Lego has plenty of nice sets that are perfect to add to big construction or even to introduce the kids to the endless world of bricks. And this Mining power splitter is absolutely one of them. It has color, playability and can perfectly interact with bigger sets.
This new Mining set has only one hundred and twenty seven pieces, a typical fifteen bucks box and feature a powerful mining machine, a small structure with rocks, stones and a few golden pieces inside, including a spider, and a single mini-figure, the miner with its traditional suite and assorted accessories.
The Mining Heavy Driller is a new City set from the Mining subtheme that has around three hundred pieces and it definitely looks a pretty nice option, if you don’t own many vehicles or figures of this theme.
As you can see in the pictures, the set features a big and powerful heavy driller, a small loader truck, a mine cave with plenty of gold pieces (as well as a spider), a research lab and three mini-figures ( a couple of miners and a geologist) with plenty of different accessories.
Here we go for some more City sets! Eleven new boxes have been revealed, showing a few more addition to the great vehicles subtheme, some new Mountain Police boxes and what it seems the return of the Mining subtheme with four pretty interesting sets.
At the first glance, it’s impossible not to look to the Mountain Police Headquarters that shows, among lots of great features, some unusual cages for animals but I must say that the mining sets are also really nice with plenty of great machines, action and playability. As it concerns to the other two high speed vehicles, they didn’t impress me too much.
Those who really enjoy the Mine collection, released this year, will soon have the possibility to buy the main sets in a single pack. If you can afford it, two hundred dollars will be enough to purchase a package that contains five individual sets, on which the mine (Lego 4202) has a special highlight because in terms of size is surely the biggest.
The pack has also other four interesting sets: the little 4×4 Mining (Lego 4200) which is always a good addition to a town, the gigantic Mining Truck that according to its size won’t be able to move on the city roads, the excavator transporter (4203) with a very long truck and a competent excavator and finally the Load and Tipper (4201) with two small but interesting mining vehicles.
The Excavator Transporter is a 2012’s set and will be released next summer, perhaps in August. The set brings a long transporter and a yellow excavator with a long arm. The two mini-figures present in the set are miners with the respective heats which are a good addition to the mini-figures’ collection.
Starting by the truck, it has an ordinary structure typical of other city trucks. The cabin has side doors, new generation rear mirrors, a decent seat and the good old coffee cop (this time is yellow…). The roof can be easily removed in order to give a better access to the cabin when playing with the figures. The attaching mechanism apparently is similar to previous models.The trailer is long and its main structure is based on a single long gray piece, lowered in the middle to provide a better access to the excavator. Continue reading →