If you’ve conquered plenty of Lego builds in your time and are now looking for a different challenge, or you’d like to introduce a budding mechanic to the basics of machinery, Technic may offer the ideal challenge.
Technic is a range that focuses on detail and functional design. This allows you to create vehicles with working engines. Gearboxes, wheels, and axles.
Whether you’d like to take your Lego off-road with a monster truck, hit the skies with a plane build, or take a closer look at some famous supercars, we’ve put together our picks of the best Lego Technic sets suitable for a range of ages and confidence levels.
Our selection of the top Lego sets for adults can be found here.
Best Lego Technic sets to Buy in 2022
Jeep Wrangler 4×4
A fun puzzle for off-road fans, once you complete this Technic set you’ll be rewarded with a 4×4 Jeep that can be used as a functioning toy or a unique display item.
You will be able to appreciate many mechanical features, including the suspension and front steering. The interactive doors can be opened to get a better view of the interior. You can also find the fine details such as the foldable back seat, seven-slot grille, and spare tyre.
This 665-piece set should keep children aged 9 and above entertained while they learn about the inner workings of a Jeep.
LAmborghini Sián FKP37
This supercar design targets a more mature audience. The recommended age is 18 years and older. It’s a serious step up in challenge with 3,696 pieces, but this means there are plenty of tiny details to appreciate. This includes the V12 engine, spoiler attachments, and an 8-speed working gearbox.
Porsche 911 RSR Race Car
If you’re in the market for a race car but you’re looking for a slightly less intense build, the Technic Porsche 911 RSR has fewer pieces with 1,580 parts of the puzzle to fit together. Once you’re done you’ll have an aerodynamic model in your hands that replicates the realistic movements of the real thing.
After the build is complete, you can add stickers and access all the other smaller elements such as a radar screen or a fire extinguisher. There’s even a map of the Laguna Seca racing track so you can imagine your new pride and joy taking on the twists and turns.
Although this Technic set has just 569 pieces it’s a versatile kit, with two potential builds allowing construction fans to assemble a heavy duty excavator or a tractor.
The interactive model is suitable for ages 8 and up. It will provide an insight into the workings of these vehicles, and a moving mechanism that, if constructed correctly, will allow you to use the shovel arm and arm to pick up debris.
Ducati Panigale V4 R
If you’re more interested in a bike build, there’s good news: this is Lego’s first model motorcycle in the Technic range.
You can create the Ducati Panigale V4 R from 646 pieces. This includes steering and front suspension.
Dragster Racing Car
This Dragster racing car kit is designed for younger Technic builders. It only contains 225 pieces. That doesn’t mean it skips the finer details however; this 2-in-1 build can be assembled to create a Dragster racing car with flames shooting from the exhaust, or a hot rod car with flames bursting from the hood.
The pull-back motor is an integral part of the design. Users can help it build momentum and watch it race past traffic lights.
Rescue Hovercraft and Plane 2 in one Set
You can take to the skies and waters with this Technic double set. The pieces can be reassembled together to make a rescue hovercraft or plane.
Suitable for eight year olds and up, the hovercraft should stay true to its name and float on the water once built, with realistic features like rotating fans and flashing cockpit lights that should make it feel like you’re at the centre of a major mission.
This alternative plane design also takes care of details with rudders (those little flaps at the edges of the wings) and ailerons (those tiny flaps on each side of the wings), which give it a more authentic feel.
Fast & Furious Dom’s Dodge Charger
Fans of the Fast & Furious franchise can recreate their favourite drag race with Dom’s Dodge Charger. For a cinematic challenge, you will learn how the iconic vehicle works by assembling over 1,000 pieces.
At the end of this tutorial, you will have a solid understanding of V8 engine placements.
Monster Jam Grave Digger Truck 2, in 1 Set
You don’t need a track to take your vehicle off-road. This 2-in-1 Technic set can help you make a monster truck or buggy with a pullback motor. You will receive monster-sized tyres, a flag and stickers.
This beginner kit is only 212 pieces, and it’s great for those who want to transition from Lego bricks into a more complicated design.
The set-up is simple and only 154 pieces are required so that anyone interested in flying can quickly put it together and create their own stunt plane. The build features a spinning propeller as well as landing gear so you can park it on a desk or shelf when it’s complete.
There’s also the option to disassemble the kit and create a jet airplane instead, thanks to the versatility of the pieces.