Dorino

[MOC] Adventure Truck - Powered Up

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Hello everyone! 

Adventurers theme is one of my all time favorite Lego themes. Various vehicles have always drawn my attention, especially the ones with tan and dark gray color schemes. Over last few years i created few versions of adventurers cars and today i present you yet another one, this time Powered Up one.

Before i get into the details ill quickly explain design process. It's been a while since the last time i created any remote controlled car so i decided to try Powered Up components. 

After mocking up simple chassis i realised it will need to be truck because of the size of all the components. The rear of the truck needed to be bigger because of the battery box so first idea that came to my mind was 2017 Jungle Mobile Lab set.

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Before i swapped to tan i actually tried bright light orange but didn't like it.

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The finished model starts with 6 studs wide and then changes to 7 and finally to 8. Rear mudguards are 10 studs wide.

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The roof of the truck is loaded with various crates, gas canister and other small items. You also get kayak and motorcycle!

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The other side of the rear features two storage units.

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I am not to happy with the front axle. Because of the steering it required more space for movement - meaning less details.

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The front and back can be easily detached, i am planning to make various "versions" for that chassis, for example fire truck, ambulance or military vehicle.

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Here is the short video of the truck driving

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Hope you like it! few more photos on my Flickr Page

Bonus : This is how the truck looks while it drives off the desk :blush:
 

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Edited by Dorino

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It looks fantastic! If I only had a picture of the complete model to go off of, I would've had no idea that it was RC. I really like the way you attached all that equipment on the outside.

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12 hours ago, Dorino said:

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No, don't show the code for unlocking secret level in Lego City Undercover!:grin: But really it's an amazing model, well done.

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Awesome! This looks like something Baron von Barron would buy with the treasure he...er..."liberates." :wink:

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Thanks for the comments!

On 2/16/2021 at 7:59 AM, Jack Sassy said:

No, don't show the code for unlocking secret level in Lego City Undercover!:grin: But really it's an amazing model, well done.

I never knew that! I got that tile in some Lego bulk from auction. Looked like license plate for me. :laugh:

14 hours ago, Pdaitabird said:

Awesome! This looks like something Baron von Barron would buy with the treasure he...er..."liberates." :wink:

Oh yes, that years of work has finally paid off! Think i should start working on another one 

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Excellent details and a great way to pack up everything into a small footprint.

A question, if I may. I noticed you are using the simple medium linear motor (which has no position feedback - the medium linear motor has that but that is a bit thicker) for steering, without a clutch gear. How does it work in practice? Do you have to pay attention to the movement and stop turning before the gear rack reaches the end of it's movement? What happens if you keep on turning?

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