Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4 out of 5 by AuburnZero Fun and versatile
I always enjoy Legos. This kit was given to me for Christmas by my wife, as a stocking stuffer. I had fun putting it together and especially liked the simple but effective off-roading suspension. The one thing I disliked was that both models the kit makes produced vehicles that sat very high on their suspension. I suppose this might have been necessary in order to make the two versions easily interchangeable with the suspension rig. Still, I made my own vehicle out of pieces mostly taken from this kit, but also a few from the big formula-one racer kit. See the pictures.
03 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by klockomaniak Best for start!
Very small but nice set. Building doesn't take long but the fun of it for sure. Car have a nice suspension, each wheel have its own so it really works like the real one. And the price for this is good.
I'd recommend it for sure for all:from Technic beginners to experts.
30 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by FanOfTechnic Nice little vehicle
Today I had the fun of building this with my son. He is much younger than the recommended age but we both like building it together.
This is the 3rd mini vehicles we own. The others are 8065 (mini container truck) and 9390 (mini tow truck). Unlike those sets where you play with rotating the black gear to activate functions, this one you just drop gently from a little height and see that it safely lands due to the spring action. The spring action is provided by rubber bands and not parts with real springs as can be seen in some of the larger technic sets. But this is meant for smaller kids and they will have fun bouncing the off-roader.
Next thing I like about this set is, unlike the other two models mentioned above, this reuses part of the build for model B. This should introduce the concept of designing modular components so that only some modules can be redesigned while others are reused. The bottom module is reused while the top module is rebuilt. These two modules are connected with a single axle which is brilliant (note, this is for small kids) helping them to start thinking along those lines.
Overall a cool set. Definitely for smaller kids. Or if you like collecting all the technic sets, then this wouldn't hurt. I am hoping to get the Unimong and/or 4x4 Crawler and if I do, I can show my son the more realistic behavior of those and compare how similar suspension effect is achieved using rubber bands in this simplified model.
One last word: I rated the build difficulty as "very easy" from my perspective. But from a 7 yr old which is the minimum recommended age, it would be challenging or very challenging. 10+yrs could find it easy.
09 September 2013