Instructions for the new 2010 Summer sets now online

The A model instructions for the Summer 2010 sets have appeared on the Lego website.

Lego Technic Motorised Excavator - Set 8043

Manual 1 (12.5mb)

Manual 2 (13.5mb)

Manual 3 (8.8mb)

Lego Technic Mobile Crane - Set 8053

Manual 1 (9mb)

Manual 2 (10.1mb)

Manual 3 (14.9mb)

Lego Technic Container Truck - Set 8052

Manual 1 (9.1mb)

Manual 2 (9.6mb)

B Model instructions for the Summer 2010 sets

The B model instructions for the Summer 2010 sets have appeared on the Lego website.

The Excavator (8043) becomes a Tracked Loader, the Container Truck (8052) becomes an Articulated Tipper and the Mobile Crane (8053) becomes a Harbour Crane.  the Motorbike B model instructions are included in the set.

Lego Technic Tracked Loader - Set 8043

Manual 1 (3.7mb)

Manual 2 (3.7mb)

Manual 3 (4.2mb)

Manual 4 (5mb)

Manual 5 (3.2mb)

Lego Technic Articulated Tipper Truck - Set 8052

Manual 1 (3.4mb)

Manual 2 (4.4mb)

Manual 3 (3.1mb)

Lego Technic Harbour Crane - Set 8053

Manual 1 (4.9mb)

Manual 2 (4.4mb)

Manual 3 (3.3mb)

Manual 4 (4.2mb)

Manual 5 (4.8mb)

Official Images of the new Lego Technic Container Truck

Lego has now released official images of the new Lego Technic Crane (set 8052)

And the B Model

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User Created Technic Container Truck – Set 8052

Lego Technic fan Barry Bosman has recreated the Lego Technic Container Truck (set 8052) from photos using currently available parts and colours.

This video explains how the one mechanism manages to both tip the body up, and to also offload the body. This is the main function of a Lift hook type vehicle. (see 1:33 > 2:00)

Many Lego fans have been trying to build simple Hook Lift lorry's for years without managing to recreate such a simple mechanism to both tip and offload.