Tag Archives: bulldozer

D11T Dozer

Lego RC Caterpillar D11T Bulldozer

Caterpillar’s D11T bulldozer has appeared here in Lego form numerous times over the years (you can use the search bar at the foot of each page to look up past D11Ts, or anything else that takes your fancy!), and this may well be the best incarnation of the enormous earthmover yet.

Built by previous bloggee Sheo, this 1:24 scale behemoth is a marvel of Lego engineering. Underneath the incredibly realistic exterior is a fully remote controlled drivetrain and blade/ripper, whilst pendular suspension allows the model to drive smoothly over bumps and a cunning planetary subcontractor design enables realistic skid steering. There’s also a motorised access ladder, LED lights and an automatic track tensioning system too.

There’s more to see of Sheo’s incredible Caterpillar D11T at his Flickr photostream, where you can also find a link to watch a video of the model in action. Click the link above to make the jump and take a look.

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Elven Eviction

Lego Caterpillar D11T Bulldozer RC

All was quite in The Lego Car Blog Towers this morning. The Elves were asleep in their cage room and we were quietly watching the Monaco Grand Prix qualifying, er… we mean working studiously in the office.

And then came the sound of several soft thuds, kind of like a series of bean-bags falling off a table, followed by great Elven rage. Sigh.

A wander down to the cage room revealed the cause, where an enterprising Elf had returned early in the morning whilst its colleagues were still asleep, and promptly driven a remote control bulldozer through the Elves’ cages – much to its own amusement – pushing them out and onto the floor below. Cue the Elven rage.

Unable to escape by riding atop the ‘dozer due to its limited speed, the unhappily awoken Elves had caught their attacker and were trying to feed him into the VHS machine. Mr. Airhorn was deployed to restore calm (which definitely awoke any Elves fortunate enough to avoid the original incident) and we’ve now taken control of the offending vehicle.

Lego Caterpillar D11T Bulldozer RC

And what a vehicle! Based on the Caterpillar D11t bulldozer, Piotr K‘s creation is a superb example of how to utilise both Power Functions and pneumatics.

Two Power Functions L Motors drive the tracks, which are suspended by a pendular equaliser bar, whilst three M Motors power the pneumatic systems, with one driving an on-board compressor (with an auto shut-off) and the other two activating the pneumatic valves. This gives Piotr’s model a continual supply of compressed air to power the huge front blade and the rear-mounted ripper which can be operated remotely via LEGO’s IR system.

It’s very neatly engineered set-up and one that works – as the Elves found out – really effectively. You can see more images and read about the build on MOCpages via the link above, plus you watch the model in action via the YouTube video below.

YouTube Video

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Red Russian

Lego DT-75 Bulldozer

This magnificent DT-75 vintage Belarusian bulldozer comes from TLCB favourite Jakeof_, and it’s glorious! But then, we are sometimes a bit odd here at TLCB, as obscure pieces of agricultural machinery from behind the Iron Curtain shouldn’t really excite anyone. If you’re as sad as us though you can see more of Jakeof_‘s excellent recreation at his photostream via the link above.

Lego DT-75 Tractor

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Well Groomed

Piste Basher 01

“Well Groomed” is an epithet hardly ever applied to The Lego Car Blog Elves. Bickering, fighting and speaking a strange guttural Elvish language often leaves our workforce looking as though they’ve been asking for directions in Wales.

However, Samuel Wharfe has produced this very nicely turned out Snow Groomer (Piste Basher if you’re British) using just the parts from the 42038 Arctic Truck. Samuel has produced a neat, good looking vehicle from possibly one of the strangest and ugliest Technic sets of all time. He has also included several of the most important working functions.

There’s a raising & lowering tail, to produce the smooth “corduroy” lines in the snow that early bird skiers enjoy. There’s a lifting & lowering bulldozer blade, which can also be swivelled in order to sculpt the features in the snowpark. Lastly, there’s a winch to enable the machine to wind itself up the steepest of slopes. In reality, the cables on these winches can be over 1.5km long and swing about a lot. Piste bashing is done at night (when nobody is supposed to be skiing) and the cables make moonlight skiing in modern resorts a high risk sport.

Click these links to see more photos and details on Flickr or to join in the discussion on Eurobricks.

Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Micro Machines

Lego Micro Machines

We’re on a bit of a nostalgia trip here in TLCB office. If you were a child of the 1990s you probably remember Micro Machines; a gloriously diverse range of tiny (but quite detailed) plastic vehicles released from 1987 until the mid-’90s. This particular TLCB writer only had around five – possibly second-hand, and had totally forgotten they existed until today’s find, but even so the sight of the little creations pictured here brought childhood memories flooding back.

Whilst we reminise about summers in the park, VHS tapes, riding with stabilisers, and that one inappropriate uncle, you can check out the wonderfully inventive micro-scale vehicles built by Flickr’s Keko007 at his photostream. There’s a car, an articulated container truck, a tractor and trailer, a combine harvester, a bulldozer, and an excavator, all of which brilliantly demonstrate what can be done with just a handful of little plastic bricks.

Lego Microscale Vehicles

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Big Cat’s Back

Lego Caterpillar D11t Remote Control Bulldozer

Davy Linden’s incredible (and enormous) Caterpillar D11t bulldozer was featured here at TLCB last year, and if you thought it couldn’t get any more amazing, it just has!

Previously a static display piece, Davy has since added two Power Functions XL motors (one for each track), a pneumatic compressor powered by an L motor, and four Servo motor powered pneumatic switches to control a range of working functions, including the huge front blade’s height and title angle, and the operation of the rear ripper. There are two SBrick’s enabling bluetooth control via a mobile device as well as full LED lighting.

There’s lots more to see at Davy’s photostream – click here to make the jump to Flickr.

Lego RC Bull Dozer

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , ,

Big Cat – Picture Special

Lego Caterpillar D11t Bulldozer

This incredible replica of Caterpillar’s D11t bulldozer was uncovered on Flickr. The builder is Davy Linden, and his spectacular creation is one of the finest vehicles we’ve posted in 2015.

Lego Caterpillar Bulldozer

Measuring almost a meter long and with brick-built tracks containing around 3,000 individual pieces Davy’s model is one of the largest and most intricate builds in TLCB history. There’s an extensive gallery of high quality images available to view on Flickr – click the link above to join us there.

Lego Cat Bulldozer

Tagged , , , , , ,

Dinky Dozer

Lego Bulldozer

This is, apparently, a 1963 T-100 Сталинец bulldozer. No, us neither, but as it’s been built by the wonderful Karwik we can assume it’s as close to the real vehicle as Lego bricks allow. You can see more of Karwik’s beautifully detailed machine on Flickr here.

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Swiss Army Knife

Lego Airport Truck

With the Elves still moping at the cancelation of the Top Gear TV show we’re turning to you for Lego models to feature. This one was suggested by a reader, and it’s a bit of an odd creation. At first glance it looks like a neat, but straightforward, airport tug. It’s got Power Functions remote control of course, but then so do half of the Technic creations we feature these days. But it’s far more than meets the eye.

There are three XL motors for drive, plus another two servos for the front and rear steering. And then things start to get nuts:

There are eight pneumatic cylinders – powered by compressor – that extend stabilising jacks under the chassis. Why? Because this is also a crane. And a snow plough. And a bull-dozer.

Lego Technic Airport Tug

Additional motors are used for power-take-offs (PTOs) at the front and rear, allowing a variety of different attachments to be connected using Thunderbirds-esque genius. Then there are another two pneumatic cylinders (taking the total to ten) that lift the two independent cabs up on arms so the driver/s can see over whatever it is they’ve attached to the front PTO. Oh, and twelve pairs of LED lights and another two motors for the winches.

We’re not sure that such an incredibly able vehicle exists in real life, but if it did it would probably be the only vehicle that would ever be needed. For anything. Ever. It’s all been brilliantly engineered by previous bloggee Desert752, and you can see more details of how it all works on MOCpages.

YouTube Video:

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Dozer

Lego Bulldozer

Flickr’s Lego Tobi bulldozes his way onto The Lego Car Blog with this, er, bulldozer. It’s a Liebherr PR764 and it’s loaded with Power Functions goodies. You can see more via the link above.

Tagged , , , , , , ,

Big Cat

Lego Caterpillar Bulldozer

This impressive remote control Caterpillar bulldozer is the work of friend of TLCB Dennis Bosman aka LegoTrucks. It features a whole host of technical wizardry and you can see all the photos on Flickr via the link, plus catch up on Dennis’ Master MOCer interview here.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Stig of the Dump

Lego Landfill Compactor

The Lego Car Blog is not a fan of landfills. They’re smelly, wasteful, and produce copious quantities of the global-warming contributor methane. However they are here to stay, at least for a while yet, so until they’re consigned to the history books man needs a way of moving all this waste about.

The answer is the awesome Landfill Compactor. Based on front-loader or bulldozer chassis these enormous machines look apocalyptically cool with massive metal spiked wheels and a huge front mounted blades. Perfect for hooning around a mountain of rubbish.

Jorge Gargia has built a brilliant tiny Technic version of a Caterpillar Landfill Compactor; it steers via centre articulation and features a raising and lowering blade by turning the exhaust stack. We think it’d make a great Technic introduction set. Certainly better than LEGO’s current one anyway. You can see all the photos of Jorge’s model on MOCpages here.

Tagged , , , ,

Wartime Wednesday

Lego M3A2 Half-TrackWe came down to the cage room here at The Lego Car Blog Towers to much noise this morning, where two Elves were embroiled in what may well have become a fight to the death. Meal tokens (and the occasional Smartie) are highly prized amongst our delinquent workforce, as without them they have to survive by eating the wallpaper paste left-over from the redecoration of our sumptuous boardroom. Luckily for the Elves today we’re feeling generous, so two meal tokens were distributed and we’re bringing you both of their finds.

First up (above) is a beautifully recreated M3AT Half-Track, built by Flickr’s Captain Eugene. There may be a couple of ‘Brick Arms’ pieces in there but it looks too good to ignore on a minor technicality. Today’s second creation comes from Daniel Siskind who has also recreated a World War II vehicle in mini-figure scale. His M1 Light Tractor, and those that drove them, were some of the unsung heroes of the conflict, building the ports, airfields and barracks that were needed to move and house the Allies.

You can check out both creations in further detail on Flickr via the links in the text.

Lego M1 Bulldozer

Tagged , , , , , ,

Can You Dig It?

Komatsu-500w

This massive earthmover is described as a “Super Dozer” on its manufacturers website. The real-life version has a giant, 90 cubic yard blade, enough to carry all of the TLCB Elves and a few of their friends. Jorge Garcia’s Lego version is no less impressive. This yellow Technic monster contains 5 motors, a linear actuator and a plethora of pneumatics to make its functions work. All of this is covered with a realistic version of the D575’s bodywork and travels on some brilliant custom-built tracks, based on a design by mahjqa. You can dig it by clicking this link to the D575’s MOCpages listing.

Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Oddities

Lego Bulldozer TractorKarwik, a builder of some beautifully unusual vehicles, is back with another two for your delectation. The tractor is a Mazur D-50, an odd enough vehicle on its own, but when fitted with a cable-operated-bucket-scoop-on-rails* it becomes easily one of the most bizarre construction vehicles we’ve seen. The Elves, who are themselves a little odd, love it. See more on Flickr. (*We have no idea what it’s called!)

Next up in today’s post of unusual construction equipment is an armoured bulldozer being driven by a cat. No further explanation needed. See more at Lego Junkie‘s photostream.

Lego Fabuland Bulldozer

Tagged , , , , , ,
Advertisements
Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: