LEGO Power Miners 8960 Thunder Driller


LEGO Power Miners 8960 Thunder Driller

LEGO Power Miners Thunder DrillerLEGO has renewed its commitment to imaginative play with the introduction of the Power Miner line of sets. The Power Miners 8960 Thunder Driller delivers on this commitment. The premise of the Power Miners story line is the discovery of rock monsters by a LEGO geologist named Brains. The intrepid Brains realizes these little rock monsters are hungry for crystals found underground. He soon comes to believe that the rock monsters are made of rock themselves. Brains creates tools and vehicles to dig deep into the earth in order to uncover the crystals before they are consumed by the monsters. The Thunder Driller is just what they need to drill rock into dust.

The Power Miners 8960 Thunder Driller includes dynamite, crystal, Thunder vehicle with its large drill head, two miner minifigures and an orange rock monster called Firox. He is described as the sly monster that likes to be a trickster. Brains and team must work quickly against Firox and the other monsters. The Thunder Driller helps because it never stops spinning with the aid of the enormous spiked wheels that never stopping turning. The Power Miner team fuels the magma core machine and searches out the hiding spots of rock monsters. This vehicle’s motor cover opens to show the gears and to reveal storage for crystals. The Thunder Driller set can be combined with the Power Miners 8958 Granite Grinder to create the Aero Shredder.

The dimensions of this set are 38.2 x 26.2 x 9.4 cm. It weighs 658g. When built, the vehicle is 20 cm long. At 235 pieces, this set is challenging without frustration. LEGO enthusiasts ages 7 and up will enjoy building and imagining.


December 18, 2009
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