It's been a while folks, because I've got something big that I've been waiting for since the very beginning of this year! And it's...
Wait for it!...
The new Technic 9398 4x4 Crawler!
First, let's lift the flap and show what features it has!
The tyres & wheels don't come in any plastic bags, so they can be assembled first!
A glance at the two large motors, servo motor & new, improved IR receiver!
The instructions recommend you to use it indoors as weather conditions can eventually cause damage to the electrical parts!
Supplementary instructions on how to address steering problems!
First, the centre chassis progresses...
Now for the front axle,
And the rear axle.
Both axles installed, with tyre for support!
More beams to chassis for sturdiness.
Large motors installed.
Now for some testing.
Shock absorbers & more parts added.
IR receiver, panels, wheels, etc installed.
Top body about to be installed...
...mounted on hinges & support stays.
Lowering it down.
Now for the final step, the roof lights...
...which easily slots into place in front of the receiver!
Completed! All it needs is the decals!
Now for a side-by-side comparison with 8110 Unimog!
Wheels swapped over!
Now for the final score of this set:
Fun Factor: 5/5
Build time: approx. 3+1/2 hours
Price: $289 AUD (Myer)
And that's all folks!