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Hi all - I'm a big fan of the 21303 Wall-E set, but I always wished that he'd be able to fold into a box like he did in the film. After a lot of tinkering, now he can! Peeking out: Fully unfolded: Almost all of the range of poses in the film are now possible, including poses in-between transformation. Here are a few examples: I also made a gif of the transformation (stop-motion): https://i.imgur.com/UqMKq6F.gifv And there's also a gif of the improved range of arm motion, that almost matches the range in the movie: https://i.imgur.com/KAyRTr7.gifv If you'd like to see more pictures, there are some at https://imgur.com/gallery/S6Dtgru. If you'd like tips on how to build this guy, I've compiled an album at https://imgur.com/gallery/Jb94JSw. Thanks for looking!
Lasse D posted a topic in LEGO Technic, Mindstorms, Model Team and Scale ModelingThis model is now finally in a state where I can present it in its own topic. Thanks a lot to the Eurobricks members who have kept me on my toes to improve this model and get to this result. The truck is a DAF XF FT (4x2) Space Cab and in the classic Model Team scale of 1:25 which I hold so dearly. It has a basic trailer coupling mechanism which allows for an increased amount of detailing in the back compared to my more technical trucks: Inside there is the standard seats, console and steering wheel to give an illusion of a full interior. The Servo motor takes up quite a lot of space in there. Underneath you can see the updated steering mechanism which allows the front axle to be 12 studs wide: Note also the huge blobs of bricks in the sides which help add weight for better grip. The trailer can open the doors in the back: And fits nicely on the truck: But the fun stuff are found underneath: Here the decoupling mechanism works as shown in the video. Notice how the feet of the legs are 1x1 tiles in the photos, but small steering wheels in the video. The 1x1 tiles work well if you have a more precise controller for the truck, such as an SBrick. This project started back in September 2016 where I started researching a truck from a brand which I had not already covered. This was in preparation for a presentation at the AFOL event in Give of 2016. It was time to build a DAF (Sorry Iveco - next time?). The DAF XF FT (4x2) Space Cab was chosen. and I started doing some research. I still use Griddy for making a grid where it's easy to see the scale of things. (A new on-line version of Griddy will be available once I learn to program web apps) After constructing a basic frame from my old Scania (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JC9Cgz70p30) it was time to spend a single hour on prototyping the design in order to kickstart the project: This was the result after roughly one hour: It doesn't look like much, but it was enough to get me started and start focusing on a single section at a time. Here is a better photo of the creation: First up were some new sides: I was not satisfied with the blacked out grille, nor the basic looking headlights. After a day of building I had achieved this: Another day and all I managed to add was some additional parts of the front: Then building started to pick up speed and I almost finished the whole front in just another day: Another day to start on the sides: This is going well :) The sides we connected to the front and I toyed around with various detailings for the side of the cab: It was time to complete the build and see if everything was OK: The verdict? I don't like that top at all. Time to rebuild it! That was more like it. This is the version I brought to the event: At the event I discovered that the coupling-mechanism doesn't work well, so I decided to change it to the one from the helicopter transport: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCEXsbHO78s Other changes include how the battery box in mounted (for easy access), the fuel tanks, the headlights and the top was under constant revisioning. This resulted in the second prototype: Now we are almost there. The rear wheel covers were protruding a bit too much, causing the trailer to dislodge them. This was fixed: You can see the construction yard for the whole process, including the feedback I received from the community during all of this: Brickshelf gallery (once public): http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=567171 Building instructions are on their way.