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 Nathanaƫl Kuipers and Mattia Zamboni.

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

 

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6 Legged Walker Frame

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8293 Power FunctionsI was lucky enough to receive the 8293 Power Functions as a gift from my family for a recent birthday. I haven’t had time to put it to work as I had a backlog of second hand Lego to wash, sort and catalogue. I finally got up to date with that today, and I thought a good first build to motorise would be Jason Allemann’s Six Legged Walker Frame MOC.

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Sheepo’s Land Rover

51r52rbqzzl-_sx476_bo1204203200_I’ve been reading the excellent “Practical Lego Technics” by Mark Rollins trying to bone up on some of the basics. If you are a ‘first principles of…” sort of person (I am) it has some good basic introductory material. If you like a more practical approach, that’s okay as he very quickly moves to illustrating the concepts in the process of designing a MOC from scratch.

Not very far into the book, during a discussion about remote controlling your creations, there is a small photo of a remarkably good looking Land Rover Defender MOC designed by Sheepo.

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