REVIEW - 42094 - TRACKED LOADER
Looking at the entire range of 1H 2019 models, this model seems to be the one packing the most functions. Your milage may vary, but yellow "construction-ish" vehicles are always welcome to me. And this one looks particularly unusual and interesting. Let's find out what it is all about.
This review might be less detailed than usual, but time was limited. Sorry about that. I do hope you enjoy it anyway!
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This set has been provided by the CEE Team of TLG. It's not my goal to promote this set. It's my goal to give you an honest opinion about it. Therefore, the opinion in this review is my own and is in no way linked to TLG.
Title: Tracked Loader
Part Count: 827
Box Weight: 1095 gram
Box Dimensions: 38,0 cm x 26,0 cm x 7,0 cm
Set Price (RRP): € 59,99
Price per Part: € 0,073
Links: Brickset, Bricklink
CONTENTS OF THE BOX
The box contains:
These panels are new in dark bluish grey. The also appear in the Getaway Truck.
20T DOUBLE BEVEL GEAR WITH CLUTCH
This gear first appeared in the Bugatti Chiron and it's good to see it pop-up in another set. Quote from the Chiron review; it's basically the same as the regular 20T bevel gear, but it has a pin hole, instead of axle hole. And it has clutches on both sides.
The part list for the 827 parts.
The chassis already shows some of the functionality in this set. One of the rear axles is connected to the mini linear actuator and the other is connected to the large turntable.
The axles are extended to outside the bodywork. You can also see the manually operated winch.
The cabin is placed on top of the big turntable and can be rotated 360 degrees.
That is one mean looking grabber on the boom.
The undercarriage for the treads. You can see two springs, but they are not used as conventional suspension. They are used to put pressure on the sprockets.
After adding the treads and connecting the chassis to the undercarriage, here's the final model. Two logs are included.
Brutalis does look brutal. What I like most, is the design of the cabin. And I love that it can rotate freely, without any limits. This picture shows the cabin 180 degrees rotated.
At the rear you can see the lever to switch between "Rabbit" and "Turtle" winch modes. Not that there is much difference between the two modes, but I like this added detail. After all, that's what Technic is all about.
The bottom view of the undercarriage and chassis.
Here you can see the front of the cabin, which looks stunning.
As I said before, the vehicle doen't have suspension. It simply looks that way because of the springs.
The rear view showing the winch, and the locking mechanism at the bottom right. The winch is operated by the 12T bevel gear on the right.
The B-model looks promising. Could have been the main model.
This medium sized set perfectly shows what the Technic theme is all about. It combines the looks with a handful of nice features. It does not have interesting new parts, but the features and aesthetics make up for this. This set definitely gets my nod of approval :thumbup:
How do I rate this set?
I love the cabin and overall aesthetics.
8 BUILDING EXPERIENCE
Enough functions to provide a fun building experience.
Packs enough features to make it interesting.
The treads limit playability on smooth surfaces.
Not too many interesting parts.
8 VALUE FOR MONEY
Genuine Technic set for a reasonable price
7,7 GENUINE TECHNIC SET
Thanks you for reading this review. All pictures can be found here.