After building the 42069 Extreme Adventure set the next challenge was to motorize it. Luckily the set has a spacious internal structure, it is pretty easy to squeeze in several Power Functions components. The aim was to add the Power Functions parts without taking apart the set completely or to change the original structure, so obviously there are more elegant ways to hide all the motors and to upgrade the suspension and the drive train. The list of the added elements:
Heading to the track day with the Lego Ford F-150 Raptor & the Ford Model A
Let’s celebrate the 4th of July with these great American muscle cars!
The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed started today. Lego brought a nice surprise there – a life-sized replica of the McLaren 720S. I decided to create a small scene with the McLaren and some other Speed Champions racers at Goodwood:
I created a short video to show you how the Lava scene of the Darth’s Angels photo series was created. It’s a quick demonstration of the scene arrangement, the light setup and the smoke effect.
The 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans will start in a couple of hours, will you watch the race? Do you think Ford can repeat last year’s victory?
I’d like to share with you my biggest project so far – Darth’s Angels. I had the idea to create custom motorcycles for the Star Wars buildable figures ever since my son got his first set. As I realized the Stormtrooper fits perfectly on the 42036 Street Motorcycle, especially on the B model. That was the first step, and after a few weeks of building, refining and constructing the photo scene finally I managed to create the shot I imagined:
For this Lava shot I had to collect around ~6000 round plates and pins 🙂 I’ll share a separate post about the techniques used for the photo because it was quite a nice challenge 🙂
Three custom motorcycles were created for Darth Vader and the two Stormtroopers. I wanted to add an extra twist to the build so all of the motorcycles are using pieces only from specific sets.
Darth Vader’s bike – 42036 Street Motorcycle + 42050 Drag Racer
First Stormtrooper bike – 42036 Street Motorcycle + 42039 24 Hours Race Car
Second Stormtrooper bike – 42036 Street Motorcycle + 42045 Hydroplane Racer + 42047 Police Interceptor
A video presentation of the motorcycles:
More photos of the gang – with a special guest:
A little fun project from the weekend – we built some Lego Technic fidget spinners together with my son. Check out the results and the instructions in the video below:
When I built the upgraded 42050 Drag Racer I wanted to film the race between the two versions, so I needed to have the start system of the drag racers so called “Christmas tree”. This device has multiple versions for the different types of races, I decided to make the following one: