MOD: 3221 LEGO City Truck
Posted 28 December 2011 - 03:13 PM
This is a modification (MOD) that is not about the look. I tried to keep the look on the Truck as close as possible to the original. But it has got a lot of internal modifications. This is the second version. See also the previous thread about the 7848 MOD.
This version I made in this Christmas. I had first some problems with the transfer of the power from the motor to the wheels. I first used rubber bands, that made the car very slow as you see on the first video below. Then I updated the car with fixed axles and gears for power transfer. I also got a better turning radius by making some more room for the front wheels to move.
Here is the original set 3221.
Here is some picture of the thing: (click on images to see larger versions)
And then I made some changes to the power transfer and made it with axles and even made bigger room for front wheels to move:
More pictures can be found here.
Here is two videos of the thing in action.
http://youtu.be/NY7d...e/NY7dr7rC14M <- here with rubber bands as power transfer. Going for full speed.
http://youtu.be/nzC7...e/nzC7qWpi8vA <- here with axles for power transfer. Not showing full speed.
(sorry for the dark videoes, but I have not found out how to adjust that. I'm using an iPhone to record them.)
Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:11 PM
Your TRU is a little more practical for children to used, like in the yellow one they can't fit a minifig in the drivers seat as it's not there !
Brick On Truck On 'F0NIX' !
Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:22 PM
I have also done some minor modification to this LEGO truck, but that was mainly to get the containers/tanks on the side a bit higher and strengthen the lower frame.
Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:36 PM
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