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I first became interested in building motorized lego MOCs when I discovered Power Functions some years ago. In the beginning after my lego dark ages, I was merely a designer, but I always wanted design to work with functionality. It was not until December 2012 I achieved this goal with TwinBolt, my first car.

Now I'm really hooked!

So I'm curious...how did you begin your motorized journey?

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| May 19, 2013, 5:16 am
The first time I got a LEGO motor was when I got the 8735 Power Pack Motor Set way back when I got the 8437 Future Car set. That must be nearly 15 years ago now.

The set that started me off motorising my own LEGO models was the 8275 Motorised Bulldozer. That was about 6 or 7 years ago. After that I got more Power Functions parts and it just went from there.
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| May 20, 2013, 6:39 am
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Quoting peter wright
The first time I got a LEGO motor was when I got the 8735 Power Pack Motor Set way back when I got the 8437 Future Car set. That must be nearly 15 years ago now.

The set that started me off motorising my own LEGO models was the 8275 Motorised Bulldozer. That was about 6 or 7 years ago. After that I got more Power Functions parts and it just went from there.


Excellent! Now when you mention it, I actually remember the old 9v from the early 90's. The first motor I used was from the 845 set from 1992 :) Thanks for reminding me! I was only seven at the time.

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| May 20, 2013, 10:36 am
First off, thank you for the invitation. I've seen motorized builds over the years, most recently Dave's fine rides, and would enjoy trying to build my own. Sadly though I do not currently own any motorized parts at this time, boo-hoo. I'm sure that will change soon enough and then we'll have to see what I can come up with.
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| May 22, 2013, 10:38 am
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Quoting Mike Johnson
First off, thank you for the invitation. I've seen motorized builds over the years, most recently Dave's fine rides, and would enjoy trying to build my own. Sadly though I do not currently own any motorized parts at this time, boo-hoo. I'm sure that will change soon enough and then we'll have to see what I can come up with.


Thank you Mike! Everything has a beginning and I'm actually quite new to motorizing myself. Like you, I've seen motorized creations for some years, and only recently collecting inspiration and parts. Take your time, create something awesome and I'll be among the first to acknowledge it.

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| May 22, 2013, 11:01 am
The moment the IR receiver and remote where available at Lego Shop I knew I had to buy them.
My previous motorized creations were always wired.
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| July 1, 2013, 11:16 am
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Quoting Sebeus I
The moment the IR receiver and remote where available at Lego Shop I knew I had to buy them.
My previous motorized creations were always wired.


Remote control is a precious thing, no doubt about it, and you don't wanna go back. But I still have fond memories of my first wired creations from many years ago.
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| July 2, 2013, 5:56 pm
First attempt was the 8860 Technic from 1980. There were instructions for motorising it with the 4.5V motor & gear reduction box. I only had the motor though, so had to improvise with standard gears to get the necessary gear reduction.

It moved slow as anything, but a good learning experience :-)

Jennifer
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| December 17, 2013, 8:03 pm
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Quoting Jennifer Clark
First attempt was the 8860 Technic from 1980. There were instructions for motorising it with the 4.5V motor & gear reduction box. I only had the motor though, so had to improvise with standard gears to get the necessary gear reduction.

It moved slow as anything, but a good learning experience :-)

Jennifer


That really is some old school motorizing :) Awesome!

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| December 18, 2013, 9:42 am
Monorail.
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