SuperChiefer84

Lego technic yellow train bridge from 1993 ad

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Does anyone know if instructions exist to make this yellow technic bridge seen in the lego ad from the early 1990's? It looks so cool I'd like to build one.

 

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Study and use the picture.  Just like the good old days with the alt-build models on the LEGO boxes.  :wink:

 

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That's a nice rendition, but it doesn't seem to support the track in any way-- did I miss something?

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6 minutes ago, M_slug357 said:

That's a nice rendition, but it doesn't seem to support the track in any way-- did I miss something?

Yes it's true, I need to find the good ratio and angle between arms.
I need some works to improve the version1

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Very good work! I am impressed because of the great number of macaroni bricks.

During the 1980s and early 1999s, I had (still have) many sets, but these bricks were always really rare.

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On 1/16/2018 at 4:06 AM, freestorm said:

After spending hours on Google Image, I find this AD on Ebay.
The release date is 1992.

yellow-bridge_small.jpg

 

 

Large picture on my Brickshelf:
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=573118


I've done a first version, my version doesn't match the original version, it's difficult to see details.
I will to some improvement

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Wow nice work! But it looks like you need to bring the bottom beams down in the center and spread them farther apart by a couple studs. This is also a connection point here. But your rendition looks great we are getting closer!

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Hello,

I rebuilt the bridge and made 2 new version (v3 and v3.1)

For me the version 3.1 is going to be the final version and I'm waiting parts to build.
I look closer to the original image and measured ration between parts, but it's hard because the image is in poor quality.
I'm happy with the result :-)

Now the arms \  / are joined to the bridge, you are not viewing the technic pin, because it's behind the center arms | |

 

 

 

bridge_3.1.jpg

It's difficult to make in MlCAD , because of the geometry of all pieces, so don't look closer to the image, they is some bugs.

 

Here you can view the same bridge, but the arms  /  \  are with technic bricks

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bridge_3.0.jpg

 

Some picture of the build version with some change, because of missing parts:
- The bridge is red
- The "legs" are shorter

 

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bridge_v3_1t.jpg

bridge_v3_2t.jpg

bridge_v3_3t.jpg

bridge_v3_4t.jpg

 

 

Brickshelf url (not yet public)

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=573187

 

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At 17:14 in this epic video you can see that same bridge used in a Lego World Show model. Unfortunately it's in the background, but nevertheless, it's a pretty clear view:

 

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Years ago I saw that bridge in the add and dreamed of making it. By the time I had enough pieces I lost the add without a copy. Its really nice to see someone else really recreating it. Here's my attempt: 

bridge_1.jpg 

 

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