- Category: Sets
- Hits: 79
- Set Year: 1987
- Set Number: 8852
- Set Parts: 322
- Set Price: 78.50
- Building Instruction: No
- Currency: Guilders
Set 8852 was released in 1987 and was the only set available that year. This set is a truck which features rack and pinion steering. When a crank in the rear is turned, the upper chassis rotates upwards and the wheelbase shortens, transforming the vehicle into a robot. This is the only Technic set ever made with this theme and was almost certainly influenced by the popularity of the Hasbro® Transformer series of toys in the same time period. The mechanism itself is very clever, but the robot is not very interesting once transformed.
This set features almost no traditional studded construction, a sign of things to come. This set is also an excellent source of regular and toothed connectors.
All technic sets consisting of 100 or less pieces.
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All sets belonging to the Expert Builder series from late 1970-ties and 1980-ties.
All sets containing a Pullback motor.