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Coca Cola Truck
Model Team road rig like those from the commercials. Power, lights and functions in the trailer are all controlled by remote.
About this creation


This model is a classic 12 stud wide Model Team truck. I began planning it when building the mobile Shell station back in June 2007. The first prototype for powering the truck was built in September and a full chassis was finished in November.
I had yet to find a way to change the gears, but in December I found a solution using only the motor for steering to change gears, decouple and turn on the lights when in gear.
The rod that changes the gear required a lot of force and some cogs were damaged, so I came up with a different solution that still used only one motor for all functions apart from propulsion.





A couple of BrickLink orders later and I had the first full prototype for the truck. Presenting it to my LUG lead to a couple of changes of the sleeper and I began building the trailer. By using a turntable, I was able to power 8 functions using only 2 motors. The model was displayed at Klodsfest 2008, which turned out to be a great field test. I found problems with nearly every function. Even the steering didn't work properly because of all the additional functions that engaged when they shouldn't. The mechanics had to be almost completely changed, leading to the version you can see in the video.


Pretty much all LEGO trucks have V8 engines, so I have always thought this to be normal. This was until I met a fellow LEGO truck builder (and LEGO Technic designer) at Klodsfest who told me that all trucks have straight 6 cylinder engines - even the American ones!

So for the first time a truck of mine has an engine of the real type. The new engine (which is coupled directly to the twin XL Power Functions motors) has both a moving flywheel and camshafts as seen in the video.




There are 4 motors in the truck: 2 XL motors for propulsion (as mentioned above), 1 M motor for steering and one for changing gears. There is a high and low gear. The lights turn on when in gear and the trailer coupling is disengaged when in high gear.




You might notice it's very easy to hook onto the trailer: simply drive into it!
This is possible because of a new coupling system. I have had similar systems in the past, but this new one is much easier to build, use and both the truck and trailer can decouple.








The first prototypes used only 9V for the lights, but then LEGO released LEDs, so all the lights on the truck are now of this kind, making the 9V power supply obsolete (the first prototype had two battery boxes)




    There are 8 functions in the trailer:
  • Open the top lid
  • Turn on the rear lights (or make them flash)
  • Operate the jack
  • Open/close the lift gate
  • Elevate the lift gate
  • Decouple
  • Operate the auxiliary output (an NXT motor in the video)
  • Turn the power off



The trailer still uses the old 9V lights because they can flash, while the display on the top is made using fiber optic bricks from the '90s.




There is an antialiazing effect built into the logo. Try to zoom out or move away from the screen and you will notice the logo appearing sharper.




It has the same width as Agents Mission 6, and is slightly wider than the Ferrari truck.



Earlier versions
Coca Cola Truck 2004 Container Transport

More picture can be found in the Brickshelf Gallery




Comments

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  October 22, 2012
Lovely! Look at my creation and rate it! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/328869 You can contact me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GabrieleZanello E-mail: zanellog@live.com
  April 29, 2012
i love it!!
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  May 30, 2011
How did you fit all that into a 12 wide truck
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  November 15, 2010
Hi, can i buy this truck by Lego? with number of Lego is this truck? i'm a big Coca Cola collector all ready 25 years! the truck is very NICE!! how many day's or weeks take it to build this truck? greetings and a nice day, Frans Oorthuis
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  July 25, 2010
cool truck
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  February 1, 2010
Hey Lasse, I bet if you show this MoC to the Coca Cola marketing people in their Head Office they will ask you to display this in one of their events (maybe even in your city). Or better yet they just might offer to buy it from you. ;-) You should definitely find a way to get them to notice it. This is all, of course, if they haven't already... Anyway, I really enjoyed your creations and envy your talent.
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  January 29, 2010
The best.
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  January 29, 2010
The best.
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  August 15, 2009
This is so impressive! The use of robotics to such level always amazes me! Plus the model is very realistic and beautyful - not just a robot. congratulations! you must be very proud:) if not you should be!
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  July 30, 2009
sorry, there are only 5 "smily faces" to give you. I would give ... emm.. there isn't this big number =/ Simply exelent work, nothing less to say amout it!
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  July 30, 2009
Well done.. i missed this one so far, bu it is a great build.
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  July 23, 2009
Congradulation! This is a real Masterpiece. Truely amazing.
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  July 6, 2009
dude all those pieces how long did it take you to build that with all those power functions
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  June 29, 2009
this is like the coolest thing i have ever seen, 1st i thought the truck looked awsome, but then i saw how it worked, man that is so cool, how does this only have 20 some comments? and all your other truck models r just as nice, very, very cool. LOVE IT.
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  June 29, 2009
i like it, its very good, and i love COKE!
Lasse Deleuran
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Thomas N
  April 9, 2009
That is ridiculously cool!
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  March 17, 2009
hi, first let me say: GREAT MOC!!! I have a question... I tried to use your ntx controller program downloaded from http://www.daimi.au.dk/~ld/lego/software/rc.zip without success. As I understand, I need to make controller.nxj binary and upload it to ntx brick. I installed current lejos ver. 0.7 (and the older one ver. 0.6), java etc. and the compilation and linking didnt work for me. Could you provide ready-to-upload binary file or explain how to use files in downloaded rc.zip archive? Thanks in advance! Pawel (pl@neo.pl)
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  February 11, 2009
hi lasse i like all of your trucks and trailers and other creations but there's one thing can u send me instructions how to make a truck trailer please:D i'm giving u my msn if u can send me the instructions:) my msn is: mezake88@msn.com
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  February 2, 2009
That leaves me just plain flat. Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant!
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  January 24, 2009
Knock my socks off that is excellent! Great MOC! Whoa, that hitch system, 3rd motor for gear shifting!? The lights! The brick work for the logo! Very well done.
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  January 23, 2009
cool, love it, there is a ton of detail, can you look at some m cars, the lights finish it off
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  January 23, 2009
Amazing! do you know how good this is? this absolutely superb! this one deserves more than a 5/5. well done man!
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  January 22, 2009
Quoting Brad To Much Detail Awesum!!!!! Is it Possible to make the sides of a truck like the canvas how it folds up??
I have seen people do this by making the canvas out of colored paper, but I have yet to see a well working solution using only LEGO-bricks.
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  January 21, 2009
Awesum!!!!! Is it Possible to make the sides of a truck like the canvas how it folds up??
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  January 21, 2009
Fantastic! Not only does this truck look good (really good) but the amount of motorization you have been able to build in is astonishing! I am literally blown away at the complexity of the engineering that I imagine went into this. You have done an exceedingly good job at concealing it all and keeping the scale and detail intact. Thank you for sharing. I doubt I'll ever be this skilled with my Lego bricks, but at least I have an idol now!
 I made it 
  January 20, 2009
Quoting Ozzy(Phil) Ozborne(AcDcRocks) INSANITY!!!!! can you email me the nxt file please?
The NXT runs LeJos (Java for NXT). If you install LeJos 0.6, then the following files will do the trick: http://www.daimi.au.dk/~ld/lego/software/rc.zip rc.Controller is the main program. The binaries are included so you only have to upload them after installing LeJos on the NXT. I have not yet been able to control PWM on the normal LEGO firmware, and working with LeJos is very hard without programming experience.
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  January 20, 2009
Quoting Way 2 Fast By the way, I'd like to see how the engine runs, too. It looks so cool!
The engine is shown running in the first part of the video. It is a simple camshaft that rotates in the middle and hits the pins (valves) from below.
 I like it 
  January 19, 2009
By the way, I'd like to see how the engine runs, too. It looks so cool!
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  January 19, 2009
Also can you show how the engine runs please?
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  January 18, 2009
One of the best creations on MOCpages I've ever seen. This is so so far ahead of the truck in your last pics! Without any exaggeration I can say you've created one of the best LEGO vehicles ever, 10/10
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  January 18, 2009
INSANITY!!!!! can you email me the nxt file please?
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  January 17, 2009
Quoting Topsy Cret your most recent truck, are unbelievable. I wouldn't be able to make something as impressive as that (especially the mechanics) if I was given a year. Good day
Thanks, but I couldn't do it either - it took 1½ year from planning to the final model ;-)
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  January 17, 2009
You, as your most recent truck, are unbelievable. I wouldn't be able to make something as impressive as that (especially the mechanics) if I was given a year. Good day
 
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