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  1. Hey guys, here's a MOC I've been planning to make for quite a while now: the 1972 Winnebago Brave. RV's have gained virtually no attention in the world of Lego Technic, so I'm pretty excited to see what I could accomplish in this MOC. I also plan on bringing this MOC to BrickFair Virginia this summer. I decided to do a Winnebago for this project because my friend back in Iowa has a passion for Winnebago RVs. Out of the many Winnebago RVs out there (Cheftain, Indian, etc) and model years, I settled on the Brave because her favorite model is the 1972 Brave. Despite it being an unusual subject for Technic, I nevertheless plan to include all those "traditional" Lego Technic supercar functions on this MOC, such as steering, suspension, and transmission. Currently, the chassis is about 2/3 of the way complete, with most of the mechanical features now in place. In between the seats is a fake V8 engine connected to a massive 4-speed transmission shifted using the rotary catches from the 42083 set. The transmission is shifted using the paddle to the right of the driver's seat - it uses a rubber band mechanism similar to the one on the 42083 to rotate the catches 90 degrees for each press of the paddle. The gear ratios are 2.08:1, 1.33:1, 1.25:1, and 1:1.25. Both axles will have live axle suspension, and the steering mechanism includes a working steering wheel. This MOC will have no motors, and it is in fact my first MOC without any motorized functions. To increase visibility of the mechanics, I plan on incorporating a removable body and floorplan to expose the chassis down to its bare bones. I may also include a customizable floorplan to increase playability (like the Creator Ford Mustang set with all its customizable features). I may also include some accessories to go along with the model, such as a canoe or kayak. PS - shoutout to my friend for providing me brochures of the RV. Had all the information I needed to get the building process going. Photos:
  2. I'm amazed there isn't already a discussion topic for this, but yea, let's use this thread to talk Pixar films and related things. Personally, I love most Pixar films. Y'all probably know that the Toy Story series is my favorite trilogy of films. The next Pixar film coming out is Monsters University, which is Pixar's first prequel film. There is also talks of Finding Nemo 2 coming out in the near future. But, I particularly started this topic today as news just came out that the Cars spinoff, Planes, has been announced to be released in theaters on August 9th, 2013. It's kind of ironic as this is not going to be a film produced by Pixar. I will not be looking forward to Planes after the disaster that was Cars 2. Oh, and I really wonder if they'll make Planes LEGO sets.
  3. LegoMyMamma

    [MOC] Merida's Secret Keep

    ReBuild/Combo with using only bricks from 2 sets of 41051 Disney's Merida's Highland Games -- plus one gold lattice door window (I was surprised it didn't come in the set). Merida "Bravely" surveys her land from top of the turret. Her archery skills are famous -- yet she also has front & rear-aiming catapults containing fireballs from her front Lanterns. It's so secret, even her little brothers don't know about it. Side view of her Keep -- she uses the old tree that grew into and through her sentry mini-castle to climb up on top. After seeing no threat, she enjoys fishing at the bubbling brook near her window. A fairy has landed on the mushroom growing out the old stump. They both enjoy her using her mage staff to lull the fish from the water. The view inside the front door. She keeps an extra forest luminary by the front doorway. A crystal lamp illuminates her cozy den with comfy chair -- where she always keep an extra key! Around the back she can enter from the side where she has a chair by the brook. She keeps a key handy at all times. Inside her den you can see her chair by the window that she can keep an eye out for bears and munch on a drumstick or cookie. The fish has been smoked and will be dinner. She hangs her bow, yet it's within easy reach. With a fish entranced, Merida enjoys the peace and tranquility of her Keep. Thanks for viewing. This is my first "Castley" type of build :-)
  4. Peppermint_M

    MOC: Change Your Fate

    "There are those who say fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own, but I know better. Our fate lives within us, you only have to be brave enough to see it." I recall the first time I saw the teaser trailer for Brave. I loved the little will-o'-the-wisps. When LEGO brought out the Disney Princesses line and a Brave set was in the list, I knew right away what I would build and what I would do with it. After a lot of trial and error, some frustration and a little good fortune, I managed to build it to my vision. The lights are from an LED string, they are easy to come by this time of year. Hiding them within the MOC while still making things look good took some doing. It is a shame about the wires, but if I do display then they'll all be tucked out of the way. I have plans for a layout that moves from one tale set-piece to the next and will have plenty of features, so a little Frog Tape and clever frame building will hide the wire to the also concealed battery box. The unlit MOC. Just for more of an overview of it.