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8070 Review
Hello Everyone! I have been really busy with life recently so I haven't been too active here. I am trying out a new format of review (similar to Jalopnik's reviews), tell me how you like it! Any feedback is welcome! :)
About this creation






Exterior: 8/10

No doubt the exterior of the 8070 is great, but there are a few flaws. First, the battery box hanging
out of the back is horrid! Another mark against the 8070’s exterior is the stickers. It uses many more stickers than its predecessor, the 8448. I happen to really like the overall more “finished look” of this car compared to its skeletal predecessors. The side, where the fastback styling and aggressive lines are displayed is personally my favorite view of the car.






Interior: 6/10

I do not really care for the interior. It looks incomplete, and lacks basic details such as, gauges, vents, and dials. The seats seem to be at a different scale or something! They are weirdly proportioned, and positioned for this size of car. Also weirdly proportioned for this car is the center console. It is way too wide, I can forgive them for this because the fact that there is a gearbox in the middle, more on that later.






Functions: 9/10

This set is loaded to the gills with functions! I’ll start with the typical ones. There is independent suspension on all for corners. Steering is pretty obvious; after all, this is a Technic car we are talking about! Now the more unusual ones. The traditional gearbox that its predecessor had has been replaced with one that now switches between functions. The functions are independently opening doors, an opening hood, and a retractable spoiler. All pretty cool, but I’d rather have a proper gearbox.



Handling: 7/10

The turning circle on this car is just okay, as is a problem with most big Technic sets. The steering is Hand of god type, no linkage to the steering wheel in the interior, this may be a put off for some people, but I actually prefer it, it increases the playability factor which is always a plus.



Value: 8/10

I picked mine up for 119.99, that doesn't mean you will now a days as the set is discontinued! I think this set was a relatively good deal at ~7 cents per piece. You got a good mix of new pieces and older, but still useful ones.



Overall Rating 38/50
I really like this set. It is not without its issues though. I'd fully recommend this set to anyone!



Comments

Alex B
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Charlie A
  November 10, 2013
Look at my steering mods on my page. I have sorted out that bad turn radius. All in all, great review!
 I like it 
  October 26, 2013
Nice review Alex! I think this is a great set too! Congratulations on 'POTW' over at Head Turnerz, you really deserve it! Your photography skills are really improving! Keep it up mate and you might even win more 'POTW's!
 I like it 
  October 25, 2013
Nice review! I have this set too and I really love it. My favorite Technic is still the 8285, though. :)
 I made it 
  October 24, 2013
Quoting geoffrey boulton great review i have the 8880 set
Man, I want the 8880 so bad! That's the next big set I'm saving up for. :)
 I like it 
  October 24, 2013
great review i have the 8880 set
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
I have this set (picked it up used for around $80, if I remember correctly) and I would say your review is pretty much spot on. It is a pretty nice set, but I'd rather have one of the earlier supercar sets with a proper gearbox.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
man, I would love to have one of these!
 I made it 
  October 23, 2013
Quoting Nick Barrett Good review. I was never tempted to get this, because of the gearbox and steering issues; I still think 8448 or 8880 are better sets.
Yep. I am going to do a review on the 8448 soon as well.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
Good review. I was never tempted to get this, because of the gearbox and steering issues; I still think 8448 or 8880 are better sets.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
Mine was 119,99 euro's, which is about 149,99 dollars. Nice review, and very useful.
 I like it 
  October 23, 2013
That is an awesome set!
  October 23, 2013
Nice review! I got my 8070 by only €70,00 (Lucky!)
 
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