A fun looking articulated vehicle. Itís good that the joint is a ball and socket to allow the vehicle to twist as it traverses the rough surface of the moon. I love the look of the big wheels on the front and the smaller wheels on the trailer. For an all-terrain vehicle, the nose does stick out quite a bit and might catch on rocks and the edges of craters. The turntable mounted arm is great for dropping off the mining unit into all sorts of nooks and crannies, plus you could use it for picking up and carrying cargo and all sorts of other spacey stuff. 9 A pair of fun and creative alternative builds. I like the characterful robot with his big eyes and wheels. The buggy is nice too, though shouldnít those tanks be on the front for a true CS feel? :) The mining mech has lots of fun play potential and itís great that youíve built a fuelling station from the leftover parts. Thereís a nice variety to both the main build and the alternatives. 9 Lots of play options here! The little mining unit looks as though it can hop around on itís yellow dish, grabbing this with its arms. The vehicle can drive all over the place, delivering mining units and picking up other stuff. Perhaps a good addition to the playability would be if the tractor unit could detach and drive away as a separate buggy? The whole build looks quite sturdy and easy for kids to use. 9 I like how this vehicle sticks to the all grey colour scheme of Classic Space but has lots of interesting shapes and textures to break it up. I like how detailed this compact model is too. It should have been in the shops in 1979! 9 Total score 36.
Design: I love the main build, which nails the CS utility rover theme perfectly.
Piece Selection: Two clever and well thought out alternatives. Great idea for the pipe connection to the hard-suit.
Playability: The crane arm and detachable base station gives this a high play value score.
CS Factor: Takes some of the early claw arm and digger rovers bang up to date, and pushes it a bit further with the addition of the detachable section.