Tuesday, October 8, 2013

MOC: Unfinished TT inspired truck

Been a while since I've posted a new LEGO MOC but I finally got round to taking some pictures (And a video) of my latest one.

It has pendular suspension at the front but no suspension at the rear. It has working lights at the front and a working fake V12 engine mounted in the middle. It also has a two way gear box that either goes to the engine or to the back however it isn't actually connected to anything, now you see where the "Unfinished" part came from. As for the reason well I just ran out of pieces. It would have be cool to put my motorised railgun on there but I definitely don't have enough pieces for that.

The front suspension is from here:

http://sariel.pl/2009/01/mini-steered-suspension/

Couldn't have made it without that suspension design. Thank you Sariel.  :)

On to the pictures:










And the video:



And thats it. Thanks for reading.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A blast from the past, Some of my older MOCs, Part 4

This time we will take a look at some of my older Technic MOCs. I seem to have quite a few that I haven't posted here so I thought I'd post them in this "series" along with my other old MOCs.

First up is my AP40 Half-Track:


This was one of the larger Technic MOCs I've made which used two battery boxes, two XL motors, two M motors and two IR receivers. This was I think the only Technic MOC I've made that uses two battery boxes and two XL motors as one of the battery boxes and one of the XL motors are from my 8275 Motorized Bulldozer. I try not to do that any more as it takes to much work to be honest.

This is one of the many MOCs I've made that I want to build again but a lot better. This one would be one of the hardest to do mainly because of the tracks but one day hopefully.

Next up is my AP12X Monster Truck:


It may not seem it but this is possibly one of the most influential Technic MOCs I've made as it really was the start of the way I now make the bodies for my Technic vehicles. Before this I used LEGO bricks for the body which made the model heavier as well as bulkier compared to using plates.

It was also the start of me trying out different designs for suspension without using the actual suspension parts that LEGO make. I'll be honest it really didn't work very well but it was the beginning of how I build vehicle bodies now so that's something right?

Right I think we'll leave it there for today. On the current MOCs front I still haven't decided what to make next, I have a idea for a MOC but I'm not sure whether I'll be able to make it yet... In any case see you next time.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

MOC: Motorised railgun

Hello all. Well I finally got round to taking some pictures of my latest Technic MOC, A motorised railgun. It was mostly inspired by the railgun on Metal Gear Rex from the MGS series. It uses a XL motor to rotate the platform a full 360 degrees and a M motor to move the railgun up and down. It also has a couple of PF lights for the railgun barrel. I quite like the way the actual railgun looks but that's just me. Not much else to say about this one really, On with the pictures:







And a video of it:


And that's it. Hoe you liked it and I'll see you next time.

Monday, March 25, 2013

A blast from the past, Some of my older MOCs, Part 3

Hello again and welcome to part 3 of a look back at some of my older MOCs. You know in a sense it's a shame that I didn't take any pictures of the MOCs I made before all these, On the other hand maybe it's a good thing. In any case lets take a look at a couple more.

First up this time is the AP50 Super Battleship:


The whole idea behind this one was to basically make a really long spaceship which at around 4ft long I think I succeeded on that front. With it being a Super Battleship I thought it appropriate to arm it well and with 6 main guns and one beam turret at the rear I think I did well there too.

Another thing to note is that I did start making this in MLCad using the LDraw parts library. I also posted progress pictures here on this blog:

http://apemaxslegomocs.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/moc-ap50-battleship.html

Right up next is the AP38 Fighter Plane:


For a while I wanted to build a aeroplane like the de Havilland Mosquito and this was my attempt at something similar. As you can see it is a twin engined propeller fighter with retractable landing gear, opening bomb bay doors and working Ailerons.

The second oldest LEGO aeroplane I've made that I have pictures of, the oldest being my AP17 Aries which is in part 2 of this series of blog posts.

And that raps up this post. There's still more of my older LEGO MOCs to come so stick around and you never know I may actually finish my current LEGO MOC...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A blast from the past, Some of my older MOCs, Part 2

Hello again. Time for some more older MOCs I've done. This next one you may have heard of before as it was part of the inspiration for my AP17X Super Aries.

(you can find that here: http://apemaxslegomocs.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/moc-ap17x-super-aries.html)

Here it is, my AP17 Aries:

Sorry about the poor quality photo, I was using a camera on a phone.

As you can see it is a VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) aircraft with both propeller and jet engines. The inspiration for this came from the PS3 game Resistance: Fall of Man. This was built after I played it. Some day I want to rebuild this but maybe a bit bigger and with proper colours.

More pictures on the MOCpages page here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/131990

Next up is my first space ship collection.


This is a collection of small MOCs that I've made in a few minutes that didn't really warrant there own page. There's all sorts of influences here including Wipeout, R-Type, Star Wars, plus some stuff I just made up.

More pictures on the MOCpages page here: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/149921

And that's the end of another post. There's still plenty more MOCs to post so come back soon to see more of my older MOCs.

Friday, March 15, 2013

A blast from the past, Some of my older MOC's, Part 1

Hello everyone. Seeing as I haven't posted anything in a while I thought I'd have a bit of nostalgic moment and post some of my older MOC's that I made before starting this blog. Be aware that most of the pictures will be at least a bit blurry because I was using a camera on a phone.

So on to the first one which I think is the first LEGO model I took pictures of which is my AP5 Drag Racer:



This was one of the first vehicles I made that had working steering and rear suspension. This actually started out life as a kind of buggy. The rear section stayed the same but I added the long front to make it a dragster. Finally a link to the MOCpages page with more pictures: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/131417

Next up is my attempt at a Life size Helghast Assault Rifle from Killzone:


The only life size gun I built in LEGO that I took photos of (mainly because the others weren't very good). This has a couple of features I'm quite proud of first being the ability to load LEGO shotgun shells the same way it actually works in the first Killzone game. It's a shame they got rid of the secondary fire from the guns in KZ 2 and 3 but that's getting a bit of topic.

The second feature is you can actually reload the ammo magazine (Or cylinder, or can, or whatever it's called) the same way it works in the game. Finally a link to the MOCpages page with more pictures: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/131422

Right I think I'll stop there so this post doesn't get to long. Will continue posting these in parts until i run out of older MOCs to do. Hopefully I'll have some new LEGO MOCs to show you soon...