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Great Big Mining Truck
A highly playable little Tonka Toy type thing built for Lugnuts' 64th build challenge on Flickr.
About this creation

Just a bit of fun, with the biggest, baddest trucks in the world.



If you'd like one to play with, support on Cuusoo

These are typically 8-9 metres wide, with tyres 4 metres tall - the minifig is to scale and the model is 20 studs wide. Not based on a particular model but with generic styling for the type.



They can shift up to 400 tons, and to do that you'll need a proper engine...

V20 anyone ? 3,500 horsepower and rear wheel drive :-) This has 20 little pistons jumping up and down and 2 camshafts and a fan whirling around.



The model gets a simpler V8 as that is all that'll fit. Makes a lovely rattling noise as it's pushed along.





The handwheel on the side operates the tipping bed and it'll do so with plenty of weight in it as well. Steering is by HOG from the back and the engine turns.



And if it ran you over it wouldn't notice...



This was so much fun to play around with I made another one - this time with full remote control for all 3 functions.



There's an XL for drive, an M for steering and another XL to work the tipper. 2 IR receivers and a battery box as well added up to a packaging challenge.



Drive and steering motors and their IR receiver at the front - the latter is a bit too buried to receive a decent signal unless you take the cab off.



At least the tipper one is in the clear...



And it's fun to chase the dog around with.







Comments

  February 9, 2014
Hey, Nick i think you should try out Lego cuusoo!
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  January 1, 2014
love the trucks they look like Komatsu HD1500 same width as well in mini-fig scale especially the fact you managed to motorise them love engines as well. Keep building
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  December 5, 2013
Your models make me smile… ;-) This one is so nice too!!!
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  September 8, 2013
i am inspired.
  June 11, 2013
Awesome truck!
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  March 24, 2013
The truck is awesome! I love the design very much. As for the RC version I am not so fond of it because the battery box and RC elements are very visible. The point is to hide it if you care about the design. If the model was fully technic then it wouldn't matter. Besides that little obstacle, everything is awesome!
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  March 22, 2013
ravishingly beautiful!
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  March 19, 2013
Very cool! And there's two of them, twice as cool :-D Fun aside, the shape is great and that front looks very good. Oh,and i like that engine too :-)
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  March 11, 2013
wish i was the minfigs, the engine looks like a detriot 12v71
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  March 11, 2013
Nicely made truck. Love the engine :)
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  March 6, 2013
This good old yellow you like... Excellent build, Nick! Very clever choices you made for the design and engine. The final result is very realistic. A stunning result. I rush to your Cuusoo page!!
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  March 3, 2013
inpressive ....amazing details..bravo
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  March 2, 2013
Quoting Gabor Horvath Wow! It might be a good fun to play with these truks! Great design! Supported! :)
Thanks Gabor! :-)
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  March 2, 2013
Wow! It might be a good fun to play with these truks! Great design! Supported! :)
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  March 2, 2013
Wonderful! They look just right, as if not made from LEGO. No visible compromise. Great!
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  March 1, 2013
Stunning!
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  March 1, 2013
One (two?) of my favourites from you, phenomenal work! You nailed the design flawlessly.
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  March 1, 2013
Wow, I love your snot. Hang on, that didn't sound right. Haha -LB Jr.
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  March 1, 2013
certainly is a great big mining truck! Looks great!
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  March 1, 2013
That's great! Construction trucks were the passion of my childom (a new word I've just decided to coin). ;)
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  March 1, 2013
That's a F'.... great big mini truck !!!! I love it .....
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  March 1, 2013
This thing is awesome!
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  March 1, 2013
A stunning project.
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  March 1, 2013
Fantastic work!
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  March 1, 2013
Love all that detail and clever SNOT building!
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  March 1, 2013
Fantastic!
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  March 1, 2013
Amazing and HUUGEE!
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  March 1, 2013
Maybe I'll build one motorized ;)
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  March 1, 2013
Iconic and well-done. Definitely a little kids dream
Nick Barrett
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Emerald Knight
  February 28, 2013
Wow ! love the engine, and all of it, especially as it is lego man scale ! That front grill looks like the vehicle will have more than a few knights under the bonnet !>.....well done
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  February 28, 2013
Awesome work mate, they are both amazing!
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  February 28, 2013
beautiful NIck! you really captured the shape of such a monster - awesome work in all ways !
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  February 28, 2013
Great design! I think the engine is really cool!
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  February 28, 2013
Great work, especially on the engine.
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  February 28, 2013
You made another one -_- I must say, the look of two of them is pretty awesome but why not just modify the first one with PF ? of was it to keep that nice simpler V8 :P Nicely done.
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  February 28, 2013
BEAST! And that engine was BOSS!
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  February 28, 2013
awesome! double awesome! And power functions too! oh my!
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  February 28, 2013
Quoting geoffrey boulton this is fab and a remote controlled one aswell very nice as always nick should put these on cuusoo
Thanks Geoffrey - I'll do that!
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  February 28, 2013
you built 2!!! lol, I love your excentricity, lol, they look fab! I only wish you had the small red city sports car to compare size, lol, whooo, it s big! I d also like it parked in front of an emporum, lol, it must be a sight! then, you could roll over it, lol, what sculpting talent, and the engine...maybe I could build a nice dumper like this, but, forget the engine ok? lol, fantastic work nick!
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  February 28, 2013
Very cool! And there's two of 'em! Crikey!
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  February 28, 2013
Big wow! I was one of those kids who could take or leave sports cars, but show me some heavy machinery, and I was happy as anything. Can you see that in my space builds? This ticks all the boxes; the scale, all those yellow angels and then the icing on the cake, the motor. Super stuff. I'm going to build a construction vehicle this evening I think in honour of this.
  February 28, 2013
Ooooooh! Gimme, gimme, gimme!!!
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  February 28, 2013
BIG is beautiful! They're ready for the BIG pit mines... wow... last element extraction... gold! :)
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  February 28, 2013
this is fab and a remote controlled one aswell very nice as always nick should put these on cuusoo
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  February 28, 2013
Great work on both of these, plus that wicked engine! I like the way you angled the front end of the trucks, true to the original. But aren't most of the drivers women?
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  February 28, 2013
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Brilliant x2. 10 smilies :). These look fantastic and I can bet they are great fun to play with. That's it I am coming to your house now! ;)
Hee hee. Bagsy the RC one :-)
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  February 28, 2013
As soon as I saw the little picture in the e-mail, my inner 10 year old said, "Brilliant: I want one of those!".
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  February 28, 2013
Brilliant x2. 10 smilies :). These look fantastic and I can bet they are great fun to play with. That's it I am coming to your house now! ;)
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  February 28, 2013
Wow, very cool stuff. Both versions are great!
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  February 28, 2013
Great work, looks like a lot of fun!
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  February 28, 2013
Quoting Emerald Knight Wow ! love the engine, and all of it, especially as it is lego man scale ! That front grill looks like the vehicle will have more than a few knights under the bonnet !>.....well done
It's got a portcullis! Thanks Emerald :-)
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  February 28, 2013
Quoting Tom Simon Lovely job. After the dog is chased for a bit, does it make use of the space in the tipper for anything?
Eeeeewwww!!! Don't give him ideas, Tom :-)
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  February 28, 2013
Omg these are great and they're big! I love them! Always wanted to build one of these as I think they're fascinating. Beautiful builds Nick!
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  February 28, 2013
Lovely job. After the dog is chased for a bit, does it make use of the space in the tipper for anything?
 
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