After 2 weeks and well above 500 votes, poll results for the best TECHNIC set in 2008, is closed by now.
This year, the smaller sets from the 1st half, got no chance!
Without surprise (if compared to my personal expectations), the Excavator (8294) was chosen as the best TECHNIC set in 2008 for almost half (45%) of the voting population.
1st place (8294, Excavator; You may find it under review, here at TBs )
In my perspective this set had several reasons to be a winner in its class, but also for the entire theme in 2008.
- New good and useful parts.
- The only set which got two Linear Actuators in one box, and also the cheapest to include them.
- By far the cheapest option to get such parts in quantity and most accessible for those willing to acquire several of these.
- Includes a large number of treads, into a small and relative cheap set.
- Playability above the average for the set size.
Surprisingly, it is also IMO the set which proposes the worst or less appealing B-model. However the main model is so good, that no one really cares about it.
It was immediately followed by the Off-Roader (8297), which was not far, and the Telescopic Handler (8295) ...
3rd place (8295, Telescopic Handler)
There was however some hard fight (at least during the first poll days) for the 3rd place, where the Cherry Picker (8292) shown to be also a popular model.