ElementHoarder - 1 year ago
originally posted on shop.LEGO.com
All I can really say is this is possibly the best set ever made for Technic. I honestly have nothing bad to say about this set. The body has the look of a pick-up with a campershell on it. The front end is designed very well, with lots of transparent elements used for lighting details. It has a push bar with 4 huge off road lights. A cool winch in the bumper. Open the hood and there sits a huge V-8 engine, with a nice hood bulge. I thought it may be a hood scoop, but it has a snorkel air cleaner on the right rear. Open the doors; which in themselves are the coolest doors I had seen in the 13 sets I built so far, and check out one the the best looking interior setups I have seen yet. There is a shifter and guage cluster. As a side note, the doors use a suspension coil over spring for a detent so the doors are literally spring loaded. A hand of God knob behind each door operates the winch and lifts the top of the campershell. Each side of the shell has an opening door storing adverturing items. At the rear of the truck, again excellent use of transparent lenses to depict the various tail/stop/turn lights, and, such a small but completely awesome detail, a set of twin chrome exhaust tips on each side. Turn the spare road wheel, and it unlocks the rear door! A slight cargo area, and a handle, which when pulled opens a storage compartment for the most realistic shovel you can imagine! There are work lights each side rear of the camper, and 4 of the most legit fuel cans that about 20 elements each of Lego can build. Also spare track shoes are stored, and two whip antennas are here. Looking at the chassis, it is represented very well with differentials, driveshaft, and axles to drive the awesome snow-studded tracks! A nice feature is the use of chrome parts to add some flash to the coil springs. And the whole truck sits on FULLY independent suspension. As I said before, there is not one thing I don't like about this model. If the Flagship was the 42070, somebody dropped the ball so bad on that that they surely made up for it with the 069.