Lego Technic 42032 Compact Tracked Loader Review

Lego Technic 42032 Compact Tracked Loader

Lego Technic sets are great if you actually enjoy the building process, because even the smaller, cheaper ones can still have a lot of value in them. If you’ve got a kid that’s been building Lego for a few years, then they’re a good way to graduate them onto something that’s a bit more of a challenge.

And don’t let the small size of 42032 Compact Tracked Loader make you think this is an easy build, for an 8 year old, or somebody of any age new to this range, you’re going to have to concentrate to make sure you get this one together. On a couple of spots I found that the instructions weren’t too clear, and I made a couple of minor mistakes in getting it all hooked up correctly – and this is hardly my first time at the rodeo. For £14.99, the level of detail is more than I expected, so be prepared to pay attention.

The finished model is a sturdy little thing with a bucket and spikes that can be moved via two levers at the top, and tracked wheels made up of 64 tiny parts that are a bit of a chore to connect up. But while it’s sturdy, it’s not going to win any awards for it’s looks. It’s too small to really look that interesting on a shelf as a display piece, but it should be strong enough to hold together in any play sessions. It should also be quite a fun toy, the bucket on the front being a great place to load things up.

For a look at the build process and some other details, check out our video review…

I got this set thanks to a person called James, who sent it to me through Reddit’s Lego gift exchange which took place last month. Whether you get it for free or not, I recommend this set for both new and old Technic builders alike.

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