saabfan

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  1. Thank you very much! :)
  2. Thanks for checking out my latest topic. I finally bought the pieces to build my Boeing 747 irl. Feel free to support this project on LEGO Ideas if you want to see it become an official set. While not being based on a specific variant of the 747 this model is meant to be a general tribute to this awesome marvel of engineering. The creation is built out of 603 parts (including stand) and the aircraft measures approximately 37 cm L x 33 cm W x 10.5 cm H (14.6" L x 13" W x 4.1" H). It includes many details such as printed decals representing the passenger windows and the doors, the four turbofan engines, removable landing gear and a sleek stand for dynamic display. In combination with the size the stand would make it a great swooshable desk display-piece for any fan of LEGO and aviation. Feel free to check out this 3D-view of the creation on Mecabricks and the high resolution images on flickr. Improved display stand: Than you for your attention.
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    Boeing 747

    Thank you! :) Thanks a lot! Thank you, the model is kind of a Frankenstein of different 747 variants. I was mostly trying to replicate the iconic shape. You're right though, the winglets are a bit chunky. Thank you very much! Thanks! Thanks a lot. :)
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    Boeing 747

    Thank you, the squares in the last blueprint image should be 5cm in height/width. Thanks to the snot technique the stand can hold quite a bit of weight vertically but you're right and can't take much lateral force. Thanks a lot! Thank you very much, you can check out the building techniques on flickr: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmVgwJTA
  5. The aircraft Completing its maiden flight on February 9th, 1969 the Boeing 747 went into production in 1970 and has been so for more than 50 years. Over the course of time many different variants of the airliner were produced. Aside from its major use in passenger transport it was used to carry the Space Shuttle, used as an airborne telescope and most recently used to launch rockets into orbit. Its iconic shape with the distinctive hump that accommodates the cockpit and the raised passenger deck has become a classic symbol for all jumbo jets and airborne passenger transport alike. With the aircraft retiring from service soon I thought it would be a great chance to submit this project as a tribute to this iconic airliner. The model While not being based on a specific variant of the 747 this model is meant to be a general tribute to this awesome marvel of engineering. The creation is built out of 603 parts (including stand) and the aircraft measures approximately 37 cm L x 33 cm W x 10.5 cm H (14.6" L x 13" W x 4.1" H). It includes many details such as printed decals representing the passenger windows and the doors, the four turbofan engines, removable landing gear and a sleek stand for dynamic display. In combination with the size, the stand and the stylish red and orange livery would make it a great swooshable desk display-piece for any fan of LEGO and aviation. This creation was built using Mecabricks and rendered in Blender but all building techniques have been tested with real bricks as well. Feel free to check out this 3D-view of the creation on Mecabricks and the high resolution images on flickr. If you like what you see then please consider heading over to LEGO Ideas and supporting. With your help this could become an official LEGO set!
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    FS200 Skybird/Seabird

    Thank you very much! :)
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    FS200 Skybird/Seabird

    A while ago I created a small minifigure scale plane inspired by the classic Cessna 172. I built an ordinary version as well as a seaplane. You can check out a 3D-view on Mecabricks and I also created custom instructions which you can find on Rebrickable.
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    Motorised Narrow Gauge Trains

    Thanks a lot! I can imagine it must be difficult to build a ULF tram. Thank you very much. Thank you, I'm glad my original trains inspired you. Tbh the old versions didn't perform all that well. Due to the way they were built the mechanism would fall apart after running for a short time. This version has much better durability now. Thank you, yes the postal car of the steam train also has a colour sensor that can detect coloured tiles on the tracks. Due to the distance from the tracks it can unfortunately only reliably detect red tiles. Thank you very much!
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    Motorised Narrow Gauge Trains

    All wheels with O rings are driven. The unpowered cars just use the 3.2mm small train wheels.
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    Motorised Narrow Gauge Trains

    Not official ones but there're some custom ones out there. :)
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    Motorised Narrow Gauge Trains

    I'll think about it. I might release instructions on Rebrickable at some point. Just to clarify though, due to the way it's built this can't go over any custom crossings and switches since the mechanism extends below the parts of the wheels that are actually riding on the tracks. I have a different mechanism that would be able to go over switches and even operates a bit more smoothly still but it's also more bulky and harder to conceal in a train. I think it would only work for a modern train design. Thank you very much! These trains are a product of lots of trial and error over a period of 6 years. ;)
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    Motorised Narrow Gauge Trains

    Thanks a lot. Exactly, even though the trains are quite short most of the weight is in the battery car so it had to be driven as well. I reckon in this configuration it can pull about 3 unpowered cars until it slows down significantly.
  13. This is an update of my motorised narrow gauge trains originally built in 2014. The basic concept remains the same but a lot of the details have changed. The updates include better durability, better looks and the use of LEGO's current Powered Up system allowing the trains to be controlled via a Bluetooth device. The mechanism: For more detailed images of the trains feel free to view the album on flickr. You can check out a video of them in action here:
  14. Great video. How do I vote for the contest?