The new LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100) was revealed at the 2019 Nuremberg Toy Fair but there were no images of the set until the Bauma 2019 convention last week. At that event, LEGO showed off their new flagship Technic set that will be available on August 1. The 4,108 piece Liebherr R 9800 will be utilizing a new CONTROL+ system that allows multiple functions to work simultaneously using seven motors. There’s no word on the price in US dollars but it was reported that it costs 449.99€ in Germany.
LEGO Technic introduces CONTROL+ as a new smart device connected way of controlling the LEGO Technic products. CONTROL+ uses new electronic components and a free, linked app to give children and adults an even more authentic play experience. CONTROL+ allows realistic multi-function control plus a range of other options, including programming several simultaneous motion sequences for the models. The app also displays data feedback from the model. LEGO Technic CONTROL+ can be experienced for the first time from 1 August 2019 with the replica of the Liebherr R 9800, one of the largest excavators in the world. The LEGO Technic model consists of more than 4000 parts, seven motors and two smart hubs, and can perform several movements at the same time. “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 on this first set, says Niels Hendrik Horsted, Marketing Director for LEGO Technic. At Liebherr the team is also excited about the new model: “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.