LEGO Technic Car Transporter 42098 Toy Truck and Trailer Building Set with Blue Car
LEGO Technic Car Transporter 42098 Toy Truck and Trailer Building Set with Blue Car
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Introduce young LEGO builders to the basics of engineering with this highly detailed LEGO Technic™ 42098 Car Transporter toy. This authentic replica model comes with a host of realistic features and functions for hours of play and design exploration. You can raise and lower the car decks and rear ramp for seamless navigation to the upper and lower levels, lock vehicles into position for safe transportation, and tilt the driver's cab to access a detailed V6 engine with moving pistons. This 2,493pc building set also includes a blue car with working steering and V8 piston engine, and is compatible in scale with the 42093 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. It comes with a classic red, gray and black color scheme with stickers for additional detailing. Rebuild this vehicle transporter to create the LEGO Technic Truck and Show Cars model. This LEGO Technic™ 42098 Car Transporter toy for ages 11+ is compatible in scale to the LEGO Technic 42093 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 and is ideal for builders who are familiar with the LEGO Technic system.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gorilla from Bang for the buck. Being in the automotive industry, I knew I had to had this set the moment I saw it. I purchased this set at my earliest opportunity and started working on it the same afternoon. I did thoroughly enjoy the build experience and I was appreciative of the lack of repetitive building elements for as large as a model as this is. As fun as the truck/trailer are to play with, I was also really impressed with the blue car as it seemed like it could sell as a stand alone model. I am also appreciative of the fact that you can expand the experience with the addition of the ZR1 Corvette model (which is next on the purchase list). Now if Lego would only come out with more compatible car models...
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by JayH from Great Set! I am only finished the car and the tractor (plus the Corvette, of course) and this is already one of my favourite Lego sets. It's not perfect, but not difficult to build and the functionality is pretty good. The look is just right (although the car tires don't fill the wheel arches as well as I'd like to see them) and the way the cab tilts is ingenious. I am looking forward to building the trailer and completing the set. I was hoping to buy an additional corvette and swap the orange parts for red or black for an extra car, but the stickers will not permit that. That leaves the obvious question... When are we getting 3 more cars to complete the load?
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by CAM1234 from A Great Addition to LEGO Vehicle Collector It was a no brainer for me to order this carrier when it was released. Great assembly, and love it came with one car. I paired it with the 42093 ZR1 kit as well. The ZR1 does not snap into place to prevent it from moving (like the supplied blue car) but it fits perfect. Everything moves really nice and the kit is large. Comparable to the Mack truck set too, which looks good next to this kit.
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by MisterFreindlyToothpaste from LEGO Car Transporter I was looking forward to this set since it came out! I am such a big fan of LEGO and since I got it has been one of the best sets ever!
Date published: 2019-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Love it All perfect! Wish could have more cars to be carried with. Just bought the new Corvette, think it could fit in I NEED MORE CARS!
Date published: 2019-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by AFOL12345 from Well engineered and good looking set I like this set, it really looks quite nice and the functionality is also well engineered. After I finished building it I was thinking about building a few additional identical cars (in different colors) and placing them on the transporter. When I started looking into that I noticed there is a small issue with the position of the latches which are used on the front upper deck to latch the cars in place. The distance between those is 32 studs, whereas the car is 35 studs long. Consequently it wouldn't be possible to place two cars of this design here. It really isn't a serious issue since it's fairly straightforward to extend the upper deck by a few studs and shift the latch positions accordingly. But still, it's a shame for an otherwise very nice set.
Date published: 2019-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by Puddytat from What a Vehicle, What a Build, 65 years late A most satisfying build, you can make sure the moving bits are working properly before the build is complete. As an owner of a Corvette ZR1 model, that was put into/onto the transport to corroborate LEGO's claim and it did, albeit a little tight on the lower deck. 'Driving' the cars onto the transporter is relatively easy, that said the Corvette appeared to have a tendency to roll forward when at ths front on the upper deck, this was cured by running one of the extra Safety Ropes/Chains, used on the upper deck of the vehicle to comply with H&S regulations, between the front 2 stantions, this will lay just above the bumper, and stop any forward movement. Excellently forward thinking by LEGO. Being of an inquisitive nature, I had to see if the DB5 would also fit. Lower Deck - No, the roof fouled the underside of the upper deck, smaller wheels on the DB5 or a slightly bigger transporter needed; Upper Deck - yes, but only on the trailer. If on the main upper deck, it makes life extremely difficult to put on a 2nd car. Both the DB5 & the Corvette lock onto the luggs to prevent roll back. It would be nice to see a transporter that will take the Chiron and the 911 GT3 RS. All in All, another LEGO gem.
Date published: 2019-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brickthus from Off to the Showroom! This set has great play value. The truck, trailer and separate car, each with a few functions, combine to provide fun for longer. Since the truck uses many long pieces, the model is big compared to the volume of pieces. One of the best features of this set is the ability to add more vehicles, such as 42093 Corvette. However, the extra vehicles need to engage with the arresting features of the platforms so that they don't roll off! The underside engagement location for 42093 is further forward than that of the supplied blue car, so it can be a challenge to fit the vehicles on without scraping the paintwork! I like the medium truck wheels (6 supplied) as they are like the super-wide front tyres on modern European trucks. The car wheels are great too; we have waited too long to get them as a replacement for the older Model Team wheels. What is needed is a new piece of a truck-diameter tyre for the narrower car wheel hub, so that we can make the authentic double rear wheels of trucks easily. The geometry of the truck loading functions seems to work well, 2 lifts and 2 ramps, though 42093 struggles to fit downstairs on the trailer. The single differential gear is authentic, since only heavy haulage truck have twin drive axles, though narrower rear wheels on the truck would be more realistic for a rear-steer or lifting tag axle. The new engine format, V-engines extending the straight-6 concept in Mack Anthem 42078, is great for smaller vehicles; with the irony that the car has a bigger engine than the Car Transporter truck. This keeps the previous engine blocks with larger pistons for ships and construction equipment. In the cars I would like to see opening doors in future; both the supplied car and 42093 are a bit short of functions. The steering rake could be better but this is normal for LEGO set vehicles. Perhaps the designers have a wide space to turn round in, rather than the confines of a populated house. The railing pieces, 27965 "Flex Tube 21 Module w/3.2 Hole", are new to the Technic theme. These may have possibilities in a remote control mechanism, though they would not have significant pushing torque. Pulling against a spring or belt would work. This may be a useful equivalent of the old flex system, with the advantage that a pulley could allow tighter turns than the previous flex elements and tubes; I would not recommend scraping through a beam hole for guidance, though pinching the end allows it to go through a beam hole. It looks like an 18mm or 24mm pulley would work well for turns but the smaller ones might be too tight to avoid deformation of the flex tube. I was also happy that the box was full when I opened it; 2/3 full was usual before. Using less cardboard is better for the environment and also allows limited shelf space in shops to be better stocked. As a further environmental improvement, I would like to see an alternative for the type 4 and 5 small plastic bags that are not recyclable in the UK. Could recycled Type-2 bottle materials be used? Those can be formed into a reel of material now. A real car transporter could carry up to 13 cars. This would have been interesting to build but it would not have added to the play value of the set and would have needed better car-holding features, so what we have is about right for the 11+ age group. Perhaps Adult Fans of LEGO will try building a bigger one?
Date published: 2019-08-31
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