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Not as good I as hoped it would be
on 25 June 2015
I just thought I would write a review for someone who does not have a lot of lego and just wants a kit to build and play with. The Unimog is quite pricey but the functionality is quite limited with the finished model. Compared to the Excavator/Volvo set the Unimog does not come with remote control and only has one motor. Also the gearing of the winch and the arm is too slow. I had to buy new gear wheels to improve the speed of the winch and the turning of the arm. When the model was built and I was showing it off the speed of both turning is quite disappointing and you can see the disappointment in the faces of the people watching.
The pneumatic arm is also a bit of a disappointment, yes it is a technical marvel and it is nice to learn about these things but it is jerky and the claw at the end does not always work. Even when re-routing the tubes the claw was slow to work. ( I am not just someone who follows instructions I try and think for my self and improve once it is finished).
I have the 8043 Excavator also and the build is more fun and there are more motors and a remote control. So combined I think I will be able to make the Volvo set.
Overall wanted to be 5 stars about it cause I spent so much money but only 3 stars being honest .