Tag Archives: MAN

Double Decker

Lego MAN A95 Bus RC

This slab of cream and brown magnificence is a MAN A95 double decker bus, resplendent in Hong Kong’s KMB livery, and it’s been built by Hong Kong resident and previous bloggee ShineYu.

Lego MAN A95 Double Decker Bus RC

With eight Power Functions motors hidden inside the huge body, ShineYu’s incredible A95 double decker bus not only looks superb but it functions wonderfully too. Two XL motors drive the MAN, whilst two Servos turn the two steering axles. A further four Medium motors power the automatic doors, all of which are controlled remotely.

Lego MAN A95 Double Decker Bus Remote Control

There’s lots more to see of this seriously impressive build at the Eurobricks discussion forum, and you can see ShineYu’s KMB MAN A95 in action via the video below.

YouTube Video:

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

You Spin Me Right Round Baby…

Lego MAN TGS Cement Truck

…Right Round. An unnecessary nod to ’80s Liverpudlian pop band Dead or Alive there, which makes this TLCB writer glad he isn’t old enough to be part of that generational musical abomination. However, spinning things do seem to be an oddly visually appealing phenomenon, and the king of these on the road is the humble cement truck, which must spin its drum continually to prevent the cement inside from setting.

This superb MAN TGS 8×4 cement truck comes from previous bloggee gtahelper, and like its life-size counterpart the drum spins hypnotically as it drives. A third party SBrick allows the truck to be controlled via a bluetooth device and it features working LED head and tail lights plus automatic reversing lights too. There’s more to see at the Brickshelf Gallery – click the above to go for a spin.

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

Big Tow

Lego MAN TGX Tow Truck

Heavy duty tow trucks such as this huge MAN TGX spend most of their time at the side of the road waiting for a trucker in need*. This brilliant Model Team TGX wrecker is an updated build by previous bloggee Nanko Klein Paste, and it’s packed with detail inside and out, with everything that a stricken truck could require. There’s also twin-axle working steering, multiple opening compartments and a working under-lift too. There’s lots more to see on Flickr – click the link above to call for a tow.

Lego MAN Heavy Duty Wrecker

*Just like your Mom

Tagged , , , , , ,

Winter is Coming…

Lego Technic Snow Plough Gritting Truck RC

Well, it is if you’re reading this in the Northern hemisphere. Plus we heard your Mom likes a good plough*, so today we’ve got one! Built by Damian Plesniak it’s quite a bit of kit too, and it’s absolutely packed with working functionality.

Fully remote controlled, Damian’s MAN truck includes working drive (via an XL Motor), steering (via a Servo), plough* blade raising/lowering, blade rotation and gritter rotation (powered by a Medium Motor each), plus a tilting cabin, opening doors, a working V6 engine and LED lights.

There’s lots more to see at both Flickr and Eurobricks, where you can also find a video showing all of the functions in action.

Lego Technic Snow Plough Gritting Truck RC

No America, it isn’t ‘plow’.

Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Whatta MAN…

Lego MAN TGX Truck

…whatta man, whatta man, whatta man, what a mighty good man. Sorry about that. Anyhoo, this is a mighty good MAN, built by Beat Felber of Flickr, and featuring remotely controlled 8×6 drive, steering on the first and second axles, motorised trailer coupling, working headlights and warning beacons, opening doors and hood, and a pneumatically tilting cab.

Lego MAN TGX Truck

It’s a spectacular creation, and it looks absolutely stunning on the outside too (and orange isn’t an easy thing to pull off if you’re a man). There’s lots more of this incredible creation to see at Beat’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump to the full gallery and technical details.

Lego MAN TGX Truck Remote Control SBrick

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Feuerwehrmann Sam?

Lego MAN Truck

This neat Town scale 4-axle MAN dropside truck was discovered on Flickr today. It’s the work of previous bloggee Peter Schmid and Michael Katzmann, and it contains some rather lovely detailing, but it does seem a little short on fire-fighting apparatus…

You can check out the build in further detail via the link above, and if you know what this truck is for let us know in the comments!

Tagged , , , , , ,

MAN With a Mission

Lego Technic MAN TGS Dakar Truck

This mighty remote control MAN TGS Dakar Rally truck was found on Eurobricks today. It’s the work of Teo and it features twin Buggy Motor drive, Servo steering, live axle suspension front and rear, and working lights. Teo’s truck also looks the part with some beautifully accurate custom stickerage. There’s lots more to see at the Eurobricks forum – click here to take part.

Lego MAN Dakar Rally Truck

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Town Truckin’

Lego MAN Truck Dakar

These excellent Town-scale trucks were suggested to us by a reader. They come from Flickr’s Smigol, and they are wonderfully realistic. Above are a pair of MAN TGS Dakar race trucks, whilst below another MAN is joined by a Volvo FH, this time in logging specification. There’s more to see of all the details, including several posable working features, at the link above.

Lego MAN Volvo Town Trucks

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

MAN Wrecker

Lego MAN Tow Truck

It sounds like a disgusting drink you’re likely to find in a dodgy bar in Magaluf, but it’s also this lovely Town style tow truck by previous bloggee Marin Stipkovic. You can see more of his excellent three-axle MAN truck with towing boom on Flickr.

Lego MAN Truck

Tagged , , , , , ,

Two Trucks Tuesday

Lego Mack Granite Truck

A peaceful morning in TLCB Towers was shattered today by the sound of something heavy and metallic hitting something soft and fleshy. The two objects in question turned out to be a desk lamp and an Elf, which was itself armed with a stolen hole-punch for defence-by-body-piercing.

With the two combatants separated, one of which was sporting a newly (and no doubt unwanted) pierced ear, we could investigate the cause of the ruckus.

Two Model Team style trucks, both remotely controlled by Power Functions, and both discovered on the image-sharing site Flickr. Luckily for the two aforementioned Elves both creations are worthy of appearing here, and so each of them has earned a meal token, making the lamp vs. hole punch fight somewhat necessary.

Anyway, the models! First up (above) is previous bloggee Ingmar Spijkoven‘s Mack Granite truck, with RC drive and steering, solid axel suspension and a working fifth wheel. Click on Ingmar’s name to see more of his mighty Mack.

The second of today’s trucks (below) comes from another previous bloggee from Flickr, Marek Mankiewicz aka M_longer. Marek has reconstructed a superb replica of MAN’s TGS 8×4 dump truck, and he’s added a drawbar trailer for good measure too. There’s lots more to see at the link above.

N.B. We often get asked for instructions here at TLCB. Usually the answer is a No, however both of today’s builders have made instructions available for their respective models. To access these building steps simply click on the links above!

Lego MAN TGS Truck

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

Mix It Up

Lego Construction Vehicles

We continue our run of Town vehicles here at TLCB with two more mini-figure delights. Suggested to us by a reader, Brickshelf’s keko007 has built a pair of superb construction vehicles. Both his MAN cement truck and Volvo L60 front loader feature a few working functions too, making them nicely playable creations. You can see more of these and keko’s other models via the link above.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Big Man Picture Special

Lego MAN TGS Tow Truck

This beautiful MAN 8×4 tow truck is the work of Flickr and Brickshelf‘s Marek Markiewicz (aka M-Longer), and it’s one of the finest looking Model Team trucks of the year. But its beauty is much more than skin deep. Within the wonderfully replicated bodywork sits one of the most advanced Technic systems we’ve seen to date.

Lego Technic Tow Truck

Thirteen separate functions are generated by a variety of Power Functions motors and Technic pneumatics, which are all remotely controlled through LEGO’s infrared receivers. These include drive, steering, working stabilisers, raising and extending the boom and under-lift, four separate winches, plus an electrically driven pneumatic compressor with auto shut-off.

Lego Technic MAN Wrecker

The only way to do this incredible engineering feat justice is through a video, and fortunately Mr. Markiewicz has created just that. Watch below, be amazed.

YouTube Video:

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

LUGPol Video Special

Lego MAN Truck

The steady stream of Elves returning to TLCB office with a great build originating from Poland and/or the LUGPol group indicates that something special must be happening over there.

Marek Markiewicz (aka M_Longer) is one such builder, and his latest work typifies the excellent creations produced by LUGPol’s users. It’s a fully Power Functions remote controlled MAN tipper truck (pictured here with his L580 front loader), and the engineering inside is impeccable. See what Marek’s MAN can do in the video below!

YouTube Video

Lego Ripsaw Tank

Our second creation comes from one of Poland’s most famous builders – and one of the most frequently blogged – the incredible Sariel.

His latest work is probably the most capable remote control Lego vehicle we’ve ever seen. See how unstoppable his Ripsaw XL is via the brilliant video – complete with a killer Death in Vegas soundtrack – below.

YouTube Video

Special thanks go to LUGPol for continuing to supply our Elves with so many high quality creations. We know many LUGPol members visit TLCB, so if you’re one of them and would like us to feature LUGPol as a Group of the Month* let us know how we can find out a bit more about you!

*Or Several Months. We’re quite unreliable with this feature!

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

Truck Triple

Lego Kenworth Truck

It’s the last day of 2013, so before we all get drunk to celebrate the arrival of another year, we thought we’d end the current one with a bumper haul.

Our final post of 2013 contains three superb trucks, found by both the Elves and you, our readers. First up is this stunning Kenworth hay-hauler, found on Flickr and built by Maciej Drwiega.

Lego Scania Truck

Next is a creation suggested by a reader via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page, and one we’ve featured here before; Andrea Lazttanzio (aka Norton74)’s excellent large scale Scania 164G. Andrea has updated his model with a huge Nooteboom trailer and has captured it perfectly in several new outdoor photographs. See them all on Flickr or MOCpages.

Lego MAN Truck

And finally, because good things come in threes and it was also red and white, is Lasse D’s MAN 8×4 cement truck. Complete with Power Functions remote control steering and drive and a rotating barrel, Lasse’s Model Team scale truck is packed with functions and still looks brilliant. See all the photos and a video of the truck’s features on Eurobricks.

And that ends The Lego Car Blog’s coverage of the best LEGO models, sets and news from 2013. Have a great New Year celebration and we’ll see you in 2014!

Tagged , , , , , , ,

The Peoples’ Choice

Lego 41999 Alternative B Model

Technic Man is our kind of builder; his MOCpage is full of properly engineered Technic vehicles. His latest prompted several of you to contact us via The Lego Car Blog Feedback page to ask if it could be featured here, so here it is!

This MAN TGX truck is a good model in its own right, but is even more impressive when you discover it’s built solely from the parts of LEGO’s 2013 41999 Rock Crawler. And for that, we like Technic Man even more, as many of LEGO’s 41999 sets will stay unopened in the basements of speculators and collectors, never to see the light of day or feel the hands they were designed for.

You can read our review of 41999 here, and if you own one, take a leaf out of Technic Man’s book, and have some fun with it!

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