42009 Mobile Crane reviews
Technic fans eagerly awaiting the release of 42009 Mobile Crane will want to check out these reviews posted by a couple of fan sites who've been sent a copy ahead of release. Nathan at Rebrickable has done a great job of photographing and documenting the build and also videos an attempt to get it to lift set 8070 Super Car.
I'm a big fan of Technic cranes and 8460 from 1995 was one of the first Technic sets I bought having emerged from my 'dark ages' that year. Back in the day it was a fantastic ground-breaking model, but now, I have to admit, it looks a bit crude. 1995 was the last year that Technic sets were '100% studded' as in 1996, the first stud-less beams were introduced and now in most models, there is hardly a studded beam in sight. Whether that's a good thing or bad, depends on your point of view...