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MrSean7310 posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingLadies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, BEHOLD: The Mighty MAZ 7310 Uragan Cargo Truck, in LEGO! This massive set, which I have designed over the course of two years, stands almost ten inches tall, two feet long, and is comprised of almost 7,000 pieces. I sat at my computer for hours a day, sometimes, surfing the web, looking at blueprints, building, deleting, building some more, etc. And now, finally, I can reveal my masterpiece to the world! Bwa-ha-ha! Okay, anyway, I have designed my set for maximum playability, stuffing it full of all sorts of awesome goodies, like opening hood, doors, tailgate, and utility boxes. A removable roof, folding rear seats, free-spinning wheels (including the steering wheel), two Diesel engine options, a generator, compressor, radiator, Master Mechanic's Toolkit, fuel and water drums, 12v batteries, large cargo container, winch, wide-load flags, roof racks, warning beacon, fog lights, two sets of mirrors, lightbars, and more! (Whew! I'm out of breath!) Now, for the real machine: The MAZ 7310 (Minsk Automobile Plant, in Russian), was a large 8-wheeled Missile Transport truck built in the 1950s and 60s. Soon after, people started using them as cargo trucks, tankers, tow trucks, and airport fire trucks. Alright, that's it! Thank you all for looking at my LEGO creation! If you have any questions, comment, I'll do my best to respond ASAP. Happy building and have a great day! Update: Also, some of you may have noticed that the cab of the real vehicle is slightly longer. This is true, I had to shorten the LEGO version out of necessity, as the extra length could’ve affected my MOC’s stability and structural integrity. I suppose I could probably figure it out eventually, but I like it how it is. Thanks for understanding!
Technic BOOM posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingPower functions: 2x L motor 1x Light
tripletschiee posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingAs I am a big fan of Quattro & Co., I allways wanted to upgrade my models with AWD. For christmas my wife gave me the 8258 Crane Truck and - as most of you - I think that this was a milestone in the Lego Technic Flagship era. So after finishing it I immediatly started to think about the possibilities of upgrading this excellent set with 8x8 and other improvements. Here you can see now my progress so far: Added double wheels in the back added second driven axle in the back (as developed by BS-user arachnid) added most of the improvements of Designer-Han added opening doors added (first?) center differential added the first driven front axle See here the first impressions of my changes. ..... ...... . In the moment I think about adding a second center diff between the two front axles, but I am not quite sure, if that is neccessary for the playablity (torsion in the drive train and thus rubbing tires). I will test that. Updates will be posted here soon.
Pego posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingHello! I recently ordered some new tires from bricklink and wanted to make a truck to test them. I originally wanted to do a Man Kat1, but decided to do something smaller, so I tried to replicate a MAZ 535: The real one has independent suspension (mine has live axles), so it is not very accurate, also the wheelbase is about 1 stud too long between the 1st and 2nd axles. This truck features: 4 live axles with "leaf springs" 8wd with an L motor 4 wheel steering with an M motor The steering is a little sloppy (2nd axle) but it's still very enjoyable to drive. I love these tires, they are super grippy and have a deep tread, much better for offroad than the newer ones: