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  • August 10, 2019
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 Harvester Transport
Harvester Transport
Harvester Transport
 
Posted:August 10, 2019
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Amazing Set
" This set exceeds most of my expectations for a City set with a Farm sub-theme. The front of the transport truck, for example, is absolutely genius! Very reminiscent of European semi tractors from the modern era. The scarecrow is surprisingly well designed; my only complaint about him is that he comes apart fairly easily. I admit that I was, at first, a bit skeptical about how the design of the hitch between the tractor and the trailer would function, whether or not it would flex like a real-life semi can flex; my fears were, however, unfounded - the trailer is allowed to move fully independently of the tractor while still remaining attached! I also was pleased that the semi, even with the combine loaded onto the trailer, is able to 'jacknife properly', as I put it, meaning that the trailer will swing all of the way around to hit the side of the tractor at a very acute angle - this is, personally, how I judge a model semi to be well designed, as it enhances play value if the semi can jacknife just like on TV. The combine is very well designed, with a surprisingly simple-yet-complex method of putting bricks together to build up the rear end. The harvesting head is rather ingeniusly designed given the price point of the model (and no, the prefix 'in' in this case is not negative). I, however, would have used locking hinges on the folding sides, and I plan to acquire parts to modify this aspect of the model. The stickers for the semi and the combine are crisp and opaque, and look really good when properly aligned on the pieces (a feat which has always been difficult for me to accomplish - though I am improving). My one complaint is that the set does not include a grain truck - surprising, given that the combine includes the ubiquitous grain auger that swings out from the side. I will be steadily acquiring elements to build my own. All things considered, this model is a great choice for the discerning LEGO collector-on-a-budget! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Littleton
From:  United States
State:  Colorado
Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Build Time:
01 hrs
Build Time:
30 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
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Posted:August 10, 2019
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Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Extremely Realistic Model for Its Size
" The Sunset Track Racer is, shall we say, just as the title of this review states. For a model at a scale of only 8 bricks wide, it does a very good and amazingly accurate job of replicating a real-life LeMans Prototype racecar. I love the colors, especially: the white and dark blue pattern would look striking on a real racecar, and the orange stripe down the center of the nose is reminiscent of British racecars. I like how the steering wheel in the cockpit tilts up to allow a minifigure to sit inside, then tilts back down into an extremely realistic position given the amount of space in there! I tried, however, to fit a minifigure with a modern helmet and visor, but the roof wouldn't close properly; but when I placed a minifigure inside with an old, 1970s-era helmet, it worked perfectly! I don't know if the throwback helmets from the Benny's Space Squad set would work or not. My only real complaint is the fact that the wheels are mounted on 9-brick-long axles, which doesn't allow the model to take curves as easily as it would if they were mounted on, say, two-brick-long, half Technic peg/half axle elements. I don't know why the designer chose axles; maybe I would have to build the speedboat model to find out. All told, this model is well deserving of the 4-Star rating which I gave it! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Littleton
From:  United States
State:  Colorado
Age: 25-34 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Build Time:
01 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+2points
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