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Well priced Technic set
on 5 May 2014
This was a gift for my son who is big into lego but growing up and keen to try more challenging builds and move beyond the normal lego.
The instructions are clear and well laid out, and also include the build details if you want to buy the Power Functions Motor Set.
You can also re-build it into a Tracked Tractor if you get bored with the Excavator (I have tried both and prefer the initial build but it's nice to have a choice) It is a bit smaller size wise than some of the previous excavator sets.
It does take a while to build (around 700 parts in total) though more experienced Lego builders should not have any major problems. Age wise I think Lego have it about right but a keen 7/8 year old with patience will be fine with a little help.
It's a nice step up for Lego fans who want the try the Technic range, once completed the Excavator is quite impressive it's a nice model even without the motor kit added.
Price wise I think good value for what you get, one of the better ones to try for newer Technic builders. My son's very happy with the excavator and it went down very well for a birthday present. Recommended