Lego City 5001134 – Mining Collection Pack

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.

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Lego City 4201: Loader and Tipper – Preview

This set will be released in 2012’s second half (probably August) and will surely be a good set to integrate in the mining environment. Two miners with unusual clothes and heats, two small vehicles, almost one hundred and forty pieces and some tools and accessories for about 18 dollars look like a good deal.

The Tipper is small but is the kind of vehicle that looks like it can pass through every kind of obstacle because its wheels are enormous compared to the average vehicle’s size. The cabin is all made of glass (the windshield is longer than usual) and the only way to access it is by removing the roof.Apparently the tipper’s mechanism is simple and a couple of technique pieces are enough to ensure it. Continue reading