Random set of the day: Power Truck

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Power Truck

Power Truck

©1981 LEGO Group

Today's random set is 8848 Power Truck, released in 1981. It's one of 5 Technic sets produced that year. It contains 398 pieces.

It's owned by 962 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.


 

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15 comments on this article

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By in New Zealand,

Looks a better set then last years techic range..

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By in United Kingdom,

First Technic set that my parents bought for me and has to be one of my favourites. I remember the build being a sharp step-up from the Lego City kits I was used to but loved the functionality Technic brought.

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By in New Zealand,

Awesome!

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By in United States,

Back when Technic sets still resembled Lego and not plastic Erector sets. I wish that they would go back to studded pieces like this.

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By in United States,

All controls are in the cab. Love that, although the steering was weird. The tow truck from a couple years ago actually had a control in the cab also, which was a pleasant surprise.

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By in United States,

Funny to see system pieces in a technic set, looks like it would fit in though; hybrid :)

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By in Australia,

My first technic set - got it for a Christmas present. Was beyond me at the time and I remember my dad having to fix a mistake I made constructing it. I've still got the original instructions - the B model was a great little car too.

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By in Norway,

As one of the 962.
I got this one at Christmas back in my childhood.
It look a bit simular to the much later Unimog. but different in size.

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By in United Kingdom,

My first Technic set too! My brother and I rebuilt it a couple of years ago. I think there's only about 15 steps in the instructions, no parts list for each step, and no outline of the new pieces being added. Quite a challenge compared to the hand-holding today!

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By in Sweden,

I'm not really into Technic (you can't collect everything), but I find these old ones really charming and quite fascinating what they could achieve with rather 'simple' pieces. I'm always delighted when I manage to pick one of these up for a good price...

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By in Ireland,

One of my last Technic sets before the Dark Ages and I still love it. It looks the part, great functions in a compact car, a proper turning circle. Great set to play with.
They just don't make'em like that anymore...

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By in Germany,

Way better than modern studless sets.

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By in Indonesia,

As a child always regretted not having this one in my collection. Made up for the mistake after coming out of my dark age. And this Power Truck s not the only childhood Technic regret I have corrected, hehe...;-)

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By in Ireland,

This is the first random set that I either have or had. It is surprising how few pieces it is given the size, and how the 'innards' have evolved. I preferred the snow plough attachment.

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By in Canada,

My dark ages had just started. I was 15 and supposedly to old for Lego. But I was still looking a bit. I liked it because of the tires, they were a bit smaller than the 24x43 so I could make a nice front wheel assist (fwa) tractor, was the plan. But I never got it.

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