8×8 SCU Flatbed Transporter (1SCU)

Febrovery 2019: An 8×8 flatbed transporter for 16L Space Cargo Units (SCUs) which can be “squeezed” to be transported as a single  SCU.

The All-Terrain Transporter and the SCU Carrier are both too wide to move SCU containers on a base. What I needed was a compact 8-wide transporter.

At the same time it should be possible to be transported as a single 16L SCU, just like the Carrier and the Exploration Rover. So once again a transformation function had to be included. The best way to change between transport and transporter mode was a variable wheelbase.

The sliding mechanism was based on three 12L Technic axles in the middle of the structure. The wheelbase could be extended by six studs with the rest of the structure still keeping some stability. So these six extra studs in length were the space where the four supports for transport and the driver’s cabin had to fit in.

The design of the space truck was inspired by MAN KAT1 8×8 military trucks. I noticed that there weren’t enough grey vehicles on my moon base, so no blue this time. This is the result.

Four studs in length aren’t much for a driver’s cabin with a steering wheel. So there is no closed windshield and no rear wall. The main purpose of the cabin is to support the front of the truck when it’s transported in a cargo ship.

For the transformation the center support is removed from the middle of the structure an positioned on a second fixing point on top of the flatbed.

Both halves of the vehicle pushed together and locked.

Side view – transport mode

Side view – transporter mode

And that’s what it’s made for.

Ready for work.

Time to move on!
Oops, the truck is too long…!

OK, that’s better!

And ready to boldly go where no flatbed transporter has gone before…

The SCU vehicles:
Exploration Rover, Carrier and Flatbed Transporter


This is it: My Lego Classic Space 8×8 SCU Flatbed Transporter.
I hope you like it! :-))

Moon Exploration Rover (1SCU)

Febrovery 2019:  A one-man operated Moon Exploration Rover, ready to be transported as a single 16L SCU (Space Cargo Unit)

The idea was to build a vehicle similar to 6928 Uranium Search Vehicle. But the Rover should not be bigger than a standard 16L SCU, so with few conversions the vehicle could easily be transported.

I adapted the bogie arm suspension from 6928 and combined it with classic small Technic wheels in red colour. The design of the cabin is inspired by current exploration vehicles like the Unimog based “Mog Home”.

In the rear cabin you can find a computer workstation, a bed and …

… a toilet ;-)).

For transport the satellite dish  is stored in the driver’s cabin, …

… the antennas are mounted in horizontal transport position …

… and the mount for the satellite dish is fixed on the cabin roof.
The operator can stay in his mobile home during transport.

The vehicle is fixed in the transport ship with the four standard SCU connectors (Technic pins or axles). The front of the vehicle is fixed via holes in the dish mount.

LL928-C with cargo doors closed and ready for takeoff…

Here it is: My Lego Classic Space Moon Exploration Rover for Febrovery 2019. I hope you like it

 

MOCpages Backup: 007 Lotus Esprit S1 (4-Wide)

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This is my 4-wide model of the Lotus Esprit Series 1 (S1) as used by James Bond in the movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”

This model also was part of my second DESIGNbyME set. The 1×4 slopes aren’t available in the LEGO Shop, so I ordered them via Bricklink and in the set I ordered 1×4 bows instead.
Front left view

Side view

Rear left view. I realized that the rear end looks very much like the one of Angka’s Esprit. Believe it or not, I didn’t copy that. It was just the best way to build the rear end of a 4-wide Esprit and we did it the same way. But I have to admit that Angka’s Esprit was the inspiration for me to build one myself. I had seen his version a few weeks before starting with this one.

Front view

Rear view

As the James Bond car it also needs a submarine mode. This is it:
Front view

Rear view

Side view

Front top view


The design is modular: You can take off the front and rear part and replace them by the submarine parts. The other way it’s a bit more tricky, but it still works OK.

So this is my 4-wide LEGO 007 Lotus Esprit S1. I hope you like it…

Update December 29, 2012:
Some new photos…


This is the photo update for my 4-wide LEGO 007 Lotus Esprit S1.
I hope you enjoy the new photos :-))

MOCpages Backup: 1989 Movie Batmobile V1.1 (4-Wide)

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A little mod of my 4-wide Tim Burton Batmobile with a hidden new function.

So where are the modifications?

Nothing new on the front…


Nothing new to see here, either…


Oh, there is a little change on the turbine, but nothing spectacular…


Oh, what’s that?


Yes, a pullback engine! That’s adding some extra fun to the Batmobile! :-))


Bonus photo: The Dark Knight and his 4-wide rides

So this is my LEGO 4-wide Burton Batmobile with pullback engine. I hope you like it :-))

Update October 1, 2012:
New photos with a little design change: …

… Some new “bat wings” on the rear end.

The pullback motor is still there.

MOCpages Backup: BMW 2002 turbo (4-Wide)

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A 4-wide version of the classic BMW 2002 turbo, the first German production model with a Turbo charger (even before the Porsche 911 got one)

I hadn’t thought about building a 4-wide “02” until I saw Starscream Soundwave’s 4-wide model. I have to say I was heavily inspired when I saw his BMW 2002 and the ideas started coming up. So please take a look at his model first (and leave a comment if you like it). That’s where I started with this model.

Left side view: I thought that the classic LEGO Town mudguards would look cool on this model so I added those. Then I changed the lower part of the side panels from wedges to arches. I think they look smoother this way. I’ve added some spoked rims for the classic sporty look.

Rear right view: No big changes here. I mainly changed the license plate section between the tail lights (Hmm, maybe I should use trans-red tiles instead of plates for those). I also made the window section in 3-wide instead of 4-wide.

Fast and Furious, vintage German style of the 70s: A 914 and a 2002 waiting for the green light :-))
I had to make the front bumper thicker to hide the lower half of the chrome grill for the BMW “kidney”. So now it’s a 2002 turbo front bumper ;-)). I also added a black roof for the “sporty look” and embedded it into the window line using the 45 deg wedges with the cutout. I remember quite a lot of customized cars with a black roof back in the 70s.

So this is my 4-wide LEGO BMW 2002 turbo. I hope you like it :-))

Update August 10, 2012: Some extra pictures
Rear left view: It really looks better with tiles for the tail lights.

On special request: The “underwear”. It almost looks like a modern aerodynamics kit :-)) You can also see the hidden part of the grill.

Bonus pictures: The original 2002 version (1971-1973)
Smooth front end without bumper and spoiler.

Rear end with round tail lights.

Update October 1, 2012:
A new colour scheme for the BMW 2002 turbo: The windows are black, now, roof and a part of front and back are orange. I think it looks a lot better with the black windows…

MOCpages Backup: Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder (4-Wide)

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My 4-wide version of the iconic Ferrari 365 GTS/4 “Daytona Spyder” in “Miami Vice Black”

Inspired by my “brick buddy” Marcus (aka ER0L) and his wonderful 6-wide Daytona Spyder on Flickr I decided to build my own 4-wide 365 GTS/4.

I had a good base to start with, my 365 GTB/4 from last year. In LDD I “cut off” the roof section and added an interior, side panels and a 3-wide window frame.

As I still wasn’t 100% satisfied with the rear end I tried some different designs and ended up with an upside down version. There are already quite a few cars with upside down rear ends, so the idea isn’t new. I’m not even sure if this combination of parts has already been used on a 4-wide… Anyway, I’m quite satisfied with the result :-))

OK, time for some photos:

Credits to Starscream Soundwave and TheLegoNowItAll for the air intakes on the hood.

Still no place for more than 2 tail lights on the rear end…

Meet the GTB:

A little mod on the front: Now with “grill tiles” for the grill. I also put the new rear end on the GTB (I’m still waiting for the red SNOT brackets…) and moved the roof section half a stud to the front.

“Oh no, we’ve wrecked it, Tubbs!”
“No problem Crocket, we’ll take this one instead.” :-))

Oh, a Cobra
Wanna race? :-))

So this is my 4-wide LEGO Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder in “Miami Vice Black”.
I hope you like it as much as I do :-))

MOCpages Backup: Shelby Cobra 427 V2.1/V2.2 (4-Wide)

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Two more updates for my 4-wide Ford AC Cobra 427: SNOT Stripes and a new rear end.

When I first saw these SNOT stripes on Starscream Soundwave’s 4-wide Viper I knew I had to make some of these for my Cobra, too. The original design of the stripes on a 4-wide is most probably from J K’s Zonda and there are some cool instructions made by Loek Marcus how to attach them to a 4-wide. But I had no idea how to put them into my Cobra without messing up the design.

One day I took my notebook on a larger train tour and had a few hours to work on this problem with LDD. I finally found a way to attach the stripes in the front without changing the overall look of the car. And then I had the idea to use slider plates to create an air scoop on top the hood including the stripes.

This is the result:
Yes, I really …

… love …

… these stripes :-))

And this is how they are done.

The rest of the design didn’t change.

So this is V2.1 of my 4-wide LEGO Shelby Ford AC Cobra 427, now with SNOT stripes and air scoop. I hope you like it as much as I do :-))

Bonus photo:
The latest family picture of my 4-wide Cobras.

Update December 9, 2013:
With the new 1x2x2/3 “half bow” parts I had some ideas for new shapes on the Shelby Cobra:
Smooth lines on the hood. The thin black stripe had to go in this version, but the SNOT air scoop is still there.

The new rear end:
The tail lights are “borrowed” from Karsten’s VW Bus.

So curvy…

And another front view:

Evolution of the snake:
V2.0 and V2.2 of my 4-wide Lego Shelby Cobra 427 – I had to use the black V2.1 model for V2.2, but the dark blue V2.0 is still here.

MOCpages Backup: Bugatti 16.4 Veyron V1.1/V1.2 (4-Wide)

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Bugatti 16.4 Veyron V1.1/V1.2 (4-Wide)

A new colour scheme and some new details for my 4-wide Bugatti 16.4 Veyron.

V1.1: A little update for the Veyron. You can see the previous version here.

Side view: I’ve finally had an idea how to get the bigger rims on the Veyron.

Rear right view: Round tiles for the tail lights and a chrome silver tile for the exhaust.

Bird’s eye view: The front grill is now chrome silver instead of metallic silver. The whole front had to be rebuilt for the new wheels with the other set of wheel holders.

The blue/silver (blue/grey) one does still exist.

Family meeting: I haven’t got a 2nd set of the chrome wheels, yet. I think the grey ones look cool, too.

The rear end has been updated on the blue/grey one, too.

Bonus photo: Another bird’s eye view

So this is V1.1 of my 4-wide LEGO Bugatti 16.4 Veyron. I hope you like it :-))

Update October 1, 2012:
Darker windows for the black/blue model: A mix of trans-black and black parts instead of the dark grey ones.

Update May 12, 2014:
V1.2 of the 4-wide Lego Bugatti Veyron – A new front and a new windshield, thanks to the new 1×2 “half bow” parts.

Nothing new on the rear end, but still cool.

Bonus picture: The “secret” of the front end

MOCpages Backup: Ferrari F40 V1.2 (4-Wide)

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Ferrari F40 in 4-wide with new design on the rear end, including diffusor.

This is another update for my 4-wide F40 (the last one for now). I got all the parts that I wanted for V1.1, but watching some photos I realized, that the rear still didn’t look right:

The rear end of the real F40 is almost flat with a diffusor in the middle. So I included this detail on my F40. I also played a little with the colours in the middle part. I finally decided to put a black background behind the tail lights and a dark grey one behind the grill.

Side view: I changed the 1×4 bracket on the rear end by two 2×2 brackets to get rid of the small gap under the bracket. First I didn’t like the black plates behind the tail lights in this view, but they looked so cool in the rear view that I kept them. And finally, I got the black 1×2 cheese wedges with the grill for the rear window.

Bonus picture: New (old) front view, heavily influenced by Rhys’ 5-wide F40

Update November 16, 2012:
A new set of grey rims for the F40So this is V1.2 of my 4-wide LEGO Ferrari F40

MOCpages Backup: Porsche 911, Model 964, V1.2 / V1.3 (4-Wide)

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V1.2 and V1.3 of my 4-wide Porsche 911, model 964, including a new front and a new roof line.

Time for a new version of this German classic sports car.

Even after my V1.1 I still wasn’t 100% satisfied with the iconic shape of the classic Porsche 911. The sillhoutte was too long, especially the roof section and the front.

So I tried some more designs and this is the result (for now) ;-))

This model really was waiting for the white 1×4 bow… I mainly bought 31006 for these parts and the 1×2 “grill wedges”


Here you can see the evolution of my 4-wide 911: V1.0, V1.1 and V1.2 (top 1st).

No changes on the rear end

I love this view. It looks so 911 on this one ;-))

Another rear side view.

And again: The new profile.

So this is V1.2 of my 4-wide LEGO Porsche 911, Model 964. I hope you like it :-))

Update March 28, 2013: V1.3
With V1.2 posted a few days ago I had an idea for a new rear end.
As the change isn’t really big I decided to update this page instead of posting a new one. So this is it:
A new SNOTty rear bumper with a “half plate offset”.

Side view:
New SNOT side panels to match the height of the front and rear bumper.

So this is V1.3 of my 4-wide LEGO Porsche 911, Model 964. I hope you like this one, too :-))

And last, but not least, for my fellow LEGO purists:

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DECLARATION OF PURITY

Foreign parts: No
Cut flextube or pneumatic hose: No
Other cut or modified parts: No
Custom chrome: No
Custom stickers or decals: No
Cut Lego stickers: No
Paint: No
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