I enjoyed the build,didn't take as long as the recovery truck. Only problem was one of the cross pins that make up the elbow joint ,for the boom extension is the wrong one.instructions call for a dark grey pin with a blank spot 1/4 from the end. Because the surport pieces have a cross hole the hole length of the pin could't be ulitized,as needed. fortunaly I had extra from previous kits. I bought the power unit. It works well ,have to watch the action ,to stop each function before it hit the limt. There isn't any racheting if you over drive each function. But it look good and My grandson will have fun with it.
27 July 2014
This is my favorite Lego set
I always wanted an motorised Technic escavator when I was a little girl, but never got one because they were expensive.
So this was the first set I bought when I was an adult and earned my own money. Not THIS one, but it's "ancestor", who had a scoop instead of a claw.
It kept me busy for hours and I enjoyed playing with it afterwards... can you imagine; a grown woman playing around with a remote controlled escavator in her livingroom... it was a childhood dream come true!
In the later years, my husband and I have picked it apart and rebuilt it numberous times, just for fun. Poor thing is starting to get a bit worn, but I am sure it still has many years left.
I am a little bummed that my husband won't allow me to clean out the cats litterbox with it though.... ;-) But I sometimes use it to refill the cats dry food.
06 July 2014
Another tracked vehicle. More please!
The second crawler kit i have bought and although it isn't a remote one like the bucket excavator i bought last year it is still a nice kit.
Styling the same as the bucket one, and the scale is similar ( something i do like about lego)
Also looking forward to the new volvo wheeled loader that should be coming out soon.
25 May 2014
Nice addition to Technic construction machines
New "claw" elements are very interesting.
Nice intro model for Technic, great price.
I also purchased the optional power functions set to bring the model to life.
I wish Technic had models like this 30 years ago!
04 May 2014
This is one my favorite sets that I have gotten. With this being my frist "big" Lego Technic set i had a little trouble at the start of the build but it was very interesting building the gear box section. This set has many freatures some of which are rotating 360, raising and lowering the arm, grabing parts with the grapple, and the ability to be motorized.
not to many stickers
nice set for parts
easy to add your own attachments. I have a made a drill, saw, shears, and a bucket for mine.
able to motorize it
it is a little slow moving the arm with the gears
smaller than I would have liked
quite complicated for frist time Technic builds
can't do more than one thing with it at a time (Ex. opening the grapple and lowering the boom at the same time)
This is amazing set and would recommend to any Lego fan!
28 April 2014
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