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Hello to all, I am new here and wanted to share my very first creation with you. This is Toyota Land Cruiser FJ70 pick-up.

I build it by using bricks from following sets 42000,42030,42042,42043.
I took inspiration from RM8 creations but also in the past I was driving this car quite a lot in raw conditions and I have big sentiment related with this Toyota model.

Pix and Video are not pro quality as this is my very first approach to build and share LEGO creation so please don't judge me too harshly form this point of view.

I hope you will enjoy looking at this model. In the near future I have plan to make simple video how to build it.

Under the below links you will find pix and video.

https://www.flickr.com/gp/156725712@N06/bP6n4Q

Below is video instruction for Lego Technic Toyota Land Cruiser FJ70 - body (part 2).
Unfortunately due to file size restriction in my camera, there is missing small part of the video where is shown how to build roof and back side of the body. However this two missing bits are easy to reproduce based on the pix. For those who would like to built this body it can be also good opportunity to put a bit of own invention.

 

Edited by maciej
adding link to vimeo

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I like your model and the result is great considering this is your first moc.

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Thx. Yevhen for your opinion, it's highly appreciated to have some feedback. In fact it took me many hours and modifications to build this MOC :). After all I have already idea for next one :). Kamaz Arktika maybe :).

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It looks really good despite it is your first (published) moc. I suppose that steering angle is the reason that axles are bit to wide. I like modular approach and accessories :thumbup:

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Really nice one. Cool ocean shots!

The steering cv joints are pretty weak point here, but if you don't go on insurmountable obstacles it should be fine.

The winch should probably be geared down a little bit.

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Very well done!  FJ70 is also in my list to do. Is that Baltic sea?

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Thanks again for your opinions guys, it is really encouraging me to put hands on next idea.

I can definitely say you are specialists as you were able to pick week points 
immediately.

...and in fact depending from how wheels are attached, the steering joints are more or less exposed. Number and kind of bricks I am using is limited by four LEGO Technic sets I own. This is why the wheel hubs I chosen for front drive are probably not the best but somehow made my construction more simple (having in mind this four sets I have).

I have not found way to put extra reduction gear for winch, I tried but to many compromises was needed, however I believe this is possible.

First version was equipped additionally with reduction gearbox, simple one but under higher load like steep climb or driving on sand, the gear was jumping to the neutral position by itself. It was construction issue but again could not find enough space to fix it :). Buying BuWizz 2.0 helped a bit with changing electric engines speed.

Tests on sand caused wheel hubs stuck (approx. after 20min of playing), it was necessary to open them and clean. I would not recommend using this hubs on sand, probably I will not do it again.

Yes, on the movie you can see Baltic sea :).

I builded this MOC after around 25 years of not building from LEGO :), and after buying and building four sets I mentioned above. I was totally surprised how new LEGO system works and obviously amazed about number and diversity of bricks.

Without solutions which I could find by looking on advanced creations like yours, probably I would not be able to build this model.

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4 minutes ago, maciej said:

I have not found way to put extra reduction gear for winch, I tried but to many compromises was needed, however I believe this is possible.

The easiest way is to use wormgear + 24 gear, but it's limited by height. Not sure if you have the space there.

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Yeh, tried that, wormgear + small gear, but no space with current setup.

Thx. for your advise!

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