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#51 PaulC

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 07:21 AM

Thanks for all your comments. I'm on a roll at the moment, so here is a continuation of My Merry Midsummer Month of Modification MOC Madness! One of the things I love about about being part of the Eurobricks community is that you guys are always full of good ideas!

Asuka, The reason I left off the mirrors is that I didn't want to lose the way those door-rail pieces overhang the windscreen - it's a sun visor I think, and is a feature I've noticed on real trucks of this type. I've now worked out a way to have both, so here is your suggestion in bricks, and an alternative idea of mine. I'm not sure which I like best at the moment.
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Marvinblue, I'd noticed that some of the studs get stuck when tipping them out, but hadn't thought of your neat solution which I've added here. I've also put in some 45 degree slopes on the tailgate, which help the studs slide in too.
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And finally, the secret revealed: Here's how I attached the front and still left room for the passenger's legs. I thought this mod would be quite weak, but it's surprisingly stable when it's butted up against the windscreen like that.
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That's all for today!

#52 Asuka

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Posted 02 July 2007 - 04:16 PM

Very neat, and your idea for those mirrors is really sleek.  *y*
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Posted 02 July 2007 - 05:20 PM

View PostAsuka, on Jul 2 2007, 04:16 PM, said:

Very neat, and your idea for those mirrors is really sleek.  *y*
Yes I think too, I find it better than the first solution, it's thiner.

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:12 AM

Genius!! I had wondered how you did that!!
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#55 Serengeti

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 03:26 PM

Nice review.

I have to say I like this truck alot. Bin lorries have always been one of my fave sets.

I think Napoli could do with some of these.
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Posted 05 July 2007 - 05:55 PM

that IS a puny DreadedStickerSheetę.
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#57 AzMean

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 11:45 PM

Just a little sumting i wanna contribute to this great review.

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#58 MatthewUSA

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 07:23 AM

I have bought this set and I would like to add that it is a very  *sweet* set.  I really  *wub* the color scheme.  I have modified this set though.  My modification was redesigning the cab in order to seat two minifigs and extending the back to fit two axles instead of the one.  The overall set was a good base to modify from.

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 08:25 AM

My alternative bin design, in terms of looks not functionality

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 01:52 PM

Oh wow, nice wheelie bin. Simple, yet effective, and definitely recognisable as to what it is.
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#61 PaulF

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 03:09 AM

Here are my changes...

Dual rear axles, no fenders, added doors.
I'll have to add some of the other changes from this thread..

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Posted 02 September 2007 - 04:36 AM

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Come on  *yoda* , it's a recycling truck! Ya gotta think green! And don't try to come up with the excuse that you ARE literally green. :-P


View PostHolodoc, on May 18 2007, 02:13 PM, said:

At my place (and I suppose all over Germany as well) the cans look like this:
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Hey, TLC - I said: They look like thi-his!!! (hint, hint) :-D

Here, we have 3 of those ones, but fatter, much fatter. One for trash, one for recycling , and then (wait for it!) one for yard waste!  :-|  How lame is that? Recycling is great, but yard waste?!!
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Posted 04 September 2007 - 12:06 AM

View PostPaulF, on Sep 1 2007, 11:09 PM, said:

Here are my changes...

Dual rear axles, no fenders, added doors.
I'll have to add some of the other changes from this thread..

u suck! i was going to add dual rear axles LOL. looks clean, makes me want to do it even more now. i have some more modifications (suttle but worthy).

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Posted 04 September 2007 - 08:04 PM

Oh boy oh boy oh boy... This year has some really really really (really?) great looking sets. That garbage truck is just  *wub*  (jeez, how sick is that?  :-P ) and those road building sets ans so on... Makes me wish I could get in that line, too. Too bad my finance couldn't possibly follow if I did...
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