No words, at least, not much :-) I finished this LDD, thought it was well. I didn't add that much detail, 'cause I'm not good at it. Features opening doors, removable rear and... er... the wheels turn? Enjoy, and please rate and comment.
The engine, not the same as in real, but I had only one picture to work with, and less talent then needed.
The interior, not much detail, but don't expect a navigation system and dolby surround.
A view from behind the steering wheel. mmmm... What would I want to race this car. (at a slow paste, as it was never good on road-holding). You can also see the little antenna's. Couldn't do it in LDD, but there has to be a small tube attached, to make the window borders.
The car has exactly 1007 parts...
...if you try to make a scene in LDD, as I tried, the program is quickly overloaded (the piece of road I made is again 1000 bricks)
Hey Joost, you asked about a better way of counting parts with LDD. The latest version of LDD is able to create a BOM (bill of materials) in several ways: 1) Export a file in a "BOM" format, 2) Create instructions and export them as HTML. You'll find your BOM on the last pages of the instructions.
Hi Joost. Great to hear from you. Hope you and your family are well. I checked out your gearbox – it is absolutely brilliant. Such a good idea and very well built. I think you should post it here. Great news that you are building again :D please post it here so we can discuss. I bought myself the new 4x4 RC for my birthday, it is AWESOME.
Hi Joost, how is your MOCblock, I hope it's getting better ;-)). I don't have any better idea for the brick count in LDD, either. I always do it the same way. But I've read that there is a way to export a part list, but I don't remember where and I don't know how that's done... Google should know the answer ;-)) Good luck! :-))
Hmm, why do you need to count the bricks? It should say how many bricks you've used on the bottom left of the LDD screen. And if you save the instructions as an HTML building guide, it will list out how many bricks you've used (ex. brick 1 by 2 [times 4]. -LB Jr.
Quoting MortalSwordsman .
Hi Joost. Hope you are well. Good luck getting rid of your Mocblock, at least you can play with the kids lego :). Talk soon :)
Hi Joe, nice to hear from you, still in mocblock, but achieved to repair the unimog and the techrod. I think I will build the Mehari next, but I am so busy with thze slalom car latley, I don't find the energy to do some moccing. Great to hear fro you, I will talk to you ore in the coming days.
Hi Joost, the more I look at this the more I like your new windscreen design. I cant wait to see your final decision. Just thought I would say hi as we have not talked for a while. Hope all is good in your world? I am currently working on another superhero – The Punisher and also building a technic chopper (bike not a helicopter). Talk soon buddy. :)
Still looking beautiful, about brickcounting:
There is another set of design programs LDcad or LDdraw http://www.ldraw.org/GetStarted-Win.html These programs also have the feature of making a parts list. However there is a difference between the bricks available in LDdraw and LDD, so go through the lists a couple of times. This is a bit complicated to explain, but the programme and linked page explains what to do in the initial phase
Quoting MortalSwordsman .
It’s freezing in the UK and has been snowing all day. Please don’t hate me ;). Joe - your humble Lego friend.
:-) In Belgium it snowed yesterday. one afternoon : 15cm. I do love this weather :-). Oh Joe, I don't hate you, I especially ask for your opinion. What I like about the windscreen (if you squeeze with your eyes ) is that you see more of the outline shape of the P68. I also like that now I can calculate the brick I need (as I don't have any transclear that isn't yellowed over time)) :-). I build it in real, both options, and then I decide to take the version with the tubing :-)
Hi Joost sorry for delay. Hope you are well. It’s freezing in the UK and has been snowing all day. OK, I am going to be completely honest with you. I am not keen on the new windscreen. I like the rear window but I prefer the open windscreen technique (maybe using pneumatic hoses as window rubbers) for the front window. However, this is only my opinion and it might look different in the brick. I still think this is an amazing creation but the earlier version gets my vote. I think honesty is the best policy, I hope you understand. Please don’t hate me ;). Joe - your humble Lego friend.
This is going to look superb when you make it in real bricks! I really admire the amount of effort that has gone into all the curves. The P68 is a very difficult car to make, yet you've done a great job of it. Awesome work! :)
Hi Joost. Such a shame that Mocpages crashed yesterday – I am sure you would have received a lot more views. I absolutely love this especially the front. Excellent job my friend :). The pressure is really on now for me to restart my GT40. I have one more mini moc to post this week (hopefully on Thursday) before I take a deep breathe and start again. I am slightly scared of getting bogged down again and frustrated. Wish me luck. :)
great job, looks excellent! only one suggsetion: perhaps something to represent the windshield, even using a black tile to stretch the lenghth of the windshield would looks good. excellent job though! 5/5
Simply AMAZING!!! You've got the curves of the car down beautifully, and the landscape in the background is certainly nice too. The only thing thats missing i think is a widescreen but it still looks great without it. Now to build it in real bricks :D
Hi, thanks for your comments. The floating pink bricks weren't supposed to be visible. They are a trick to detach the hood from the car!? How? Well, the hood is attached with only two studs (on the pink bricks). Somewhere else is a third pink brick. In LDD choose select by colour, and select the third (and the two in the moc). Now you can remove the hood, by connected selection tool.
Joost this is absolutely fabulous ;). The shape of the front is stunning. I am At work at the moment so I will have a closer look when I get home tonight. Thank you so much for the mention and building this magnificent car for our team :).