I would like to get into building technic, but I have no real interest in building vehicles. What I want to do is build technic contraptions (think jk brickworks), and also integrate with system Lego.
What sets that are available at the moment would make good parts packs? I.e. Lots of different gears, beams, shafts, bars, motors, worm screws, etc.
A lot of sets seem to have large body work panels or parts that are very specific to that set such as scoops, which puts me off. Ideally I would love a big tub of gears, shafts and beams: a creator basic tub, but full of technic.