Claas Xerion

Following my soft spot for cutting edge farming machines in terms of design and functions I made an adaption of the Claas Xerion. This one was built in addition to the John Deere Forwarder I presented previously.

The challenge was to make it minifig-suitable, that means quite small. In addition I wanted to incorporate the rotating cabin.

(click the image to see the rotation in action)

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In addition here are the break down shots if you would like to build your own version or just see how the construction looks like.

John Deere Forwarder 1910 G (re-design)

A redesign of a creation from 2010.

Now with more accuracy, details and functions:

  • dual wheel suspension
  • rotating and leveling cabin
  • retractable front blade/stabilizer
  • balljoint axle connection between the engine and the trailer
  • boom arm
  • replaceable boom heads, this version features a timber milling machine
  • versatile load space

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LC-01

Another robot adaption from Ghost in the Shell. This one is from the Arise series. The original is called a Logicoma, which derives from Logistics Conveyer Machine. The challenge was to make the robot minifig size, while being able to fully retract as seen on screen.

I have a full gallery of breakdown shots if you are interested. Shoot me a mail for details.

Think Tank Building Instructions now available!

After days of labour (much more than I thought) my newest project is finished.

I have been working on the building instructions of my interpretation of the famous 6-legged Think Tank robot from Ghost in the Shell‘s climatic showdown. Now available for sale for anyone who wants to build their own version. It’s on demand, just shoot me a [mail].

  • Changes to the prior version have been made in order to replace all custom parts by ‘normal’ parts.
  • The instructions also contain alternative versions of parts where rare parts have been used.

Making instructions is quite some work if done manually. Considering the building steps like preparing all the images, editing them, creating and editing the parts list, concept and layout of the design and much more is a big project. Despite the labour, it was a great experience and helped me develop skills for other projects to come.

FYI: Any reward from this project will directly flow into the next projects.

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Featured at TBB: Ghost in the Shell’s intimidating Fuchikoma

A great rendition accompanied by a unique custom paint job and a fantastic presentation from Ray Leung can be found here.


Sidenote: The best minicsale Alakuneda up-to-date is the Version by Sasapon IMO

John Deere Forwarder

You might already know that I have a soft spot for state of the art land machines. The first machine I saw when I was about 10 years old was a Mercedes Benz tractor MB 1000. I really liked the unconventional and stylish design.
When doing the brick thing I came across the John Deere Forwarder back in 2010 and made a brick version. Now I managed to make some better photos alongside an interactive digital 360° view for anyone interested.

 

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Disclaimer: The Forwarder is my interpretation. Copyright of the original source material of course owned by John Deere.

Star Wars microscale models

These Star Wars models from the Freemaker Adventures and Rogue One were commissioned exclusively by Blocks magazine and have been showcased in issue 22 & 27 in 2016. The Freemaker ships have also been featured at The Brothers Brick.

 

 

There are digital versions of the Eclipse [micro] and the Scavenger [micro] available.

 

-Cole

 

Disclaimer: The Star Wars models are my interpretations. Copyright of the original source material of course owned by Disney and Lukas Films.