Lego has developed a new mining set, a fully operational bucket wheel excavator.
Launched at the International Toy Fair in Germany, the fully motorised set – part of the Technic range – has close to 4000 pieces and comes with a small dump truck as part of the package.
It is able to tram around on a working track – albeit slowly – and has an operational conveyor and moveable discharge conveyor system.
It can also reportedly be rebuilt into a processing plant.
The set, which has no release date as yet for Australia, is valued at approximately $460.
This is not the first mining focused set Lego has developed, having previously released a number of working excavators, dump trucks, mobile cranes, and LHDs as well as an entire gold mine.
Shell also created a massive Lego model of its Prelude FLNG ship, whilst Arrow Energy used Lego models to demonstrate how its CSG operations worked.
Watch the video below to see the Lego BWE in action.