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JEEP Wrangler Unlimited JK (based on design of Madoka)

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Hello,

Madoka's JEEP Wrangler for me is most beautiful JEEP build from LEGO ever. That was a love from the first sight. And it is also fit my favourite scale - 15 stud wide body, like my Toyotas.

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Since I saw it - I want it on my shelve. Comparing to Madoka, who's every new model is a Challenge and he never use previous model's elements (no matter body design or internal structure of chassis), I am quite conservative. My every next model is evolution of previous if talk about chassis. Madoka's JEEP Wrangler chassis is awesome, but I prefer my own with springs, links and gear rack steering.

So I stretched his Jeep from 3 door version to 5 door,  added rear seats with foldable backs. Put it on the Hilux chassis with minor changes and that's my "own" JEEP.
specs
- Driving - XL motor
- Steering - Servo motor
- Body removable from chassis
- Openable doors
- Removable 2 section hardtop roof
- Suspension on both live axles
- 4x4 transmission
- LED lights
- Smart Brick for RC with iPhone / ДУ через Sbrick
- 1 stud lift possibility

- Winch is fake (like all beautiful things in modern world:))

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The hardest part for me was rear doors. That sounds funny, but making them tapered with the right angle was impossible using standart angle connectors. So I have to cheat and use LEGO System bricks and inverted slopes. No, I never miss this bricks while playing Jeep, but this element is still bothering me. May be someone could offer better design - I will be glad to use your idea.

Front axle is little bit long, shifted forward may be half or one stud, than should be. But this was done to fit larger wheels, because stock wheeled JEEP Wrangler is the worst looking offorader in the world, especially long wheelbase version:classic:

I also left possibility for body and chassis to be connected on two ways: standart and 1 stud lifted.

This is lifted verison with 74 mm tires from RC4WD

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Jeep is modular like real model with removable doors and 2-section roof, thanks Madoka for design. Front lights are still LED ready.

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Expeditional stuff increases the weight of the model, but this is Jeep's calling to be like that.

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Roll cage, roof rack, spare wheel holder, baggage and cans, fake winch, extra lights, snorkel and extendable rain/sun tent.

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With minor changes in the axles, model can stand on RC 1:10 tires that have wide variety to choose from

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And my favourite: Buggy Mode with RC4WD Mickey Tompson Baja MTZ tires about 81 mm diameter.

And this is not just shelve model, because Jeep without roof and doors is really light. If you put Buwizz in it - you will have a lot of fun with it ;)

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Many more photos here

My advice to novice builders: don't hold your sets under the dust on shelve, and don't try to build your own model from scratch. Modifiying sets and models of other designers is the easiest way to increase your skills. Don't afraid, just try:)

You can also see some other wheels variations in the next video. And of course, test drive in different conditions, including rocks, mud and water. Have a nice time;)

 

How it performs with BUWIZZ? Check it out

 

p.s.

You can also watch review of Madoka's model. TURN ON SUBTITILES.

or original video Jeep Wrangler (red) designed by Madoka

 

Edited by rm8

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Looks awesome and performance is great!

Video shows model getting stuck on sand with just one wheel spinning. Is your transmission with all open diffs?

Are those fancy disks/rims 3D printed?

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I saw the video a few days ago, and was looking for this topic to show up! It's a great MOD, I personally like the expedition version the most!

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Posted (edited)

Madoca’s Jeep has always been on my favourites list and I can now add yours to that list. It’s terrific!

Edited by grum64

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Isn't that cool to see?! Madoca based his FJ40 Crawler model on your RM8 FJ40 and then you based your Jeep MOC on a model designed by Madoca.
What a teamwork! :laugh:

Nice work! :thumbup:

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Posted (edited)

I really like this MOC - maybe even more than my LEGO version of this car. :D 

(I look forward to the instructions, in case the video reaches the threshold)

Edited by HorcikDesigns

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I really enjoyed the video, reminds me of those get out doors commercials!  Well done presentation of an amazing build!

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Posted (edited)

Thank you for feedback.

13 hours ago, zux said:

Video shows model getting stuck on sand with just one wheel spinning. Is your transmission with all open diffs?

Are those fancy disks/rims 3D printed?

The problem was with one of front CV's, in the simpe words: I lost front axle drive :classic: Problem was with steering knuckle. Now it is solved.

Those Wheels are from 1:10 Touring/drift/rally RC cars.

 

10 hours ago, legolijntje said:

Isn't that cool to see?! Madoca based his FJ40 Crawler model on your RM8 FJ40 and then you based your Jeep MOC on a model designed by Madoca.
What a teamwork! :laugh:

Nice work! :thumbup:

:wink: I also I did his Shaman 8x8. It's a great and useful experience to build other creator's models.

 

9 hours ago, HorcikDesigns said:

I really like this MOC - maybe even more than my LEGO version of this car. :D 

(I look forward to the instructions, in case the video reaches the threshold)

I can do it, I told you:wink:

Edited by rm8

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That is a very nice creation!! And nice teamwerk hehe.

 

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I love all the playability of the design. It's great it has so many options that can be added, removed, and changed. My kind of build. Again, great work. 

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15 hours ago, Thirdwigg said:

I love all the playability of the design. It's great it has so many options that can be added, removed, and changed. My kind of build. Again, great work. 

Yeah, what about new 8081? :wink:

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Congratulations to this achievement! I like them a lot - they look so sweet on these wheels :thumbup:. I really appreciate your philosophy of constant development and ongoing perfection of one single concept (and your skills btw) instead of pumping out mediocre MOCs every now and then.

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Posted (edited)

Incredible models! You’ve added so many nice touches to the bodywork, the rims are the icing on the cake. The Video was perfect - exciting and good vibe! 

Edited by Lox Lego

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Yes, playability of this moc is amazing. Looks perfect in hard terrain mode.

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