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Volvo EW160E

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Volvo EW160E4.7778518.
Average rating4.8out of 5 stars
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Operate the powerful Volvo EW160E!

Item
42053
Ages
10-16
Pieces
1166

Features

Get to know the high-tech innovation of the Volvo EW160E with this authentic LEGO® Technic replica of the real-life wheeled excavator. This detailed model, developed in partnership with Volvo Construction Equipment, has been designed to provide an immersive and rewarding build and play experience and features an advanced pneumatic system for operation of the extendable boom and working bucket. Manual features and functions include a detailed, height-adjustable cab with seat, armrests, sun visor and adjustable mirrors, rotating superstructure, rear-controlled front steering, working front blade and extendable outriggers. Upgrade with the 8293 LEGO Power Functions motor set (not supplied) for a fully motorised boom and working lights. This 2-in-1 model can be rebuilt to create a Volvo L30G compact material handler.

  • Build an authentic looking Volvo EW160 construction vehicle with expendable boom and adjustable cab!
  • 2 vehicles in 1 – Rebuilds into a Volvo L30G
  • Includes rotating superstructure, extendable outriggers and pneumatic system
  • LEGO Technic building toys are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building
  • Volvo EW160E with boom and outriggers extended measures 11 inches high, 18 inches long and 7 inches wide. With boom and outriggers retracted it measures 6 inches high, 9 inches long, and 4 inches.
  • 1166 pieces – For boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 16 years old
Building Instructions
Volvo EW160E

Customer Reviews

Overall RatingAverage rating4.8out of 5 stars
(18 Reviews)
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Play ExperienceAverage rating4.6out of 5 stars
Level of DifficultyAverage rating3.4out of 5 stars
Value for MoneyAverage rating4.8out of 5 stars
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  • 6 months ago
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    Rather simple but joyful set.
    | 35-44
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Self
    Excavators were always one of favorite Technic theme and it will be forever. This set is one of many LEGO Technic excavator set and delivers what really Technic stands for. First of all, for the price, this set provides decent list of functions. The main function, the boom+arm operation is adequately implemented with limited number of parts. I would like to have regular bucket type hand (which may require three regular sized pneumatic cylinders) but having a little cylinder isn't too bad in terms of part collection. The wheels doesn't have any drive-trains, differentials, or any shock absorbers but they have steering system with least backlash I've had. Yeah, the steering works like charm. One gripe is that you need to always press the blue button to power the pneumatic cylinders (or air cylinders) to operate the boom structure. It's ok to have some chore but the superstructure is not so rigidly fixed for a furious pumping action. So, I recommend always lowering the outrigger when you operate it. But, here's another catch: the outrigger doesn't work well on uneven (like carpet) surface. The panels actually open and reveals the pneumatic hoses. You know, those hoses always slide off or at least loses pressure. So, you need to tighten those hoses time to time. The 'Maintenance Mode' (See one of pictures) helps a lot. The cabin elevation is also a nice bonus but one thing I would recommend is to lose the small 2-stud sized blocker at instruction step 107 if you're not planning to motorize it. With the blocker, the superstructure can only turn like 355 degree. I guess this limitation is due to power function integration. You don't want damage cables. In term of building experience, the difficulty is not hard at all but not too easy since the small superstructure packs all the pneumatic hoses and some gears to operate the cabin elevation. But then again, putting it together is a breeze compared to applying stickers. Yes, the real letdown of this set is the stickers. You need really really carefully apply stickers unless your excavator would look weird at least. Especially the back lights(red lights) are literally stickers!! So, you need to apply them exact fit positions or your excavator would look weird. Also, some stickers needs to be removed when you're planning to make B-model which is a kind of a bummer... However, it's much more playable with the excavator arm, anyway. You can challenge a friend to carry out Skittles or M&Ms distribution. Note that the arm reaches below the wheels!! Must be fun to dig out some Skittles from a secret labyrinth, right? Overall, it's a nice playbility/price set and a good source of pneumatic cylinders if you don't want to buy the humongous 42043 Arocs truck.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
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    Build Time: 4 hrs
    Building Experience: Expert LEGO builder
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  • about 1 month ago
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    Good value for the money
    | 25-34
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Self
    It was very challenging and time consuming build for me. I did not expected how great pneumatics are until I build this set. Instructions sometimes was not understandable for me, but overall great design and I only need to buy power functions to have full experience. PDF instruction was very useful. More designs like this one In future please.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars
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    Build Time: 8 hrs 55 mins
    Building Experience: Novice LEGO builder
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  • 3 months ago
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    Feature-rich, fun and fantastic to play with!
    | 45-54
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    For the last 3 years our family has built a Lego set for Christmas. In previous years we've built the Volkswagen T1 Camper van, the Mini and Wall-E. The Volvo EW160E was our first foray into Lego Technic. It was more of a challenge than our previous builds and we were daunted by the 250 page instruction manual at first, but it has been a wonderful kit to work on. This is the first Lego set we've built with pneumatics and the manual and pneumatic functions have proved a wonderful addition to this great replica of a real life Volvo wheeled excavator. The pneumatics work like a charm and its great fun working the boom arm etc. It looks great too! It was such a satisfying and rewarding build for our family, (including 10 yr old and 14 yr old). Once we've enjoyed playing with it we'll think about making the alternative build. My husband fancies getting the motor too! We think this kit is great value for money and we'd certainly try another Technic kit. Thanks Lego!
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
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    Build Time: 8 hrs
    Building Experience: Intermediate LEGO builder
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  • about 1 month ago
    Average rating5out of 5 stars
    Totally Amazing Set!
    | 14-18
    I would recommend this to a friend!
    Purchased for: Self
    The Volvo Ew160e is an amazing set! It was my longest build I've had but is was my first "real" technic. The build was fun and the final product is awesome. The pneumatics work very well and all the functions are great! I did get the motor pack and it is even better. I did find a way to intergrate the switch by moving some wires.
    Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars
    Level of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 stars
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    Build Time: 3 hrs 45 mins
    Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builder
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