Thanks to the this year's April Fool's Joke of FBTB I discovered a Lego Theme I didn't know before: Power Miners.
I browsed through the current Lego catalog and somehow I liked it. Sure, it has very uncommon colors and the combination lime green/orange might not be everyone's taste, but this theme has something, some kind of charme.
Of course there are smaller (and cheaper) sets than the Crystal Sweeper, but it was for sale with 15 Euro less.
The set came in numbered bags and with two instruction booklets. And a sticker sheet.
The build was very entertaining, not repetitive at all and very straightforward. I needed several hours, but I opened all bags at once and ignored the numbers. So I had 474 parts in the box for looking through.
The special pieces for this sweeper look very interesting, like the driller or the cargo bed.
And there was one special part included, which I loved at once: a laptop
Most of the parts are lime green, but there's some orange, dark and light grey, black and white as well.
There are 4 Minifigs included. 2 Power Miners (Duke and Brains, both with two-sides-printed head for changing the emotions) and 2 Rock Monsters (Glaciator and Meltrox).
The result is a great looking, sturdy vehicle which has a lot to play with. There is a driller which can be put up and down, there is the cool sweeping function, which transfers crystals (or other things) from the floor into the cargo bed, and a bike.
Oh, and there is a banana!
Besides the vehicle there is a little rock catapult, which fits two Power Miners which then can be catapulted into trash from a Rock Monster.
It does not really fit into a Star Wars Collection, but I like it! So I give it a 8/10
Some extra for the fun: