As far as mini tractors go, this one, 30284 Tractor, is the best one. Admittedly, there isn’t a single other mini tractor set that I’ve reviewed, or even seen with my own eyes. The Volvo Wheel Loader from earlier in the week comes close and that was a fantastic set for being small and all Technic-y. Today’s set is just as charming despite it not being very accurate.
Look, in case it’s not obvious I’m not a farmhand. I don’t own a farm. I don’t even have a garden. But from all the pictures of tractors I’ve seen I noticed a couple of things. The tractors that are big enough to have a cockpit will have doors on them. The ones that don’t, don’t have a roof or windshield of any kind, just a rollbar if even that. So this half open cab doesn’t seem to be standard equipment. Maybe it’s a European tractor and they have different build standards?
The other thing I’ve noticed is that the ones I’ve seen only have one smokestack, not two. This is easily fixable by just removing one of the 4L bars but still.
I could be wrong on all of those assertions but that doesn’t matter because despite those things, it still looks and feels like a tractor.
It’s got small wheels in the front, bigger balloonish wheels in the back. It’s also towing a tiller for some great tractor action.
And in case you don’t want to be tilling while dragging this across your desk, it can fold up neatly. It may not be accurate (or maybe it is what do I know) but I kinda like that it can do that.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
30284 Tractor won’t fit into an existing theme given that it’s in mini scale, so it would probably be fit for a desktop fidget toy or something. You could do worse though. I don’t mind it so much.
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