Anio

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  1. At 11,000 parts, you may reach a limit : you virtually can't carry the box out of the store and put it in your car. Too big, too heavy.
  2. The chassis looks very nice. But I think the cabin needs some rework. Too tall, too messy.
  3. On each side, make the small panels black. Bright Light Orange + Black would be the perfect color scheme.
  4. Well, I'd have considered 42114 more as a construction vehicle than a truck.
  5. The arch wheel extension is already available on LDD ?
  6. The 11L black liftarm is used just to make sure that both engines always stay parallel. And I think that each engine is moved left/right thanks to the 3L black beam below (which can be part 32526 or 60484 for example).
  7. Let's be honnest : most people and Lego fans just lack the knowledge and skill to appreciate that kind of aspect of a (lego) design. We have been discussing this like 1000 times by email. I mean, just look at the comments we can read about the comparison between MOCs and official products...
  8. Clutch is used to secure the model if a kid rotates the drum by hand without pushing/driving the truck.
  9. On the video, it clearly appears reddish brown. On one of the photos I got from press release, it clearly appears red. I suppose the video is more accurate and so it is reddish brown.
  10. It is not reddish brown. It is classic red. You're welcome.
  11. Anio

    UCS Speeder Bike

    EDIT : Professional building instruction available here : You can email me at setechnic@gmail.com /EDIT Hello, Here is my latest MOC : an UCS Speeder Bike. UCS Speeder Bike by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Speeder Bike by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Speeder Bike by Anio, sur Flickr FlickR Gallery : Brickshelf Gallery : http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=533740 Few words about the model : - it is made out of about 1700 parts. - I designed it mostly with LDD. Things went pretty well. The thing is I never succeeded to built the first version I made on LDD. Too strong, too many parts in too many directions, too many reinforcements. It was actually impossible to build it. I had to make the model simpler. In the end, the model is actually not less strong. - I also experienced some diffculties to balance the model correctly. I wanted only one support. And there is only one place where I can put it. I knew I had more weight in the front, so I added a counterweight at the back ( http://www.bricklink...em.asp?P=73090b ). But with real bricks, it turned out that it was not enough. So, I had to add 4 more counterweights. The final model is almost perfectly balanced. - For the outtriggers, I have 2x 32L Technic axles. They go through all the parts. I also used boat masts ( http://www.bricklink...m.asp?P=6168c01 ) : they are less heavy than round bricks, they are smooth and the are very rigid. The outtriggers are almost totally horizontal. Not more than 1mm offset at the end. - at the bottom of the outtriggers, there is a lot of pressure/effort as there is wieght on a looong element. For the structure to be strong enough, I crossed parts as much as I could. For example, I used brackets http://www.bricklink...Item.asp?P=3956 . Technic axles can go throug them. The underside has tubes. UCS Speeder Bike by Anio, sur Flickr - the model has all the features you can expect from an UCS Speeder Bike : hinged controls, rotative laser canon, hinged rear flaps. Nothing fancy, but the Speeder Bike had to have these features. I think the model has a lot of details. I used #75 flexs as much as I could for the model too have strong and tiny details. I like the rim on the underside and the casseroles in the front to reproduce sensors. UCS Speeder Bike by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Speeder Bike by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Speeder Bike by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Speeder Bike by Anio, sur Flickr - The model has a Technic structure with vertical reinforcements. The slopes enables to have a sleek, simple and strong design. However, because of the SNIR, there is nothing I can do about the 2 breaks close to the seat. There are compromises to do, even on a UCS model. - There are SNOT more or less everywhere. The footboard can not touch the support. And the support can take 2 positions. Credit to Gareth for a NPU : the small tyres on the controls. The video : Cheers, Anio
  12. Anio

    MOC AT-TE UCS

    EDIT : Professional building instruction available here : You can email me at setechnic@gmail.com /EDIT Hi ! Here is my second MOC : a UCS AT-TE. First, I must say that it is inspired from Reto Geiger's one, especially for the chassis. Nevertheless, there are a lot of modifications, to make the model as accurate as possible. UCS AT-TE by Anio, sur Flickr UCS AT-TE by Anio, sur Flickr UCS AT-TE by Anio, sur Flickr The model is very big : 69cm long and about 3600 parts. The roof of the cockpit and the body can be opened to see the interior. UCS AT-TE by Anio, sur Flickr UCS AT-TE by Anio, sur Flickr UCS AT-TE by Anio, sur Flickr 2 more pics : UCS AT-TE by Anio, sur Flickr UCS AT-TE by , sur Flickr A video to see the model in flesh : Instructions to come...
  13. EDIT Professional instruction now available for sale : You can email me at setechnic@gmail.com /EDIT Hi, Here is my UCS Sith Infiltrator. UCS Sith Infiltrator by ANio, sur Flickr UCS Sith Infiltrator by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Sith Infiltrator by Anio, sur Flickr I designed this MOC thanks to one EB member : NNOPMOC. He asked for a UCS version of the Sith Infiltrator 2 weeks ago : http://www.eurobrick...25#entry2239860 I can't say that I am a big fan of this ship or that I find it epic either. But well... I thought "Why not after all ?" So I gave it a try. And all I can say is that I really enjoyed designing it. :) After 4 days of work on the project, the model was more or less designed. I ordered the parts I need. When I get them, I spent another entire day to do adjustements, etc. Some new BL orders, and the model was complete. The model is not very complexe regarding building techniques. Some SNOT here and there. The nose was a bit tricky. The MOC is made out of 1194 elements and is 47 cm long. So it is not big, neither small. Wings can fold, with appropriate stops in both directions. UCS Sith Infiltrator by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Sith Infiltrator by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Sith Infiltrator by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Sith Infiltrator by Anio, sur Flickr UCS Sith Infiltrator by Anio, sur Flickr Instructions coming some day. Don't know when exactly. Anio
  14. Anio

    [MOC] UCS Sith Infiltrator

    Don't know if there are many Korean readers out there, but thank you for the translation. =)
  15. You need the Slave 1 from Cloud CIty 75222. And the Adidas Boba Fett shoes. :p
  16. Anio

    Best UCS-scaled Razor Crest?

    Not a chance ever.
  17. A red cape and it can make it in Worms !
  18. Hi guys ! Recently I completed my UCS T-70 X-Wing. And to be more specific, UCS Poe Dameron's X-Wing and UCS Resistance X-Wing. As you can see, I used 10240 to design these models. And this is why I would like to thank Kurt for designing 10240. Kurt, if you are reading... The wing design is pretty tricky, and I wouldn't have been able to complete the model without starting on such a good set as 10240. Poe Dameron's X-Wing by Anio, sur Flickr Resistance X-Wing by Anio, sur Flickr Full FlickR galleries : https://www.flickr.com/photos/anio-ucs/albums Getting the wings with perfect match was really a challenge. In the end, I am really happy with the final result. Note that each model has about 1,975 parts. I prefer the Resistance version, as I am not a big fan of Poe Dameron's X-Wing color scheme. The design is entirely modular : A few more things that I like about these models : - the half circle with bevel air intake. - the greebles on the top, in a 75181 style - the Technic parts between the wings which make plenty of details - the use of minifig epaulettes as magnetic flashback suppressor. Love it. =) Some videos if you want to see the models in flesh : A few more shots : Resistance X-Wing by Anio, sur Flickr Resistance X-Wing by Anio, sur Flickr Poe Dameron's X-Wing by Anio, sur Flickr Questions and comments are welcome. :)
  19. I bought a copy, built the model and wrote a review of the Osprey : http://www.techlug.fr/review-lego-technic/42113/bell-boeing-v-22-osprey-42113-markus-kossmann-2020 I gotta say, now that I have built it, I am very sceptical about all this shitstorm about 42113. It would make a lot of sense that TLG didn't cancel that model because of the military BS but because TLG found out very late in the process that the product has a very major design flaw in its core. And so took advantage of the situation to cancel the launch of the product. Redesigning and providing customer service for such a product would have been VERY complicated and VERY expensive. Analysing the product to come up with a fix matching Lego building standards, bringing home all sets already shipped, opening boxes, adding extra parts to fix the set, redoing instructions, reprinting them, maybe redoing box design, updating the production lines. And also all costs related to communication about this mess. Not to mention that the product would have been delayed a lot to get fixed and relaunched properly. Full cancel plain and simple was the simplest way to go. @Huw Millington
  20. They could release a replacement set in August 2021. But the August 2021 set designs are about to be finished now (August 2020). Adding a 130€ set in the lineup is not a small move (like removing a 130€ set in August 2020 set lineup) . And I doubt they will update the whole lineup to integrate another set. So, if a replacement had to be, I'd say 2022.
  21. Oh, I see, it is not included in the picture. My bad.
  22. Any idea why the tilting motors are moved with wormscrew + blue clutch 20t + 2x12t + tan 20t + yellow axle instead wormscrew + tan 20t + yellow axle ?