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#1 MetroiD

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:54 PM

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Back when I was a kid, I loved building Technic motorcycles. But for one reason or another, now I seem to be much more compelled to build bikes for the people of our town... So you could say that I've been on a minifig-bike-frenzy lately. This is the MOC which started it all - a long-time favourite of mine, the Triumph Daytona 675. Seeing as there weren't too many minifig sport bike MOCs, I thought this one would be a nice personal challenge to start off with.



Updated version (replaced the trans-yellow headlights and the brown handlebars which did make a difference, I think):

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#2 Freddie

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:32 AM

I don't remember seeing that many custom minifig-scale bikes outside the molded 3rd party ones, so this is absolutely original, and can't have been the easiest challenge, I guess. It looks real fast though, but then again, bikes like these are supposed to look fast, right? :wink:

Very cool. :thumbup:

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:48 AM

Pretty awesome!  :skull:  I like fig-scale bikes but they look insanely hard to build.....  :sceptic:

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:40 AM

Your design is absolutely fantastic! I love small, low-parts builds like this, and yours captures the shape so well. Any plans for a roadster of some sort?

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 07:53 AM

This is one of the best brick built motorcycles I've seen. I didn't even notice it was all brick-built at first. Can we see a shot of the fig on it? It all works together so well. It's very ingenious. Nice work! :sweet:

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 08:31 AM

That is absolutely stunning! :wub:

Would you consider step by step assembly instructions so we can all enjoy this at home? :grin:

I know, it's asking too much, but maybe some discussion of the finer hard-to-see points?

You, sir, have been blogged.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:33 AM

Wow!

Thanks for the nice comments guys. I can't believe you've chosen to blog this one - thanks, ImperialShadows!!! Seeing as this was my very first attempt at motorcycle building and I only had a limited range of parts at my disposal, I do believe that this can still be improved on. Which of course, does not mean I'm not happy with the design - this bike is going to remain as it is, but I will be placing a Bricklink order for a few more specific parts soon and then we'll see if I manage to complete one of my favourite other sport motorcycles, this time a green one. Yeah, you guessed it, I also like Kawasaki :)

In the meantime, I've got another, more "comic", motorcycle design which I'll post laster on today. The good thing about it is that the minifig fits the bike without any problems. With this one, unfortunately, having a minifig actually ride the bike is pretty much impossible and can only be accomplished using suitable camera angles:

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I will work on that with the Kawasaki and hopefully find a resolution. However, I have noticed that building a chopper/cruiser-style bike which can fit a minifig rider is much easier than finding a way for minifigs to ride sportier motorcycle designs, which in this scale are very clogged up in order to achieve the sleek look...

I have had the request to provide instructions on MOCpages as well, so I will definitely take a few photos of the Triumph's assembly & main chunks and post them here. I would be happy to see some of these rolling around in your own towns  :wink:

Edited by Asya & Bobby Otters, 23 February 2009 - 10:09 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 01:17 PM

Wah!! Very smart!!!!!!!! Good job!


Edit by Hinckley: Benny, please don't quote an entire post with pictures like that unless you are responding point by point to the quoted post or pictures. Thank you.

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 11:37 PM

That baby´s looking real fast.  :thumbup:
A very elegant work, it´s a shame that the ordinary MF´s that bad at riding...  :grin:

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:19 AM

That is one nice bike.  I am a fan of the sport bikes, and finally it gives something for the LEGO City bike cops to do.   :devil:
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 11:04 AM

nice motorcycle.
did you use the tyre rubber inside out for making it slick tyre?
nice trick. :thumbup:
i like this one too.
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:18 PM

I love the use of the cheese bricks, up top. Especially in yellow trans. Well done!

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 10:57 PM

View Postdjo, on Feb 24 2009, 01:04 PM, said:

did you use the tyre rubber inside out for making it slick tyre?

Precisely. To be perfectly honest, I think I copied it from Noddy's bikes (you can check those out on mocpages). However, I think that slick tires such as these ones only look good on sporty bikes, so you won't see me turning that many tires inside out.

Just finished another motorcycle study/project, once I get around to photographing it, I'll also take a few shots of the Daytona's assembly and post them on here.

@ TenorPenny: thanks ;) The very first thing I thought when I first saw a trans yellow cheese brick was: motorcycle headlights! So there you go...

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:55 AM

Very nice bike Asya & Bobby!  It looked like a one piece bike but when I looked closely, I saw a great deal of detail!  The photo where the minifigure is sitting close to the bike is so cool!  Great job on the twin pipes! :-)

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 02:22 PM

Thanks sens mate :)

Here's just a quick shot showing the main chunks of the Daytona and how they connect together. I hope this helps all of you guys who've requested it. Sorry, I didn't have the time for more detailed assembly photos, but I do think this one is pretty self-explanatory:

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:31 PM

Sorry for resurrecting this thread (which was actually one of my first topics on EB :) ). I made a few slight modifications to the Daytona, so I thought I'd share those... If anyone of you wonders what the other bike featured in the first pic is - it's a Triumph Speed Triple :grin:
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Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:24 PM

View PostAsya & Bobby Otters, on Feb 26 2009, 03:22 PM, said:

Thanks sens mate :)

Here's just a quick shot showing the main chunks of the Daytona and how they connect together. I hope this helps all of you guys who've requested it. Sorry, I didn't have the time for more detailed assembly photos, but I do think this one is pretty self-explanatory:

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Um.. Pic doesn´t show up..  :look:  
Maybe you got a link? :wink:

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:28 PM

View PostDennimator, on Nov 5 2009, 12:24 AM, said:

Maybe you got a link? :wink:
New pic uploaded :) Sorry, did a little moving around of our Brickshelf folders recently and I guess that's the result :]
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Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:33 PM

Thanks, but it takes a while for the folder to moderate... Could you please post a direct link to the pic?

Yeah, OK, I´m maybe a little impatient...  :blush:

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:58 PM

I did... check out the previous page, would you? :tongue:
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 12:12 AM

Loving both of them, the Daytona looks very good for being minifig scale!

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:26 AM

Cool. Looking good!

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Posted 05 November 2009 - 02:43 AM

Great job  :oh:

I like how this is brick built and is much nicer than the single mold cycles LEGO has made currently.
However the best LEGO motorcycle is still this one  :wub:  :tongue:
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Posted 05 November 2009 - 10:57 AM

View PostMacoco, on Nov 5 2009, 03:43 AM, said:

However the best LEGO motorcycle is still this one  :wub:  :tongue:
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I also love the Classic bike to bits!!!  :wub:
Unfortunately, its scale makes it look rather weird when placed alongside a 4- to 5-wide car, or a Modular set. The more years pass by, the more that good ol' bike starts to look like a scooter instead of a motorcycle - and there was no way I'd have my town's minifigs riding around on scooters and perfectly identical sports/ or dirtbikes (as are the ones coming out with the current mold :) ).
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Posted 06 November 2009 - 08:09 AM

View PostTheOtters, on Nov 5 2009, 12:58 AM, said:

I did... check out the previous page, would you? :tongue:
...Oh. :blush:

View PostTheOtters, on Nov 5 2009, 11:57 AM, said:

I also love the Classic bike to bits!!!  :wub:
Unfortunately, its scale makes it look rather weird when placed alongside a 4- to 5-wide car, or a Modular set. The more years pass by, the more that good ol' bike starts to look like a scooter instead of a motorcycle - and there was no way I'd have my town's minifigs riding around on scooters and perfectly identical sports/ or dirtbikes (as are the ones coming out with the current mold :) ).
So true. :sadnew:
But Brickforge´s scooters...  :wub:



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