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REVIEW: 7246 Mini Digger

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  3. 3 – Average (3 votes [37.50%])

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#1 Cardinal Brick

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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:02 PM

Do we really need more construction works? Legoland is just one huge building site.

Theme: City
Set Name: Mini Digger
Set Number: 7246  
Number of Pieces: 36
Released: 2005
List Price: $3.50 (USD)

7426 Peeron.com 7246  Bricklink Catalog

Diving right in let get some photos of the box

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The digger at work.

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The back just has more of the same not to inspiring.

Once we open the box we find two poly bags and some instructions

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The total contents of the box, well minus the air

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Instruction booklet short and simple.

Now the single minfig of the set, nothing new of special that I can see.
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…got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company.

Moving onto the digger itself, it’s one of those builds where all you really need is a quick glance at the instructions and off you go.

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Side view of the finished product.

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Alternative view, it doesn’t look to bad.

Now lets add our construction worker.

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Looks rather good, though the lifting action isn’t smooth.

It’s nothing special, it’s not the greatest construction set that Lego have ever produced but I think it is worth the money. The arm action really does bug me though.

The Rating System
Figures: 5/10 (Just another construction peon.)
Parts 4/10 (Nothing novel and I dislike the new digger arm system.)
Fun Fun Fun 7/10 (I think the playability is high and you can get a good load of bricks in the bucket.)
Design 6/10 (Not the best designed digger but not the worst.)
Price 7/10 (A reasonable price for what you get)
Grand Total 29/50 Still halfway decent but nothing to write home about

This set is yet another in a long line of Lego digger and to be honest it’s not the best in my opinion. I still hold nostalgic memories for 6504 which I still think is a great digger. From my point of view the set sits to high off the ground and make me wonder how the worker gets in. I really don’t like the digging arm action it will never be smooth and while it poses better I just think it’s inferior. Despite this I still think it’s not a bad set, I’d just like it to be so much more.

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#2 Bonaparte


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Posted 27 August 2008 - 10:30 PM

Another fine review!

I love the last (action) picture.
Thanks for sharing!

Btw, I am so looking forward to that 384 London Bus review.

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#3 metalandi


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Posted 28 August 2008 - 01:17 AM

View PostCardinal Brick, on Aug 27 2008, 10:02 PM, said:

…got a job working construction for the Johnstown Company.

One of the greatest songs ever written.

But now onto the review, i really like your pictures the quality and lighting is amazing. I never gave this set much attention, but now it looks pretty good to me, Also can't wait for your next review, i have never seen this bus before! :classic:

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