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  1. 1H 2015 - LEGO Technic Sets 42057: Ultralight Helicopter Pieces: 199 Age: 8 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $9.99, Europe: 9.99€ B Model: 42058: Stunt Bike Pieces: 140 Age: 7 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $14.99, Europe: 14.99€ B Model: 42059: Stunt Truck Pieces: 142 Age: 7 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $14.99, Europe: 14.99€ 42060: Street Working Cars Pieces: 365 Age: 8 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $24.99, Europe: 24.99€ B Model: 42061: Telescopic Forklift Pieces: 260 Age: 8 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $24.99, Europe: 19.99€ B Model: 42062: Container Transport Pieces: 631 Age: 8 to 14 Retail Price: USA: $34.99, Europe: 29.99€ B Model: 42063: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Bike Pieces: 603 Age: 10 to 16 Retail Price: USA: $59.99, Europe: 49.99€ 42064: Searching Ship Pieces: 1327 Age: 10 to 16 Retail Price: USA: $129.99, Europe: 119.99€ B Model: 42065: RC Tracked Racer Pieces: 370 Age: 9 to 16 Retail Price: USA: $59.99, Europe: ? B Model: 42066: Air Race Jet Pieces: 1151 Age: 10 to 16 Retail Price: USA: $119.99, Europe: 109.99€ B Model: --- 42067 ? 42068: Fire Rescue Vehicle Pieces: ? Age: 10-16 Retail Price: ? 42069: Extreme Adventure Pieces: ? Age: 11-16 Retail Price: ? B Model: 42070: 6x6 All Terrain Tow Truck Pieces: ? Age: ? Retail Price: ? B Model: Also, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of LEGO Technic, each set comes with a special commemorative brick!
  2. Me and my husband made this car, it is a studless Test car 8865. We call it Test car 8865 Revival. Me and my husband have the same hobby. It has 746 parts. We made instructions. Here they are and they are free: http://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-8231/Helgejohan3/test-car-8865-revival/ UNPAINTED MOTOR AND RIMS:
  3. REVIEW - 42070 - 6X6 ALL TERRAIN TOW TRUCK INTRODUCTION It is that time of year again. The time when the most interesting new Technic sets will be (or already have been, in some cases) released. The flagship set is obviously builds loads of anticipation and expectancy. Interesting enough this year's flagship set isn't the biggest set, when we are merely regarding the number of parts. Even though the 42069 has more parts, this set is still considered to be the flagship. It's quite obvious when you see the size of the box or when you look at the price. At first sight the set looks as impressive as the box. Six big wheels, introduced in the Claas last year. Full RC, which means you can use a remote to drive the vehicle and to operate the crane and outriggers. There is only one remote however, so the functions need to be switched, using gears and levers. I am anxious to find out how the gear box works. Since several videos and reviews have been released, we already know that this set received a lot of criticism. One of the main complaints is the hefty price tag. It's as expensive as the Bucket Wheel Excavator, yet is has less than half the parts. There must be something in this set justifying the price tag. Why don't we start building, so we can find out what that might be. PICTURES Pictures can be clicked to view hi-res versions. More pictures can be found in my Flickr album. DISCLAIMER This set has been provided by the CEE Team of TLG. It's not my goal to promote this set. It's my goal to give you an honest opinion about it. Therefore, the opinion in this review is my own and is in no way linked to TLG. SET INFORMATION Number: 42070 Title: 6x6 All Terrain Tow Truck Theme: Technic Released: 2017 Part Count: 1862 Box Weight: 4,0 kg (approx) Box Dimensions: 58,0 cm x 47,7 cm x 11,9 cm Set Price (MSRP): € 279 Price per Part: € 0,15 Links: Brickset, Bricklink THE BOX Upon looking at the box, it's clear that this set is this year's flagship. Obviously the lid/flap is a clear indication that we're dealing with the flagship, but the box itself is also pretty impressive. INSIDE FLAP The inside of the flap shows a single picture of the model, with the outriggers extended. Admittedly, it does look cool and appealing. According to the designers this is the truck that will tow the truck that was supposed to tow your car. If this bad boy doesn't get the job done, what will?! INSIDE The inside of the box shows the different functions, translated in no less than eight languages. At the bottom you can see an overview of all the Power Functions components. BACKSIDE The backside of the box also shows some of the functions, together with the B-model, a Research Explorer Vehicle. Not that I am particularly familiar with research vehicles, but it doesn't resemble anything I have ever seen CONTENTS OF THE BOX The box contains: 1 Single book with stickers 6 Tires 18 Bags BOOK WITH STICKERS The way every bigger Technic (or LEGO set in general for that matter) should be packed, the sticker sheet combined with the book. BOOK The book is quite heavy and it contains almost 400 pages for 590 building steps. STICKER SHEET Since the sticker sheet is packed with the book, it's unharmed during transit. Hopefully the bear is unharmed too. The colors of the stickers are very vibrant, which perfectly match the Dark Azure look of the truck itself. TIRES One of the key elements of this set are the six big tires, introduced in the Claas in 2016. I am big fan of these tires, so I was delighted that the rumors about a 6x6 Truck with Claas tires were true. BAGS This set contains 18 unnumbered bags, containing a total of 1862 parts. The PF components are combined with the rims and are packed in two separate bags. By looking at the bags you can already see a lot of different bright colors. HIGHLIGHTED PARTS This section describes the interesting parts. POWER FUNCTIONS This set contains the following Power Functions elements: Battery Box Infrared Receiver Infrared Remote Control M Motor XL Motor Compared to the Bucket Wheel Excavator this set does have the IR Receiver and Transmitter, while the BWE doesn't. And it has an M Motor, which the BWE lacks. So it has three more PF components. This is important for comparing the price. It's a nice PF Starter Pack for those of you getting (back) into the hobby. 24-16 TEETH DIFFERENTIAL Surprisingly, this set contains two old style Differentials. Upon close inspection, it seems that the mold has changed a bit, since the innards of the gear slightly protrudes, which wasn't the case with the previous versions. Admittedly, I would probably not have noticed if Sariel hadn't mentioned it. Actually it makes sense that this set contains at least one of these differentials. Since it's full RC and 6x6 we do need a center differential to prevent strain on the axles when powering all the wheels. DARK BLUE AZURE PARTS When we first saw the pictures of this set, we had to guess which color blue was used. This is because TLG has treated us with a wide range of blue elements in the Technic line. Compared to medium blue or medium azure, I definitely prefer this blue color. It would be great if TLG picked one (or two) shade(s) of blue and worked with that for a while though. They probably have heard enough complaints by now, so hopefully they will stick to dark azure as the alternate blue. Downside of getting new colors is the range of available parts. Over time the inventory will hopefully grow, but for now we have to work with this selection of dark azure. Currently there are 215 registered parts in dark azure, but they won't be very useful for building Technic. Unless you like to add Duplo to your truck 4x Liftarm 2x4 13x Liftarm 5L 13x Liftarm 11L 1x #1 and #2 Panel 1x #13 and #14 Panel 6x Curved Panel 11x3 3x Panel 11x3 9x Panel 11x5 4x Tapered Panel 11x5 CURVED PANEL 13x3 For the first time we get these panels in black, which is a very welcome addition to the parts selection. If we can get them in white too, that would be great, thanks CURVED PANEL 3x6x3 Earlier this year this transparent version of the curved 3x6x6 panel was intruced in the BMW R 1200 GS and Uwe conveniently used it as headlights in this truck. DOG BONE For the first time one of the frames (technically it's called a liftarm) is produced in a different color than light bluish grey. Six H Shaped Liftarms in red will be used in this set. One of my favorite parts and they perfectly fit the Mindstorms EV3 color palette. AXLE AND PIN CONNECTOR HUB This year the Axle and Pin Connector Hub is released in red. I already found these at the Factory Store in Legoland Germany and I wondered which set would use these in red. They are most likely not produced in red for this set, but for Baze Malbus from the Star Wars Buildable Figures. ROPE This set contains a new rope. It has kind of a metallic touch to it. It is slightly ticker than the regular rope. Thumbs up for this new version. It looks and feels a lot better. RED #3 CONNECTOR Last but not least, the rerelease of the red #3 connector, last seen in 2011. Lots of MOC-ers will be very happy to be able to use these parts for an affordable price again. I almost forgot that these parts were pretty rare, so I shot this picture afterwards. Four parts is exactly the number I have (or had before now) in my collection. So basically I doubled up! Whoop whoop. INVENTORY This set contains 1862 parts, which is not that many for a flagship these days. THE BUILD Let's build ourselves a 6x6 All Terrain Tow Truck, now shall we! As with most trucks we start by building the center section, where the gearbox will be positioned. We immediately get cracking with quite a few gears, including the white safety gear (a.k.a. Clutch Gear). Early on the M Motor is attached to the gear box. This motor will be used to drive several functions, switched manually by two levers. This picture clearly shows that there are four switches to be operated. Eventually there are only two levers (one on each side of the vehicle), so let's wait and see how this will end up. So far the build is enjoyable. It's fun to add the gears and to slowly find out how they will be operated and which function(s) they will be driving. After building most of the center gearbox you will work your way forward and attach the front wheel steering linkage. As you can see the steering is operated off center and the second 12T Bevel Gear is only used to guide the rack. One of the things that also meets the eye is the different colored liftarms on the port and starboard side of the boat...uhmm truck. It seems odd at the moment, but it will prove to be useful later on...if you don't screw up anyway Talking about screw ups. I had quite a few of 'em during the build. It was late and I wasn't really sharp. An example of lack of sharpness is taking the XL Motor to the photo studio (I was building downstairs) and not thinking clearly about where the cable should be positioned. I can tell you...not this way. There is little extra length on the cable, so you will need every centimeter (or even milimeter). Connecting it this way will end up with having too little length on the cable. Lucky for me I was able to turn the motor around without taking too much of the model apart. I had a friend over who is interested in LEGO Technic as well. Obviously, he didn't want to be in spectactor mode during the entire build, so we alternated building every now and then. Since I misplaced the XL Motor, you can see what happened in the picture below. The dark azure liftarms were placed over the wire, which got us into trouble half an hour later or so. Let's talk a bit more about the different colors on the different sides of the truck. Since people tend to frequently make the mistake of misplacing the differentials in a 4x4 model, TLG provided a fool proof way of connecting the differentials. This way you almost cannot make this mistake. So, you would think. Unless you are building with a team mate and you incorrectly correct a mistake. That is exactly what happened during this phase of the build. My buddy had built both live axles. He had built them correctly, but he reversed the second one, resulting in the red liftarms being on the wrong side of the vehicle. I noticed the mistake, but instead of simply turning the second live axle around, I started rebuilding the second live axle. This resulted in both differentials being on the same side. Needless to say, that didn't improve driving performance. This was the moment that we called it a night. As you can see the wire is still incorrectly attached and the rear live axle has an incorrectly placed differential. Little did we know that we *cough* my buddy *cough* also missed a 20T bevel gear right smack in the middle of gearbox. As you can see in the picture below, there is no extra length on the cable of the XL Motor. This is not the most elegant solution, but after you finish the cabin, you won't see the cable anymore. At this point we still had the rear differential the other way around, so when I hooked up the battery box to test all the functions, we noticed the two rear axles turning in different ways...a clear indication you screwed up. I immediately realised that my buddy didn't screw up the build, but simple attached the rear axle incorrectly (or is this also considered a screw up hehe). We both had a laugh and fixed the mistake. Here you can see that the red connector is a tight fit. Not much margin to work with. The finished cabin looks cool. Although, I wonder why TLG keeps using blue panels as seats. I mean, this blue doesn't really match the rest of the truck. I'd say that any other color would have worked better than blue. Yellow would have been okay, or simply dark or light bluish grey, since the set is already very colorful. Come on guys, you can do better than that. The engine powering this behemoth is a powerful 4 cylinder engine. Wait a minute?! That can't be right. A 4 cylinder engine....hmmmph. I reckon its real life counterpart wouldn't use a 4 cylinder engine, but Uwe probably prefered a non-V engine over the correct number of cylinders. I would rather see a big 8 cylinder engine, even if that meant a V8. Even Dokludi used a V8 in his replica, so there is space enough. Other than that; the engine with the two black panels looks cool. The rear outriggers use more or less the same mechanism as the side ones, using an axle instead of gears to operate the stamps. Cool aspect about this technique is that it's quite rare for the outriggers to be operated by a motor. Usually you have to manually extend the stamps, which is rather cumbersome. Or be very patient when you have to wait for the 42009 outriggers to be extended. These outriggers are deployed in no time! Here's the attachment of the gearbox to the mini LA. The axle still needs to be pushed through the bracket. When you are done with the rear outriggers you move onto the crane. The crane looks rather flimsy for a truck this robust. Some panels could be added to make it look more sturdy and robust. It feels unfinished this way. At this point the model looks like you will be adding quite some stuff. On the contrary, you are almost done at this point. I remember my girlfriend looking at the parts I had left, looking at the model and saying "but you still need to build a lot". This is how your 98% complete truck looks like. The fenders and the side panels cover up the chassis and after that you are done. As you can see, the rear of the truck lacks a proper bed, which leaves you with an unfinished feeling, again. The rear and (the looks of the) crane are definitely not the strong suit of this model. The front of the model does look cool though. Unlike the cute bear, the front says "don't mess with me, I will ... you up". At the bottom you can see the 40 year anniversary brick (3L Liftarm), which is present in all of the 2017 sets. Several "Tow 067" stickers need to be applied, but what they mean still remains a mystery. Since set 42067 is missing from the line-up many of us figured the 42067 would be introduced as a new supercar (or something similar) being towed by this truck. The designers were actually quite surprised with this theory (or they acted surprised) and they said it wasn't related at all. It is supposed to have a meaning though, which we will find out later. FINISHED MODEL Without further ado, I hereby present this year's flagship.....the 42070 6x6 All Terrain Tow Truck! Some basic observations when looking at the model. I didn't like the color at all when it was first presented. During the build I actually started liking Dark Azure. It works really well with red and the yellow details. There is quite a gap underneath the doors. It's a plus that TLG included the bigger panels, but I can't help but think that the gap could have been avoided. The yellow rims with the black dishes work really well. The overall look of the truck is rather impressive. When you start building and you see the six big tires, it's a sign that it's gonna be "yuge". And that the Mexicans are going to pay for it...oh wait now, that's something totally different. It is huge though. I am well aware that bigger doesn't always mean better, but I am a sucker for big models. The front of the truck with the bull bar definitely matches my expectations for this kind of truck. The chains and the Teddy Bear add nice touches to the exterior. The center of the chassis seems to be bending a bit, which isn't really surprising, given the size of the model. When I go on a cruise, the ship is bending all the time and that's not even a bad thing. I don't really mind this model bending a bit, although one could claim that it needs some reinforcement. Is it even road legal to have the tires sticking out of the vehicle?! I wonder how it looks if you position the panels 1L farther to the outside. This is how the vehicle looks from the back (sorry for the mirrors). As you can see I have attached both chains to the rear end of the vehicle, instead of one to the side. From the rear you can easily see the chassis underneath. The bottom shot of the chassis shows the old style center differential and the pendular axles. A couple of soft springs on each side would have been nice. Some extra pictures for your enjoyment. FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS Now that we have built the model and we know what it looks like. Let's talk about the functions. This model packs six functions powered by two motors. Steering Driving Rotate crane boom Raise/lower crane boom Raise/lower the hook Raise/lower the outriggers Unfortunately you can't switch functions with the IR remote, so you need to change the functions manually, using two levers. Each lever is mounted on one side of the model. The left lever (the one on the driver's side) switches between the Driving Functions and Operator Functions. When you switch this lever to driving mode, the position of the second lever doesn't matter. STEERING Instead of using a servo motor for steering, this truck is using the M Motor, which is also used for some other functions. Steering is very smooth and operates nicely. There is no return to center, but you hardly miss it. I really like the way this is implemented. Downside however is the turning radius. As with many Technic models, this model has a very wide turning radius. You need to go back and forth quite a few times to make a 180-degree turn in a somewhat confined space. Here are two video's demonstrating the steering mechanism. DRIVING Because of the weight of the vehicle, it's geared down using a 8T on a 24T gear in the portal hub. So, don't expect spectacular performance when it comes to top speed. It does have proper torque and it drives smoothly. Using an XL Motor instead of an L motor results in the model coasting when you release the "throttle", instead of abrubtly coming to a halt. All in all I am quite happy with the ability to drive (and steer) this model. Here's a short video of driving the truck: Since I am not really interested in Truck Trial and/or outdoor operation, I won't go into much detail about how suitable this model is for that. If you are interested in that, I can highly recommend watching the video review of our top video reviewer Sariel. What I do like to address is the inability of the IR system to be operated outside. I have never done truck trial or other outdoor PF IR related activities, but it just not possible to operate the model outside of your home. I never really realised that this was a big issue, but when you buy a € 279 RC set you probably expect it to work in your garden as well. Makes me wonder how many calls have been answered by TLG's customer service regarding this matter. It's time for TLG to step up their game and come up with a better solution. OPERATING THE CRANE AND OUTRIGGERS When you switch the lever on the driver's side to upper position you are engaging the non-driving functions of the model. That is operating the crane functions and the outriggers. When you are using this mode you are depending on the second lever to select the functions you want to operate. It's either the outriggers combined with lowering/raising the boom or rotating the crane and raising/lowering the hook. This takes a bit of getting used to, but I found this model easier to operate than the Arocs, which uses a similar approach. The following video demonstrates the operator functions: One thing that kind of bugged me during operating the outriggers is the fact that a 7L axle has been used and it has been stopped by two full bushes. This resulted in the outrigger getting stuck near the panel on the right side. I was surprised by this, since TLG usually makes sure that there is ample space for moving parts. I will be modding this by using an 6L axle and half bushes. MANUAL FUNCTIONS Besides the motorised functions, this model has some manual functions like opening the doors and the bonnet. And according to TLG's website, it has moveable lights. They have yet to be found though. B-MODEL The B-model of this set is what TLG calls an Research Explorer Vehicle. A polar vehicle comes to mind, but the big tires are more suitable for other types of environment. I am not sure what TLG is aiming at. Usually I don't really care for B-models and that's no different for this set. I would be happy to see someone build this vehicle and show us what it's all about. I will take a rain check. PRICE Now that we are almost at the end of this review you have probably noticed that I am rather enthusiastic about this set. Although we haven't found a clear explanation why this set has an MSRP of 279 euro. I was hoping we would find out during the review, but we haven't. Therefore, I am afraid we need to do some math to be able solve the mystery. The most logical way to determine the price of a set is to compare it with similar sets. Other than the usual Technic elements, this set contains PF components and six big tires. Let's look at the Claas because of the tires, the Volvo L350F for the Power Functions and the Bucket Wheel Excavator because it has the same price. Claas has 1977 pieces and has an MSRP of € 149. Four big tires, PF Battery Box and M Motor.. Volvo has 1636 pieces and has an MSRP of € 219. Lots of PF including 2 PF IR Receivers and 2 Transmitters, big tires and a big bucket. BWE has 3929 pieces and has an MSRP of € 279. PF Battery Box and XL Motor. 6x6 Truck has 1862 pieces and has an MSRP of € 279. More PF than BWE, but way less PF than Volvo. So the BWE has over twice the number of parts, no PF Receiver or Transmitter and a single motor, but it still has the same price. You can argue that the BWE was actually cheap compared to other sets. Okay, let's call the BWE cheap and ignore it. Leaves us with the Volvo to compare to, since that set has a lot of PF components. The volvo has the entire range of PF components, including 2 PF IR Transmitters and Receivers. So it has a lot more PF components than the 6x6 Truck. The Volvo has approximately 200 parts less than the 6x6 Truck. At around 10 cents a piece, this would make up for a maximum of € 20. The Volvo is € 60 cheaper and it has almost double the number of PF components. The Claas isn't overly expensive, so the price of the tires probably don't add extreme costs to producing the set. When looking at the price of other sets, I simply cannot explain why the 6x6 Truck should cost 279 euro. Therefore, I can only jump to the conclusion that this set is overpriced. I'd say the price should be somewhere between the Claas (€ 149) and the Volvo (€ 219). € 149 + 2 tires and more PF components makes me feel like € 199, but no more than that, and definitely no € 279. SUMMARY When I first saw this set, I wasn't very thrilled about it. Even seeing it in Billund didn't change my mind. It's just a big truck which can drive and has yet another shade of blue. I do like big models and I do like the Claas tires, but it just didn't do it for me. Bright colors for a truck like this?! BUILDING EXPERIENCE During the first stages of the build it was clear that this set packs and interesting gearbox to operate some cool features. The set contains over 100 gears, so there obviously is interesting stuff going on. During the build we (I had some help during some of the building stages) made some serious mistakes. This wasn't because of the instructions. This was because it was late and we weren't paying enough attention. The funny thing is that this actually added some fun to the build. We had to take some stuff apart, and investigate where the problem originated. This was somewhat reminiscent of the good old days, where you sometimes had to puzzle your way through the build. So yeah, I really had fun during the build, even though I (we) made some very stupid mistakes. DESIGN Dark azure is a very nice shade of blue. It's way better than medium azure or medium blue. Now let's hope that TLG makes a pick when it comes to blue and add some connectors to the mix. Some parts of the truck look very cool and some look unfinished. Especially the rear of the vehicle and the crane look unfinished. It feels that some modding needs to be done to complete this model. I have very much come to terms with the bright colors though and I have started to appreciate them. What I don't get is the use of bright orange parts in the chassis. Why not throw in some dark azure if you need to use another color than grey. I can totally understand that TLG want to make the build process as understandable as possible, especially with the target audience in mind, but in some aspects they are overdoing it. PLAYABILITY Sometimes when I build a Technic model, the functions just don't seem to work properly. They look like a Proof of Concept, instead of actual working mechanisms. The good thing about this model is that the functions work properly. Steering, driving, operating the crane and the outriggers, everything works fine (except maybe the minor issue with the outriggers). Outdoor playability is virtually non-existent though. Don't expect your kids to have fun in the garden with this thing. They will get frustrated. FEATURES The main functions of the model are all operated by a remote control. Upside is that these functions work really well. Downside is that you still need to manually switch the functions, and you need to be inside. The outriggers are a blast to operate, they are so cool. PARTS In term of special parts this set isn't exactly special. You get six big tires, which you might already own four of, when you own the Claas. For existing PF users, it's mostly parts in new colors. If you are new to Technic or new to PF, this set is a pretty decent starter pack. VALUE FOR MONEY This is where things get ugly. The hefty price tag of € 279 is way too much. Around € 199 would have been reasonable, but € 279 is nowhere near reasonable. VERDICT After building the set and spending some time playing with it I can only come to the conclusion that I really like it. I am even thinking about modding this set and that is something I seldomly do. This set reminds me of the 42039, where I felt like the president of a fan club with very few members. Sometimes a set just works for me and this is such a set. And that's not because it's the best set right out of the box, but it has potential to have a lot of fun with it. Some sets are perfect, but you will hardly touch them after building. The real question is whether people will be forking out such an amount of money for a non-licensed set. 6,8 Thanks you for reading this review. All pictures can be found here.
  4. Hi everybody. As I was into the shop this midday I saw this set: This makes me think, even if it is a star wars figure, that this pretty girl needs a bike. A BIG bike...just like Lara Croft.... So I decided to build something different this time. And here is the result of this evening build: it is the first sketch of what the model will be, as usual. About everything is to be compacted and redesign, but this give a good idea of what is incoming. Tomorrow I will by the SW figure st to match the scale of both of them. All the ergonomic aspect of the bike will be calibrate based on the TLC figure I let my imagination do this evening, Motoguzzi inspiration mixed with old BMW/Harley frame....All is in the mix. I am pretty happy with what I came out. This give me the base and a vision for the next of the build: The main ideas are: A fully detailed enormous engine fitted into a lightweight frame and all terrain wheels. At this point I do not have any idea if I will realize back suspension or not for this model. maybe just a suspension for the Saddle ? It will have a gearbox, already sketched and installed. The sequential lever is still a question actually. I think to due to it's size, it must be realized here. I do think that this model will take me a lot of time to finished. It is a quiet unusual theme for me. But I like the challenge that it represent for me. Any comment or advice are welcome. To be continued...
  5. Behold, my latest MOC! The airport catering truck! This is attempt 3 for this MOC. I had 2 ideas before which I tried, but both were abysmal and failed. One was a car transport truck, but the gearbox was messy and there were no good functions I could make with the pieces from 42043. The second was a revival of 8868, but that turned out even worse as different parts of the truck were on different scales altogether. Finally, I scrapped it and decided to start fresh. Thus, this project was built. If you're wondering why there's paper on the side of the container, it's due to the lack of panels in the 42043 set (I would have needed at least 14 more to coat both sides of the container, but then it wouldn't be an alternate model). On the other hand, now there's a logo! It's the logo for the LSG Sky Chefs, a company that makes airplane food. The hardest part of this project was getting the gearbox not to slip for the pump and drive function. Early on in the build, I didn't realize it, but the lack of reinforcement came to haunt me towards the end. As a result, the side panels are crude, but they keep the gearbox together, just barely. Until the very end of the project (when I added some backbone to the truck), the entire vehicle shook when the pump was activated. So the model had and still has some faults, but in the end, the build was worth it and I believe the model looks good and works well. Feel free to leave your thoughts, I would love to hear them. Pictures and video below. The model is 1 42054 long and 1 42054 high. Thanks for reading/watching and I hope you enjoy! BrickbyBricktechnic
  6. The BTR-80 kit from Brickmania. Does anybody know what wheels Brickmania uses? I think its from a technic lego set, I cannot find the set. Please help.
  7. Hello everyone, I have started this form today because i could not find one anywhere else on Eurobricks. So, this is the place for anyone to discuss the mysterious Lego technic set 42067... To start this off i would like to re-point out something Jim pointed out about the 42070 in his review. he mentioned that the lower corners of the front that say TOW 067. Hmm very suspicious... Chase
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  9. Hello, I've been building with lego technic for a couple of years, but found myself never having the right pieces for my builds. I recently bought a second-hand lego set with some nice wheels (8386). So I could finally start building some bigger and cooler cars. I started with my first supercar this week and am having trouble with the rear axle. I am using the method you see in this picture (https://ibb.co/ciYnN5) with 2 separate axles. The problem is that I want to use a differential, but can't figure out how that would work with this. Does anyone have a solution for this, or does anyone have a different, stable (compact) method for this? Any rear axle that has suspension is welcome. I would appreciate it to see more ideas from you. One more thing to keep in mind is that I only have the type of universal joints you see in the picture (https://ibb.co/ciYnN5). I don't have any other. Thanks in advance ;)
  10. Said by @Sir von Lego. What do you think?
  11. Here's a vehicle that I believe has never been done in Technic before: An airport catering truck. This MOC intends to combine pneumatic and power functions. Here are the functions I have planned: -4 outriggers (PF) -Drive (PF) -Lifting the container (Pneumatic) -Opening front door (Pneumatic) -Opening rear door (Pneumatic) -Suspension, steering, fake engine Here's what I have so far: BTW, it is (loosely) based on this real truck: Leave some comments please! I need suggestions for battery box placement and gearbox reinforcement. Thanks! BrickbyBrickTechnic
  12. Hi, I decided to make my own supercar after seeing numerous topics. My current chassis has a 4-speed gearbox and independent suspension.
  13. Hi all! I finished this build yesterday, and am quite happy with the resulting model, so I took it out for some pictures today. Unfortunately the batteries in the model died out before I had a chance to film it, so I'll have to do that tomorrow (feel like I need to prove that all the functions actually do work on this one ) So here it is, the Tow Truck Mk II, a combination of a European truck with a typically American "rotator crane"(??) on the back (a Eurotator?) First some information regarding this MOC (of course, you don't have to read it ) As many of you might know, I built a pneumatic tow truck/recovery truck roughly two years ago, and a lot of you even seemed to like that model! When I finished that model, I wanted to make an RC PF version with the same functions and body, and I also wanted to make one powered by just one motor, with function switching gearboxes as the ones you see in most of the official non-RC PF sets released by TLG. Well, it only took about to years to get around to actually doing it! Due to the fundamentally different techniques building with pneumatics vs mechanical functions, some compromises had to be made, and some features could even be added! Firstly, this model has no suspension. The back of the model is pretty densely packed with axles and gears and functions, so fitting live axle suspension while maintaining a somewhat acceptable overall rigidity in the model was deemed impossible (for me) very early on. Also, du to the various functions going to the front, suspension there was not worth it either. Secondly, the swing-out outriggers of the original model from 2013 needed to be unnecessarily complicated, bulky, and not very strong, so I opted for an alternative solution. However, I did manage to make the fourth axle steered, something the 2013 model did not feature As you can see, it uses the genreal colour scheme and a lot of the stickered pieces from 8109. The model was initially all yellow, like the last one, but I wanted to spice things up a little, and am very happy with the resulting colours Okay, enough babbling, here are a couple of more pictures: In the above picture, everything is deployed/opened. The motorized functions are: 1. Tiltable cabin (small LA) 2. Front stabilizers/outriggers (small LAs) 3. Front winch 4. Middle outriggers (worm drives, self locking geometry) 5. Rear stabilizers/outriggers (small LAs) 6. Wheel lift elevation (small LAs) 7. Wheel lift extending (large LA) 8. Wheel lift tilting (small LA) 9. Crane rotation (worm drive) 10. Crane lifting (large LA) 11. Crane boom extending (worm drive/z8 gear/gear racks) 12. Crane winch Other features are: -Openable doors -Working V8 engine -Openable side- and rear panels (to access battery box, as well as some chains and attachments for the towing fork) -Proportional steering with Ackermann geometry on axles 1, 2 and 3. The crane superstructure has two gearboxes for the three functions up there. That means there is a constantly running single axle going through the turntable, and the cranes functions are selected up top. This allows for infinite rotation, with none of the cranes' functions being affected. Yeah, I know that bull barmight be ever so slightly overkill, but IMO it's not too bad It can even lift things directly in front of it Lastly, the underside shot: Also, for those who haven't seen them yet, here are a couple of quick renders showing the internals of the model: And with colour coding for the various functions All pictures and renders can be found in higher resolution in the appropriate Bricksafe folder. Overall I'm quite happy with the resulting model, but even though all functions work, at least one of them is not ideal (cabin tilt; I'm looking at you). Also, I feel the crane superstructure could be made more elegant. Anyway, hope to be able to make the video tomorrow! Comments, thoughts and criticism is as always appreciated!
  14. Hi all, This topic is for discussion of the new C-Model Index (under construction here), and for suggestions of C-Models for inclusion. I hope the index will help us all keep track of the great C-Models people have created, and in many cases, their instructions. I've managed to find a good collection to get started, but no doubt I will have missed some, so please tell me any you'd like to see added (or any mistakes/missing details/etc), and I'll add them in future updates. Rules for inclusion: Uses parts from only one set; That's about it! Where possible, I'll list details of EB topic, youtube video, instructions, and part count. Models detailed on EB are obviously favoured, but I've already come across one or two from elsewhere which I feel deserve to be included. They are listed in no particular order. Where individuals have listed their creations as C-Model, D-Model, etc, I have ignored this and called them all C-Models, because each designer's classification doesn't work when all compiled together. To keep this manageable, I'm going to try and release these in groups according to the original set. To start with, here's all the C-Models I have managed to round up for the set that got me out of my dark age - and perhaps its no surprise, given the sheer number of useful parts: [EDIT: moved 42009 into the index.] Hope this is useful - suggestions welcome. Jo
  15. type : lego gundam name : Gundam Barbatos code : ASW-G-08 Pilot : Mikazuki August series : Mobile Suit Gundam IRON-BLOODED ORPHANS / (機動戦士ガンダム 鉄血のオルフェンズ Kidō Senshi Gandamu Tekketsu no Orufenzu?) Frame Building Instrucktion : Trailer : LEGO Gundam Barbatos ASW-G-08 1/60 by demon demon demon, trên Flickr _1st form : LEGO Gundam Barbatos ASW-G-08 1/60 by demon demon demon, trên Flickr LEGO Gundam Barbatos ASW-G-08 1/60 by demon demon demon, trên Flickr LEGO Gundam Barbatos ASW-G-08 1/60 by demon demon demon, trên Flickr LEGO Gundam Barbatos ASW-G-08 1/60 by demon demon demon, trên Flickr _2nd form : LEGO Gundam Barbatos ASW-G-08 1/60 by demon demon demon, trên Flickr _3rd form : LEGO Gundam Barbatos ASW-G-08 1/60 by demon demon demon, trên Flickr _4th form : LEGO Gundam Barbatos ASW-G-08 1/60 by demon demon demon, trên Flickr _5th form : LEGO Gundam Barbatos ASW-G-08 1/60 by demon demon demon, trên Flickr _6th form : LEGO Gundam Barbatos ASW-G-08 1/60 by demon demon demon, trên Flickr LEGO Gundam Barbatos ASW-G-08 1/60 by demon demon demon, trên Flickr My previous gundam moc ;
  16. DISCUSSION TOPIC (THIS IS NOT THE HALL OF FAME!) Welcome to the Technic Hall of Fame Discussion topic. Recently, we have created the Technic Hall of Fame! The Hall of Fame is used to eternalize some of the amazing MOCs created by our very own respected Eurobricks members. Criteria When will a MOC be added to the Hall of Fame? Frontpaged MOCs will be added to the Hall of Fame Contest winners Possibly some older iconic MOCs When it fits the "Could this be sitting on Blakbirds shelf?!" criterium MOC needs to have it's own Eurobricks topic MOC should have it's own Eurobricks topic submitted by the builder of the MOC MOC needs to be Technic, Model Team or Mindstorms Jury Who decides which MOCs fit the bill? Models will be elected by Technic staff members and some gifted builders (whose identities will remain unknown), known as the Chosen Ones Suggestions can be posted in this topic, but ultimately the jury decides Update frequency When will the Hall of Fame be updated? There's no fixed time frame It can take a while between updates (adding entries) How New Entries Are Added The editor will first make place holders, he adds new entry's in one big clump (when time is available). The editor prepares the new entry's in advance on a secrete part of the forum. You will be (or should be) aware that the forum has a time limit that needs to be reached in order to make a separate reply and not to merge with a existing reply if it is the same forum member , this means that each new entry gets post separate reply. This also allows the editor to link to that reply directly. Guidelines I know these guidelines might sound a bit harsh or unfriendly, but I hope you'll understand that they are necessary, in order to make this work for everyone, and for staff members in particular. So please refrain from: Sending suggestions via PM to staff members (we read the forum too, we'll see great MOCs) Elaborate debate with staff members (I like this one better than that one, so why is it not in the Hall of Fame?) Asking questions like "when will this MOC be added?" Asking questions like "why hasn't this MOC been added?" Suggesting of hundreds of old great MOCs So am I even allowed to do something in this discussion topic?! Of course you are! Have a civilized discussion with other members (and staff) Suggest MOCs for the Hall of Fame. Post ideas and suggestions about the Hall of Fame setup Hopefully we will have a great Hall of Fame for the years to come! NOTE When posting suggestions.... PLEASE ADD AN IMAGE AND LINK TO EB TOPIC TO YOUR POST!!
  17. Hello my name is Chris. I am 38 and have been a fan of lego as long as I can remember. My dad used to build town lego with me, then I moved onto space lego followed by technic. I am currently building a working combine harvester. My 6 year old daughter has started to get into lego friends. So we build together when we can.
  18. Hi! Finally, I present to you my dump trailer for Claas Xerion 5000 Trac VC, which I've built quite a long time ago and teased you with in this topic. My intention was to model a really cool looking trailer Krampe HP30 - a 3 axle offroad heavy haul trailer, which goes perfectly to Claas Xerion 5000 set. I didn't actually scale it, but scetches/blueprints on the official site were of good use. As you can see on the photo below, I made a fake front cylinder, which unfortunately doesn't exist in LEGO Technic, so I had to cheat and used a pulley system to lift this huge red bathtub. String drum located on the front of the trailer is rotated by rear PTO of the tractor. I used the fantastic Efferman's motorized remake, but an OOB 42054 model could run it too. The trailer is steered as well - BUT! - Shamefully, I've realized 1st and 3rd axle should be steered and not 2nd and 3rd like I built it. And that happened just an hour ago while editing the video! Oh well, I will have to put more effort in research next time Somehow, I missed the video explaining the steering part on YT. Steering is modelled by levers and works according to the angle between the tractor and the trailer. The 3rd axle has larger steering angle than the 2nd. As you can imagine, it has some play in it... All three axles are suspended (normal springs for 1st and 2nd axle, hard springs for the 3rd.) - I borrowed and altered axle designs from MB Arocs set. Tailgate raises automatically and is locked when the dumper is lowered. Here are some details, to make the trailer more juicy . ...and the underbelly - for those eager Technic fans, who can't do without . For the end, here's one with a little breeze and a video of course. I hope you enjoy it! You can find more photos here. Partlist and instructions here. Thank you for your attention and constructive criticism! Best regards, Miha
  19. Hello everyone! I present to you the first ebouch of work that will occupy this summer: a recycled truck of European type. At the exit of my dark age this was my first subject that I treated in lego technic. The model of the time had a awful design and many (too) features Here is my program for this model: Its scale will be granted to my latest creation. Size medium. No RC on this model The manual functions will be the steering on two axles, already realized and functional, a fake engine V6, already realized and functional, a cabin liftable. At the powerfunction level, I will use a simple medium engine coupled to a reverting gearbox for four functions. These four functions will be: the rear loading of the trash bins, a compactor with two synchronized movement, the lifting of the rear part (compactor) and a scissor ejector. The ultimate goal is to have a model that can be left without worries in the hands of a child. The carrier frame is fitted and already shielded for this purpose. At the level of functions I will use mini actuators and for the compactor a system that I still have to test but based on what is done in GBC. Here are the first photos of the current progress, I will post the update as and when progress. Your comments are welcome. As you see, the build is not symetrical. Fuel tank on one side and fake compressor of the other side. The lighting is already incorporated. Placing it later is one mistake i will never do anymore... To be continued...
  20. I have not seen a topic on this, so if there is, please do move or merge with an established topic. Which AFOL community builders' work do you like or inspire you for your own projects/creations? For me, there are many, but my two top favorites are JonHall18 and Vince Toulouse on Flickr. I think they both are the best builders in the Dieselpunk and Sky-fi genres (both favorites of mine), and Vincent's artistry with Lego parts make unique and fantastic art deco-esq vehicular craft. https://www.flickr.com/photos/vince_toulouse/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/25163007@N07
  21. Eurobricks Technic Hall of Fame This topic contains special MOCs worthy enough to be eternalized in the annals of Eurobricks. When you are in doubt whether a MOC is eligible for the Hall of Fame, ask yourself this: "Could this be sitting on Blakbird's shelf?" If the answer is Yes, you might find it here Check out the Technic Hall of Fame Discussion topic for more information and discussion! This first post will be an index for all the MOCs in the Hall of Fame. Aircraft Piper Super Club Float Plane (By Dhc6twinotter) Test Spitfire (By Apemax) Secret Project (By Omikron) B-25 Mitchell (by Apemax) Super Cars Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (By Sheepo) American Muscle Car (By Crowkillers ) Lamborghini Gallardo (by Crowkillers) Vampire GT(By Crowkillers) Porsche 997 GT3 (By Crowkillers) Konenigsegg (By Jurgen krooshoop) Concept Car (By Nathanael Kuipers) Ferrari 458 Spider (By Brunojj) Pagani Huayra (By Jorgeopesi) Pagani Zonda (By Sariel) Koenigsegg CCX (By Pvdb) Red Coupé V12 (By Lipko) Ferrari F40 (By Jorgeopepsi) Phantasm Twin Turbo (By Crowkillers) Alfa Romeo 4C Spider (By Jeroen Ottens) Lamborghini Aventador(By Stefan_Butula_Pendula) Mclaren F1 (By Pvdb) BMW i8 Concept Spyder (by Sheepo) The Mistress (by Jeroen Ottens) Lamborghini Gallardo Stradale (by FannyLover) Konenigsegg one :1 (By Pvdb) Icarus Supercar (by Madoca 1977) Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo Stradale ( by Fanylover) Simple Supercar( by Lipko) Porsche Carrera GT( by Fanylover) LaFerrari hypercar( by Brunojj1) 1:8 Scale Scorpion CK-R Supercar (Crowkillers) Hennessey Venom GT Spyder ( by Lox Lego) Aston Martin DB11 ( by Jeroen Ottens) Aston Martin Vantage GT3 ( by DugaldlC) Tribute Model 8880 Evo ( by Attika) Cars Compact Convertible (By Hedgie) Volkswagen Beetle(By Sheepo) Citroen 2CV (By Nico71) Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster (By Sariel) 1969 Ford GT40 Mark II(By Sariel) 1971 Ford Falcon XY GTHO Phase III (By Doc-Brown) Ford Fiesta [MK6] ST150 (By Polo-Freak) 1968 Ford Mustang (By Victor Kojenov) Volkswagen Type 2 T1 Bus (by Sheepo) Dodge Challenger 1970 (by Jeka Jackson) 1965 Lincoln Continental Lowrider (by Doc-Brown Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz (By Martjin Nab) Lmp1 Car (By Nico71) Project Orcinus (by JamesJT) Corvette C3 Stringray (by Madoca 1977) Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing (by Sheepo) BMW 328 Hommage (by Jeroen Ottens) Shelby Mustang GT350 (by Nick Barrett) Ferrari 308 GTSi ( by Jeroen Ottens) Racing Cars Audi RS 5 DTM (By Lipko) Trophy Truck (By Gsia 17) Caterham Seven (By Sheepo) Audi R18 (By Sicll) Ford Fiesta WRC (By Piterx Hot rod - Lucky 13 (By SM01) Trophy Truck (By Timslegos) Lmp1 Car (By BJ51) SUV Racer (By desert752) BMW M4 DTM (by Brunojj1) Porsche 962 C Le Mans Racer( by Tamas Juhasz) 4X4 Land-rover Defender 110 (By Sheepo) Mercedes G (By Efferman) Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 150 (By RM8) Jeep Wrangler Rubicon (By Sariel) Quad Bike (By piterx) Polaris 800 4x4 (By piterx) Land Rover Discovery 3 (By Chapachuk) Off Road Pickup (By Madoca 1977) Toyota Hilux (by BigCatBoy) Compact CUV (By Madoca) Monster energy Truck (By Nico71) Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG ( by Damjan97PL) ICON FJ Baja (by RM8) Avtoros Sharman 8x8 ( by Madoca 1977) Mitsubishi L200 ( by Paave) Construction Equipment Terex RH400 Mining Excavator (By Sheo) Liebherr L 580 (By M_longer) JCB 3CX Backhoe (By dhc6twinotter) Backhoe V2 (By Jurgen Krooshoop) Caterpillar 7495 (By Konajra) Swingloader Mark Two (By D3K) Articulated Hauler 6x6 (By Designer Han) New-holland excavator (By GuiliuG) JCB JS220 excavator (By Jennifer Clark) New-Holland Skid-steer loader (By Jennifer Clark) JCB JS360 Excavator (By Milan) JCB 3CX Backhoe Loader (By Milan) Volvo L250G Wheel Loader (By M_longer) Pneumatic wheel loader (Appie) Menck Cable Bucket Excavator (By Doc-brown) Hyster 32-12 Forklift truck (By TheItalianBrick) Liebherr LR 634 (by Milan) Mining Truck (By Shineyu) Forklift MKII (by KevinMoo) Kalmar 180-9 (by Thirdwigg) JCB 1CX (by Trekman) Manitou Telehandler (by Jurgen Krooshoop) John Deere 75G Excavator (by LegoMathijs) Telehandler( by Lipko) John Deere 648L Skidder( by Desert 752) Compact Excavator( by Anto) P&H L1150 Wheel Loader ( by shineyu) Liebherr R 9150 Excavator 1:13 (by Brickzone52) Manitou Telehandler/B807 Hot Rod TC9 ( by erelender) Backhoe TC10 ( by Lipko) Vermeer TS44A Tree Spade Trailer TC10 ( by Milan) Mecalac MTX ( by Proran) Cranes Liebherr LTM 1090 mobile crane (By Mbmc) Demag AC-50 Crane (By Jennifer Clark) ZIS 5 Truck with AK31 Crane (By Milan) Liebherr Lr1600/2 Crawler Crane(By Cheeze) Kenworth K100 Crane TC8 (by Efferman) Jerfeds Hamnkran TC8 (by DevSod) UNIC URW 90 Mini Spider Crane TC8 (by JamesJT) Liebherr LTC 1045 -3.1 TC8 (by Milan) Liebherr LR 1100 TC8 (by Fabione) Liebherr LTM 1350 ( by Shineyu) Motorbikes Blue Angel Soft Tail Chopper (By Jonsson) Harley Davidson FLH 'Red Baron' (By Bricksonwheels) Honda CBR1000RR (By Oryx) BMW R-12 with sidecar (By Miguev) Harley-Davidson 1200cc Sportster ( by Andrepinto) Motorcycle Sportbike ( by Nikolay) Kawasaki Vulcan S ( by Andrepinto) Harley Davidson ( by Andrepinto) Harley Davidson 1915 Rider ( by Andrepinto) Trucks Kenworth K100E Aerodyne with Century Rotator 1140 (By Dennis Bosman) US Truck T1 Mk11 (By LegoOrNot2Lego) Unimog U4000 (By Pat-Ard/Efferman) Tow truck XL (By Dikkie klijn) Scania R730 'Dragon' (By bricksonwheels) Scania R560 V8 Black Pearl (By bricksonwheels) Wing-Body Truck (By Madoca 1977) Scania R-Series Topline (By Lasse D) Peterbilt 379 & CAT C15 (By Sheepo) Stone Truck (By Designer Han) Kenworth W900 (By Jurgen Krooshoop) Front Loader Compactor Truck (By Mr Tekneex) Tractor Truck (by Lucio Switch) MAN Transport Truck (By TeClem8) Airport Crash Tender (By Lucio Switch) Gaz 51 (by Super-Jaschka) Peterbilt 379 Semi Truck (By Mottomatt) Flatbed Tow Truck ( by KevinMoo) Yellow Truck (by Damjan 97PL) MAN TGS 8x4 Dump Truck (by M_longer) VIP Transporter (by Desert 752) Mercedes Benz ConCept Truck 2045 (by Jono Rocky) Scania R730 (by Shineyu) Scania 143m Torpedo (by 2LegoOrNot2Lego) Arocs Flight Simulator (by Samolot) Mercedes-Benz Truck Of The Year 2045 (by Dokludi) Volvo FH4 10X4 (by Skandinavc FH) Man TGS 44.480 8x8 (by TheItalianBrick) Scania G480 Crane Crane Truck 10x4 (by Shineyu) Peterbit 389 With Dump Trailer (by Motomatt) Mack B75 (by Kit Fisto) Mercedes-Benz Arocs 2042 (by Eric Trax) Peterbilt Truck (by Wallyjarek) Longnose Truck (by Legosamigos) Dump Truck 8x8 (by Lucio Switch) Coca-Cola Truck ( by legosamigos) Pierce Arrow XT "Tiller Truck" ( by Paliason ) Mercedes Actros 4x2 Semi Truck(by Mottomatt) Mercedes Benz Arocs SLT 4163 ( by JLW Bricks) Mercedes-Benz Actros MP3 - Mammoet & Nooteboom (by jaaptechnic) Fire Truck/Forklift TC9 ( by Serhio) Snowblower/Tractor TC9 (by Thirdwigg) MTS Dino 5 on a Arocs Longnose TC10 ( by Efferman) Buses Motorized Bus (by HallBricks) Solaris Urbino 12 IV (by Porsche96) Credo Econell 12 ( by Gabor) Ships Smit Cheetah ASD Tug 3213 (By Edwin Korstanje) SL Gabon STANTUG 4011 (By Edwin Korstanje) RPA 15 (By Edwin Korstanje) Smit Bronco (By Edwin Korstanje) Ferryboat Staeldiep (By Edwin Korstanje) Farm Ropa EuroTiger 8V-4 XL Sugarbeet Harvester (By BondemandClausen) Hot Bulb Tractor (By Nico 71) New Holland T8.420 Tractor (By BondemandClausen) Claas Jaguar 900 + Orbis 600 (By Eric Trax) John Deere 9560R + Vaderstad RDA 800C ( by Erik Trax) Reform Metrac H7X ( by Anto) Watercraft Motor Boat (By Tomik) Water Strider (By Splat) Atlantis - Underwater Explorer (By Filsawgood) Military Tiger Tank XL (By Sariel) Elefant Heavy Tank Destroyer (By Tommy Styrvoky) M4 Sherman Crab Tank (By Tommy Styrvoky) Maus Tank (by Sariel) MA2 Abrams (by Tommy Styvky) A39 Tortoise Heavy Tank Destroyer ( by Sariel) M4A2E8 FURY Sherman Tank (Tommy Styrvoky) IS-7 Heavy Tank ( by Tommy Styrvoky) GBC Rainbow Wave GBC (by Berthil) Mindstorms Self Constructing Mindstorms Space Elevator (By Hknssn) The LEGO Wheelchair (by Burf2000) LEGO Human Size Segway ( by Burf2000) LEGO Humanoid ( by Burf2000) Robots maximum impact TC11 ( by shadow_elenter) Wheeled Scorpion TC11 ( by PKW) Powerspin TC11 ( by Rennuh) Misc Tumbler Batmobile (By Sariel) Braiding Machine (By Nico71) V-8 Engine (By Barman) Adjustable Spirograph (By PG 52) US style spread or split axle flatbed Trailer Tr10 (By LegoOrNot2Lego) StarCraft 2 Technic Siege Tank (By Drakmin) Space Marines Stage 3 - Land Raider (By Jerac) PistenBully 600w (by PistenBully 600) Exo Suit (by Zblj) Wind-up insectoids (by Lipko) X Wing (By Jeroen Ottens) Feller-Buncher (by Desert 752) Low Bed Trailer (by Pat Ard) The Sandstormer (by MajklSpaikl) Nooteboom 8 axle trailer (by Jaaptechnic) Galloping Horse (by Touthomme) Snowgroomer (by Fosapifi ) Walking Tank (Hexapod) ( by Hugolin) Themed roller coaster ( by Gijserman)
  22. Hi to everybody! I'm here to present my new Moc. I started building this crane truck about 6 months ago with the main idea of solving the problems related to a failed attempt of a crane for my previous truck. IMG_1608 by Lucio Switch, su Flickr Starting from the cab...despite the undeniable resemblance to the cab of the dump truck (with a bit of the tractor truck), it has slightly different dimensions, and the add of some new details/functions, forced me to revise it completely. In fact, in addition to the "standard" opening doors, this time, as on real trucks, the cab is suspended, while maintaining the tilting function and the working steering wheel and the front grid is openable. Moreover the seats are pneumatically suspended via 2 (1+1) 1x5 pneumatic cylinders. The chassis has the tractions on the 2 last axles, they are driven by 4 XL Motors and uses 2 Servo Motors to steering the first two axles (with different turning radius). The first two axles use independent suspensions. In this case I was inspired by the Mod of the chassis of my Tractor Truck done by Efferman ... that has a perfect shape for a fake v8. On the back there are 2 live axles (with a total of 24 hard shock absorbers). Between the first two axles there are two small pneumatic pumps moved by two L Motors. In addition to that, on the chassis are present 2 Li-Po Battery, 5 Leds for lights and 2 SBricks. Behind the cabin there is the base of the crane, it contains the front stabilizers, extendable via a M motor (connected to one SBrick), 6 pneumatic valves, moved by an M motor each, 4 IR receivers to control the 6 valves motors plus 2 other M motors, one to rotate the crane and one for the winch. The 4 receivers take power from a port of an SBrick. Finally the crane ... well, the classic design of this type of crane with the upper arm offset (as on 8258 for instance) built on this scale, gave me big problems twisting the whole structure ... and a lot of headaches. One day I came across by chance in a truck with a Cormach crane, it presented a unique design that would solve the twist problem. So inspiring to this design, I have developed my crane, which consists of a telescopic upper arm (extension via 2x 1x11 pneumatic cylinders) supported by two side arms moved by 2+1 2x11 pneumatic cylinder each. It isn't able to lift heavy loads, but it works and, considering the masses involved, I'm fine with that. Now some numbers: Length: 86,4cm 108studs Width: 24,8cm 31studs, 28cm 35studs with mirrors Height: 39,2cm 49studs Weight: 8.6 kg Total number of parts: 8000 PF elements: M motor: 9 L Motor: 2 XL Motor: 4 Servo Motor: 2 PF LED: 5 Lipo Battery: 2 ..and a couple of wire extensions Pneumatic Elements: Small pumps: 2 1x5 Cylinder: 2 Medium Cylinder old: 4 Medium Cylinder new: 2 1x11 Cylinder: 2 2x11 Cylinder: 6 Valve: 6 ..and several meters of pipes. For more pictures check my Flickr Album: Crane Truck Flickr Album And this is the video: To conclude, I would say that, in some way it was a new and interesting experience for me. Due to circumstances beyond our control, I was forced to transfer my Lego room in the basement, comfortable although perhaps a bit rustic but not directly connected with my apartment. This, coupled with the fact that my free time has been drastically reduced, has led me to review my usual workflow. So this is my first model built before digitally and then physically. This way allowed me to use better my free time and to select and pick up only the needed parts to build, reducing drastically the mess in the living room. Also part of the work for the BI is already done, I'll done them for sure, but I don't have idea when they will be ready. I'm afraid that it will be a huge job! I hope you like it!
  23. My wife found a set at the second hand store 'kringloopwinkel'.. She bought it for €10 for me and my son to build. It is a set from my dark age. I own sets from pre-1990 and after 2010. I liked the set from the pics on the box. image by Good old Lego Builder, on Flickr However when i opened the box it became apparent that the contents was a different set: 8858. Furtherr inspection showed that it is not complete. I have washed the parts as they were really dirty. image by Good old Lego Builder, on Flickr image by Good old Lego Builder, on Flickr The most crucial parts seem to be there. That what is missing I'm sure I have spares for from my or my sons collection. However, that was not all. The box also contained sone folders and booklets, which I added to my small collection of old catalogues. But also there were a few instruction books from quite a few sets. The books seem hardly used. The corresponding sets however were not at the store. image by Good old Lego Builder, on Flickr All in alll, we will try to build the set. And also it had some parts i didn't have, so we will have fun with it anyway.
  24. Ah, the humble gear mechanism. From as early as 1999, a gearbox has been something which has defined a Lego action figure, and arguably made it whole. Although they had an extensive hiatus, gearboxes have returned to constraction in a big way. Many MOCists are taking inspiration from the reboot of Bionicle, and are mechanising their custom creations. Some, however, aren't just using the gearboxes the Danish gods provided them with. Custom gearboxes have hit the scene, allowing for more unique functionality and animation. Ingenious methods of motion are being integrated into models which would otherwise stand static. This thread is for you to share your own custom gearboxes, or work together with other users to develop new ideas. I'll start off by sharing a few of my designs. LW2 - Designed for stability on larger figures. LW1 (not its official name) is a gearbox coined by ToaLeewan, and is the core design the LW2 adapts upon. I have used this on several models, the first being G2 Umbra. SL1 - Designed to mimic the functionality of the Slizers. Rather superfluous, but still a fun experiment. K1 - Designed for back and forth shoulder motion, which realigns via an elastic band. I've only used this on Kaikohuru. MG1 - For use on smaller figures that use the 'XT4' frame.
  25. Hi, I have finished the creation! Here are some photos: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Old Post Hi, This is my new MOC which I have been mostly working behind the scenes on (and waiting for BrickLink orders) and it is finally finished! I am not sure what to call it let me know if you have ideas. Hope you like it! Video coming soon.