UCS Speeder Bike
Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:19 PM
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Here is my latest MOC : an UCS Speeder Bike.
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Few words about the model :
- it is made out of about 1700 parts.
- I designed it mostly with LDD. Things went pretty well. The thing is I never succeeded to built the model as I designed it with LDD. Too strong, too many parts in too many directions, too many reinforcements. It was not buildable. I had to make the model simpler. In the end, the model is actually not less strong.
- I also experienced some diffculties to balance the model correctly. I wanted only one support. And there is only one place where I can put it. I knew I had more weight in the front, so I added a counterweight at the back ( http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=73090b ). But with real bricks, it turned out that it was not enough. So, I had to add 4 more counterweights. The final model is almost perfectly balanced.
- For the outtriggers, I have 2 32L Technic axles. They go through all the parts. I also used masts ( http://www.bricklink...m.asp?P=6168c01 ) : they are less heavy than round bricks, they are smooth and the are very rigid. The outtriggers are almost totally horizontal. Not more than 1mm offset at the end.
- at the bottome of the outtriggers, there is a lot of pressure/effort as there is wieght on a looong element. For the structure to be strong enough, I crossed parts as much as I could. For example, I used brackets http://www.bricklink...Item.asp?P=3956 . Technic axles can go throug them. The underside has tubes.
- the model has all the features you can expect from an UCS Speeder Bike : hinged controls, rotative laser canon, hinged rear flaps. Nothing fancy, but the Speeder Bike had to have these features. I think the model has a lot of details. I used #75 flexs as much as I could for the model too have strong and tiny details. I like the rim on the underside and the casseroles in the front to reproduce sensors.
- The model has a Technic structure with vertical reinforcements. The slopes enables to have a sleek, simple and strong design. However, because of the SNIR, there is nothing I can do about the 2 breaks close to the seat. There are compromises to do, even on a UCS model.
- There are SNOT more or less everywhere. The footboard can not touch the support. And the support can take 2 positions. Credit to Gareth for a NPU : the small tyres on the controls.
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:23 PM
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Posted 18 September 2013 - 08:59 PM
Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:11 AM
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Posted 19 September 2013 - 01:56 AM
Posted 19 September 2013 - 06:56 AM
Thanks for sharing it.
There should be one in any house!
Posted 19 September 2013 - 10:03 AM
Posted 19 September 2013 - 05:13 PM
Posted 19 September 2013 - 08:24 PM
That is absolutely fantastic, I hope it encourages Lego to produce a UCS speeder.
Beautiful, awesome work
Posted 19 September 2013 - 09:34 PM
PS: I'm usually in the technic forum
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