lcvisser

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  1. I had to watch this video a couple of times on a big screen to wrap my head around all that is going on here. Amazing!
  2. Yes, please do! As far as I’m concerned, this deserves its own topic!
  3. Wow, that’s a beauty! Do you have more photos and info?
  4. Thanks! I think the original Black Cat was great in its time, although admittedly that’s also nostalgia speaking. So I see mine as an hommage maybe …
  5. I have them from 5571. They’re significantly bigger in diameter, which is nice for ground clearance (see e.g. the suspension on the tow truck from Andrea Grazi). However, as I only have six of them and they’re very expensive, I never use them.
  6. Still working on it. Life is getting a bit in the way, so building mostly in Stud.io with small proof-of-concepts on the side. It took me probably 3 weeks just to get the wheel arches right. Now going into my second week of the doors... But will get there, eventually. Magnus opus are not done overnight Comments welcome, especially good ideas for that windshield corner...
  7. I ended up scanning it. In case someone else is interested: https://bricksafe.com/files/ludo/misc/LEGO-Technic_Control_Center.pdf
  8. To be clear, you mean this one (8485) right? I have a paper copy. It seems in pristine condition. As I don't have the unit itself anymore, I'd be happy to send it to you. PM me.
  9. Very nice! You’ve captured it well! I have to agree with @Gray Gear that the rear window looks a bit out of place, a front window would look more consistent.
  10. Beautifully executed, thanks for sharing also the BI! Using the PUP remote with PyBricks is an elegant solution, better than needing the smart device in between. I said it before in @mahjqa's post, I really want to get in on this, looks like so much fun. But it looks so expensive... Rebrickable says "The approximate cost of these parts is €1,142.43" Although I guess that includes the cargo too...
  11. Nice boat! Beautiful build, I like the two-tone. The spring-loaded doors are a nice touch, must be satisfying to close them. Are the front doors spring-loaded too? Rear axle seems a solid axle, or am I missing something?
  12. Still building: Completely overhauled the mechanics inside, now working nicely. Started to build the exterior:
  13. Where does this frame come from/in? Totally missed it somehow.
  14. @Jurss mostly here: This block houses two gearboxes: one to turn on/off the pneumatic pump (behind the battery box) and one to open/close the fifth wheel coupling via the small linear actuator that's just visible. When the battery box is turned on, the M-motor always runs a drive shaft that adds up with the drive shaft from the tandem axles via a differential. This keeps the fake engine that will be in the front running "stationary" as you will. The HOG also goes through this "box" (I sure hope I got my dimensioning right, because it looks big....) Here's view on what's inside: While it took me really long to get everything inside the small space available, I need to take it all apart again: the HOG crosses the drive shaft via a red idler gear (8z - 16z idler - 8z). Unfortunately, the steering is a bit heavy, which puts so much strain on the idler gear that it actually stalls the M-motor. I think I can fix it by connecting the HOG directly to the CV joint that goes to the front axle (instead of to the steering wheel in the cabin), mirroring the whole thing... So be prepared for an update that will look very similar
  15. Congratulations all for entering and the winners for, you know, winning! Super difficult contest this time, I commend all participants for entering!