If you’re a LEGO Technic fan and love a good truck, then you’ll be excited to see the two latest sets coming from LEGO’s more technical range. There’s a pneumatic-powered Heavy-Duty Tow Truck and a motorised 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck, both measuring in with over 2,000 pieces. They’re both set to release on 1st August, so read on for more details.
LEGO Technic 42128 Heavy-Duty Tow Truck
- RRP £139.99
- 2,017 pieces
- Age 11+
- Pneumatic functions
This Heavy-Duty Tow Truck is huge; it measures 58cm in length, is 22cm high and 14cm wide. But that’s without its outriggers out and its crane folded down. Extend all extremities of this massive vehicle and it becomes even bigger. Its duo-colour palette of orange and blue makes for an eye-catching finished model, too.
There are no electronic power functions here, but pneumatic functions have been used to great effect. There’s an extending lifting boom, a lifting crane boom and an extending crane boom. That’s on top of a rotation function on the crane, a working winch and a lifting axle.
LEGO Technic 42129 4×4 Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck
- RRP £274.99
- 2,110 pieces
- Age 12+
- Motorised Control functions
Despite being only 100 pieces bigger than the Heavy-Duty Tow Truck, the Mercedes-Benz Zetros Trial Truck is practically twice as expensive. That’s because it’s loaded with motorised power functions that can be controlled via LEGO’s Control app, accessible via a smartphone. It packs in a Bluetooth-controller smart hub, three large motors and one medium motor.
And what do all those motors do? Well, they make the truck move, of course. Using your smartphone to control it, you’ll be able to drive and steer the truck, its working suspension and 4-wheel drive allowing it to tackle rougher terrain. It’s also the first Technic model to have differential locking
It’s a fairly big model, measuring in at 48cm long, 21cm hide and 19cm wide. Stickers give it some realistic detail, as do its Technic-built features: there’s a detailed engine complete with spinning radiator fan, and a service hatch to inspect the gearbox.