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[VIDEO REVIEW] 42054 - CLAAS XERION 5000 TRAC VC
Sariel posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingThis time I present to you the epic story of a tractor I fell in love with (even though it's not perfect), a hamster having a bath and one mean turkey. But seriously, that thing makes 42056 look ugly. Pros: - real beauty, IMHO can rival the 42056 Porsche - excellent big new tires, exquisite stickers - great modding material thanks to standarized PTOs; you can make custom attachments for it - brilliant steering system and cabin rotation mechanism - best source of new and recent pieces in this price range - reasonably priced for a set with PF and many new pieces - very easy to control - lime is love, lime is life Cons: - the cabin and the hood are pretty flimsy - no actual B-model, just another attachment instead - very complex internal construction and steering system leave little room to mod the actual tractor - only one attachment with motorized functions - the crane seems rather crude compared to the tractor and can barely lift anything
[VIDEO REVIEW] 42055 - Bucket Wheel Excavator
Sariel posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingHere it is, the biggest - and surprisingly cheap, given the size - set in the Technic history so far. It's just recently been beaten by Cinderella Castle when it comes to pieces count, but oh well... First impressions: it's enormous, it's slow, the new annular quarter-gear piece is awesome and the truck is strongly different from the 42035 set, regardless of what some people claim (you can see it next to 42035 in the video). Pros: - enormous, the biggest Technic set in history, over 1,100 pieces more than in the second biggest one (42043 set) - reasonably priced: costs actually less than the 42056 set which is much smaller - fantastic source of pieces, including many great new pieces - superb lesson of structural engineering - comes with a nice truck - both A and B model are unusual machines - pleasant, straightforward build, took me actually less time than the 42043 set Cons: - digging, the primary function, is almost useless because the bucket wheel stops on anything - most children will be adults by the time it drives across the room - mastering the control gearbox isn't easy - plenty of backlash because of all the gears; the accuracy of lower belt's lock function suffers in particular - doesn't look like any typical bucket wheel excavator - very sparse selection of spare pieces