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Hi Folks, let me allow to share a new creation.

This replica of famous Volvo Iron Knight Race-Truck is completely built with parts only from set 42156 Peugeot 9x8 Hypercar as an alternate model (B-model). Only a copy of donor set 42156 is needed to build this iconic truck.

You can buy the instructions for this model here if you're interested in building.

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Features & Functions

  • openable doors on both sides
  • HoG-steering with removable knob
  • independent push rod suspension in front and back
  • V6-engine with moving pistons connected to rear differential
  • openable lid in back to see suspension working
  • Volvo brand with no sticker
  • detailed design and interior
  • lights that are glowing in the dark
  • modular building with splitted premium PDF-instructions
  • measures 44cm x 20cm x 18cm

Impressions

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Headlights

Lights in front are made with fluorescent bars from donor set to represent instantly recognizable headlights. A Lego addicted heart beats higher for the first time when the iconic V-shaped lights are glowing in the dark.

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No custom sticker

Thanks to the inventory I'm happy to share my first model with a completely brick built front to recognize Volvo's brand only with pieces from 42156 and without any need for custom sticker.

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Suspension

The model uses a soft push rod suspension in front and back. Due the fact that this truck is two studs shorter in wide than its base model, the suspension design is not only a simple copy, but an own approach with a way different building instead. Through an openable lid in the back, the suspension can be watched working.

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Steering

Driving and steering the truck works directly with a steering knob on top of the cabin. This steering knob is removable and can be easily pulled out for better displaying the model.

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Engine

The real Iron Knight uses a straight 6 piston engine instead of V6. Due limited inventory and missing crankshaft parts, it was not possible to form a straight working engine out of V6. Some compromises are made here and as a result, this alternate model uses a working V6-engine with moving pistons.

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Instructions & building process

Premium instructions for this model comes in two separate PDF-files with high quality images and building steps very close to the original Lego Technic ones to ensure a satisfying building experience.
Building this Iron Knight alternate model starts with the 249 pages long main PDF to finish the rear end first with differential and suspension included.

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The second instruction file takes over to assemble the entire front section together with a suspension and steering system you never built before. After 132 pages the front section becomes married with the rear end.

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Frames and structural elements are added to make the model solid. The working V6-engine becomes attached and connected to the rear differential through drivetrain.

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More parts are added to form characteristic lines and shapes, getting closer to a real looking Volvo Iron Knight.

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Some parts of the cabin are attached and the drivers seat and doors take place at their final spot of the model.

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After 381 pages of joyful building in total, this Volvo Iron Knight alternate model is finished in all glory and ready to drive on your shelf or desk.

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Grab instructions here

Crafted in Sweden. Rebricked with passion in germany. 
Have fun with this 42156 Volvo Iron Knight alternate build.

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This thing didn't get enough praise. What a B-Model!

The panel work on the front is superb!

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