Thursday, 2 October 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














Tuesday, 23 September 2014

MOC: LEGO Technic Seaplane


*** Update - 6/10/2014 ***
This has now been published as a project on LEGO Ideas, please support it at this link to see LEGO consider making it in to an official set:  https://ideas.lego.com/projects/81550


I would like to share my latest MOC, this is a LEGO Technic Seaplane. I have been researching this for a couple of weeks and over the previous week I have had a chance to build this over a few sessions. Overall I would have spent around 16 hours on the building process and many hours prior to this researching and designing this MOC. 

My LEGO Technic Seaplane MOC features:
- Front mounted 4 cylinder engine which is connected to the front propeller. This can be seen in action in the video below.
- Moving rudder. This is controlled via side to side movement on the control stick.
- Moving elevators. These are controlled via front to back movement on the control stick.
- Adjustable flaps. These are independently controlled for left and right via two levers inside the cabin.
- Dual purpose skids, with wheels for "on ground" landings.

This is the largest MOC I have built, both size wise and the time commitment for the design and build process. I am really happy with how well this has worked out and it sits well in my LEGO Technic plane collection.

Update - 2/10/2014: Following some feedback I have now made some changes to this MOC. I have changed the mounting beams of the floats to remove the bottom beams, they are also now connected differently to the bottom of the plane. I have added a black stripe along the side of the cabin and rear section. I have also made some other changes to the body work in places.


Photos - Updated 2/10/2014











Friday, 19 September 2014

MOC: LEGO Technic Airport Service Support Truck

A few months ago I designed and built an off road aerial bucket truck MOC, this has been a main feature in my LEGO Technic display and at two expos this year.

With my recent change in direction towards aircraft related LEGO Technic, I have now modified this MOC (Modding a MOC?) and I would like to share it.  I call this MOC “LEGO Technic Airport Service Support Truck”

This LEGO Technic Airport Service Support Truck features:
- Hand of god steering
- Front mounted winch
- Fuel tank with fuel hose
- Under body tool storage
- Rear tray with frame for carrying parts
- Service ladder which is stored under the rear tray
- Aircraft jack (stored in the rear tray area)


I spent about 8 hours over the past week modifying this, removing the aerial bucket and building the new rear sections plus the aircraft jack, tools and spare parts.

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