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KevinMoo posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingEDIT: Building instructions available: HERE -------- I always wanted to build something different. Something not seen too much on EB. Introducing my latest MOC: Snowmobile With SBrick. Inspiration About two years ago I saw a video about Ski-Doo snowmobiles on YouTube. I really like the exterior design of its product and thought maybe I could build one in LEGO. But I wasn’t skilled enough to finish it at that time so the project got suspended for a long time. This finished MOC is not based on a specific model of Ski-Doo. It’s more like a combination of all my favorite parts from several models with my own thoughts blent in. Challenge: External Design Unlike most conventional wheeled vehicles, a snowmobile usually has a more complex bodywork (except for supercars). Considering its relatively small size, it’s even more difficult to recreate its aesthetics authentically. Some “illegal” connections are inevitable. Challenge: Internal Design An unconventional vehicle needs an unconventional framework. Here is a screenshot from LDD showcasing the frame. Servo Motor is used as part of the structure. Another problem goes to Power Functions. How do I stack them inside the frame? Here is a cross section view of the model: 2 L Motors geared 3:5 for propulsion. 2 pairs of LEDs utilized for headlights and taillights. Space is very limited, I have to use a pair of tweezers to tuck those cables. Performance Let’s take a look at a video: On hard snows it works fine for most of the time. Also, front suspension responds quite well. Compromises Due to aesthetics concern, Power Function parts were located at the front, which makes the model a bit front-heavy, resulting a relatively poor traction. I wouldn’t dare try testing it on soft snow... Also, the color scheme is a bummer. The white one is imperfect. Black one looks much better, but a bit dull. I still haven’t decided which color should I choose to make building instructions for... Last But Not Least This is a little off-topic talk: I just got to know about the Chinese company “LEPIN” and those dirty things they’ve done recently. As one of the very few Mainland China users on Eurobricks myself, I feel sorry for what my fellow people have done to this world. I feel sorry for Madoka. The only thing I can do is to share my original works with you guys, That’s the least I can contribute to this fantastic community. Anyway, so much for the sentiment. Hope you enjoy this MOC and stay tuned for the instructions.