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Technic buildings are in my opinion the most mathematical in Lego. If you don't calculate something you'll "brake a piece".

The most complex parts are calculating forces and speeds and structures strenght.

So, when you need to calculate forces and speeds, you must be sure that you can't have a gearbox with 1000 outputs because of friction. Even a 5+R gearbox can have a lot of friction.


I'll continue the comment later...
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| August 12, 2013, 7:43 am
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right now i don't care about gearboxes and stuff like that . i just want to know about the body and interior.;D
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| August 12, 2013, 8:23 am
Quoting sam the first
right now i don't care about gearboxes and stuff like that . i just want to know about the body and interior.;D

For the body, one of the most important parts IMO is piece efficiency: Avoid stacking beams, keep panelling neat yet thorough, and gaps in the bodywork are okay. If you try to fill the bodywork completely with stacked beams and excessive panels, any gaps will stand out too much and look bad. Not to mention that piece efficiency helps keep down the weight of the vehicle, which makes it generally perform better.
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| August 13, 2013, 2:05 pm
Now, in terms of structuring chassis and stuff like that, you must care about simple, light and strong:
-Simple because it you use too many pieces wich aren't exactly necessary, your build will amost surely disassemble itself while testing his strengt.
-Light, because it is the best way of keeping it simple. You’ll have to use fewer pieces and most of them must be beams and the simple “connector peg with friction”.
-Strong, because that’s what you want in any Technic build.

My advice is to use the bodywork as the whole structure.

I’m building a new car, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, revealed some months ago wich is based in simple, light and strong wich use the bodywork as the structure. Check it out here: http://mocpages.com/moc.php/357953
Next comment will be about bodywork…
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| August 19, 2013, 5:44 pm
When you start thinking about building the bodywork, you must firstly look for panels. The question must be “What’s the most similar panel with this design?”.
After comparing the panels you have with the panels you need, you must look at parts of your project witch can’t be built with panels, but with beams or axles. If possible you should choose beams, because they look quite better and are much stronger than axles. You must find the best beam to fix the body to the chassis. Usually, 3x5 90degree beam is the best choice.
After fixing your panels and beams to the chassis, you can go to minor problems of the build and small details of your build.
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| September 4, 2013, 6:27 am
think ahead! As been said: simple, light, strong, the least possible pieces...

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| September 19, 2013, 2:11 pm
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