CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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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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.
great power functions
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.
needs alot of batteries (6x AA & 6x AAA) which are expensive
B model instructions aren't included, you can only download them
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.Read more ›
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!
The tracks and the turn functions are beautifully done, it's a very realistic approach in a toy to how an actual excavator works.
All functions are enabled - it turns, it spins, the arms & bucket extend smoothly and all via radio controls. If anything, that might be the main drawback with the set - the sheer amount of batteries you'll need to power it (6AA & 6AAA). Luckily, batteries are cheap :)
Please also bear in mind that the set was not designed to work in a sand pit (the sand gets in everything) and the digging functions are not that strong (it could pull a 12" snoopy stuffed toy though). Then again, on a LEGO construction site it'll eat the blocks up.
All in all, this thing is one of the best sets out there and worth the price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this as a present for my son for Christmas. He was thrilled and enjoyed putting it together. Putting legos together has been a christmas tradition for years.Published 16 months ago by Darlene Dierks
This is one of the coolest sets I currently have!
This is not just a set for the kid that grew up with Lego, anyone that is mechanically inclined, loves engineering, or... Read more
Great set, but clearly the vendor is price gouging considerably. That's unfortunate to see, and Amazon should better control its vendors.Published 22 months ago by M. Verna
Big fan of LEGO Technic sets and the Motorized Excavator 8043 is one of the best. Interesting build and quite functional, as something to play with. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jason Saundalkar
i was very happy to get my hands on this item that was discontinued on the lego web site. thanks.Published on April 3, 2014 by gracie
This product is very amazing for all age of 10 and adult because all men do like to build puzzle in winter time so that will be my puzzle product for winter to play with...Published on November 6, 2013 by chad