Ratings and Reviews for 42030-1: Volvo L350F Wheel Loader

42030-1: Volvo L350F Wheel Loader

Overall Score

6.90
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 7.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 8.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 4.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 6.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 7.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 8.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 9.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 6.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 8.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 6.00
Review from: owhataboy
Reviewed on: Aug 26, 2014
Join Date: 02/18/2014
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 7

The number of parts are lower then respective models in the same price range. This is caused by the number of motors and RC parts. The packaging is good as expected. I was a little bit surprised by the fact that there is only one construction manual included. Shouldn't be much complicated to build.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 8

The one and only unique part is the big bucket. Maybe the Volvo stickers should be noticed.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 4

The model is quite to easy to build. A semi professional builder will need around 4-5 hours - not what to be expected by the price level. In the end the model runs on an expected level. I'm not sure if the motors will work for a long time but we will see. The steering looks a bit spastic. From my point of view the 4x4 Crawler is much better constructed. A big minus is the exhaust pipe - this part is not fixed as far as I have done it right. It is just put over a small pipe.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 6

Ok you will get some nice motor and RC parts as well as an officially licensend model. But overall I think 175 € will be a fair price.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 7

As given in many situations in the past - Utility Vehicles are a cash cow for Lego. Therefore you will find more of this in the future I guess.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 8

You will find a unique part. From my point of view there nothing more to say for exclusivity.

PACKAGING | Score: 9

Good as expected.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 6

Overall I'm not sure regarding this point. In the past many remote controlled models get a good growth rate. In this case it will be related to fans of Volvo from my point of view. There are some aspects mentioned in the playability / build experience which could be a barrier for growth potential.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 8

The set looks quite good. But especially the load floor of the second model could be improved.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 6

This model was created for fans of Volvo or at least big utility vehicles. From my point of view it will be an average investment based just on the fact that RC models will be always on raise.

If you are not excited by these type of vehicles go for the 4x4 crawler - the better investment as well as fun object.

To say it level-headed - you will get some expensive parts and a licensed model. But 175 € should be a target price.