It seems like to get a Technic set of any substantial size costs hundreds of dollars. It's kind of insane. Technic is marketed as "educational". Sometimes I wonder if The LEGO Group is assuming all parents who value educational toys are loaded.
I realize LEGO can be pricey in general, for various reasons. But whether you measure it by weight in plastic or number of pieces, does being Technic or Education make sets more expensive on average?
Of course we have to take into account when a set has a motor or other electrical parts, but I've seen sets that are all plastic, seeming to be priced above average, possibly just because they have a lot of gears and other "machine" parts.