6th Day of Construction Gifts: Lego Technic Liebherr R 9800 is a highly detailed, remote control replica model excavator

If you want to give the equipment-crazed person in your life a gift that will keep on giving for quite some time, consider this incredible new Liebherr R 9800 Lego Technic set.

With 4,108 pieces and seven motors on board, this R 9800 is a highly-detailed replica model of Liebherr’s real life mining excavator. Not only do you get the fun of putting this thing together, but once its built you can control from the Lego Technic Control+ app on your smartphone.

Here’s a list of the remote control functions the Lego R 9800 is capable of through the app:

Drive forward; reverse; steer; rotate superstructure; extend, raise and lower the boom; open and tilt the bucket; and get model feedback such as boom and superstructure position, power usage and drive distance.

Plus, the app features one-touch functionality that allows you to use drag patterns to control the boom, arm and bucket. You can also build your own complex actions by having the app record the movements you make with the model to create pre-set sequences.

The Lego Technic Liebherr R 9800 measures more than 15 inches high, 25 inches long and 10 inches wide. It is $450 at Amazon.