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  1. For the past two months I've been building my entry for the Enforces vs. Bandits competition, and it has finally arrived! Enforcers - Valuable Transport My source of inspiration is an actual valuable transport truck that I once saw driving over the Dutch highways: which led me to think: how cool would it be to hide some sort of advanced weaponry in there and have it fold open? First I thought about folding open the container, but in the end it's the entire truck that folds open. Also, the weapons I envisioned were different from what they have become, but the main idea is still there. So, the specs: Manual functions First of all, three of the four axles have steering. The third axle is idle, but has double tyres. I used the same steering linkage as D3K did in his Midi-scale pneumatic crane truck (with his permission), but I reinforced it, sacrificing some ground clearance. Another feature is that the doors of the cabin can open. Electric functions The truck houses the normal battery box driving an M motor. This drives a gearbox that operates three functions: transformation rotating the turrets raising/lowering the guns Transformation Getting the transformation to work was the biggest challenge. The entire sides of the truck are panels that are hinged at the bottom. Via a worm gear system they are deployed outwards. Also, the seats will rotate so that they face the weaponry, so that the driver can operate them. Because of the weight of the side panels, transforming back into transport mode takes well over a minute... Armament In battle mode, the truck shows two turrets carrying two guns, having three bullets each (making the total ammo 12). Via the gearbox the turrets can rotate together, and the guns can be raised. A spring-loaded mechanism is used to shoot. No specialized parts have been used, except the standard dark-gray 9.5L springs from set 8880. Shooting is done manually by rotating the knob wheels. The bullets are white 1x5 beams. Here's a computer image of all the functions. And, of course, the video.
  2. Technic Contest Bandits vs Enforcers - Results This contest was based on the series M.A.S.K. which aired during the 80's. It's about vehicles transforming from a regular vehicle to a battle vehicle. This concept made for an interesting, yet difficult contest, resulting in a limited number of entries. Nonetheless the contest was still very succesful. Below are the results of the classic Top 3. However, the contest was split into two categories. One for the Pro builders and previous contest winners. And one for all other contestants. The winner of each category receives a prize and a third prize will be raffled. 1st The Sandstormer (Bandits) by MajklSpajkl Entry Topic - Discussion Topic For me the clear winner. Perfect example of the bandit leader vehicle. 2nd VIP Transporter (Enforcers) by Desert752 Entry Topic - Discussion Topic Another great example of a leader vehicle. Transforms into a powerful launch facility. 3rd Moby-Brick (Enforcers) by JamesJT Entry Topic - Discussion Topic One of my favorites. Great aesthetics, combined with a killer transformation makes for a killer whale vehicle. Prizes I have used a random number generator (random.org) to raffle the bonus prize. And the winner is....#23: Block_Smarts Lego Technic. 1st Prize: MajklSpajkl or 2nd Prize: Desert752 Get's the set MajklSpajkl didn't choose. 3rd Prize: Block_Smarts Lego Technic Thanks again to the Vengit for making this generous prize pool possible :thumbup: To find out more about SBrick, click here or on the image below. Congratulations to all winners and thanks to everyone for joining this great contest I will contact the winners via PM to handle their prizes. CONTEST INFORMATION Name: Technic Bandits vs Enforcers Contest Start Date: 13-06-2015 Entries: 23 Valid voters: 122 Total points: 3172 Members participating (building and/or voting): 134 BANDITS VS ENFORCERS Luckily for the sake of mankind, the Bandits didn't stand a chance against the Enforcers! Bandits 1153 vs Enforcers 2019 CONTEST RESULTS 1. The Sandstormer (Bandits) - 658 Points (98 votes) MajklSpajkl (A) (entry 16) 2. VIP Transporter (Enforcers) - 445 Points (90 votes) Desert752 (entry 10) 3. Moby-Brick (Enforcers) - 370 Points (81 votes) JamesJT (entry 14) 4. Hellhound (Enforcers) - 285 Points (69 votes) Gzzig (entry 9) 5. Swift Justice (Enforcers) - 234 Points (53 votes) BusterHaus (entry 18) 6. Van Heli-sing (Enforcers) - 208 Points (55 votes) D3K (entry 11) 7. Lights Out (Bandits) - 167 Points (34 votes) Jono.rocky (entry 15) 8. Masticator (Enforcers) - 156 Points (45 votes) Tkel86 (entry 20) 9. Home Alone (Bandits) - 148 Points (43 votes) Milan (A) (entry 1) 10. Valuable Transport (Enforcers) - 133 Points (36 votes) Erik Leppen (A) (entry 13) 11. Sea Screamer (Enforcers) - 76 Points (27 votes) Chade (entry 2) 12. Jurrasic Revenge (Bandits) - 65 Points (22 votes) Braker23 (entry 17) 13. Excavatorux (Enforcers) - 55 Points (15 votes) Blaz62 (entry 21) 14. Blightmaw (Bandits) - 51 Points (21 votes) Victor Imaginator (entry 4) 15. Death Falcon (Enforcers) - 27 Points (9 votes) MacKaiwer (entry 8) 16. The Beast (Bandits) - 20 Points (5 votes) GaBika (entry 12) 17. Snake Charmer (Enforcers) - 16 Points (5 votes) Bedstefan-jr (entry 7) 18. Stiletto (Enforcers) - 14 Points (7 votes) Seasider (entry 5) 19. Kill Bill (Bandits) - 14 Points (2 votes) Bedstefan (entry 6) 20. Firehawk (Bandits) - 12 Points (5 votes) Lindr6 (entry 22) 21. Bug Out (Bandits) - 10 Points (5 votes) Graydingo (entry 23) 22. The Mayhem (Bandits) - 6 Points (3 votes) LXF (entry 3) 23. 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  3. Greetings fellow combatants! I would like to introduce you one mean notorious bandit: The Sandstormer! As you can see, it's a half-track, roaring over the dried salt-lakes plains, camouflaged into a supplies transporter, but when the heat turns up, it transforms into... ...flying assault bomber called "The Storm"... ...and remotely controlled tracked ground unit called "Sand Wrath", which is guided by the co-pilot on the bomber. PLOT Bandits! Fear not, air support is here! We shall stand victorious and no enforcer will ever be safe in the Desert!!! But first let's take a closer look on this monstrosity, forged in the heart of the Desert by some crooked eyes mechanic called Furious Majkl. If you'd known him, you wouldn't be surprised that some things didn't came out just as they should, but this poor fella couldn't do any better on such a short notice and with a gun on his head. The Dusty Lord of the Desert was ruthless, as the day of the final battle with the Enforcers was aproaching with a speed of the sandstorm... The necessity for an airborne unit among Bandits was great and what is more devastating than a heavy bomber, carrying deadly cargo. In order to keep it secret, the idea was, that the combat vessel turns airborne from a somewhat common desert vehicle whit big enough sides to turn into wings - logical choice: A truck. Next, the choise of on ground propulsion system - treads, can there be anything more universal? A half-track! Lets take a look at the specs: NORMAL MODE - HALF-TRACK ("The Sandstormer") Dimensions: L/W/H = 54 cm / 20,5 cm / 20,5 cm (67,5 / 25,5 / 25,5 studs) Weight: 3,2 kg Main features: Drive (tracks - 1x PF L motor each = 2 all together) & steering (1x PF L motor) Battle options: Two double huge miniguns on front + 2 double barrel machine guns behind the front bumper when lowered + Infantry reaper on front bumper when lowered. BATTLE MODE - FLYING ASSAULT BOMBER ("The Storm") + REMOTELY CONTROLLED GROUND UNIT ("Sand Wrath") The Storm: L/W/H = 66 cm / 78 cm (wingspan) / 17,5 cm (once airborne) (82,5 /97,5 / 22 studs) Weight: 2,3 kg Power: Nuclear AAA BB core (+good ol' kerosene of course) Transformation: 1. The sides rise up and turn into wings - 1x PF M motor drives 2 large LA's that firstly push the whole panels sideways and then they rise them into horizontal position. 2. Risen wings rotate into final position and the tail extends - 1x PF M motor (suffering as hell due friction, but there is just no space for anything bigger) 3. Tail wings and middle wings are put into final position manually (tail wings by a worm gear) 4. The Storm and the Sand Wrath separate: Two "claws" operated by small pneumatic cylinders driven by an auto pump (1x PF M motor) release the ground unit so it is set free. The rear landing gear is of-course already in position for take-off (1x PF M-motor drives two large LA's) 5. Once the Storm is airborne, the front two wheels are turned downwards (1x PF L motor) so that the wheels turn into extra thrusters for faster rising. 6. Armaments: As the wings unfold, they are already weapons-hot, carrying triple rocket launchers on each wing and a double laser gun on each side near the hull. In addition the front hood can be risen and two huge miniguns pop-out, escourted by two double machine guns when the front bumper is lowered. Total mayhem is achieved by a hydrogen drop bomb, which is carried inbetween the front wheels, which turn upwards to deploy the deadly cargo... As already said, the constructor - Furious Majkl was in a hurry, therefore the fuel lines for the thrusters on the main wings is supplied via "external" hoses, which makes it somehow vulnerable, but it is a minor problem due to huge fire power not letting anyone near those "blood" vessels. The Sand Wrath: L/W/H = 24,5 cm / 20,5 cm / 20 cm (with mini gun in top position) (31 / 25,5 / 25 studs) Weight: 0,9 kg Power: Nuclear AAA BB core (and some good ol' diesel) Drive: 2x PF L motor, 1 for each track Transformation: Once detached from the main unit, it goes berserk and due to each track being pendulary suspended, there is no obstacle it cannot overcome (well almost, due to lack of road wheels sometimes overcoming obstacles in reverse is a problem ) But still, it is a lot of fun to drive it remotely from far above on the Storm - yes, the Sand Wrath holds no crew, just deadly weapons... Armaments: The connection platform with the Storm turns into a huge minigun and underneath it there are two deadly long range cannons. For close combats, pursuits and drive-bys it reveals additional double machineguns on the sides of the tracks. That would be all the glorry for this war machine, you can check some details/mess from following photos of the guts below... Pneumatic autovalve... And now to conclude this epic poetry with the ugly truth about this model: There is still a ton of things to improve: I, well Furious Majkl of the Desert seems to have a leaking small pneumatic cylinder and that results in a rather poor functioning of the detaching claws betwen the two units. Perhapse the small pump just cannot provide enough presure - I've tried with big manual pump and it work like a charm. To me, this detail is the biggest fail of the whole MOC. You can realise, that remotely reataching both units back together is even worse . Oh well, it's only LEGO they say, you can't achieve it all, they say... Seems they're right though. Anyway, this attachement detail should be reworked totaly. Another rather "notsoamazing" thing is driving the normal mode vehicle. Slipping tracks are the least of the problems. What remains is steering of course. Due to rotating design of the wheels around the longitudinal axis the front is rather flimsy - you all know how little bending the turntables can take. Well, since this baby is one heavy child, I had to use stroller wheels on the bottom of the belly, so it can steer and drive at least a little... Nevertheless, I hope you like this lovely "pile" of bricks that me, myself and Furious Majkl of the Desert put together Best regards and good look to all you feisty petrol-head warriors! Make sure to vote for your favourite contestant, because those without a voting ticket will be left in the Desert! I must thank my friend Peter for letting me use his camera and studio and for helping me a bit with the setup , I couldn't have done it in my tiny LEGO room ! Here's another to go... ...and finally - the video!
  4. TECHNIC BANDITS VS ENFORCERS CONTEST Bandits are roaming the wastelands, driving custom battle vehicles, making life miserable, hatching plots against humanity and what not. Things would have gone from bad to worse if it weren't for the Enforcers, trying to maintain peace and calm. This ongoing conflict needs to end once and for all. DESCRIPTION Build a Technic Vechicle with two modes, one normal mode and a battle mode. The vehicle needs to be able to switch/transform between the two modes. In normal mode the vehicle needs to look like a normal vehicle, without visible weapons, armor, etc. In battle mode all bets are off. No restrictions here, use your imagination. Weapons popping out, armor plating sliding out, whatever. You and your vehicle need to survive, so you need to outsmart your rivals. For example: A vehicle with wheels (a car, a motorbike) that turns into a vehicle that doesn't need wheels (a plane, a helicopter, a boat, a submersible). A truck that transforms into a rocket launch site A helicopter that turns into a jet plane TRANSFORMATION The single most important aspect of this contest is that the vehicle (that is the chassis or bodywork) needs to have some sort of transformation, which makes it possible to turn the normal vehicle into the battle vehicle. Essentially, it needs to transform into another type of vehicle, or the same vehicle with sufficient transformation. For example; You can create a vehicle where the bodywork rises and can turn like a tank. This doesn't really make it a different vehicle, but there is a proper transformation. CHOOSE SIDES Before you start building, you need to choose a side! Will you ride with the Bandits and wreak havoc or will you uphold the law and roll with the Enforcers. The choice is yours! In order to distinguish the two sides, there's a mandatory color scheme to be used. The Enforcers roll in Black & White (optional), while the Bandits use any other color combination they can get their hands on (Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, a mix of colors, whatever). Both sides can use Grey as a supporting color (as long as it's not predominant). Both sides can use any color in the chassis, as long as the bodywork is mainly the color of the chosen sides Both sides can use grey in the chassis. Colored pins and bushes are allowed, but please try to avoid using colored connectors, clearly visible from the outside. NAME YOUR VEHICLE What would a bad megablocks vehicle be without a bad megablocks name?! Exactly! So each vehicle needs to have a cool name, designating the vehicle in the pack. DEADLINE Since this is a summer contest and some of you might enjoy a well earned holiday, the allotted time for this contest is 8 weeks. Deadline date is August 16th, 2015. Contest will be closed on Monday the 17th OR LATER. Disclaimer: I will close the contest when I see fit and when I have the time to process the results. This can be later than the 10th of August. Please don't complain about this not being fair and all. RULES AND REGULATIONS The following section describes the contest specific and general rules and regulations. But before that, please take notice of a simple motto regarding the Eurobricks Contests: CONTESTS ARE FOR FUN! Of course there's competition, but at the end of the day, LEGO is just a hobby and the main goal for each of us is to have fun! CATEGORIES In order to make it a bit more interesting for everyone to enter the contest, we are trying something new. Instead of having a single list of participants with Jeroen winning , this contest consists of two categories (A and B). One for Pro builders (designated by the Pro tag) and the previous contest medalists. The second category is for everyone else. Updated category rules (thanks to Lipkop for the suggestion): The two categories aren't strictly separated. Voters will not be forced to vote in both categories, and the ranking will still be announced as a single list, not just the separated A and B lists. So basically everything will be as it was before, but the first pro/non-pro in the list also gets a prize and gets attention. The winner of the non pro category might get promoted tho the pro list Disclaimer: Not all Pro builders have a Pro tag. When I see a Pro builder entering the contest, I retain the right to grant him the Pro builder tag and promote him to category A (no questions asked). CONTEST SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS Each vehicle needs to have a cool name (no name, no entry). Each contestant needs to chose a side (Bandits or Enforcers). Bodywork of an Enforcer needs to be Black & White (optional) as supporting color (grey as supporting color is allowed). Bodywork of a Bandit needs to be Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, ... (any color, or a mix of colors), as long as it's not Black or White (grey as supporting color is allowed). Pneumatics are permitted. LEDs are permitted. 3rd party strings, hoses and rubber bands are permitted. Electronics (PF elements, SBricks and Mindstorms) are permitted. GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS The contest is open to all EB members (also new members). Members who joined EB after the start of the contest can be banned from voting (when vote rigging is suspected). Voting rules will be explained later in the voting topic. One entry per member. Entries need to be new (never posted anywhere previously). Only physical builds, so no LDD or other virtual entry. If you have any doubts about the suitability of your entry contact me. All entries are to include only real LEGO. No clone brands, 3rd party parts, or digital entries allowed. No cutting, sculpting or modifying parts. Entries are to be placed in the entry topic in this forum. Entries not in the entry topic are not eligible for voting. The entry post may be edited at any time up to the end of the contest, so feel free to make improvements if you wish. The contest might be closed later than the deadline. Don't complain about this not being fair. You have enough time to build. Don't ask for more time. We reserve the right to disqualify any entry that does not follow these rules. These rules can be changed whenever we see fit to ensure that people follow the intent of the contest. Staff members are not eligible for winning prizes. WHAT DO I NEED TO ENTER? All participant need to create a discussion topic and create a post in the entry topic. REMEMBER TO GIVE YOUR VEHICLE A BAD megablocks NAME! DISCUSSION TOPIC A discussion topic starting with [TC7] Bandits - Vechicle Name or [TC7] Enforcers - Vechicle Name. ENTRY POST The entry post in the entry topic should contain: Entry name Short summary of the functions. One or more images Video (mandatory) Link to the discussion topic PRIZES I'm proud to announce these great prizes for 3 of our contestants Special thanks to Vengit, the company that brought you SBrick, for making this possible! Winner Category A (Pro Builders and Contest Medalists) Call dibs on one of these sets. Winner Category B (All other Contestants) Get's the set Winner A didn't choose. Raffle Bonus Prize (Every contestant has a chance) This set will be raffled among the non prize winners. Thanks again to the Vengit for making this generous prize pool possible :thumbup: To find out more about SBrick, click here or on the image below.
  5. Technic Bandits vs Enforcers Contest This topic will be used as a voting topic for the Bandits vs Enforcers Contest. VOTING RULES AND REGULATIONS Voting scheme uses the old Formula One style point distribution (10, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 POINT) You need to assign 10 points to the 1st place, 6 points to the second and so one. You need to vote for 6 ENTRIES (no more, no less) Clearly mention the ENTRY NUMBER and the NUMBER OF POINTS per entry that you vote on. If you joined Eurobricks after the start of the contest, you can be banned from voting (when vote rigging is suspected) You may NOT vote for your own entry. In the event of a tie for any place the Technic Staff will decide which entry wins. Our decision is final. Questions about voting can be asked in the Bandits vs Enforcers Contest Information Topic. For example (entries randomly chosen): --- comments can be placed above the votes 5: 10 (no comments here please) 6: 6 1: 4 9: 3 7: 2 3: 1 Or comments can be placed below the votes ---- NOTES Please use this exact notation NUMBER: VOTES (with a colon). Please use this thread only for voting. You may explain why you made your choice, but any general discussion should take place in the Information Topic. Comments should be placed ABOVE or BELOW the votes. Please don't comment on the same line as the votes. ENTRIES All entries can be found in the entry thread: Please visit the entry topic to see all entries. 1. Home Alone (Bandits) @ Milan (A) 2. Sea Screamer (Enforcers) @ Chade 3. The Mayhem (Bandits) @ LXF 4. Blightmaw (Bandits) @ Victor Imaginator 5. Stiletto (Enforcers) @ Seasider 6. Kill Bill (Bandits) @ Bedstefan 7. Snake Charmer (Enforcers) @ Bedstefan-jr 8. Death Falcon (Enforcers) @ MacKaiwer 9. Hellhound (Enforcers) @ Gzzig 10. VIP Transporter (Enforcers) @ Desert752 (A) 11. Van Heli-sing (Enforcers) @ D3K 12. The Beast (Bandits) @ GaBika 13. Valuable Transport (Enforcers) @ Erik Leppen (A) 14. Moby-Brick (Enforcers) @ JamesJT 15. Lights Out (Bandits) @ Jono.rocky 16. The Sandstormer (Bandits) @ MajklSpajkl (A) 17. Jurrasic Revenge (Bandits) @ Braker23 18. Swift Justice (Enforcers) @ BusterHaus 19. HelaRider (Bandits) @ Block_Smarts Lego Technic 20. Masticator (Enforcers) @ Tkel86 21. Excavatorux (Enforcers) @ Blaz62 22. Firehawk (Bandits) @ Lindr6 23. Bug Out (Bandits) @ Graydingo Good luck!
  6. Well I feel like I am at the stage where I will hopefully get this finished. I was inspired by the Peacemaker from Mad Max 4 but changed it up to suit the contest. Here is a photo I made as a point of reference (I am not going to put the ferrari body on). So without further a due here is my idea: It is driven by two L motors at 1:1 and the change mechanism by a XL motor. It is powered by the 8878 rechargeable battery. The bodywork for this is quite hard, as it needs to go up and down in order for the wheel arches to clear the wheels, I am thinking of using mini LAs Another problem is the name, I just put that one in the topic but I would prefer a different name, so if you have any suggestions please tell me!
  7. After some deliberation I decided to enter the TC7 contest. This is only my 2nd MOC, however it turned out a lot better than I expected. I gave up on this MOC at least 3 times, but I kept coming back to it and the mechanisms started to work so I decided to finish it. I chose Enforcer as I only have a decent amount of white and black parts. Transformation The build is a truck that transforms into a 'water skimmer'. It's supposed to be in the same vein as the MASK car that opens its doors to become an aircraft; it's impossible for this setup to work in real life but it looks cool. For the transformation, I used fairly simple mechanisms, and all the gears are connected together. In fact, the gears only move around 7-8 spokes to go from truck to skimmer. To get everything to move correctly was quite an accomplishment for me. The build transforms by opening up the sides of the truck. There's also the standard HoG for steering and the doors open and close. Features Water Skimmer Transformation - Base plate under the truck extends down so it can 'skim' across the water. This also pushes the wheels off the ground. - 'Stabiliser Skis' come out, and rotate around all four wheels. - Back of vechicle opens up and jet engine moves out slightly Weaponry Transformation - Medium range missles pop out at the back - Heat seeking missles sit on the back skis - Side panel opens up to reveal small torpedos on each side - Hood opens up to reveal two machine guns Video of Transformation More images at Bricksafe I really enjoyed making this. Any comments are appreciated.
  8. Here is my work in progress entry for [TC7]. Normal Mode: Bandit Mode: Story: The bandits were looking to develop a new vehicle utilizing a new engine prototype that allowed for huge amounts of torque and speed. This new vehicle, named Firehawk, would be lightweight and fast built for those missions that required the bandits to get in and out of a situation quickly. This new photon rotary engine pushes the limits on speed allowing the Firehawk to outrun pretty much everything of the known enforcers line of vehicles. Unfortunately, to keep the weight down, the Firehawk is not loaded down with big weapons, but just some basic weapons to get the job done. Naturally, a sports car body would be the normal mode powered by a conventional V12 piston engine, with the ability to transform into a supersonic plane powered by the photon rotary engine. Normal mode features: - Fully Independent Suspension. - Working Front Steering Using Steering Wheel. - Working V12 Powering Rear Wheels, with differential. - Special Gearbox/Transmission That Couples Two Separate Engines To Rear Wheels. - 3 Forward Gears + Reverse For The V12 - 2 High Speed Forward Gears For The Photon Rotary Engine (Car Mode When Transformed). - Working Headlights - Working Doors Bandit Mode (Still working on this) - Transform To Plane - Doors Turn Into Main Wings (Manual) - Rear Air Intake Into Rear Wings (Manual) - Photon Rotary Engine Extends, Lights Rotate With Wheels (Pneumatic Switch On Dash) - 2 Front Large Caliber Guns (Hidden Behind Headlights That Manually Fold Down) - 2 Rear Mini Missile Launchers (Launch Via Pneumatic Switch On Dash) Other: - Pneumatics powered by manual pump and air tank. - Front Headlights Powered By 9v Battery Box. - Photon Rotary Engine Light Powered By 9v Battery Box. I'm still tweaking a few things on this model yet, but wanted to share to gather any additional insights to potentially make it better prior to the contest deadline. Once I get the tweaks complete, I will shoot and post a video.
  9. UPDATE 13/8-2015: I present to you my finished entry for the TC7 contest, the Van Heli-sing armored van/assault helicopter. I will take you through the transformation process as I show pictures of the various stages of transformation. At first it might look like an ordinary armored van (you know, the ones you see in all the Hollywood movies). Nothing fancy, it has a bull bar up front with some powerful lights, and it features a double bottom with angled armour panels (grey) to help deflect landmines and IEDs it might drive over. And now the show starts: First thing it does is to deploy a tricycle landing gear detup, similar to what you see on larger transport helicopters like the Sikorsky CH-53 etc. At the same time, the car's wheels are retracted and hidden inside the body of the van. Also, the long white axle poking out the front is supposed to be for aerial refueling (no function from that axle, except to give it a more helicopter-y look): Next, a ramp opens in the rear, to fasilitate the deployment of the tail boom assembly: As this is deployed, the roof can be opened as well And the main rotor is deployed upwards and rearwards by about seven studs. Also inside the front roof hatches are two large missiles. Both sides of the vehicle have doors that open towards the back, revealing crew served M134 Miniguns: Inside you can see a red 2L axle peeking out. That is supposed to hold a sniper's rifle (that I of course forgot to fit for the photo). It can be used by hand, or it can take the place of one of the Miniguns: The helicopter can also quickly be configured for a gunship role, by closing the doors and lowering and angling the guns forward: The functions are a good mix of manual and mechanical solutions. A lot of worm gears have been used, and things work satisfactory, as you can see in the video Here be a video of the whole transformation. Proper video, not stop motion . Original post: I've had an idea forthis contest for a long time, but only yesterday got around to put that idea down in some bricks! So far I only have the size and a couple of functions nailed, but I hope to finish it in time for the deadline. The above picture shows the model setup in "civilian".. It is duspposed to be a van of some sorts. Not many features except for steering, and perhaps some opening doors when I get around to start on the bodywork. Next picture shows the model in "battle" mode: As you can see the idea is to turn it into a helicopter. The shape of the thing is loosely inspired by an Sikorsky CH-53 (or at least that was what I had in my mind designing it), but of course at a much smaller scale. The front wheels turn 90 degrees upward and smaller landing wheels are deployed on the underside (not visible on this pic). Making the front wheel mechanism was a real pain, as I really wanted them to have steering when in "civilian". Maybe half the total time building this yesterday was used to figure out a suitable solution there, and I ended up with the worm-drive system you can see in front of the wheels. The rear wheels rotate down under and through 180 degrees, as more helicopter-like are being deployed where the car-wheels were. This was the first thing I designed, and decided the overall scale of the model. It uses a worm-drive system similar to the front wheels. The tail boom extends some 18 studs out to the rear (through the yet-to-be-built rear doors) much the same way crane booms do. The rear part is then manually turned up 180 degrees and the tail rotor blades are manually deployed. The main rotor is lifted up and aft roughly six studs (through the yet-to-be-built roof), and the rotor blades are automatically deployed onece you turn the power on due to centrifugal force. Both main- and tail rotors are powered. I plan to either have deployable stub wings with an assortment of missiles/rockets/guns on each side, or possibly openable doors with deployable crew operated miniguns or something on each side. Will have to wait and see what there's room for Of course the body still remains, as well as some technical issues, but so far most things are working satisfactory. As for the name, I was planning to use Van Damme, or possible Damned Van, but piterx beat me to it. However I am satisfied with the current Van Helising, as it is a double wordplay Hope you like it, and hope to have some more work done by tonight
  10. Good day everybody on Eurobricks! Today I am proud to present my [TC7] entry - The Mayhem In normal mode it looks like a normal racing truck and you even can thieve an enforcers trailer and transport it to whatever you want. In battle mode it transforms into a rocket launch site and you can launch a missile from it onto the Enforcers Base. :devil: Also in normal mode you can defense yourself with the HBDS - Hidden Basic Defense System .It shoots two darts from under of one 5x11 panel. This model is mostly built from the 42008 because of the color scheme . My original idea was an Enforcers buggy which transforms into a F-22 which can fire missiles but unfortunately I didn't had all the necessary parts in white and black (even the grey didn't helped to me ) ,so the lego pieces decided everything for me When I was building this model I decided to use Mindstorms NXT ,but then there wasn't sufficient free space in the truck so the Power Functions started their work in this model.Now It has motorized rear wheels driving and fake v6 using an m-motor powered from an AA batter box and PW switch.Also it has LEDs in front powered from the same battery box. Also it has some nice details like: horns on the roof , steering wheel with detailed dashboard , a chainn in the rear , number plate... More photos are on: http://www.bricksafe.../LXF/the-mayhem Well it's better one video than 1000 words Music is free to use from: https://www.jamendo....76/dragon-fight Author is Gregoire Lourme. EDIT:I changed the transformation mechanism to enter the contest.
  11. Here's the progression topic for my entry to TC7 It's a bandits off road buggy that features a flying battle mode. Here are my rudimentary plans. Please excuse the lack of scale, real measurements, color, and or anything resembling a coherent image. My goal is to make it "toy like" It will probably have one motor that folds everything in, and then a lever that releases spring loaded wings.
  12. TECHNIC CONTEST ENTRY TOPIC CONTEST INFORMATION More information about the contest can be found in the general discussion topic. WHAT DO I NEED TO ENTER? Please take a careful look at the rules before posting in this topic. Each participant is obliged to create a post in this entry topic. Posts need to follow the rules stated below. Posts not following the rules will be disqualified so please read them carefully. ENTRY POST The entry post in this topic needs to contain: Entry name Short summary of the functions. One or more images (max 10) Video (mandatory) Link to the discussion topic IMPORTANT This topic should be used for entries only, so commenting is prohibited. Please use the general discussion topic for comments on the entries.
  13. Hey folks! Let me start on how this happened: I wanted to join TC7, with a pretty viable idea in my head. But then, my older son found out, and the project got derailed. He likes mobile cranes very much, especially the tracked version. So, here's my entry, I hope you like it. Sorry for the low-quality photos, I had no other choice. Jurrasic Revenge Crane mode: It's a fully functional tracked crane, with a rather long boom that's raised pneumatically, working doors and the common blue chairs :) Back view, can you already guess what's it transforming into? Demonstration of the boom mechanisms, it can extend more than this but I had little time to take pics. Let's start transforming: it all starts in the cab, watch those chairs closely. They turn to the sides, touching the doors. Then I slowly push out 4 bush-pins, so the cab can slide to the back. The cab goes all the way back, connects with the boom base, and the hidden dino head goes out the "window". The arms are detracted from under the cab, revealing the 2nd mode: the Tyrannosaurus Rex battle machine! T-Rex can now stand up on its own 2 feet, that were hidden under the crane body. He can now stomp anyone who stays in his way! But wait, an Enforcer jumps from the bushes, aiming with his flare gun. Luckily, T-Rex extended his leg cannons, just in time. A direct hit! The enforcer lies unconscious on the ground... T-rex grabs him by his feet and tosses him up in the air! Then catches him on his way down with his ferocious jaws. There's no escape, puny Enforcer! Well, that's the story so far, I will add some lore later on, as well as the video, which needs serious editing. if you want to see higher resolution images, check out the Jurassic Revenge album on my Flickr account.
  14. Swift Justice - Jet Mode After a five week detour that resulted in an abandoned tracked Enforcer, I built a much different entry for the TC7 contest. Swift Justice is a jet plane that can join the action faster than the speed of sound! It has a minifig-scale cockpit with an opening canopy, as well as retractable landing gear. Battle Mode Once Swift Justice catches up to the Bandits, it goes into battle mode and transforms into a Mech with weapons: Laser cannons mounted between the shoulders Triple guns mounted on one arm Power Claw mounted on the other arm The transformation is fully manual. There are no batteries required to have fun! All the weapons are functional and are hidden when the model is in Jet Mode. The arms and legs articulate in Battle Mode, allowing a huge combination of action poses: Articulated shoulders, elbows and hips Bending knees and wrists Opening and closing claw There are also some features that are less visible, but that help Swift Justice take on the Bandits: Jet intakes open up to form the feet, making a very stable Mech Wings fold in to make shields on the legs Vertical stabilizers fold to create armor around the hips Cockpit has two exits: the first one is the canopy, the second is a hatch located on top Pictures Here is an animation of the transformation: Videos I made two videos for this MOC. I remember watching M.A.S.K. cartoons as a kid and the commercials in between, so the first video is made to look like a toy commercial from the 1980's. Since the full transformation is not shown in the first video and the animated GIF is very low resolution, I made a separate video showing the jet being turned into the Mech. It's at double speed to make easier to watch: Thanks to Vengit for sponsoring this contest, Jim for the Enforcers font, Tommy Styrvoky for his help with the unfinished tracked vehicle and my wife for her patience.
  15. I have finished my car. Youtube video: My car's body inspired the Ford Ranger scale 1:8 The original project near 2 year old. The original chassis have 6 speed gearbox and brakes. I need this replace because no more free space. I have only the half completed body used. Get new chassis and weapons. This car have a three version. The Street version have no weapons only plasma tv (tablet) in rear section. The Army Edition have weapons. This is the normal Bandit. The BIG BOSS have grille and this can not only attacking but also protect yourself. Electric functions: IR: Driving XL motor, Steering Servo motor, Lights 3 Led lights with switch. Automatic compressor with pressure switch. Pneumatic Functions: open the rear section, open the spike tank, shooting with bow, the suspensions make harder and higher. Manual functions: openable doors with locks openable hood, openable rear door, extendible front spikes, and shooting with cannons ( one on the hood and one on the rear door).
  16. Here is my entry for the TC7 contest, the Snake Charmer counterpart of Kill Bill. It is an enforcer pursuit vehicle, not motorised in the end. No weapons decided yet, 3-in-1 transformations almost done. Its a drag car for the road, that can transform into a speed boat for water, or a jet plane for the air. Entry name: Snake Charmer Description: Enforcer Pursuit vehicle, able to get to the bandits on land, water and air. Drag car that turns into a high speed boat by folding the wheels revealing jet motor. Then it turns into a high speed plane, by unfolding the wings from the middle section, securing them with long axels and adding tips to them. Landing gear can be deployed to land on groud or it can land as a seaplane. Armed with multiple rocket launchers, search lights, radars, two man crew. Video: https://vimeo.com/135840253 (still uploading and converting) Discussion topic: http://www.eurobrick...=0#entry2293552 Photos: Work in progress photos:
  17. Hey there! Even if it's a bit late to start a moc for the contest i'll try anyway :) This is what i've built in about a day: Features: V4 fake engine HOG steering Full suspensions Openable hood, front doors, rear doors. I hope i can finish it in time :P OH of course, as soon as i read "your vehicle needs to have a bad megablocks name" i thought: VAN Damme... what's more badass and appropriate than that !? I really hope you'll ilke it, even if i've seen some serious stuff made by other contenders :)
  18. Here is the progress on my first entry on Eurobricks, a transformer helicopter truck. It is powered by a large motor for wheels and rotors (that disengage and fold in via levers when not in use), with a medium motor for the front canon. The canon shoots Zamor balls from a large container, that is hidden by (and can be reloaded via) the cabin. Only the canon nozzle is visible, the rest is hidden. The construction will be remote controlled. Entry name: Kill Bill, the bandit truck Functions summary: Large motor remote controlled 4wd drive train, twin front and back saw blades linked to the same large motor, manual extracting and retracting top/tail rotor, connected to the large motor when extracted. Front Zamor canon hidden behind a sliding door, sliding cabin roof to reload, driven to shoot by a medium motor. Link to forum topic: http://www.eurobrick...opic=113163&hl= Video: https://vimeo.com/135776967 <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/135776967" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href=" TC7, Kill Bill by bedstefan</a> from <a href="https://vimeo.com/user41522999">Stefan Bedreag</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>Photos image of the current stage (almost finished i'd say): Build process photos:
  19. Block_Smarts Lego Technic

    [TC7] Bandits - The HelaRider

    Hello fellow Bandits and enforcers.... I bring you my new Moc for the TC7 competition! Its called the HelaRider! Transformation -Wheels go up to form propellers(RC) -Doors open to reveal Mini Heat-Seaking missiles and allows the wings to spread out (Manual) -Wings synced with pneumatic and spread out. If you pull out one the other goes out with it.(Manual-ish) Here are some pictures on the parts. Rear bumper on Here is another picture with the bumper taken off. This was my try at making a propeller-like rim. It has an amazing effect when it spins! There is even..... Here is its little story. Before the HelaRider in the bandits camp, the Bandits were having a meeting and the leader suggested that they should have an air vehicle. The air vehicle idea was pretty good, but it could easily be seen and shot down. Then he suggested a stealthy ground vehicle. They decided to combine the two ideas to make something that can transform into something without taking it apart . It was amazing! But it needed a name as cool as the Bandits. "The HelaRider!" Private Blocksmart yelled "It just came to me!" And thus, the HelaRider was born. The name HelaRider did just come to me Here is how the wings work Red and blue lines are hoses and the cylinders are in sync! Here is the video of it Driving and transforming Thanks For reading guys! Good luck to you Bandits and Enforcers in the competition!
  20. So it took me a little time to figure out what I would do for TC7. I'm still not sure, but at least I have a concept. Presenting the Boom-dozer My tc7 work in progress by Russell Murphy, on Flickr The basic concept is that the base stays the same, and the top transforms in some way to become a tank. Maybe the bulldozer arms could become some sort of armor. Who knows. Hopefully I'll figure it out. I've used the subtractor from Sariel's excellent unofficial lego technic builder guide (http://sariel.pl/201...-available-now/) as a base. My 42048 bulldozer and crawler have provided donor parts. Not sure which functions will be automated, except for propulsion. I think at this stage I'll be an enforcer, but depends on how far my white parts extend. I'll update as I get further.
  21. Epic Technic

    [TC7] Ultuk

    With only 10 more days to build and film (i'm going on a long vacation) I think that its time to start building the beast. I might not be able as I have exams till Wednesday and I need to box up the house because we will be moving soon. Introducing the Ultuk or Ultimate Tuk Tuk. I sort of wanted to name it F*** Tuk but that was... It will uses a servo for the steering. More beast mode features will appear, I just need to think of them.
  22. Tommy Styrvoky

    Defiler

    Defiler by Tommy Styrvoky, on Flickr Well I present a idea of mine for the latest TC7 contest, It has inspiration from Road Warrior and a couple street rods I saw last year at Back to the Fifties street rod show, and I will be going to that again next weekend.... more inspiration ... Like seeing vehicles with V12 engines and other crazy stuff mounted in a Ford Model A chassis. Another Rod by Tommy Styrvoky, on Flickr and other inspiration from Fury Road "Elvis" So far my current plans are to create a vehicle based on a model A body with different weapons mounted inside of it, like one of my various weapons systems is either based on a 20mm cannon system... or something more modern, a bushmaster m242 25mm auto-cannon.... as bigger is better This weapon will feature a folding system to deploy it and it may also feature a means of recoiling back and forth to simulate firing. another thought for defense would be a frontally mounted ram that would either deploy from in front of the radiator, like the War rig in Mad Max Fury Road