This blog is for my hobby of LEGO Technic building and collecting. I am an AFOL (Adult Fan Of LEGO) from Launceston Tasmania. My main focus is MOCs and customising sets. My focus at the moment is building a number of different attachments for the Unimog U400 (set 8110). I have an interest in all areas of the LEGO hobby.
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A few months ago I designed and built a dozer blade for LEGO Technic U400 - set 8110. http://paulstechnic.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/following-on-from-my-previous-moc-of.html Since building this I have built a large number of different attachments for my Unimog. Based on my experience from these I have now redesigned and rebuilt this dozer blade, this is known as "Unimog Dozer Blade - Mkii" The main difference between the original dozer blade and "Mkii" is the design of the blade and how it is controlled, this version uses the front PTO to raise and lower the blade using a mini-LA. It is also now possible to tilt the blade as well as raise and lower it. Below is a video of this in use and some photos.
I have just finished designing and building my latest Unimog U400 attachment, this is a bin lifter. It has two features. It can both lift and carry a bin and also empty it, this is done by using the top set of lifting forks to carry the bin or not using them if you want to empty the bin. I have done some testing of this and it works well with using the remote control for driving and steering the Unimog. My plan is to get a second IR receiver and add full remote control of this. Overall I am very happy with how well this has worked out, for about 5 hours of design, building and testing today it has produced an attachment which works well.
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Following on from my mini building review of set 42006 B model farm tractor (http://paulstechnic.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/lego-technic-set-42006-b-model-mini.html) where I noted that I was not very happy with the rear plough attachment, I have spent about three hours over the past two nights designing and building a new rear attachment, this is a log grabber. This uses the same mounting points as the original plough attachment, it also uses only the spare parts left over after pulling the plough to pieces, I did have to cheat and use a mini-LA as the full size one was just too big. Overall I am very happy with how this has turned out and I think it is a big improvement on the standard plough attachment. Photos and a video are below.
Last year I purchased LEGO Technic set 42006 and
built the A model excavator. I was fairly happy with this and it was a good
display model. I sold this late last year when I sold all of my LEGO Technic collection.
Recently my wife offered to buy me a LEGO Technic
set while we were out shopping, I decided to buy another copy of set 42006 to
build the B model - farming tractor which I had never built before.
Over the past two days I have built the B model farming
tractor. This has taken me about 3.5 hours over two days. The first half I
built directly off my computer screen, the second half I printed out the second
part of the building guide, this allowed me to build the second half at my preferred
building location of the lounge room floor in the sun. Overall I found the
building process to be one of the most interesting and enjoyable I have
undertaken recently, while it didn’t take a long time I find it to be well
thought out and well worth doing if you have never built the B model of this
The features of set 42006 B model are:
- Front “hay” forks
- Rear plough attachment (this can be both lifted
and the plough blades adjusted)
- Opening engine cover
I am fairly happy with the finished model; it
looks good, is of a good size and fits in well with the other models in my
collection. I was very pleased with how few parts were left over after
finishing this model. I like the level of detail in the cabin and the model
overall, I think this could almost be an A model in its own right. For
AUS$89.95 it is good value and as a parts pack (if you decided to go that way
with it) it would be a good base to build a number of different “tracked” type vehicles.
I may buy another copy of this to try doing this in the future.
One thing I
am not happy with is the rear plough attachment, while I can understand why
they have designed this the way they have, I find the rear plough attachment to
be too large in ratio to the rest of the model and it just looks wrong to me.
Based on this I am planning on designing and building a different attachment
for the rear just using the parts from this and the left over pieces.