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  1. GiantAmbushBeetle

    [MOC] World Time Attack

    Made some changes to the front, much smoother and better now.
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    [MOC] Diogenes Trexler

    Thats the most original creation I have seen in a while, I tip my hat to your crazy brilliant mind and wish this was a set. Also medusnail and the hypnosis pic made me chuckle.
  3. GiantAmbushBeetle

    [MOC] Mining Shovel

    Thank you all for your kind comments, I really appreciate them! There is more to come, I plan to build a strip shovel somewhere in the future, minifg sized of course. I also have a Flickr account, but its kind of messy and not very orderly:
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    [MOC] Mining Shovel

    Hey guys, may present to you my newest addition to the LEGO mining site! This is a minifig-sized 350 ton mining shovel, those are typically used to load blasted rock into big trucks.This machine is somewhat similar to the mining excavator I posted a few months ago, but this one is even larger and has a completely different shovel configuration, for different applications. It also features a lot more SNOT-work. I hope you like it!
  5. GiantAmbushBeetle

    [MOC] The fireplace - kinetic model

    Thats a clever and refreshing MOC; love the way you did the dynamic fire!
  6. GiantAmbushBeetle

    [MOC] World Time Attack

    Thank you for the kind words, I really appreciate it! Yeah, Honda is pretty rare or overlooked in LEGO MOCs so I thought about giving it a shot. Wheel fenders and steering was hard to get right, make the fenders too big and it looks ugly, make them too small and you cannot implement proper steering. I hope I got the balance right with my MOC.
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    [MOC] World Time Attack

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    [MOC] World Time Attack

    Hey guys, may I present to you my newest creation: A World Time Attack race car, consisting of 900 parts, with steering, fully modeled interior, doors, realistic aerodynamics and sponsor stickers from Amazon. World Time Attack racing is all about heavily modifying street cars trying to break lap records on racetracks all over the world. Thanks to extremely liberal rules those car often break Formula-3000 and touring car lap times. But enough talk! (5 pics)
  9. GiantAmbushBeetle

    [MOC] Cozy Cottage

    The color palette is interesting, very risky color combinations but it works extremely well here and makes the creation unique. Kind of reminds me of the color and lighting right after sunset. Also the brown technic connectors used for the window frames is a cool idea. I like it a lot!
  10. GiantAmbushBeetle

    Waffles and Milk

    I love it, this is the first Lego creation that makes me hungry. At first sight I too thought that some parts of the MOC were not LEGO, but its just so well made.
  11. GiantAmbushBeetle

    [MOC] 300-Ton Face Shovel

    Thank you! I was definitely looking at the Demag H285, the Terex RH170 and O&K models when I was designing this shovel. Size-wise there is only one real limitation, and thats the dreaded turntable. I used the 50163 turntable on this model and strengthened it with a central axle. For this size of model its absolutely fine and strong, but if I would go any bigger, like doing the 500 or 800 ton monsters this turntable would not work well, especially because it only has three holes on each side on top and bottom. Its simply not big enough. If it weren't for the turntable I could go MUCH bigger, I'd love to make one of the 1500-ton strip shovels but thats not possible right now. I tried a few bearing systems turntables but they weren't really strong and hard to implement. Actuators is not a problem if I went with a hydraulic version, I'd simply switch to the bigger steel lined actuators and drive them with the LEGO motors and worm gears for extra strength. I wonder if there are any after market turntables?
  12. GiantAmbushBeetle

    [MOC] 300-Ton Face Shovel

    Thank you all for your kind words, glad you like it!
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    [MOC] 300-Ton Face Shovel

    Hey Lego People! So a couple weeks ago I posted my model of a 105 ton mining excavator. I liked it but I thought I could make it bigger and better, so here is the result of its transformation. It now resembles a typical face-shovel excavator in the 300-ton class. I hope you like it! With its 300 tons its a medium-sized specimen of its kind, but due its flexibility and effectiveness this size is the most popular in mining sites all around the world. The operator needs a ladder to get to the cab, which is is located next to the boom 6 meters above ground. Standard semi dump trucks are filled with one scoop. Typically those excavators are paired with very large dump trucks. The shovel it is equipped with is specifically designed for medium overburden, consisting of loose rock and dirt. This kind of excavator unloads the shovel simply by swinging it open, dumping the overburden directly into the truck. The little semi truck: Powered by a 27 liter 1350 bhp Cummins V12 diesel. The engine extracted from the excavator for maintenance and repair.
  14. GiantAmbushBeetle

    [MOC] JCB style Backhoe excavator with various attachments

    Saw it on Flickr before you posted it here, I think its really good. The 1992 JCB backhoe was my favorite LEGO set when I was a kid, this is the next generation version of it. The little vignette also adds a lot to the creation.
  15. GiantAmbushBeetle

    [MOC] Mining Excavator

    Thanks! None of the LEGO excavator shovels really fit, I also thought its more fun to build it myself. I built the buckets for three excavators now, I think I'll stick to that practice.