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LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038)

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LEGO® Technic Arctic Truck Building Set

The sun is just rising over the snow-covered hills, and the laborers are already hard at work under the arctic sky. Young builders can step behind the wheel of a larger-than-life workhorse with the LEGO Technic Arctic Truck Building Set. Equipped with four massive crawler tracks, working front steering and a sophisticated independent suspension mechanism, this mega snow crawler is prepared to climb over mammoth snow drifts and move along the icy terrain to get the job done. When vehicle enthusiasts have had their fill, they can rebuild the Arctic Truck into a Tracked Pickup Truck for even more polar thrills. Arctic adventures are just 913 pieces away with this LEGO Technic Arctic Truck Building Set.

Product Highlights

  • Bright orange and black arctic truck can take on the cold terrain with its independent suspension mechanism, four huge crawler tracks, working front steering and massive cab with opening doors
  • Place the freight in the tipping cargo bed using the working crane's winch and hook
  • Two-in-one model can be rebuilt into a Tracked Pickup Truck using the set's 913 pieces
  • Boom reaches over 10" in the air
  • Combine with the LEGO Power Functions set (not included) to give this truck working LED headlights, a motorized crane and a tipping cargo bed
  • Approximate Arctic Truck dimensions: 15"L x 7"W x 6"H
  • Approximate Pickup Truck dimensions: 11"L x 7"W x 7"H
  • Recommended for ages 10 to 16 years
Bring on the cold!
Arctic snowdrifts and icy terrain are no match for this bright orange and black truck's independent suspension mechanism and four huge crawler tracks.
Off to work
Gather up cargo using the working crane's winch and hook. Giant jobs are made easy with this huge machine.
Ready for adventure
Once at the destination, this arctic truck can tip its cargo bed to unload the freight.

Product Description

Get behind the wheel of the massive LEGO® Technic Arctic truck. This monster snow crawler is designed to surmount giant snowdrifts and arctic terrain. Featuring 4 huge crawler tracks for ultimate maneuverability, working front steering, massive cab with opening doors, sophisticated suspension mechanism for optimum flexibility, working crane arm with winch and hook, tipping cargo bed, and a cool bright orange and black color scheme. Experience arctic adventures with this magnificent machine! Upgrade with the 8293 Power Functions motor set (not supplied) and you have bright LED headlights plus a motorized winch and bed. This 2-in-1 model rebuilds into a Tracked Pickup Truck.

Features

  • Features a sophisticated independent suspension mechanism, working crane arm w/winch, hook & cargo, 4 huge crawler tracks, working front steering, massive cab w/opening doors & a tipping cargo bed
  • 2-in-1 model: rebuilds into a Tracked Pickup Truck
  • Upgrade with the 8293 LEGO® Power Functions set (not included) for working LED headlights, motorized crane and tipping cargo bed
  • Boom reaches over 10" (26cm) into the air! Tracked Pickup Truck measures over 7" (20cm) high, 11" (28cm) long and 7" (18cm) wide
  • Arctic Truck (with crane boom lowered) measures over 6" (16cm) high, 15" (40cm) long and 7" (18cm) wide

Additional Info

442979

69B8398F

673419230490

6100216

3.1 pounds

18.8 x 11.1 x 3.0

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Average Customer Rating:

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LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038)
 
4.3

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)
  • Well constructed (4)
  • Creative (3)
  • Fun (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Collecting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Collector (3), Parent of two or more children (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Good Model

I bought this model mainly for the new parts. But what about the truck itself? It is quite a nice model. Yes, it has some flaws, but overall it is a good...Read complete review

I bought this model mainly for the new parts. But what about the truck itself? It is quite a nice model. Yes, it has some flaws, but overall it is a good model. Construction is straight forward, with some challenges for the younger modeller to make it interesting. One mistake Lego made (rare for Lego!), is to use the blue connector pegs on the steering. These are 'friction' pegs and should be replaced with the cream 'non-friction' pegs. This is in booklet 1, page 48, instruction 1. Substitute the two blue pegs in the 13-hole beam for two cream (or older grey) pegs - if you have them in your collection. The steering will work much better!
The truck is very strong - you can let smaller children play with it once it is built with little worry it will all fall apart. I have scored playability a little low, as the crane is not one of its better parts. More of an afterthought, perhaps? Some reviewers have commented on the tracks not moving on smooth surfaces. Well, no they wouldn't, would they? The original style of truck is designed for snow (don't try it, please! - you can ruin your model!). The tracks need friction to work, so a carpet or similar will be needed.
The look of the model is very good - different from the usual Lego helping of cars, commercial trucks, cranes, etc. in Technic.
Overall it is a good value model. Price is high, but then Lego build from the best materials, to a very high standard. This is why the price is what it is - you get what you pay for!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Interesting Build but Lacking Needed Functions

I honestly enjoyed this build and found many complex details fascinating but made the less meaningful operations functional. The crane seems like just an add on when in fact its operation only allows for...Read complete review

I honestly enjoyed this build and found many complex details fascinating but made the less meaningful operations functional. The crane seems like just an add on when in fact its operation only allows for an item to be rotated, raised or lowered. Loading the barrel is a complex task which is shouldn't be. Adding the "Power Functions" gives it lights, raising the boom (not the wench), and the dump function. Why wasn't this model made to be powered to move with an added motor? Why is it so difficult to make the truck turn, where instead it more or less slides. I looks very nice, has a great build quality but functionality is lost. This to me is more of a model to look nice than to be operationally played with. I was excited building the truck but then when I found there would need to be major modifications to make it actually fun to play with and enjoyed. I honestly wish more thought and planning went into the articulation and movement of the truck and less about the auxiliary functions that aren't operational in my opinion.

Reviewed by 26 customers

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5.0

A strange looking, but really cool machine

By LegoFan1973

from Grand Rapids

Comments about LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038):

The Arctic Truck is a very different looking type of model, but a great model nonetheless. This set caught my eye and having collected every Technic set since 2003, I had to buy it. The price point is actually very good for this set if you can buy it at retail price. The features of this model are 4-wheel (or I should say tracked assembly) fully independent suspension complete with shock absorbers and hubs, track assemblies that turn via hand of god steering on the top of the cab, a very cool linkage between the front and back portion of the model, a dump bed that can be manually raised and a simple, but effective crane to lift the barrel into the truck's bed. The crane could have been improved in terms of length of travel of the arm of the crane, I believe it was just an afterthought by the designers of the model. It also features a very detailed and large front cabin. My major complaint is the turning of the front track assemblies via the HOG steering, it is hard to turn the tracked assemblies and unless you play with on carpet or other traction-type surface the tracks will not move. Also, it contains 96 of the large track pieces in black color instead of the up until the release of this model dark grey tracks. The orange color really makes the arctic truck pop and it contains many new and interesting connector pieces and pin/axle pieces. The alternate model tracked pickup is also a worthy model to build. The instructions for this model are available for download from the Lego Shop@Home website. All in all, a recommended set if you can still find it.

 
5.0

great way to get started with technic

By father of 7

from NY

About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Older Children

    Comments about LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038):

    My 3 oldest boys and I had a blast building this creation and trying to figure out how all of the moving parts worked together.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Bought for Alternative Model Plan

    By Juggernaut

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038):

    I built both plans. Originally bought it to do the alternative plans but after building the original, sometimes I take it apart and build the other.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It was a fair set but the ...

    By Deatheaterbro

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038):

    It was a fair set but the track pieces come loose and don't connect if you know where to get some let me know

     
    5.0

    Great Lego

    By Hernoble

    from Michigan

    About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Well Constructed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Collecting
      • Indoors

      Comments about LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038):

      Great Lego product

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Fun build. Not great to play with after.

      By Bobchic

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038):

      This set targets a certain spot in the Technic catalog. It's unique look is balanced by the lack of functions to play with. The steering, suspension, and tracks functions look cool and are fun to build, but offer very little satisfaction when you play with it. The crane is about as simple as it comes, but I kind of like it for that reason. LEGO designers have given us many sets with variously designed lifting arms. Many of them quite complicated. This one hits the intended mark of price and complexity. It is what I expected, so I'm not disappointed at all. I mostly got it for some of the unique elements such as the small linear actuators, universal joints, and ball joints. This is also my first set with the new gear box element. I like the new gearbox concept a lot and I know their are many applications. As always, I enjoy following the instructions and watching the set come together. I marvel at the amount of thought and work that goes into bringing these kits to market.

       
      5.0

      Artic truck

      By larry

      from pueblo, co.

      About Me Collector, Grandparent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Control
      • Well Constructed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Collecting
        • old kids like me (75)

        Comments about LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038):

        Great product and easy build. Everything fits and is functional. Nice part of my collection.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        B-model+remote control= fun

        By legonut

        from U.S.A.

        About Me Collector

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Well Constructed

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038):

            The primary model is very cool. I prefer the alternate model(tracked pick up) and some remote control functions to create a remote control vehicle that can go anywhere. Either way, you are sure to have fun with this one.

             
            3.0

            good to buy along with RC controls for real fun.

            By legonut

            from U.S.A.

            About Me Collector

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Well Constructed

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Collecting
              • Indoors
              • Outdoors

              Comments about LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038):

              Pretty cool unit.....the functions are good and it's also great to see a tracked machine. I think the B model is just as cool if not better. Personally it would be cool to buy for the b model and then add remote functions to make it an RC vehicle that can go anywhere.

               
              5.0

              Fun Build

              By ACJLego360

              from MILPITAS

              Comments about LEGO Technic Arctic Truck (42038):

              I bought the Arctic Truck on a whim and was expecting a boring build. I was quite surprised that it was fun. I don't keep track of the time it takes me to build any model. I sneak in time when there is time. The tracks for the wheels make it super-fun.. I am going to utilize them for different builds. The orange color is great. There are lots of stickers, more than any other build that I have done. They go on easy and are not too much of a fuss. The instructions are well-thought-out. If there are thinking of buying this one, just do it. Great for the kids, This one will not disappoint. The power functions work with this model too.

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