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#101 skylinedan

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 12:02 AM

Go to his Brickshelf site, I,m sure he has pictures of it on there.
  

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#102 z3_2drive

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 01:21 AM

I just finished my chassis with with four L motors, 4 wheel steering and 4 link suspension! just gotta buy couple more parts and tweak it to be perfect! Its a monster!! even if its not within rules its still greatPosted Image
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#103 drdesignz

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:53 AM

I finished my submission a few minutes ago:

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I'm just kidding of course  :tongue:

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#104 Paul Boratko

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:24 AM

View Postdrdesignz, on 18 September 2012 - 02:53 AM, said:

I finished my submission a few minutes ago:


I'm just kidding of course  :tongue:

LOL.. That is freaking awesome... :thumbup: :thumbup:  

So this new challenge is to create a new body style for the crawler..? Isn't that what is was supposed to be from back when the Crawler was originally announced...? I do remember something being said like last year that there was going to be a contest this fall for an alternate body for the Crawler... This makes sense as I can't see Lego compromising the chassis that they currently have built with one that has imperfections...
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:41 AM

Wait, you guys are already building. I don't build mocs but when did the rules go out? I haven't seen them. :look:

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#106 allanp

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 09:23 AM

View PostPaul Boratko, on 18 September 2012 - 04:24 AM, said:

LOL.. That is freaking awesome... :thumbup: :thumbup:  

So this new challenge is to create a new body style for the crawler..? Isn't that what is was supposed to be from back when the Crawler was originally announced...? I do remember something being said like last year that there was going to be a contest this fall for an alternate body for the Crawler... This makes sense as I can't see Lego compromising the chassis that they currently have built with one that has imperfections...

I remember something being said about that to. Didn't it come from the rep who was showing it off at a toy fair?

View Postsama, on 19 September 2012 - 03:41 AM, said:

Wait, you guys are already building. I don't build mocs but when did the rules go out? I haven't seen them. :look:

They have not come out yet. People are just sketching ideas for when they do come out.
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#107 drdesignz

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:50 PM

I have a chassis designed that seems to work well.  But when I put the wheels and tires on from the 4x4 crawler, they look silly because they're too small.  Are the 62mm x 46mm power puller tires the biggest available?  They're somewhat expensive and I'm hoping to find a more affordable set of wheels and tires.  I haven't been able to find anything else on Bricklink though.

#108 efferman

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 07:52 AM

power pullers are the biggest tires from lego. it has it reasons why iam using sometimes third party tires. but for the contest this is not an option
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#109 Gene

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 09:59 AM

Nice! Definately the bigger wheel looks better!

#110 VFracingteam

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:38 PM

Just 5 more days off waiting Guys, then whe no what the contest is :sweet:

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 12:24 AM

The Lego Technic Challenge poster says "Starting in October" -- there's no indication whether it will start on Monday, October 1st or not.  Monitor the Technic.Lego.com website every day in October to get an early jump!   :grin:

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#112 drdesignz

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:22 AM

I just finished my prototype a few minutes ago.  I realize I don't know what the rules are yet, but it can't hurt to start designing now.  I learned quite a bit, in fact.  The biggest thing I figured out is my experimental suspension design is a giant failure, haha... and there's another issue with the steering.  But other than that I'm happy with the body and hope to be able to carry a lot of it over for the final version.

#113 efferman

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 05:12 PM

could it be that the challenge is using a ldd file of the 9398 chassis to build a body for it? in case of this there would it be no need to own a 9398 to participate on the challenge.
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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:34 PM

@ efferman:  I'm thinking that you may be right.  As you may know, P4trickvH already made the 9398's A-Model LDD .lxf and B-Model .lxf files available for download.  The newly-released LDD 4.3.5 contains almost all of the "missing" parts from his virtual models:

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#115 VFracingteam

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 09:21 PM

I think that Effe have right, but we must wait a couple off more days and than we no it. :classic:

What i don't hope that the contest is only a LDD design!!??

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#116 martinnygaard

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:50 AM

The competition is official annonunced at the LEGO Fanweekend in Skærbæk this saturday eavning! The competition is about building a new top to the excisting crawler. Frist all LEGO members Can vote, then the LEGO Technic team pick ten models in top 100. Then we decide witch one to get into the produkt-Line.  In the 2nd month next year, the winner is annonunced, and the set Will be for sale next summer.

The set will ve "Limited edition" and only for sale on shop@home.

Last day to enter the competition Will be 31th of december 23:59.

The LEGO technic website will be updated monday or thusday, with all detail about the competition.

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#117 drdesignz

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:24 AM

View Postmartinnygaard, on 30 September 2012 - 12:50 AM, said:

The competition is official annonunced at the LEGO Fanweekend in Skærbæk this saturday eavning! The competition is about building a new top to the excisting crawler. Frist all LEGO members Can vote, then the LEGO Technic team pick ten models in top 100. Then we decide witch one to get into the produkt-Line.  In the 2nd month next year, the winner is annonunced, and the set Will be for sale next summer.

The set will ve "Limited edition" and only for sale on shop@home.

Last day to enter the competition Will be 31th of december 23:59.

The LEGO technic website will be updated monday or thusday, with all detail about the competition.
So it really is just a body for an existing model?  That seems like an odd thing.  Has that every been done before?  Not the competition, I mean, a set as an option or add-on for a previously released model?  If they really want something like that, I think an attachment for the Unimog would be a much better competition.  There are a million creative possibilities.  I was really hoping to have an all new crawler design using the latest power functions.  I really like Lego's crawler, but it's more of a generic offroad type of 4x4 pickup truck.  Crawler, referring to a rock crawler, is not the correct term, the way I see it.  Oh well... if it's true, I'll still participate.  A couple months is plenty of time to come up with something.  I wonder if multiple entries will be accepted..?

#118 Phoxtane

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 02:44 AM

Agreed, the Unimog would make a much better subject for this type of competition IMO. I will restate my original comment; that is, use rare colors such as blue, white, and lime green as much as possible! Everybody wants more of those parts, so I feel any vehicle that incorporates at least two or more of these colors will have a very good chance of getting into the top ten!

EDIT: I went a little paint-can happy with my palette swap for the 9398:

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I would buy another whole Crawler just to get these parts in these colors. Unfortunately, it's a body swap they want... so I changed my definition of 'body' to: "Any part of the vehicle that I want it to be!"

Edited by Phoxtane, 30 September 2012 - 03:00 AM.

Why fix it when you can INNOVATE it?

#119 VMLN8R

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 03:27 AM

Meh. In terms of functionality, wouldn't the best option be to not include a body shell at all? As for loading it with rare colours; I'm sure the designers thought about that the first time round.

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#120 Paul Boratko

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:24 AM

So then this "Challenge" IS exactly what was rumored/announced/hinted to many months ago...?

I am not surprised, Lego is not going to have to rework something(In their crawler chassis) just for some promotional build off....

Hopefully whomever wins this "Challenge" uses 19L Black Flexible axles somewhere on their vehicle's body... :wink:
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:44 AM

:angry:   :angry:   :angry:  Good luck to all the "top" designers  :sweet:
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#122 efferman

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:46 AM

oh my goodness, the worst possibillity of all is happened. now waiting for the rules
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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:46 AM

View Postmartinnygaard, on 30 September 2012 - 12:50 AM, said:

The competition is official annonunced at the LEGO Fanweekend in Skærbæk this saturday eavning! The competition is about building a new top to the excisting crawler. Frist all LEGO members Can vote, then the LEGO Technic team pick ten models in top 100. Then we decide witch one to get into the produkt-Line.  In the 2nd month next year, the winner is annonunced, and the set Will be for sale next summer.

The set will ve "Limited edition" and only for sale on shop@home.

Last day to enter the competition Will be 31th of december 23:59.

The LEGO technic website will be updated monday or thusday, with all detail about the competition.

And if a competitor dont have enough color details: so design is  :thumbup: , but colour matching is  :thumbdown:  and it doesn't in top100.
Do TLG team have right to select such model for top10?

#124 Gene

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:11 AM

Now I'm pondering if I should unbox my 9398 or sell it off and wait for the special edition next year. After reading the possibilities I'm wondering if some changes will be done to its chassis or even a whole new tires for grip and balancing.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 08:57 AM

Saw this video a few minutes ago on TB


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