TLCB Elves like aggressive-looking farm equipment, and Thirdwigg’s recently-updated combine harvester more than fits the bill. With working steering, thresher, spreader, extractor, hopper, header lift, cut-bar, auger, and grain extractor, there are all sorts of mechanised implements capable of impaling a TLCB Elf. Whilst we stop them trying to feed one-another into it you can check out the complete image gallery on Brickshelf, where a link to building instructions can also be found.
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The European Bison is one of Poland’s national animals. Hunted to extinction in the wild (as late as the 1920s – surely we knew better by then?), the heaviest land animal in Europe has now been reintroduced successfully across multiple countries, led by Poland, and has progressed from ‘Extinct’, through ‘Threatened’, and is now classified as ‘Near Threatened’, which has got to be a win for nature.
Cue this rather formidable looking classic combine harvester by Flickr’s Montgomery Burns (no, not that one), a Polish machine which shares its name with their national animal. The whirly thingies, spikey thingies, and the tube out the side (we’re not farmers…) are all accurately recreated in brick, and there’s more to see at Montgomery’s photostream. Click the link above to take a look.
Don’t Fear the Reaper*
After recently publishing an other-worldly Blacktron combine harvester (what it harvests we have no idea, but we probably don’t want to know), here’s one that’s far more terrestrial. And just as terrifying.
Despite the fact that this Claas Lexion 750 will be harmlessly harvesting wheat, barley, maize, or some other cereal, it – like all combine harvesters – looks like a post-apocalyptic doom-bringer, not helped by the fact that its various components are called names such as ‘reciprocating knife cutter bar’.
Accurately recreating the whirling thresher, spiky blades, rear-wheel steering, and unloading auger of the Claas Lexion 750 is previous bloggee Keko007, whose Lego version looks so life-like we’re surprised he didn’t lose a finger building it.
We’ll be keeping our extremities well away from it then, but you can take a closer look at Keko’s Lexion on Flickr. Click the link above to make the jump and start reaping.
We’ve never thought about the villainous Blacktron empire’s more mundane needs before. But even an evil space organisation needs to eat. You can’t go thieving satellites on an empty stomach.
Fortunately Flickr’s Dario Đipić has thought about it, and the result is one of the most alien-looking vehicles we’ve ever published, even though the design is rooted in those in common usage today.
That might be because, despite the wonderful work they do feeding the planet, combine harvesters looks absolutely terrifying, and thus are weirdly suited LEGO’s classic space baddies theme.
Head out into the alien fields via Dario’s photostream, and keep the empire of evil from going hungry.
Mr. Big Stuff*
This enormous green and cream spiky looking arrangement is a Krone BigX 770 with an EasyCollect 600-2, and it is – if you’re a TLCB Elf – not something that you want to see at all.
Built by Michal Skorupka (aka Eric Trax), the Krone BigX and EasyCollect 600-2 are equipped with no less than three SBrick bluetooth controllers and nine Power Functions motors, providing the model with spectacularly life-like functions, all of which can be controlled remotely via a phone or – in this case – a Playstation controller.
Which is marvellous if you want to cut down some Lego corn, but considerably less so if you’re an Elf asleep on the floor as it enters the Cage Room.
It’s been a while since the last act of remotely controlled violence here at TLCB Towers, so the Elves were gradually becoming more complacent. This of course gave the Elf that discovered this creation a golden opportunity, which it seized by driving the Krone through the Elven Cage Room with the whirling EasyCollect 600-2 easily collecting its sleeping colleagues.
With XL Motor all-wheel-drive and Servo rear axle steering, Eric’s model is almost purpose-built for mashing the maximum number of sleeping Elves. A wide path of destruction was enabled by the deployable harvesting arms, each powered by Medium Motor, with the harvesting mechanism itself driven by an L Motor powered PTO, and another Medium Motor able to raise and lower the whole attachment to the optimum Elf-mangling height.
The Elf at the controls fulfilled its self-appointed Grim Reaper role admirably, with the BigX and EasyCollect only halted due to an Elven body-part jam in the mechanism, following which it fled the scene giggling maniacally.
We now have a lot of clearing up to do, including Elven first aid that may or may not include a few trips to ‘Elf Hospital‘, so whilst we get the Pritt Stick out and attempt to match Elven body parts with their owners you can check out all the details of Michal’s stunning creation on both Flickr and Eurobricks, plus you can watch the Krone BigX 770 and EasyCollect 600-2 in action below.
Well the Elves have found their favourite creation of the year so far…
This is the ‘Harshharvestor’, it’s been built by Horcik Designs, and whilst it doesn’t feature any racing stripes, it does include just about everything else that a spectacularly violent mythical creature could wish for.
Mounted to the front, and engaged via a selectable power take-off, is a giant whirling spiky arrangement that we can only assume is for mincing one’s enemies. Linear actuators (controlled by the warning lights on the roof) allow the aforementioned implement to be raised, lowered and tilted depending upon which body part the driver would like to remove first, whilst rear four-wheel-steering controlled via a ‘Hand of God’ mechanism provides the agility to ensure that escape is very difficult indeed.
Horcik hasn’t stopped there either, having equipped his creation with a button-activated mine-laying device at the rear to deter assailants along with a giant towing crane, presumably to allow the machine to drag the minced/exploded remains of its foes back to base. A V6 engine up front, opening doors, and side mounted machine guns complete the specs, making this one of the most violent vehicles that we’ve ever featured.
Thankfully all of the ‘Harshharvester’s contraptions are hand operated, meaning no remote control and that we won’t spend today getting Elf blood out of the office carpet.
There’s more to see of Horcik’s magnificent if deranged creation at his Flickr album, much more at Bricksafe, and a video and build description at the Eurobricks discussion forum, where this creation was entered into ‘TC17’ building competition. Click the links to take a look!
No! Not that hateful game that annoyed everyone on Facebook for about 5 years. Don’t worry, we’re not inviting you to grow carrots or whatever bullcrap that pointless procrastination aid was peddling. Instead we have these two excellent farming machines to show you, both of which come from Kreso007 of Flickr. On the left is a Massey Ferguson 7345 combine harvester whilst on the right is a John Deere 9460RT, and there’s more to see of each by clicking here.
This is a Deutz-Fahr 6040 combine harvester (no, us neither), but vehicles such as this are vital for the continual feeding of the Earth’s 7.4 billion human mouths. This incredible fully remote controlled Technic version comes from Flickr’s Krešo Krejča and it’s absolutely packed with mechanical wizardry. The drive, steering, and the rotating, raising and lowering cutting bar are all powered via LEGO Power Functions motors, plus there’s a trailer to tow the cutting bar for road use, a detailed cabin, and opening hatches galore. There’s lots more to see of the Deutz-Fahr at Krejca’s photostream – click the link above to bring in the harvest.
Look at the Fields – They Are Ripe for Harvest.
This beautifully-built Bizon ZO56 combine harvester comes from Flickr’s Damian Z. aka Thietmaier. Abounding in detail, Damian’s model faithfully recreates one of the most well-known and recognisable Polish harvesters, although if like us you’re neither Polish nor a combine harvester expert that probably means little! We’ll trust Damian that it’s accurate, and it also allows us to write a title that tenuously links the model in this post to Christmas. Points for us! You can see more of Damian’s Bison ZO56 on Flickr – click the link above to gather the crop.
It’s been Harvest Festival at TLCB Towers this morning. One of the Elves returned triumphantly from Michal Skorupka’s PhotoStream driving this superb remote controlled Claas Lexion 760 combine harvester. With thirteen Power Functions motors powering everything from the drive and steering to the combine head rotation and elevation, the feeder, and the rear spreading mechanism, there was plenty for the aforementioned Elf to do.
As is traditional with Power Functions models, he proceeded to use the machine to reap his colleagues. So whilst we clear up the mess, we suggest that you enjoy the video of the harvester in action below. Michal has chosen a rocking backing track for his video. Those of our readers who might prefer a more traditional track should follow this link.
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.
Two Tractors Tuesday
Farming is tough work, but you do get to drive some very exciting machinery. Often both more expensive and more exotic than most supercars, farming vehicles have got seriously high-tech. At the forefront are Claas, with tractors like this Xerion 5000. Built by Flickr’s Jakeof_ it’s packed with neat detailing and there’s more to see via the link above.
Today’s second piece of agricultural equipment, and looking like some sort of mechanised harbinger of doom, is this fictional ‘TUC’ combine harvester from Flickr’s Smigol. If and when the Zombie Apocalypse happens, we want to be in one of these! There’s more to see at Smigol’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump.
It was quiet in TLCB Towers over the past few days. The Elves were out foraging for creations, thus allowing TLCB Staff to get whatever it is they do done, away from any Elf-related shenanigans. That productivity ended today.
Three creations were found, and – as is almost always the case – this started an Elf fight. This time though, one Elf had a distinct weaponry advantage…
Usually our smelly little workers employ the use of stationary, kitchen utensils and other office supplies to tip the odds in their favour. Unfortunately for the two Elves equipped as per the above, one of today’s combatants brought along an enormous remote control combine harvester…
It’s safe to say that a hand whisk is no match for several kilograms of remotely controlled whirling plastic.
The machine in question – a Bizon ZO56 – was found on Brickshelf, and whilst it is responsible for quite a lot of Elf blood on the office carpet, it’s also a damn good build. Trawson21 is the builder behind it, and there’s lots more to see, including a link to a video of the harvester in action, on Brickshelf at the link above.
This Claas Jaguar looks pretty dangerous up front – it’d be the perfect vehicle for a zombie apocalypse! Just us? OK.
You can see more of the Claas at Eric Trax‘s Flickr photostream, whilst we imagine mowing down the undead hordes…
Following the huge Technic New Holland T8.420 published here last month, here’s one from the other end of the Lego size chart. This Town scale New Holland tracked combine harvester was suggested to us by a reader. It’s been built by Brickshelf’s keko007 and you can see more at the link.