4x4 X-treme Off-Roader Lego build one: "Engine and front running gear"

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It doesn't look like much I know, but this is the heart and soul of my latest Lego build. You're looking at two of the three drive motors nestled within the frame together with the front-end, the steering, front axle and suspension. Below is a stage by stage pictorial demonstration of the build so far.

This first image shows how the initial build begins with just a few little components that get built upon to form the framework for the more complex building to come.

The second picture (top centre) shows the front diff inside the front axle and is what makes it operate. The two motors are connected to this differential by drive shafts. The (top right) is how the axle and suspension start to come together. It goes on to show the steering components and some more suspension details.

This build is a little different than my previous as it includes electric motors, three of them, to make the car run. You can see one here. The grey box is the motor and it's built up into a frame that eventually sits within the chassis of the vehicle. The four images below show this process and how it eventually joins up to the front axle section. The red shaft sticking out is the drive shaft that connects into the differential I mentioned above.

Here's some images showing the second motor being sub-assembled. Again, this motor joins into the model just in front of the first and then the strengthening components are added around it. This front motor drives the steering of the vehicle.

Because this model will off-road eventually, controlled by an app on my phone, it needs to be very rigid and strong. I'm really impressed with how the Lego engineers have provided that strength. It probably doesn't show in my images although the way they have added rigidity and strength is remarkable. They are some smart-ass dudes for sure! Lol.

Below is the completed stage one of the build. It was quite intricate to put together with some reasonably puzzling sections although I am pretty sure I've got it all together as Lego intended and that it should work. If not then I'll have to tear it down and rectify any errors I've made.

Below is an image from the Lego website showing what the model will look like when complete. You can see I have a long way to go! Once done though, if I have built it correctly, it will drive around, steer and off-road all controlled from my phone. Do you think I'm looking forward to that? Yep, you're right! I am.

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He's into the new build already 👍

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There's no time like the present, they say.

That looks complicated to me. What I can say is the end product is a beauty. I didn't know Lego had a community.

I started the Lego community a week or so ago, you can find it here if you are interested.


Wow, how complicated, thank goodness I decided to be a bioanalyst and not an engineer hahaha. Fascinating work, these Legos don't look anything like the ones I played in my childhood, over there a few years ago. I just built little houses and dolls, nothing to do with the sophisticated and detailed of these that you are building. I encourage you to continue, I will be watching the development of this fabulous work. Thank you for sharing and as always, being so kind and pleasant in your publications. I hug you with love, dear @galenkp.

Hi there, sorry for the late reply, I've been out at the range.

Yes, Lego Technic is quite complicated, but a lot of fun. I never had and Technic as a kid, just the standard Lego, so I'm enjoying it now. It's a little challenging but rewarding as it comes together. Thanks for following along.

Wow that's a beast of a thing, it may survive a collision :O (but possibly not a tumble off a ledge XD)

It may survive that, but I'm not sure it will survive Grouchy's driving! Lol. We will see when i take it out for testing...I'll strap young Grouchy in and see what happens!

Oh dear, I hope you have a medical crew on standby XD

dude this is so cool. I could drool over just the motor LOL

I know right? Coming together nicely...I'm trying hard not to rush it but I just wanna get it running!Lol.

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Really great stuff, I'm excited to see more build updates on this monster! Looks like there's a lot of componentry to go together, maybe more than the past Technic kits? Hopefully Grouchy has been a useful assistant >>:-(

Grouchy has been a reasonable helper. He just adds some expertise here and there, and of course laughs when I make mistakes. Lol.

Looks like Lego is the new Meccano. Have seen these around in the stores but never knew they looked this good. A great hobby to get stuck into.

I had some Meccano as a kid, but only a little. Lego was my thing and so I prefer it. I saw some Meccano in Target the other day actually and considered buying some but I have my hands full of Lego for the moment. Lego Technic adds a different element to standard Lego and whilst I like both I prefer Technic. I'm going to buy blocks next though, just assorted blocks and freestyle...Anything could happen! Lol.

Dang that build looks complicated sir galenkp! But man, the finished product is super super cool!

It should be good I think. I just hope I've got it all together right...Or it won't work. Lol.

lol...oh man, that would be bad to have to de-assemble it! The thing looks incredibly complex to me.

That is difficult Lego for me. :(
I love Lego.:)
Thanks for showing it. I'm learning

Starting to come together. Definitely looks like a pretty intricate build.

Yep, it's looking good. To be honest I haven't done anymore yet. Been trying to slow myself down a bit...But I feel the urge to build coming on.