It is a sad fact that as your children get older, their toys seem to get more expensive. I don't mind buying Lego as I know he gets a lot of use out of it, and it is a toy that will stay with him for many years to come. But really does it have to cost so much? So I am always looking out for it when sets come down in price. Like this Lego Technic 8067 Mini Mobile Crane, now £14.99 at Amazon, down from £20.99. Delivery is free with Amazon Prime.
This compact mobile crane is packed with functions and hard-core hauling power. According to the blurb on the website. You can steer it into position, then raise, lower, turn and extend the boom to lift heavy loads. Remember to extend the outriggers to stabilize it for extra big jobs. The crane will rotate through 360 degrees.
The Lego Mini Mobile Crane rebuilds into a tow truck. You can operate the arm of the tow truck and lower the hook to start hauling. Features realistic details and real rubber tires.
Mini Mobile Crane measures over 8' (20cm) long and 11' (28cm) tall. The set is suited to children aged 8 to 14 years. I'd say from experience that young Lego enthusiasts aged 6 or 7 would probably have a great time with this if they've got an equally enthusiastic adult to help.
Thanks to rach-n-chris at HUKD!