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Bladerunner spinner

Hi,

Time for a post on a quick model I have finished some time ago, but didn’t get around to post about. It is the Spinner of the movie Bladerunner.

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In fly modus

The model is motorized with three functions:
– Opening left door
– Opening right door
– Switching between fly modus and drive modus

The last function is actually a bit more intricated. It consists of the following movements:
– First the covers around the front wheels move outwards
– Then the covers rotate 90 degrees
– And at the same time the front wheels come down

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In drive modus with open doors

I also made a video of it.

Instructions are available in the shop.

Leg godt,

Jeroen

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Liebherr LTM11200

Hi,

After nearly 10 months of hard work I am finally able to present the LEGO Technic replica of the Liebherr LTM11200 crane. It is one of the biggest roadworthy cranes in the world and I have tried to do it justice in LEGO as well.

This is actually a redesign of the model I made in 2013. At that time I had designed the carrier, the superstructure and the outer section of the boom. I have gone through the entire design, updated it to improve on the weak points of the original design and updated it to the newer parts that are now available. I also designed the complete boom from the ground up.

When I started this model I wanted to make it the most complex remote controlled model that I could think of. At the same time I didn’t want to exceed the limitations that the LEGO PF system set. Which meant no more than 8 motors could be used in the model.

They are equally divided between the carrier and the superstructure. In the carrier one motor is used for switching, whereas the other three are used to drive different functions depending on the position of that switch. It has two positions. In position 1 the three motors are used for driving, steering and switching the steeringmode (you can steer normally, or you can crabsteer). In position 2 the three motors are used to expand the outriggers, elongate the outriggers and finally extend the outrigger feet.

In the superstructure a similar setup is used, only this time there are four positions for the switch. Which gives 12 different functions that can be remotely controlled. Of these 12 functions 8 are located in the superstructure itself:

  • Rotating the superstructure *
  • Raising/lowering the counterweight
  • Raising/lowering the hook
  • Raising/lowering the boom via the cylinders
  • Raising/lowering the boom via the rope-and-pulley system
  • Raising/lowering the arm of the operator cabin
  • Rotating the arm of the operator cabin
  • Tilting the operator cabin

And 4 functions are routed onto the boom:

  • Extending the 4 section boom *
  • Spreading the stabilizer arms
  • Tilting the stabilizer arms *
  • Raising/lowering the supporting legs (needed in case the boom has to be transported separately from the rest of the crane)

This model was always intended to push the edge of the possibilities with LEGO Technic. And unfortunately that edge pushed back. The model is incredibly complex (as an example: it uses over 300 gears) and doing all that in plastic proved to be too difficult for some functions. The functions with an asterisk require manual assistance when operating. And believe me, even though lifting the boom is possible by combining the cylinders and the rope-pulley system, it is really scary to see how much force is going through all that plastic.

Nevertheless, I feel that this model does not meet my quality standards. I therefor decided that I will offer instructions at 50% of the intended price, which means you can buy the instructions for 37.50 euros instead of 75 euros. You will be able to pay full price for the instructions if you want to encourage me to keep pushing the Technic boundaries with my upcoming models.

A big thank has to go to Merlijn Wissink who spend a huge amount of time on making the instructions. The instructions are done to LEGO standards and fill a book of 1174 pages. We did our best to make sure that every step is clear, but as you can imagine I might have missed something. Please let me know if there is anything unclear and I’ll try to explain what was intended.

The partslist on Rebrickable was also compiled with the utmost care, but also here errors could have been made by me. If you find out there is a piece missing (or too much), please let me know and I will update the list.

I hope you enjoy building and playing with this model as much as I did designing it. The end result is a nearly one meter long mammoth that can reach up to 2.5 m high. It is by far not the biggest crane made out of LEGO Technic, but it sure is one of the most complex.

Leg godt,

Jeroen

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Aston Martin DB11

Hi,

Here is a model I made on my own account. The new Aston Martin DB11:

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Aston Martin DB11

It is build in a bigger scale than my other supercars, using the LEGO 42056 Porsche wheels. The model is filled with functions:

  • Independent suspension on all wheels
  • Steering with functional steeringwheel and HoG in the back
  • Swiveling frontlights (right lamp turns right when steering right, left light turns left when steering left)
  • LED lights front and rear
  • Sequential gearbox operated with paddles next to the steering wheel and HoG in the rear. It is an 8D+N+R gearbox (ie eight speeds forward, one reverse and one neutral).
  • Highly detailed V12 fake engine
  • Adjustable front chairs (forward, backward and tilting backrest)
  • Aerobrake in the back coupled to the gearbox
  • Opening doors, bonnet and tail

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Aston Martin DB11

Instructions are available for 20 euros.

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McLaren 675 LT Spider

Hi,

Here is my second commissioned model, the McLaren 675 LT Spider.

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McLaren 675 LT Spider

The model is remote controlled with the LEGO Power function system. It has four remote controlled functions:

  1. Drive (with a working steeringwheel as well)
  2. Steering
  3. The rear spoiler
  4. The convertible roof

It also features indepedent suspension on all wheels and buttefly doors.

Shaping the front was one of the bigger challenges in the styling. Let me know what you think of it.

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McLaren 675 LT Spider

Instructions are available for 14 euros. For that you get instructions for both a red and a white version:

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McLaren 675 LT Spider

I also posted a video to show all the functions on Youtube.

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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

The inspiration for this model came from a colleague of mine who purchased the Alfa Romeo 4C. I searched the internet for pictures of his car and then I found this spider version in gorgeous white with Italian race stripes. For some reason I can’t phantom now I thought it a good idea to make the car fully remote controlled.

The Alfa Romeo 4C spider has the following features:
– Independent suspension on all wheels
– Openable hood/hatch/doorsar4c-007_
– V4 fake engine
And the following functions are remote controlled:
– Drive
– Steering
– 4 speed sequential gearbox
– Seats forward/backwards
– Seatrest recline forwards/backwards

I have made instructions for this model that are available for free (but be warned that this model uses a lot of rare parts). On the building instruction page you can order the instructions.

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Here is a video which shows all the functions.

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BMW 328 Hommage

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BMW 328 Hommage

The BMW 328 Hommage was a car I accidently stumbled upon when browsing the internet. The moment I saw the car I realized I wanted to replicate it in Lego. The asymmetric interior design, the huge bonnet and the striking crossed front lights are defining features of this car.

100_9111The BMW328 Hommage has the following features:
– Independent suspension on all wheels
– Working steering with proper steering geometry (Ackerman, kingpin inclination, etc.)
– A sequential 4D+N+R gearbox that is operated with one gearshifter
– Openable hood to reveal the 6 cilinder engine

 

I have made instructions for this model that are available for 11 euros. On the building instruction page you can order the instructions.

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The Mistress

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The Mistress

This is a fictional car I designed some time ago. The goal of the design was to design a clean, modulair car with flowing lines in the body work.

The Mistress has the following features:

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– Independent suspension on all wheels
– Working steering with HoG and steering wheel

– A 5+R manual gearbox
– Openable hood and trunk
– V8 fake engine
– Butterfly doors

I have made instructions for this model that are available for 11 euros. On the building instruction page you can order the instructions.

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