Category Archives: Cars
Progress on the Prado
I did some progress on the Toyota Prado by rm8. I did already post some pictures on Facebook showing the first representation of the rear axle made in LDD and the first gearbox version I had built with real bricks. Since I am somewhat on vacation currently, I had some time to take care of the rear axle. I wasn’t yet satisfied by the original design and even rm8 advised me to build it with the newer axle hubs. And so I did. I had already tried to use the hubs that were introduced with 42000, but this still seemed kind of flimsy and unstable, though only digital. So I decided to use the portal hubs from the 8110 – Unimog.
What am I building?
I was a little busy yesterday and today. And will be probably tomorrow as well. I am currently building a digital model of a certain Technic car. Actually, it is not my own MOC. It is by someone else and I am dreading for a long time now to build something similar. I was hoping for a digital model or even instructions from its creator, but until today nothing has happened.
The person who originally created this model is not staff from TLG, but he achieved to be somewhat famous among the Technic fans. I think the car is pretty cool and huge and has some great functions. A real supercar. That is why it is so interesting to me. I build the digital model to find out if I can build it with my collection or if I need some substantial parts orders. As source material I have the “release” pictures of the model (which contain some pretty good and stylish photography) and some WiP pictures. The big problem is, that I need to build the chassis mainly from the WiP pics, but the finished model is a little different at a lot of areas. Also, I am doing some “color polishing” to improve some sections myself directly. So the big question remains: What am I building?
A hint: This is the rear axle.
Who can guess from who and which model this is?
Over on Eurobricks, a contest was held in the Technic Subforum. The goal was to make a mini model with no more than 200 parts which could as well be released from TLC. The entries were closed yesterday, so I took a look at the available models. Some even came with instructions or a LDD file to show how it is built.
ZBLJ chose to build a Mini Tumbler and also provided a LDD file. So I chose to build my own. Unfortunately, because I still have Sheepo’s Mustang built on the shelf, some parts of my collection are currently not available in black. Instead I chose to use a very dark grey (pun intended). So I began sorting out the pieces and started directly to build it.
So after a little building, I ended up with my very own Tumbler. This model features:
- independent front suspension
- rear live axle with suspension
- HOG steering
- adjustable wings
I’ve been a little lazy lately in regards to the blog. So here is a little update. More detailed posts coming soon.
#1 I got and built the 42009 Mobile Crane Mk2
#2 I build Crowkillers Vampire GT in black
#3 I built Nathanael Kuipers Supercar
Shame on me: No picture yet.
#4 I decided to do some kind of “interim” build…
until I have the motivation to disassemble some stuff and start to build RM8’s Toyota Prado. And since I wanted to build something cool, I decided to build and alter Nico71’s Trophy Truck with CVT. I basically tried to maintain the looks of it, but make it manual, with a 4-gear transmission, HOG and V6-fakeengine.
What coming next?
I will stay a little more busy with the Trophy Truck. I want to create a digital model with LDD as far as possible and optimize the center chassis, increase the stability and so on. Also, currently the drive-train is far from being optimal. So basically, I’ll make the digital model and make some changes and improvements there, then disassemble the current model and build it anew.
Red Coupé is finished
Last week on thursday and then on the weekend, I had some time to do some building. I continued to build the Red Coupé Supercar created by Lipko. To be honest, I already finished it on sunday evening. But I want to talk about the building process a little bit instead of presenting the final model (I still need to make some adjustments).
I basically had 5 building sessions: Read the rest of this entry
Lipko’s Red Coupé Supercar
Before going on with the MOC I am looking most forward to, I decided to build something else. I have acquired quite a list of MOCs and one of the must-build MOCs on that list is Lipko’s Red Coupé Supercar. I was looking forward to build it for quite a while now and now the moment is here.
I’ll be a bit straightforward on this one. On the last Saturday evening, I had all my bags of “sorted” Technic parts assembled around me. Read the rest of this entry
Porsche 997 GT3 from Crowkillers
Paul Boratko alias Crowkillers is already pretty famous in the LEGO community for his ingenious LEGO Technic® cars in the scale of ~1:10. His latest creation is the Porsche 997 GT3. Having his instructions on hand, I decided to fill up my parts collection a bit more and build this great car.