The long wait is over – instructions are published for the reworked 42069 Extreme Adventure full RC mod!
This is the remote control modification of the LEGO® Technic 42075 First Responder. This time instead of more powerful and expensive components this mod uses only the Power Functions elements of the set 42075 RC Tracked Racer with a few other extra pieces and it is still very fun to play with 🙂
I would like to present you the motorized remote control mods of the LEGO® Technic 42077 Rally Car. There are two upgrades available, 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive with additional extras.
I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas with this video and thank you for your support!
The Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem received additional rc functions with the lights and the motorized trailer, controlled by 2 SBricks. The light sequences of the container are also controlled by one of the SBricks. The trailer has 2 Power Functions L motors built in. Also tested with M motors but they could not handle the load. Please note that this is a test RC mod, so there won’t be any instructions for the time being. I’m planning to do a proper rc conversion and I’ll share that one in details.
The upgraded container interior is based on the following alternate build of 40223:
Lego Technic 42078 Mack Anthem review updates and RC mod with SBrick
– Updates/correction of my review
– RC mod with Power Functions and SBrick
This is my first proof of concept RC mod of the 42078 Mack Anthem truck with Power Functions Servo motor and L motor, controlled via SBrick. I’ve also posted some updates and correction of my review published yesterday. I was informed via the comments how to properly operate the crane so I did a test again and apparently the whole structure is much more stable when the trailer is connected to the truck. As you can see I’m not an experienced crane operator or truck driver but I’m learning quickly 🙂
The 50th Baja 1000 off-road race will take place next week so I wanted to create a Lego tribute video to this fantastic event. The best vehicle to choose was agrof’s class 1 unlimited buggy which is a great build, highly recommended to everyone! As usual I made some modifications, the car is upgraded with 2 buggy motors and 2 BuWizz units. It also has 2 SBricks added so I can swap the BuWizz units with Lego battery boxes. My version lacks the fine details of the original vehicle as I was afraid to loose parts at high speed 🙂
Many thanks to agrof for the opportunity to see his car and for his help making this video.
You can find the original build here with instructions:
You can find below some images of the car and the description of the changes I made.
Obviously the biggest change was to swap the 2 L motors with buggy motors. To integrate the buggy motors I had to rework the rear suspension as well. The IR receivers were replaced with SBricks.
This car was created for my Halloween stop motion animation. I had a 41999 black and white replica built from a 9398 set with the big power puller wheels. I also happened to have a big box of Bionicle parts that were ideal to turn the car into a proper zombie hunter. I did not want to modify the original chassis if possible, rather adding some extra functions. I added a spinning blade to the front, alternating side blades powered by an M motor, and a rear spinning swatter / mallet combination powered by another M motor. Here are some additional pictures of the vehicle:
Building instructions for my remote control mod of the 42033 + 42034 Extreme Off-Roader set using additional parts from 42035. Part inventory can be found on Rebrickable.
I’d like to share a small but agile creation – the remote control mod of the 42033 + 42034 Extreme Off-Roader combined set. Additional parts (mostly for steering) were used only from the set 42035 Mining truck.
The sets and Power Functions components are:
- 42033 Record Breaker – http://ebay.to/2xkA3DO — http://amzn.to/2zmrWo
- 42034 Quad bike – http://ebay.to/2fiyVqo — http://amzn.to/2zki9Qh
- 42035 Mining Truck – http://ebay.to/2xxHpo7 — http://amzn.to/2yb01Hv
- PF L motor (drive) – http://ebay.to/2wF3Kgc — http://amzn.to/2zlJtxD
- PF Servo motor (steering) – http://ebay.to/2x89pP0 — http://amzn.to/2ApqzGf
- PF Lights – http://ebay.to/2x8jueR — http://amzn.to/2zmfHZK
There are multiple options for the remote control:
- PF Rechargeable Battery box (8878) – http://ebay.to/2xkDw53 — http://amzn.to/2zBunqJ
or AAA Battery box (88000) – http://ebay.to/2xjTbBV — http://amzn.to/2zmZAuS
- PF IR reciever (8884) – http://ebay.to/2y5KkRV — http://amzn.to/2y7WDgd
or Sbrick – http://ebay.to/2eDtXUu — http://amzn.to/2AnwHyN
- Buwizz – http://buwizz.com
For the video I used the 8878+SBrick combination as the control was easier with an USB gamepad through the SBrickcontroller app. It turned out to be a very fun little car, pretty quick considering the size. Enjoy the video!
Disclaimer – if you make a purchase of the parts/sets listed above on Ebay or Amazon then you’ll also contribute to my future Lego projects.