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  1. Hi everyone, I have been working on a TC9 entry for almost a week. At first I was going to make a garbage truck (I thought it would be cute since I entered the mini competition with a garbage truck ).I had a wireframe model that was good, but as I progressed I noticed that my ambitions for the project started to outgrow the size limit, so I scrapped the idea for a future project. Yesterday I decided on building a telehandler. I have been wanting to build one for a while, and it seems TC9 is the kickstart I needed for that. I haven't chosen a specific model since i don't think I have the talent to recreate it faithfully at this scale, but I plan on using their color scheme (Fully red with black&white cabin), partly because I think it looks good on telehandlers&lego, and partly because I had seen a manitou telehandler at a local fair and fell in love with it as a kid. I did some prototyping yesterday, and I quite like the proportions of it. I'm using 42009 wheels and I'll implement functions using pneumatics mainly. I haven't built any mocs with pneumatics, so it will be a challenge for me. The current functions that I envision are pneumatic boom lifting, pneumatic boom extension, possibly pneumatic front outriggers, hog steering. I am pretty satisfied with the boom design, it looks the right size at this scale and is quite robust. I plan on using the new 1x11 pneumatic cylinder from arocs and hide it inside the boom neatly. The current provisional size is 36*16*16 = 9216 cubic studs. For the B-model, I currently have some ideas but haven't decided on anything yet. A possible candidate is a dragster with these 4 wheels on the rear & Technic Pulley Wheels on the front.
  2. Here is my entry for the TC9 challenge A MODEL It is made out of 949 parts and it has functions including but not limted to: - All wheel drive - Independent suspension on all wheels - Working gearbox - Moving V6 piston engine - Working steering wheel - Adjustable seats - Openable doors and trunk - Detailed rollcage - Sporty colors and livery - Power Functions ready The front is full of lights and LED bars Notice the massive rear spoiler, massive exhaust system and the rear diffuusor Doors and the rear boot open, showing the internal rollcage and adjustable seats Size of the car is 35,5 studs long, 20,5 studs wide and 13,5 studs high, giving a total of 9824,626 cubic studs And the usual "money shot" of the chassis. The suspension and drive use a hybrid drive system with the drive axle used like an live axle, yet wheels suspended in a independent double wishbone configuration. And finally a digital render of the detailed rollcage: Look at it go: B MODEL Rally car rebuilds into an F1 car with following functions: - Realistic working pushrod suspension - Moving V6 piston engine driven by rear wheels - Working steering wheel - Adjustable spoiler - Openable rear to - Detailed engine bay with six exhausts The F1 car is a very low and stable model Notice the rear wheel drive, rear light, the detailed diffusor and the rear springs Rear covers can open up, exposing the pushord suspension, V6 engine and the 6 exhaust systems B model is 45 studs long, 24,5 studs wide and just 9 studs high, giving it a total volume of 9922,5 cubis studs For more details please check out the following video:
  3. The idea for TC9 is really great, and while I think it might be a bit above my skill level, I figured I can always give it a try I decided to build a combine harvester, because they're cool. Here is mine: The functions are: HOG steering Rotating header, driven by differential on the front wheels Raising and lowering header Manually removable header Manually extendable unloader pipe Currently, the model measures 30x25x13 = 9750 cubic studs with the header attached. I was planning on including a trailer for the header for transport, but I don't see where I can fit it so that the model remains inside the limits when the header is on the front. I'm not 100% happy with the cabin; especially the seat is a bit silly, I think. Ideas for improvement (also other parts) are welcome . Please let me know what you think! Here are some more photo's. Once I'm satisfied with the model, I'll take some better photos (with better light) and then disassemble it. Unfortunately I don't have enough if the parts used to keep the A and B models intact . With the unloader pipe extended: Header raised: Header removed: I plan to put a trailer on the B-model tractor, so I needed some extra wheels ; they're used for HOG steering (rear wheel) and raising/lowering of the header (front one):
  4. TECHNIC A PLUS B MODEL CONTEST 1st Fire Truck/Forklift by Serhio Entry Topic - Discussion Topic 2nd Snowblower/Tractor by Thirdwigg Entry Topic - Discussion Topic 3rd Manitou Telehandler/B807 Hot Rod By erelender Entry Topic - Discussion Topic CONTEST INFORMATION Name: Technic A Plus B-Model Contest Start Date: 27-11-2015 Entries: 17 Valid voters: 110 Total points: 2860 Members participating (building and/or voting): 115 WINNERS 1. Fire Truck/Forklift - 553 Points (88 votes) Serhio (entry 5) 2. Snowblower/Tractor - 419 Points (78 votes) Thirdwigg (entry 3) 3. Manitou Telehandler/B807 Hot Rod - 382 Points (79 votes) erelender (entry 16) CONTEST RESULTS 1. Fire Truck/Forklift - 553 Points (88 votes) Serhio (entry 5) 2. Snowblower/Tractor - 419 Points (78 votes) Thirdwigg (entry 3) 3. Manitou Telehandler/B807 Hot Rod - 382 Points (79 votes) erelender (entry 16) 4. Rally Racer/F1 Car - 327 Points (70 votes) Zblj (entry 17) 5. Compact Sports Plane/Airport Crash Tender - 239 Points (53 votes) JamesJT (entry 4) 6. JCB Skid Steer/Front Loader - 160 Points (47 votes) lindr6 (entry 14) 7. Forklift/Tow truck - 153 Points (41 votes) Krall (entry 2) 8. Garden Tractor/Combine Harvester - 134 Points (43 votes) Jurss (entry 10) 9. Sun Speeder/Sun Stinger - 117 Points (27 votes) BusterHaus (entry 9) 10. Pneumatic Forklift/Bucket Truck - 101 Points (25 votes) Appie (entry 7) 11. Roadster/Hotrod - 94 Points (33 votes) muffinbrick (entry 8) 12. Combine Harvester/Hot Rod - 87 Points (33 votes) Ludo Visser (entry 1) 13. 4x4 Racer/Trike - 37 Points (16 votes) JJ2 (entry 13) 14. Trophy Truck/6 Wheeled Vehicle - 34 Points (15 votes) deehtha (entry 11) 15. Mine loader/Mine flatbed truck - 12 Points (5 votes) Technivor (entry 6) 16. Three-Wheeler/Trike - 7 Points (5 votes) MacKaiwer (entry 12) 17. Street Racer/European Style Truck - 4 Points (2 votes) LXF (entry 15) Total Points: 2860 VALID VOTERS 1. 2LegoOrNot2Lego... 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PRIZES Prizes will be sponsored by the guys from Vengit (SBrick), for which I am of course very thankful. Keep up the good work guys.
  5. TECHNIC A PLUS B MODEL CONTEST DESCRIPTION Design the A and B model for an LEGO Technic set. Try to make it as official as possible. DEADLINE Since you need to design two models, you will get more time than usual. The allotted time for this contest is around 10 weeks. Deadline date is Sunday 31st of January, 2016. Contest will be closed on Monday 1st of February, 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 deadline date. 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! CONTEST SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS Each model (both A and B) needs to fit in 10.000 cubic studs, meaning that WxHXL (in studs) cannot exceed 10.000 (see examples below). The B-model (alternate model) needs to be built using only parts which are used in the main model (just like an official B-model). No extra parts can be used for the B-model. Moving parts like a crane can be bigger than the size limit, but the models need to be able to fit in the dimensions provided. Taking off things is not allowed. If something (the crane) folds, while attached to the vehicle, it's okay. Some studded parts and panels are okay, but no model team finish. Pneumatics are permitted. 3rd party strings, hoses and rubber bands are permitted. LEDs are NOT permitted. Pullback Motor is NOT permitted. Electronics (PF elements, SBricks and Mindstorms) are NOT permitted. EXAMPLES FOR SIZE LIMIT A model is 25 studs long, 15 studs high and 11 studs wide. This means the model has a dimension of 4.125 cubic studs, so it's allowed. A model is 60 studs long, 10 studs high and 11 studs wide. This means the model has a dimension of 6.600 cubic studs, so it's allowed. A model is 60 studs long, 15 studs high and 25 studs wide. This means the model has a dimension of 22.500 cubic studs, so it's NOT allowed. 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 or shown at an event/LUG meeting). Only physical builds, so no LDD or other virtual entry. If you have any doubts about the suitability of your entry contact me, or Milan. All entries are to include only real LEGO. No clone brands, 3rd party parts, or digital entries allowed. Custom stickers are 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. DISCUSSION TOPIC A discussion topic starting with [TC9]. A discussion topic needs to show some actual progress (i.e. pictures of the build in progress) and should not be used to "reserve an idea". ENTRY POST The entry post in the entry topic should contain: Entry name Short summary of the functions. One or more pictures Embedded Youtube video (mandatory) Link to the discussion topic PRIZES Prizes will be sponsored by the guys from Vengit (SBrick), for which I am of course very thankful. Keep up the good work guys. More information on the prizes later.
  6. TECHNIC A PLUS B MODEL CONTEST VOTING TOPIC This topic will be used as a voting topic for the Technic A plus B-model Contest. Voting will be open for at variable period of time. There's no fixed closing date. Closing date will most likely be somewhere between one and two weeks. 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 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 don't type #1:10, 1 = 10 or 1) 10 or other notations. Stick to the example format shown above. 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. Combine Harvester/Hot Rod @ Ludo Visser 2. Forklift/Tow truck @ Krall 3. Snowblower/Tractor @ Thirdwigg 4. Compact Sports Plane/Airport Crash Tender @ JamesJT 5. Fire Truck/Forklift @ Serhio 6. Mine loader/Mine flatbed truck @ Technivor 7. Pneumatic Forklift/Bucket Truck @ Appie 8. Roadster/Hotrod @ muffinbrick 9. Sun Speeder/Sun Stinger @ BusterHaus 10. Garden Tractor/Combine Harvester @ Jurss 11. Trophy Truck/6 Wheeled Vehicle @ deehtha 12. Three-Wheeler/Trike @ MacKaiwer 13. 4x4 Racer/Trike @ JJ2 14. JCB Skid Steer/Front Loader @ lindr6 15. Street Racer/European Style Truck @ LXF 16. Manitou Telehandler/B807 Hot Rod @ erelender 17. Rally Racer/F1 Car @ Zblj Good luck!
  7. Here is my TC9 Entry. It is skid steer and front loader based on the real thing by JCB. A Model JCB Skid Steer: Functions: - Mini Linear Actuator Raise/Lower Boom - Manual Bucket Dump - Working Fake 3 Cylinder Diesel Engine - Four Wheel Drive (All wheels turn when any one wheel turns) - Left/Right wheels can turn in same or opposite directions to turn - Quick Detach Bucket Attachment Dimensions: - Length: 25 studs - Width: 11 studs - Height: 16 studs - Box Volume: 4400 studs B Model: JCB Front Loader: Functions: - Mini Linear Actuator To Raise/Lower Bucket - Manual Bucket Dump - Working Fake Three Cylinder Engine - Rear Wheel Drive With Differential - Rear Perpendicular Suspension - Articulated Steering Dimensions: - Length: 35 Studs - Width: 12 Studs - Height: 16 Studs - Box Volume: 6720 Studs Video: Parts left from A Model after building B Model:
  8. Now that I have something that I think will work, it's time for me to update you all with the progress of my TC9 entry. The A model is mostly done (see pictures below), and the B model is in an early WIP stage (Pictures soon). A Model HxWxL, 17x17x34=9826 Steering, HOG 2 Cylinder Fake Motor Rear Wheel Drive, Portal Axle Snowblower Rotation Snowblower Lift Salt Discharge/Moving Door Salt Spreader Removable Blower, Cab, and Spreader B Model HxWxL, 14x19x37=9842 Steering, HOG 2 Cylinder Fake Motor Rear Wheel Drive, Portal Axle PTO, Front/Rear Plow Lift Seeder Lift Seeder Spreader Almost final, as I am waiting on another BL order. Your critiques are welcome.
  9. TECHNIC A PLUS B MODEL 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) One or two videos (mandatory) Link to the discussion topic State the dimensions (in studs) of both models (HxWxL, 17x17x34=9826) Bounding box BOUNDING BOX Each model should have a picture where the bounding box is clearly visible. The bounding box is a contruction to show the dimensions of the model. More information about this can be found in the information 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.
  10. UPDATE: *A-MODEL Break the rulez with this strit razer! Features : Chain driven mini v6 HOG steering Foldable rear view glasses 4 point harness on the seat Pneumatic gull-wing doors *B-MODEL European style truck Dimensions: 18x16x28 WIP Topic Good day all and Happy New Year! After many time I finally post my current progress on my entry.The box volume is 56103 studs but the model itself is 50823 studs It is supposed to be a modified car for street racing. Most of the rear part is provisional ,later I'll install a mini fake v6 engine.
  11. For a while I have wanted to make a small 4x4 with independent suspension so as soon as this contest was released I went to work and have come up with this so far. IMG_5136 by JJ2Sam, on Flickr It has 4x4 drive with a center differential and a V2 piston engine. IMG_5138 by JJ2Sam, on Flickr The front suspension was inspired by Efferman's 11 stud wide independent suspension but I have to make improvements to the steering (working on that). IMG_5139 by JJ2Sam, on Flickr Here you can see the center diff, the 16t to 20t hooks the front diff to the center and the rear diff is connected through the power ball joint. IMG_5140 by JJ2Sam, on Flickr The rear suspension is nothing special if you were wondering. IMG_5137 by JJ2Sam, on Flickr Money shot! More updates coming soon! All feedback is appreciated! Hope you like it so far. Bye.
  12. Well here's my entry for the contest. I wanted to play a little with the new pneumatics so: A-Model: pneumatic forklift. It features: - Fork lifting of course - Fork tilt - Hog steering and functional steering wheel in the cabin - 4 piston boxer engine driven by the front wheels with differential - Pendular rear suspension - Forks width adjustable (manual function) Couple of images: I don't like cutting original Lego rope, so that's what you see in front of the front wheels. I used about 70-80cm of the 1 meter rope. The 8T gear in front of the seat was something I'd rather not do, but the 12T bevel gear for the drivetrain is right below it. The hog steering axle going right through the middle of the chair is also something I'd rather not have, but in the given space I had 2 choices: place the chair a whole stud forward and have it be too close to the steering wheel or move it a full stud back and have an axle sitting right in the middle of the chair. I decided on a compromise with the chair slightly angled. I used this part in the top of the chair so it wouldn't touch the hog axle, but still made both sides of the chair connected. Fitting the pneumatics with the drive axle and the steering above the drive axle meant I didn't have much room to play with, but it fits perfectly and to protect the pneumatics from the drive axle I added a 2L pin connector and 1L liftarm to the drive axle. Pretty straight forward manual function. I wanted to make the forks foldable too if I couldn't fit in the 10,000 stud limit, but considering the model is 34x14x17.5 (that .5 doesn't really show properly in the images, but the forklift mechanism is about 1/2 stud of the ground) I didn't bother with folding forks. So then the time came to make a B-model. Time to duplicate the main model so I knew for certain I had all the parts: The parts in front of the left one are the things I didn't install when I rebuild it, because I either forgot (diff) or bricklink came later (pneumatics). B-model: Bucket truck I really don't like making B-models, but I think this turned out ok. Of course there are things I'd like to do different, but that's the challenge of a B-model. It features: - Bucket lift (why do I even list this ) - 4 Outriggers - Hog steering - 2 cylinder boxer engine - 170 degree turning crane (manual function, radius only limited by hose length of pneumatics) A couple of more images Outriggers are handled by the small pump, I wanted to use both, but the lengths of hoses I had left were a limiting factor. Doesn't really matter, using the 16L axles to power the rear and front outriggers was already planned and I tried the system with 2 small pumps and they weren't able to really lift the model either, not more than 1 pump managed. One pump manages to get the wheels to have slightly less friction. Speaking of friction. For the outriggers I had to switch some pins on the A-model for LBG 2L frictionless pins to make it easy for the outriggers on the B-model. This change isn't shown in the photos of the A-Model, but can be seen in the images of these 2 models together (6 are easily visible on the front wheels of the forklift) and in the video. No parts were added. For every LBG pin added, one black pin was removed from the table. I find no fun or challenge in cheating the rules of the contest. I also didn't want to use more pins than really needed, where 2 were enough to fix a liftarm, that's what I used on the A-model. I already expected that re-using the A-model's hoses would be a problem, but it worked out ok (even for the turning radius of the crane). Ok, I cheated Lego's current hose code a little (2x black on 1 cylinder is old hose code), but the grey hoses were too short or far too long (which I used on the handpump). Speaking of the handpump, thanks 2LegoOrNot2Lego for your handpumps on BL, both used here Not intended, but this model fits in the same box as the A-model: 35 studs long, 13 studs wide and 17 studs high. A and B model and the parts remaining: Of course I'd like to have made a roof for this B-model, but I didn't really see how anymore with the parts I had left. I then decided to make an open truck like the old american fire trucks. Not that this is really intended as a fire (bucket) truck, but I can't deny that with the white and red it could be used as such (maybe reverse the colours). Here's the video of the models. I combined both into one video: Thank you for your time reading this topic and in closing this image:
  13. Hello world , one week ago I started my entry for the contest , the subject was a telehandler , but after noticing that far exceeded the limits of the competition, I decided to start on a new subject, an underground mining loader . It was not obvious to incorporate the functions of a loader especially at this level, but I quickly found the solution , then here my progress so far. Here is an image of the reference model: Ithas a 3 cylinders inline fake engine. I'm pretty happy with the progress I made . The current size is 45*13*11 = 6435 cubic studs. For now , I do not vrament know what I will do as b -model , perhaps I lean towards a SANDVIK DD2710.
  14. Here is the progress so far on my TC9 entry, at least the A model: The A model is log skidder with articulated steering, a movable arm, and a closing/opening claw. I do not know what I will do for the B model, but probably something else with articulated steering, because I don't have many steering elements incorporated into the A model. The arm is controlled with the middle knob, the steering with the knob on the corner, and the claw with the gear attached to it. Here are a few more pictures: