This is my first official Technic set for 2015, got it from Toys R Us because I'm on hurry to have one, anyway built it off the bat very cool looking set, it has no power functions whatsoever but it's main core is just being a Technic set for a starter that's what I think it is and by far the set has stood to it, from the moving pistons to the sturdy suspension system. having the humongous Unimog sets I always put my sets to the Unimog scale this one is just about to scale from that set, well it is actually close to the Unimog's scale. It is RWD but a big thing but would have been cooler if it was a 4WD set and it's a four banger again not a big deal considering the lightweight design of the set. Pretty sturdy (I tried dropping it vertically on an acceptable height and surprisingly it's very intact), overall the choice of lime green and light blue for the color scheme works pretty well and the stickers which have a metallic touch to it adds to the coolness factor. thats for my pros, now for the cons the underbody is somewhat not so strong so if you have spare parts (which I assume for adult collectors like me, lots of spare parts), you might want to reinforce the chassis thats just it, its a fantastic set just for its looks and its very customizable.
About This Item
Key Features and Benefits:
- Features working steering, robust chassis, hinged cab cage, huge tires, vertical exhaust pipes, large roof-mounted spotlights and a detailed 4-cylinder engine with moving pistons
- Fresh lime color scheme
- Open the cab cage
- Cruise over rough terrain
- 2-in-1 model: rebuilds into a Muscle Racer
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
15.04 x 10.31 x 2.78 Inches
Great build. Formula Off-Roader
A wonderful, full-featured off-roader
I have always been a fan of Technic's large off-roaders and supercars, the 42037 Formula Off-Roader may be a medium-sized model, but has all the features of a much more pricey car or truck set. You get 4-wheel fully independent suspension with tie rods, steering links, ball joints. CV joints, shock absorbers and wheel hubs, along with an in-line 4-cylinder engine linked to a driveshaft going to a rear differential that drives the rear wheels. It is a great education for young builders to learn the mechanics of a real car/truck. I happen to be a fan of the lime color, and it blends perfectly with the contrasting medium blue body panels. Be warned, the set has a LOT of stickers, but without applying them the model looks rather plain. If applied correctly, they should stay put for a long time as the stickers seem to be of good quality. Also, in comparison to looking at the set box, the 42037 is much larger than one would think when assembled. The alternate model also is a very handsome racing vehicle, but some of the stickers end up upside down and look odd. If you can pick up another set to build the alternate model, it looks better without stickers on some of the panels. This set is being discontinued and at the time of review is out of stock on the Lego Shop@Home website. If you can find one for retail price I'd snap it up, Lego's designers did a magnificent job on this model.
really FANtastic Great job lego!
Yes, I would definitely recommend this to a friend! really fun building and stickers make it a little better. its really sturdy. also suspension is strong. differential and moving pistons add to the fun part. the back suspension does not go far enough as another review mentioned unless on step 9 of the back part you move the lower end of the suspension one m out. over all it is really good.first Technic set of mine hope for more.
I bought this for my 6 yrs old son who found this "cool and awesome. " Challenging as some pieces are similar but you know if you didn't use the right piece right away as other pieces won't fit. Love this racer set!
This was my first Technic set and I must say it did not disappoint. For a >500 piece set, it does provide quite a bit of value. Very intricate detailing and the design in order to get all the parts to move together is pretty awesome.
Technic: Formula Off-Roader
I hadn't bought any Technic as an adult. I just recently started buying Lego again and have really come to enjoy the large modulars. But set this caught my eye. I actually had wanted to build the red custom truck but it was not available in store and wanted to take something home for the weekend. Was somewhat of a different build than usual for me. The instructions are good. I guess I am somewhat of an amateur as I seem to miss a step or use a wrong piece at least once during the whole build but not because of bad instructions as they are always well done. I could see kids having a load of fun with this model. The suspension is awesome. If you don't like applying decals there are a fair number in this set which certainly add to the over all look but I didn't bother adding them yet. I like the colours in green and blue. I can't comment to the engine and mechanics of it all as I don't much about cars although I know enough to be somewhat amused that the pistons actually move! I think my two favourite things were the bright yellow suspension and those huge tires! This things bounces!
Great kit. Perfect size. Great to play with. Love Legos!
Who knows the Iceland formula off road cars knows that the car engines have about 1200 HP and are V8, I hope Lego are not mad at me for making the changes that are in the photographs. Otherwise I think the car is nice...and changeable.
An Okay Set
The model looks pretty good overall but it seams a bit unfinished on the front and the back. The front suspension is pretty good but rear suspension does not have enough travel. It has some pretty good functions and the shiny stickers look good. The body bends if you drive int over something very bumpy. The panels that it comes with for the sides and hood are not a very common color though so they are kind of hard to use in your own creation. The set also comes with some cool steering and suspension parts.
Where's the instructions for the motors
I bought 3 Technic sets & 1 motor set last Christmas.
This is by far the coolest looking set of the 3 ... that's where the fun stops because adding a motor requires patience searching the internet and this site for instructions.
I've seen & watched a bunch of videos demonstrating completed RC projects ... looks like that'd be cool to do
... but Lego WHERE ARE THOSE INSTRUCTIONS???
Can't rate this or any Technic set as worth it.
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