Head for the runway with this authentic 2-in-1 LEGO® Technic Airport Rescue Vehicle, featuring a red, black and gray color scheme, working boom mechanism, 4-cylinder engine with moving pistons, large driver’s cab with detailed dashboard, wing mirrors, equipment storage compartment, twin-axle steering, double rear axle and chunky tires. Upgrade with the 8293 Power Functions motor set (not supplied) for a motorized boom mechanism and working warning beacons. Rebuild this model to create a Fire Rescue Vehicle for a double build-and-play experience.
Features working twin-axle steering, double rear axle, chunky tires, long versatile boom with multi-directional water cannon, detailed 4-cylinder engine with moving pistons, driver’s cab with detailed dashboard, warning beacons and an opening equipment storage compartment.
Check out the authentic red, black and gray color scheme.
Operate the multi-directional boom to position the water cannon.
A uniquely decorated LEGO® Technic 40th Anniversary brick is included with this model.
Airport Rescue Vehicle is rated
4.8 out of
Rated 5 out of
A well detailed Airport Fire TruckWe finally get another rescue/fire truck after a hiatus of 14 years. For all of you adult fans the last one was 8454 Rescue Truck back in 2003.
Out of all the new sets that we're recently released here in the USA, I chose to purchase 5 of the 7, and out of those 5 we're all 3 summer-release sets.
I have to say I'm plenty impressed with this set. I was surprised at how many pieces it had and the low price tag, so price per piece average made for excellent value. It has the usual items you would expect for a fire/rescue truck for an airport. Front nozzle, and over head nozzle, only with this release, the nozzle is much more playable. It not only is flexible and turns, it also raises up with the cherry picker type extension above the truck itself. All of the side panels open upwards to reveal some goodies, mainly tools and the like you would find with most emergency type pumper trucks. The vehicle has a 4-cylinder engine and a rear differential to feed the power of the engine to each of the rear wheels. Also, 2 of the 3 axles are steering axles, so you get 4-wheel steering, it is really cool to see this feature as it minimizes the turning radius of the truck.
You can also add set# 8293 to motorize the turning and raising of the boom, a nice feature absent from the eclectic predecessor, the 8454 Rescue Truck. A scale above the previous actual fire engine from 2006, which had limited features. The only thing that is missing in my mind are outriggers that would stabilize the truck when the boom is raised up for fighting a fire from atop. Also, the 8293 kit offers a LED light kit to illuminate two front top of the cab spotlights, a nice touch.
Overall, the only con I see with this model is the lack of outrigger stabilizers, but otherwise, its a well detailed, realistic model and well worth the money.
For children getting into medium level Technic, I think this model would be a great starting point, among so many other medium size sets of the last 2 years that are all still available on Lego.com.
Kudos to the designer of this model, it is an excellent representation and a perfect entry-level summer 2017 set.
Next review will be the 42069 Extreme Adventure. Stay tuned.
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5 out of
LEGO 42068A good intermediate technic set, a reasonable value set with a relatively quick build time. Great functions made even better with 8293 power functions motor set.
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of
42068Man, its been about 20 years since i last built a lego set. Great color, easy mechanics but with enough challenge to be satisfied
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of
Second best set this waveThis set has definitely grown on me since the first pictures I saw of it, especially now that I have it.
Crane is not to fast or slow
Can be upgraded
Steering is pretty tight for what it is
Very difficult to mod with a servo to steer
A lot of stickers
This is a great set I have since modded it as the instructions showed and I also removed the engine in the back to attach a m motor to drive it and receiver to control it but I am having trouble putting a servo in it.