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#1 laix

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:44 PM

After introducing my Mini Version of the LEGO Technic 8110, I have to build another Version. A Fire Brigade Truck, inspired by VFracingteam's Unimog.

Its main features are as follows:
- Front PTO with water cannon
- Water tank and pump

And this is what I came out with.

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The Unimog is used in rough terrains and with the snorkel it's able to cross small rivers. The water cannon lets the firemen extinguish the fire from inside the cab.

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The roof contains some tools and the "water pump" which is an old Pneumatic Spring Cylinder. Its main advantage over the new pumps is the ability to suck in the water.

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A Pneumatic Airtank is used to store the water.The pump can be lifted to be operated easily and is stored when not in use.
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The most important part of the pumping mechanism is the Pneumatic Distribution Block 2 x 4 with Non-return Valve. There is the tank insert on the left, pump in the middle and the water outlet on the right.

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More detailed pictures to be found on Brickshelf and further information on my blog.

It's a Fire Truck, so it has to be able to extinguish fire. To proof its ability I made a short video.



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Edited by laix, 08 April 2012 - 03:03 PM.


#2 _techniclego55_

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:06 PM

Oh Man, that´s so cool  :sweet:
Awesome!   :thumbup:

#3 TimH

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

Great MOC! I love how small it is.  :thumbup:

#4 PaulBaldowski

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

And this is why I love Lego Technic. Love it!

#5 The Joker1

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:30 PM

Wow that is fantastic I love how you have fitted so much into a tiny little truck. :thumbup:
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#6 dr_spock

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

Cool little truck.  Nice work.   :classic:

#7 JunkstyleGio

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

Nice job!
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#8 Alasdair Ryan

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

Nice moc.:sweet:
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#9 K9DOG

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:17 PM

Very nice MOC!!

#10 jorgeopesi

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:31 PM

A nice MOC for cuusoo, small with a couple of pieces and easy to build but sure not easy to design.
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#11 laix

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

View Postjorgeopesi, on 08 April 2012 - 10:31 PM, said:

A nice MOC for cuusoo, small with a couple of pieces and easy to build but sure not easy to design.

Thanks for all your comments. I experienced some problems with the old pneumatic parts, like the high pressure in combination with water. Therefore, I would love to see TLG producing some water pumps like Playmobil did. This could be a nice project on CUUSOO  :wink:

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#12 timslegos

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 01:33 AM

Wonderful little creation.  very nice job!

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#13 VFracingteam

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:19 AM

[quote name='laix' date='08 April 2012 - 04:44 PM' timestamp='1333892676' post='1250519']
After introducing my [url="http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=67974"]Mini Version[/url] of the LEGO Technic 8110, I have to build another Version. A Fire Brigade Truck, inspired by [url="http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=498158"]VFracingteam's Unimog[/url].

Best Laix
that's a amazing Mini Unimog firetruck you build and looks the same as my big version off it and i love all the functions you get into it at that scale :wub:
Keep going buiding mini moc's :thumbup:  :thumbup:  :thumbup:
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#14 laix

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:26 PM

I've just finished the LDD-File for my Unimog. I used colored round Plates to show you where to connect the Hoses.
It has also been added to Rebrickable.com :wink:

Edited by laix, 13 April 2012 - 11:41 AM.


#15 DLuders

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 04:29 PM

On his laixEngineering website, laix recently posted a "THW-Version of my Mini Unimog Fire Brigade...."THW (Technisches Hilfswerk) is the Federal Agency for Technical Relief of the Federal Republic of Germany.  Its statutory tasks include the provision of technical assistance at home and humanitarian aid abroad...."

"Its main features are as follows:
- 9V power supply with "generator" and light towers
[using Power Functions LEDs]
- Trailer with lifting mechanism
- Boat with raiseable propeller and hatch

And this is what I came out with:"


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Read more about it here; more detailed pictures are on his Brickshelf gallery.  Download the Lego Digital Designer (LDD) .lxf Building Instructions file to build one yourself!  :classic:

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#16 timslegos

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:07 PM

Cool concept.  It would be a nice kit to build.

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