Best Lego Technic Sets with Power Functions & Motors
In this article, I’m going to list and review 8 best Lego Technic sets with power functions that you can currently buy and that could be an ideal gift for your kids as well. There are some more Power Functions Lego Technic sets, but I have tried to choose the 8 most popular ones. Also, I’m a big Lego Technic fan so this is an easy task for me. I believe you will like these models at least as much as I do.
All Lego building kits mentioned in this list are powered up with Lego Power Functions (or its new alternative called Lego Technic Control+). They all include Lego Power Functions motor(s) for various functions. For example, the first crane set in my list uses a large motor that controls the crane’s upper and lower functions.
Now, here we go to my reviews:
1. Lego Technic 42082 Rough Terrain Crane
The first one on my list is the largest one with 4,057 pieces that is also called “The big red”. It is a red-colored rough terrain crane. Besides the motor power functions that operate the crane’s lower and upper functions, the manual functions include 4-wheel drive, 4-wheel steering and a V8 engine with moving pistons. Overall, this is a really nice Lego Technic crane set. It can be rebuilt into a Mobile Pile Driver and it is recommended for kids that are 11 years old or older.
2. Lego Technic 4×4 X-treme Off Roader 42099
This model is a motorized radio-control high-tech off-road car, which is made in a nice yellow-orange color with black details. The building set has 958 bricks and it is ideal for children above eleven years. The model itself is uplifted so it can go over any terrain. It has many interesting details like the high-rise independent suspension, huge tires, and nice lights.
This model is a 4×4 car and it can be controlled by an app in your mobile phone. The model has two XL motors and one L motor for an authentic drive. It is operated via the smart device with three alternative screens. There are many features like driving forward, backward, steering, accelerating and much more. You can do whatever you would do with this type of car in real life – you can even go over any obstacles as this is a true terrain car.
I like that you can test your skills and that in the app, you can find an achievement section so you will be motivated to get better and better.
3. Lego Technic Remote-Controlled Stunt Racer 42095
The third one on my list is the smallest set from these reviews (it has just 324 parts), a remote-controlled stunt racer. This model features a motor that is remotely controlled. It can be an ideal toy for your kids (if you have younger kids, you can check my other article that lists Lego Technic sets for younger kids). This vehicle model features tracked wheels and it is ideal for kids aged 9+. The final model measures 8 inch (22 cm) long, 6 inch (17 cm) high and 7 inch (19 cm) wide.
4. Lego Technic Off-Road Buggy 42124
The next one on this list is a motorized off-road Lego Technic buggy. It is a 2021 Lego set. This Lego model will bring you back into the 80s, as it resembles the RC toy cars that were typical during the 1980s. Its main features include huge tires, retro stickers, front and rear suspension, an opening hood, and an antenna. It also features the COTROL+ system using which you can control the buggy via your smartphone (after installing an app). The whole set consists of 374 pieces and is suitable for 10 years old or older kids. I believe your kids would have lots of fun playing with this motorized Lego model. I especially like its big wheels.
5. Lego Technic 6×6 Volvo Articulated Hauler 42114
This is one of the Lego Technic summer 2020 sets that was released in August 2020. It is a large replica of the Volvo A60H Articulated Hauler construction vehicle. It also features the Lego Technic Control + system using which you can control the truck remotely from your smartphone’s app (via Bluetooth). The vehicle is powered by 1 L motor, 1 XL motor, and 1 large angular position motor. Using different control screens, you can unload the hauler’s bucket, steer, reverse, drive forward, or change speed and gear. These functions will make your kids have fun and help develop their driving skills, too.
The dimensions of this Lego model are: 23 inches (60cm) long, 7 inches (20cm) high, and 7 inches (20cm) wide. It comes in 2,193 pieces and it is recommended for kids who are at least 11 years old. The Control+ system needs six AA 1.5V batteries to function. This building kit could be an ideal Christmas gift for your kids.
6. Lego Technic 42070 6×6 All Terrain Tow Truck
Another set in this list is a 6×6 all terrain tow truck vehicle. It is a pretty big model with 1,862 pieces. Its features include working steering, working crane with winch and extendable outriggers. All these functions can be remotely controlled with the Power Functions motors. Like most Lego Technic sets, this is a 2-in-1 model, as well. It can be rebuilt into a Research Explorer vehicle. This is an ideal Lego model for kids of the ages 11 to 16 (or for adults like me who like Lego). If you like this Lego model, you might like to check out my other article that reviews the top Lego trucks sets (that include other Lego Technic truck models as well).
7. Lego Technic 42054 Claas Xerion 5000 Trac VC
This set is a realistic replica model of the Claas Xerion 5000 tractor. It contains 1,977 building parts and includes motorized functions like a working crane arm, extendable outriggers and rotating operator’s cab. This Lego model was developed in partnership with the Claas company and also came in the trademarked colors – green, red and gray. It includes 4 huge tractor tires, too and is recommended for kids of the age 11-16 or older.
8. Lego Technic 42055 Bucket Wheel Excavator
This set is the second largest one in this list (after the #1). It has 3,929 pieces. The motorized functions of this excavator include reverse driving, rotating superstructure & rotating bucket wheel and moving conveyor belt. The B model of this set is a Mobile Aggregate Processing Plant. The excavator model’s dimensions are: 16 inch (41 cm) high, 28 inch (71 cm) long and 11 inch (28 cm) wide. If you are a fan of big Lego models, this one is ideal for you. And if you are looking for more large Lego kits, you might like to check out my other article with the biggest Lego sets.
Bonus: Lego Technic Power Functions Motor Set 8293
In case you already have a Lego set and are just looking to motorize it, you can purchase this Lego Technic Power Functions Motor set separately and combine it with your other Lego model(s). This supplementary power set comes with a battery box, a motor, a pole switch, and a light cable. You can use this system to power up your Lego Technic model. The cable and switch are more than 9 inches (25 cm) long. The total number of parts included in this package is 10. It needs six AA batteries to function. Also, if you need e.g. just the switch module, you can buy it separately; just search for sets’ numbers 8275, 8294, 8295, and 8297.
And this is the end of my list of the best Lego Technic sets with motors. If you are looking for an advice on which one of them to choose, that will be a difficult choice, because all these 8 Lego models are very interesting and realistic models. However, my choice would be the set #1, Lego Technic Rough Terrain Crane, because I really like its design. It looks so robust and realistic. Or, if you are looking for a remote-controlled Lego with motor, consider #2, the Lego Technic X-treme Off-Roader. Since this is a Lego set with motor, your kids will have lots of fun playing with it.
I hope you will find these reviews helpful.
Lego enthusiast, big Lego Technic fan. I have been blogging about Lego since 2017, when I started this blog. When I’m not writing an article for this blog or building a Lego set, I’m probably riding my bike. You can find out more about me here.