The 4 X 4 Lego Mining truck is quite alright BUT this set’s best selling point are the accessories. You get a set of dynamite sticks with a timer and a detonator, a warning sign, gold nuggets and a few tools. Also, the boulder that comes with the set is quite nice.
There are two drawbacks to this set for me.
- The stickers! I hate it when they put stickers in sets. Sure, I like the detail and they look nice… but kids tend to tear stickers off. Only a few ever survive, most get taken down from a set rather quickly.
- Similar sets offer far better toys, like for example the monster truck set which offers a truly great toy to play with for the same (or even less) amount of cash.
The quality build is really good. The pickup truck is quite strong and will withstand a lot of play before it gets dismantled. In fact, my son played really rough with this set and it is the only set where he has actually broke a lego piece. I’ve seen him do some really really heavy duty play and the pick-up truck survived most of it. Also, it is quite easy to put back together.
All in all an excellent entrance toy to the LEGO City mining collection.