LEGO© Creations

Old McLEGO had a farm

1 October, 2010 (12:00) | LEGO© Creations

So this is a MOC (My Own Creation) that I did a year or so ago in a similar design, but never documented it. I’m a lot happier with the lower profile of this incarnation over the boxier first version I did.

My initial intent was just to test my abilities with gears and the technics set. I was going to set out making some sort of car, I knew, but I wanted to use my battery pack to make it either be remote controlled or at least self propelled. As it turns out, my LEGO motor no longer works, and I have no idea why, and it seems most battery sticks from the early 90’s, like mine, no longer work. So that already discouraged me from doing what I wanted to do. The next obstacle was having enough “sticks” that were long enough. I wanted to create something like a racecar framework, but I didn’t have the joints and pieces for that. Lastly, I have a ton of gears, but i have no more rubber-bands that would look awesome in a car, so I had to use gears instead of the pulley wheel designs.

All told, I like how the tractor turned out. The mower deck is a little lame, I know, but it was something simple to throw together and use the trailer hitch. The front loader functionality worked better in my original iteration, because the bucket doesn’t quite tilt back all the way, but it would just need a little more tweaking to fix, and I figured I spend enough time on this already.

and a video to show you all the movable parts (hood, steering wheel, engine piston, mower deck, and front loader):