Who said Lego building sets are for kids? This Lego Technic crane set is great to build and looks fantastic on a shelf or desktop. Even, better, its motorized functions work pretty well too.
In case you didn’t know, I’m a huge Lego fan, especially Lego Technics models, with the Supercar 8070 one of my strong favorites. A couple of new first-half 2012 (1H2012) Technic models were released this month, with the 9395 tow truck being particularly appealing. The Pick-Up Tow Truck features working steering, folding tow lift, working […]
Lego’s Fire Brigade is the oldest of their current line of modular buildings. The model is built from 2231 pieces, and I’m told that the construction is challenging and highly enjoyable. The Fire Brigade features a 1930’s-style fire truck, 4 minifigures, a fire-dog (a Dalmatian would have been cooler), and tons of great details. The completed model […]
There are some great mechanism ideas used in the 20 ball contraption modules. I’d have to say I’m most impressed with the freight train setup at about 3:35 into the video, and the crane at about 7:00.
Lego’s Technic Supercar rolls in at 18″ long, 8″ wide, and 1281 pieces deep. It features opening scissor doors, an extendable rear spoiler, a realistic suspension, and popable hood that exposes moving pistons. The Supercar includes a Power Functions motor, although I cannot quite figure out exactly which functions it is used to control. I’m […]
I’ve been on a Lego Technic binge lately, and realized that a few new models were just released. Why the new fascination with Lego Technic? Because these sets feature relatively realistic looking models, and because the various studs and beams can be used to construct unique user-created models. Mobile Crane via Amazon Container Truck Motorized Excavator Motorbike Product […]
Lego’s Shuttle Adventure is completely and utterly fantastic. NASA is expecting to formally end the space shuttle program in February 2011, so Lego sought to commemorate the even with this model. At 1204 pieces, I was able to put my the shuttle model together in two nights.