RC Routemaster . Hello everyone! This is my newest creation, the RC, minifig scaled version of London's famous doubledecker bus with Olympic games stickers! Hope you like it! .
About the real thing
The AEC Routemaster is a doubledecker bus. It was built by Associated Equipment Company in 1954 and it was in production from 1958 until 1968. 2,876 Routemasters were built, but approximately 1,000 still exist.
For that scene, in which the passengers get on, I recharged my battery three times, I made 241 pictures and 37 people got on the bus.
If you live in Germany or in other countries, where you can't see the video because of the music, look at it without music here!
Some photos about the creation
I looked for pictures in connection the Olympic Games on the Net. Then I printed it and I fixed it on the bus by two-sided tape.
These are my favourite stickers. The first is the Lego 10214 Tower Bridge with the olympic circles. It’s my own invention! The second is England, as the olympic flame. Unfortunately it’s not my idea.
In the bus stop and making the stickers
The vertical motor drives the steering, the horizontal drives the rear wheels. The driving becomes faster through the dark grey gears (3:1) then becomes slower through a worm screw and a gear with 16 teeth (1:16). The total gear ratio is 1:5.333.
For the steering I used this part. I didn't fixed it, so it can slide a little. The grey bars, the grey pins and the dark grey gear keep it in position. The bars are the parts of this set.
Between the driving motor and the bricks under it there is a half-brick place, so I couldn't fix it. There is 4 stud wide place inside, so I put a 4 stud wide plate and a modified plate (it's on the photo) with the same width onto the bottom of the motor, so it can't spin.
A bottomview. The light grey axle in the middle is the part of the steering.
Fortunalely it's not too difficult to switch on the bus. You don't need to remove the whole roof, only a 2x4 tile.
Photos without stickers
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