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#1 Good old Lego builder

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

Question to you all: I recently finished the fantastic Unimog set. My first technic set after my dark ages. Is it possible to create a 'look-a-like' mog, with classic technic, and then I mean for example the rear-suspension with differential and such. My technic stuff is mostly pre 1984....
This 'new' Technic has so many special elements and I haven't build 'classic' technic in such a long time, that I wonder how limited I'm with the old beams and stuff. I do have for example 8860, but suspension there is a bit different build.
I curious for your views.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

Thirdwigg made a small-scale STUDDED Lego Technic blue Unimog U406 with Building Instructions.  You could change the color scheme.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

Lego actually did make a early mog:

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#4 DLuders

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

With Alasdair Ryan's recommendation above, you could build the 8848 with the parts list in this Rebrickable.com webpage.  There are links to the Building Instructions there.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:48 PM

View PostDLuders, on 28 November 2012 - 02:46 PM, said:

With Alasdair Ryan's recommendation above,

It wasn't a recommendation..... :grin:
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#6 Good old Lego builder

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:56 PM

Those are nice creations. But I'm thinking big unimog style. BIG!!! With suspension, maybe adding my old school 12v technic motor for some purpose.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:21 AM

View PostGood old Lego builder, on 28 November 2012 - 01:47 PM, said:

Question to you all: I recently finished the fantastic Unimog set. My first technic set after my dark ages. Is it possible to create a 'look-a-like' mog, with classic technic, and then I mean for example the rear-suspension with differential and such. My technic stuff is mostly pre 1984....
This 'new' Technic has so many special elements and I haven't build 'classic' technic in such a long time, that I wonder how limited I'm with the old beams and stuff. I do have for example 8860, but suspension there is a bit different build.
I curious for your views.

@Good old Lego builder-
I kind of went backwards lately.  I have mostly newer Technic, oldest I had was the 1998 Turbo Command I bought on clearance in 2000, but I really started getting an interested in some of the old Technic of the glory days...simpler, yet fun designs...

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 03:49 AM

@ Good old Lego builder:  You should read Sariel's "Scaling Tutorial for Vehicles", and make your own "studded" Unimog creation.

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#9 Good old Lego builder

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:11 AM

Sariels guide is on my wish-list, so I certainly will!



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