Future Projects

September 8th, 2019 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:

  • KV-1/KV-2 tank – 99% complete
  • A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft – 75% complete
  • Solaris Urbino 18 bus – 70% complete
  • Liebherr LTC 1045-3.1 mobile crane – 65% complete
  • MAZ 535 truck – 60% complete
  • Range Rover III – 50% complete
  • ORP Orzeł submarine – 35% complete
  • King Tiger XL tank – 25% complete
  • M4A2 Sherman tank – 25% complete
  • Monster Mustang car – 25% complete
  • T-35 tank – 10% complete
  • MBT-70/KPz 70 tank – 10% complete
  • Mercedes-Benz SSKL – 10% 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • TOG II tank/boat
  • Uboot type VIIc submarine
  • V-22 Osprey aircraft
  • Vermeer T1255Commander 3 trencher
  • Versatile 450 tractor
  • Warhammer Stormblade tank
  1. Sariel
    December 3rd, 2012 at 20:30 | #1

    @Motor
    Yes.

  2. Motor
    December 3rd, 2012 at 20:22 | #2

    is the mercedes benz going to be red.

  3. Sariel
    November 28th, 2012 at 13:10 | #3

    @Knud Ahrnell Albrechtsen
    It won’t take some extra time, it will take tens of hours to be done properly. I make a lot of photos, I describe how everything works, add your own creativity to it and you should be fine. I’m not the LEGO company, I don’t have time for instructions.

  4. Knud Ahrnell Albrechtsen
    November 28th, 2012 at 07:31 | #4

    @Sariel
    Hi again Sariel

    Yes it probably will take some extra time when you disassemble, but i think it may be the easiest way to document. And you could possibly make a little money selling these instruction-pictures.
    you can see an example of it here:
    http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=276743
    His piece has arround 2800 pieces and i am currently assembling this.

    I have bought two custom instructions the past couple of month. And i am willing to get more as they are typically more interesting to build than most sets from Lego.

    Kind Regards
    Knud

  5. Sariel
    November 27th, 2012 at 12:50 | #5

    @Knud Ahrnell Albrechtsen
    I tried this, but it actually takes quite long and helps very little. When models have 3000 pieces or more, taking photos of disassembly is really, really tricky.

  6. Knud Ahrnell Albrechtsen
    November 27th, 2012 at 07:42 | #6

    Hi

    I have just seen some of your projects and they are really cool.
    i especially like your robotic arm
    Regarding the questions about creating photos of you creations as instructions.
    You say that you dismantle them for reuse. How about taking photos as you dismantle ?
    This can be used to reverse ingeneer your models ? and it will only take a bit longer for you to dismantle 🙂

    Kind Regards
    Knud

  7. Sariel
    November 8th, 2012 at 20:15 | #7

    @jürgen
    In the future. 2013, probably.

  8. jürgen
    November 8th, 2012 at 19:59 | #8

    when you will make a solaris urbino

  9. Motor
    November 5th, 2012 at 23:52 | #9

    you should build something like a John deer tractor with a arm and a bucket in the front.

  10. Mike
    November 3rd, 2012 at 00:00 | #10

    @Sariel
    not many people do, it’s not beautiful, it’s.. unique. Kinda 🙂
    you haven’t toyed with any exact ideas about the car, have you?

  11. Sariel
    November 2nd, 2012 at 17:59 | #11
  12. Shurtugl
    November 2nd, 2012 at 05:32 | #12

    @Sariel
    I understand why you say that. Same shape, same function. But then, why doing so much tanks, or Trial Trucks ? I disagree. It won’t be the exact same product.
    I think a crawler like this one would be more complicated than the BV206 you made, having more wheels, with (christie?) semi-axle suspensions (you use them well on your tanks) and to respect the real one, only one motor in the front tracked part. Look at the center join, different from hagglund too.
    Sorry to insist about that, but i really like the truck and it always has been a challenge to me to make a working one. I never finish it. Still have torque or structure problems… I will be honoured if you accept the challenge too. Making lego one as close as possible from the real one.. as long as it is only legos. oh! and the real one is amphibious (but if you make it, then famous maya world’s end would be delayed)
    Now i feel like a 10 year old children, giving his teacher a math exercice, only because i find it “the hardest one on earth” (if you see what i mean)

  13. Sariel
    November 1st, 2012 at 19:57 | #13

    @Mike
    No, sorry, I don’t like it.

  14. Mike
    November 1st, 2012 at 17:54 | #14

    If once you decide on building an FWD car, what about a Volvo 480 turbo? I think it’s a nice looking car.

  15. Sariel
    October 29th, 2012 at 16:19 | #15

    @Shurtugl
    Thanks, but it doesn’t seem much different from my BV-206. It would be almost like building the same thing.

  16. Shurtugl
    October 29th, 2012 at 16:13 | #16

    Hi Sariel !
    I’ve seen your BV-206, which work great. I prefer an other tracked allroad truck : the Vityaz DT-30. How about making one ? I know trial rules “no tracks” so you won’t use it in, but i think such a design will be awesome in outside tests.
    Anyway, thank you for sharing your work, it’s impressive and give lego’s fans good motivation.
    PS: sorry my english, us french people, we do not learn foreign languages as well as we need to.

  17. LEGOMAN
    October 15th, 2012 at 21:17 | #17

    COOL IDEAS

  18. jimmy3
    October 9th, 2012 at 22:21 | #18

    cool. im definetly gonna buy your book

  19. Sariel
    October 9th, 2012 at 21:53 | #19

    @jimmy3
    No. I’ve made a few for my book, though.

  20. jimmy3
    October 9th, 2012 at 21:33 | #20

    by any chance do you plans for a lego pneumatic engine?

  21. Cody
    October 9th, 2012 at 00:40 | #21

    @Sariel
    Great to hear, Im sure they’ll be great.

  22. Sariel
    October 8th, 2012 at 16:15 | #22

    @Cody
    Yes, I have. I will be trying to build some of the modern planes.

  23. Cody
    October 8th, 2012 at 15:02 | #23

    Have you ever thought of making an Aircraft? Such as a spitfire or Zero With working landing gear and such, or do you just do land vehicles?

  24. Sariel
    August 10th, 2012 at 19:21 | #24

    @mili
    Maybe.

  25. mili
    August 10th, 2012 at 17:13 | #25

    do u have plans to make a FWD car?

  26. Sariel
    July 26th, 2012 at 23:12 | #26

    @Mike
    I’m not going to do that, but yes, upside-down portal axles are possible. Some buses use them.

  27. Mike
    July 26th, 2012 at 23:09 | #27

    @Sariel
    do you think it’s possible to design an upside-down portal axle that takes less space than a floating axle?

  28. Sariel
    July 25th, 2012 at 19:42 | #28

    @Mike
    No, it’s going to be exactly the same size but with loads of improvements, starting with body color.

  29. Mike
    July 25th, 2012 at 19:27 | #29

    @Sariel
    Wow. I didn’t think they’re that much bigger than 8448’s wheels.
    The floating suspension is going to be an interesting feature with the low ground clearance, I hope you won’t have to switch to a pendular design while building.
    I’m also curious how you’re goiong to motorize the turret, I’ll try to think of ideas and see if I’m right when the model will be ready.
    So all in all it’s not gonna be bigger than the first model, right?

  30. Sariel
    July 25th, 2012 at 17:44 | #30

    @Mike
    Nope. The Unimog wheels are too big and suspension is too tall.

  31. Mike
    July 25th, 2012 at 17:36 | #31

    APC 🙂 oh yes. I loved the first take. Are you going to use the Unimog wheels and suspension (type)?

  32. Sariel
    July 11th, 2012 at 15:25 | #32

    @qwertyuiop
    I don’t have such plans at the moment. The problem is, there is no way to build a “simple” LSD with LEGO, I have tested some designs myself and they were many times larger than regular differential. With LEGO, you are much better off simply removing differentials completely because it won’t do as much damage as in real cars. On another hand, I’m currently building a vehicle with differential locks.

  33. qwertyuiop
    July 11th, 2012 at 15:22 | #33

    Do you think that in the future, you will make an offroad vehicle with Limited-Slip-Differentials? I have seen a design at Sheepo’s website for a linear clutch between the two axles of a differential, and I have also tested this design with several different gear ratios between PF XL motor and differential, and with different gear ratios between differential and clutch, and I have found that the design works quite well with a 5:1 gear ratio between motor and differential and 1:1 ratio between the differential and clutch. It allows enough slip between axles to not affect the performance whilst turning, but still keeps the vehicle moving with one wheel in the air.
    I’m only asking because all throughout your video about the 9838 outdoors with the 8878 battery I was thinking that a simple LSD mechanism for all the differentials would have greatly increased its performance in an offroad situation.

  34. Sariel
    July 5th, 2012 at 07:45 | #34

    @qwertyuiop
    I’m practically not touching it because I’m so busy with my book.

  35. qwertyuiop
    July 5th, 2012 at 01:47 | #35

    That Caterpillar seems to have taken a fair bit of time to build. Have you been pressed for time lately or is it just incredibly complicated? Either way, can’t wait to see how many amazing functions end up in it.

  36. Sariel
    June 19th, 2012 at 11:11 | #36

    @mili
    Currently not. I have no inclination for the big size.

  37. mili
    June 19th, 2012 at 11:05 | #37

    hello sariel, do u have plans to make bigger Liebherr LTM such as the 1500 and 11200?

  38. AlphaX
    June 4th, 2012 at 23:34 | #38

    Hey sariel!

    I just want to give you an building idea 😉 or a inspiration.
    Have you ever heard from the Porsche 918 Spyder study?

    http://www.google.de/search?hl=de&cp=12&gs_id=6p&xhr=t&q=porsche+918+spyder&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1920&bih=908&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=mSnNT4jZGYrItAan_4y6Bg

    Maybe, you don’t like it, but it would be awesome, if you like it and buid it in future time, not morning, not next month, but some days 😀

    best regards – Alpha

  39. Mike
    May 24th, 2012 at 20:12 | #39

    @Sariel
    yes I saw that there is no connection. I wonder how well the four motors will drive the car. And for how long 🙂 (batteries)

  40. Sariel
    May 23rd, 2012 at 19:26 | #40

    @Mike
    FWD is pretty much necessary in this case, to distribute the power of four motors efficiently. Yes, it would be possible to run various motors at varying voltage with NXT, although I imagine it would not be easy to calculate a formula for it. In any case, front and rear axle of my Zonda are driven independently, with no mechanical connection in between, so this is a simpler way of substituting a central diff 🙂

  41. Mike
    May 23rd, 2012 at 19:21 | #41

    @Sariel
    Building a supercar is one thing. Tuning it with extra FWD is.. something wicked 🙂
    Theoretically, if you were using nxt stuff (can you vou control non-nxt motors with that?) would it be possible to write a program that sends different voltage (rpm) to front & rear motors when turning, in proportion with the steering angle? thus substituting for a central diff.

  42. Sariel
    May 22nd, 2012 at 09:08 | #42

    @Nick
    I have no such plans at the moment, but I plan to build a regular firetruck.

  43. Nick
    May 22nd, 2012 at 06:50 | #43

    I a huge fan and I love your work! But do you think you could make an airport firetruck like the Oshkosh Striker? I think that they offer a number of interesting features that would make a fun Lego project.

  44. Sariel
    May 21st, 2012 at 18:38 | #44

    @Mike
    Zonda is RWD originally. It’s going to be black & red.

  45. Mike
    May 21st, 2012 at 17:58 | #45

    I didn’t know the Zonda was 4wd :O
    this is going to be an interesting supercar with all the RC units.
    For the color scheme: maybe black with orange parts? 🙂

  46. Matt
    May 20th, 2012 at 14:06 | #46

    @Sariel
    Sounds good, IMHO i prefer PF 😉

  47. Sariel
    May 20th, 2012 at 13:27 | #47

    @Matt
    Thanks. It will be purely PF, although possibly with a little bonus.

  48. Matt
    May 20th, 2012 at 11:23 | #48

    It’s nice to see that you will start on the Caterpillar 740 soon, will there be any NXT in this model or will it be purely Power functions? Thanks in advance and good luck with this one 🙂

  49. Sariel
    May 15th, 2012 at 00:02 | #49

    @will
    Thanks, but unfortunately it wasn’t a beauty contest.

  50. will
    May 14th, 2012 at 23:29 | #50

    @Sariel well, i think that they were the best looking

  51. Sariel
    May 14th, 2012 at 16:11 | #51

    @Ben
    That’s very far from true.

  52. Ben
    May 13th, 2012 at 18:20 | #52

    @Sariel
    you have to be kidding! you make the BEST trial trucks! 🙁

  53. allu
    May 12th, 2012 at 16:09 | #53

    if u quit trial trucks i have nobody whos creations to look at …:(

  54. Sariel
    April 20th, 2012 at 21:32 | #54

    @Shawn
    I quit making any Trial Trucks whatsoever.

  55. Shawn
    April 20th, 2012 at 18:14 | #55

    Have you thought of making a NXT Trial Truck?

  56. Sariel
    April 2nd, 2012 at 22:58 | #56

    @SPARTA
    Yes, I will build it one day.

  57. SPARTA
    April 2nd, 2012 at 22:42 | #57

    Have you thoght of making a Pagani Zonda?

  58. Sariel
    March 23rd, 2012 at 07:37 | #58

    @zeke
    Then go ahead and build one.

  59. zeke
    March 23rd, 2012 at 02:38 | #59

    @Sariel
    but its still a cool car and it would be cool to see in lego

  60. Sariel
    March 23rd, 2012 at 01:39 | #60

    @zeke
    Personally, I think there’s plenty of more interesting cars.

  61. zeke
    March 23rd, 2012 at 00:50 | #61

    it would be cool if sariel could build a ssc ultimate aero that is one cool car

  62. bertolli
    March 22nd, 2012 at 23:57 | #62

    Than I would pick the red, and later make a tracked articulated tractor

  63. Sariel
    March 22nd, 2012 at 23:44 | #63

    @bertolli
    I’m not going to make it green, that would be hardly possible with Lego. More likely red or yellow.

  64. bertolli
    March 22nd, 2012 at 23:33 | #64

    About that that steiger, they usually don’t have rear axle suspension and were would you get that color green?

  65. Mike
    March 11th, 2012 at 23:18 | #65

    @master2708
    Thanks! 🙂 Good old 280.. love it!! Don’t forget the slight steering of the rear axle! 🙂

  66. Sariel
    March 11th, 2012 at 22:54 | #66

    @master2708
    Well, I think RWD will be actually the easiest solution in this case.

  67. master2708
    March 11th, 2012 at 21:43 | #67

    I must say, that solaris urbino 18 draft my attention. I am wondering if you want it to be motorized. If yes, it would be very interesting and challenging project, because it is rwd and as far as I know, the articulation is controlled by actuators so the bus won’t let’s say “break” while turning maximally on tight corners. You inspired me to build an articulated bus, but I think that instead of solaris, I will try to build e.g. Ikarus 280 which is let’s say “middle wheel drive” 😉

  68. Minotaur
    March 9th, 2012 at 14:13 | #68

    I see,well I look forward to seeing it.

  69. Sariel
    March 9th, 2012 at 10:20 | #69

    @Minotaur
    It’s half complete at best. I had no time to build recently.

  70. Minotaur
    March 9th, 2012 at 01:55 | #70

    Makes sense.I’m so looking forward to your Reach Stacker,is it almost completed or do you have some kinks to work out?

  71. Sariel
    March 9th, 2012 at 00:58 | #71

    @Minotaur
    I guess so. I wouldn’t want to model a vehicle I don’t like.

  72. Minotaur
    March 8th, 2012 at 23:53 | #72

    Is the list of all the creations you want to make all your favorite vehicles?

  73. Sariel
    March 4th, 2012 at 23:11 | #73

    @arjan
    Of course it’s going to be a PF model.

    @Jonas
    No, never.

  74. Jonas
    March 4th, 2012 at 22:55 | #74

    Sariel, have you ever consider making a conventional tractor (i.e. a “normal” tractor with bigger wheels back)? Its actually quite challenging if you want to use real Lego wheels and at the same time keeping the proportions of the tractor accurate. The main problem is that you don’t have so much space to hide stuff.

  75. arjan
    March 4th, 2012 at 22:53 | #75

    Is your reach stacker going to be a PF model? or is it going to be manual/nxt?

  76. Minotaur
    March 2nd, 2012 at 22:00 | #76

    Legal stuff,the big kicker. :p

  77. Sariel
    March 2nd, 2012 at 21:46 | #77

    @Minotaur
    I can’t name anything until we have a cover design and the book is officially announced. Legal stuff, you know.

  78. Minotaur
    March 2nd, 2012 at 21:11 | #78

    Interesting,isn’t naming a project the first thing someone does before proceeding? 🙂 Usually that is what I do.

  79. Sariel
    March 2nd, 2012 at 21:03 | #79

    @Minotaur
    The name is not official yet, I’m afraid.

  80. Minotaur
    March 2nd, 2012 at 20:47 | #80

    Ah,I see thanks for the link.Whats the name of your book?

  81. Sariel
    March 2nd, 2012 at 17:46 | #81

    @Minotaur
    I can’t say yet, honestly. Maybe this will help you out: http://nostarch.com/distribution.htm

  82. Minotaur
    March 2nd, 2012 at 17:21 | #82

    Hello Paul,I’m pretty sure you are getting a lot of harassment about this but,will your book be in stores like Barnes n Noble or in small book store’s and when will it be in store’s(in America)?

  83. Mike
    February 20th, 2012 at 19:25 | #83

    @Sariel
    True.. ours too, albeit on the other side. And mostly in the form of airplanes, fighters and bombers used German craft.

  84. Sariel
    February 20th, 2012 at 00:02 | #84

    @Mike
    Trust me, my country had its share of the cool German technology 😉

  85. Mike
    February 19th, 2012 at 23:31 | #85

    @Sariel
    Then you’re not a fan of cool German engineering (in this case). I’m sure dozens have asked you to build a Diablo or Countach for example 🙂 older ones might be even more interesting, like the P400 Miura, or the Espada.. good old supercars.

  86. Sariel
    February 19th, 2012 at 14:13 | #86

    @Mike
    I think there are dozens of more interesting mid-engine supercars than BMW. Any Lambo, for instance 🙂

  87. Mike
    February 19th, 2012 at 13:51 | #87

    If you want to take your experience with RWD mid-engine supercars further, maybe the BMW M1 would be a nice example. It has a relatively simple bodywork, I6 engine, nice big rear lights you could model, and open-up front lights.

  88. Sariel
    February 9th, 2012 at 21:07 | #88

    @will
    No.

  89. will
    February 9th, 2012 at 20:40 | #89

    have you ever considered an aston martin?

  90. Sariel
    February 8th, 2012 at 07:54 | #90
  91. Minotaur
    February 8th, 2012 at 00:49 | #91

    Hey,you made a good website and make great models,thank you. 🙂
    B.T.W Do you work for WordPress?

  92. Sariel
    February 7th, 2012 at 21:57 | #92

    @Minotaur
    Thank you sir 🙂

  93. Minotaur
    February 7th, 2012 at 19:52 | #93

    I see,so its not as old as I thought.I was thinking it was 80’s or mid 70’s.I wish you best of luck in your pursuit for the Yamaha Virago!

  94. Sariel
    February 7th, 2012 at 19:17 | #94

    @Minotaur
    There are no new ones, I think, they are long out of production. I’m interested in Viragos produced between 1990 and 1995, they usually sell for between 7000 and 8000 zloties. That’s a little more than 2 months worth of average salary here.

  95. Minotaur
    February 7th, 2012 at 18:17 | #95

    In a general estimate,how much(using the Polish Zloty)would it cost to by one?It seems to be old and collectable so to by a new one will most defiantly be expensive,but a used one shouldn’t be to bad,right?

  96. Sariel
    February 7th, 2012 at 04:13 | #96

    @Minotaur
    Nope, still can’t afford it.

  97. Minotaur
    February 6th, 2012 at 22:40 | #97

    @Sariel
    Show it off,(oops)!

  98. Minotaur
    February 6th, 2012 at 22:38 | #98

    @Sariel
    Speaking of that bike,do you own one currently?If you did,you would probably show it of to all of your friends. 😛

  99. Sariel
    February 6th, 2012 at 07:31 | #99

    @Minotaur
    Nope.

  100. Minotaur
    February 5th, 2012 at 18:17 | #100

    Hey I have a interesting question,will you be making you dream bike the Yamaha Virago was it (I’m terrible at remembering names of vehicles) out of Lego’s?

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