My truck!

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My truck!

Postby Quinn » Sun May 01, 2011 9:58 am

Hi,
Over the past two months I have built a LEGO truck and crane with my Dad.
We built it in stages when Dad was home on weekends.
Here are some photos!
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Quinn :D

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Re: My truck!

Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 01, 2011 10:03 am

Greetings Quinn,

That's pretty advanced! Well done, you guys.

Bennett and I have been playing this Lego game a little bit over the weekend... (I'm hopeless at assembling things - this is about as complex as I can get!)



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Re: My truck!

Postby Dan74 » Sun May 01, 2011 10:06 am

This is indeed an impressive truck, Quinn! Well done to both of you!!!

Our eldest, Gabriel, plays with lego a lot and he's assembled ships and built massive castles. It's a great game, isn't it?
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Re: My truck!

Postby Ben » Sun May 01, 2011 10:17 am

Hi guys,
The truck and crane is far more impressive than it actually looks.
Its chock-full of gears and interacting moving parts and the instructions for this model is in no less than three booklets. I helped Quinn build the truck but the crane he did all by himself (with an occasional bit of assistance from me) over most of today and some of yesterday. I'm very impressed with Quinn's efforts.

Weekends are cool, and so is Lego!
I used to spend hours and hours when I was Quinn's age building stuff from ye olde blocky lego where the most advanced pieces were a clear plastic window block and a roofing tile!
I'm really enjoying rediscovering it again with Quinn. Thankfully, today's lego is more like precision engineering pieces.
And its a great activity that we can both enjoy together.
kind regards

Ben
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Re: My truck!

Postby retrofuturist » Sun May 01, 2011 10:33 am

Greetings Ben,

As a kid I was never really into Lego on account of the lack of moving parts - I preferred...

Meccano
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meccano

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Retro. :)
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Re: My truck!

Postby Ben » Sun May 01, 2011 10:40 am

Yeah, I remember meccano as well. As a kid, I never got into meccano though I was always drooling over the amazing constructions you could build with it. I always thought the meccano steam engines were fantastic mechanical aids.
kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
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Learn this from the waters:
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Re: My truck!

Postby BlackBird » Sun May 01, 2011 10:59 am

That's pretty cool.
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Re: My truck!

Postby Bodhisurfer » Sun May 01, 2011 11:35 am

:thumbsup: great truck :smile: Lego has certainly moved on a pace since i was a lad :smile:
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Re: My truck!

Postby Khalil Bodhi » Sun May 01, 2011 11:39 am

Nice truck! My son has yet to move on from Duplos! Congratulations!
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Re: My truck!

Postby bodom » Sun May 01, 2011 12:28 pm

Great job guys! I look forward to the day when I can do these sorts of things with my son.

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Re: My truck!

Postby andre9999 » Sun May 01, 2011 12:56 pm

Very cool Quinn. I'm really looking forward to doing those sorts of things with my son. Hopefully he wants to build some cool stuff like that.

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Re: My truck!

Postby effort » Sun May 01, 2011 2:59 pm

great!! i like that

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Re: My truck!

Postby Virgo » Wed May 04, 2011 6:05 pm

Nice truck!


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Re: My truck!

Postby Dmytro » Thu May 05, 2011 6:31 am

Well done, Quinn!



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