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LEGO TECHNIC Motorized Excavator 8043

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  • Fully remote controlled excavator
  • Double remote controls tracks to run back and forth, arm to raise and lower and shovel to dig
  • Rebuilds into a Tracked Loader
  • Cabin spins 360 degrees
  • 1,123 LEGO pieces
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LEGO TECHNIC  Motorized Excavator 8043 + LEGO Technic Power Function Accessory box (8293) + The LEGO Technic Idea Book: Simple Machines
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 3.6 x 18.9 inches ; 5.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: Made in USA or Imported
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003F82N0O
  • Item model number: 4640063
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 12 - 16 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,853 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
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No construction project is too big for this heavy-duty excavator! Flip a switch on the Power Functions dual infrared remote control to drive the excavator and spin the cabin 360° or to raise and lower the articulated arm and operate the shovel for digging. Rebuilds into a Tracked Loader.

Product Description

No construction project is too big for this heavy-duty excavator! Flip a switch on the Power Functions dual infrared remote control to drive the excavator and spin the cabin 360? or to raise and lower the articulated arm and operate the shovel for digging. Rebuilds into a Tracked Loader. Features include: •Fully remote controlled excavator •Double remote controls tracks to run back and forth, arm to raise and lower and shovel to dig •Rebuilds into a Tracked Loader •Cabin spins 360 degrees •1,123 LEGO pieces

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I had fun building with kids.
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This set took a good while to build and while the instructions were very clear, some steps remained tricky.
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The remote control functions all work well and it's fun to play with.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Brick on September 9, 2011
This set is just perfect. Building it was a lot of fun with the countless numbers of gearwheels. It's really alot of fun to see that all of the functions are slowly starting to work as you put the set together.
For play value, this set is probably the best set ever. All of the functions work really well, including lifting the boom (which was a problem with the old linear actuators, but this has been totally fixed). This thing is also pretty powerful when driving, especially on a surface where the tracks get decent grip like on a matress or carpet. I tried to "hill climb" with this thing on a bed sheet and by balancing the excavator with the boom it got surprisingly far. I could go on and on but you'll find out how much play value this set has by yourself once you get it.
Pros:
great power functions
fun build
very good price (the power functions alone cost about 110,- and on top of that you get over a thousand pieces)
fully remote controlled
alot of power in the driving function (it drive fast but it will get pretty much anywhere, just like a real excavator)
very nice model to look at
To be fair, there are a few cons. But none of these are a really big issue and the pros outweigh the cons by far.
Cons:
needs alot of batteries (6x AA & 6x AAA) which are expensive
B model instructions aren't included, you can only download them
stickers
But hey who cares. This is one of my favorite sets EVER (apart from the modular houses). I give this set a full 10/10 and anyone who's thinking of getting it should get it.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Malmo on April 8, 2011
I bought set 8052 (blue container truck) for my 9-yr old son for Christmas and it advertised this excavator in the manual. He really loved that blue truck and built the two models. So for his 10th birthday he was so much set on getting the excavator, that we put some birthday money from different people together and bought it. I told him to wait until the weekend, but he can't think about anything else so he and his 8-yr old brother started themselves: it's now nearly finished. It's an absolutely wonderful machine and better than I expected. It's not only much bigger than the truck, but much more complicated also. As with the previous review, my kids, both the 8-yr old and the 10-yr old are able to put this set together, but mine had some experience with the concept of following the instructions from the easier 8052 set. It should totally please kids within the 12-16 age given on the package, and I would expect until far beyond. It's really pricey, but defenitely worth the money and considerably better (bigger, more complicated) than the other cheaper packages. Both of my sons want to be engineers, so I guess it's a good start ;).
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on February 13, 2012
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My ten year old son with asperger syndrome is very mechanically minded. He wanted this set for a few months now and finally saved up the $200 to buy it. I was worried because the age was 12-16 but he's beyond 10 in ability so I let him get it.

It was money well spent. He got it Friday evening and was completely done building it Saturday afternoon. Maybe 6 hours total time working on it. He had some gear issues but has gone back and fixed things and he's so excited and proud of his latest build!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ChrisF on January 16, 2012
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The excavator is a sheer marvel of small scale engineering.

This is definitely a Lego set for the more advanced builder or hobbyist. While it may be a Lego kit, it is certainly not a clunky toy. This is a precision machine that you get the pleasure of assembling.

I've assembled everything from basic Lego Technics to very advanced 10 channel balsa wood radio control airplanes and plank-on-bulkhead model boats. It's safe to say I've built some of the most complicated things availableto hobbyists. That being said, at no point during this assembly was I bored or felt this kit was childish. That's how advanced it is with it's design and assembly. It will keep an older kid experienced with Technic kits busy as well as an adult looking for something to occupy a rainy weekend.

The only issue I'm having is with the function switch, when I flip the controller to go from drive to digging I can't get it to switch back and forth on it's own. It needs my assistance to flip the switch on the chassis. Obviously I assembled some part of that mechanism too tightly. Hopefully it wears in or I'll have to pull some things apart and see what I did. During assembly it moved smoothly by hand. Any ideas from others that have this model is welcome. The rest of the drive train works exactly as it should and is smooth and quiet.

I wholeheartedly recommend this kit to others. Enjoy!
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on October 15, 2010
Well, when my younger kid (7) receveid the gift, he got really impressed with a big WOW! Not less the elder kid (10), which turned the constructor guy.
After two days and about 24 hours of work and impressive good job, the elder kid could get into the point I realised would be the time I should enter in the game to "finishing" the hard job, although, enjoyable!!! After 4 hours of fixing with few steps back and forth we got all the machine working.
All great time! Really amazing!

I should advise that the construction steps should be accomplished with care and precision eyes in order the machine works perfect, and the guides were very precise. Although, the constructor should have not a beginner perception of 3D machines representations, the steps flows well and a 10 years kid can complete the job.

Technically, I think that the Prismatic actuators (4) should come with some kind of preloaded internal springs in order to better push the weight it should support, so, the machine could support more easily "the work it should carry out", what represents less efforts for the servos to drive. I think the weight of the arm structure leaves smaller room for work the machine we thought we could play.

I did not liked that much the Batteries life, and I suggest to support for LIPO like batteries technology, as other hobbies machines.

Over all, we had great time and I look forward to buy other parts to improove the machine.
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