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on 28 March 2014
Positives:
- Impressive model inc. full working r/c 4-WD drive-train, working live axle suspension, and 4 wheel steering.
- The drive motors are housed on each axle unit, rather like modern trains and electric cars and this lowers the centre of gravity a bit and puts more weight directly onto the wheels. Very stable.
- One large steering servo motor is housed centrally and steers both ends.
- Doors open and the on/off switch is accessed here. The truck body lifts to access battery box (6 x AA)
- Good battery life.
- The remote control works well and the system is simple, but effective. Forward / back and left right, as is the usual.
- The wheels have Technic axles and 3 pins for extra strength in the wheel hub-axle connection.
- "Reasonable" value, you get 1327 parts and a few left over.
- Lots of new components too inc. NEW servo motor for the rack / pinion steering.
-You also get the remote control gear which is useful and some of the largest wheels currently available. Very responsive remote control.
-I thought the instructions were good and it's built as modules, as you might expect, and this works well.
- It climbs well and only slippery surfaces defeat it. See online videos for info.
- It's relatively durable, a 5 yr old used it under supervision and didn't break it, yet.
- The suspension is springy and it works well.
Negatives:
- A bit slow: but it is crawler, not a dune buggy! (You could change the gearing on the portal gears (web search this term!) - perhaps for more speed?)
- Boring alternative "samey" lorry model?
- Truck body / shell is a bit flimsy - opportunity for upgrade though if in the mood.
- £ per brick some might see this as expensive, depending on when you buy it.
Less able builders might need some extra patience or help in places, as usual. Overall, I'd recommend this model- all the family will want a go and it should give a few hours of fun and more
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on 31 July 2013
If you own a cat, you need to get one of these. They absolutely hate it.

Also fun to build!
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on 31 December 2012
My 10 yr old son had this for christmas and he and his dad built it a few days after he got it, some parts are complicated but he and his dad had loads of fun building it. It seems very solid and can be driven over lots of things we have built an adventure course for it out of all sorts of things which has given both my oon & Oh hours of fun. It was a bit pricey but happy with it so far, hope lego bring out some more RC models, its been quite educational too as has helped our son learn about suspension and how gears etc. work.
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on 18 January 2014
Obviously this kit is pretty expensive. However, it is the best Lego Technic kit I've seen so far. The mechanical details like differential gear boxes and the servo based 4 wheel steering are great. It is faster to assemble than some of the less expensive Lego Technic models like the helicopter which could be regarded as a disadvantage. The killer advantage of this model over models like the helicopter is that the result is great fun to play with as a remote control car rather than something that is basically static and more for looking at.
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on 12 January 2014
Big present bought for eldest for Xmas - he's obsessed with all things like this and has the unimog and other lego technics already. Built in 4 hours, already modified it by adding another motor and plays with it daily. Great present for focussed technological builders!
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 13 November 2012
I've just completed building this lego model - it's been great - there's so much detail in this kit...I recently built the lego digger 8043 and that was all about the gears and the digging mechanism, whereas this one has a more simple mechanical set up but the attention to detail is awesome - for instance, the front end (the grille) has nearly half of 1 instruction booklet dedicated to it - it would have been easy for the lego designers to make one bespoke part that clips on the front and that looks like a grille, but instead it is made up of lots of little pieces.

I would say that this set has been more enjoyable to build than the digger and took about the same amount of time...

It's not fast in movement, but it is very strong, with 2 drive motors (1 in the front, 1 in the back) and will climb over most obstacles - the range of movement of the chassis is quite something too - each front and back section is independent of the middle section and has a large amount of suspension travel.
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on 6 October 2012
Bought this for my 8 year old who loves it, need some help to put it together, of course. Does well crawls up small steps doesn't go too fast and he gets lots of fun out of it.
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on 13 September 2013
2 day build for a very competent 10 year old lego addict. My 14 yr old son was jealous.

Shows how a differential gear is built, so opens up their engineering minds. As a sideline, I noticed after he built this, he went back to other technic kits and started hacking his own creations.
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on 19 December 2014
It's a great monster truck. It has lots of power, great suspension travel for climbing over tall obstacles, low center of gravity due to low motor/servo placement, 4-wheel drive and 4-wheel steering. It's lots of fun to build and drive.
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on 20 January 2014
Wow this is amazing. Couldn't be better really - a truly excellent product and everything you'd expect from the Lego brand
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