :(

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By in United States,

Dear LEGO group!

I am excited to finally see a new Technic Supercar and will certainly purchase it, but Porsche is not a favorite for many.

Please do another next year. Either:
1) Lamborghini Huracan (in white or grey).
2) Ferrari 458.
3) 2017 Ford GT.

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By in Poland,

This tractor behind excavator looks nice...

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By in United Kingdom,

@Revenant
"but Porsche is not a favorite for many." WRONG.

See my avatar :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like it will be an expensive year! I suppose the Volvo is the only one I might buy more than one of, mainly for the pneumatic parts. For the Porsche I would be happiest with either black or white panels; hope they don't spoil it with a garish colour scheme as a couple of medium-price sets have had recently.

The BWE ring gear is 4 pieces, with 2 reversed to make a ring of 140 teeth, 35 teeth per quadrant piece, alongside the new 60-tooth turntable. This compares to 168 teeth for the Hailfire Droid wheel, which fitted 3x 56-tooth turntables with a lot of friction. Another set of experiments for epicyclic gearboxes; 60+20+60 = 140 for a low ratio, compared to 56+56+56 = 168. Should be good for quadrant functions too - lots of possibilities just as there should be! Hope the doubled-up torque limiting cogs by the XL-motor work well together; if one trips on high torque, the other will trip straight away. It wasn't obvious whether the main motor powers the tracks or not; it definitely does the turning of the whole superstructure but I didn't see vertical axles turning when the tracks were moving.

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By in United States,

This is insane. I NEED that Porsche 911! It's been a while since we've had a proper Technic sports car.

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By in United States,

That Bucket Excabator is amaizing, good luck to Technic fans.

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By in United Kingdom,

Awesome! I hope the BWE also comes with a B-model.

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By in United Kingdom,

They all look fantastic!!!

Tyres are on the wrong way on the Claas Xerion 5000

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By in United Kingdom,

The excavator looks amazing but it doesn't seem to particularly resemble any real world machine. Real bucket excavators* all seem to have a kind of suspension-bridge thing on top to stop them overbalancing. Unless this is some new model or something?

* like the Bagger 288 : https://youtu.be/azEvfD4C6ow

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By in Canada,

Man that Porsche and Claas are must-haves for me. The Bucket Wheel Excavator is an interesting model....lots of functions but playability seems minimal. Can just imagine the price tag too. Guessing around $500 CDN? Anyone have video of the Volvo Bagger? I just received the Volvo loader for Christmas and it was a great build. Bagger would compliment it nicely.

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By in United States,

@EvilTwin - thanks for posting the Bagger 288 video. Highly informative :)

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By in United Kingdom,

The Porsche looks awesome and I'm glad they added those stickers to show it's an early concept look. However the '42055 - Bucket Wheel Excavator' looks odd with it's random colour scheme otherwise the shape and size of the model is very impressive.

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By in Australia,

That Porsche looks great for a Technic.

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By in United Kingdom,

TBH that photo of the BWE is the worst. The video thats on Youtube shows it much better (although the camera has bad jello), and the Lego staff guy explains that the yellow axles are supposed to be railings for walking around the vehicle. In that context I think it works well. However I will try to replace the visible non-railings yellow axles and connectors with gray ones instead for a more uniform look. If it stays £180 thats pretty good value.
BTW The Porsche box has 1:10 scale written on the top right corner, although it looks a little bigger.

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By in United States,

Glad to see Technic breaking the mold. I was starting to get bored with the new Technic models becoming an endless string of rehashed old ideas, only bigger and more expensive. Now here are some machines that feel different and are worth taking a closer look at. Bold move. Bravo!

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By in United Kingdom,

B model is some sort of mobile aggregate processing plant. Now I've seen the size of it I can't believe the BWE is only £180 but that car is £250, is it in fact the other way around? Can anyone confirm?

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By in United Kingdom,

The full summer technic line are all must haves for me. The bucket excavator is a BEAST!! The piece count is just under 4,000 and its HUGE. I bet the instruction manual is huge too!! The little dumper truck is cute that comes with it. I love the massive tyres and steering mechanism of the xerion. I can't wait for more details of the Porsche, a proper technic super car with what looks like having plenty of functions is long overdue. I can't seem to find any pics or videos of the Volvo set though??

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By in Netherlands,

Holy bricks! That bucket excavator is quite the landmark maker isn't it?

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By in United Kingdom,

As far as I can see, the Pneumatic Volvo Digger, the 911 and the Claas are all must haves.... and I haven't even bought the Crawler crane yet! 2016 is going to be an expensive year but I have to hand it to Lego for producing such a range of desireable and inventive sets. I'm not feeling the Bucket Wheel Excavator (and I'm a Geologist)... I just can't see the playability though it looks like it comes with a reimagined mining truck which is cool.

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By in United States,

I love the idea of the BWE, but I just can't get too excited by this actual set now that I've seen the picture. Maybe because it is based off of a real-life vehicle that is likely largely unknown to the general population. I'm not going to get it, but it certainly shows off what the Technic theme is all about.

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By in Australia,

Wow that Porsche is awesome. It might be the set which resets my record for most expensive Lego purchase.

I hope it comes out in bright orange.

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By in Bahrain,

looks like a 2016 Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Car, but cup cars don't come with yellow brake calibers. So, it's a 991 Porsche GT3 RS with carbon ceramic brakes!

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By in Canada,

@NitroBricks Not 2016 it doesnt have 991.2 Lights. Its definitly a cup car though it has standard lights of a Standard GT3 and but that spoiler is to big and is a different shape altogher not a 991 GT3 RS because it is missing the vents on the front venders and the air funnel in the middle.

So its a 2012-2015 991 911 GT3 Cup Car cannot wait to have one

I do like the Prototype decals I wish I could buy one like that.

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By in United States,

lots of cool new parts here, and I really like that there's a cheapish set with the new-matic system.

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By in New Zealand,

oooo does this mean the tractor is providing us with 6 x 6 red dish pieces?

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By in Australia,

Video of the Porsche rotating on the turntable:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgNlEbyOFqc

Unfortunately no glimpse of the famous flat-six engine in the rear, though I do spy some rubber bands connected to some sort of mechanism under the dash. Does this car maybe have a flappy-paddle gearbox in there somewhere?

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By in Australia,

I like and i want

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By in United States,

I would definitely get the Porsche super car. Hopefully TLG is paying attention and would have the camouflage stickers as an option. The BWE is something I would get as a team build with my 9yr old son.

No word on the Airport Rescue vehicle reported before?

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By in Bahrain,

@BrickBreakdown good point on the vents, looks like it's a cup car!

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By in United States,

Love the BWE. Would like for them to remove the little white truck and reduce the price. I hope the new super car comes with some significant new tech. I don't much care what brand of car it is.

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By in Singapore,

is the pricing reported by BrickFan accurate? £180 for BWE and £250 for the GT3? looks like should be the other way around given the size/piece counts?

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By in United States,

Hey! I just saw pictures of the Friends rollercoaster. I like it! Can do without the ferris wheel and other thing, but am digging the coaster. It's more of a kiddie coaster, so taken in that context it is good in my opinion.

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By in Lithuania,

Porsche doesnt look like it supposed to be of 330 euro price range. something tells me, porsche are quite greedy and did not want to easily give out license to build it.

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By in South Africa,

Excavator = Musthaveset of 2016

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By in Australia,

I want the wheel excavator just for the build experience ! However, that Porsche is a MUST have !

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By in United Kingdom,

Previous Technic sets for supercars have had significant gaps in the body where you can see a lot of the technic beams, cogs, axles and other stuff. I've always thought that was a bit of a cop out (although I can appreciate that Technic fans like those elements).

This Porsche set appears to have body panels all over it, which makes it a better model IMO. Might be the first Technic set I'll buy since... hang on...

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