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  1. I love Lego, who doesn't after all! 

    And easy to say each of us has, at least once, dreamt of designing an official Lego set.  I work for JLR, JaguarLandRover and I'm a car designer (the real deal!) but I'm also a huge Lego fan and technic builder since the age of 3.   


    A while back my design director, knowing I am a Lego fan, asked me if I wanted to support a special project, collaborating with Lego. I wasn't sure of what I would be working on but since it involved Lego I did accept the work without hesitation.  Working on the real Defender is already a privilege, but working on a Lego version of it was a dream coming true! My role was to help Samuel and Milan (Lego Technic designers) with getting the proportions of the car right. They were fantastic while working around it and it was very inspiring for me to meet them in person. They even complimented my Lego Hyster Forklift.  I'm not an official Lego designer by any mean, but I know there is a bit of me in that set indeed....


    Hope you enjoy them both, real and Lego version of it! 




  2. 19 hours ago, Lucio Switch said:

    Maybe you can do it easily, me not for sure!:laugh:

    I have difficulty to figure out how it could be possible considering the weight that should be added and the momentum that it will generate. But I would be very happy to be proven wrong.


    Lucio I'm sure you can!  Put things this way: with a 5X5 section I was able to create a 3 stage boom! Yours is a 7X5? There is lot of room for a 3rd stage boom plus a JIB with 1-2 stages! The problem is the weight! It will be very heavy and that's when you'll probably need LA instead of Pneumatics.  


    I've started working on mine again so hopefully soon will be able to show my crane

  3. 4 hours ago, Dafgek81 said:

    There are only two and only two things I think are wrong on this truck. The first is that the crane only extends one time, would be better if it where more. The second is why so big?? And so many parts? You raised the bar so high it's almost impossible for me to get enough parts to build it, but I want it!!!! It is awesome, great, beautiful, the eighth wonder of the world!!!!


    Hi Lucio,

    The Italian brick made a Cormach crane in 2015, would this one fit this truck to? That one extends multiple times and has a fourth arm section also. It is not as sleekly build as yours, but I love all the moving sections. He says it works fine also, but haven't seen finished versions since.



    My crane is in a smaller scale indeed. Lucio knows what he is doing, although I would say he can easily improve his crane by adding one more extension and the JIB t it. Nonetheless great model Lucio. 


    Here some ref:

  4. LDD of at least suspension would be cool :)

    BTW: There's enought space to put 2x XL motors on sides I think? Well, 2xXL + SBrick = quite fast truck :)

    suspensions are clearly visible in some pics. But won't be sharing the LDD at the moment.

    given the hidden functions (pneumatic compressor, autovalve, motorized pneumatic switch) there is no space for 2 XL motors. There could be only if the other functions weren't there. this trucks are not meant to go fast anyway. And it climbs well with the 8X8 drive anyway...

    Like this truck very much! Both the colour theme and the chassis construction. But can not admin that's is a disproportion for my opinion: original cabin is lower and wider than yours. Do you agree?

    Thanks, no I don't agree unfortunately. It seems in the pictures probably but in reality it's very accurate. I could say the cabin is 1 stud too high but it's needed anyway to allocate the battery and all the things going on inside of it.

  5. what I mean is a lot of asking for tips and suggestuion on how to make things...but probably would make more sense if you first build then show pics and ask suggestions on how to improve it?!

    Anyway looking at the pics I don't like the suspensions set up at all...with suck a big scale it's so easy to make what's going on in real why not? I do have leafspring suspensions and all axle driven in a smaller scale....

  6. Actually it was a polite way to telli you that this kind of dump truck you build never have independent suspension... So it is not realistic at all! :wink:

    My friend this was funny! And yes you are right, on a dump truck you'll never find independent suspensions, only on "long distance" truck, but still quite rare nowadays.

    Anyway, as everybody is saying you'll need to reinforce (I would redesign everything from scratch) the chassis, the suspensions and add more power. when the truck is finished the weight will kill the XL motor, now is fine but later it won't be anymore.

    P.S. you said you want the glory, well you'll get the glory only if you succeed, regardless how big your project is! Sometime a well finished small model it's better than a big wonky unfinished model! good luck

  7. I would like that, too.

    But rules state No ModelTeam finish.

    So we will have to make the model in Technic style. If you want to use studs, try to use ideas from older Technic studded sets, like that 8868 Jim posted.

    No worries.....will use a studless design then.....

    Other question: since the pneumatic cylinders are all yellow can I wrap them with a different color sticker? This will make them look grey or black or red or this allowed? After all it's only a sticker around a lego part?!

  8. There are examples what is allowed and what not, on page 5.

    Studded is ok, if it is Technic build. No ModelTeam build.

    wait a second.....those 2 examples at page 5 are controversial because Model Team is a studded design without functions (just features). I do want to use smooth bricks and slopes as a Model team but I'll have loads of pneumatic functions......something like this as example:


    this is pure technic...not model team style.....yet uses slopes and smooth bricks!