TheItalianBrick

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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. Thanks everyone for the nice words! I do hope this becomes a set everyone remembers and loves. It does look awesome in the flesh I can guarantee you and overall I'm myself a huge fan of the Defender as car so.... After working on the Defender I've taken onboard a new MOC (crane) and hopefully I'll soon be able to share!
  3. Hello, my entry for the TC6 contest it's a heavy forklift truck, the Hyster 32-12. The model has 8 functions (4 IR or 2 sBricks), it's 50% built at the moment and nearly completed on LDD/MLcad. Soon I'll put updates (photos, video, notes) Here a pic of what an Hyster 32-12 is: Thanks, and hold on for news. Video:
  4. Hello, as the new V2 pneumatics has been released I thought would have been nice to use them to create something amazing! I've been making swing arm cranes for more than 15 years and I love pneumatics aswell! So why not! - Scale of the cranes fits the 42043 Arocs, - Special sections designed for these cranes allow to have 4 extensions of the main boom in a 5X5 size boom!!! - They are WIP so although I've built them they need lots of tests to make sure work fine before make instructions! - they refer to real cranes, but obviously there are few compromises here and there! - Routing the hoses it's hard, but will get there don't worry! - There is a third and a fourth crane coming aswell so I'll update this topic time to time! - They will all be full RC cranes! - I'm designing a 8X8 MAN truck to suite the cranes, plus a subframe between cranes and truck as the real ones! (Huge subframes) Pics of the built ones will come soon, at the moment I don-t have all the parts on the right color so they look like a rainbow :tongue: (ordered parts so soon to complete them! There are both pics of the real crane and my LEGO version so you can compare them! Real FASSI F1950: Here my LEGO version: Real Cormach 135000: My LEGO version: The other one I'm working on it's a EFFER 2750: This will come shortly after! Enjoy, TheItalianBrick!
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    Hello, this is a WIP of my latest moc: a MAN TGS 8X8 leafspring suspended fully RC with autovalve compressor pump! Plus many other features and functions. It also features many attachments, like a Fassi F1950 XP crane fully RC using new pneumatic V2 system! It also has a dumping load bed, a front snow plow (this will be shown later on when completed! The idea is to use the cabin and chassis as a starting base to develop more mocs like the XXL version of the same truck, 3 axle, 4 axle, 5 axle. Functions: - 8X8 driver train driven by 1 L motor - Realistic steering system with levers (plus different angles between 1 and 2 axle) steered by an M motor - Pneumatic compressor with autovalve powered by an L motor - 2 IR receivers that controls the drive, steer, 1 pneumatic switches (in this case used for tipping the bed) and 1 more motor for extra function (in this case used to rotate the crane) More pics here: http://bricksafe.com/pages/TheItalianBrick/fassi-f1950-xp http://bricksafe.com/pages/TheItalianBrick/man-tgs-44.480-8x8 I'll progress I'll take more and better pics. Enjoy what I have so far! And this is the crane, it's also a WIP but so far I'm happy with the result!
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    [MOC] Crane Truck

    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
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    [REPORT] Porsche Contest Trip to Stuttgart

    Wonderful! I'm a Porsche owner/racer and lover myself so really loved this post! Thanks for sharing with us!
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    [MOC] Crane Truck

    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: http://bricksafe.com/pages/TheItalianBrick/fassi-f1950-xp
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    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... 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.
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    [MOC] [WIP] Man GTS 6x6

    well to have independent suspensions at the front (not real at all) and "the rear I'm still thinking" doesn't sound like "solved".... but is your truck so I'm ok with it!
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    [MOC] [WIP] Man GTS 6x6

    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 life...so why not? I do have leafspring suspensions and all axle driven in a smaller scale....
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    [MOC] [WIP] Man GTS 6x6

    so many words not even a single photos....how sad!
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    [WIP] Massive Dump Truck

    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
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    [HELP] Dump Truck

    definitely not, more likely to have only the rear axles to be driven. As most of the dump trucks...whether american or european ones.
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    [WIP] MAN TGS 44.480 8X8

    I've started working on it again, when will be completed I'll share all the photos and maybe the LDD file, not yet sorry.
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    [HELP] Which Technic Set Should I Buy?

    the Porsche is not that badly engineered, by being more complicated than 8070 obviously there are more flaws! But trust me....you'll love the porsche once built! even if you put it on a shelf it simply does the job 10 times better than a 8070! go for it
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    [TC10] Front Loader Garbage Truck

    ok I understand! Somehow makes sense...as far as everyone can have this option!
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    [TC10] Wheel Loader

    well then why don't you cheat a bit? just use the big volvo bucket and make the width bigger, we will still vote for you!! I think one of the option is to use the new thin cylinders instead of the fatter ones...
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    [TC10] Wheel Loader

    I think you need unimog tyres and 8043 bucket if you want to create something like the picture....I did try it myself as well with LETURNEAU...
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    [TC10] Front Loader Garbage Truck

    the model should be something never seen/shown before. The chassis is clearly the Arocs 42043 with some mods?!
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    [TC10] Wheel Loader

    Jorgeopesi, Class tyres sounds very wrong. why not Unimog tyres?
  22. so I'll ask again, what about wrapping the pneumatic cylinders with a colored sticker? in order to change the color of them.,..
  23. 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 whatever....is this allowed? After all it's only a sticker around a lego part?!
  24. 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!