Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 43
Rated 4 out of 5 by WarriorCat Okay add-on
My sister got this for her old Excavator 8294, so I am reviewing it.
This is a good helper for a large set. the spider gears were not really needed, and the lights were kind of stupid and useless (not bright enough). Probably the best part about this set is the switch, which is in dire need when the battery box is in an undesireable place, such as the Excavator or 8265 Front Loader or even the old off-roader. Overall, since the only parts you really need are the motor, battery box and switch, you could save money by ordering those seperately. However, the set means well, and can help sets whose hydraulics or so forth take forever to operate.
22 August 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by megamindstorm101 Great add on too the excavator
I bought this kit with the excavator I bought and this is a great little set. Also considering it comes with a couple nice peices like the UJs and clutch it is a good set. The new lights are great and the motor works just fine. I am actually thinking that I should buy another motor, remote, and ir tower so that I can do a little rc. With the lights and switch from this set you can make almost any technic model with the gear switch feature (you spin one gear to do two functions) motorized. I had great fun with this and I definately reccomend it to anyone getting into power functions or if you have the excavator:telahandler
07 January 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by JacobTurnham Lego Power Functions
After buying Lego set 8053 I decided to buy Lego Power Functions.
I did this as it was recommended in the back of the instruction booklet. As there are simple instructions and Lego site videos showing how to use the Power Functions and simple instructions from set 8053 it was easy to install them into the set. I believe that the price for the set was fair and was not a rip off. I highly recommend this set to any Technic fan or advanced Lego builder. I have also purchased add ons that are able to connect to the power functions I have.
Check out my other reviews for more information on different power functions.
08 June 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Xena This set is a very good set for people who are just advancing into the LEGO powerfunctions mania because it is very easy to implement to your LEGO models. Also, it is a good variant for you to buy powerfunctions without giving out money for a whole set for just playing around with the powerfunctions.
But: Now you must be wondering why I marked "Value for Money" with one brick. Simple: While I pay in Switzerland 70sfr. for the set, (about 85 US-dollars!!!!!!!) people in the US pay 30 bucks for it. I find outrageous that we have to pay almost three times the amount than Americans. Already last spring I had to pay 140 dollars more than in the US for the 10196 carousel!!!
But all in all it's a great set.
21 March 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by NxtNXTnxT Makes the excavator 10 times better
Despite being a little pricey for just one motor, adding this set to the lego technic excavator makes the play experience 10 times better. The set comes with a couple of universal joints and cogs which are useful for controlling linear actuators on models like the excavator. The excavator is slow and boring to operate without this set, so it is definately worth buying. The telescopic handler however is not much better with or without this set, as the telescopic boom raises and lowers slowly either way.
05 February 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flub7 Don't Need A Technic
These were made to go with Technic sets but... I found out you don't need one. I bet you could make these work with any set (maybe). For Christmas 09 I got this and the Midi scale Star Wars Melenium Falcon. I realized there was enough space inside to wire the lights in. I made them fit perfectly (After moving some pieces). Now the inside lights up and gives the ship a more realistic look (I guess you could by the lights seperatly if you feel the need to try this)>
26 December 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by Moore202 Coolest add-on in like forever
Ok I said challenging because well if you arent adding it specificly to that set with instructions it gets kinda hard but if you have the set like the excavator or the emerald nite (it still works with the smaller motor and the regular battery box just not as fast!!!) and the all the other big technic sets so if you want to motorize any other sets I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS!!!!
switch and the Gears
BIG battery box
02 January 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by FryBubble Enter Power Functions
This kit is a great way to become familiar with Power Functions, especially if you are used to the old 9V motors. The motor itself is the so-called "medium" motor. It's a little more powerful than a mini motor and takes up less space. It is a bit difficult to attach to your model, however. The battery pack is nice, and I like that it lights up when the power's on. The polarity switch is handy, and the LED lights are really nice. My general complaint with the kit is that it comes with only a few extra parts and basically no instructions. I would add a whole compliment of gears and an instruction book like 8721 and 8735 had. It'd also be nice if it came with an extension cable. But it does come with a few of those new 3-stud UV joints, and they're nifty. Overall, this is a good product if you already have lots of gears on hand and can use them well.
25 December 2008