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Technic 8270 Rough Terrain Crane Review


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#1 Sinner

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 06:52 AM

The new small Technic sets have incredible functionality for their size, and this one is no exception. With only 106 parts this crane can roll, extend, rotate, lift (and hold in any position) and has working stabilisers!

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The boom extends the same as the other sets with this boom; simply pull it. It works surprisingly well and due to circular ridges inside the boom the extension (which is just a standard beam) will hold in place.


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The gear at the back controls the height of the boom.


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As you can see the boom is only half extended.


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Boom fully extended, half down.


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The cable is kept in place via two gears and a blue pin, same as the 7905 crane. Even under decent weights this works well.


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The stabilisers however cannot handle much weight once the load is moved off axis.


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The stablilsers are a very simple but effective design.


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Another shot of the stablilsers. This also shows how far the boom will decend.


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The boom height mechanism works well also. I love the cab design.


Overall this is a remarkable achievement for the low price. I bought it for the boom piece as I want to improve the crane that came with 7998 7898 ( :-$ ). I highly recommend it.





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Posted 05 August 2007 - 09:40 AM

Very nice review Sinner! *y*  *wub*

So we are getting more and more reviews with figs in it, thatīs great! :'-)

I actually wanted to skip this technic set, but your review made me think again.
I havenīt seen you posting a price, so I will do that for you :-P : Itīs (just) 9,99€ in Germany.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 01:04 PM

Really awesome review! I didn't think this set could be that great, but it looks very nice and seems quite cheap. *wub*

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 01:29 PM

A very nice review of a very good little set, thanks Sinner!  *y*

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 01:45 PM

Excellent set, excellent review.  A good job as always, Sinner.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 05:00 PM

Cute.

Do mine eyes deceive me, or is it actually Minifig scale?

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Posted 05 August 2007 - 05:10 PM

View PostInnerRayg, on Aug 5 2007, 05:00 PM, said:

Cute.

Do mine eyes deceive me, or is it actually Minifig scale?
Oh no! Look at the small yellow "cabin" - no minifig would ever fit in that! :-)

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Posted 07 August 2007 - 02:32 AM

View PostHolodoc, on Aug 5 2007, 05:10 PM, said:

Oh no! Look at the small yellow "cabin" - no minifig would ever fit in that! :-)

Other scale ON!
My bad. I must have been drinking cough syrup. I thought this was some kind of Mini-crane they might use to lift very small bits of steel.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:59 PM

View PostSinner, on Aug 5 2007, 06:52 AM, said:

Overall this is a remarkable achievement for the low price. I bought it for the boom piece as I want to improve the crane that came with 7998. I highly recommend it.

Great review Sinner! I'll be picking up this set for sure. Probbly a few just for the parts. But one question.
What Crane are you refering to that came with 7998? That is the new heavy loader, and it didn't come with an any crane> 8-°
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#10 Sinner

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Posted 13 August 2007 - 08:18 AM

View Post5150 Lego, on Aug 9 2007, 01:59 AM, said:

But one question. What Crane are you refering to that came with 7998? That is the new heavy loader, and it didn't come with an any crane> 8-°

Sorry. My mistake. I meant 7898.  :-$





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