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  1. MariusL

    Long live the 4-stud wide [MOC]

    Hi domela! Thank you for showing your wonderful creations! I've been socialized with Lego myself in the early eighties and love the 4-wide-vehicles!!! I think for children the small vehicles are much easier to design themselves, more handy and the need for bricks, especially for garages and houses, is also much lower! I am happy to see something from you again, kind regards Mario
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    [MOC] MAZ-7305 with Emmets ULSDC-Container

    Thank you Darnok and Maxim - glad that you like it :-) Playability is my top priority, cause now my boy is playing with the MOC and I don't want to do service on the truck all the time ;-) Kind regards Mario
  3. Hello everybody! After a long interruption I would like to show a MOC again. It is the MAZ-7305 with Emmets ULSDC-Container. ULSDC stands for Ultra Large Single Decker Couch. The designation has nothing to do with a real existing model of the Minsky Avtomobilny Savod, but is based on the designation system of Soviet motor vehicles. The 7 stands for a maximum permissible total weight of over 40t and the 3 identifies the vehicle as a truck. The 05 indicates that it is the 5th vehicle of this type. The story After the peace treaty with the Systar universe averted the final disappearance into the box of forgetfulness, Emmet wants to return to his beloved normality as soon as possible. He has rebuilt his dream house in the neighbourhood of Benny's Spaceship Dockyard as a semi-detached house in the hope that he can move in with Lucy right next to Batman and Queen Watevra Wa'Nabi. But Lucy draws it out of Apocalypseburg into Wasteland - she wants to explore what is left of Bricksburg. After Emmet realized that he can't keep Wildstyle at home, but he doesn't want to leave the comfort zone himself, he decided to build an expedition car for Lucy together with Benny, the engineer, Nya and Sweet Mayhem. It should offer at least 4 Minifig comfortably space, be equipped with the most important things for a self-sufficient life and offer the possibility to recover and transport even larger findings of interest. MAZ-7305 with Emmets ULSDC-Container - Story Description The yellow ULSDCC is the Ultra Large Single Decker Couch Container specially designed by Emmet for Lucy. The container is equipped with the most important things for a self-sufficient life next to the couch. It should remind Lucy of Emmets dream house with its design and colour. There is a coffee machine for overpriced coffee, a TV, a fridge filled with ice licks and a toilet. In front of the large panorama windows there are a few flower boxes so that the view of Wasteland becomes friendlier. Inspired by the pop-up party bus is the party tower on the roof with disco sound and lighting system as well as streaming satellite dish. The sound system is fed by the turntables, which Lenny serves with dedication. Of course Benny wanted to place a spaceship somewhere. Therefore a small landing platform is mounted at the rear of the ULSDCC. MAZ-7305 - departure to wasteland Equipment container In front of the ULSDCC there is a red container with hinged side walls for the transport of all equipment absolutely necessary for the journey like Lucy's instruments, soft drinks, snacks, garden armchairs, etc. MAZ-7305 - equipment container The Camp For longer stays, the ULSDCC is placed on the yellow supports and the red container. This creates a kind of tower, which offers a certain protection against wild animals and a wonderful view. The container roof serves as sun deck or occasionally as stage for concerts and the place below is a sun protected chill out area. MAZ-7305 - The Camp MAZ-7305 - The truck The MAZ-7305 as carrier vehicle originates from the Minifig Automobile Centre and is a robust construction from the 1960s, developed for the rough use in the Eurobrick tundra. MAZ-7305 - The truck The vehicle was converted into a pole truck using simple American oilfield technology. MAZ-7305 - pole truck The skid (the grey platform) serves to transport the containers or large finds and can be loaded with the winch itself. MAZ-7305 - bed truck - loading a skid Participants of the expedition are Lucy, the engineer, Nya und Lenny. The ULSDCC - Ultra Large Single Decker Couch Container Concert in the wasteland MAZ-7305 - concert in the wasteland So far so good, more photos are available as always on flickr and I remain curious what you say about itKind regards Mario
  4. MariusL

    [CONTEST] BSBA - Voting thread

    A 1-8-3 B 8-2-3
  5. I’d like to show you the experimental vehicle for the Mobile Paper Plane Launching System (MPPLS) The chassis is a modernized version of the ZIL-E167. This is the experimental vehicle for the Mobile Paper Plane Launching System (MPPLS) based on the modernized chassis of the ZIL-E167. The launching catapult is mounted under the rear cover. It is capable to launch paper planes A7 or X110 (10x11 cm). This catapult was the prototype for the one which was later used on the articulated off-highway Transporter. For this chassis typical is the Ackermann steering of the first and last axle. Similar chassis had been used for the ZIL-135, BAZ-5921/BAZ-5922 or BAZ-5937/BAZ-5939. Today such a chassis is used for example for the ZIL-4972. Instead of two diesel engines this modern Version of the ZIL-E167 is driven by a single crystal energy converter which is situated right behind the cab. It uses the blue crystal recently discovered in a volcano. In the aft section of the cab all the electronic controls for the catapult are located. The tool compartment is located on the right hand side behind the cab. Below the catapult there are some gas converters for the catapult, some more tools and a protective suit. Here you see the crew doing the daily maintenance of the robust soviet technic. With the discovery of this truck we know now the beginning of the colour scheme of the classic space series – the colours blue and gray of the popular LL-space ships can be traced back to this very first experimental truck. Furthermore the red glider of the space logo has it’s origin obviously in the red coloured experimental gliders ;-) After the acquisition of the articulated off-highway transporter the ZIL had been converted into a platform truck and is now used to transport the cable crane cable crane in difficult terrain conditions. Furthermore the playability with its large platform is much better. The crane was built just to fill the gap between cab and side panels of the platform. The truck is not a scale model. The only attribute connecting my MOC with the ZIL-E167 is the type of the steering. The scale could be 1:40 compared to 1:45 of my 7-wide trucks (Truck Trial) It is the third vehicle of a trilogy (different type of chassis, colours and windows) – the yellow articulated off-highway Transporter and the red multi purpose tracked vehicle So long, as ever you find some more on flickr and I’m interested what you say! Mario
  6. MariusL

    Multi-Purpose tracked vehicle

    Thanks guy's for your response! Yes, this kind of vehicles is utilitarian - designed just to work and survive under roughest conditions. The MOC itself has to withstand rough conditions too - as toy of my kids Kind regards Mario
  7. MariusL

    Multi-Purpose tracked vehicle

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen! I’d like to present you my tracked vehicle. Even though I’m interested in tracked vehicles since I’ve been a KFOL I seldom built them cause the function of the standard tracked carriage using toothed gears as idler roller is very poor on slippery floors. Inspired by the excavator of set 42023 I tried to create a system using bevel gear as idler roller. The result works very well on smooth wooden floors. Furthermore it is very stable and looks similar to real carriages. The cab fit’s 4 Minifg. For loading operations the vehicle is equipped with a knuckle boom crane. Behind the cab there is a hatch for Tools. Standard Equipment: A lot of hatches One manufacturer for such vehicles is for example In the beginning I wanted to build a four tracked Husky 8, but because of the playability I decided to build something similar to the more simple two tracked Nodwell 320. Vehicles like this are capable of traversing a wide variety of adverse terrain conditions such as sand, mud muskeg, swamp, and snow. For example power line construction in North America. Equipment for power line construction Drilling holes for the pole Erecting the pole Working with the basket Some more photos you can find on Flickr. Interested what you say! Kind regards, Mario
  8. MariusL

    MOC: Fire truck Volkswagen Crafter

    Hello Macsergey! You did a really great job! Thanks for high quality and detailed pictures and explanations. Regards Mario
  9. @ Greg3: I don't wanted to build it too colourful because many of the origin trucks are single-coloured. I experimented as well with black as second colour (you’re right it looked very well) but inspired by the colour scheme one of my first sets (No. 387) I decided to use red for stairs and hand rails to break up this yellow monotony. @ ColletArrow: Thank you for the (for me new) abbreviation HOG J - I love it. For the Minifigs it must be as if their vehicles were driven by the “hand of god”. In a german forum I called this kind of steering “Manual Top Drive”. By the way the elevation of the launcher is driven by a worm gear and the grey air intake on the rear of the Container.
  10. The designated goal of this vehicle was to build something bigger than 6-8 wide. By the way the cab is 8 wide and so far minifig scale. The rest is a bit wider, similar to the real Foremost Commander. P.s.: I grew up with a "minifig scale" of 4 wide trucks and in my opinion this still would be the best for little children.
  11. @ all: Thanks for your feedback! @ SollX: What do you mean with Minifig scale? 4, 6, 7 or 8 wide? The truck is approx. 1:40, that means the Minifig would be 1,68 m tall.
  12. Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! I like to show you my articulated off-highway transporter with the Mobile Paper Plane Launching Unit (MPPLU). The features of the vehicle are: - Articulated Off-Highway vehicle with pendulum axles - Large cab with little kitchen and 2 beds - Large storage hold for tools at the rear of the cab - Powerful winch for Self-loading capability of different platform- or skid-mounted equipment Features of the mobile paper plane launching unit: - Catapult 24 studs long for paper planes format A6 and A7 - Knuckle boom crane - Telemetry boom - Large hold for accessory - Control room - Motorcycle For the transporter the articulated, terra-tired wheeled carriers from Foremost, for example Delta 3 or Commander C, inspired me. With the help of the winch, the vehicle is capable to self-load different types of platform-mounted Equipment. Usually the winch is located on the platform but I found one old photo of a Foremost Delta 3 were the winch is located in the aft of the front carriage, right in front of the Joint. The cab is equipped with three seats, a little kitchen and a folding double bed. Beside the MPPLU there exists a simple platform with rear live roll for transport operations, for example parts for the cable crane. Pendulum axles the rear live roll The MPPLU is skid-mounted and consists of the starter, the control room, the engine room, a boom with tracking equipment, a crane and storage space. Plenty of space in the control room. The table can be used as a bed too. The starter can be dismounted easily and makes a lot of fun as handheld paper plane catapult. The vehicle is optimized for playability and no scale model. Loaded with a skid mounted tank Erecting a skid mounted tank More photos you can see on flickr. I am interested what you think! Kind regards Mario
  13. MariusL

    Curse of the Blue Angel

    Hello! Continue the Story!!! Kind regards Mario
  14. MariusL

    [MOC] Oilfield Rig Up Truck

    Thanks for your replies! I know there are much better MOCs of American trucks than mine ;-) My main aim were the functions AND playability - the truck is not built to be displayed in an office, even I would be proud if someone likes to display it ;-) I need the space between wheel well and front tire because of the pendulum axles. Battery box - nothing of my 4,5V components is working anymore, so this is a good use for it :-) Kind regards from AUT Mario
  15. MariusL

    [MOC] Oilfield Rig Up Truck

    Hello Ladies and Gentlemen! I like to present my Oilfield Rig Up Truck. My main goals were to achieve the function of the gin pole and off-road capabilities (pendulum axles). As ever, I focused on playability for children’s Hands. Therefor I had to accept some compromises: The gin pole is too long to be stowed away on the bed – it has to be dismantled partly. Furthermore the winches are too large because of the necessary gearbox. Unloading of some skid mounted equipment Erection of a skid mounted pressure vessel The bed To get a touch of the American stye I used some chrome parts. Configuration as Bed Truck – the gin pole is stowed away ( (all components are stowed on the truck) Loading of a Skid Tank Transport position for short moves Erecting the skid tank The proud driver and her signaller in front of the truck with lowered gin pole The gin pole is rigid enough to allow a wheely of the truck Intergalactic interest during the presentation of the kernoilogy reactor. Comparing the size with a standard European highway truck Assembling my cable crane (blondin) That’s it – interested what you think about it. Kind regards Mario