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LEGO Technic Power Function Accessory box (8293)

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  • This supplementary power set comes with motor, battery box, light cable and pole switch
  • Use the motor set to power up your LEGO Technic models
  • Add even more power to your LEGO Technic creations 8294, 8295, 8297 and 8275 are all sold separately
  • Additional pieces are included to add new functions and feature to your motorized models, requires six AA batteries
  • Contains 9 pieces
67 new from $34.99 1 used from $40.76 3 collectible from $34.99

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LEGO Technic Power Function Accessory box (8293) + LEGO Technic 42006 Excavator + LEGO Functions Power Functions IR Speed Remote Control 8879
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 2.4 x 5.7 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00160D1XQ
  • Item model number: 8293
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 9 - 16 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,659 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
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From the Manufacturer

Power up your LEGO power functions make your LEGO Technic models come to life with this exciting power functions motor set.

Product Description

Add even more power to your LEGO Technic creations! This Power Functions motor set includes a motor, battery box, light cable, pole switch and additional pieces to add new functions and features to your motorized models. Requires six "AA" batteries, not included. 10 pieces.

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Customer Reviews

WAY overpriced for what you get, like most LEGO products.
Pat McMahon
The battery pack is nice, and I like that it lights up when the power's on.
Brick
My son is really into LEGOS and likes to build his own creations.
Ang

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Singer on December 7, 2008
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The Power Functions kit #8293 is a must have for the 8294 Excavator. The kit transforms the excavator into a real scale functioning excavator (I own real heavy equipment myself), which can actually dig dry sand, sifted loam, and we attached a small jewelry chain to it and it can lift things like Transfomers Bumblebee and some surprisingly heavy objects just like a real excavator does! So dont hesitate to get one of these. The motor is tiny, but is surprisingly powerful and also this kit has a nice quality switch that replicates a real hydraulic lever and also comes with accessory LED lights which snap right on easily and look sano. The Design of the battery box and the excavator is well done, it mounts underneath the tracked undercarriage and it lowers the center of gravity of the excavator, which increases its stability. Expensive, but worth the dough.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Proud Pappa on January 30, 2010
For $30 you get an engine, battery pack, lights, and switch which is very cool. Unfortunately if you don't have spare Lego technic pieces and don't quite know how to apply the motor to create a functioning machine, than it can be a let down. I got this for my six year old son who can mostly do every Star Wars Lego kit he's come across by himself. One of the recent ones was the motorized AT-AT #10178 which has the same motor and battery pack. From that kit we both got an introduction on how this motor could be applied.

I got this Power kit knowing I'd likely have to put something together for him. You'll gain a greater appreciation for what your car's transmission does after playing with this kit. I used the following two Lego sets that we already had to put together a functioning car:

1. Lego Crazyaction Contraptions. This is more of a book with a small collection of gears and technic pieces you can build hand and rubber band powered machines with.

2. Lego Creator Cool Convertible #4993. Fortunately my son had recently crashed this car so that only the chassis was left intact with the axles and wheels.

By tinkering around I was able to mount the engine and battery pack onto the chassis. By playing around with different sized gears I was able to get that engine to drive the wheels. My son and I loved watching our electric car run for the first time. He took over and mounted the lights and a stick shift. You can than build a custom body over your engine and chassis. Next project is trying to figure out how to build a two speed transmission. So you can see how fun and education this power kit can be if you have the right parts to go with it. If you have a lego store nearby, than check to see if they have loose technic pieces available. We just went to legoland and I scooped a bag full of gears and other hard to find loose parts for only $8. For the price this really is a 5 star kit.
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103 of 125 people found the following review helpful By JT VINE VOICE on September 12, 2009
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I bought this Lego Power Function Accessory set from Amazon in Aug'09 for my 7 year old son. Like most kids my son loves Legos. He took a Lego class over the summer where they learned to build with motors and gears so I've been adding those types of Legos to his collection in case he wants to be a budding engineer. There didn't seem to be alot of motor options for purchase so I ended up buying this set.

In a nutshell, my son did like this Accessory set until it the motor stopped working 4 days after purchase. Not sure why the motor stopped working, I haven't fiddled with it yet other than making sure it wasn't dead batteries.

What I did not like about this set:
-Battery Pack. I thought the battery pack was ridiculously big and heavy...who needs 4 AA batteries to power a small Lego motor? The battery pack is so heavy and the connection cord to the actual motor so short that it is very cumbersome to find a way to attach this battery pack to your Lego creation. I would like to see at least a separate option for smaller battery pack (such as 2 AAA) in the event someone only wants to power a small Lego car and not an actual life-size car.
-Motor durability. Mine broke after 4 days of light use. It was not dead batteries because I tried a fresh set of batteries and still no luck.

I do like the concept of kids taking their Legos to the next level by adding motors and gears. Would I buy this product again? The answer is no if I could find an alternative that better met my needs (smaller battery pack, more durable, etc).

I hope you found my review helpful.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By DB Family on October 24, 2011
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The grandparents gave this kit as an early birthday present for our son who is turning 7. He absolutely loves it! Since he received a Lego kit with a wind-up motor last Christmas (Toy Story 7590) he has been doing everything he can to animate his Lego creations, using the little wind-up motor to make everything from race cars to drills. Of course, once you get started in that direction, you want to do even greater things. So, he has been begging me to make an old Lego motor (from my childhood collection) work again. As you can imagine, when he opened this present he just about jumped to the ceiling with excitement! And this little motor has not disappointed. I have lost track of the hours he has spent during the last couple weeks putting it into motion. It also makes for great time together, because he constantly brings me in to give advice and help with details for connecting the gears correctly to harness the torque into the needed functions.

I guess my only complaint would be the lack of directions. A simple diagram for how to connect the motor/switch/lights/battery pack would have been helpful. And the kit would have been a thousand times more accessible if it had come with a basic booklet giving examples of how it could be used in conjunction with the included gears/axels/joints. For a lone newbie into the world of simple mechanics and electronics, the kit's lack of instructions might be a serious limitation. But since my 7-year-old's Daddy is almost as excited as he is about Legos, the kit is exactly what was needed. :)

The quality of the entire kit (motor, battery pack, connectors and accessories) is excellent--exactly as you would expect from Lego! We look forward to many years of play and learning!
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