LEGO Technic 42053 Volvo EW160E – Review

LEGO Technic 42053 Volvo EW160E

This is one of the remaining models in Technic line to be released in second half of 2016. LEGO Technic 42053 Volvo EW160E is another model based on real life machine. Build in cooperation with Volvo, this set gets 1166 pieces and a recently upgraded second version of Pneumatic System, which works faster and more precise.

As almost every Techinc set this one can be rebuilt into alternative b model which is Volvo L30G compact versatile loader. Both models feature distinctive yellow-black Volvo colors.

The main digger model’s pneumatics are powered by a small pump, collected air allows to operate  the digging attachment, lower, extend and raise the arm. Outriggers on the back and the front can be extended manually to lift all wheels into the air and stabilize the digger while it’s working.

Only front wheels turn with the knob on the back, but there is an interesting feature which allows the driver cabin to be lifted to various heights to aid the driver and offer better visibility. LEGO Technic 42053  can be upgraded with motorized Power Functions available from a separate set. This model also features new parts, most distinctive are smaller flat side panels.