Gamepad control for LEGO Technic 42099 & 42100 with BrickController 2

The LEGO Technic 42100 Liebherr R 9800 and the 42099 X-Treme Off-Roader both have their dedicated control app called Control+. Although the app offers a lot of exciting possibilities it cannot be customized and some people (like) me prefer physical control over a touchscreen. The great BrickController 2 app solves this issue, you can use a gamepad that is compatible with your phone and control the LEGO vehicles!

BrickController 2 is available for Android and iOS as well.

For the control with my iPad I am using a Steelseries Nimbus controller.
For Android I am using an Ipega PG-9025 Bluetooth controller.

You can find my settings below for both models.





  1. could I use the Nintendo Switch pro?

  2. Are both, the trigger buttons (L1, R1) and the shoulder buttons (L2, R2) pressure-sensitive? Or is proportional control of the crawler tracks only possible in forward direction?

    • Yes, both of them offer proportional control. The travel is pretty short so it does not offer a very precise control but in this case the excavator is not a race car either 🙂

      • Thank you. In this case I will have to find a controller that is Android compatible and offers two sets of pressure-sensitive switches. The Steelseries Nimbus is unfortunately Apple/Mac compatible only. Currently I am using a PS4 controller.

        • Alternatively you can rearrange the controls to assign some boom/stick movements to the trigger/shoulder buttons, since the travel is pretty long with the actuators you don’t really need proportional control with the joysticks.

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  4. Thanks a lot for this blog post. having a lot of fun using my 42100 and 42099 with a gamepad. i use an gamepad for my iphone i bought years ago (T1 eSport Contour) and haven’t use a lot so far. finally it will get used 😉

  5. Hi,
    great idea!
    I wonder, if you can recommend a controller/gamepad working on Android and iOS. I would like to use a controller on an Android phone and sometimes on an iPhone as well. Any suggestions about what contoller might support it and is still available like on Amazon?

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