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#1 M_longer

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:13 PM

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Snowgroomers are possibly the most recognizable winter vehicles. I thought that it could be fun to make a minifig scale snowgroomer with some functions and take it on the snow :)

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There are two pneumatic circuits inside, each has got small cylinder and pneumatic switch. One for raising the blade and one for raising the smoothing plate:

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This movie shows how it works:


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#2 commandercody

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:25 PM

Wow!! Very nice!!
Looks exactly like one I saw when I went tubing!
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 02:38 PM

Great! Very nice
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 03:15 PM

Great job! I like it.
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:34 PM

Great construction M_longer!
The blades are very realistic, especially the one in the front!
I also like that you 've tested the snowgroomer in real conditions. (although white 1x1 tiles would have been more realistic :laugh: )

Since you've mentioned that it's minifig scale, is it easy to take the roof off in order to place a minifig inside? Because it looks a bit difficult with the roofs structure.
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:45 PM

Well done!

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 05:47 PM

Very nice and authentic looking. Impressive use of pneumatics, too!  :thumbup:

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:06 PM

View PostZorbas, on Feb 22 2009, 06:34 PM, said:

Great construction M_longer!
The blades are very realistic, especially the one in the front!
I also like that you 've tested the snowgroomer in real conditions. (although white 1x1 tiles would have been more realistic :laugh: )

Since you've mentioned that it's minifig scale, is it easy to take the roof off in order to place a minifig inside? Because it looks a bit difficult with the roofs structure.
Tiles? No, snow is better ;)

Placing minifig inside is possible, but with some problems: the cabin is a little too low (there is pneumatic tube for front blade under it, so minifig cannot sit lower) and when I put minifig inside and the roof on, little gaps appear on sides (and I don't like that)
So, it is possible, but minifig must take off his hat ;)

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:08 PM

Very nicely done M_longer! I looks very beautiful, and just like the real thing. It is also very impressive that you got the pneumatics to work on it. I can't wait to see more of your work.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:09 PM

For your first MOC, this is fantastic! I really like the functionality and the colour scheme. I would like to see it with a minifig inside though, perhaps a challenge for next time?

Well done!  :thumbup:

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:21 PM

View PostBasiliscus, on Feb 22 2009, 09:09 PM, said:

For your first MOC, this is fantastic!
Well, to be more precised: This is my first MOC shown here on Eurobricks, but it's not first MOC in my life ;)
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:41 PM

A very smooth and even elegant looking snow groomer with some very neatly incorporated functionality.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:19 PM

Very well made, it looks awesome, and works too :D great job!

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:50 PM

Great job.  A MOC that looks exactly as it should, and the functionality is brilliant.  Maybe a redesign is in order to accommodate a minifig, but either way it looks great!
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Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:35 PM

Wow.  This is a really well done creation.  Looks quite authentic too.  I love the doubled up rows of treads, very creative.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 09:54 AM

awesome MOC.
i like the way you combine the technic function with system brick beauty.
TLG should make this into set.
i love it very much.
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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:49 PM

That's an absolutely amazing MOC, M_longer! :oh:

I really  :wub: it!
Although I'd prefer it to be not that huge it looks absolutely realistic! :oh3:
I really hope TLG will release somthing similar to that in a whole City Winter subtheme!

Very, very well done! :thumbup:


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