After a short delay, we’re back! And back with a treat with today’s set, 30433 Volvo Wheel Loader. This is, so far, the only Technic polybag to be reviewed for the year long + project and it is a delight.

Technic sets always amazed me by the level of functionality packed into a given set along with the engineering that went behind it. For smaller sets, I don’t expect a whole lot and for something like this, LEGO still managed to extend the Technic design principles into the final build.

The front loader can be raised and lowered by turning the knob at the very top of what would normally be the driver’s seat. The knob turns the worm gear assembly easily and effortlessly.

The bucket can be angled thanks to a click finger hinge. The branding stickers add a nice level of detail.

There’s another set of stickers on the back.

The Volvo wheel loader rolls, raises the bucket up and down, and can angle the bucket. It doesn’t sound like much but i had a some fun rolling it around on my desk and scooping up some loose elements.

Does It Suck or Does It Rock?

30433 Volvo Wheel Loader does exactly what it’s supposed to do. For a Technic polybag, it’s really quite charming and functional to boot. It’s been awhile since I’ve cracked open a LEGO set. I’m glad this set didn’t suck because that would have made it harder to get this post going.


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You Can Win This And Every Other Polybag I Review This Year

I’ll be raffling every polybag I review this year in one big lot, all 260 sets (with the possibility of more). Each set will be individually stored in a ziploc baggie complete with the extra pieces, instructions, and the actual polybag bag it came in. The cost of a raffle ticket is just $1 USD and you can enter as many times as you want. Send a PayPal payment to for $1 USD for every ticket you want to purchase. DO NOT send one payment for multiple entries i.e. do not send one $5 USD payment for five tickets; five $1 USD payments must be made instead. Raffle is open to everyone in the world except where raffles are illegal. Be sure to put “POLYBAG RAFFLE” in the notes section of the payment in order to be entered successfully. Winner will be drawn sometime sometime in the second half of 2023 and contacted at the PayPal email address the payment was sent from to arrange for delivery. For a running list of all the sets that you can win, check this Google spreadsheet.

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