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LEGO Technic Mini Mobile Crane

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PRODUCT:  LEGO Technic Mini Mobile Crane (www.technic.lego.com)Lego Technics Mini Mobile Crane

DESCRIPTION:  A construction kit from the LEGO Technic range, with two buildable model options in one set: mobile crane and tow truck. Features include steering, interactive crane controls, and real rubber tyres. Contains 292 pieces, plus instructions. Model measures over 8" (20cm) long and 11" (28cm) tall. Suitable for children aged 8 years upwards.

GOOD POINTS:  For those more advanced LEGO-heads out there, the LEGO Technic range provides a far more complex and technical building challenge than some of the other available LEGO ranges. It is likely to appeal particularly to boys, and its increased complexity and technicality make it more suitable for older children.

The set consists of a generous number of durable plastic LEGO Technic pieces and small parts (almost 300 in total which are mainly yellow and black in colour), and the accompanying instructions have detailed diagrams that you child can follow to construct not one but two models - a mini mobile crane and a tow truck (although only one model can be made at a time). 

Lego Technics Mini Mobile CraneThe models have some wonderfully realistic detailing, and in addition offer many interactive features that will keep your child entertained long after construction is completed. Six durable wheels with rubber tyres allow the models to be pushed along during play, and a steering knob on the top directs them left and right. The boom (crane arm) can be raised and lowered, and also a winch enables the cable hook to be cranked up and down, to attach to and haul heavy goods (both operated via further knobs). On the mini mobile crane model, the boom can be extended outwards, and the whole crane unit itself can be freely rotated 360 degrees. In addition, outriggers on either side of the crane can be extended outwards to stabilise the model off the floor and stop it tipping as it lifts! On the tow truck model, the tailgate can be tilted backwards and forwards.

This is a really great toy construction set, which holds together well, and has two building options to challenge the construction skills of any budding engineer and provide plenty of fun interactive play.

BAD POINTS:  Quite expensive, but does include two models in one set. As is the case with any such product, the large number of tiny parts are prone to being lost over time.

PRICE:  £20.99

 

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