I want to present my first creation after my second dark age.
Model of Renault Magnum truck, powered with Lego clear motors from set 4094.
As you can see on the pictures chassis is based around a six stud wide box running
most of the length of the vehicle.
This structure ended up very strong,mostly becouse of locking it by adding 1x4 and
1x6 technic bricks vertically.
No twisting or weak spots this way.
The motor from driving the truck comes from set 4094 set clear case motor.
It is mounted to be beneath the upside down (steering) motor
Reduction was 1:9
Placing the motor in such low-space frame was hard, because I wanted
that the cabine can tilt and to have detailed engine, and also the gears and
another motor for steering was needed to be placed, all that under the space
of the cabin!
The motor from steering the truck comes from set 4094 set clear case motor.
Of course, problem of no-space is still present. Solution was to place steer
motor upside down so it can cope the gears properly
and in addition, to act as a cab holder when it is not tilted.
I didn't have 2x2 corner round bricks so how to build edges?
For the first time I am building truck this size so it has to have some
slopes on sides. Solution was SNOT, with
lots of 1x2 and 2x2 sloped bricks 45 on edges. In that way I got a new
type of connecting the doors.
Doors can be opened and the whole cab can tilt. Dashboard is SNOT and curved,
steering wheel adjustable,so are the seats. Interior is finished with
gearbox stick, pedals and a bed in blue color.
This truck brought me back to Lego, for the second time, despite the limited amount of bricks and experience, I really liked how it looked like at the time.
Real truck can be seen here:
Width 18 14.4
Length 42 33.6
Height 28 22.4
Weight 1.6 kg
Comments are welcomed!
Edited by Milan, 05 November 2009 - 11:26 AM.