Top positive review
Very well designed
on 6 January 2014
Took my son (nearly 10yrs) most of Christmas Day to make it. The fact that he *chose* to spend most of Chrismas Day making it is a definite endorsement that its an interesting and engaging bit of kit.
Incidentally, as it happens we did own the optional-extra motor kit. This is worthwhile. The Excavator gives you 3 gear levers to engage different operations (2 for the excavator arm, and the 3rd to close the grab arms) - all powered from a single shaft. Hence if you add a single motor, these gear levers let you operate all 3 functions from the 1 motor.