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Set Review: 8290 Mini Forklift


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#1 VBBN

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 06:57 PM

Today I shall be reviewing 8290 Mini Forklift, which I recieved when I went to TRU to get a technic set. So Enjoy!

Set Name: Mini Forklift
Number: 8290
Theme: Technic
Parts: 89
Price: $10.99


1/Box

The box for this set is suprisingly small.
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It's about the size of a $3.99 set. It shows the Main Forklift, and the set information.

The back of the box features the Dragster.
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A very cool model, and the suspension works perfectly.

2/Contents

We have two instruction booklets; One for the Forklift and one for the Dragster.
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The bags:
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Here are a few interesting pieces:
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The long double pin in blue, a bionicle connecter joint, and a yellow L joint.

3/Build

We start off build nice and solid, with your average technic build:
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The following steps build up the detail of the bottom part.
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Next comes the cab. It's pretty simple yet effective. :thumbup:
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After that comes the Forks. They work very well, but If you have the palatte on them, and you let go, it might topple off. Hint: Put the edge of the palatte on the small lip on the pieces that connect to the forks. This will hold it on better.
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The finished Product and palatte:
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Extra Pieces(keep them, as they are used to build the alternate model):
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Here is something that I found- how to put a minifigure into the cab. First, remove the side doors.
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Then, set the fig into the cab, with his arm sticking slightly out the gap.
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And finaly, seal off the cab. A nice way to put system into technic for your towns.
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Parts: 9/10(Loving them all.)
Price per part ratio: 8/10(Somewhat Pleaseing)
Playability: 9/10: Works in any system town, and has a great dragster alternate model.
Overall: 26/30 86% B+


Overall I would definatly recommend this set to anyone, whether you are a system or technic fan, this is perfect.  It has great parts, and is pretty cheap. The alternate model is also very good.

I hope you all enjoyed my Review! I have made the pictures the requested size on my camera. I look forward to hearing your comments. :thumbup:

Edited by ~VBBN~, 27 August 2008 - 07:02 PM.


#2 KimT

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 08:28 PM

Nice work VBBN
I'm not really into technic myself, but you've definately done a fine review on this set :classic:
Funny that it actually fits a minifig.
Perhaps we'll see fans design forklifts with technic and having it minifig sized
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#3 Asuka

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 09:28 AM

That´s really a sweet and charming little Technic set, thanks for that fine review!  :classic:

#4 SuvieD

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Posted 28 August 2008 - 07:48 PM

Nice review.

The figure fitting inside is great.

I think the price might be a little high but you did get it from TRU so what else is to be expected.



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