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[MOC] Blueprint Dune Buggy

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Hey everyone!

I'm happy to show you my new dune buggy MOC. Another dune buggy from me *sigh*, I know, but I tried to take a different approach by basing it off some blueprints:

Dune Buggy  

I didn't follow them exactly, but I'm happy with how this model turned out, even though it is simple. There isn't much to say about it, but the functions are:

To achieve the shape I had to use illegal techniques and some flimsy connections. Hopefully this and the lack of functions make it obvious this isn't really a play model. But you can still steer it, push it around, and test the suspension. 

I will most likely make a video, and possibly make an LDD file and Rebrickable page. 

Some pics. And yes, I did not have the 21 and 22 panels in blue near the front wheels, or the blue connector at the top of the windshield.

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Travel:

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Some of the body removed:

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Belly Shot:

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Test with these wheels wrapped around the normal ones:

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Outdoors:

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More Photos: https://bricksafe.com/pages/Offroadcreations/dune-buggy

Hope you enjoyed! Tell me what you think!

Edited by Offroadcreat1ons

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Simple but functional and has all that is needs. :thumbup: Do the axles in the rear slip out of the differential when they flex? I can see that being issue... a 1/2 stud slip will make the gear fall out.

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Like it, simple, clean. As I am overloaded by motorized and RC models currently, I really appreciate this one! :thumbup:

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Nice, you did great at replicating the blueprint!

6 hours ago, Offroadcreat1ons said:

Another dune buggy from me *sigh*, I know

I don't mind, if there is something you're good at building, then you should build it!

 

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8 hours ago, Offroadcreat1ons said:

Another dune buggy from me *sigh*, I know, but I tried to take a different approach by basing it off some blueprints:

No problem, and this one is quite different from the others in following a blueprint in which you did an excellent job:thumbup:.

I find myself using wheels that are way out of scale (too big) over and over again, simply because it immediately adds to road presence.

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Thanks so much everyone for the kind words!

21 hours ago, Leonardo da Bricki said:

Do the axles in the rear slip out of the differential when they flex?

Actually no, they don't. As long is push them back in every now and then, and don't apply too much pressure during use it's fine.

14 hours ago, I_Igor said:

Nice old school buggy, but If you allow me, my favorite is something like this...

Ah, yes, the Meyers Manx, that's a classic!

13 hours ago, Didumos69 said:

I find myself using wheels that are way out of scale (too big) over and over again, simply because it immediately adds to road presence.

I also like using this technique sometimes. :thumbup: Works great! :laugh: 

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2 hours ago, Offroadcreat1ons said:

Ah, yes, the Meyers Manx, that's a classic!

Yes, somehow when I picture myself a buggy I always see this classic, but well done with your moc :thumbup:

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20 hours ago, mattthewise said:

What and where are the illegal connections?

Some where I connected the sides of the body to the chassis.

The B-pillars are offset ...

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and are offset .5 stud vertically. so the roof is at an angle and I am using a U-Joint for the steering.

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There is also one at the back.

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The sides of the front are stretched to fit the hood inside.

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And bend the A-Arms in most of my models.

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