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
    February 4th, 2012 at 21:31 | #1

    @Minotaur
    Most of these are fairly complex and well-thought plans already.

  2. Minotaur
    February 4th, 2012 at 18:41 | #2

    @Sariel
    Ya,it’s in the middle of the list.Are all the vehicle’s just all the things you can think of at the moment,because thats a pretty big list. 🙂

  3. Sariel
    February 4th, 2012 at 18:36 | #3

    @Minotaur
    We’ll see. I’m months away from even starting to build it.

  4. Minotaur
    February 4th, 2012 at 18:34 | #4

    Speaking of the Lamborghini Reventon,will it have a gearbox?If so,how many speeds?

  5. Sariel
    February 4th, 2012 at 08:45 | #5
  6. qwertyuiop
    February 4th, 2012 at 03:14 | #6

    havebt you already started building the reventon?

  7. Anonymous coward
    January 24th, 2012 at 07:45 | #7

    I think you should make a MOC of a striker 8×8 firetruck. They have independent suspension i believe, eight wheel drive, two steered axles in the front, and if you build that MOC with the water nozzles, you should put one in it.

  8. Minotaur
    January 22nd, 2012 at 17:29 | #8

    The only thing missing is some woman sitting on the car in the picture:)

  9. Sariel
    January 22nd, 2012 at 17:21 | #9

    @Minotaur
    Yes, the C6 is very nice.

  10. Minotaur
    January 22nd, 2012 at 17:20 | #10
  11. Sariel
    January 22nd, 2012 at 17:10 | #11

    @Minotaur
    I like the regular Corvette much better.

  12. Minotaur
    January 22nd, 2012 at 16:18 | #12

    Hi Sariel,

    I’ve been thinking,I’d like to see you make a 2010 Corvette Stingray Concept Car!Maybe you can add some weird feature like a pneumatic exhaust system 🙂

  13. Sariel
    January 22nd, 2012 at 13:40 | #13

    @William
    You just have to pump air into water-filled bottle, that’s all.

  14. William
    January 22nd, 2012 at 13:10 | #14

    Can you really make a onboard water tank with motorized pump?

    If you can, please make the intructions first for me.

  15. Mike
    January 22nd, 2012 at 11:21 | #15

    @Sariel
    😀 yes, and you seem to have modelled that perfectly!
    The wheels you are using were a good idea from LEgo, they suit a lotof models, they’re big enough but not too small, and look realistic I think.

  16. Sariel
    January 21st, 2012 at 23:28 | #16

    @Mike
    Quite and extreme steering lock, I’d say.

  17. Mike
    January 21st, 2012 at 23:17 | #17

    @Sariel
    like with forklifts, they don’t really carry too much of the weight. They have quite a good steering lock I guess.

  18. Sariel
    January 21st, 2012 at 00:34 | #18

    @Mike
    There is some friction, but I think it’s acceptable. No, rear wheels in a reach stacker are completely different.

  19. Mike
    January 20th, 2012 at 23:27 | #19

    hmmm I like the Ford but it’s time for some real Sariel-kind of complex model, full of mechanics and motors. One question: won’t multiple holes of beams, liftarms serve as a better bearing? on’t these little turntables generate too much friction? Anyway, I’m ver curious about some future close-ups on the bearings.
    Double wheels in the rear also, with the same bearings?

  20. Sariel
    January 14th, 2012 at 13:17 | #20

    @lewi
    No, thanks.

  21. lewi
    January 14th, 2012 at 07:18 | #21

    elphinstone trailers sorry

  22. lewi
    January 14th, 2012 at 07:09 | #22

    do the kenworth but make it a kenworth t909 or t908 or make a logging truck (kenworth t658) and fold up trailers (moore trailers)

  23. Sariel
    January 9th, 2012 at 22:11 | #23

    @SPARTA
    7 kilograms. I believe you can convert it into pounds yourself.

  24. SPARTA
    January 9th, 2012 at 22:07 | #24

    How much did it weigh in pounds if possible.

  25. Sariel
    January 9th, 2012 at 14:20 | #25

    @SPARTA
    The chassis was crumbling.

  26. SPARTA
    January 9th, 2012 at 14:08 | #26

    Why did you not finish it?

  27. Sariel
  28. SPARTA
    January 9th, 2012 at 02:27 | #28

    What is your biggest moc?

  29. SPARTA
    January 9th, 2012 at 02:26 | #29

    It would be awesome!

  30. Sariel
    January 9th, 2012 at 00:16 | #30

    @SPARTA
    That would be “elephant scale” 🙂

  31. SPARTA
    January 8th, 2012 at 23:45 | #31

    What I thaught you meant was using the unimog tires.

  32. Sariel
    January 8th, 2012 at 17:41 | #32

    @SPARTA
    That’s what I meant by “very large scale”.

  33. SPARTA
    January 8th, 2012 at 17:28 | #33

    It is not impossible I have just made made one of the pairs of wheels with suspension using the same sized wheels from the 8258 crane truck.@Sariel

  34. Mike
    January 7th, 2012 at 18:44 | #34

    @Sariel
    too bad.. but still they can come handy.

  35. Sariel
    January 7th, 2012 at 13:43 | #35

    @Mike
    Even 16 micromotors won’t be able to move a thing.

  36. Mike
    January 7th, 2012 at 13:18 | #36

    @Mike
    Actually these ETF trucks don’t exist yet, do they? What you find on the web are only animations (very good ones though). They’re making a little propaganda for them 🙂

  37. Mike
    January 7th, 2012 at 13:16 | #37

    @Mike
    but we have to agree that these ETFs look like spaceships compared to regular trucks… I kinda like them, I think they look very cool. But reproducing them with Lego.. that’s a bit hard 😛
    I think they have electric engines in the wheel units, and the diesel engines (one truck has four “smaller” ones that are turned on/off as the load requires) power only generators.
    I think this is common on large five-axle Oshkosh military trucks. And locomotives 🙂

  38. Mike
    January 7th, 2012 at 13:12 | #38

    @Sariel
    Let’s toy with the idea, just on a theoretical plane. Take 16 Micromotors :P, integrate them into the rotating frame of the suspension. Making it able to swing would be hard, but maybe, these frames could be built, maybe without even the suspension itself (or maybe use a small pneu cylinder). Using small wheels (like the ones you hate, Paul, or maybe even smaller ones) probably the Micromotors could move the truck, at least an empty frame that just shows that it can be done.. but quite probably if there was a body on the chassis it would be too heavy.
    But who has 16 Micromotors? 😀

  39. Sariel
    January 4th, 2012 at 07:08 | #39

    @SPARTA
    That doesn’t make it any easier.

  40. SPARTA
    January 4th, 2012 at 02:07 | #40

    But the middle axle doesn’t seem to rotate.

  41. Sariel
    January 3rd, 2012 at 09:01 | #41

    @SPARTA
    I’m afraid the drivetrain of this truck is practically impossible to reproduce with Lego, except for a very large scale perhaps.

  42. SPARTA
    January 2nd, 2012 at 22:12 | #42

    You should make a ETF mining truck but it might be hard to find specs for it.

  43. Sariel
    December 29th, 2011 at 22:17 | #43

    @SPARTA
    Maybe.I don’t really know at the moment.

  44. SPARTA
    December 29th, 2011 at 20:48 | #44

    Are you ever going to make a backhoe?

  45. random
    December 24th, 2011 at 03:02 | #45

    no i was talking to joshua

  46. Sariel
    December 22nd, 2011 at 01:17 | #46

    @random
    Yes, I have.

  47. random
    December 22nd, 2011 at 01:06 | #47

    his porsche (which is a newer model and toataly awesome as well) it probably better than the bugati

  48. random
    December 22nd, 2011 at 01:05 | #48

    no instructions though

  49. random
    December 22nd, 2011 at 01:04 | #49

    have you seen sheepos one. it totaly awesome (7+r gearbox, brakes motorized spoiler, etc) heres the link http://www.sheepo.es/ @Joshua

  50. Sariel
    December 19th, 2011 at 20:39 | #50

    @Joshua
    No, I don’t.

  51. Joshua
    December 19th, 2011 at 20:37 | #51

    i love all of your creations epically the peterbilt 379 do u know how to make a Bugatti veyron ss

  52. Sariel
    December 10th, 2011 at 10:38 | #52

    @SPARTA
    Yes.

  53. SPARTA
    December 10th, 2011 at 03:35 | #53

    Have you ever tried a lego water pump before?

  54. Mike
    November 13th, 2011 at 11:10 | #54

    The roof of the Ford is very low, will Lucius be able to see the road?!
    Oh and please install 4-point safety belts.

  55. Mike
    November 12th, 2011 at 22:12 | #55

    @Sariel
    Good luck, it’s a tough challenge to keep the weight low… but it already looks fast 🙂

  56. Sariel
    November 12th, 2011 at 21:19 | #56

    @Mike
    I have already taken a few liftarms after this photo was taken. And I like turn signals. They would work well with the RC unit and make model more realistic.

  57. Mike
    November 12th, 2011 at 20:06 | #57

    hm, if you’re working against weight, why add turn signals? I understand it’s not heavy but each brick counts, doesn’t it?
    The nose looks great, but maybe you could take out a few liftrams while still keeping the contours.

  58. Mike
    November 12th, 2011 at 09:20 | #58

    @Sariel
    I have Quentin Willson’s The Classics of Car History (if that’s the original title) and there are some photos of the Ford in that light blue-orange, and of course, dark gree, the British racing color 🙂 It wouldn’t be a reasonably-priced option.. but I think the car would look cool in dark grey with orange stripes 🙂 but this red-white is maybe the best you can have.

  59. Sariel
    November 11th, 2011 at 22:45 | #59

    @Mike
    You’re right about the colours, I have plenty of photos of various versions from the sixties. But none of these uses colours that are easy to get in Lego.

  60. Mike
    November 11th, 2011 at 20:52 | #60

    GT40 looks like a catfish 🙂
    No, joking. It’s getting along very nicely. I thought red’s getting boring for supercars, but it suits the Ford well.
    I wonder how it would look in yellow with black stripes, or in blue with orange. I think there was the Gulf team in the sixties that had light blue and orange color theme for this car.
    Anyway, it’s going to be spectacular!

  61. November 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 | #61

    Oh, I should If guessed that 😀

  62. Sariel
    November 2nd, 2011 at 11:07 | #62

    @TheTechnicKiwi
    Yes, alphabetical.

  63. November 2nd, 2011 at 10:36 | #63

    Is this list in any sort if order?

  64. Sariel
    November 1st, 2011 at 14:03 | #64

    @Mike
    No, I don’t think so. It’s going to be 24 studs wide, as usual, I have already calculated all dimensions.

  65. Mike
    November 1st, 2011 at 13:59 | #65

    @Sariel
    That’s for sure. Yes, the suspension is unique with the double row of road-wheels.
    Could this be your biggest tank yet (because of the firing mechanism)?

  66. Sariel
    November 1st, 2011 at 13:56 | #66

    @Mike
    The suspension alone is interesting. I also hope to make it fire. Besides, it’s a very famous tank with interesting silhouette that will look impressive if modelled properly.

  67. Mike
    November 1st, 2011 at 11:42 | #67

    How come you decided to include the Tiger tank? What techincal feature is it that caught you so that you want to model it? 🙂

  68. Mike
    October 29th, 2011 at 17:17 | #68

    @Sariel
    Yeah my bad, it wasn’t the 540K but an older race car. It got the name I guess because of the front leaf springs protruding forward like tusks. Anyway, your choice is nice, it’s a beautiful car.

  69. Sariel
    October 29th, 2011 at 14:54 | #69

    @Mike
    Um… I don’t think so.

  70. Mike
    October 29th, 2011 at 14:53 | #70

    540K the White Elephant? 🙂

  71. Sariel
    October 28th, 2011 at 00:30 | #71

    @kyle m
    “All”. Like “all on this list”? That would be like 10 MOCs per month, you know.

  72. kyle m
    October 28th, 2011 at 00:10 | #72

    do you think youll be even close to finishing all your projects this year

  73. Sariel
    October 26th, 2011 at 21:53 | #73

    @TheTechnicKiwi
    I don’t know.

  74. October 26th, 2011 at 21:42 | #74

    they have AUS/NZ on the list, do they always distrubte from everyone on that list?

  75. Sariel
    October 26th, 2011 at 10:24 | #75

    @TheTechnicKiwi
    Yes, I will surely build faster once I’m finished with writing. I’ not sure about the shipping of the hard copies, but here’s the list of international distributors: http://nostarch.com/distribution.htm

  76. October 26th, 2011 at 10:17 | #76

    Will 2011 be an all-time low creation rate? (you said you think the gt will be the last model of 2011) btw the book looks amazing! Will it be possible to get a hard copy out of the states?

  77. Sariel
  78. Michael304
    October 18th, 2011 at 13:27 | #78

    What wheels do you use for the rear axle from ford gt40

  79. shawn
    October 12th, 2011 at 14:17 | #79

    You should try to build a boat that is designed to go very fast. Paddles would work well, or I did see a video of a boat that had two large lime wheels on either side just at the water surface, and it sent back huge rooster-tails.

  80. DwiCou14
    October 2nd, 2011 at 23:26 | #80

    @Sariel
    I suspected a color change would be in the mix. Lime parts are out there, but they don’t seem to be very common, and I’m sure it’d cost a small fortune to acquire them for just one model. It wouldn’t be very logical, I’m sure.

  81. Sariel
    October 2nd, 2011 at 10:19 | #81

    @DwiCou14
    Thanks, but I won’t be able to build it in lime. I’m planning on red instead.

  82. DwiCou14
    October 2nd, 2011 at 02:42 | #82

    I just recently discovered your superb work, and have been browsing your site for the past few days. Makes me want to get my old collection out and start tinkering again.

    Anyhow, you have several models listed under your future projects that I look forward to seeing, but I’m particularly interested in seeing what you come up with for the Steiger Panther. I once worked on a farm that had a pair of Tigers, one of the larger Steiger tractors, and have always had a fondness for the lime green machines since then.

  83. Sariel
    September 24th, 2011 at 14:57 | #83

    @Emil
    As soon as I have something to show.

  84. Emil
    September 24th, 2011 at 14:53 | #84

    When will you post a picture of the Ford GT40?

  85. Sariel
    September 23rd, 2011 at 00:18 | #85

    @Mike
    It’s a bug in one of the plugins that pops up every now and then. Nothing major.

  86. Mike
    September 22nd, 2011 at 23:06 | #86

    @Mike
    *Brothers Brick 😛

  87. Mike
    September 22nd, 2011 at 23:05 | #87

    Is it a bug that the same things are featured at the Technicbricks and Bothers Brick links? –>

  88. Sariel
    September 22nd, 2011 at 17:22 | #88

    @Martin
    In the future.

  89. Martin
    September 22nd, 2011 at 17:19 | #89

    when will you build the LIEBHERR 1200-5.1 ??

    Best regards Martin

  90. Sariel
    September 19th, 2011 at 20:30 | #90

    @Stefan
    There will be no next Trial Truck from me.

  91. Stefan
    September 19th, 2011 at 19:35 | #91

    hey, for your next truck trial, u should try building a model with live axles similar to those in the unimog u400, but with heavy duty u-joints! if you want to, coz i think now that new parts are being introduce, it would be nice to see something other than pendular suspension

  92. MeCho123451
    September 17th, 2011 at 04:30 | #92

    I agree with sariel, it is the ugliest car EVER!

  93. Sariel
    September 15th, 2011 at 21:53 | #93

    @Wout
    It’s one of the ugliest cars I’ve ever seen.

  94. Wout
    September 15th, 2011 at 21:22 | #94

    please bild a lamborghini LM002

  95. Justin
    September 15th, 2011 at 00:15 | #95

    You should make an AC-130, I know you don’t really do planes, but that would be amazing!

  96. Sariel
    September 9th, 2011 at 21:27 | #96

    @Mecho12345
    Yes, I have, but I don’t plan to build one at the moment.

  97. Mecho12345
    September 5th, 2011 at 11:36 | #97

    Are neither of you aware of this: http://technicbricks.blogspot.com/2011/02/week-techvideo-2011-08-lego-zeeplin.html

    And helium is safe but hydrogen explodes with the slightest of a flame, so it got banned (Or at least in NZ, I think) however helium is running out like oil. Have you thought of making a dackar rally truck?

  98. Mike
    September 1st, 2011 at 22:38 | #98

    @Sariel
    Not cheap, yup, but what do you mean not safe?
    Props: they’re too small…
    hmm… a sailing boat, with a boom, and a motor moving (rotating) the bbom to catch wind, and another motor for steering?

  99. Sariel
    August 31st, 2011 at 21:53 | #99

    @Mike
    Nope, propellers in air won’t get us anywhere (literally). Paddle wheels, maybe. But it’s really simple and doesn’t seem like a challenge. Also, playing with helium is not exactly safe and not exactly cheap.

  100. Mike
    August 31st, 2011 at 19:11 | #100

    @Sariel
    I wasn’t thinking of a plane model in the Lego scale. Yes, we’ll have to accept that this one thing Lego won’t do 😀
    One crazy idea: a blimp. Some He-filled ballons with a PF powered hull under them 😀 now I know it’s one crazy idea but admit it, it would be funny. Bet the blonde girl in the park would like it much more than she liked the GG quad 🙂 walkin through the park with a Lego blimp hovering beside you. 😀 😀

    Are you planning to continue the boat sequence sometime? Maybe with propellers in the air and not in the water?

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