Rated 5 out of 5 by striderag A Technological Marvel
This is the most amazing LEGO I have ever built. The detailed design is an engineering wonder. This vehicle contains about 130 gears, showing just how complex the functioning mechanisms are. After finishing building it, everything works exactly as it should. One motor operates all of the motorized functions, five in all. This is accomplished through a number of very complicated gear boxes. The truck rolls and steers manually, but even that works beautifully and smoothly. There are a number of fun smaller details, such as opening doors, reclining seats, adjustable headrests, adjustable steering wheel, and an engine with working pistons.
When building it, you must pay very close attention to every detail, including the color of the part you are using. It is sometimes difficult to see the difference between black and dark gray on the instructions. Inspect and operate each small assembly as you go. This will help prevent backtracking or disassembling later when something doesn't work correctly.
This a very challenging build, but if you are up to it, is well worth it.
24 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BayernLEGO its been a very long time
i used to play a lot with LEGO in my childhood, many years ago. now with my kids being in the same age i used this opportunity to get my inner child out, so i purchased this crane and a used Tow Truck (8285, in pieces of course) for myself. this crane is amazingly awesome. Took me about 8 hours to put together.
yes there are things which could be improved, but it is a toy. i recommend this crane to anyone who likes a bit of a challenge
the instruction book, yes only one book, is easy to understand. the gearing on this is insane, but works perfectly.
so if you think you don't want to spend this much money, think again, because you get an amazing toy
29 December 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Yanman Fun Build
This was my second Lego build after nearly a 20 year break and I had a lot of fun!
Legos have change quite a bit!
Anyway, I would have rated this product higher if it were not for the issue with the outrigger feet. Due to the size and weight of this set the gears and motor don't have the strength to fully extend the outrigger feet. To get them to fully extend you have to help them along.
Other than that I have had no issues with this set.
Thank you Lego for helping me find my creative side again.
28 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fivepoints21 The best large scale technic set so far.
I love this set for the fact that it has great playability and the great power functions in it. The first thing that I would like to hit on is that it is massive but the size is proportional. The second thing that I will hit on is that the directions are very straight forward and not confusing at all. The third thing that I will hit is that the power functions is what makes this set the best because without those power functions you would not have great playability that you have with them. And from a custom moc builder prospective the frame from this truck can be used in many different ways along with the crane part is ready to go if you want to make it into a stationary crane or a crawler crane.
24 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by robbie09 Lego Technics
Brought as a present for my son.his 1st Technics . A great model that kept him occupied for hours assembling and now giving hours of fun playing. A great model from Lego.well done
10 December 2015