Shopping at LEGO or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.com
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
Newbie here, want advice on buying my first Technic set
Ok, I got the bug. For the last year or so I've been putting together some Lego for my grandson, now I want one for myself! I don't know much at all about Lego, but I know what I like and I'm looking for a large Technic set. Most I've been looking at are out of production and very expensive. First on my wish list is a Formula 1 racer, I see sets 8674(Ferrari), 8461(Williams), 8458(Silver) and 42000(Grand Prix racer). Are these all the same or is there one from this list that is better than the rest? (I see the #8461
Williams is very expensive!).
Second on my list is to get the best Technic set I can for a reasonable price(ie. no more than $300 U.S.).
Any thoughts on kits #8110
Combine or #42039
The only place I know of to buy out of production sets is eBay, and they are not cheap!
Any other thoughts on shopping for Lego in southern Ontario, Canada?
Shopping at LEGO.com or Amazon?
Please use our links: LEGO.com • Amazon
Recent discussions •
#10200 is not Technic but still a great build.
#42039 is not out yet (on this side of the Atlantic), so go for #42030 Volvo L350F Wheel Loader or #42009.
I used to live in Ontario, best place to buy LEGO is South of the border ;-)
Try BrickLink.com for out of production sets.
That said, I agree with ColoradoBricks, if you can't get #42039 24Hr Racer yet, check out the #42030 Volvo L350F Wheel Loader, it's pretty impressive. The Unimog has size going for it, but personally I preferred building the #9398 Technic Crawler (which is also went out of stock right before Christmas). Fun build and it can drive over minifig-scale sets. Kids love that.
Totally off topic, but since you are from Ontario, are you a Leafs fan?
They are all similar but later sets use more recently introduced pieces so generally will be more sophisticated. Thus, I'd go for 42000 from the F1 racers.
#42009 is a magnificent set - if you don't get the technics bug building this, chances are nothing else currently in production will either.
Have fun - let us know what you go for!
#42009 is an awesome build but be prepared for several days of building - its a mammoth effort but really does showcase what's possible with modern technic.
Or just go here and play with the sorting / filters to find something you like the look of that's within your price range:
And be prepared to spend a lot of money over the next few years :smile:
( and yes, I'm a Leafs fan...almost ashamed to admit it now).
I have #42009 just haven't built it yet
This is at £74.99 on Amazon at the moment. Looks great, interesting build. Could be up your street?
There's a fair chance the box will get bashed but if you're buying to build it's well worth considering.
* Save £10 when you spend £75 or more with code TDX-HGMR