The Container Stacker is a nice but different city set. For an average fan it is not a priority, in my opinion, but for those who have a city harbor or some cargo trucks, or even the cargo train with containers. With one mini-figure (a typical worker) and more than two hundred pieces this is surely a good addition to a cargo theme.
The two containers present in the set, don’t have much to cheat. One is red and has straight pieces in every side, the other, gray, is opened not only on its sides, but also in the top. Here there is a black winch to be pulled by the Stacker. Both are simple and easy to build and have same stickers which personally I don’t like.The stacker is different from the traditional builds in this theme. It has many technique pieces, as well as unique. When starting building it, you get the sensation: “where is this going to end?” But the final result is very good, traducing it self in a wide and complex vehicle, different from all the rest.
The stacker besides its unusual look, has an usual cab, with a decent seat and a steering wheel, the roof is easily removable for a better access (it’s not so easy because of the winch’s arm), and there is even space for a small walkie-talkie. The load and unload winch is very competent, thanks to its technique mechanism, however I have my doubts if when the arm is stretched if the vehicle maintains the balance.Globally, this 2007’s still current and it will interact quite well in a industrial scenario. Being hard to find it in stores, in the net it is available for around 20 dollars. If desired, its instructions can be found in Lego’s database: