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[REVIEW] 8848 - Power Truck


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#1 BerndDasBrot

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 05:22 PM

Hi!

Reminder: this is my first review and english is kind of a foreign language to me, so be kind! Thanks!   *sweet*

Okay, that's what we're talking 'bout:

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#1. The Box:

Front:

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Back:

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Open with parts:

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Open

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Styrofoam! Thatís luxury, isnít it?

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#2. The instruction booklet:

Easy AND difficult to read. Much better than the old TECHNIC instruction booklets but more difficult than the new ones.

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And at the end we can find some beginner models, in which the main functions can be understood!

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#3. Building:

The first step is the dumping scoop and the dumping bed.

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The car base with the differential and steering.

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The first tricky part: Not that easy as it seemsÖ!

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Now you can see how the dumping bed will be elevated.

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Steering and the lifting-mechanism for the dumping scoop is complete. (Iíve made a little building-mistake. Maybe you can spot it.)

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Now the chassis and the wheel cases (?) are finished, the dumping bed has been added.

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The driver cabin.
And ďnoĒ: these are new hinge plates. I never saw an old hinge plate in real life.

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The finished model. If you want to now how it works, visit Technopedia! (A really great site btw!)

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I hope you enjoyed it and feel free to comment!

i dunno... erm- just watching.

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#2 Blakbird

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 06:46 PM

These are some very nice pictures and a very thorough pictorial review.  Thanks for the effort!  And thanks for the reference to my web site as well.  8848 is one of my favorite sets because of its unique functions, especially the lift for the front bucket.

Eric
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#3 BerndDasBrot

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 06:50 PM

thanks for the feedback!   *sweet*

i dunno... erm- just watching.

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#4 Mikael Willberg

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:24 PM

Great to see a older model reviews. I especially like in-progress pictures where you can see functionality in real life, the picture in the instruction manual make the model look different.

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Posted 28 February 2008 - 03:19 AM

Tks for that great review! *y*

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#6 Chugglet

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 12:15 AM

I know this is an old post and I'm sorry if resurrecting it is bad form on the site.

This was the first set I ever owned so when I bought some Technic for the first time in 20 years recently, this was the set I found on ebay and bought!!

I love that it looks like a Unimog but it is not allowed to be called so!

I found this image on the site which shows it in comparison to the new Unimog! Having now seen how big it is, I want one!!

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#7 jorgeopesi

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 03:25 AM

My first technic set, thank you for great pics.
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#8 Foggy

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

I want to buy it sooner or later..

#9 nicjasno

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:18 PM

Sorry to revive an old topic...

I have acquired a 8848 in very good condition with box, but it's missing the clear plastic cover that covers everything on the inside. Where would i be able to find one? Does someone have it?
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#10 Blakbird

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:04 PM

I doubt you will be able to find that separately.  You might end up having to buy a whole box off Bricklink.
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#11 allanp

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 09:20 PM

I think it's a pretty standard sheet of cellophane.
Even the best can be made better, but most important is to be excellent to each other and party on dudes!!!!!!

#12 nicjasno

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 01:12 AM

allanp: it is not.

Blakbird: I have searched bricklink. I have bought the set from there just now. It is complete and in very good condition, just lacks that plastic cover. I have not seen any set with box on BL that has it.
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#13 Carrera124

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:54 AM

Have a look at Ebay. Some months ago, I bought a very good 8848 set with box in quite good condition, with plastic tray and cover, for less than 50‚ā¨.
Bricklink is great for parts, but not-so-great for older sets and special parts like transparent covers for the old boxes.

#14 Blakbird

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 06:09 AM

View Postnicjasno, on 14 December 2013 - 01:12 AM, said:

Blakbird: I have searched bricklink. I have bought the set from there just now. It is complete and in very good condition, just lacks that plastic cover. I have not seen any set with box on BL that has it.
I am not suggesting buying another set, I am suggesting buying just a box.  You can search for boxes and instructions independently.  I think it will be hard to find an available box for a set this old though.  Many of my old boxes are also issuing the clear cover.
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#15 paul_delahaye

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:41 AM

Great little set, and also one that making that front bucket work correctly was quite a challenge.  If I recall the instructions are not very clear.

Also this has to be one of the first links with the Mercedes unimog or at least a compliment to it without paying any loyalities.



#16 nicjasno

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Posted 15 December 2013 - 11:34 PM

It is a set i have always wanted, but it was not sold anymore, so in an age before the internet, i could not have it.

So i decided i need to collect all the classic 80s lego sets, before they become too rare and expensive.

Started with the big trio first (8848, 8859 and 8860)

Edited by nicjasno, 16 December 2013 - 09:37 AM.

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#17 Paul B

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 03:30 AM

Thanks for sharing this. I have noticed a few of this set on eBay of late and I was 50/50 on if I will buy it or not, after reading this I am thinking I might :)

#18 nicjasno

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 10:50 PM

I have assembled mine today. Here are some pics:

https://www.dropbox....dicf/A_JbYqzqTe
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