LEGO Technic summer 2022 set prices and release date confirmed

Both of this summer’s brand new LEGO Technic sets are finally listed on the official online store, revealing their prices and release date.

Initially revealed through a Taiwanese LEGO catalogue, and then later confirmed through the Play Zone section of LEGO.com, 42144 Material Handler and 42145 Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter will both join the LEGO Technic line-up on August 1, 2022, alongside a huge batch of sets across themes including Star Wars, Marvel and more.

The smaller of the two sets, 42144 Material Handler, includes 835 pieces and will retail for £104.99 in the UK, $149.99 in the US and €119.99 in Europe. Combining manual and pneumatic functions, the final build stands some 33cm tall, 40cm long and 17cm wide, and packs in a movable arm, grapple, an elevating operating cab and steering.

42145 Airbus H175 Rescue Helicopter, meanwhile, consists of 2,001 parts and will set you back £179.99 in the UK, $209.99 in the US and €209.99 in Europe. For your money, you’ll also get a motor to power the chopper’s spin rotor and tail, retractable landing gear, winch and spinning engine, and control its rotor speeds. Manual functions include opening doors and the ability to control the pitch of the rotor blades.

Neither of these sets is currently available to pre-order, which means there’s unfortunately no opportunity to take advantage of the current double VIP points promotion. You’ll be able to buy them online and in-store from August 1.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

One thought on “LEGO Technic summer 2022 set prices and release date confirmed

  • 30/06/2022 at 13:30
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    I mean, I really want the material handler so I’m eventually going to buy it, but $149.99 for 835 pieces is absurd. Do technic sets with pneumatic functions usually have this high of a markup?

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