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42100-1 Liebherr R 9800

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Liebherr R 9800

Liebherr R 9800 is LEGO set 42100-1. It has a score of 90. This is good compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 7 reviews, based on 5 scored reviews and 10 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 7.99% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2019, and it is categorised in Technic.

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Recommendations

Recomended 70%

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A review is considereded a recommendation when its score is above the reviewers median score or if it's explicitly said so in the review. Read more in our article about recommendations.

Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for Technic in 2019 is 0.13. PPP for this set is 0.11, which is better.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as Technic. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPP is a guide, not a rule, and affected by the type of parts included. A set containing small generic parts generally have better PPP than one containing larger specialized parts.

Price Per Minifig (PPM)

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We do not currently know how the average price per minifig for this set compares to other sets.

All prices are in $USD, adjusted for inflation. This set is compared to other sets categorised as Technic. Read more about this in our article about price comparisons.

PPM only takes the number of minifigs into account and discards everything else. It's a guide, not a rule.

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

amazon.com Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

Blocks Magazine Recommendation: yes 93 / 100 → 93 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: yes 4.4 / 5 → 88 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.4 / 5 → 88 / 100

Sariel's LEGO Workshop Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 → 80 / 100

Unscored reviews

The Brothers Brick Recommendation: yes

Rebrickable Recommendation: yes

New Elementary Recommendation: yes

Brickset News Recommendation: meh

Brickset News Recommendation: yes

Set information

Set ID: 42100-1
Name: Liebherr R 9800
Parts: 4108

Retail price (USD):
Original: 449.99
Inflation adjusted: 449.99

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.11
Inflation adjusted: 0.11

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 from 1 review

Honestly, I wasn't expecting the set to be so large or heavy but I suppose for the price it ought to be. Took a bit to get it together but it's such a cool project.

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Blocks Magazine

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Recommendation: yes 93 / 100

42100 Liebherr R 9800 Excavator was reviewed in issue 63 of Blocks Magazine.

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Recommendation: yes 4.4 / 5 from 3 reviews

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LEGO

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Recommendation: meh 4.4 / 5 from 70 reviews

I was stunned to see the size of the box and its weight. I sorted all the bags by number and started the build. It was great to build, but you have to look very carefully at the instructions as some are a little vague as to parts placement. I loved the play aspect and the new control system works great. As said before look very carefully at the instructions. Thanks, guys for a great build. Would love to see the Liebherr dump truck for mining.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 70 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Sariel's LEGO Workshop

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Recommendation: meh 4 / 5 by Paweł Kmieć

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The Brothers Brick

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Recommendation: yes by Alexander

LEGO Technic 42100 Liebherr R 9800 Excavator brings the whole LEGO Technic theme to a brand new level. The possibilities of the Powered Up motors and smart hubs and the functionality of the Control+ smart app are simply mind-blowing. I guess this is the first LEGO set I'm reviewing that I didn't get bored playing with.

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Rebrickable

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Recommendation: yes by TobyMac

If it's in your budget: Go for it. If not for the model, it's a good way to get a lot of new motors and hubs, along with a load of parts. If not: Hope for a good discount.

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Recommendation: yes by Tim Johnson

The Liebherr R 9800 is a robust-looking and thoroughly detailed toy that is not only a true joy to look at and behold, but also the uttermost fun to play and experiment with. This set demonstrates the almost endless possibilities of the new Powered Up System. [...] Because it is unparalleled in the Technic line-up I highly recommend it, if you can get over the steep price.

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Brickset News

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Recommendation: meh by Huw

42100 Liebherr R 9800 is a big, beautiful and expensive set. But, it's entirely dependent on the smartphone app which will not please everyone, and may well give many a reason not to buy it. However, I believe it was absolutely the right direction for LEGO to take its technology platform because it opens up so many possibilities.

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Brickset News

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Recommendation: yes by martiniman

In my opinion you get a great looking model, a decent building experience, awesome hardware (bricks, motors and hubs) and great value for money. The half baked playing experience with the app invites you to craft a real good working controller yourself, and if you get that working, it even open ups the great world of Mindstorms like robots in an even more serious way. On an Arduino or Microbit you can code in C++ or Micro Python instead of LEGO's own crappy visual block programming.

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