Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 21
Rated 4 out of 5 by birohead Great Mining Set
This is a great value set. Its in the mid-price range but you get two good vehicles and two mini figures with lots of accessories. The truck is very detailed with a great color scheme, however the bed runs a little close to the ground, especially when loaded. The excavator is a very good model, with positive action on the arm and turntable. It feels like a robust model that would squash any cars that got too close. The only issues are what another reviewer said: it should be on tracks rather than wheels, and it's impossible to get it on and off the trailer without making it fly away. Apart from that, I think this is a great set.
14 September 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by DJNeo84 Drillin' for my pot of gold!
This excavator set is an great set not only for mining, however for any construction jobs that you need. This set is easy to build, great to stare at and fun to play with. Love the interchangeable drill and bucket for the excavator. The truck itself is perfect, along with the colour scheme that is used. It's a really worthy set to own, but I have a few disappointing comments. The first is that most excavators don't use wheels but are on tracks and there is no realistic method of having the excavator come off the trailer without simply plucking it off or modifying it to do so. Despite that it's a set you must buy as it seems hard to get these new mining sets in stores. A must buy, cheers!
20 August 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by LegoCityFan13 AWESOME SET
Excuvator: big and realisic. Easy to build. sturdy and it rotates too.
Truck: detailed and really easy to build. sturdy,
Flatbed Trailer: the easyest part. also sturdy. nothing much to say about it since i only had a little bit of parts to put on to it.
Rocks: the 2 rocks can be split in half. little gold studs inside. comes apart easyily and snaps back on easyily.
Minifigures: set comes with two minifigs. a truck driver and a miner. however the miner is really comman and it is almost in every mining set.
Other: when you put the excuvator on the trailer of the truck, it forces he trailor down alittle bit so you might hear or feel a light scrape when playing with it on carpet. Otherwise it's a good set!
26 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniel13 Completely new
I waited all June 2012 to buy this with mining 4x4. Her's my review,
Truck: This piece of the set is just cool lookin. The green is great and so are the mining stickers. You even have a coffe mug in the cab.
Trailer: Nice en long and the excavator fits well. It store tools like dynamite and a pickaxe. If you notice, there's also orange lights on the side. Two problems exist though, when turning it makes wide turns and with when attached to truck you can't cross the 7936 level crossing.
Excavator: Alot of yellow like most construction machines. It rotates a perfect 360 degrees. The stripes on the back are amazing detail and I really like the arm with attachable drill and shovel.
minifigures: All-new faces and printing.
03 August 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by cactus great addition to construction site or mine
thsi set is good. comes with a long flatbed trailer, and the digger itself is sturdy and big.
-lots of playability IF USED ALONGSIDE OTHER SETS on its own its slightly boring
-as expressed in other reviews the digger does have to fly to get on the trailer, but i dont mind a bit of imagination now and then!
-the trailer skims the carpet because its too low. that could be improved.
-doesnt have much playability on its own , but with other sets its cool.
good set as an addition with others.
08 April 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ScottAH great set
The set is of a nice Tractor Trailer and a Wheel Excavator and accessories. both truck and Excavator feel nice and sturdy! and are fairly easy to put together. Very accurate to real world vehicles! except the truck and trailer would have "Wide Load" on their bumpers..
as mentioned before tracks would have been cool for the excavator! And the only real disappointment I have is that the trailer bed is one solid piece.
15 February 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Good set, limited possibilities?
We bought this for my four year old son who was able to build it with some help; we give the relevant pieces to him for each page of the instruction booklet.
It's a fantastic build and both the lorry and the digger/driller look great (I think the hauling truck would benefit from a lights board at the rear for running without the trailer but that is somewhat pedantic).
In play, my son initially did have some difficulty disconnecting and reattaching the removable drill and scoop but has got the hang of it well enough. I have also noticed that the lorry itself does not get that much use, compared with the digger; once the digger is in place, where would it need to be transported? But maybe in the future my son will invent new and exciting places that require the presence of the digger...
- Great build, good looking models
- Two smart-looking minifigs
- Good play potential for the digger, especially when combined with the Mine itself
- Good value
- Nice accessories
- Limited play potential for the lorry itself?
05 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by ThatGuyYouSawEarlier Great set but the digger is a bit strange
This set has an awesome truck with a nice flatbed piece. The minifigs are good too
- The digger. It looks a little strange and lacks good elements...
I would recommend this set for the lorry and the minifures
27 May 2014