Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniel13 Good set, but not as easy to build as I thought
I've been a fan of Lego City! It thought I'd try this set for Christmas to try and take the challenge of a Technic set. It drives great, and turns and even has a moving front loader and rear loader. Building it was hard in a few places. It was still fun to build just wasn't super easy as I thought because usually, it's easy to put legos together. I still recommend, just read the directions carefully. Another reason it was hard to build were that my thumbs were starting to hurt after putting and mashing pieces together in previous sets this week, especially the poky ones like gears, but still to build with legos.
26 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYCBRICK Awesome Set
I was in the mood for a quick-build Technic set with the intention of giving to my young sons to play with after... and luckily I picked the perfect set. It was a relatively quick build (for a Technic set - approx. 1.5 hours) with lots of detail and very sturdy construction. The playability factor is higher than I expected. You could purchase almost any pre-assembled metal or plastic Backhoe Loader and it wouldn't be this good. They have been playing with it for several days and I haven't had to re-assemble any parts (thankfully they aren't overly abusive with their toys). I highly recommend this set.
21 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LegoFan1973 A nice addition to the construction vehicle lineup
Wow, impressive model. The new mini Backhoe/Loader is quite impressive for its compact size. It is part of the new end of 2012 Technic lineup. It compares to its big brother, the 8069 Backhoe/Loader, except its smaller and while it has nearly all the functions as the 8069, for the price it is well worth it. All functions are there, all controlled by gear knobs for raising and tilting the front shovel, and raising/lowering and turning the angle of the rear backhoe shovel, including the steering which is controlled from the top of the cab. I immediately purchased it once it became available and I'll say it is worth it. Only thing that could have made it better is a set of stabilizer feet on the rear when using the back shovel and a set of slightly larger tires/rims on the rear of the vehicle, but for the price point these things can be overlooked. Definitely a must have for Technic fans and younger children and teens.
15 December 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by cossieboy mini backhoe loader
this is first technic model i've ever bought and it's brilliant, it took me about 2 hours to build while watching tv and it's very detailed, it also has lots of cool features i would highly recommend this set, and i will be buying more technic sets soon! 5*****
10 April 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by technicholas Great Value and fun
For $30 you can't go wrong with this well designed little back-hoe. The simple functions work very well, it looks good for its small size, easy yet interesting to build. This is a great model for young builders and anyone who is a lego fan.
11 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SELM15 Awesome Backhoe!
Let’s start off with the awesome value for money in this Technic Set! It's an awesome machine, and looks so real life. Just a shame it's my little sisters, not mine!! Awesome set though, gets the thumbs up from me!
07 May 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by liketobike3703 Great
I enjoyed building this backhoe. The mechanics are pretty comprehensive and simple to assemble. Great overall.
08 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarkEvoMutatedHero Nostalgia
This reminds me SOOO much of the Steam Shovel from the World Builder series. Anyone else remember it?
17 June 2013