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  1. Minique85

    Modular Pub – alternate build for 10264 Corner Garage

    That’s a really nice alternate, completely different build and well executed. Just wow. I’m considering getting the corner garage to build that!
  2. Minique85

    [MOC] A peaceful street in Paris

    Truly amazing and beautiful build, love all the details!
  3. @LegoV94 thanks for the link. I’ve been curious about them since I saw those many times on builds.
  4. Really nice model - I am also curious about the tires used?
  5. Hi everyone. I’ve not participated in contests or been active for a while, life tends to get in the way, but I’d like to submit an idea for a contest. I was thinking about a contest around the theme of “time”. Build something that has a relation with time. so one could build a clock, a lunar calendar, a timer, a time machine, or any other crazy ideas. It would be mechanically challenging and could bring interesting ideas and concepts forward. Anyway, just a thought!
  6. Interesting to read the side hobbies. Aside from Lego, my other activities are heavy metal concerts, gardening, hiking and mainly spending time with family and friends. I find it increasingly difficult to find time for Lego, and can barely keep up with all the set they release. So creating MOCs takes me ages and I often give up half way.
  7. I like these mini loops approach. Somehow I need to start putting some together. Have you considered chaining all your designs into a loop?
  8. Nice, I got to check that one next time. Thanks for the tip.
  9. Indeed. That’s a nice result with the limited part set.
  10. Another nice little module. For instructions from LDD, it is not easy as far as I know. Personally I used LDraw + LPub. It was quite a learning curve and takes time. Another option is from BrickLink. I just finished a model and the tool is quite nice. You can set the steps for instructions in there and then get them once you upload the file to your workplace on BrickLink.
  11. Hi everyone, A short update on this MOC. I have made the model in, trying to make it buildable following the steps in the file. The inventory and construction file are available on Rebrickable:
  12. Really nice models, thanks for sharing the instructions.
  13. Thanks Thank you. I’m happy it’s finally complete. I think I’ll make an LDD version of it to share.
  14. Thanks. Yes it can easily lift if you manage to control the fork. The extension would struggle in high position with heavy loads.
  15. Hi everyone, For the past year, I have been working on this MOC, making very slow progress mostly due to a lack of time. About a month ago, I finally reached the point where I considered it finished. It's not perfect and many things can be improved, but I am happy with the current state. Enough to finally make some pictures and a video. The MOC is based on the Manitou TMT 25S. It is a hydraulic forklift, one that hooks on back of trucks, but uses an unusual design. A picture from the original: It also combines some interesting hydraulic functions which I tried to carry over to my model. In the end, this is the list of functions I managed to implement: Manual steering, control placed at the back, behind the cabin - rear wheel goes 360 degree. Pneumatic compressor using an M motor and two pumps Electric switch to control the compressor Pneumatic functions for: Boom elevation Boom Extension Fork control Front outriggers Boom lateral adjustment Initially, my intent was to have an auto switch for the compressor. However, after many trials, I could not calibrate it properly so that enough pressure remained in the circuit to control all functions properly. The switch would not always return in position when the pressure was dropping, making some functions such as raising the boom unusable. So I replaced the assembly with a manual switch which can easily be controlled when air is required. To smooth out the functions, I used an air tank which is hidden below the control valves in the back. Overall, the functions are working well. The main issue is the control of the fork, which really needs better smoother valves to have finer control. Also, since it is pneumatic, It does not maintain its position when elevating or lowering the boom. I could not find a way to do that while keeping the boom extension which is required. So here are the video and pictures. I hope you enjoy it. More pictures are visible on the BrickSafe folder: