klimax

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klimax

Czech republic

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After coming from my 'lego dark age' in 2017 after long 20+ years pause, due to born of son and recollection my old lego technic sets from my childhood days, I considered getting some new studless technic sets to see, what has been changed

Initially got some smaller models, then 42009 Mobile Crane and 42043 Mercedes Benz. 42043 set with it's many universal parts made me think of building MOCs.
I was suprised, what else can be built from 1 set with some inovative thinking. It is filled with great set of gears and connection pins.

Goal:
1) to build as much as can be done as c-model with as many functions as original model or real vehicle, without adding any aditional piece
2) functions needs to be manual (so now 3,5 old child can play with them, not to harm gears by electronics or pneumatics) (wheeled excavator was an exception)
3) if alternate of recent model, add some new functions
4) alternate of model, that can't be easily bought these days (7 years and older), also add some functions
5) create digital model or instructions of finished model, so my son can built them alone, once he is bigger (optional)

So if you can see the models, all add some other function, that was not presented, also considering that parts aren't the same, there are many build-arounds

Also considering that I build all these models during 2 years timespan (after going off my 'dark' age after 20 years without lego (never worked with studless before), with having a 9-17 job, and 2 children at home), I'm very satisfied with the outcomes

I like building of models, but don't want to waste time creating instructions, which take so much time and i'm sitting at computer on my standard 9-17 job :(
That's why there are so many models waiting for them to be created.
Once instructions are done, i'm asking here on rebrickable only decent price considering amount of time I spent creating it, small number of sales definitelly doesn't repay time spent

If anyone is interested in cooperation on creation of model instructions, let me know, thanks

klimax

Recent Comments

  • 1 day, 16 hours ago klimax Level 12 MOC Designer
    I was thinking of releasing reversed video from disassembly like i've done with tracked racer, but i can't see any statistics from rebricklabe, how many people downloaded it and liked it :(
    Or release the model free and ask AFOL's comunity to do its job and someone could do instructions for free.
    When i'm doing instructions myself, i'm willing to get at least some money compensation for time spent.
    Also thinking to relase instuction as serie of photos (madoca style), but during bulding and rebuilding the model to find best working build, i'm creating snippets of model for future reference in LXF, so the model is mostly done digital at the end. At this point it's just one step forward to make digital instructions from it.
    But i can see demand for another 42077 moc models lately, i've even uncover my cards wirh coming soon models on picture.
    Let's see what future will bring (family is still on first place, then hobbies)
  • 1 day, 17 hours ago klimax Level 12 MOC Designer
    translated via google translator:
    Can you tell me the instructions for Buggy are ready?

    Buggy is almost finished, I have prepared instruction for manual versions and photos for all 4 versions (already on bricksafe)
    I hope that next 2 weeks i'll have enough time to finish the RC version instructions and create video.
  • 2 days, 12 hours ago klimax Level 12 MOC Designer
    Thanks for appretiation.
    I'm sad with your difficulties building the model based on my instructions. I'm trying to limit the number of steps / pages when keeping them clear to build. It is definitelly harder than official lego instructions. Can you make a list of steps that are difficult for you? I should make more detailed steps or rotate the model. On the other side, you are the first one having difficulties.

    Buggy is almost finished, I have prepared instruction for manual versions and photos for all 4 versions (already on bricksafe).
    I hope that next 2 weeks i'll have enough time to finish the RC version and create video.

    As you can see in upcomming models from 42077, I already have a Trophy Truck and Go-Kart ready (including 100% MOC manual version and with PF motors RC versions)
    Unfortunatelly my time is limited and I prefer building to make instructions, that's why even many models (even from 42043 Mercedes Arocs) are waiting for completition :(
    I was looking for someone who can help me with revenue sharing instructions, but noone whom I asked accepted. Mostly due to my price I ask for instructions of my MOCs (5eur). I am not making fortune of the sales, it is not even compensation for my time spending on it.

    Allready thought about building some race truck, but once i'll start building - completition of allready built models will move in time to future;)
    But thanks for asking

    And thanks for photos
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago klimax Level 12 MOC Designer
    thanks for the comparison pictures ;)