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Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX

Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX is LEGO set 42081-1. It has a score of 77. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 0 reviews, based on 7 scored reviews and 9 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 32.94% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2018, and it is categorised in Technic.


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Thumbs 71%


42081-1 Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

LEGO Recommendation: meh 4.64 / 5 → 93 / 100

Brickset Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100

ttpm Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 → 90 / 100 Recommendation: meh 4.2 / 5 → 84 / 100

Eurobricks Recommendation: meh 8.2 / 10 → 82 / 100

Sariel's LEGO Workshop Recommendation: no 3 / 5 → 60 / 100

Brick Architect Recommendation: no 2 / 5 → 40 / 100

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Compared to other 2018 sets


Average score for 2018 is 84.28. This set has 77, which is worse.

Price per part (PPP)

Average PPP for 2018 is 0.21. PPP for this set is 0.12, which is better.

Set information

Set ID: 42081-1
Name: Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX
Parts: 1167
Retail price (USD): 139.99
Price Per Part (USD): 0.12

2018 Technic

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Recommendation: meh 4.64 / 5 from 11 reviews

Really cool build that works to Lego Technic's strengths (construction and farm equipment). Although - as others have pointed out - the small gears don't seem to have enough leverage to make the motions happen very quickly, there is enough space to substitute larger gears and frankly, this puppy is all about how cool it looks. My only complaint is that this set is almost in a party of one and I'd really like to see more like it in future!

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 11 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

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Recommendation: meh 4.5 / 5

Adults and kids alike will love building and playing with this exceptional vehicle from LEGO. Huge Wheels pivot in opposition with manual wheel steering capabilities, and the excellent suspension and big tires are great for handling rough terrain. There's a manual working boom and bucket for carrying away objects, and the chassis raises and lowers with adjustable counterbalance. Completing the set there's even a buildable mapping drone.

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Recommendation: meh 4.2 / 5 from 9 reviews

This was/is a hit. While it will take a couple hours, at least (all day here), it is worth the effort. In this case, an eight year-old did most of the work. It says it is intended for 10+, and it is, but this eight year-old has an older brother in HS more than happy to help out. Fine motor skills are required here and there. Similarly, whatever the age, this isn't a beginner set. It will help to have worked on Lego before. Because there are so many pieces, mostly quite small, and because of the complexity, have a dedicated space for construction. You'll need to go online for the dump truck instructions. Have fun! Anthony Trendl

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Recommendation: meh 8.2 / 10 by Jim

At the beginning of the review I mentioned that I was very fond of this model. Well, that didn't change upon completing the build. I like everything about it. And I find it particularly interesting, and audacious, that TLG and Volvo actually went ahead with this project. This proves that two major brands working together can accomplish great things. I do understand that not everybody will like this model, but if you are remotely interested in robotics and autonomous vehicles, this should appeal to you.

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Recommendation: no 3 / 5 by Paweł Kmieć

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Recommendation: no 2 / 5 by Tom Alphin

#42081 Volvo Concept Wheel Loader ZEUX is based on an ambitious goal—exploring the autonomous future of construction equipment. Between the weird appearance, somewhat awkward play features, and high price, it is not one of our favorites.

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by Adam White

When I opened the box and saw the un-numbered bags I was quite annoyed, as someone who lacks space, being able to build in stages is a great advantage. But to my surprise the element free-for-all added to the overall enjoyment of the build. I've not built many Technic sets, but this as been my favourite yet. In fact it's been one of my favourite sets to build this year. I highly recommend LEGO fans who may never venture beyond System sets, to just try giving one Technic set a go.

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by Huw

I didn't think I'd like this much given it's a bit unconventional but now I've built it, played with it, and understood the thinking behind its design, it's actually my favourite of the four summer Technic sets. It's not so huge that it takes ages to build and is difficult to display, it looks suitably futuristic and high-tech, and best of all it's packed with functionality that actually works. Pretty much the perfect Technic model.

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