"I am assuming this is the MK44 of Tony's Iron Man suits because the comics included shows the Iron Man figure is the MK43 but down to the review, this is my first ever Marvel Super Heroes set and I am very delighted to have this added to my growing collection of Lego, I love the Hulkbuster suit and and Minifigures as well, I bought this primarily because Iron Man and Hulk are my favorites in the Marvel universe, then you have Ultron in his Prime version, very cool set."
"I bought it primarily because of the B-Model which I think is very cool for a set this size, it's very cool and I think follows a race car's basic design by stripping the components and just keeping the driver's seat. Size wise its big, I love the V8 piston engine on it, working rear differential and the low slung overall look. As a B-Model it has some problems mainly because it will rely on the pieces from the main model, gaps from the floor and the rear body not connected to the chassis but those are easy fixes granted one has an abundance of spare parts. I like it how Lego played on the chassis and the hand of God steering by creating two separate layers for the main body platform, Best recommended for starters, playability wise its very playable."
"I got this set 10220 late last year as a gift for myself, at the time it was backordered but the long wait was well worth it! Built it on a Saturday afternoon just as most of big builds would undertake, very fantastic set it screams 60's down to the interior everything you would expect from a VW camper van of the time period are immaculately transformed to Lego bricks, oh the rear engine too! The piece of orange fabric made to simulate the van's "sleeper" top also adds to the coolness factor, either you play it or display it this set just looks awesome, I bought because I like German vehicles like this one and the other German inspired set being my two Unimogs, thats another story.
I couldn't complain that much for this set, the overall design very accurate, there's just two little and very forgivable things about this set that I will address on this review:
- it's not 4WD, not really the 4WD you will expect from a Technic set as this is not, the pair of wheels are bolted by a Technic 2M connector and that limits the set's playability. I modified mine so the wheels can move independently. - The underbody is somewhat empty, this has been an issue I kind of noticed with the brick sets I have bought from Lego, very minor and be easily fixed by filling it with bricks and plates to reinforce the set's underbody structure
So will I recommend it still? YES definitely! Lego did a great job in recreating the T1 Camper Van."
"I got this set last year as part of Lego shopping frenzy and I am very particular about this set because Lego has built hot rod sets before and I haven't had one. Down to the review, its a cool set V-6 piston engine, the choice of color plus its a convertible, not really a big set (this is medium sized) the overall look for me screams American. Since acquiring it last year I have modified it which fixes my biggest cons about this set:
- no axle, a pair gears connected to one of the rear wheels and drive shaft makes the pistons move, technically its not rear drive - wheels are just too small for me
It is about close to scale to set 42029 and makes a good pair for icons of Americana, the pick-up truck and the hot rod. Great set for someone looking to graduate from standard bricks and plates to advance beams."
"This is my first official Technic set for 2015, got it from Toys R Us because I'm on hurry to have one, anyway built it off the bat very cool looking set, it has no power functions whatsoever but it's main core is just being a Technic set for a starter that's what I think it is and by far the set has stood to it, from the moving pistons to the sturdy suspension system. having the humongous Unimog sets I always put my sets to the Unimog scale this one is just about to scale from that set, well it is actually close to the Unimog's scale. It is RWD but a big thing but would have been cooler if it was a 4WD set and it's a four banger again not a big deal considering the lightweight design of the set. Pretty sturdy (I tried dropping it vertically on an acceptable height and surprisingly it's very intact), overall the choice of lime green and light blue for the color scheme works pretty well and the stickers which have a metallic touch to it adds to the coolness factor.
thats for my pros, now for the cons the underbody is somewhat not so strong so if you have spare parts (which I assume for adult collectors like me, lots of spare parts), you might want to reinforce the chassis
thats just it, its a fantastic set just for its looks and its very customizable."
"Got this set 2 weeks after it was released for the US market, however I first it online after some guys posted pictures of the set early this year supposedly from a major toy fair in Europe. It is a great set to own and one of the biggest sets Lego has built, its big, its red and it screams American - the model reminded me of the Power Wagon from the early 1950's and being a truck guy I knew I needed to have one quick. I think visually speaking the set is more appealing than the 42030 (that's just how I see it), it is a nice addition to my collection, the truck seems to be almost in proportion to the Lego Unimog U400 8110 set (in scale, though the Unimog surely dwarfs this one), for $99 this set does not even look cheap, its loaded with features best being the tipping bed and the detailed V-6 engine with turbochargers, the stock wheels and tires felt small for me so I modded mine with Unimog-style wheels/tires and surprisingly they do not rub against the rear mudguards of the truck, the winch is also strong for the truck and gave it a meaner look. The truck's suspension is pretty sturdy, I bought mine with the 8293 Power Functions set and motorized it right away, works even well.
My complaints are: - its not a V-8 - Rear-drive, could have been a 4WD truck - Since its a rear drive, only one differential, could have designed it with 2 or 3 diffs
Overall the truck still looks good and is great addition to anyone's collection."
"CHI Cragger is essentially a pumped Chima croc tribe prince but what sets him apart from the other figures is his menacing appearance finished by spines that make him look crocodile berserker. He has by far the best weapons and he is the largest of the 6 buildable figures, what sets him apart also is the standard tail unlike the other CHI warrior. All the body armor mix well with his stance. The combi model 70203-70204 that can be downloaded on Lego.com/Chima I say is a must for those seeking to make Cragger more menacing, that's what I actually did and it payed off well, he now has a longer neck, more detail on his spined back, taller, longer tail, the biceps for him now are bigger, and of course even better set of weapons. For an even more fearsome menacing look that you can attribute from bad guys, I modified some of the combi model's look and added some to make my set a Cragger on steroids.
The CHI warrior line from the Chima set is major leap from the Bionicle set and I think this is even better than the Hero set; animal tribes with their leaders on pumped up forms. This is a nice figure but some of the armor tend to limit his movement but this is just a minimal issue. This is still an awesome set to own and a good value for every penny spent to it."
"I'm not a big fan of the CHIMA product line however the mean looking design got me hooked right away, the panels give it also a muscular look, when fused together with Cragger, Worriz gets an even cooler meaner look, at my age bracket this set still gives me a lot of playtime even just by posing it along with my other sets.
The standard issue CHI Worriz is pretty tall for this set but I suggest to get it with CHI Cragger fuse them together for even menacing look."
"I got it as a birthday gift for my 23rd birthday. When I opened the set, I'm like WOW, this thing is a monster even before getting the set I was already on the lookout for this thing and just by watching the videos, this exudes with awesomeness. Being a big fan of the real Unimog which does monster duties for the civil and military sectors, I am totally impressed with the suspension system which if I may say is rock solid, the four-cylinder engine is also a true representation of the truck's engine, I expected to build the set in around 6-8 hours straight but ended up finishing a mere 10 straight hours, its my fault as I scattered each plastic section containing its 2048 pieces. That shouldn't deter anyone from getting this set, this is my first time also to own a pneumatic operated Technic set so that also impresses me a lot on this set. Moving back to the suspension, it also interesting to see the truck's unique suspension (which rotates at a specific angle while maintaining its stability) transformed to a piece of Lego marvel. The wheels also add to the truck's factor and its just so impressive.
However there are flaws about this set:
- The doors doesn't open (as detailed as it may seem, the doors were just bolted to one of the beams instead of making a hinged door) - No wheel hub covers (a sprocket design wheel from a 42006 can solve this) - Stickers (ever since getting the 9397 and 42010, I noticed the decals are no longer printed a specific panel) - Winch cable is short - PTOs seem a little weak (I don't know how Lego motors work but by observation the sole motor should have been a high-power, high-torque unit)
Otherwise these flaws are little and sure anyone who owns it and is planning to own one can find ways of keeping this beast more impressive. The $200 is worth every penny on this amazing set. Kudos to Lego for making the Unimog!"
"I've been watching out for this set for quite a while until I decided I need to get one. Its easy to build as it just took me a combined 5-6 hours to build it. It was also my first new set in 8 years and my 2nd full-sized Technic set in 12 years. Moving on, this is a fun model to build, a very clean design and I like the day cab configuration and evokes a classic American Rig and I like how the gears work together when I roll it (I don't like motorizing my set), the pistons are also great.
There are some things however that I noticed on this truck:
- It doesn't have a dually set-up (what? no?!) a feature you would normally find on any American/ Canadian Style rigs. - Its a four-banger (huh?) in contrast to I-6 or V-8 designs, optimistic thinking -> it is the future and truck manufacturers decided to use large displacement 4-cylinders. - It only has 1 differential instead of 2 rear differentials which would've made it more interesting.
Unless you're just starting with Technic sets then this is a good deal, otherwise think before buying this you might as well look for the 8110 Unimog U400 set - which I got my own but I haven't opened it but that's another story/ review. I mean the fun part is always there when you build it or any other Lego set and see the Power Functions lifting the boom or the pistons moving while you roll the truck but then as far as details go, I think Lego missed a little on this set."