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Land Rover Tow Truck . The 8846 Technic Tow Truck from 1982 always did look a bit like a Land Rover... . Built for Lugnuts' build challenge 'Overhaulin' Lego sets' on Flickr. This is a complete re-work of the 8846 set, keeping all that great models' features, adding some more and making it look more like the Land Rover it always wanted to be. Things open, which is nice... the 'show' engine is fairly basic because I only had a 1 brick depth to work with - under it is the working steering, pendular front suspension and front winch mechanism. It's a terrifically exciting 4 cylinder diesel.... An interior, slightly. The steering wheel's not connected (HOG steering only by the yellow light on the roof), but the knob next to it operates the front winch. Land Rovers are famed for their roll-free cornering, in the same way as 2CVs... It's very handy to have a tow truck around with all these old Citroens about the place... ... although either that 5CV is heavier than it looks or the rear suspension (live axle on trailing arms) is a bit soft! 8846 was the first small Technic set to pack in the features, and I've done the same with this. The car carrier raises and lowers and the rear crane-mounted winch both work from handwheels on the sides. Underside in all it's geartasticness... Chassis design is completely different to 8846 but it's the same size (12 studs wide) and the principle's the same. 30 years of progress... maybe. I've tried to make it look like the Defender 90 short wheelbase version of the classic Land Rover, and fiddled with 8846's proportions to suit, although it's the same overall length. With thanks to Ape Fight, who made this yonks ago but I remembered it as I was making mine. This was fun to make, thanks for watching!


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