8264 Hauler

I’ve reached the comfortable stage in my parts collection where I usually seem to have the parts I need if I’m free building. This confidence recently enabled me to pick up this “most pieces are included” Technic articulated mine hauler.

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5867 Amazing Vehicles #1 Off Roader

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I’ve embarked on a project to build a number of the alternates to 5867 “Super Speedster”. I’m starting with the models from a 2013 book called “The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol. 1: Amazing Vehicles“. This contains the instructions for a ten different vehicles that can be built from the same parts as the Super Speedster set.

No Starch Press publish a number of nerd orientated books (programming, manga, Lego etc) in addition to this great book by Nathanaël Kuipers and Mattia Zamboni.

The first model is the “Off-Roader” which has some design echoes of the classic Jeep.

 

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5867 Super Speedster

I’ve been Bricklinking the last few parts for this great Creator set for a while. It’s a ten stud wide sports car and is the sort of thing I like to build currently. However, the reason I fancied acquiring the parts for this particular set is because of the large number of alternates.  Sizeable Creator sets (this is 278 pieces) often have a good crop of alternate MOCs but this one was also the subject of a book “The LEGO® Build-It Book, Vol. 1: Amazing Vehicles“.

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42065 RC Tracked Racer, IR Remote

 

 

The new RC Tracked Racer is currently the only way to obtain the Lego infrared (IR) transmitter/reciever remote control in shops. I picked it up yesterday as it’s been released long enough to be discounted.

It’s quite a nice design, the battery box is mounted low and centrally. Each track is driven by it’s own medium motor, one mounted forward and the other rearward. The car body flips forwards to allow good access to the battery box switch.
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