When the work is undertaken by 70+ mechanical engineer. With no previous experience assembling Lego bricks.
Beno went on vacation to the sea. The weather forecast was, well, inappropriately rainy for the end of September. Since his open mind is always striving for something new to do or explore, he said why not to an quirky suggestion . And so Slowpanter lent him a green heavyweight truck aka 42008 Service Truck from the Technic series.
Assembling was done every day for a week. With slow precise movements (which might have tickled someone’s nerves while watching), piece by piece was in place. Beno could not hide his pride at the end of the work done. He loved complexity in a small space, he also praised the design and functionality.
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For my part, there really is nothing to dislike. Eight top “Michelin” tires, shock absorbers, compressors, functional four-wheel steering, power components. Above all, it is GREEN!
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The working of the mechanism is not optimal, but I also did not expect it to be. The tubes are narrow and short, they fill with air very quickly when we start the pump. Since there is no air reservoir, the pump presses air that can go nowhere, a sound is heard from the pump as if someone were pounding with a small hammer on the metal floor.
On the first try, I thought I had already broken something! Jao! Because the thing is loud. It was then necessary to examine the sequence of steps where to push which lever to operate the desired moving part. WOW! Yes, again. You see, everything is nicely marked, but due to the previously mentioned problem with the pump, you don’t know when it’s really enough.
Assembling a green truck was a special experience. In the meantime, Beno has already embarked on his second Lego Tehnic set. Jap, that’s how another AFOL came about. The green truck was dismantled again and returned to the owner. Only fond memories remain (and sore fingers from disassembly).
42008 Service Truck leaves an impression. It’s not exactly the most elegant, prettiest, most technically perfect specimen in the series, but it has a lot of character. And it is very photogenic 😉