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  • 3.5
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  • December 20, 2016
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  • June 3, 2019
    Last Review
 
 
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 CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC
CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC
CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC
 
Posted:June 3, 2019
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Age: 45-54 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Parent
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Great set slightly let down
" This set has been sitting in a box collecting dust so one rainy day, I went looking for something relaxing to do and found this underneath some other sets saved for this scenario.
Everything positive to say about this set has already been stated by others giving 5 star reviews here so I won't re-visit them here except to say everyone at home has been admiring at the attention to detail and the beautiful lime highlights.
For me, the set too a bit longer to make because I had to go back, pull some of the construction apart and revisit a couple of steps as the instructions need a very keen set of eyes that pay extra attention to detail. When the vehicle is 40cm (15.75in) long, you can get slightly disoriented with everything coming together at times.
The cross sectional diagrams that are used to help the builder validate what is happening is helpful except for the crane part of the construction (part 2 of the set). On page 322 or step 138 of the crane set, the cross sectional diagram is simply wrong. I disassembled the parts 3 times before I realised that no matter how I pull it apart, QA what I was doing every step of the way, I cannot get the crane jaws to look like the cross section they were showing in the instructions. In the end, I left it the way the 3D views intended for it to be built and ignored the cross section completely.
There were also some instructions that could be more fine-tuned so that certain parts can be fitted prior to adding it to the larger components. In some places, these were the other way around and I found my fingers had to try to fit into difficult to reach spots so in the end, worked around the instructions to make the fittings easier to complete.
One final note I will add is that were appears to be a motor shaft underneath the front of the vehicle that doesn't appear to connect to anything. I assume it is there for future extension or if the builder wanted to add some other gimmick in front but I thought this could be better utilised in motorising the raising and lowering of the load fitted at the front of the vehicle.
All in all, apart from the confusing steps in some parts of the book and the completely wrong cross sectional diagram, it was a real pleasure to see it all come together in the end. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  Australia
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Parent
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Build Time:
16 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Challenging
Challenging
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
-2points
1of 4found this review helpful.
 
Posted:December 20, 2016
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Age: 45-54 years old
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Cute little accessory for my bag
" Extended the zipper head, this is lightweight and plastic so won't harm my leather bag.
I had mine engraved with my name on it for that extra personal touch.
The back does look unsightly as it is simply a screw going halfway through the 2x4 brick but when it's looped into the zipper right, that side rarely shows.
Perfect gift for the self professed lego fan, the lego fan that already has all of the sets she/he wants or the lego fan looking for an accessory as a statement for her/his other fashion accessories. "
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  Australia
Age: 45-54 years old
Gender:  Male
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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4 / 5
4 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+13points
14of 15found this review helpful.