After being announced in January, at the Toy Fair in Nuremberg (Spielwarenmesse), the LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 Excavator (42100) has finally be revealed with official photos and a definitive release date (October). This is the second set, after the LEGO Technic 4×4 X-treme Off-Roader (42099) released at the beginning of August, that can be played using the Control+ App (compatible with Apple iOS and Android smartphones).
This excavator, with 4,108 pieces is the largest and most advanced set ever created for the LEGO Technic line.
“We see our new Control+ App as a platform where we in the next many years have the opportunity to develop and deliver deeper and richer LEGO Technic play experiences with the physical model at the center, and we are happy to have Liebherr as a partner“, says Niels Hendrik Horsted, Marketing Director for LEGO Technic.
The LEGO Technic: Liebherr R9800 Excavator is powered by 2 Smart Hubs with 7 motors. This new system enables super-precise movement and functionality, while delivering endless authentic digital play combinations with authentic sound effects.
“The fact that the LEGO Group has developed the Liebherr R 9800 as a building set supports our motto “Exciting Technic” also in the small scale. The close focus on details and functionality of the model is really phenomenal. We are sure, that this model will not just be loved by LEGO fans but also by fans from our Industry” says Gregory Schuh, Marketing Manager for Liebherr Mining Excavators.