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  1. Hello, here is a new MOC - a Forklift. It is an alternate build of the 8460 - Pneumatic Crane Truck / Mobile Crane. It is kept in the typical studful technic building style, like the 8460 - crane. Its features are: Fork moving up and down Tilting of the fork (pneumatic) I'm very new here, please ask me questions and give me suggestions how to improve my posts, thank you! Here is a video: And some more photos: Even more photos! Instructions! Thank you for reading! I hope you like it.
  2. This is a compact RC Forklift. It's inspired by a China made Forklift set. It's a HOG set. I've changed all the functions to be remotely controlled, and improved the outlook. Features: - Total no. of pieces is less than 700 - Around 1/16 to 1/17 scale - FWD - Requires a SBrick or BuWizz 1.0/2.0 or CaDA or Mould King remote battery hub - PF Servo Motor for the steering - PF L Motor for the front driving - PF L Motor for the lifting - PF M Motor for the tilting - Gear ratio is 2.33 : 1 - Maximum lift loading is about 300g - Maximum lift height is about 16.5cm - Detailed cockpit and driver seat Any feedback is welcome. Instruction available at:
  3. Dear community, today I want to present you my newest MOC, a replica of a E-Forklift from the Company Jungheinrich. The model is fully remote controlled and has got 4 functions, controlled via a Vengit Sbrick. Data about the model: - Height: 25 Studs (20 cm) | [ extended lift mast] : 38 Studs (30.5 cm) - Length: 29 Studs (23 cm) - Width: 10 Studs (8cm) - Weight: 835 g - total parts (without Rubber band, cords and Sbrick) : 689 Electric components: - 2x Power function L Motor - 1x Power funcion M Motor - 1x Power function servo Motor - 1x Vengit Sbrick Now some pictures, I hope you like it: Battery Box: Rubber Band: Technic in the inside: Building Instruction, made with Bricklink Studio and Gimp: I hope you like my Model. Greetings, Jakob, 14 years old.
  4. Model of a Kalmar heavy forklift controlled using SBrick. Features drive, steering, fork elevation, pneumatic mast tilt, kissing forks, tilting cab, 6-cylinder engine, and lights. Functions/features: Drive Steering Fork elevation Mast tilt (pneumatic) Kissing forks (manual) Tilting cab 6-cylinder engine Lights It's been a while since I created a MOC featuring pneumatics, and even longer since I created one with remote-controlled pneumatics. My last MOC with fully remote-controlled pneumatics was from 2015, and that was before I had an SBrick. Ever since I obtained an SBrick I had made two MOCs with remote-controlled pneumatics - a front loader in 2016 and a Volvo EC350E excavator in 2019. However, both projects were cancelled before I finished them. I realized the mast tilting function on a forklift would be a good choice for pneumatics, especially the 7L cylinders. I originally just wanted to make a generic heavy forklift, but when I came across Kalmar's heavy forklifts I was really intrigued by their design so I decided to make the DCG180-330 by Kalmar. My model maximizes functionality while minimizing the amount of moving parts. Most functions have their motors connected directly to their inputs, thus minimizing moving parts and optimizing chassis space. The drive motor is placed directly behind the differential, and gear reduction is done via portal hubs placed horizontally. The servo motor for steering is placed vertically in the chassis, connected directly to the steering linkage without a rack-and-pinion mechanism. This allowed for a large steering lock which is commonplace among forklifts, but this also meant that the chassis around the axle has to be thin so the wheels don't bump into them - in fact, the chassis is only 3 studs wide in the rear but is reinforced well nevertheless. I limited the servo's range of movement in the SBrick profile designer as the steering input can only turn about 45 degrees each way. Even then I still had to add towballs as limiters to the steering mechanism to ensure the wheels don't rub against the rear body panel when turning. In the end, I wish the wheels could steer a little tighter, but the end result is impressive nonetheless. The mast is built with a PF L motor near the top, which drives a worm gear mechanism controlling fork elevation. The section that lifts up is essentially a frame with two sets of racks that contain the fork module sliding freely within it. A single rope pulls the fork up, and the range of movement is pretty impressive. The fork module contains two manually controlled linear actuators that allow the forks to move closer to each other - "kissing forks", as the PDF for the real-life counterpart calls it. The pneumatic system for the mast tilt function is comprised of a PF L motor driving the compressor and a PF M motor controlling the valve. The L motor for the compressor is geared up slightly to allow rapid pumping, and the valve mechanism is placed at the very front of the model to minimize the length of the hoses connecting the valve to the cylinders. Other features include a tilting cab, a 6-cylinder engine with mini pistons below the cab, and lights connected directly to the 8878 battery so the speed dial on it can be used to control their brightness. The 6-cylinder engine is accurate, as one of the engine options on the real Kalmar DCG180-330 is a Cummins B6.7. The fake engine is connected directly to the drivetrain and makes a pretty cool noise while driving. The functions overall worked pretty well - it had decent driving speed, a really good turning radius, the fork elevation had sufficient torque without being painfully slow and the pneumatic mast tilt had good precision. There were some issues - such as the fork elevation mechanism skipping at the racks when under load and the pneumatics not being able to tilt the mast back when the fork is fully raised and the mast is fully tilted in the forward direction. The fork mechanism also lacked a clutch, so it was really important to stop the motor precisely at the moment the fork reaches the bottom to prevent it from stalling. Still, given how well the functions worked overall and how realistic and detailed the bodywork is, I feel like this MOC was a great success. Video: Photos:
  5. Hey guys, here's a new project I'm starting. It is a model of a Kalmar forklift. It will be controlled by SBrick, and it will feature drive, steering, pneumatically tilted mast and lifting fork. The wheels will be Unimog wheels (94.3x38 tires). So far I have the front axle and the rear portion of the chassis completed. The front axle is driven and is very compact - most of the gear reduction is done in the portal hubs so the drive motor is attached directly behind the frame holding the differential. As for the rear portion, it contains the steered rear axle. Note that the longitudinal beam supporting the chassis is only 3 studs wide directly below the rear axle - the steering lock is very large to ensure a minimal turning radius, and this avoids the wheels from rubbing the chassis when turning while also keeping the chassis sufficiently robust. I also have the compressor (driven by a PF L motor) and the SBrick installed. Note the vertical placement of the motors - I'm trying to make the model as compact as possible, and this avoids using too much longitudinal space. I was concerned that the servo motor might not have enough torque this way as it's driving the steering linkages directly rather than with rack and pinion (it will be limited to 45 degrees of rotation in the SBrick profile designer), but I've seen MOCs that use the servo like this and they work fine. If you have any suggestions for me, please let me know. Photos:
  6. Here is a little crew! These two models are very compact, so very simple technically. I wanted to do the same type of model as the little LEGO sets. The forklift: The arm can be moved using a worm gear/8t system. The towballs are here to limit the movement of the system. The fork moves when you turn the 12t gear. There is a pin with friction to keep it in position. The truck is even simpler. It has a steering and the dropsides are openable. The LDD file is available on Rebrickable. And here is the video!
  7. Hello good people of eurobricks, allow me to share my latest creation(s). Two small scale forklifts are the subjects. One of which has been designed to resemble to the epic Lego set 8416, the other one is a free take on a concept-like appearance. Nothing revolutionary to report on them, yet they came out to be very well playable. Thanks to @1963maniac free instructions are available, you'll find the liks below. These being fairly simple builds, nothing comes in my mind to highlight, so I just let you enjoy the video and some renders I've made. Of course I'll answer the questions by my best, but humble knowledge. Critics are also welcome, allthough be prepaired to be ripped appart if it doesn't hold water. Building Instructions: Mini8416:'s forklift Mini8416.pdf Concept:'s forklift_concept.pdf
  8. This LEGO set proposal is a model of a Svetruck forklift. Svetruck is a Swedish manufactory specialized in big-sized forklift - the smallest model with 10.000 kg lifting capacity. This model is inspired from their Svetruck 16120 with a 16.000 kg lifting capacity. The model is built in the ratio 1:14 and I have strived to make everything as close to the real thing as possible. I have found the inspiration to build this model from working with forklift through more than 20 years and have always been particularly fascinated by the Svetruck. I hope this model will fascinate both kids and adults with its authentic design and many functional features.
  9. Hi everyone, Here's my modification of 8416, fully motorized and remote controlled. An additional function is the working & tilting steering wheel. The PF elements used are: - 1 M-motor for driving - 1 Servo motor for steering - 1 M-motor for lifting - 1 M-motor for tilting the lifting assembly. - 2 IR receivers - 1 Rechargeable battery box Rebrickable: Bricksafe: (*.lxf file can be downloaded here). Any suggestions on improvements are very welcome. Happy building!
  10. Just finished my new SUPER SMOOTH stop motion build video – LEGO Technic – 42079 Forklift! Please enjoy. )
  11. REVIEW - 42079 - HEAVY DUTY FORKLIFT INTRODUCTION With 592 parts the smallest of the 2H 2018 sets. Of course, less parts doesn't mean a lesser model. It looks interesting enough and it has a promising B-model. The previous forklift (not counting the mini 8290) was the 8416 Fork-Lift from 2005, the year I got out of my dark ages. Needless to say this is a while ago. Like cranes, lots of people tend to like forklifts. Probably like those people, I am hoping that TLG will some day release a big forklift flagship, full RC, so you can fully control it like the 8043 - Motorized Excavator. But I digress. Let's see what this Heavy Duty Forklift has to offer. If you see this icon, you can click the image on the left or right side of the image, to cycle through alternative images. PICTURES Pictures can be clicked to view hi-res versions. More pictures can be found in my Flickr album. DISCLAIMER This set has been provided by the CEE Team of TLG. It's not my goal to promote this set. It's my goal to give you an honest opinion about it. Therefore, the opinion in this review is my own and is in no way linked to TLG. SET INFORMATION Number: 42079 Title: Forklift Truck Theme: Technic Released: 2018 Part Count: 592 Box Weight: 1,24 kg Box Dimensions: 37,7 cm x 25,7 cm x 9,0 cm Set Price (MSRP): £ / $ 69,99 / € 49,99 Price per Part: £ / $ 0.118 / € Links: Brickset, Bricklink THE BOX Apparently the size isn't important, or impressive, enough to mention on the front of the box. It only shows the Forklift transporting a drum with dangerous content. The picture in the top right indicates that the carriage can go up and down. That's great, being a forklift and all. BACKSIDE At first glance, this doesn't seem to be a very special set, but the backside reveals a very good looking B-model. This alternate model could almost have appeared on the front of the box. Other than that, it has an interesting color scheme, some nice dark blue panels. Color me interested! CONTENTS OF THE BOX This set contains: 2x Instruction booklet 1x Sticker sheet 4x Tire 6x Unnumbered bag INSTRUCTION BOOKLETS We have seen this before, but I was still pleased with getting the second booklet out of the box. STICKER SHEET Nothing out of the ordinary. Just a couple of stickers to provide some details for the bodywork, and of course the DANGER sign for the drum. TIRES Probably some of the most commonly owned tires by AFOLs, but we haven't seen these last year (2017). Last set to use these tires is the 42049 - Mine Loader from 2016. BAGS The set contains six numbered bags. HIGHLIGHTED PARTS Unfortunately, this set doesn't contain any of the new parts. Or any interesting parts for that matter. I have highlighted the following parts as the most interesting of this set. GEAR RACK AND HOUSING This Gear Rack Housing and Gear Rack can be found in six other Technic sets. The light bluish grey housing is only available in two sets though. DARK BLUE PANELS If you want these dark blue panels you are limited to just a couple of sets. And I probably don't need to tell you that two of these sets are pretty expensive. PART LIST Here's the complete part list showing you 592 parts. THE BUILD Early in the build, the chassis already contains a lot of the functional parts. The front wheels with differential, connected to the axle and gears for the fake engine. Two universal joints (U-joints) are used to connect the axle in the mast. In the picture on the right you can see the steering mechanism. Forklifts usually steer with the rear wheels, which is also the case for this vehicle. This profile view shows part of the cabin taking shape, and the 2-cylinder fake engine has been placed. Behind the driver's seat is an axle going down in the chassis. It's connected to the axle leading to the mast of the forklift. BODYWORK The bodywork gives the forklift a finished look. I like the shape and color scheme of it. The light on the top of the vehicle is not the Hand of God steering. In this case, it's the Hand of God lifting hehe. CARRIAGE The carriage is lifted using a Short Worm Screw Gear. The lifting height of the forklift is 16 studs. Thanks to M_Longer for measuring it. I forgot to do that and I currently have the B-model assembled. Always build the B-model first if you are writing a review and you will be covering both models. In case you are wondering how this is measured, here's the exact quote: "I have put a 16L link under and it fit perfectly ;)" LEFTOVER PARTS The usual selection of small parts. COMPLETED MODEL The completed model has an exhaust which provides Hand of God steering. I do like the position of the steering mechanism, but I don't like the fact it is connected directly to the gear rack. This not only results in inverted steering, but also in rather direct steering. I would have liked to see some gear reduction and reversal of direction. I can understand there is little place for an intricate system, but I still think it was feasible. This being a minor gripe, I do like this model a lot. I love its looks and its simplicity (in a good way). I had this model standing on the table and my five year old nephew immediately started playing with it. I only had to explain the tilting mechanism, which is located at both sides of the cabin, but besides that, he quickly started turning the knobs. LIFTING MECHANISM Click on the image below to show the lifting mechanism. REAR The rear of the vehicle does show some unused space. This gives me reason to believe a better steering mechanism could have been concocted. I do like the looks of the rear though. The solution with the two small panels is nicely done. From a slightly different angle the forklift does look those big boys driving around in harbor areas. Another picture from the rear. I can only conclude that it's a good looking model. B-MODEL Since the instructions for the B-model are included in the set, it's only logical to include it in the review. Lucky for me, my lovely partner @Kitty was willing to spend some time building this alternate model. She is not really into Technic, but she is willing to help me out every now and then. Usually, she is taking sets apart, but occasionally she assists building them, like now. Unlike the forklift, the fake engine is placed at the front of the chassis. So is the steering mechanism. Here's a side view with the crane attached. There is no mechanism to extend the boom. You simply need to operate it by hand. The finished model is actually very good looking. And it has the basic functions you would expect from a tow truck, steering, working fake engine and a crane/boom. Granted, a mechanism to operate the boom is absent, but this being the B-model, I can live with it. Shooting pictures for models with some sort of hook is always a challenge. The hook never hangs as you would like and it takes a couple of minutes for the hook to completely hang still . After putting the model on the table you wait...or go about some other business. And a picture from the rear. This is one of those sets which is actually 2-in-1, having a proper alternate model AND instructions to build it out of the box. Below is a picture of the left over parts. SUMMARY For a Heavy Lift Forklift it feels a bit too compact. Like I said in the introduction of this review, it would be cool to have a Heavy Lift Forlift, which is actually massive, like the real machine. Of course, this has nothing to do with the quality of this model. Lifting the forks/carriage is done via the beacon light on the top of the model. Tilting the mast is done via the levers on both sides of the cabin. Both functions work properly. Steering is done via the exhaust at the rear of the model. Steering is very direct and above all, it's inverted. This could have been done differently. At this price point, getting basically two proper models is great value. All in all I really do like this set. Nothing extraordinary, but if will definitely make for a nice gift. Downside for AFOLs is that most of us will be able to make this with our own inventory, since it doesn't contain any new parts. PROS It's affordable. Two very nice models. Functions work properly (steering can be improved though). CONS No new parts have been used. Steering is inversed (minor gripe). SCORE How do I rate this set? 8 DESIGN Two very good looking models, especially for a set this size. 7 BUILDING EXPERIENCE Nothing really special, as expected. But still fun to build. 8 FEATURES Properly working manual features. 8 PLAYABILITY Lots of playability. 7 PARTS No new parts were used. Other than that is an okay selection with some nice dark blue pieces. 9 VALUE FOR MONEY The cool B-model adds a lot of value to this, already great, set. 7,8 FOR LIFTING AND TOWING FINAL WORDS @M_Longer has created an LXF file which he has share in this topic. And @JunkstyleGio has created two wonderful renders. Thanks you for reading this review. All pictures can be found here.
  12. Hi all, Here is an attempt at building a new forklift. My previous one used the TLG design for the boom. This time i decided to build my own. Why? Just because the TLG boom had a big inner central mecha that makes impossible for the driver to look in front of him... I solved this by using a string based mechanics to lift the first stage of the mast. The second stage is also indirectly lift by the first one's movement. The whole arm has a tilting mechanism: The model has a propulsion base on one medium size motor, a tilting mechanism based on the same one. The direction is made with a servoand the main lifting use also a medium size motor. At all stage, the power is enough. Some other pictures: Front view. the driver just can look in front of him. Good idea no? Maximun size of the full open mast The model has drive and steering. Led light are also at party. The steering Wheel is custom made using technic disk and a Polly tire I hope you'll like it. Steph
  13. Hello, my entry for the TC6 contest it's a heavy forklift truck, the Hyster 32-12. The model has 8 functions (4 IR or 2 sBricks), it's 50% built at the moment and nearly completed on LDD/MLcad. Soon I'll put updates (photos, video, notes) Here a pic of what an Hyster 32-12 is: Thanks, and hold on for news. Video:
  14. UPDATE: Instructions & parts list are available at Rebrickable. Three years ago I made this forklift as a an alternative of the 42009 set. Ever since then I wanted to make a proper RC version of it. So here it is. Overall it is a better rendition of a generic heavy forklift. It is narrower, shorter and better scaled than its predecessor. You may criticize me for the lack of slopes and curves, but that's my building style - I always prefer sturdiness over beauty. There are 4 motorized classic functions: Movement (L-motor) Steering (servo) Mast extension (L-motor) Mast tilting (S-motor) Manual functions include sliding blades and openable doors. Here is an extremely short video demonstrating the model at work. Sadly, lack of gradual control over the motor's power makes it hard to move smoothly. So, what is your verdict?
  15. It seems like all of my MOCs are being finished during the month of March. I present a Large Scale version of the Kalmar 180-9 forklift. I started this MOC last July, and after completing a number of other distractions, it's done. I'm please with the result. All pictures may be found on Flickr. The MOC features: Dual Stage Lift, PF L Forklift Tilt, PF M Steering, PF Servo Drive, PF XL Opening Doors Removable bodywork The lift is able to move three AA PF battery boxes (~600grams) to the height of 39 studs. Much more at Photo Photo 2 Lift Chassis Open Enjoy, and happy building.
  16. This is my new automated forklift. It has a much stronger lifting mechanism than my previous efforts, and has a proper two-stage (or "duplex") mast. The traction and steering are both provided by the rear wheels - I was pretty pleased at figuring out how to do that! Hope you like it! Automated forklift with dog-treat
  17. Hi, after my [CMODEL] 42042 - Bulldozer I decided to publish my next alternative build for 42042 this time it is a FORKLIFT. I only used parts from 42042 except for the string (265cm needed) - I chose light green to make it more visible. Features: 4 motorized functions: - drive (front axle) with differential (made thanks to turntable) - steering (rear axle) (manual HOG steering when steering position on gearbox in neutral is there too) - Ackerman steering - tilting of the mast - lifting of the forks The mast is telescopic. Forks move in 4 segments. Lifting is achieved by system of string and pulleys. Lifting is not the fastest but that is intentional. My goal was to go for "as high as possible" design, instead of "fast" one. Wheels go really well on carpets, blankets. They tend to slip on hard surfaces (tiles), they are made from tracks (42042 has no tires) - it is easy to modify/replace tire wheels (You can do it. I do not want to, I want to keep it as C-Model) Gearbox's levers is easy to access. The gearbox is 4 channels/functions two-way kind. Easy and simple battery change. The battery pack also serves as counterweight. Details: lights, steps, logical position of stickers from 42042 A-model (no altering), seat (made from tracks!), steering wheel, mirrors, levers etc. MOC designed completely digital free way, no computers were used, just old-fashioned building, rebuilding and again, again. I hope you will like it. Please excuse my photos. leftover parts: EDIT: NEW VIDEO: NEW PICTURES: INSTRUCTIONS PREVIEW: LEGO level quality. Step by step, hi res. With all the necessary details, additional pictures, arrows etc. Bill of material, Stickers (not altered from 42042 A-Model), Battery replacement sequence, Function explanation (It took me forever to make the instructions - there are 324pages (cover to cover) - 19pages only on threading the string through all the rollers and pulleys) RENDERS: from 3D model I made - ex post - for instruction creation:
  18. Norton74

    [MOC] Warehouse life

    Hello mates,today I show you my latest MOC: a little diorama of a warehouse. Recently I've visited a warehouse and I was stricken by the layout. The new MOC is complete with pallets, boxes, shelves, hand pallet truck and a fork-lift.Below a couple of pics Thanks for stopping by! Andrea | Norton74
  19. This is my entry for the long waited pneumatics contest. A forklift, that uses an i2 LPE with a pneumatic drive/reverse gearbox, pneumatic steering, fork lift with tilting and probably some other functions. The whole contraption will be powered from a buggy motor pump. and controlled through a tethered (with the tubes) remote. The forklift part The forks. The powerhouse, aka the LPE which to my knowledge the the most compact i2 with large cylinders. Now the Drive/Reverse gearbox. And it paired with the LPE Now the steering. And the whole chassis And finally the pump And now the controller; I have only completed one joystick (this one is the for steering and drive) More progress will follow in the next week. To view all the picture in their full resolution follow the link:
  20. Hi there, I'm fairly new to Mindstorms, and these forums, but I thought you might be interested to see my automated forklift truck (hope you enjoy the humour!):
  21. Hi all! I'm Andreas from Norway. After a 15 year break, I came out from my dark ages a couple of years ago. In my whole childhood, it was Lego and Lego only. Being an Industrial plc programmer/mechanic for many years, I've gained a good understanding what is necessary to make things work good. Due to sickness the latest years and the lack of problems to solve, I've used Lego to satisfy myself. I love to build strong and simple designs. I hate to build the design of others. It's simply not satisfying. I have a lot of designs in my head. Very often I know they would work in real life, and therefore I'm not bothered bulding them. When building, I always ask myself; how big does it have to be, to have a strong design and the correct functionality? As a 10 year old, i built my first forklift. It was a dual stage like many others in this forum. Not to powerful, and it could only lift about 400grams. It would easily raise, but it went stuck going downwards due to the forkload. Everything was sliding, and this was the main issue. The heavier the load, the greater the friction. The second issue; the mast was bending forward due to a weak design of the mast (and with the lifting force on the rear side). Building a strong mast takes space, and there isn't much room for it. But I've found a rather neat design taking on these challenges. First I built a dual stage to prove concepts. Later on i converted it to a triple stage in all black. Every stage is with wheels, so there is no friction to speak of. The play of each stage (the top of the mast bending forward) is about 2mm with a fork load of 1kg! All stages activates from a single rope on each side. The lightest stage raises first. The rest of the forklift has not been built, as it is less interesting for now. Take a look :)
  22. EDIT: Parts list & building instructions updated: HERE ________________ Greetings! Kevin again. I’ve got a new MOC to show you guys: a new version of my custom forklift. A year ago, I built my first decent MOC - a RC forklift, and shared my building instructions. That’s less than 9 months since I bought my first LEGO set (8043) in my life when I finished that forklift. It was a very premature creation and I planned to upgrade it long ago. Now this new version is done. So, what’s been upgraded? It’s been totally redesigned from the inside out. Now it has a better lifting performance, a better looking, and much easier to maneuver. Lift assembly is powered by 2 PF L motors, it can lift up to 0.9kg of weight. I used the same lift mechanism as the old version, because it provides a reasonable lift height, which linear actuators failed to do. The assembly is a bit thick so I used technic beams to replace the old technic bricks, and 8-teeth gears instead of the old 12-teeth gears. It is front-wheel drive and rear-wheel steering. In the old version I used the steering mechanism of Madoca's AWD SUV. It’s a great design but not so good for a forklift. I redesigned the driving & steering systems, now it steers more like a real one and has a much tighter turning radius. A short video demonstrating all major upgrades(1080p @ 60fps): Another clip showing the chassis and how motorized functions work(4K @ 30fps): 1 PF XL motor for propulsion, 2 PF L motors for lifting, 1 PF L motor for steering, 1 PF L motor for tilting. More photos: I was planning to make the steering wheel and levers functional, but there is not enough space down there, And making the levers’ movement authentic is quite complex, I have to give up that idea and made it manually controlled. At last, see more of my creations at Rebrickable & my YouTube Channel. I’m working on building instructions and hopefully it will be released in a few weeks. Stay tuned!
  23. So I prefer to build small. I managed to miniaturize all the functionality of a standard forklift (driving, lifting, tilting) into a chassis only 11 studs wide. One of the advantages this offered me (among better strength, speed and maneuverability) is that I was able to build an entire warehouse to muck about in. This wasn't always the plan. I thought I'd just build two or three containers to show off its functionality, and that would be it. Then, the Android Sbrick app crashed and burned (or at least, it did on my phone) and it took two months for them to update the thing into relative functionality again. So I had plenty of time to build some scenery. For the enthusiasts; I've uploaded a LXF file to so you can tinker with it. (By the way, if you're a person who has built a forklift, could you link me to a picture of your forklift in this view? I'm very curious to see how it's scaled relative to other people's MOCs.)
  24. 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: