Future Projects

April 27th, 2017 Leave a comment Go to comments

Note: to stay up-to-date with the progress on my models, be sure to check my Facebook page and my monthly video workshop reports.

Currently building:

  • Kenworth T600 truck – 60% complete
  • Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 mobile crane – 60% complete
  • Mark V tank – 35% complete
  • ORP Orzeł submarine – 35% complete
  • JCB 5CX Wastemaster backhoe loader – 25% complete
  • King Tiger XL tank – 25% complete
  • A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft – 20% complete
  • USS Sulaco spaceship – 20% complete
  • M4A2 Sherman tank – 10% complete
  • T-35 tank – 10% complete
  • Volksrod car – 5% complete

In the queue:

  • 1969 Corvette Stingray car
  • 1970 Dodge Challenger car
  • 1989 Batmobile
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger police car
  • Airport Crash Tender
  • Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 car
  • Aliens Dropship
  • B2 aircraft
  • Bentley Blower car
  • BMW i8 car
  • Bucket Wheel Excavator
  • Caterpillar 953 Tracked Loader
  • Caterpillar 7495 Electric Rope Shovel
  • Caterpillar D6K2 Dozer
  • Dodge Viper car
  • Doosan CX Concept Excavator
  • ELC AMX tank
  • F-117A Nighthawk
  • F-22 Raptor aircraft
  • Ferrari 360 Spider car
  • Ferrari 599 GTO car
  • Ferrari LaFerrari car
  • Grizzly Combat Engineering Vehicle
  • IS-7 tank
  • Jeep Wrangler Snowcat car
  • Kalinin K7 aircraft
  • Kamov Ka-50 Hokum aircraft
  • Kenworth K100 truck
  • KITT car
  • KV-1 tank
  • Lamborghini Countach car
  • Lamborghini Reventon car
  • Lead Sled car
  • Liebherr LTM1250 mobile crane
  • Liebherr R924 excavator with Leonard Boom
  • M1A2 Abrams tank
  • M2 Bradley APC
  • M6 Heavy Tank
  • M35 Wrecker truck
  • M41 Walker Bulldog tank
  • Mad Max Bigfoot car
  • MAN SX truck
  • Matilda Mk2 tank
  • MAZ 7310 truck
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz SSKL
  • Mi-24 Hind aircraft
  • Monster Mustang car
  • Nissan GTR car
  • P-38 Lightning aircraft
  • P-51 Mustang aircraft
  • Peterbilt Wrecker truck
  • RAH-66 Comanche aircraft
  • Ratte tank
  • Rocket 2 trike
  • Solaris Urbino 18 bus
  • Steiger Panther tractor
  • StuG III tank destroyer
  • SU-47 Berkut aircraft
  • T18 Boarhound car
  • TOG II tank/boat
  • Uboot type VIIc submarine
  • V-22 Osprey aircraft
  • Vermeer T1255Commander 3 trencher
  • Versatile 450 tractor
  • Warhammer Stormblade tank
  1. RjbsNXT
    October 10th, 2009 at 15:16 | #1

    @legobuilder
    sometime this weekend … 😀

  2. legobuilder
    October 9th, 2009 at 17:04 | #2

    are there coming more pics ? I like it:P

  3. RjbsNXT
    October 6th, 2009 at 00:40 | #3

    @Sariel
    I suppose you’re right – better to keep them to yourself until it works 😉

  4. Sariel
    October 5th, 2009 at 21:04 | #4

    @RjbsNXT
    Not just yet. You know I don’t want to show something if I’m not sure it’s a final solution 🙂 There’s a good chance of new pics coming this weekend.

  5. RjbsNXT
    October 5th, 2009 at 19:04 | #5

    Don’t suppose you could do some more pictures of current progress? – to show how you’re rebuilding the turntable structure?

  6. RjbsNXT
    October 5th, 2009 at 00:32 | #6

    @Sariel
    Can’t wait to see it , and i love surprises !! 😀

  7. Sariel
    October 4th, 2009 at 18:13 | #7

    @RjbsNXT
    Well, I’m working on a larger, wider one, with multiple rollers around. It is possible that it will be ready this week. And it is very likely there will be a surprise for you this week 🙂

  8. RjbsNXT
    October 4th, 2009 at 17:25 | #8

    @Sariel
    what ideas do you have to make a more stable turntable? , and i cant wait to see it 🙂

  9. Sariel
    October 3rd, 2009 at 08:49 | #9

    @RjbsNXT
    I didn’t think about elevators. I suppose it can be finished in like 3 or 4 weeks, no less. I need some time to develop a stable turntable for it, and I’ve ordered some extra parts that I have to wait for to be delivered.

  10. RjbsNXT
    October 2nd, 2009 at 22:28 | #10

    when do you think the bucket wheel will be finished?
    and are there going to be elevators throughout?

  11. Sariel
    September 30th, 2009 at 00:19 | #11

    @Isaac
    Torque is not a problem – stability is.

  12. Isaac
    September 30th, 2009 at 00:02 | #12

    I have an idea for your turntable. Use two worm gears with two XL motors to move the big turntable gear. It will make a good amount of torque for a big model, and maybe it will work.

  13. filleaw
    September 28th, 2009 at 19:03 | #13

    Looks great!Sadly mr fluffy can’t test the crane 🙁

  14. Sariel
    September 28th, 2009 at 09:34 | #14

    @Lasse
    He was old as for a hamster. I need some time to redesign the turntable and the central structure, right now the excavator is divided into modules. I’ll probably post new pics this week.

  15. Lasse
    September 28th, 2009 at 09:18 | #15

    when are you gonna post more pictures of the excavator…

    im still sorry for your lost… he was so young…

  16. lasse
    September 23rd, 2009 at 22:58 | #16

    @Sariel
    photos are ok.. but i only had a like 30 seconds video in mind..
    not anything fancy like you usually do… =)

  17. Sariel
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:50 | #17

    @darksheep
    Yes, I have seen it but thanks anyway.

  18. darksheep
    September 23rd, 2009 at 12:42 | #18

    Hay found this though you might be interested in it .
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGtAeOzZGsQ&NR=1

  19. Sariel
    September 23rd, 2009 at 09:43 | #19

    @lasse
    I don’t think so, I’d rather use the time to build and finish the excavator, and then to film it. But I added a new photo if it helps.

  20. lasse
    September 22nd, 2009 at 17:06 | #20

    hey can you make a video with un finished excavator… it would be cool

  21. Sariel
    September 22nd, 2009 at 09:23 | #21

    @sverre
    Yes, I got it stiff enough and I lifted the front jib up and drove the excavator a little bit. It works fine, but the turntable is clearly overloaded. I have to make it stronger somehow.

  22. sverre
    September 22nd, 2009 at 00:19 | #22

    Any progress on the build? Would be cool to see more pics.
    Got that rear mast any stiffer?

  23. Sariel
    September 15th, 2009 at 22:57 | #23

    @Alex
    Thanks, but I’m sure it would quickly become boring if I did it for every single thing I build.

  24. Alex
    September 15th, 2009 at 22:48 | #24

    Excellent work with you work-in-progress reporting pictures. Would be great if you could do this for all models in the future 😉

  25. sverre
    September 14th, 2009 at 21:59 | #25

    Awesome work so far! Looking forward to see more pics.

  26. Sariel
    September 13th, 2009 at 22:14 | #26

    @lasse
    I think it will last. If not, well, I’ll rebuild it 🙂

  27. lasse
    September 13th, 2009 at 21:48 | #27

    know when i see the size of the superstructure i gét a bad feeling about the turntanble not being strong enough

  28. legobuilder
    September 12th, 2009 at 13:48 | #28

    wow that’s nice!

  29. Alex
    September 11th, 2009 at 22:59 | #29

    Hi. Could you post a picture of the “work in progress” superstructure? I am really curious to follow you during the building process ..

  30. Sariel
    September 11th, 2009 at 21:21 | #30

    @legobuilder
    Yes, I will add some this weekend.

  31. legobuilder
    September 11th, 2009 at 21:10 | #31

    could you please make more pictures for the exavator building log?

  32. Sariel
    September 11th, 2009 at 07:07 | #32

    @icanhaslego
    Thank you, I have been suggested to build that vehicle already.

  33. icanhaslego
    September 11th, 2009 at 04:56 | #33

    i recently came across a tracked vehicle that you might find interesting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlcenWPzsUU&feature=related it’s a us military vehicle in development known as the ripsaw, and it’s one of the most capable offroad vehicles i’ve ever seen. take a look…

  34. Sariel
    September 9th, 2009 at 07:04 | #34
  35. owen
    September 9th, 2009 at 00:45 | #35

    i have aproblem with my pf motors i have 8 and 5 dont work what should i do? anyway great modle

  36. Sariel
    September 8th, 2009 at 16:03 | #36

    @Alex
    Less than 5 kg, I suppose. The superstructure will be made mainly of truss. I’m going to test-drive the chassis with a load up to 4 kg.

  37. Alex
    September 8th, 2009 at 15:47 | #37

    How much do yuo think could weight the Excavator when completed? How much weight do you recognize this chassis structure with this gear ratio and 1 PF XL motor could handle max? Thanks for your opinion

  38. Sariel
    September 8th, 2009 at 10:45 | #38

    @Lasse
    Thank you, I appreciate your interest. I don’t know for sure but my best guess is that it will be complete sometime in October.

  39. Lasse
    September 8th, 2009 at 10:41 | #39

    how long time wil it take before you finish the bucket wheel excavator.. i cant wait.. keep posting photos in the building log…

    PS: i love the alwis

  40. Sariel
    September 7th, 2009 at 22:01 | #40

    @Alex
    Hmm, I wonder how much they pay 😉

  41. Alex
    September 7th, 2009 at 18:20 | #41

    I am amazed by how quick you are in developing projects. I personally find hard during the construction process leaving an idea when I see it doesn’t work for another .. you know what I mean? I think you are very good and quick in that. You should apply for a management position in TLG 🙂

  42. Sariel
    September 6th, 2009 at 09:21 | #42

    @Julian
    What for? Every LUG has its own forum, so there are plenty to choose from. And running my own would require a good deal of time that I now spend building.

  43. Julian
    September 6th, 2009 at 07:52 | #43

    i no this isnt lego realated but mabye as a furture project you could make a forum 😀

  44. icanhaslego
    September 5th, 2009 at 09:00 | #44

    good luck in the race today… can’t wait to see the finished model….

  45. Sariel
    September 2nd, 2009 at 20:34 | #45

    @Alex
    You are right – I won’t. To attempt to build an amphibious TT vehicle would be to ask for insanity to come 🙂

  46. Alex
    September 2nd, 2009 at 19:44 | #46

    How are you going to make the Alvis TT “amphibious”? I can’t believe you will make a floating TT that can actually float and make a TT race ?!

  47. Sariel
    September 2nd, 2009 at 17:54 | #47

    @legobuilder
    No, unfortunately absolutely not. It would be rally hard to make a relatively small model at weight between 1.5 and 2 kilograms float with all these wheels and stuff.

  48. legobuilder
    September 2nd, 2009 at 16:58 | #48

    @Sariel
    ok I can’t wait to see it but can it float?

  49. Sariel
    September 1st, 2009 at 13:36 | #49

    @legobuilder
    I will probably finish Alvis this week, it’s supposed to participate in a race on Saturday. So I will most likely publish it shortly after.

  50. legobuilder
    September 1st, 2009 at 12:41 | #50

    could you make pictures of the alvis ?

  51. Sariel
    August 30th, 2009 at 01:15 | #51

    @NobodyBeatsSariel
    It’s done. Pics taken, video underway.

  52. NobodyBeatsSariel
    August 30th, 2009 at 00:32 | #52

    I’m looking forward to your next model. Did that one go off the list because you won’t finish it or is it done and there is probally a vid soon?

  53. Sariel
    August 26th, 2009 at 16:08 | #53

    @Boris
    Exactly. I will build a turntable similar to the one I used in a tower crane.

  54. Boris
    August 26th, 2009 at 16:05 | #54

    I would suggest using the Hailfire Droid wheels as the turntable, but I assume that you have only 2, and they’re already in use?

  55. Sariel
    August 19th, 2009 at 20:21 | #55

    @Sebastian
    The airtank, of course. It’s made specifically to store compressed air. Anyway, keep in mind that Lego pneumatics can compress air to 4 psi and no more. And I don’t think vaseline is good for bricks, perhaps a sealing foil + a Scotch tape would work better.

  56. Sebastian
    August 19th, 2009 at 14:44 | #56

    Hello!
    yesterday, while on the loo, did I begin to think about how to build a submarine entirely in lego…
    The main issue is the water. But I’am going to solve that problem with plastic bags and vaseline 😀
    but then i started to think about the “submerge” systems. And I realize that I will need some place to store the compressed air…
    Any suggestions?

  57. manne
    August 14th, 2009 at 20:04 | #57

    @Sariel
    OK

  58. Sariel
    August 14th, 2009 at 10:46 | #58

    @manne
    Then why don’t you just go to Brickshelf and search for trial trucks? There are dozens of them there, many shown in detail, and it’s probably the best place to search in, much better than anything I could provide.

  59. manne
    August 14th, 2009 at 10:42 | #59

    @Sariel
    Ok but still,so i get a start in trtr.

  60. Sariel
    August 12th, 2009 at 14:18 | #60

    @manne
    I’ve been trying to make a really good TrTr suspension for the last whole year. There is no point in making instructions, because there is no single type of suspension good for all sorts of obstacles, and besides you never really stop building in TrTr – you just keep improving. That’s the problem, there are no ultimate TrTr vehicles, and the truck that was good a year ago would stand no chance today.

  61. manne
    August 12th, 2009 at 12:59 | #61

    it in

  62. manne
    August 12th, 2009 at 12:59 | #62

    Can u build the front and back suspention of a trtr and make instructions, and put itin ideas? That woud realy help me and other folks out.

  63. Sariel
    July 20th, 2009 at 21:31 | #63

    @crawlerdude
    I think Enzo looks somewhat similiar to Reventon, but who knows, maybe next year?

  64. crawlerdude
    July 20th, 2009 at 18:58 | #64

    you should make a ferrari enzo

  65. icanhaslego
    July 20th, 2009 at 00:37 | #65

    @Sariel

    i can imagine how a module with drive, steering, and live axle suspension would be difficult to even build, and much more difficult to make reliable. oh well 🙂

    btw: i got the off roader, and how understand the drive/steering/independent suspension unit works. thanks for the pointers…

  66. Sariel
    July 14th, 2009 at 06:35 | #66

    @icanhaslego
    I dropped it for now. I focused on the Alvis instead.

  67. icanhaslego
    July 13th, 2009 at 23:13 | #67

    did you drop the kerax project, or is it just being published?

  68. Sariel
    July 13th, 2009 at 14:50 | #68

    @Haz
    Doesn’t look so interesting to me.

  69. Haz
    July 13th, 2009 at 13:52 | #69

    Lots of impressive ideas on your list. I would like to see a lego version of the TROJAN ARMOURED VEHICLE ROYAL ENGINEERS (AVRE) part of the british armys invetory.

    http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=16548&d=1162733632

  70. Sariel
    July 11th, 2009 at 07:02 | #70

    @jgarcia
    Read FAQ.

  71. jgarcia
    July 11th, 2009 at 03:45 | #71

    do you sell or trade your creatrions

  72. Sariel
    July 3rd, 2009 at 14:24 | #72

    @manne
    Not at the moment, I think.

  73. manne
    July 3rd, 2009 at 14:02 | #73
  74. Sariel
    June 20th, 2009 at 15:40 | #74

    @sergio
    It’s because I’ve been busy with some extra projects for job lately, and moreover my building projects are getting more and more complex. But rest assured, the Kenworth should be completed in about one week 🙂

  75. sergio
    June 20th, 2009 at 14:27 | #75

    I’d like to see that Prowler.

    By the way, i haven’t seen not much models the last time, why?

  76. manne
    June 10th, 2009 at 16:41 | #76

    Ok:)Right now im building a tucker sno-cat like this one http://www.sethwhite.org/images/mcmurdo/mcmurdo%20station/tucker%20sno%20cat.jpg.

  77. Sariel
    June 9th, 2009 at 19:57 | #77

    @manne
    Basically one: try not to get stuck in the snow 🙂

  78. manne
    June 9th, 2009 at 19:44 | #78

    @Sariel
    Ok but tell me a little abaut it. Any tips and tricks? 🙂

  79. Sariel
    June 8th, 2009 at 18:51 | #79

    @manne
    No, we’ve given that idea up because snowfalls are completely unpredictable here.

  80. manne
    June 8th, 2009 at 18:12 | #80

    Do you organize snowtrials? If so, tell me a little abaut it cus am building very much snowcats. Have u built a snowtrial vehicle?

  81. Lasse
    June 7th, 2009 at 17:23 | #81

    PLIZZZ finish the renualt kerax fast….. wanna see it

  82. OlSom
    May 14th, 2009 at 19:55 | #82

    @Sariel
    🙂 True.

  83. Sariel
    May 14th, 2009 at 18:25 | #83

    @OlSom
    I does look challenging, no doubt about it, I’m just afraid that a lot of people would mistake it for the 8264 set. You know, I still have to tell people that my Tow Truck has nothing to do with the 8285 set.

  84. OlSom
    May 14th, 2009 at 17:35 | #84

    If you are looking for some new construction equipment to build, i’d really love a 6×6 articulated dump truck, like

    http://img.directindustry.com/images_di/photo-g/articulated-dump-truck-42116.jpg

    That would be challenging enough to you to build (i guess) with full funcionality.
    I hope you like the idea!

  85. Sariel
    May 12th, 2009 at 21:43 | #85

    @manne
    I’m happy with the one I’ve built.

  86. manne
    May 12th, 2009 at 20:36 | #86

    cant u build a LMC snowcat like this http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/82/LMC-1200.jpg that woud be cool. Gear it down so it is realy strong and can handle hard train or how its spelled:) put some connectorpins in the holes in the treads so it gets more grip. Thanks

  87. May 5th, 2009 at 14:06 | #87

    Great works,gratulations. For the parts you are lucky cause you have Allegro under your hands. Maybe you don’t want used parts but from my respect Allegro is a big treasure.

  88. Sariel
    April 12th, 2009 at 23:14 | #88

    @Murcielago53
    You’re right, they’re cheaper, approx. $120 for a brand new one both at Bricklink and eBay. But this is still more $ than just the wheels and the wishbones would take. And one more thing – I don’t like the idea of buying 1246 parts just to get the 20 parts I need. It may sound choosy of me, but it means 1226 needless parts cluttering up my workbench. And I don’t really have much space left to build (plus shipping the entire set in the original box would be several times more expensive).

  89. Murcielago53
    April 12th, 2009 at 21:57 | #89

    @Sariel
    wouldn’t a 8674 set work best? They are easier to come by so they must be cheaper and it is based of the 8458 set.

  90. Sariel
    April 11th, 2009 at 20:59 | #90

    @Dornbi
    Good for you, but at Bricklink it currently takes $125, and even more at eBay. This is more than the wishbones and wheels would take, and the set is really rare, making it hard to buy a second-hand one somewhere else.

  91. April 11th, 2009 at 20:52 | #91

    Sariel, why don’t you buy a second hand 8458 set? That would get you the F1 wheels and the wishbones. I bought mine for less than the sum of your estimates.

  92. Murcielago53
    April 11th, 2009 at 00:43 | #92

    can’t wait to see your crusader project! Whew you have a lot planned for 2009, i’m especially intrigued to see how the Koenigsegg project will turn out.

  93. Sariel
    March 9th, 2009 at 20:55 | #93

    @Jozza
    Sorry, I’ve been away skiing for the last week, will do 🙂 The same applies for the suspension idea.

  94. cdric
    March 8th, 2009 at 22:30 | #94

    Hi.
    I wanted to know if it is possible to make a sheet on a compact steered suspension with shocks to put on a 4×4, in the idea section.

    Tanks.

  95. Jozza
    March 8th, 2009 at 02:28 | #95

    Could you please state the ECT of models in the “Currently Building” section, the suspense is killing me 🙂

  96. Sariel
    March 3rd, 2009 at 15:19 | #96

    @skinke5000
    If it was in the “Currently building” and now it’s gone, it means it’s in the publication stage. Have patience 🙂

  97. skinke5000
    March 3rd, 2009 at 14:54 | #97

    were is your tower crane???

  98. admin
    January 5th, 2009 at 22:52 | #98

    @Dornbi
    More like a fan of tracked vehicles in general, I think 🙂

  99. January 5th, 2009 at 22:17 | #99

    Btw. Are you a fan of tanks? I see quite many on the list.

  100. January 5th, 2009 at 22:16 | #100

    Wow, that’s quite an impressive list! I hope you will find time for all this soon 🙂

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