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LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043)

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No construction project is too big for the Lego Technic Motorized Excavator (8043). Flip a switch on the Power Functions dual infrared remote control to drive the excavator and spin the cabin 360 degrees or to raise and lower the articulated arm and operate the shovel for digging. Rebuilds into a Tracked Loader.

Features


Construction zone ahead


Build the massive excavator then get down to business in your next construction project.


Power Functions


Drive, steer and operate the cabin with the remote controls. Enjoy heavy-duty power as you ride the treads to work.


Hard hat area


Fully remote-controlled digging functions let you uncover ruined foundations and prepare trenches.


Handle with care


The dual infrared remote controls put construction power in your hands.

Document Links


Building Instructions, Part 1



Building Instructions, Part 2



Building Instructions, Part 3



Building Instructions, Part 4



Building Instructions, Part 5


Product Description

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

No construction project is too big for this heavy-duty Lego Technic Motorized Excavator (8043)! Flip a switch on the Power Functions dual infrared remote control to drive the excavator and spin the cabin 360 Degrees or to raise and lower the articulated arm and operate the shovel for digging. Rebuilds into a Tracked Loader.

To be able to understand why LEGO has been successful for so long, just look to the name. LEGO originally got its name from founder Ole Kirk Christiansen who combed the Danish words "Leg Got" which means "play well". He later realized that LEGO in Latin translates to "I put together. The LEGO set became a standard of creative play for children worldwide, unlocking the creativity to build vehicles, buildings, cities and more. Historians point to the invention of the wheel as a major turning point in world history. The invention of the LEGO wheel had the same monumental effect in the history of LEGO, making it possible to create cars, trucks and eventually the LEGO train building set that is one of the most successful LEGO sets of all time. LEGO currently produces about 20 billion LEGO bricks a year and has sold over 400 billion LEGOs in their history -- enough for every person on the planet to have over 60 LEGOs each!

Additional Info

542347

B89D0B67

673419129374

4567590

5.4 pounds

22.8 x 18.9 x 7.1

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Average Customer Rating:

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Lego 1001617LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043)
 
4.7

(based on 140 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Fun (9)
  • Creative (6)
  • Colorful (4)
  • Easy to assemble (3)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (3)

Best Uses

  • Imaginative play (6)
  • Older children (6)
  • Motor skills development (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5), Yes (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

WOW....

The LEGO Motorised Excavator has to be one of the largest, most challenging and most expensive sets I have ever bought. It was worth everything and more. The finished product was bigger than...Read complete review

The LEGO Motorised Excavator has to be one of the largest, most challenging and most expensive sets I have ever bought. It was worth everything and more. The finished product was bigger than I expected.

The remote control features really push this technic set to its limits. When I was younger I can remember asking myself if lego would ever create a remote control lego set. Now they have; and it's amazing...

When building this lego set the first time, I accindentaly placed a piece the wrong way up which meant I couldn't move part of the arm. ; ( I had to take apart all of the set and rebuild it. BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL WHEN BUILDING TO ENSURE NO MISTAKES ARE MADE, if a mistake is made it could require to take apart everything you have made and rebuild it. For this reason I would only recommend this set to over 13's or experienced LEGO builders.

One negative point is that you require 12 batteries for this set to work,(6xAA + 6xAAA). This wasn't a problem for me.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Did not receive order

The product is great. However, the packaging of the product caused damage to the product box. Moreover, it appears the bad packaging caused a small Lego product, offered as in incentive by...Read complete review

The product is great. However, the packaging of the product caused damage to the product box. Moreover, it appears the bad packaging caused a small Lego product, offered as in incentive by ToysRUs, to fall our of the box in transit. Either that or the other Lego product was omitted.

Reviewed by 140 customers

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4.0

Great set but the digger is a bit strange

By ThatGuyYouSawEarlier

from Undisclosed

Comments about Lego 1001617 LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043):

This set has an awesome truck with a nice flatbed piece. The minifigs are good too Pros: - Truck - Minifigs Cons: - None Neutral: - The digger. It looks a little strange and lacks good elements... I would recommend this set for the lorry and the minifures

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4.0

great set

By ScottAH

from Minnesota

Comments about Lego 1001617 LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043):

The set is of a nice Tractor Trailer and a Wheel Excavator and accessories. both truck and Excavator feel nice and sturdy! and are fairly easy to put together. Very accurate to real world vehicles! except the truck and trailer would have "Wide Load" on their bumpers.. as mentioned before tracks would have been cool for the excavator! And the only real disappointment I have is that the trailer bed is one solid piece.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good mining set

By Legoman02

from North Port

Comments about Lego 1001617 LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043):

Very cool! The details in it like the driller are so cool. I recommend this Lego set to Lego fans. TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great addition to construction site or mine

By cactus

from leeds

Comments about Lego 1001617 LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043):

thsi set is good. comes with a long flatbed trailer, and the digger itself is sturdy and big. pros- -sturdy digger -large flatbed -good build -lots of playability IF USED ALONGSIDE OTHER SETS on its own its slightly boring cons- -as expressed in other reviews the digger does have to fly to get on the trailer, but i dont mind a bit of imagination now and then! -the trailer skims the carpet because its too low. that could be improved. -doesnt have much playability on its own , but with other sets its cool. good set as an addition with others. 7/10

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Exavator

By trainz89

from Sandpoint

Comments about Lego 1001617 LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043):

The Lego Technic Excavator is a great set to buy. It has great power functions and is entirely remote controlled, and is fun to play with. It might be a bit pricey but it's well worth it plus if you're thinking about getting one get it now. The con. drains battery's quick.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good set, limited possibilities?

By Anonymous

from London

Comments about Lego 1001617 LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043):

We bought this for my four year old son who was able to build it with some help; we give the relevant pieces to him for each page of the instruction booklet. It's a fantastic build and both the lorry and the digger/driller look great (I think the hauling truck would benefit from a lights board at the rear for running without the trailer but that is somewhat pedantic). In play, my son initially did have some difficulty disconnecting and reattaching the removable drill and scoop but has got the hang of it well enough. I have also noticed that the lorry itself does not get that much use, compared with the digger; once the digger is in place, where would it need to be transported? But maybe in the future my son will invent new and exciting places that require the presence of the digger... Pros: - Great build, good looking models - Two smart-looking minifigs - Good play potential for the digger, especially when combined with the Mine itself - Good value - Nice accessories Cons: - Limited play potential for the lorry itself?

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Did not receive order

By doubled66

from Fort Worth, Tx

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lego 1001617 LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043):

The product is great. However, the packaging of the product caused damage to the product box. Moreover, it appears the bad packaging caused a small Lego product, offered as in incentive by ToysRUs, to fall our of the box in transit. Either that or the other Lego product was omitted.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lego Excavator

By kowski

from Northern Colorado

Verified Buyer

Comments about Lego 1001617 LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043):

Supper cool!! had a lot of fun building with my 9 year old son. It did take a a couple of sessions over a couple of days to complete the build. it functions great, it does move a bit slow but it is still a lot of fun to play with.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Big Rigs Haul Big Tractors

By GraysonsDad

from Spring Valley

Comments about Lego 1001617 LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043):

My 4 year old son and I love the mining series. This big rig hauls a big tractor to the mining site where it helps break apart boulders and carries refuse to the dump trucks. It's a must-have for any serious excavation.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of the best technical sets

By MiloFargis

from Undisclosed

Comments about Lego 1001617 LEGO Technic Motorized Excavator (8043):

I just got this set before it went into retirement. I'm glad I did. If you like Technic LEGO and still haven't purchased this set, you really should try to get it. This is a modern Technic set where the body of the vehicle is basically just transmissions and a frame. And motors (4). And remotes (2). The model is completely controlled by remotes, even the "clutch" which shifts the power between vehicle movement and arm movement. In total you can control 7 features through the remotes: vehicle back/forth/around, body around, and lower arm, upper arm and grabber. You can combine any movement (vehicle or arm) and achieve real-life operation. The builder has to pay close attention while building. One mistake in the engine part, and it will probably not work, and it's easy to go wrong. Once you're done, you will just marvel at how everything works. The model is sturdy and can be lifted and turned around to see how the gears work. This excavator is a masterpiece of engineering, and will hopefully be followed by models that are just as challenging.

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