Future Projects

March 22nd, 2020 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:

  • A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft – 80% complete
  • Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 mobile crane – 75% complete
  • M1A2 Abrams tank – 60% complete
  • TOG II tank/boat – 60% complete
  • Triggo urban vehicle – 50% complete
  • Range Rover III – 50% complete
  • ORP Orzeł submarine – 35% complete
  • Lamborghini Aventador – 30% complete
  • King Tiger XL tank – 25% complete
  • M4A2 Sherman tank – 25% complete
  • Monster Mustang car – 25% complete
  • MBT-70/KPz 70 tank – 10% complete
  • Mercedes-Benz SSKL – 10% complete

In the queue:

  • 1969 Corvette Stingray car
  • 1970 Dodge Challenger car
  • 2015 Dodge Challenger police car
  • Airport Crash Tender
  • Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 car
  • Aliens Dropship
  • B2 aircraft
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mi-24 Hind aircraft
  • Nissan GTR car
  • P-38 Lightning aircraft
  • P-51 Mustang aircraft
  • Peterbilt Wrecker truck
  • RAH-66 Comanche aircraft
  • Ratte tank
  • Rocket 2 trike
  • Steiger Panther tractor
  • StuG III tank destroyer
  • SU-47 Berkut aircraft
  • T18 Boarhound car
  • Uboot type VIIc submarine
  • V-22 Osprey aircraft
  • Vermeer T1255Commander 3 trencher
  • Versatile 450 tractor
  • Warhammer Stormblade tank
  1. Sariel
    August 30th, 2011 at 22:18 | #1

    @Henk
    I’m not interested.

  2. Henk
    August 30th, 2011 at 21:09 | #2

    Try to build a m270 multiple rocket launcher that can fire lego rockets

  3. Sariel
    August 29th, 2011 at 19:50 | #3

    @Mike
    Three or four. There are plenty of Lego Technic planes out there, some of them very well-looking and professional, except none will ever actually fly.

  4. Mike
    August 29th, 2011 at 19:43 | #4

    @Sariel 🙂 so how many micro-helis equal one Lucius? 🙂

  5. Mike
    August 29th, 2011 at 19:43 | #5

    @Sariel Ok 🙂 we can look at it this way: for its weight Lego is not too rigid, especially the connections between pieces. Basically we’re saying the same thing 🙂
    Well, you gotta pay a price for not being too breakable 🙂 Lego can be surprisingly sturdy.

  6. Mike
    August 29th, 2011 at 19:40 | #6

    @Mike but modern glass fibre planes are totally different, they don’t have any internal supporting beams in the wing, they’re a sandwich structure of shell and foam.
    In any case, for a sight it would be cool, a big plane frame of axles and angle connectors.
    Quite a challenge.. 😛

  7. Sariel
    August 29th, 2011 at 19:39 | #7

    @Mike
    You got it the other way around. Lego is rigid enough, but way too heavy. I have a tiny RC microheli with three motors, two rotors, power supply and a hull that weights 20 grams total. In LEGO that’s less than even a single motor.

  8. Mike
    August 29th, 2011 at 19:35 | #8

    @Sariel
    actually, it would be interesting to know (calculate? not me.. :P) if a plane and wing frame of Lego, coated with some light textile or sg would fly. I guess not, Lego isn’t that heavy but it’s not rigid enough. Just ha this thought because modern soaring planes’ wings ARE flexible as hell.
    But from time to time we get curious about the limitations of Lego. Truck trial is one field to test this, building for example a big suspension bridge would be another etc (I’m sure someone has already built one).

  9. Sariel
    August 28th, 2011 at 18:15 | #9

    @Aren
    It won’t fly, you know.

  10. Aren
    August 28th, 2011 at 18:10 | #10

    try to build a plane in the future. With all your skill it wont be hard

  11. Mike
    August 26th, 2011 at 22:58 | #11

    @Sariel
    yes. 🙂 think I’ll wait for the model and stop annoying you. Chances are somebody raises the idea anyway.

  12. Sariel
    August 25th, 2011 at 23:24 | #12

    @Mike
    I guess we’ve talked it over at Facebook within 5 minutes from posting this photo, but somebody here is too stubborn to register there.

  13. Mike
    August 25th, 2011 at 19:32 | #13

    OH. the tracks don’t allow that, do they? My bad. I guess you would’ve thought about it anyway 😀

  14. Mike
    August 25th, 2011 at 19:29 | #14

    T-72:
    put each 2nd road wheel out by half stud. They won’t touch 🙂 similar to how the Tiger tank had it.
    No F. 😀 😀

  15. Sariel
    August 24th, 2011 at 23:25 | #15

    @thekawasakizx10
    I’ve seen some very good Lego dragline excavators, I don’t think I can do better.

  16. thekawasakizx10
    August 24th, 2011 at 22:34 | #16

    hey
    can you build a dragline like the 2570w 1570w or somthing like that that would be awsome.
    (srry for bad english im from holland)

  17. Sariel
    August 24th, 2011 at 19:16 | #17

    @Emil
    Not easily, I think.

  18. Emil
    August 24th, 2011 at 18:32 | #18

    @Sariel
    I’m using the parts from the off-roader (the pars around the wheels), do you think any of these can be damaged?

  19. Sariel
    August 24th, 2011 at 18:11 | #19

    @Emil
    The damage to the motor is unlikely. The damage to the axles is more likely. Differential on the steered axle only can be a good idea, certainly better than having no differentials at all.

  20. kyle m
    August 24th, 2011 at 17:43 | #20

    i understand tt building is alot of work@Sariel

  21. Emil
    August 24th, 2011 at 17:27 | #21

    Hi Paul

    I’m planning to make a TMV 6×6 (actually I’ve already built the chassis, but I don’t like, and want to rebuild it). So I just have two question:
    Do you think it would be a good idea to use differential only on the first axle (it’s only the 1st axle which is sterring)? It’s going to be a Trial Truck. Is it possible that the driving motor can be damaged if you don’t use differentials?

  22. stefan
    August 21st, 2011 at 22:10 | #22

    bah, i dont think you should give up! i build tt and i know its fustrating but its fun! and ur really good at it! i thnk you should develop new ideas and move away from the ones you already have! therefore you can learn new things@Sariel

  23. Sariel
    August 18th, 2011 at 23:02 | #23

    @kyle m
    Yes. It’s been discussed at my Facebook page months ago, I really don’t want to talk it all over again.

  24. kyle m
    August 18th, 2011 at 21:41 | #24

    i dont know if this is true but i heard you were quiting trial truck races ???????

  25. Mecho12345
    August 18th, 2011 at 06:32 | #25

    an idea: nasa rover

  26. Mike
    August 13th, 2011 at 21:20 | #26

    @Sariel
    Never say never and never say always.. true. But I’m holding on!
    This afternoon I checked out Sheepo’s Porsche… PDK.. brakes… now I contradict myself and say: I’ve NEVER seen anything like that!

  27. Sariel
    August 13th, 2011 at 20:06 | #27

    @Mike
    Never say always 😛

  28. Mike
    August 13th, 2011 at 16:24 | #28

    @Sariel
    always will be 🙂

  29. Sariel
    August 13th, 2011 at 15:27 | #29

    @Mike
    With miniLAs. Still reluctant about Facebook?

  30. Mike
    August 13th, 2011 at 15:03 | #30

    @Sariel
    Are you goint to steer the loader with LAs?

  31. Sariel
    August 13th, 2011 at 13:43 | #31

    @Mike
    There’s nothing to resurrect, my view on pneumatics hasn’t changed. I will use it when needed.

  32. Mike
    August 13th, 2011 at 13:35 | #32

    @Sariel
    Are you done with the pneumatics+internal compressor setup? Or maybe some some special project can “resurrect” this? 😀

  33. Sariel
    August 13th, 2011 at 12:16 | #33

    @Mike
    LAs.

  34. Mike
    August 13th, 2011 at 12:06 | #34

    Wow. Looks neat! 🙂 LAs or pneumatics will be used?

  35. Mecho12345
    August 7th, 2011 at 12:15 | #35

    You’ve been quiet lately… dose that mean your building something else?
    Anyway You need to take the pushback tug and monorail: police transport down from this page

  36. Sariel
    August 3rd, 2011 at 18:04 | #36

    @Emil
    There is a gear reduction between the gearbox and the wheels. Because of it, the difference in ratios is multiplied.

  37. Emil
    August 3rd, 2011 at 17:40 | #37

    I have a question regarding the RG-35 4×4 you currently are building:

    How can you make a gear ratio 2.5:1 and 7:1, when you only are switching between a 20 tooth gear and 12 tooth gear?

    Because there is only a gear difference (20/12=1.667 and 12/20=0.6 (then divide the two numbers)) 2.78 between the two gears, right?

  38. Emil
    August 3rd, 2011 at 17:06 | #38

    @will
    I don’t really understand your question.
    Can you explain it in another way?

  39. Sariel
    August 3rd, 2011 at 12:12 | #39

    @Mecho12345
    Sometime this year.

  40. Mecho12345
    August 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 | #40

    When will you start building any of the 3 supercars on this list? (bugatti type 35, ford GT40 koenigsegg CRR or the Lamborghini Reventon

  41. Sariel
    August 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 | #41

    @Martin
    I’m not planning to build one.

  42. Martin
    August 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 | #42

    Hello I wish for a fast-erecting crane
    would that be possible?

    Best regards Martin

  43. will
    August 3rd, 2011 at 04:52 | #43

    @Emil are you planning on using longitudinal modules on the ends of independant suspension modules , because that moght work if it is strong enough

  44. Emil
    August 2nd, 2011 at 21:07 | #44

    @Sariel
    Okay, thank you for the helpful answers.

  45. Sariel
    August 2nd, 2011 at 16:33 | #45

    @Emil
    With two different kinds of suspension at each wheel, it’s not really possible to maintain neutral sideways stability. Different kinds of suspensions work in different ways, there’s a big chance your vehicle will tilt on one side.

  46. Emil
    August 2nd, 2011 at 16:12 | #46

    @Sariel
    Yes, my plan was to make two kinds of suspension on the same axle..
    But why wouldn’t that work good?

  47. Sariel
    August 2nd, 2011 at 16:04 | #47

    @Emil
    On the same axle? No, that wouldn’t work well. On different axles – sure, no problem.

  48. Emil
    August 2nd, 2011 at 14:42 | #48

    @Sariel
    I’m not 100% sure you know what I mean, so here is the question again:
    I’ll create a vehicle with pendular and independent suspension on the same axle, is that a good idea? Or don’t you think that would work good?

  49. Sariel
    August 2nd, 2011 at 10:09 | #49

    @Emil
    Sure, I have built many vehicles with mixed types of suspension.

  50. Emil
    August 2nd, 2011 at 09:44 | #50

    hey

    I’m planning to build a off-roader or something like that, with pendular and independent suspension at the front wheels and the rear wheels. Do you think that’s a good idea to use two kind of suspension in the same wheels?

  51. Mike
    July 29th, 2011 at 14:48 | #51

    @Emil
    it’s like in real car and truck racing: always the winning vehicle is best. For the time being.. 🙂

  52. Sariel
    July 27th, 2011 at 20:32 | #52

    @Emil
    I don’t know.

  53. Emil
    July 27th, 2011 at 19:37 | #53

    @Sariel
    Yes I know it. But what do YOU think there is the best trial truck?

  54. Sariel
    July 27th, 2011 at 11:46 | #54

    @Emil
    There’s no answer to this question, just like there is no answer to what is the best car.

  55. Emil
    July 27th, 2011 at 11:39 | #55

    Hi Sariel

    What do you think there is the best Trial Truck? 4×4, 6×6 or 8×8?

    Regards,
    Emil

  56. Mike
    July 23rd, 2011 at 15:59 | #56

    @Sariel
    then those who have the Unimog are the 10% 😀
    I’m just wondering what it could be. We pretty much had everything: four wheel drive and steering, gearboxes.. ah maybe an Audi R8 V10 🙂 or some American muscle car…
    and a new color! A muscle car would look good in orange with black parts. Red is getting boring 🙂

  57. Sariel
    July 23rd, 2011 at 12:40 | #57

    @Mike
    90% I think.

  58. Mike
    July 23rd, 2011 at 12:01 | #58

    I was just thinking what Lego will come up with next after the Unimog.. maybe a Dakar truck with an on-board compressor to regulate tire pressure and rims with a pneumatic hose receptacle to fit this 😀
    I’m curious how many people would want them to return to some kind of a supercar as a flagship model.

  59. Mike
    July 23rd, 2011 at 10:36 | #59

    @Sariel now I have. Interesting!

  60. Sariel
    July 23rd, 2011 at 00:16 | #60
  61. Mike
    July 22nd, 2011 at 23:56 | #61

    @Sariel
    Hm. Makes sense 😀 Which wheels are you going to use?
    Does an RC motor give more torque than a PF XL motor? Will XLs be better suited for the Tug?

  62. Sariel
    July 22nd, 2011 at 22:36 | #62

    @Mike
    I’m not sure there will be any kind of suspension in the pushback tug.

  63. Mike
    July 22nd, 2011 at 21:44 | #63

    Totally different topic: can you use the portal hubs – upside down to save space – in the Pushback Tug? Ground clearance is not important here, you could have pendular axles with these gear hubs set upside down so the chassis could go reasonably low over them.

  64. Mike
    July 22nd, 2011 at 21:14 | #64

    @Sariel
    I mean misaligning as simply attaching them elsewhere, “Lego-style” 😀 Trust me, it works fine! Thanks to the ball joints! They’re spheres, so it’s all the same for them in what angle the theoretical angle of steering goes through them. Doesn’t do any kind of harm, it’s perfectly Lego-legal. OK you’re not interested, I just want to make sure I clearly explained what I mean. Heck, I’ll build a small prototype just for one side of the suspension, and take photos maybe a short video. You’ll see it’s perfectly ok.

  65. Sariel
    July 21st, 2011 at 22:57 | #65

    @shawn
    Can you rephrase the question?

  66. shawn
    July 21st, 2011 at 22:56 | #66

    How well do pneamatics work as hydraulic systems?

  67. Sariel
    July 21st, 2011 at 20:50 | #67

    @Mike
    It terms of Lego logic, this is misaligning pieces. Lego pieces aren’t meant to work at this kind of angles. Besides, I’m happy with the steering in my suspensions as it is, so somebody else will have to give it a try.

  68. Mike
    July 21st, 2011 at 20:03 | #68

    @Sariel
    maybe it’d give you a boost in performance, who knows 😀

  69. Mike
    July 21st, 2011 at 20:01 | #69

    @Mike
    it’s how real suspensions work 🙂

  70. Mike
    July 21st, 2011 at 20:00 | #70

    @Sariel
    How come? It doesn’t require any cutting gluing etc, just aligning the pieces.

  71. Sariel
    July 21st, 2011 at 19:59 | #71

    @Mike
    It may be possible, but sounds blasphemous 🙂

  72. Mike
    July 21st, 2011 at 18:58 | #72

    New possibilities with the gear hubs! 🙂
    Do you think it’s possible to move the upper ball joint inside by one stud and move the lower one out by one stud? You’d get a non-vertical pivot angle for the steered wheels, and the result would be that the tires would turn on the ground closer to the point where they actually touch the ground. This way, obstacles wouldn’t turn the steered wheels away when you drive the truck over them.

  73. Mike
    July 17th, 2011 at 22:53 | #73

    there’s not much gearing up between the U400’s wheels and the fake engine, right? Just the differentials to the 20t gears, right? Sure it works smoothly 🙂 and I guess the torque balls help a lot, taking load off the driveshafts

  74. Victor
    July 14th, 2011 at 18:21 | #74

    i really want to see that F1 ferrari

  75. Mike
    July 9th, 2011 at 00:34 | #75

    @Sariel for sure! 🙂 I don’t think the designer of the Unimog had TrTr in mind. One thing the new parts can add is extra robustness. As I was watching the videos, the (pretty high) bodywork tilts to sides all too easily, which can result in a rollover in Trial, though a lower body with this kind of suspension will be better of course.. So yes, it’s not the perfect thing for Trial. But it’s nice to see realistic stuff like Panhard rods.
    Oh and I’m curious how these portal hubs can be integrated into an independent suspension, for example a Hummer with these hubs and the new tyres.

  76. Sariel
    July 8th, 2011 at 21:42 | #76

    @Mike
    I’m sure they’re not going to die. Unimog’s suspension is not perfectly suited for the TrTr races, at least not for ours. I’m sure that people who already are into TrTr will stick to the suspension systems they know, just using new pieces to make them better. And people who are new to TrTr will use the Unimog’s chassis as it is. It will be interesting to watch these compete.

  77. Mike
    July 8th, 2011 at 21:31 | #77

    @Sariel
    Yes, that might happen… but I guess there are possibilities to modify the original structure of the axle, and you can use different gear setups for the portal hub; maybe a 12 to 20 tooth ratio is stronger than using a 8t with a 24 tooth gear.
    I wonder if pendular suspensions are going to die out or not in Trial.

  78. Sariel
    July 8th, 2011 at 21:26 | #78

    @Mike
    I think they are. The new tires, however, are very different. Yes, I guess the TrTr will become more popular with the new pieces. As a matter of fact, I expect a flood of 4×4 vehicles built on the Unimog’s chassis with different body.

  79. Mike
    July 8th, 2011 at 21:24 | #79

    @Sariel
    In fact… a good evening program will be to sit down and read the whole stuff at Technicbricks with a cold beer 😀 😀 😀
    that set is expensive… almost or around 200 Euros… that’s like around 80% of the law-guaranteed minimum wage in my country…

  80. Mike
    July 8th, 2011 at 21:22 | #80

    @Sariel
    Yes. 😛 my bad, I bumped into it some ten minutes after posting the question. Sorry! 🙂 I’m curious how many of your TrTr friends are going to make use of these torque tube and portal hub things. Oh and the new wheels. Are these rims the same as you guys use with the balloon tyres?

  81. Sariel
    July 8th, 2011 at 18:14 | #81

    @Mike
    Erm… did you try the Technicbricks? They have like shown the entire model piece by piece quite a while ago. There’s parts list and everything. This set has zero secrets since at least a month.

  82. Mike
    July 8th, 2011 at 14:14 | #82

    Is there anything we can know about the suspension system of the Unimog set? I cannot find anything about it, as it hasn’t come out yet, there’s only a photo at technic.lego.com which – obviously – doesn’t show the suspension…

  83. Sariel
    June 29th, 2011 at 23:04 | #83

    @Mart942f
    I’m afraid I don’t.

  84. Mart942f
    June 29th, 2011 at 22:30 | #84

    @Sariel
    do you have any idea of when you are going to build it 🙂 im really looking forward 🙂

  85. Sariel
    June 29th, 2011 at 22:01 | #85

    @Mart942f
    I’d like to stick to two.

  86. Mart942f
    June 29th, 2011 at 21:36 | #86

    how many motors wil their be in the tug ?

  87. Mike
    June 29th, 2011 at 16:09 | #87

    looking at that crew.. Jesus Christ, what Lego has come to be 😀 😀 😀 good thing they don’t make bloody corpses and such 😛

  88. Sariel
    June 24th, 2011 at 21:32 | #88

    @Mike
    Yes, I’ve seen it. I will most likely use the standard Technic suspension, as I want to keep the weight as low as possible.

  89. Mike
    June 24th, 2011 at 19:28 | #89

    Are you going to try and reproduce the original suspension type on the Bugati, or use the standard Technic system?

  90. Mike
    June 24th, 2011 at 19:19 | #90

    Hi Sariel, do you know this model?
    http://marc.klein.free.fr/bugatti35/original/bug15.jpg
    check out the steering! It’s clever! 🙂 and very realistic.

  91. Sariel
    June 22nd, 2011 at 19:32 | #91

    @will
    Yes, most likely.

  92. will
    June 22nd, 2011 at 18:10 | #92

    is the h=gear box on the bugatti type 35 going to be the rc motor output selector?

  93. ruben
    June 21st, 2011 at 16:57 | #93

    i see jou whant to build a bugatti!! nice but i have a challenge for a pro-builder like you: build one with a lego pneumatic engine!
    that will be fantastic

  94. Sariel
    June 19th, 2011 at 20:07 | #94

    @will
    No.

  95. will
    June 19th, 2011 at 20:02 | #95

    cool, i look forward to seeing how amazing it will be, also are you only going to use old motors?

  96. Sariel
    June 19th, 2011 at 19:09 | #96

    @will
    The old. It’s kind of a nostalgic MOC.

  97. will
    June 19th, 2011 at 18:59 | #97

    is the liebherr going to use the old tread links or the newer ones?

  98. Sariel
    June 18th, 2011 at 22:48 | #98

    @Mike
    Yes, I’m afraid you do.

  99. Mike
    June 18th, 2011 at 22:34 | #99

    I guess you gotta have F account to log in?

  100. Mike
    June 18th, 2011 at 22:33 | #100

    @Sariel
    I don’t have Facebook, and don’t want to have it 🙂 I’m trying not to ask too many things here, but sure I’d be interested 🙂

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