This is my forth pre-old-school review.
As promised: a yellow-set ! My 8862 arrived today, survived the washing machine coaster and actually was real fun to build!
This set contains 664 parts (only! I thought I’d be far more!) and was released in 1989 in the TECHNIC theme.
Be sure to visit Technopediaif you want to know more!
#2: building instructions:
Wow these instructions are used! I'm not used to this after all this sets with unread instruction booklets...
The pneumatics page:
The last step for the alternate model:
#3: the parts:
Wow! Look at all those technic beams, gears, pins...!
(A few parts are missing in this photo!)
The left worm gear is for the outriggers, the right one for turning the “rear boom”
The three 12L Axles: left one: outriggers, middle one: steering, right one: erm… rear-boom-rotation.
The two worm gears in the front part: left one: lifting the bucket, right one: dumping the bucket.
The turning-mechanism for the “rear-boom” is finished. Once again a toothed 10L axle.
The Boat Weight 2x6x2 is hidden underneath the radiator grill.
Okay… many hoses and a nice, comfy seat have been added.
Now you can recognize the Backhoes real shape. Only with a little violence it’s possible to lift the bonnet (?) through the Pneumatic Pump.
Yeah, outriggers. Same technique that the 8854 uses.
The finished “boom / jib / scoop thing” (=BJST) :-| X-D
The finished loader bucket.
And to end the building process: the same picture from the introduction.
(OFF-TOPIC: “It is all part of the miracle of nature! - The circle of life!”
This time, I tried something new!
I hope you can spot something - if not: Technopedia!
Okay, here we go.
#5: random shots:
I’ve got way too many pictures this time, so I refer to my brickshelf folder.
Until it’s moderated you can follow the multilingual links!
#6: final thoughts:
Definitely worth buying! As a child I thought it looks hideous - but today I’ve found out it’s totally fun to build and freaking functional.
Three things I want to mention though:
- The BJST can only be slewed (a new word!) if the outriggers are deployed.
- It is also possible that the BJST will reach the ground (danger of grinding or sticking) even if the outriggers are deployed.
- The two mechanisms for the loader bucket can actually interlock, and the 14 tooth gears might break / disentangle from the axle.
thanks for viewing the pictures, I hope you enjoyed it!
Please comment if you want to!