Lego Technic 2017 Sets (with Pictures and Prices!)

This page presents all Lego Technic 2017 sets, with all pieces of information and details like the recommended retail prices, official pictures, the number of parts, age range… Each set has been reviewed by myself and you can discover whats highlights of differents models and drawbacks. In 2017, it’s the 40th anniversary of Lego Technic product line, each set comes with a special commemorative brick (a white liftarm thick 1×3, with a 40th-anniversary inscription), and boxes display a 40th-anniversary logo.


Lego Technic 42057 Ultralight Helicopter

Lego Technic 42057 Box Lego Technic 42057 B-Model Lego Technic 42057

FUNCTIONS
• Inline 2 cylinder motor
• Rotor and propeller animates with the motor
• Orientable tail
PIECES
• 199 pieces
• 11 white panels
AGE RANGE
• 8 to 14
PRICE
• 19,99$ 14,99€
AVAILABILITY
• From January 2017
• To end of 2018

Even if it’s named at “helicopter”, the Lego Technic 42057 is an autogyro/gyroplane with a big main rotor and a vertical rotor on the rear. I would like to give you few pieces of information about gyroplanes: this kind of aircraft is quite rare, but they’re used to move in countries areas. In the “real” life, the main rotor is free of movement: it turns with the horizontal speed of the gyroplane, and the rear propeller is motorized.

The Lego Version has a 2-cylinder inline fake engine linked to the main rotor and the rear propeller, so that’s not realistic but interesting to understand how mechanics and gears work. The main color is white, with red stripes printed on stickers. There are a lot of panels, it can be very useful if you would like to buy this Lego set only for his parts. The style is good, except for the rear of the gyroplane, but there’s a reason for that: the rear tail can be oriented thanks to the red lever on the side of the helicopter. Interesting !

In conclusion, the Lego Technic 42057 is a good entry set for beginners, a fake motor is quite rare on sets of this size, it’s a good surprise.

Alternative Model: 42057-B

The alternate model of Lego 42057 Ultralight Helicopter is a lightweight plane with a rear propeller.
The style is good, but the plane is not really realistic.

Lego Technic 42058 Stunt Bike

Lego Technic 42058 Box Lego Technic 42057 B-Model Lego Technic 42058

FUNCTIONS
• Retro-friction motor
PIECES
• 140 pieces
AGE RANGE
• From 7 to 14
PRICE
• 19,99$ 19,99€
AVAILABILITY
• From January 2017
• To end of 2018

The Lego Technic 42058 Stunt Bike is part of Lego Technic Retro-Friction sets. When the vehicle -even car or motorbike- moves back, it compresses a spring, then the vehicle can go forward fast. Several “Pull-Back” cars have been produced previously, it’s one of the first motorbikes with this function. A springboard is also included, to make jumps. That’s cool, it’s a good idea. Children will like to make stunts.

The motorbike is very nice, it has a lot of details like lights, exhaust, or stickers. Tires are very large so the motorbike rarely falls on sides. Like all “Pull-Back” Lego Technic sets, this stunt bike is more suitable for young players or beginners who discovers Lego Technic: there are no instructive mechanical functions (like steering or fake motor for example), but the construction is still a good challenge for the youngest builders.

In conclusion, a nice set for beginners. Not a lot of instructive functions, but it’s still a good Lego Technic set.

Alternative Model:
There are no B-Model for this set, but if you combine this Stunt Truck with the Lego Technic 42059 Stunt truck, it’ possible to build a truck with 6 wheels.

Lego Technic 42059 Stunt Truck

Lego Technic 42059 Lego Technic 42058 B-Model Lego Technic 42059

FUNCTIONS
• Retro-friction motor
PIECES
• 142 pieces
AGE RANGE
• From 7 to 14
PRICE
• 19,99$ 19,99€
AVAILABILITY
• From January 2017
• To end of 2018

The Lego Technic 42059 Stunt Truck is a “Pull-Back” set, like the Motorbike 42058 presented above. A springboard to do stunts is included. The style of the vehicle is quite good, it looks like a bigfoot pick-up, without steering. Light-blue color with black wheels is a good choice, the stickers bring a competition/race touch, that’s not bad.

The educational value of this Lego Technic set is limited because it contains no mechanical functions (except the “Pull-Back” motor, and it’s not possible to see inside), and no gears. It’s more limited than the Lego Technic 42059 Motorbike because the motorbike has few gears. The assembly challenge is still here, but you can consider this Lego Technic as “not Technic”, I think it’s more suitable for children who like to play with their assembled models or who don’t like so much to assembly/disassembly Lego vehicles.

Regarding parts, the Lego Technic 42059 can be interesting for people who build their own sets: there are 8 light-blue panels, which are quite rare in this color.

Alternative Model:
There are no B-Model for this set, but if you combine this Stunt Truck with the Lego Technic 42058 Stunt bike it’s possible to build a truck with 6 wheels.

Lego Technic 42060 Roadwork Crew

Lego Technic 42060 Lego Technic 42060 B-Model Lego Technic 42060

FUNCTIONS
• Truck: Front wheels steering
• Truck: Titling dump
• Excavator: 360° rotation
• Excavator, digging arm : first section operated using with a worm gear
• Excavator, digging arm : second section operated using with a lever
• Excavator, digging arm : manually moveable bucket
PIECES
• 365 pieces
AGE RANGE
• From 8 to 14
PRICE
• 29,99$ 19,99€
AVAILABILITY
• From January 2017
• To end of 2018

Small, cute, instructive, easy to build, easy to play: I think the Lego Technic 42060 is the best 2017 Lego Technic set for beginners. The set is composed of 2 vehicles and a trailer.

First of all, the truck. It’s small but very nice, and chosen colors are perfectly adequate. The steering is efficient, and the dump can be moved thanks to a gear on the side (no linear actuator, it’s just a simple articulation system). It’s fun to play with this truck!

Then, the excavator. The tracks don’t work correctly on the smooth surfaces, like all tracked Lego vehicles. A gear allows moving the first section of the arm, then the second section can be moved thanks to the lever, and the main part can rotate. Due to the lack of details, the style is not as good as the truck, but it still stays correct with the few stickers on the back. Also, the excavator can be carried on a trailer.

Alternative Model, 42060-B:

The alternative model of the Lego Technic 42060 is an articulated truck, which is very nice. It has several functions: steering, the front blade can be oriented and lifted-up, at the rear the tipper can tilt and a conveyer belt can push materials on the road. 5 manual functions on this small set for a B-Model, it’s very impressive!

Lego Technic 42061 Telehandler

Lego Technic 42061 Box Lego Technic 42061 B-Model Lego Technic 42061

FUNCTIONS
• 4 wheel steering
• Arm lifting
• Arm extension
• Shovel orientation
PIECES
• 260 pieces
AGE RANGE
• From 8 to 14
PRICE
• 39,99$ 29,99€
AVAILABILITY
• From January 2017
• To end of 2018

The Lego Technic 42061 is a very nice and compact telehandler, with red colors and a shovel on the arm. It’s the successor of the Lego Technic 8283 Telehandler released in 2006. The best word to describe this set is playability: every function is easy to use and accessible, and the steering system is really awesome: no backlash, minimum turning radius, possibility to place the vehicle where you want, that’s really cool. Details are interesting also, we can see front lights, tail lights, driver seat, driver wheel, few stickers… At the back, the special commemorative brick of 40th Lego Technic anniversary is used as the license plate: it’s a very nice integration!

There are several functions for this set: 4 wheels steering trough a linkage system without gears, the arm can raise (a linear actuator is used), the arm can be extended with a worm gear (same part than 42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3245 arm extension), and shovel can be oriented with a worm gear again. That’s a lot of functions for a set of this size, and several of them are geared: that’s very instructive for the youngest builders! I really like that point, I’ve always bought Lego Technic sets for their mechanism and educational interest, the Lego Technic 42061 is one of the most educational and cheap.

The vehicle is pretty cool, and handling and steering are very efficient, mechanisms are numerous and instructive, that’s perfect. The Lego Technic 42061 it’s a very good Lego Technic set for beginners, I highly recommend it for young builders. Don’t hesitate to buy it!

Alternative Model, 42061-B:

Lego Technic 42062 Container Yard

Lego Technic 42062 Box Lego Technic 42062 B-Model Lego Technic 42062

FUNCTIONS
• Truck: Front wheels steering
• Container-lifter: Arm lifting
• Container-lifter: Arm extension
• Container-lifter: Container lock system
PIECES
• 631 pieces
AGE RANGE
• From 8 to 14
PRICE
• 59,99$ 49,99€
AVAILABILITY
• From January 2017
• To end of 2018

Larger than Lego Technic sets presented above, the Lego Technic 42062 Container Yard is a truck with a trailer and a container-lifter. 2 removable containers can be carried on the trailer, and moved thanks to the container-lifter. The truck is white with a blue line on the side, containers are gray with a sticker on it. Unfortunately, there are only 2 wheels on the trailer, 2 axles with a total of 4 wheels would be nicer. Playability is excellent, even if the trailer is narrow and high so not very stable. Containers are empty on their lateral sides, it’s not possible to store small pieces: they will go out instantly. There are also some interesting details, like lights or license plates.

The container-lifter is very nice designed. The orange color is adequate, black wheels with large tires are nice, and several functions are included: steering on rear wheels, arm extension, the arm raises, and a lock system allow to pick-up containers. Regarding the arm extension, no worms or gears are used: it’s directly 2 articulated bars, so the arm can be only in two positions: fully extended, or retracted.

The major default of this container-lifter, it’s the steering radius: is very disappointing! Modifications will be required to ensure a better playability, and if possible try to change lots of parts to do a 4 wheel steering vehicle. The arm and container lock system is very efficient and easy to use, so I think personally I’m going to work on the steering issue and this Lego Technic 42062 will become better.

In conclusion, I think this Lego Technic 42062 Container Transport is a good one, but it’s more suitable for intermediaries builders: after the construction, they could work on improvements on truck or container-lifter (if they have enough Lego parts in their inventory, of course).

Lego Technic 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Lego Technic 42063 Bmw R 1200GS 2 Box Lego Technic 42063 Bmw R 1200GS Lego Technic 42063 Bmw R 1200GS

FUNCTIONS
• 2 cylinders fake motor
• Front suspension
• Rear suspension
• Steering
PIECES
• 603 pieces
AGE RANGE
• From 10 to 16
• Suitable for adults also
PRICE
• 54,99$ 49,99€
AVAILABILITY
• From January 2017
• To end of 2018

The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is a motorbike manufactured in Berlin by BMW Motorrad, part of the BMW group. It’s one of the sports motorbikes manufactured by BMW. The “Adventure” version of the “R1200GS” model includes a larger capacity fuel tank, longer travel suspension, and users usually add wallets for touring. It’s one of the best motorbikes for visiting a country on 2 wheels.

In 2017, Lego proposes a replica of this motorbike, the Lego Technic 42063, with the BMW License. The style is excellent, very similar to the real motorbike. Colors chosen are blue and black, there are not a lot of blue parts but that’s in accordance with the real model. Rims and all-terrain tires are really beautiful, and functions are interesting: suspensions, 2 cylinders motor in boxer configuration, shaft transmission, steering. The rear wheel is only maintained by one arch like the real model: that’s useful for weight reduction, and Lego perfectly replicates this architecture. And of course, there are a lot of details: headlights, license plate, exhaust, brake disks. Unfortunately, the mirrors are missing.

The size of the motorbike is close to Lego Technic 42036 Street Motorcycle (released in 2015). This can be a very good purchase if you (or the person) like motorbikes and adventure. It can also be offered to an adult, that’s a nice object for decoration and to play with sometimes. Even if I’m not a motorbike fan, I have to admit the very nice work done by the designer, I think it’s the best-looking motorbike ever done by Lego in the Technic range.

Alternative Model, 42063-B:

Lego Technic 42064 Ocean Explorer

Lego Technic 42064 Box Lego Technic 42064 B-Model Lego Technic 42064

FUNCTIONS
• Boat: Crane can raise and orientate
• Boat: Steering
• Submarine: arm moves
• Helicopter: rotors rotation
PIECES
• 1327 pieces
AGE RANGE
• From 10 to 16
PRICE
• 99,99$ 89,99€
AVAILABILITY
• From January 2017
• To end of 2018

There are almost no boats in Lego Technic products, the Lego Technic 42064 “Ocean Explorer” is a good surprise. The ship is big, there are not a lot of functions in comparison to the size and number of parts (1327).

Functions are steering (the boat has small hidden wheels), the arm can raise, turn and arms of the submarine can move. It includes the possibility to add Power Functions elements (motor, battery, lights). A helicopter is also included, with an helipad on the front. Colors used for this set are white and dark blue, which is a very good choice.
Several stickers are visible to replicate the windows of the boat. Without those stickers (and lots of Lego Technic fan doesn’t apply stickers), the style will be disappointing.

Alternative Model, 42064-B:

Lego Technic 42065 RC Tracked Racer

Lego Technic 42065 Box Lego Technic 42065 B-Model Lego Technic 42065

FUNCTIONS
• Remote-controlled motorised tracks
• Manually adjsutable spoiler
PIECES
• 370 pieces
• Power-Functions: 2 “Medium” motors, battery box, receiver, transmitter
AGE RANGE
• From 9 to 16
• Suitable for adults also
PRICE
• 89,99$ 79,99€
AVAILABILITY
• From January 2017
• To end of 2018

The Lego Technic 42065 is a quite small vehicle, with only 370 pieces. The price is very expensive regarding the number of parts because this set includes several “Power Functions” elements to make it “RC”, “Radio Controlled”, even if technically it’s more “Infrared Controlled”. This can be problematic if you want to use the vehicle outdoor, the transmission range can be very low especially with a sunny weather (the sun generates lots of infrared rays).

The two tracks are controlled by a separate motor. The two levers on the remote control allow to commend each track independently, there is no proportional speed on axes. Due to a very light weight, the speed is very interesting and climbing capacity is excellent. On dirt and grass, the Lego Technic 42065 never get stuck. Due to mechanical architecture (1 motor per track), the speed of the tracks may vary a little, so sometimes it’s necessary to re-aligned the vehicle in the right direction. The trails are almost inadequate for off-road routes: dust and all kind of parts get stuck in trails holes. To resume, I would recommend playing with the Lego Technic 42065 only at home.

Regarding style and colors, they’re pretty well chosen, even if it lack of details. I would like to have a driver seat and wheel, the only interesting details are headlights and spoiler. The antenna with the flag is a fake antenna, “Power Functions” elements uses infrared signals, no radio signals.

In conclusion, the Lego Technic 42065 is a very fun vehicle, quite expensive regarding its size but (and that’s the major point) motorized and infrared controlled. A great set, which can also be a good purchase if you are just interested in the “Power Functions” elements (battery box, transmitter, receiver, and 2 “medium” motors).

Lego Technic 42066 Air Race Jet

Lego Technic 42066 Box Lego Technic 42066

FUNCTIONS
• Motorised landing gear
• Motorised motor orientation & vertical trap opening
• Manual cockpit opening
• Manual flight-surface movements
PIECES
• 1151 pieces
• Power Functions: medium motor and battery box
AGE RANGE
• From 10 to 16
PRICE
• 129,99$ 119,99€
AVAILABILITY
• From January 2017
• To end of 2018

The Lego Technic Air Plane Jet is the biggest set for the first Lego Technic 2017 releases (second ones will be released in August 2017). Colors are light blue and black, the architecture of the plane is similar to the F-18 Hornet (2 vertical stabilizers) but with smaller wings. Regarding functions, several ones are motorized. Functions are: retractable landing gears, motor orientation (like the F-35 jet), flight control surfaces and cockpit can be opened or moved manually.

The color scheme is not gray or black to avoid confusion with a war plane. Lego doesn’t sell vehicles on the war theme. But the color scheme is nice and we can’t complain about it. That’s not the case for the wings: they’re really too small and ugly, the first modification to do on the Lego Technic 42066 is to improve the wing surface.

Alternative Model, 42066-B:
Lego Technic 42066 B-Model

Lego Technic 42067 ?

No Lego Official Picture
No informations are available about Lego Technic 4207, but the Lego Technic 42070 refers to it. On the stickers of the Lego Technic 42070 6×6 All Terrain Tow Truck, we can see “Tow 067”. Several persons speculates about an off-road vehicule which can be towed by 42070, but this information is not confirmed by Lego.

Lego Technic 42068 Airport Rescue Vehicle

FUNCTIONS
• 4 wheels steering (first and last axle)
• 4 cylinders “flat” motor
• Water canon orientation
• Water canon raises
• Second part of the water canon can be oriented
• Front water canon can be “adjusted manually” (no gears or mechanical elements, just friction pins)
• All the 6 panels on the sides can be opened
• A storage compartment with tools can be removed to play
PIECES
• 1100 pieces (estimated)
AGE RANGE
• From 10 to 16
• Suitable for adults also
PRICE
• 99,99$ 89,99€ (estimated)
AVAILABILITY
• From August 2017
• To mid-2019

The Lego Technic 42068 Airport Rescue Vehicle is an airport fire truck, with 6 wheels. It’s a successor of the Lego Technic 8454 Rescue Truck, released in 2003, which is smaller. The style is very nice, the length of the truck is near to 45 cm (without the front water canon). Lots of details are also visible: lights, mirrors, 8 rotating beacons, nice stickers, lots of panels… On the sides of the truck, the gray panels can be opened to place an optional Power Functions “Medium” motor, and the Power Functions Battery block. But even without Power Functions elements, the functions handle very well and it’s pleasant to play with the truck.

The water cannon can be oriented and raised. A switch placed on the roof of the truck allow to choose between water canon rotation and water canon raise, then a gear allow animating the selected function. The second part of the water cannon arm can be moved thanks to a gear placed at the bottom of the water cannon. That’s efficient, but the style of the water cannon could be improved: we can see a pipe on the second section, but sadly no pipes on the first section.

In conclusion, The Lego Technic 42068 is a good Lego Technic set, with nice details and a good mechanical architecture.

Alternative Model, 42068-B:

Lego Technic 42069 Extreme Adventure

Lego Technic 42069 Box Lego Technic 42069

FUNCTIONS
• 4 tracks, no wheels
• 4 tracks drive
• V8 motor
• Front tracks Steering
• Openable doors (butterfly style with foot step)
• Openable side compartments
• Openable rear door with lock system
• Front and rear suspensions
• Front winch
• Elevated roof section with folding sides
PIECES
• 2382 pieces
AGE RANGE
• From 11 to 16
PRICE
• 179,99$ 159,99€
AVAILABILITY
• From August 2017
• To mid-2019

The Lego Technic 42069 is a large 4×4 with tracks, with a purple color. Let’s say it right now: it’s a good surprise because the vehicle has lots of details and lots of functions. Due to the price and the complexity, this Lego Technic set is more suitable for adolescents.

Let’s focus on functions. I don’t like the tracks (and I will probably replace them with wheels), but the 4 tracks are linked to the V8 fake motor through differentials. A winch is located in the front bumper, and the roof can be elevated and folding sides deploy. The doors can be opened, but their fixation point is not common: doors opened like “butterfly doors”, and footboards comes down. Of course, the hood can be opened, the rear door also, and 2 sides compartments can be opened.
The steering is done with a gear on the roof (usually called HOG, Hand Of God, for fans), only the front tracks steer. There are independent suspensions for each axle are present.

Regarding the details, the Lego Technic 42069 incorporates a lot of small items like shovel or jerrycans or spare tracks elements, which is quite rare and needs to be highlighted. There is also nice front lights, additional lights on the front bumper, mirrors, steering wheels, seats, antennas, but the antennas fall down easily when the user plays with the vehicle.

Several new panels in new colors appear with this Lego Technic set: purple car mudguard arches, purple curved panel, or new small panels in purple color. Purple Lego Technic parts were been introduced in 2015 with the Lego Technic 42048 Race Kart, and there were no other Lego Technic purple parts produced for the moment. With this Lego Technic 42069, more purple parts are available for builders which design their own vehicles, that’s a good news!

Alternative Model, 42069-B:
Lego Technic 42069 B-Model

Lego Technic 42070 6×6 All Terrain Tow Truck

FUNCTIONS
• Remote Controlled vehicle
• RC modes: drive, crane rotation and lifting, winch and stabilisers deployment
• Motorised crane (lifting + rotation)
• Motorised winch
• Motorised lateral & rear stabilisers (paired)
• 6 wheels with pendular suspensions for the 4 rear wheels
• inline 4 cylinder fake motor
• Front wheels steers
• Openable doors
• Openable hood
PIECES
• 1862 pieces
• Power Functions: transmitter, receiver, battery box
• Power Functions: 1 XL motor, 1 M Motor
AGE RANGE
• From 11 and more
• Suitable for adults also
PRICE
• 289,99$ 249,99€ (estimated)
AVAILABILITY
• From August 2017
• To mid-2019

The Lego Technic 42070 is one of the largest trucks ever produced in the Technic products range. The truck replicates an all-terrain tow truck, with 6 big wheels, pendular suspensions for the rear axles, no suspension and steering on the front axle, stabilizers, and tow arm. The Lego Technic 42070 comes with several Power Functions elements, and a transmitter (it’s a remote controlled vehicle).

Due to his architecture (1 Power Functions XL Motor and 1 Power Function Medium motor), the steering doesn’t use a “Power Functions servo motor”, but a classic “Power Function Medium” motor. That’s a little bit more difficult to play with, the front wheels will not return at their neutral point, but with a little bit of practice, it will not be difficult to handle the truck.

The truck cannot really drive off-road: the suspension architecture is not adequate (no suspensions on the front axle), clutch and differentials are not adequate and when a wheel doesn’t touch the ground, the truck is immobilized. A real Lego off-road truck should have no differentials and real suspensions!

2 functions can be operated with the transmitter, but the truck has lots of function: lateral and rear stabilizers, tow arm rotation, winch on the tow arm, tow arm raising. To operate those functions, manual selectors placed on the sides of the truck allow to varying functions. For example, it’s possible to switch from drive and steering to tow arm operation, switch to stabilizers deployment. Personally, I think the functions selector on the truck + 2 channel transmitter is a good choice from the designer. It reminds old vintage radio-controlled vehicles, like the Nikko Winch Flex Mobile).

In conclusion, the Lego Technic 42070 is a big set, with a lot of functions, and new parts in a new color (black curved panels for example, which are visible on wheel arches). Not suitable for beginners, but perfect for expert builders and adults. Recommended Retail Price is 250€, but I’m pretty sure it will be cheaper in Europe on classic online websites like Amazon, very probably 220$/199€. It’s still a big amount, but all things considered, it’s a big truck with lots of functions.

Alternative Model, 42070-B: