Technic Liebherr R9800 official images

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Liebherr R 9800

Liebherr R 9800

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In just 7 weeks, the most anticipated Technic set for some time, 42100 Liebherr R 9800, will be released.

For some reason official information and pictures have been scant but now German toy store Lucky Bricks has just published a number of images and the set description which you can view after the break.

The retail price in Germany of the 4108 piece set is 449.99€ and it will be available the first week of October. I'm not sure of the US and UK prices but I suspect £399.99 and $449.99.

Are you looking forward to this set? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to PromoBricks for the news.


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View image at flickr

View image at flickr

The sophisticated app technology enables super-precise movements and impressive functions. At the same time it offers endless authentic digital game combination options with 4 different control screens and cool graphics. The multifunctional control allows users to move the machine in all directions, rotate the body, extend and raise the boom, open and tilt the bucket, play realistic sound effects, and receive feedback in real-time, such as: For example, position, power consumption and distances.

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Using the touchscreen, users can use the drag function to drag the boom, control the arm and the shovel. Custom movements allow you to select a preset command, but you can also save your own model's movements to create complex sequences of motion. In addition, users can master challenges and receive rewards for their success.

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  • For a compelling and realistic gaming experience and hours of fun, the excavator model can be combined with the LEGO TECHNIC CONTROL + app.
  • The app-controlled LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 excavator is controlled via a mobile device and 4 different control screens. At LEGO.com/devicecheck, you can check if your device is compatible.
  • Multi-functional control: drive back and forth, steer, rotate the body, raise and lower the extendable boom, open and tilt the bucket, and get feedback on the model; B. on the position of boom and body, power consumption and distance.
  • One-Touch Controls: Select commands on the touch screen and see how the excavator performs them.
  • Custom Movements: Use preset commands or save actions taken by the excavator for even more complex motions.
  • Challenges and Achievements: Most challenging challenges to receive rewards.
  • Replica of the Liebherr R 9800 excavator with a range of true-to-life features and functions, complemented by an authentic color pattern and cool sticker details.
  • Contains 3 XL motors, 4 L motors and 2 Bluetooth-controlled Smarthubs.
  • The Smarthub has a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connection, an activation button, 6 axis sensors (3 gyro sensors and 3 sensors for acceleration measurement) and 4 connection options.
  • The app allows users to connect multiple hubs for accurate and realistic movements.
  • Download the app from the App Store or the Google Play Store. Ask your parents for permission before you go online.
  • Batteries are required for the excavator toy (not included). Information on the type and number of batteries can be found on the product packaging.
  • With LEGO Technic Construction Toys, LEGO Builders get to know the world of technology.
  • Not compatible with LEGO Power Functions.
  • The Liebherr R 9800 excavator is 39 cm high, 65 cm long and 27 cm wide.

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33 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

It looks like it would be a fascinating build and a great deal of fun to operate as well. Unfortunately its a bit outside my budget and display/storage capabilities so probably wont end up owning one. However, I certainly will enjoy pouring over the pictures and upcoming reviews. A lovely set.

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By in Slovenia,

Basic function of Lego brick is to use imagination and reuse bricks in MOC. How can I made MOC out of this set if HUB can't be programmed to support my needs? 450€ for (I admit excellent) display toy? I'll pass :(

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to this, but, it’s a pity there is no separate controller for those who don’t own the required smart phone to operate it.

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By in Lithuania,

@ Subix Good point! Better invest into fully customizable 3rd party control systems. I bet even the low-cost Arduino can be a better substitute.

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By in United States,

Super-precise movements from a touchscreen? Based on the hundreds of corrections I have to make every day from this stupid &$#@+! touchscreen keyboard, color me skeptical.

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By in Czech Republic,

my children play and build from sets and bricks I had when I was little. 25-30y down the line my grandchildren will be building stuff from brick from their parents as well from the bricks from my childhood.

Not so far in the future it will be difficult to play with this because what is modern phone today will be obsolete like nokia 3110 is now and software will not be compatible with whatever we will have in our pockets in the future and it will be very difficult to maintain its functionality.

just like it would be difficult to read the letter you wrote in T602 and save on 5,25" floppy disc 25-30y ago.

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By in United States,

The decorative hoses is very disappointing and rubs me the wrong way. It makes this model seem like a scam. I dunno. I've been happily collecting Technic since 1977 and feel like it might be time to stop. Still undecided on that. I guess I could just keep old phones around for years to come. I have a couple of old computers so I can still run Cybermaster after all. It'll be annoying when their batteries have died and I'll be tethered to a wall outlet though.

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By in Canada,

The Control+ protocol is the PoweredUp/WeDo/Boost protocol and is already reverse-engineered. You can program it from any programmable computer. I haven't seen the Control+ app yet but the PoweredUp app lets you program your own programs in it. So for those naysayers, relax. It's programmable. Maybe making programmable machines isn't everybody's thing: that's a different question. But when the full PoweredUp line is released there will be all sorts of options available.

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By in Belgium,

MAYBE if its 40% off on Amazon, MAYBE

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By in United Kingdom,

I think this set might be the cure for my Technic addiction. Will see when it's released...

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By in United Kingdom,

Despite the size, the actual functionality is frankly very basic. I would expect much more from such a highly priced Technic set.

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By in United States,

"Wat's the B model?"

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By in United States,

I just wish it could transform. Look up Demolisher from Transformers Revenge of the Fallen.

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By in United States,

I know lots of people seem to be disappointed that the set doesn't feature pneumatics as the set has hoses for decoration, but I think it makes sense to use linear actuators considering the Control+ system actually knows what position the arm is at. If pneumatics were used, how would the Control+ system know that it has pumped the right amount of air to get the arm where it needs to be?

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By in Netherlands,

Looks great! The dependency on infamously fickle software and third-party hardware that's inevitably going to be unsupported in anything between one or five years makes this a no-buy for me, but it's great to see such a monstrous vehicle in the LEGO line-up.

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By in United Kingdom,

I’ll save my money for the possible star destroyeri

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By in Ireland,

Hope the naysayers are right and it crashes right down in price but I can see the big industries getting it just for display

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By in Netherlands,

I feel there've been way too many oversized Technic sets with little technic function lately. A Porsche with a faulty gearbox, a Bugatti with faulty suspension, a Bucket Wheel Excavator that doesn't really work and now what really is an oversized digger. There's so many fantastic MOCS out there and instead LEGO keeps releasing these sets instead. Once again, pass.

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By in United States,

Like Inversion says, this kit has surprisingly few functions for the size and price. A skilled builder could probably fit all the same functions in a model that would cost between $200 and $250, maybe even less. With the large System models, I understand the size and price. You just can't do the Saturn V, Voltron, Hogwarts Castle, or even a UCS Millennium Falcon any smaller and do them justice, because certain critical parts define the scale. But I don't see anything here that forces the Liebherr excavator to be so big.

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By in United States,

Too big, too expensive, and too basic functions.

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By in Germany,

Very disappointing

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By in Australia,

Lego, I really hate you right at this moment, you don't play fair....I work in the Mining Industry and this is a must have, when you work in this field.

I was lucky enough to be involved in purchasing one of these for a project we have underway.

I would love to have this built and displayed at work

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By in Greece,

I am baffled as to why none has commented on the white/gray color yet. It just doesn't look cool enough :P
Also down with the app controled games!!! Bring us real joysticks!!

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By in Australia,

I'm a Technic fan, but I just can't get excited by this set. I feel like it is a step too far.

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By in Latvia,

Looks awesome, can't wait for your review!

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By in Germany,

I've been planning and budgeting to get this set on the first of August, only to have the release postponed. Now it occurred to me to check if my phone would be compatible, only to find that it isn't, since it is already five years old.
Sorry, LEGO, it looks like I will not buy this set in the foreseeable future, at least not until I get a new phone. Who knows, it might even get discounted by then.
Meanwhile I think I'll take a stab at reassembling my 8868 Air Tech Claw Rig, which does not need any fancy tech to work besides some AA batteries.

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By in Germany,

Considering how bad 42099 turned out to be, I have little hopes for this set, especially at full price. There is literally no chance whatsoever it can be THAT good, especially after the utter lack of quality the last few flagship Technic sets had. In addition, the sets just does not look nice enough for me. A more conservative approach like a modernized version 8043 would appeal to me a lot more.

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By in Netherlands,

I used to be a huge Technic fan. Not anymore.
Sets like this to me are a perversion of what Technic used to and is supposed to be.
Too expensive, too single-use, proprietary control app, and overall just a big ugly lump of plastic. Not even at 60% off would I even in my wildest dreams consider buying this abomination.
I rarely use this word when it comes to LEGO, but I truly HATE this set and all like it (like 42099 as well). The car transporter will be the last Technic set I buy for the foreseeable future.

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By in United Kingdom,

I would consider buying this, but I have two reservations. First, the price. It has only 50 pieces more than 42082 Rough Terrain Crane, and yet it is almost twice the price of 42082 (42082 costs £230/$300/230 Euros). Second, the fact that it can be controlled only by a mobile device. What happens in 10-20 years when there are no compatible devices that can operate it? You'll be left with a massive Technic set that doesn't work.

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By in United States,

Is this the biggest Technic set to date, or is it still the rough terrain crane?

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By in Germany,

@piannyplayer the 42082 has 4050 pieces vs 4108 for this one.

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By in United States,

@SirZed Thanks!

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