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Other Pete J's thread of Lego building (current project: Liebherr Crawler Crane LR 13000)

Discussion in 'General' started by Pete J, 21 Sep 2019.

  1. IanW

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    Right, it's been a LONG time since I've updated this thread. I've been focussing on Warhammer, which is all spread over my Lego building table now.. I hope to build a Lego model over Christmas, but my brother will murder me if I don't have an army ready to play against him by Christmas.

    The AT-AT is complete!

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    I bought a couple of extra little Snow trooper kits, so all the jet bike racks are filled up and I have a few more crew members.

    Purchases:

    1) Captain America's shield 76262
    2) BMW M 1000 RR 42130
    3) Yamaha MT-10 SP 42159
    4) Spider-Man Figure 76226

    The nice thing about holding off for a while is that I got all these at good prices - picked up the Yamaha in a Black Friday sale from ASDA. I'm going to hold off buying the new Liebherr crane until next year - although it can currently be bought for 15% off, I reckon next year it'll go down to 20% off at some point, which given it's a £540 set, is pretty damn significant!

    Going to need to put up some new shelves...
     
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    Bloody hell, I haven't updated this thread in a while. Been busy with another type of plastic - Warhammer.
     
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    Dam this lego, my daughter is getting into it again and wants to build a massive star wars speeder :nono: she only has a small bedroom :naughty:
     
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    Mistakes were made at Costco this morning
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    Anyone who's been holding off on the Leibherr crane over the price might like to visit the rainforest today, where it's down by 31%, from £580 to £402 :jawdrop:
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    GODEFFINGDAMMIT IAN!!!

    I'm trying to save money.

    That's a damn good price. I doubt it'll ever get any lower than that - 30% is the lowest you'll ever see off Lego, unless you start buying second hand.
     
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    Sooooooooooo.............

    It went down to ~£382.

    And will be delivered on Saturday.
     
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    UPDATE TIME!

    Time to start this big thing:

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    I had a lazy, relaxed weekend, so progress was minimal:

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    The turntable that supports the entire superstructure is a similar mechanism to the Liebherr R 9800 Excavator but hs been chonkified, presumably to handle the increased moments the massive crane arm will exert.

    Anyway, the plan for this year is Lego at the weekends, Warhammer during the week.
     
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    Actually got this far last weekend but forgot to upload:

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    The control hub is actually back to front, which I found out when the instructions get you to test the motors. All sorted now.

    More progress soon...
     
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    And here's where I got to yesterday:

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    All three of those motors each power a spool of cable (well, thread). Going to be interesting to see how the crane arm moves with this method of control.
     

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