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After some weeks there is my newest publication, a Land Rover Series I model. I'm planned to make a real off-roader long ago, with this I wanted to build a realistic one with realistic looking chassis. It could be another famous off-roader, but this is the first Land Rover, and it matters me a lot.

So the moc:















Wheels, motor, gearbox:

This wheels are made from the 81,6 mm tyre and from the 56 mm wheel. This is enough narrow yet to make this model with it. The model has the standard four speed gearbox with my definite control (see my other topic for more). This model was built a few month ago, that time I didn't have my improved gearbox with the same function, but this also did it's job, at last it didn't came so much load, there is a gearing after the gearbox.

One RC buggy motor is there for propulsion (the noise is it's noise - don't ask me about that, this is the standard noise of this high rpm motor). I used that because of it's high rpm, there is a lot of gearing after that including the low gear/high gear gearbox.

In this model, my goal was to make a realistic looking car with a realistic looking chassis and technic, performance was secondary. With the secondary gearbox there is in all 6 speed (two is the same). Sometimes in low gear, but it goes everywhere. :classic:

Chassis, suspension:

The chassis is a single ladder type one, with strenghtening beams an plates. The chassis itself contains every working mechanism:


The suspension is made from technic axles, to be like leaf springs, and it works like that. There are positioning links to hold in the right place the axles. A small 6 L link holds transversely the front axle. I made the housing of the differential in the rear axle: http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=5898328

The steering, as in the real one isn't made with gear rack, but with a linkage-like machanism. The suspension performed surprisingly good on terrain. Has handbrake, it prevents roll down in forward direction. All function is remote controlled, the on/off switching of the low gear and winch also, by two micromotors.

Under the hood I placed a 4L "fake" engine: http://www.brickshel...y.cgi?i=5898334

Body, etc.:

Basically the body is a simple plate body with some liftarms and bricks. Of course, the front part was the hardest section. This front look means the Land Rover itself, very easy to recognize. :classic: I tried to add many details to the body, like mirros in the left side, turning lights, number plate, door handle to be less monotonous. Inside there is a big cover from a western set, we can find under that cables and technical parts.

The steering wheel works, with these old bushes:


It has an advantage: the turning is smoother than U-joint drive. Except this it's only an interesting technique, typically for applications which aren't require much torque.


(intro is also off roader-like, :classic: I didn't find a flat surface)

Main specifications:

Weight: 1555 g


high gear:

1: 0,50 km/h

2: 0,82 km/h

3: 1,25 km/h

4: 1,67 km/h

low gear:

1: 0,19 km/h

2: 0,32 km/h

3: 0,56 km/h

4: 0,92 km/h

Length: 387 mm

Width: 192 mm

Height: 198 mm

Scale: 1:9

Edited by Mbmc

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Very good techniques. I like the motor. I seen the same parts used in someone's elses youtube video. I like it as I am tired of building the standard lego motor.

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Nice job! I once did that with old half bushes, except it was at 90 degrees, so there were 1/4 studs involved. Overall just an awesome MOC, I think the fake engine is my favorite part. :thumbup:

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Excellent job! I love the look and functionality. Reminds me of Sheepo's work in terms of quality and amount of functions

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Ive already posted on youtube but it worths posting here too! Its Amazing man! !!

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I think I have actually seen one of these in real life, they are sort of funny looking in person. I love all of the details you added, including the use of half bushes as bevel gears. Nice job!


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Thanks Guys. :classic:

@Ape Fight:

It was uploaded on 16th July (this week), and also that day was posted on Lego Car Blog. What do you mean last week? "has it been finished a while?" --> it was already finished, when I uploaded.

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I'll watch the video in a bit. Excellent model. I like the motor and the chassis is a work of art. Very cleverly put together with a good use of those studded panels.


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Superb made Land Rover.

I like your solutions and interesting functions.

Using the old halfbush as bevel gears is new to me... and the engine... great :-)

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