Set Name: XXL Mobile Crane
Set Number: 7249
Price: $50 U.S.
Box with flap up:
Back of box:
Box contents (2 smaller boxes, and 3 bags with pics):
Four instruction manuals
Extra pieces of paper (a mini poster of the set and instruction corrections):
Random instruction page:
The cab of the mobile crane:
Head on view:
Interior of the cab:
The workers' equipment (3 cones, blockade, shovel, and beam):
No spot was shown to store the equipment, but in the back of the cab there is a large empty space, if you put the blockade in diagonally, you can lay the cones and shovel in without them bouncing around:
The crane part of the vehicle:
The crane with supports out, arm up, and control cockpit forward:
The crane fully extended:
Cab and crane connected:
About to start the day's work:
*Price: 10/10. While it seems expensive, the price per part ratio is actually 2 dollars less.
*Figs: 5.75/10. The figs arent particularly bad, but theyre nothing special. Theyre your average construction workers, and for such a big vehicle there should have been at least 4 minifigs, preferably 5.
*Pieces: 9/10. Theres a nice number of pieces, although some of them are quite large. You may feel as though they are juniorized, but if the parts of the vehicle utilizing the large pieces were constructed any other way, the integrity of the vehicle would be compromised. I would have like some more beams or something to be constructed.
*Build: 10/10. The build was very fun. Straight forward, nothing too confusing that I remember. The vehicle is designed very well. When the pin is inserted to keep the cab and crane together, you can hold the back of the vehicle with one hand without worrying about it falling apart. The vehicle looks very realistic, and its much nicer than the one coming out in a 2009 set.
*Playability: 10/10. For the first couple days after I bought it, I couldnt stop playing with it. Its so much fun to roll around (while air vehicles have great swooshability, this has great roll ability) and extend the cranes arm. The string goes a full six feet or so, which is very fun to test out if you have somewhere high enough. The only problem with that is as the string extends further, it tends to get twisted.
*Overall: 44.75/50 = 89.5 This set only loses major points for the minifigs. Aside from that negative, this is a great set, and I recommend it to anyone!
Edited by Moose, 17 November 2008 - 05:09 AM.