Lego Technic Sets for 8 Year Old Kids
If you are a dad or a mom of an 8-year-old boy and want to buy him a Lego Technic set as a present, this article should help you. I will provide you in it with a list of top 5 actual Lego Technic sets ideal for 8 year old and some brief reviews as well. If you are on a low budget, check the first three sets. The sets included at the top of my list are the cheaper ones, while those at the bottom are a little more expensive that also have more parts.
Eight year old boys (or maybe girls, too) may be just starting with Lego Technic, so I have excluded from this list the most expensive Technic sets with a high number of pieces (like for example the Porsche 911 GT3 RS set that has over 2,700 pieces and is for the age 16+). So here we go to my list.
Lego Technic 42057 Ultralight Helicopter
The first one on my list is a small helicopter Technic set. It is a new set that was released in January 2017. The model features a working 2-cylinder engine, that is connected with the rotor and the propeller. It also has a working gyroplane and orientable tail. The set contains 199 pieces that are of the red, black and mostly white color. It is designed for kids of the age 8 to 14 years old. It is also my favorite set from my list and it is an ideal set for Lego Technic beginners.
Lego Technic 42059 Stunt Truck
Next one on my list is another 2017 small set named Stunt Truck. It features a pull-back motor and a buildable stunt ramp, too. It contains 142 pieces and most of them are of the black and turquoise color. This set is designed for 7 – 14 years old children. The B model of this set is a 6 wheels truck, but you will need to have the 42058 Stunt Bike set as well to be able to build it.
Lego Technic 42047 Police Interceptor
This is another small car set that features a pull-back motor. It is a 2016 police car set. The model features low-profile tires with wide rims. The set consists of 185 pieces. The color of them is white and lime-green. The dimensions of the police car model are 3″ (9 cm) high, 5″ (15 cm) long and 3″ (9 cm) wide. The alternative model that you can build with this set is Extreme Police Racer.
Lego Technic 42060 Roadwork Crew
The largest set on my list, the Roadwork Crew, that is made of two vehicles and consists of 365 pieces in total, is ideal for kids that already have some Lego Technic set and experience with Technic (at least in my opinion). I assume so, because this is the largest set on my Lego Technic sets list for 8 year old kids. The parts are of the orange and gray color and the B model of this set is a Power Racer.
Lego Technic 42032 Compact Tracked Loader
This one is the oldest set on my list. Actually, this is a Lego Technic set from the year 2015. As you can see on the images, this model has no wheels, but movable tracks. The shovel is movable and it also features details like tail, roof and flashing light. The set contains 252 parts and most of them are of the white, black, gray and orange color. The B model that you can build with this set is a tracked groomer.
So this is the end of my list. I hope I have helped you at least a little in making your final decision on which Technic set to buy for your kid(s).