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Best LEGO Technic Sets for Kids to Get Lost in Their Imaginations

Easily one of the most famous toys for children, LEGO is popular with children both young and old.

Even my husband loves to get his hands into a set and play around for a few hours with the kids. He says he’s doing it for the kids, but we both know it’s because he loves it too.

LEGO is simply amazing because it allows children to get infinitely creative during play time. One minute they could be building the biggest city imaginable, the next they could be flying through outer space on an out-of-this-world adventure.

In recent years, LEGO has been releasing the popular Technic sets. These are highly imaginative kits that are designed to build and operate like real-life objects, yet still hold the creative power of the original LEGO brick.

Some of the Best Lego Technic Sets That Your Kids Are Going to Love

With hundreds of Technic sets available, you may not know which one to get your child. However, I’ve done the hard work for you, narrowing the selection down to five of the best.

1. LEGO Technic 42040 Fire Plane Building Kit

To start with, I’ve chosen this awesome little Technic kit that will let your children take to the skies. My kids love this 578-piece set, made with a beautiful red and white color scheme, just like an actual emergency fire vehicle.

Even if there comes a playtime where your children don’t want to play with the fire airplane, they can simply rebuild it into a jet plane for more fun-filled, high-octane adventures.

​This fun-filled model is intricately detailed with an accurate 2-cylinder engine, large pontoons, and wing supports. There’s also a little truck for when the plane is grounded for refueling.

What's Great About It: In addition to the spinning propellers, this fire airplane remote control also has another hidden feature. By pressing the button, the airplane will release a collection of tiny water-styled LEGO bricks.

This means the plane can actually perform realistic water drops around your playroom. Just make sure you don’t step on them.

2. LEGO Technic Getaway Racer 42046 Building Kit

Next up, we’re moving back down to the ground for some exhilarating ground-floor racing fun. This dark and mysterious getaway racing car building set is packed full of features that your children will adore.

This unique set is designed to be a super engaging and stimulating building experience for your kids, and while it might provide a bit of a challenge, the result is worth it.

Once built, both you and your children (and your husband) will love the attention to detail that LEGO has put into this model.

From the flame graphics on the wheels to the skull-and-flame design on the main body, this is a car that’s built for action-packed, high-speed adventures.

Whether you’re using this car along with any other LEGO toys, playing with your kids' other toy cars or simply on its own, this car is designed to bring fun with it wherever it goes.

What's Great About It: To top off all these amazing features, this car has the ability to ride and drive on its own. There’s a built-in motor found in the heart of the car that relies on a strong pullback motion.

This means your children can pull back the car, winding up the motor and can then let it roar across your playroom floor or down the driveway.

3. LEGO Technic 42029 Customized Pick-Up Truck

This awesome 2-in-1 LEGO set is highly durable and ready to traverse any rugged playroom terrain it comes across, ready to rescue your child’s other toys.

The customized pick-up truck is full of features just waiting to be explored. I even had to have a go myself and had so much fun.

This truck just screams entertainment, from the huge wheels on the base, moving up to the fully-independent suspension function to the fully-operational tipping bed. There’s even a grill guard with a winch that actually works.

As you can see, there’s plenty of attention to the details of this truck, easily making it one of the most entertaining Technic sets that we’ve completed. You can also open and close the doors and use the front-wheel steering. That also makes this one of the most realistic Technic sets that I’ve ever seen.

What's Great About It: For your children, and your husband, if they love cars, you don’t have to stick with just the tow truck. With a few entertaining adjustments, you can fully covert this pickup truck into a fully-operational Forest Skidder, perfect for mixing up play time.

​4. LEGO Technic 42020 Twin-Rotor Helicopter Model Kit

Taking back off into the air again, this awesome Technic kit will let your children build a huge, twin-rotor helicopter with all the bells and whistles.

This is one of my favorites since you can redesign and rebuild the helicopter into a single-rotor version, perfect for all of your children’s air adventures around your home.

This is quite a simple design, but will still be a fair challenge to younger children, making this a great set when introducing your children to the Technic range.

Once built, each version of the helicopter sports a cool rescue theme and will work perfectly with your children’s existing toys, other Technic sets or for simply playing with on its own.

As you would expect from a LEGO set, all the rotors are fully-functional with spinning blades, a turning wheel, and an operational cargo door. The limits are infinite with this helicopter toy.

What's Great About It: What I love about this set is that the wheels on the base of the helicopter are connected to the spinning rotor. This means that when your children push the helicopter along the floor, the rotors will spin. This adds to the experience whether taking off or landing.

​5. LEGO Technic 42032 Compact Tracked Loader

Kids love construction toys. On top of all the entertainment factors, there are so many beneficial educational factors as well. Fueling your children’s imagination is such an important part of growing up, and playing with construction toys is one of the best ways to nurture this.

With this Technic set, you and your children can build a fully-operational compact tracked loader, complete with a huge moveable tipping bucket.

What’s more, there’s even a working grabber, working roof spotlights, a warning beacon, a rear-hinged boom mechanism, a workable gear lever and a realistic exhaust stack.

There’s just so much here to keep your children occupied and entertained; you won’t know what you ever did without it.

This is the perfect set to play alongside other Technic sets, with your children’s other toys, or on its own with other LEGO pieces.

What's Great About It: When winter time comes around, it’s possible that your children will see snow plows out on your road. This can inspire your children to convert the tracked loader into a fully-featured Snow Groomer toy, which is possible with this fun-filled set.

The Many Benefits of Buying a LEGO Technic Set

To some people, LEGO is just a toy that children play with, but in reality, they are so much more than that. There are so many benefits to playing with LEGO that are both amusing and educational.

Developing Motor Skills

LEGO Technic sets may seem quite challenging to children at first, but once they get the hang of what goes where, you can guarantee hours of entertainment.

When building these Technic sets, your children are actively developing their motor skills as well as their hand-eye coordination, a hugely beneficial trait to learn for now and later in life.

Enhancing Creative Thinking

What I love about these Technic sets is their ability to really nurture your child’s ability to think creatively.

Although there is a design that can be followed when building the sets, your children can use the pieces however they want, allowing them to design whatever comes to mind.

Practicing Social Skills

Although your children can play with LEGO on their own, it can also be a very social activity. Whether your children are playing together, with friends or with mom and dad, finding the right part for the right place requires teamwork.

Nurture Organizational Skills

LEGO sets come in a big box and one of the most exciting ways to play is by organizing all the pieces so your children can see exactly what they’ve got to play with.

By tipping out of the box and organizing all the parts into piles, your children won’t have to worry about not finding a piece and can concentrate on actually building their models.

Final Thoughts

With so many cognitive benefits and endless hours of entertainment, buying a LEGO set might be one of the best purchases you get for your children. Using the guide above, you can be sure that you’re making the right decision, giving your children a toy that they’ll love.

    Sandra Cobain
     
    Sandra is the head of content for BestForTheKids. When she's not busy crafting posts & researching about compelling content ideas, she can be spotted playing outdoors with her two adorable children.
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