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Great fun to build!,
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This review is from: LEGO Technic 9398: 4X4 Crawler (Toy)
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.