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Giant LEGO Bulldozer kit 856 (3D Printed)

winchymattwinchymatt UKMember Posts: 18
Here is my latest giant 3D printed Lego build!! enjoy :)



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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,807
    You guys get crazier each time. I'll have to remember that trick about a 24 mm drill bit inside a technic hole. The motors looked great.

    As to the bearings, I do something similar for train wheels on real lego. MR52ZZ bearings fit perfectly inside a technic hole, and lego metal axes for train wheels go through the bearing and hold tight. Much lower friction than purist solution.
    winchymatt
  • winchymattwinchymatt UKMember Posts: 18
    Oh thanks!!

    yeah its not entirely pure but at this scale bearings although not essentail do help!!

    pls feel free to share :)
  • mr_bennmr_benn United KingdomMember Posts: 834
    Just tremendous, love it!  

    winchymatt
  • Speedman29Speedman29 UKMember Posts: 1,298
    Another amazing build. Where do you go from here though?

    My first Technic set was #8841 Dune Buggy, I'd love to see your huge version of one of my favorite sets. Its similar to the go-cart you built first, but with the added complication of a single cylinder engine with moving piston, the tolerances on the square piston might be tricky. The other trouble area with the build I had as an eight year old was the toothed connectors that make up the windscreen frame and rollcage, the teeth would often strip off.
    winchymatt
  • winchymattwinchymatt UKMember Posts: 18
    Where do I go from here!!! 

    I dont know, I have some ideas for more Technic stuff but I may take a departure for a while.. I’ve never seen that dune buggy kit.. I’m amazed! Looks like it could be fun for a kit big enough for someone to sit on
    Speedman29
  • Addicted2OxygenAddicted2Oxygen Somewhere behind all the boxes of LegoMember Posts: 316
    So awesome. I had a giant grin on my face for the whole video. It still blows my mind that you can 3D print this. 
    winchymatt
  • winchymattwinchymatt UKMember Posts: 18
    Thank you
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,702
    Where do I go from here!!! 

    I dont know, I have some ideas for more Technic stuff but I may take a departure for a while.. I’ve never seen that dune buggy kit.. I’m amazed! Looks like it could be fun for a kit big enough for someone to sit on
    It’s a no brainer, #8860.  Please.

    Good effort.  :o)
    winchymatttomahawkerpharmjod
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,807
    Or something like #42044. Small enough so not too many parts but still interesting. Can printed parts be bent like they need ot for this one?

  • winchymattwinchymatt UKMember Posts: 18
    Well, you could print the bendable parts in semiflex.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,241
    winchymatt
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 737
    Large scale GBC?
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,877
    @winchymatt you may have said before, but do you have your own 3d printer or just access to a commercial one? What is the actual cost of a project like that, just from a raw materials perspective.
  • winchymattwinchymatt UKMember Posts: 18
    pharmjod said:
    @winchymatt you may have said before, but do you have your own 3d printer or just access to a commercial one? What is the actual cost of a project like that, just from a raw materials perspective.
    Hi, I have two Taz 6 printers. The raw material cost would be about £550 to £600.
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,877
    Thanks! I would love to see a video of the printer in action making one of the large bricks and or gears. That would be cool.
    gmonkey76
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,807
    Sped up, of course!

  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,877
    edited May 2018
    Excellent. Thanks! I'll check them out. The whole process of 3D printing is fascinating to me.
    winchymatt
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