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The Jeep, But Smaller
Not a Supercar by any means, but a Technic Supercar; oh yes. It might be the smallest, unless you know different...
About this creation

A 1942 Willys MB Jeep, 11 studs wide and packed with goodies. Relax while you enjoy (?) the tour...



That luxurious interior...



The 4 cylinder engine. The 'pistons' are lifted by a 'crankshaft' below that's actually more of a camshaft, since there's no conrods. The crankshaft is offset to allow a lower bonnet line; this allows the engine to run smoother and faster too, though only in one direction.



That technicky underside - this model features working steering, controlled from the back (the steering wheel twirls as well; it's connected by a rubber band), there's suspension all round (pendular front, live axle / trailing arms rear) and the engine is driven by the rear axle via a simple forward / neutral sliding transmission.

If you squint a bit, you'll spot the horizontally mounted rear springs...



I roll. The Latin for 'I roll' is 'Volvo'. No reason for telling you that...



I didn't motorize it because those batteries are heavy; nothing to do with a lack of space...





Here's the big Jeep, twice the size. The transmission of the little one's a lot simpler. For some reason, there wasn't room for the four speed gearbox, two speed transfer case and selectable four wheel drive. Can't think why...



Those nice people at Lugnuts on Flickr chose the big one for their 2013 calendar. Here's the little one in best 'Mr March' pose...



It fits! Kind of.



Now here's a thing. I wondered if it would look better with a studded bonnet. I usually build studded - pointing every which way if at all possible - but I figured the smallness and squareness of this looks better all tiled. What do you reckon ?



Smooth...



Or studded... ?



That medium size cars group photo. Still a vintage looking collection, despite one of these being a 2012 car...





Thanks for stopping by!



Comments

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  December 5, 2013
Never noticed your build before... From now on you are one of my favorite builders!!! Jeeps are so nice and this model is amazing :-)
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  October 13, 2013
wow you really creat a new lego knowledge ..its very nice and smart idea to built the same model in different scale
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  April 23, 2013
So nice job ! i like it a lot in this medium scale. And studded is fine for me :).
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  March 13, 2013
Real Cool! Just like a restored WWII/Korean/Vietnamese jeep! I love this allot! Can I have it? JK. :) keep up the good work!
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  January 28, 2013
Quoting Marc dZ "Do not let your soul be tacken by the dark side of the studless..." "Nick, you're our ... father of studs-builds". Ha ha! I really like this little beauty, specially all the details you succeeded to put in. I have to say: the studless bonnet is my favorite. And: you still have fabuland tools??? Amazing!! They were so cute.
Fear not, my friend, my next creation will be festooned with studs :-)
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  January 28, 2013
ravishingly beautiful!
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  January 28, 2013
"Do not let your soul be tacken by the dark side of the studless..." "Nick, you're our ... father of studs-builds". Ha ha! I really like this little beauty, specially all the details you succeeded to put in. I have to say: the studless bonnet is my favorite. And: you still have fabuland tools??? Amazing!! They were so cute.
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  January 25, 2013
I think that this is my favourite of your two jeeps. It's cute, it has that Fabuland shovel (brilliant!), it's packed with working features and mostly because it has tyres like the ones on the first, blue Technic go-cart that I had as a kid. I also like that it still looks incredibly like the real thing and that it doesn't use thousands of pieces: I like to have a go a building one too!
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  January 19, 2013
Quoting Brick Boy Is that shovel LEGO????
Yes. It's a Fabuland piece.
  January 19, 2013
Is that shovel LEGO????
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  January 17, 2013
Fantastic! And it's really small ...
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  January 17, 2013
Wow! I can say that backwards also !woW
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  January 16, 2013
Awesome! Great size reduction of it's big brother :-) Smooth bonnet looks nice but i like the old-school studs look better.
Nick Barrett
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White Knight
  January 14, 2013
Another great model for the collection !>.....well done
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  January 12, 2013
Cool! It's very small, but it caontains a lot of functions! I like the photo, where the small is on the big! Great work!
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  January 11, 2013
Top quality as always, you have a fantastic collection of motors there!
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  January 10, 2013
You're leaving me all confused Nick. I can no longer tell what I prefer. Bigger, smaller, studded, smooth. Tell the truth: how many times have you heard the above in your life?
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  January 9, 2013
Excellent craftsmanship here, Nick! Well done!
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  January 9, 2013
This should be a set! I'd buy it instantly. Very cool! The scale, the details, I love it!
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  January 8, 2013
wow, just neat and Lego perfect:)
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  January 8, 2013
Very cool! The build is excellent. ;)
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  January 8, 2013
Awesome work, Nick! The studless design suits the smaller scale, and I marvel at how you replicated all the details so well.
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  January 8, 2013
Wonderful! And with this size studless seems a bit better. Even if I like your studded classical style very much.
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  January 8, 2013
Excellent. Looks weird (but in a good way) to see a stud less creation from you.
Nick Barrett
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Chris Melby
  January 7, 2013
Saw you blogged on TBB. NICE! I have to say, this deserves it, it is really that good, at this scale, it's incredible. Z
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  January 7, 2013
Fantastic! Love the "It fits!" picture. I think the smooth bonnet is better since the mudguards are smooth too.
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  January 7, 2013
Quoting Chris Melby Saw you blogged on TBB. NICE! I have to say, this deserves it, it is really that good, at this scale, it's incredible. Z
Oh yeah, I'm pretty chuffed with that! :-) Thanks again, Z
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  January 7, 2013
Quoting Loek Marcus Sorry for my late comment Nick; was kinda busy :) Great little version of your nice Jeep! Love this!
No worries, Loek. It's always nice of you to drop by, whenever :-)
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  January 7, 2013
Makes me want to build a vehicle soon - it is that good.
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  January 7, 2013
Sorry for my late comment Nick; was kinda busy :) Great little version of your nice Jeep! Love this!
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  January 7, 2013
Quoting Vibor Cavor Great work! I love it! Can't even tell which one of your Jeep version is the best. Anyways tiled version is better indeed. It looks so realistic and cute at the same time. Bravo!
Thanks Vibor. Yes, tiled seems the way to go with this one.
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  January 7, 2013
Sensational! The first thing I wondered when I saw this was "I hope its stackable!"
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  January 7, 2013
Great work! I love it! Can't even tell which one of your Jeep version is the best. Anyways tiled version is better indeed. It looks so realistic and cute at the same time. Bravo!
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  January 7, 2013
Fantastic work Nick!
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  January 7, 2013
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 oh, studless, because of the fenders.
Thanks Frank. It seems to be running about 3-1 in favour of studlessness.
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  January 7, 2013
Quoting Chris Melby I hate to say it, but I think I like it more than the big one, seriously tight build! Z
Thanks Z. I like it more than the big one too.
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  January 7, 2013
Cool indeed! 'Cause specially it is steerable and has suspension. :)
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  January 7, 2013
oh, studless, because of the fenders.
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  January 7, 2013
it s incredibly good! it really makes me realize how the biggest is big, very impressive, i d see it as a creator model for sure!
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  January 7, 2013
exellent.5/5 for sure
Nick Barrett
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Robbie Trengove
  January 6, 2013
This is great and your collection is just getting bigger and better. I'm jealous, ha-ha. And I think you are right about the bonnet, the smooth looks better.
Nick Barrett
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Graham Gooden
  January 6, 2013
Thats a great looking Jeep! And i would definitely go for the smooth look
Nick Barrett
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Chris Melby
  January 6, 2013
I hate to say it, but I think I like it more than the big one, seriously tight build! Z
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  January 6, 2013
I like it better than the big one also. I actually LOLed at the pic of the battery box in the back ;-) Good work!
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  January 6, 2013
This should be an official LEGO set!
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  January 6, 2013
Beautiful! Brilliant! Bravo! I think I like it better than the big guy.
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  January 6, 2013
Simply brilliant!
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  January 6, 2013
amazing!! I think studded but do what you want to do
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  January 6, 2013
Excellent Jeep! Well Done!
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  January 6, 2013
Took my brain a minute to figure out which Jeep was which with all that yellow piled together. =] Another great MOC, my favorite bit has to be those pistons, they actually look like pistons instead of plain old 2 stud pins. Full of other neat working bits, too. And studless hood please, it fits nicer with the studless fenders and cabin rim.
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  January 6, 2013
looks really good for this scale and the functions are great. 5/5
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  January 6, 2013
Brilliant! Almost as good as the big one :)
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  January 6, 2013
Aand you have done it again!It's brilliant!It's really detailed for such a small scale.Well done and Happy new Mocing year!
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  January 6, 2013
looks great!
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  January 6, 2013
Very nice build, i like the details!
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  January 6, 2013
...Haha a shoehorn!! More like magic. Will talk to Tom re: next weekend. He is somewhat preoccupied at the mo ;).
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  January 6, 2013
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Wow how on earth have you crammed everything in?
With a shoehorn :-) I will admit, this one was a headscratcher... see you soon!
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  January 6, 2013
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Very nice! Now do a 4-wide to put in the trunk, and make a recursive-like photo...
Russian Jeeps, comin' right up... :-)
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  January 6, 2013
Quoting Sven Jagdmann Wow this Jeep is absolute brillant work in every details. You did a fantastic job on it and i'm really excited ;)
Glad you like it, Sven :-) I'm excited about it too.
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  January 6, 2013
Quoting Topsy Creatori(StoveTop nomore!) Nick, Nick, Nick... you have done it well again! The choice of yellow is spot on! Love your new engineering term "technicky underside"! I like both versions, but I like your studded one the best! :)
Thanks Topsy :-) Gotta watch out for those technicky undersides, especially if they're studded... ouch!
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  January 6, 2013
Very nice! Now do a 4-wide to put in the trunk, and make a recursive-like photo...
  January 6, 2013
Love the size - its perfect! I think smooth looks the best too. Very playable and great amount of details. Well done.
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  January 6, 2013
Another beautiful model! As usual, an excellent build.
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  January 6, 2013
Wow this Jeep is absolute brillant work in every details. You did a fantastic job on it and i'm really excited ;)
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  January 6, 2013
Wow how on earth have you crammed everything in? Fantastic work my friend. I can't believe I am going to say this but I think the smooth bonnet looks better. Will repond regarding the weekend soon.
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  January 6, 2013
Nick, Nick, Nick... you have done it well again! The choice of yellow is spot on! Love your new engineering term "technicky underside"! I like both versions, but I like your studded one the best! :)
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  January 6, 2013
Nick, Nick, Nick... you have done it well again! The choice of yellow is spot on! Love your new engineering term "technicky underside"! I like both versions, but I like your studded one the best! :)
 
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