Following images appearing in a LEGO Taiwan catalogue and having been added to the Building Instructions database, two new LEGO Technic 2022 summer sets have now been officially revealed. Although we’re still waiting for an announcement from the LEGO Group regarding 42144 Material Handler and 42145 Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter, images of both sets have now been added to LEGO.com.
The sets appear in the Play Zone section of the site, as well as multiple images of 42144 Material Handler and 42145 Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter and basic descriptions, but no confirmed prices or release dates as of the time of this writing.
Previous reports stated that 42145 Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter would include 2,001 pieces for €199.99. The set’s description lists a spin rotor, tail rotor, retractable landing gear, cowlings, hoist and spinning engine, but it’s not known at this point if those will require an additional powered upgrade. 42144 Material Handler is rumoured to feature 835 pieces for €99.99 and boasts pneumatic pumps and tubes to power the vehicle’s various functions.
Both 42144 Material Handler and 42145 Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter are rumoured to be releasing in August. As soon as we have official information on pricing, piece counts and a release date, we’ll post more details.