Can’t Afford a Baja Truck? This LEGO is the Next Best Thing
Not everyone can afford, much less build, a full-size trophy truck. That process can take months and well over $250,000. But with a few small plastic pieces, a remote control, and some knobby tires, LEGO virtuoso Egor (known as ‘rm8’) has created something that – to scale – is equally as impressive. A full-functioning LEGO trophy truck. And we do mean “full-functioning”. Despite the truck’s diminutive 15-inch length, it sports a fully articulate long-travel suspension, full-droop live rear axle, and can hit speeds of up to 9 miles per hour. Translated from 1:14th scale to life-size, that equates to 126 mph, which is on point with its real world, dirt-slinging brethren. RELATED: Check Out These Amazing Mad Max: Fury Road LEGO Creations
Expectedly, power doesn’t come from a gas-slurping V8 engine, but rather a pair lithium polymer batteries, which drive two electric motors built into the rear axle. The entire setup is managed via dual Smart Brick remote control modules, which connect all of the trophy truck’s actions – blinking LED lights, acceleration, turning – with an iPad app.
Egor gave his LEGO trophy truck a recent spin on YouTube, and in the process scared a few pigeons, passersby, and demonstrated how it can leap and bound like the real deal. However, like some of the other LEGO trophy trucks around, it does have a tendency to flip during high-speed sharp turns.
If you’re looking to build one, better keep a few spare LEGO bricks on hand for repair.
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