Fully independent suspension, steering, roll cages, fierce paint job... what else does an off road junkie need?
About this creation
Following the Bachuru Mobile, yet another Blue/Yellow Creation rocks my Lego world...or something like that, but less cheesy. Enjoy!
The front, jam packed with stuff.
The side, still pretty decked out.
The back, with half the bumper torn off and replace with technique roll cage.
I took another side shot because...yeah I dunno. I give up!
Fog lights and hook.
Antenna, windshield wipers and scuba intake.
Truck bed roll cage and netting to keep stuff in even if the tailgate falls off. It hasn't yet, but I figured I should go all out. Needed more weight to get the stiff shocks working anyway.
Trunk stuffs From left to right: Water canister, oil canister, extra gas, 2 spare tires, tools.
Half loaded trunk.
Fully openable doors, with window frame this time!
Nicely detailed custom V-6 turbo.
No clue what the normal one has. Same deal with the interior, both are fully custom.
Functional rollcage is functional.
Upon typing this caption, I realized I forgot the skid plate...dang.
Easy access roof. Try saying that 10 times fast.
Fun fact: 70% of people who read the previous caption attempted to say 'easy access roof' ten times fast.
Steering wheel, full pedal system, full guage cluster, radio, ac/heat, glove box... etc.
Fun Fact 2: 20% of statistics are made up on-the-spot. Yes, like this one.
Hear me Lego: Make medium stiffness shocks! DX
Blargh... originally this had soft shocks, but they were too weak. So I swapped them out for stiff ones, and now my truck weighs more than most of my other cars. And it still cant handle the stiff shocks.
Even more suspension
Holy random-photo-view, Toyota Hilux Man!
More action shots
Rescu-ing some random buffalo plushie. Or was it a bison?
Some of my favorite headlights. Ever. No doubt about it.
This is just great man! It reminds me the garage car chase from the Tango & Cash movie.
Thnx for commenting on my latest KITT creation pal. I forgot to embed the video. Now I still embedded the video. In case you've seen it, I hope you enjoyed it. Otherwise you can watch the video on my page.
I love Toyota Hiluxes! Especially this one. Lots of detail.
TO solve the shocks problem is LEGO made some weaker shocks that doesn't have that bunched up part in the middle of the spring and it is alot softer. 4 of them came with the 2002 RC buggy although the shocks are red.
Great work though :)
I live in far north Idaho, and we see trucks like this all the time. Although of course the paint is never as clean and bright as your model's...:) The body work says 'toyota' from a mile away--great job on the front section. I admire the opening doors as well, but the chassis/steering/suspension just wins. Excellent work. I was trying to build a dodge prowler 16wide last weekend, you know they have exposed suspension--I couldn't get the suspension to work, let alone the steering! Congratulations on an awesome truck--now go buy yourself a real one and drive it over a mountain somewhere! -matthew-
Awesome! This reminds me a lot of the big yellow pickup truck set, (I don't remember the number but I'm sure you know which one I'm talking about), but I can tell that this one is WAYYY better. You're right, the headlights look fantastic, and the paint job is great. Awesome work!
Excellent truck - I love the functions and the paint job. And your write-ups crack me up... Now about the shocks: there's a couple of ways around your problem. I tend to use two or even three softies per wheel or sliding toggles and elastic bands (infinitely adjustable!) or, if you've only got the stiff ones, find a way to get the lower mount further from the wheel along the wishbone - you'll gain travel and compliance.