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 LEGO® Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box
LEGO® Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box
LEGO® Power Functions Rechargeable Battery Box
 
Posted:March 31, 2016
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Great quality battery, doesn't include necessities
" I've already purchased three of the non-rechargeable battery packs (88000, and they work great!), but I wanted something that would be more convenient to recharge (So I don't have to remove it from my model each time to replace the batteries).
Pros:
- It did seem to come pre-charged, though I don't know how much
- Definitely more powerful than the 88000
- The 7 phase power dial is really useful
- It may be more expensive than the 88000, but in the long run it will be worth it as you won't need to purchase more AAA batteries
Cons:
- The LED's are in different spots from the 88000 (See pics), which make it annoying to see it's current status on sets
- NO CHARGER (Continued below... )
I design custom trains for my collection and I'm always looking for ways to improve them, and this battery is a must for anyone who needs just that.
(Continued:) I'd love to give the battery itself a full 10/10 as it stands tall with Lego's stamp of quality, but then a 0/10 for how poorly it was listed on this site, from the sheer lack of information, to the missing but simple necessity: a power supply.
The description for the 8878 Battery made it sound like the power supply wasn't needed (Either included or was a common voltage), so I figured I'd have one at home or would be able to buy one locally and save money on shipping: that didn't work. The battery requires an odd voltage wall charger of 10v 700ma, which wasn't listed on this site... I didn't have one, no store locally had one, and the final annoyance with this whole ordeal, was on the instructions: as it ACTUALLY STATES "Only use an original LEGO transformer to recharge the battery"...
I have never been more disappointed with a purchase from the Lego site in my entire life, I should have read the reviews... I would have still bought this item if it was $20 more and included the charger, now it will be twice that and more to order it...
The entire product (8878) is essentially useless until you buy the wall charger for it, which is ALREADY overpriced for a wall charger. It's going to be a long while before I can order the wall charger, and all that time I won't even be able to use this expensive battery...
I don't like writing negative reviews, believe me, I am writing this because I want Lego to improve, to do even better. I've been a builder my entire life and will continue to promote Lego as the best toy builder in the world! "
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From: Kitchener
From:  Canada
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
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