"I wavered between 4 and 5* for this. First up - it looks fantastic and beautifully proportioned, and the steering that everyone raves about is very nicely done. But there are a few things that could be tweaked: 1) the stabilizers need to be bigger (I'm going to see if I can fix this myself), and the mechanism for the front ones isn't especially smooth. 2) the "stoppers" that prevent the crane mechanism from spinning back when under a load need to be stiffer, they can easily fall down. 3) with the crane swung to the side, the weight limit is quite light, though front on it's pretty good (I lifted the Lego snowplough very easily). 4) (and this may be me rather than the design), I have found it hard to keep the pulley from spinning the thread round.
Overall, though, despite these weaknesses, the look and feel, the playability and the value still make this a 5* kit - it didn't even take that long to build."
"Fantastic pull-back truck - i had hoped that we'd have to build the pull-back mechanism ourselves, but having it pre-made obviously made it a quicker and easier build for my daughter. Really impressed at how quick it is, and it travels very true. (It also fits inside the container that goes on the back of the Mack Anthem truck!)"