Thursday, 18 December 2014

LEGO Technic 42030 - MOD Fork Attachment

Recently I purchased LEGO Technic set 42030 with a view to modifying this and adding my own attachments.

My first attachment is a set of lifting forks and a pallet which can be used to lift and carry various items. This took me about a hour to build using a few parts. I have used the same mounting points as the standard bucket which can be easily swapped over as needed.


Video of this in use

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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Article in MANSPACE Magazie

The current issue of MANSPACE magazine has a five page story about me and my LEGO Technic hobby.
http://www.manspacemagazine.com.au/

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Behind The Design: Lego Technic 42030 Volvo L350F Wheel Loader


Developed in partnership with LEGO Technic and Volvo Construction Equipment, this meticulously detailed, fully remote-controlled model has all the features of Volvo CE’s largest real-life high tech L350F wheel loader. This new video from LEGO Technic shows the lengths the world’s largest toy maker’s design team were prepared to go to in order to perfect their latest mini marvels.  


To find out more, please visit http://www.volvoce.com and http://shop.lego.com

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HONEY, I SHRUNK THE WHEEL LOADER

You’ve seen on TV how they make mega factories and gigantic machines – now a new online film shows how LEGO Technic shrank a giant Volvo wheel loader into a miniature model.

A new video from LEGO® Technic shows the lengths the world’s largest toy maker’s design team were prepared to go to in order to perfect their latest mini marvels.

With 1,600 individual pieces and the largest individual element ever created for the brand, the remote-control Volvo L350F wheel loader can lift more than 1kg in its bucket and drive over challenging terrain day in, day out – just like the real thing.

LEGO’s hands-on research
The film talks to the development team behind LEGO Technic’s biggest machine for 2014 – from both LEGO and Volvo – charting their passion for getting their latest model as close a representation of the real machine as possible. It also follows LEGO® Technic’s Niels Henrik Horsted, head of marketing and design manager Jeppe Juul Jensen as they conduct hands-on research, visiting the Volvo factory and a construction site and operating a L350F themselves.

“We tried to make it as realistic as possible, so it drives, steers and lifts the load just like the real thing,” says Jensen. “You can also remove the oil filters, the radiator-door swings out, pistons move and the engine is painted green, just like in the real thing.”

The meticulously detailed and fully remote control Volvo model LEGO 42030 is available from LEGO Shop and all participating retailers.


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Monday, 15 December 2014

Blog Changes

Thank you for all the feedback and support I have received over the past couple of months. I am happy to be able to say that I will shortly be posting on this blog again, the LEGO Technic bug has bitten me again. I am going to be approaching this in a different way.
More details will be posted soon :)