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  • 4.5
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  • 16
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  • July 11, 2008
    First Review
  • July 19, 2009
    Last Review
 
 
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Posted:July 19, 2009
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A good design.
" I fist got this remote control with the 8275 motorized bulldozer, and I was very surprised at how small it was, it's so small that it is easier to hold in one hand than in two hands. Although being very small means that it is uncomfortable to hold, it also means that you can build on top of it with Lego bricks to make different controls (a steering wheel or something), but keep the controller at a reasonable size.
Two controllers fit perfectly together, and this is good because you will want more than one controller for most motorized creations.
The powerfunctions system is by a long way the most powerful Lego motors system so far, and for large motorized models, I recommend these remote controls with PF motors and recievers. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: UK
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO TECHNIC: Telescopic Handler
LEGO TECHNIC: Telescopic Handler
Lift nearly anything with this heavy-duty Telescopic Handler! It's loaded with realistic functions that you build right in, including a mechanical actuator that raises and lowers the extending boom, front-end stabilizers, and working four-wheel steering. You can even add 8293 Power Functions Motor Set to motorize the telescoping boom! Turn the knob on back to raise and lower the boom, then flip the switch the extend it! Tilt the front forklift to pick up the cargo pallet! Boom extends over 21" (53cm)! Telescopic Handler measures 15" (38cm) long and 15" (38cm) high!
 
Posted:July 8, 2009
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
" I remember seeing the first images of the 2H2008 sets on TechnicBricks last year, and I couldn't wait to buy the excavator ,the telescopic handler, and most importantly, these new linear actuators. I could already picture the potential of these linear actuators, and could tell that they would bring the functions in Technic models to a whole new level. The new excavator was exactly as I expected it to be, and was very fun to play with once the Power functions were added, and in fact, it was so good I even bought another one around a month later. However, sadly, the telescopic handler did not work nearly as well as the excavator did, even with the power functions motor set added.
First of all: Aesthetic design
This model is clearly supposed to be a relatively big telescopic handler, with a very wide body and quite a low chassis, meaning that it is geared towards lifting heavy loads and moving on relatively flat ground. Although this design can mean that it looks very different to a telescopic handler on most building sites, it does make the model much more interesting to look at, which I think is more important in a Technic model.
The mud guards are definitely new designs, and in my opinion look better than the mud guard designs on most Technic models. The cab is very detailed, and is again much better than on most Technic models. The telescopic boom has appropriate, realistic detailing, and has a very realistic hinge design at the back of the model.
Secondly: Functions
Despite being a much bigger model than its predecessor (8283), the only functions which are on this model but aren't on the old model are 4-wheel steering and the front end stabilizers, which don't work well anyway. This is a bit of a disapointment, as I think there could have been room for some more functions (like moving engine pistons) on such a big model.
The telescopic boom extends perfectly, with very little friction at all, and also reaches an impressive length once extended. The pair of forks at the end of the telescopic handler don't tilt very accurately, and I found that when I tried to lift a slightly heavier load with the forks, they just bent down and let the load slip off. The raising and lowering of the boom worked all right, but couldn't lift much before bending under the strain. Another annoying thing was that the long chain of gears meant that the gears could slip under high strain, and also that the linear actuator was very hard to turn.
The front end stabilizers are barely even a decoration, as not only do they fail to lift the telescopic handler off the ground, they also lack a lot of detail, and don't really look like stabilizers at all.
The steering on this model is quite probably the worst steering ever used on a Lego Technic model. It works using a chain of 6 knob wheel gears to steer the front and back wheels, and this means that the steering is very sluggish and inaccurate, and does not work at all on a soft surface like a carpet. Is there something about telescopic handlers which means they can't have simple rack and pinion steering??? The old telehandler had weird steering as well, although it definitely was not as bad as this.
Unlike with the excavator, the Power functions motor set does not improve the model at all, as the arm is just as weak with or without the motor.
This is a great set to buy if you enjoy modifying models using the Power Functions system, as it is certainly a enjoyable challenge to modify this model. It is also very good for the parts, as due to that long chain of gears turning the linear actuator, there are loads of gears in this set, there are also 8 gear racks, and there are many yellow or grey beams.
Overall though, this set is not that bad, it is fun to build and quite satisfying when finished, and I think its detailed aesthetic design makes up for the not so good functions.
I would recommend it to many people as a good, detailed Technic set, despite the criticisms I made earlier.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: UK
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
1of 1found this review helpful.
 
Posted:March 30, 2009
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A good battery box design
" The Power Functions battery box is nearly identical in design to the older 9V Battery Box, which comes in the 8287 Technic Motor Set (2006) and the 4895 Creator Motion Power set (2006), but with some minor improvements.
One definate improvement is the switch on top, which is much easier to use and can be moved using other technic elements, which can improve the integration of the battery box into the model. Another improvement is the new way of controlling motors and lights. Instead of simply changing the polarity over two wires, the new connection has four wires, where two have a constant difference, which powers the whole system, but the other two are controlled by a IR reciever or a switch.
The battery box has 10 pinholes on each side, making integration with a model very easy, compared to using an older studed battery box. Unfortunately, on one side the batteries are very fiddly to replace, as one battery is half hidden under the edge of the box.
Overall, this is a very well designed battery box, and is easy to integrate with technic models. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: UK
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
2 / 5
2 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 
 Interactive Servo Motor
Interactive Servo Motor
Interactive Servo Motor
 
Posted:February 7, 2009
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The best lego motor ever.
" One of the things that the Mindstorms NXT system has improved on from hugely from the older RIS system is the motors which come with the kit. These motors have alot of internal gearing, reducing the rotation speed and meaning that many robots can be built with not much external gearing. The shape is a result of this long gear chain inside, but means that a robot can be built without too many large pieces. This unfortunately also means that these motors are hard to build into technic models.
The motors have over 10 times the torque of the old RCX motors at half the rotation speed. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: UK
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+12points
12of 12found this review helpful.
 
Posted:February 7, 2009
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Very useful motor.
" As with the Large PF motor, the PF Medium motor is a little expensive for what it is, but is still a very useful motor. It is a perfect balance of size and performance for many applications, and attaches perfectly onto a PF linear actuator. This motor delivers twice the torque of the older 9v motors, as well as a faster rotation speed. It is also much less breakable than those older motors. The shape and size mean that it can easily fit into narrow spaces, and the new design means that it can disguise as a decorative piece anywhere on a technic model, meaning that it is much easier to motorize a technic model than it was with the 9volt motors.
One of the only downsides is that the no load current consumption is very high due to the iternal gearing. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: UK
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+29points
31of 33found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO Mistika: Toa Gali
LEGO Mistika: Toa Gali
With two powerful, foot-mounted jet rockets, Nynrah ghost blaster, and Mask of Water Breathing, Toa Gali rules the low-lying, muddy waters of the Karda Nui swamp. But will all her power be enough to stop the Makuta? Combine with 8944 Tanma for twice the power! Nynrah ghost blaster really fires! Stands 6" (16cm) tall!
 
Posted:February 6, 2009
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fun to play with.
" These bionicle action figures are much cooler than I thought. They can balance on a flat surface in loads of different positions, and the weight of the gun at the front means that they can lean back as if they were sitting on a stool.
It can move just like an NS-5 from 'I,robot ' would move.
This is one of the best bionicle action figures, and is very fun to play with considering it is only £8. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: UK
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 
Posted:February 5, 2009
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Extreme Power
" This motor is incredibly powerful for its size, as it is not much bigger than the old 9volt motors, but is way more powerful. If you attach it directly to a PF linear actuator, and switch the power on, you will find it very hard to stop the linear actuator from extending. This means that it is very good at raising a telescopic boom with ease. Adding this motor when directly attached to a linear actuator onto the telescopic handler will make the lifting ability of the handler literally 10 times as good.
Although it is a very powerful and useful motor, it is a bit expensive.
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: UK
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
2of 2found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO Shop: TECHNIC: Combine Harvester (8274)
LEGO Shop: TECHNIC: Combine Harvester (8274)
Take this authentic Combine Harvester for a spin and watch the whirl of the wheel-driven rotor! Rear-axle steering ensures precise maneuvering around the field. When the job is finished, detach the header, put it on the trailer and bring home the harvest. Harvester measures 17" (43 cm) long! Rotating cylinder measures 16" (41 cm) wide! Harvester has a detachable, wheel driven cutting bar! Raise, lower and spin the cutting bar! Harvester has a moveable thrashing bar! Includes instructions to rebuild into a Dragster!
 
Posted:February 5, 2009
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Combine harvester
" With over 1000 pieces, this set is well worth £50, or even £25 as it is now.
The functions on this model are generally ineffeficiently done and do not work very well. Firstly, the spining rotor at the front does not move very smoothly, despite moving at a realistic speed. The mechanism which raises the cutting bar is terrible, as while wasting tonnes of space in the middle of the model, it hardly does its job well at all. The steering works well, as well as the mechanism which moves the thrasing bar.
The harvester looks good, as it uses a good combination of green, gray, white and red elements to look just like a CLAAS combine harvester, however the back of the model looks very hollow and lacks detail.
When I got this set, I expected there to be many more moving parts, like an engine with moving pistons or a realistic depiction of the mechanism inside which filters the grain, but instead there is plenty of wasted space with nothing in it. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: UK
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 
 Power Functions Motor Set
Power Functions Motor Set
Power Functions Motor Set
 
Posted:February 5, 2009
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Makes the excavator 10 times better
" Despite being a little pricey for just one motor, adding this set to the lego technic excavator makes the play experience 10 times better. The set comes with a couple of universal joints and cogs which are useful for controlling linear actuators on models like the excavator. The excavator is slow and boring to operate without this set, so it is definately worth buying. The telescopic handler however is not much better with or without this set, as the telescopic boom raises and lowers slowly either way. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: UK
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
3of 4found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO Agents: Mission 5: Turbocar Chase
LEGO Agents: Mission 5: Turbocar Chase
Dr. Inferno's laptop computer is loaded with secret information about his plans to conquer the world. It's the LEGO Agent's mission to locate his hidden base, snatch the laptop, and get out as fast as you can. Fortunately, you've got the latest high-tech turbocar on your side, packed with super-spy gadgets from an ejector seat to hidden lasers and missile launchers! Crash through the electronic-alarm gate, but watch out - the spider-legged Spy Clops and his mecha-copter are in hot pursuit! Includes Agent Chase, Henchman and spider-legged Spy Clops minifigures! Turbocar has an ejector seat, pop-up launchers in front and hidden flick-fire missiles in back! Crash through the gate to set off the working alarm! Helicopter has a retractable winch to lower Spy Clops down and pull him back up! Launch the helicopter's twin flick-fire rockets! Car measures over 6" (15cm) long and over 3" (7cm) wide! Helicopter is 10" (25cm) long!
 
Posted:February 4, 2009
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
A reasonable set althogether.
" The helicopter is definately the best part of this set, as it is very easy to build and has a very well working built in function which makes the blades of the helicopter spin when spyclops is lowered.
The gates are quite hard build when not on a flat, hard surface. However when the gates are built they have a good collection of details including securtiy cameras, barbed wire, and a platform with a spot light. There is also an alarm which sounds when you push the gates open.
The car looks great, but the functions are poor. The flick-fire missiles are very fiddely to fire, and they often get stopped by the seats infront. The passenger seat hardly ever manages to tip the passenger out of the car.
Despite the awful functions on the car, the set is full of details and fun to play with. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: UK
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
-1point
0of 1found this review helpful.