The best Lego Technic sets are going to seriously change your Lego experience. We're seriously impressed with the level of detail in these Lego Technic sets – we’re talking all the motors, gears and custom parts that make building these sets feel really intricate, and we know you won’t be disappointed with the final build.
If you’re a fan of cars, Lego Technic gives you that added bonus of building these vehicles that are incredibly true to life. Some Lego Technic sets have even been developed alongside the actual vehicle manufacturers so they look as authentic as possible.
Now Lego Technic doesn’t come cheap, but some of the higher price tags come with full-on motorisation, Bluetooth Connectivity and more – this is Lego at its most high-tech! But whatever set you go for, many have multiple ways to build, so you can put together and take apart many times and still get lots of enjoyment from them.
You can check out all of the best Lego Technic sets here, but if you’d like to browse a wider variety of Lego, we recommend checking out our guide to the best Lego sets for all of the most popular Lego options on the market today, and if you want to bag a bargain, keep checking our Lego deals page to see what’s on offer, especially in the lead up to Christmas!
Now, for the full list of Lego Technic sets, keep reading…
Best Lego Technic sets ranking 2023
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Sometimes building Lego is a chore, and sometimes it's an intricate puzzle. Lego's latest supercar Technic set (pitched in the same range as the Porsche 911 RSR set, rather than the far larger Lego Technic Bugatti Chiron below) absolutely falls into the latter category. It's a serious build for serious builders, as indicated by its 18+ rating.
If you're not a fan of stickers, perhaps this model isn't for you, as the distinctive Ferrari racing livery on display here comes from sheets of the things, but if ever there were an affordable Technic showpiece, this would be it - and you can expect to spend the best part of a day building it.
Inside there's a V8 engine with moving pistons; open the doors, and there's an authentic(ish) Lego recreation of a racing interior. It's all very nice - and probably the best money-to-build-time value you'll find in a Technic set. See our Lego Tech Ferrari 488 vs Lego Technic Porsche 911 guide for how this compares to the very similar Porsche 911 RSR model.
Lego's motors have improved significantly in recent years, with the latest blocks being some of the best they've ever put out. So why not take full advantage of that with a very capable Lego Technic remote control car?
The Lego Technic Off-Road Buggy lands both here and on our list of the best RC cars for a reason - it's great fun to build and great fun to drive, and while it's not the fastest RC car you'll find, it's absolutely fantastic value considering that the cost of its motors and smart hub separately, would be more than this set on its own.
Not everyone will like the (slightly) laggy control of Lego's Bluetooth Control+ app, particularly because it simulates a joystick control for speed and direction, but put it in the hands of kids and they'll have an absolute blast.
Bricks are one thing, but when it's time to move up to more complex Lego you need something with serious kid appeal, like this awesome Dragster. The absolute perfect way to introduce Lego Technic to a Lego-obsessed youngster, this 2-in-1 build (the other form being a nifty Hot Rod) is great fun to put together and even more fun to play with, with a pull-back-and-go motor powering the wheels and sending it racing away at quite the clip. You can even use the wheelie bar to decide whether to careen forwards with the front wheels in the air or keep all four tyres on the ground for more streamlined speed.
Highly entertaining, and a perfectly achievable build for junior constructors - and great practice for putting the pieces back together after a collision with the wall. Honestly, we'd buy one for the kids then one for ourselves; what is a Dragster without a rival to race against?
The Lego Technic Monster Jam series consists of the Monster Jam Max-D and this Grave Digger model, a replica of one of the world's most famous monster trucks. It's a properly cool little set for the price, and surprisingly complex to build. We'd suggest it will take an experienced Lego fan around an hour and a half to put together - and there's online instructions for a second model to construct, too.
The pull-back motor is surprisingly strong, and will send this off at a good pace. Obviously there's no control there beyond pulling back and letting go, but younger kids, we can testify, adore setting up ridiculous stunts for it. Thankfully the Lego Grave Digger's design is tight enough that it doesn't break easily.
All in all a great buy, one that's cheap enough that you should probably buy the Lego Technic Monster Jam Max-D as well. You've got to have a race, right?!
This Lego Technic model summons the spirit of the classic muscle car, and is inspired by both the original 1970 Dodge Charger R/T and the Fast & Furious films. With just over 1,000 pieces, this is less involved than the likes of the Land Rover Defender.
That may be a downside or a benefit, of course, depending on your outlook; but it certainly makes it a lot cheaper. And overall, the design is thoughtful, sophisticated, and will produce a rush of nostalgia in any fan of the films, or just Americana in general.
Authentic features include moving pistons, suspension, steering system, air blower, and V8 engine. There are also some clear nods to the movies, in the form of two nitro bottles for extra power, a mini fire extinguisher, and a supercharger intake poking out of a cut-out bonnet.
And just to round things off nicely, there’s a display stand that lets you set the car up on its rear wheels, just like Dom did in the first part of the series. A great choice for anyone who lives their life a quarter mile at a time.