Saturday, May 12, 2012

Land-Rover Defender 110

Available complete instructions!! More info here

After many months of work through the last year, I present you my new supercar: a Land-Rover Deffender (110 version).

Yes, for me it is a supercar, it is not a truck trial or a normal 4x4. Yes, I know, it is very high and square, but it has many advanced features and solutions, and for me it is enought to call it supercar.



Note: The number with the name means the wheelbase in inches, 110 in this case, it is the most used. But nowadays exist 90, 110 and 130 versions.


My history with this vehicle:

When I was a child, in my town, everyone used a Land-Rover Defender (usually very old) to go to the countryside, mainly for the agriculture.
It's a extraordinary cross-country car and nearly indestructible. That's the reason why it's very used all around the world.

Since then, I am a Land-Rover Defender fan (nowadays, I have two of them to use in my family's farm).

I tried to built it some years ago, but with the parts avaiable in that moment it wasn't possible...(because of the wheels mainly).

But, with the new Unimog tires was the perfect moment to built it definetly.

This model is made in 1:8.4 scale, thus remains in 28 studs wide, 65 of length and 29 of high (without roof).


It have 5+R speeds secuential gearbox, with auto clutch.
The mechanism disconnect the clutch, change the speed and connect it again, pushing only once the controller.
I know this is not realistic, but I you want to control the gearbox remotely, this is the only way to do it.

The speeds ratio

R - 2.08:1
1 -  1.67:1
2 -  1.25:1
3 -  1:1
4 -  1:1.33
5 -  1:1.67

Also it has 2-speeds transfer case:

High range - 1:1
Low range - 3:1

Finally it has RWD and AWD modes

The maximal speed in high range 5th speed is around 4 kph(2.5mph)

It has front and rear live axles with long-travel suspension.

Complete interior with working steering wheel(3.6 laps, as the original Defender) and gearbox speed indicator.


It uses 3 IR recievers and 7 PF motors:

- 2XL for drive
- M for the steering
- XL for main gearbox
- M for the brakes
- M for the tranfer case
- M for connect the AWD

Of course the 4-cylinder fake engine moves with the drive motors.


The steering system is based in the real live axles system, it not uses the typical rack.



It has disc brakes in all wheels. They are very powerfull, enought to stop the transmision.


Also you can disasembly the bodywork removing only 4 pins and the steering wheel, do it is very fast.


With the bodywork removed, you can remove 5 more pins and take out the complete powertrain.

The powertrain includes:

- 4-cylinder fake engine
- Clutch
- Secuential gearbox
- Transfer case
- RWD-AWD selector


Finally as always a video showing all features:



You can see more pictures here:

http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?f=503396

Available complete instructions!! More info here

I hope you like it!!!

101 comments:

Parda said...

Que guapo está, esto es lo que quería ver yo, y me ha gustado mucho mas de lo que esperaba!!

Y corre que se las pela! ^_^

pradyum said...

It is your last

Anonymous said...

Is there a chance to post a simple instructions for this gearbox?
I know you did instructions for Mini's gearbox, but this one looks much better!
Thanks!

tuur said...

nice
but you say that the hight is 29 studs witout a roof
but in the video or the pictures you can't see a roof???

Blastem .es said...

Best 4x4 ever in Technic... and It is a Land Rover.
Congrats for such Creation Sheepo.

Anonymous said...

Put it out on Cuusoo, NOW!

Junkstyle Gio said...

You did it again!
Awesome!

tuur said...

does the separated powertrain includes the sequential gearbox??
if yes it would e fantastic because it seems very smal to me and because of the shape it is easyer to put in a smaller car than the mini's

tuur

Sheepo said...

I have update the text about that, read it again!!;)

My Land Rover has a Soul said...

Wow, that is SO awesome! You should come to our Landy Festival next year... Check out what we put on this year:
http://mylandroverhasasoul.com/

Anonymous said...

This is super.....unrealllll

Bernhard Mollema
http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/74519

NXTfreak said...

I hope there come a set of it!!!!
And than I buy them.

Jerkerhead said...

wow i really love it:)
but what do you mean by 'my last supercar'

Anonymous said...

yiu have use the 3d builder to do it or only with patience and imagination?? jajaja :) nice one again

Sheepo said...

With many patience and imagination hahaha, all my cars are designed with that system. In a technic creation you can't use digital programs because you can't know if the connections and structure will be enough strong and reliable.

Anonymous said...

OK, when i saw the porsche instructions i thought you made all your models that way.. jaja ok keep on with your models, are fantastic

Anonymous said...

Please Please post instructions for this!

wurlde said...

Es una obra de arte

khoo10cents said...

Very nice! you should go work for Lego...they'll sell a lot more Lego sets with your amazing creations =)

Ben said...

AMAZING!!! is there any possibility you can make instructions for it? :)

Anonymous said...

Ditto - just voted for this on Cuusoo. Absolutely awesome... I cannot believe the detail/accuracy/scale, and the engineering is incredible. I'd part with a few hundred notes for this model! Please list parts/instructions!!

W00fer said...

Very good work Sheepo.

Anonymous said...

My son and I would really like to build this - we are LR Defender fans (we have an old one) - will you be making the instructions and parts list available? Well done, great job! grant@sundance.hu

alediver said...

Great job, but all Defs are AWD, only Series were RWD/AWD.

Anonymous said...

This is an awesome project, well done!

Option for Diff Lock?

Eiker86 said...

You are in the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten ;)
http://bil.aftenposten.no/bil/Her-er-en-fjernstyrt-Lego-Landrover-20967.html (In Norwegian)

Tristan said...

can I buy one?
and how mucht does that cost?

Tristan said...

And if you couldn't buy it. Please, send the instructions to this e-mail.
tristan.surtel@xs4all.nl

Zobnob said...

simply amazing sheepo!! job incredibly well done - I certainly hope things on cuusoo.com workout so we can get this made into a set!!

I'm trying to make something equally impressive myself, but damn - you sure set the bar REALLY HIGH!!

Zobnob said...

are there downloadable instructions anywhere?? I really want to see detail on your 'traction mode' and the transfer-case...as well as the super compact 5-speed transmission-shifting device!! SOOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!

Stephen said...

Best Technic MOC I've ever seen, I've voted at cuusoo.com. I want one............would look good next to the Unimog.

Andres P said...

Espectacular... He posteado tus enlaces en los foros de la Legion Land Rover Colombia y en el Land Rover Club Argentina... Un grano de arena para lograr los 10000 votos... Mucha suerte.

Anonymous said...

Please put the instructions for the gearbox!

Anonymous said...

I say, vote and buy!

Anonymous said...

Please post the gearbox instructions or more detailed photos.

Anonymous said...

I would pay for the complete instructions!

I know it may be conflictual with Cuusoo, but I don't think Lego would make it a real set (they should but it would be too expensive to attract lots of people).

Great job as always!

chissus said...

WOW !!! DONDE PUEDO COMPRAR UNO ASI ??? CUANTO CUESTA ?

Sheepo said...

Lo siento pero no esta en venta en ningun lado, tan solo existe el mio jejeje

djshiver said...

Sei davvero un genio, complimenti!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't want to be impertinent, but why this car has no roof??, I have not seen any fully convertible, at least have a roof that covers the driver! ;)

Anonymous said...

that thing is amazing in its own right

Anonymous said...

Very Good

qwertyuiop said...

this moc weighs over 3000 grams, has 9cm wheels, is driven by two XL motors and has a 1:1.67 gear ratio in 5th gear in the high range. i am working on a supercar that currently weighs less than 1000 grams, has 6cm wheels, has a 1:1.19 gear ratio in 6th gear and is also driven by two XL motors, yet the motors in this car seem fine when driving off-road, and the motors in my moc seem to be always strained even when driving on smooth floorboards. how did you do this?

Anonymous said...

Why dont you sell it yourself?
Put every piece in sorted bags, seal it, print the instructions and sell it.. Lego does not have to make this creature official.
You can do it!

Sheepo said...

qwertyuiop, because the 1:1.67 is the GEARBOX gear ratio, not the final transmision ratio, it is not the same thing... Also you must try to built the transmision using the less gears possible...

Anonymous said...

wow - please make them and sell them, nice landy

Chihebeddine said...

awesome!! May I ask about eventual commercialization of this ''car''!?

Sheepo said...

I have the intention to make instructions for it along the summer

Denise said...

It's a very muscular looking car and I bet it can navigate any kind of terrain. Cool!

Anonymous said...

Really Great Work! I also would be willing to pay for the Instructions/Part List!

Justin R. Melville said...

Is there anyway I can get you to build one for me (gift for my dad?). I dont think I can wait for LEGO... this is too genius to keep unmade. BRILLIANT work sir.

Sheepo said...

I will make instructions to built it this summer, you must be patient ;)

Anonymous said...

*thumbsup*!!!

Anonymous said...

Superb creation, Sheepo - my 11 year old son Matt thinks its the best thing he has ever seen! Best wishes from Lancashire, England - keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

That is probably the best LEGO thing I´ve seen - unbelievable.
Seems to better than my old 110 ;-)
Really nice ! all the best from germany

Anonymous said...

Where to put my email adress for the instructions as soon as they're ready?

Kamil said...

Great job. I am willing to pay you for the instruction of this model. When the instruction is ready Please let me know :) My mail is songo72@o2.pl

Anonymous said...

Hello Sheepo.
What a masterpiece!
May I hope one day you will publish the complete set of instructions?
Regards from Italy.

Anonymous said...

Hola Sheepo.Me encantan los MODs que creas,son muy buenos.Espero que saques las instrucciones de este modelo,que me gusta y me encantaría montarlo.Un saludo a Sheepo y a todos.

Anonymous said...

Sheepo, I would be well willing to pay for the full instructions of your incredible Land Rover.
Claudio

Anonymous said...

The summer is almost over;)

Anonymous said...

I know it must be very difficult to document the full MOC, but if you have the time, could you please post a instructions as well as a part list for the basic functioning structure, including the gearbox and various motors, but not necessarily with the land rover bodywork. I know it must be extremely difficult, but many members of the community would really appreciate it.

Sheepo said...

I want to do the instructions too, but I don't have time to make it. It needs a lot of work and hundreds of hours...

Kamil said...

Ok I understand that it may take a long time, so maybe you do some pictures of the gearbox and mechanisms so that you can preview the principle of operation :)

Anonymous said...

its just a great car! I sell this cars in Switzerland and my son is a great Defender fan. has 2 Landys with remote control.
now he found your beautiful car in the net and would like to have one....
could you please send me some instructions? that would wunderful :-)
micha.wiedemeier@bluewin.ch

Sander said...

Am I right, that if I post a message here, you'redeleting that one as well?

Sheepo said...

I don't do that, I just delete messages that have inappropriate words, or questions have already been answered before above.

Sandesan said...

;-) Then I'll give it another shot:
Could you post some detail pictures of the gearbox of the LR110? It seems so much better in size than the PDK and Veyron one.

Clube de Colecionadores Cidade de Viseu said...

Here in Portugal, we really hope it could be a reallity LEGO kit.
Congratulations.

mariusmac_2005 said...

very good work
felicitationes
i vote for your creation in cuusoo
good luck

Anonymous said...

Wow! Wonderfully accurate looking creation - such a shame you're too busy to publish some instructions ...

Anonymous said...

if you have the unimog would it be better to buy the oficial set or biuld it with more parts from bricklink in orange

Sheepo said...

Before think that the Land-Rover must become an official set hahaha

Anonymous said...

good point but im thinking that it will be 300 and up

Anonymous said...

which box or parts are there?where can ı find them

Sheepo said...

It is made with spare parts, you can buy all parts you want in bricklink.com

Anonymous said...

Hi there Sheepo. Like the the model, in LEGO of all things. I am an avid LR fan, owned many in my time. The LR 90, 110, 130 range is fulltime 4x4, with a lockable differential in the centre transmission. When I have some money I may buy some instructions, for the LR 90 as I owned one (Converted to V8 auto).

Well done!

Anonymous said...

cool, you must sell the designs to the lego company

Anonymous said...

I love it <3<3<3

Mark said...
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AxiL TurZZy said...

dont know how to add parts to wanted list

Eric said...

hi there, i have bought the intructions and en finished it yesterday, i love how it works and how it looks, but i have one question, how have you managed the wiring around the transmission, because the wiring stops the transmission from working.

Gr Eric, www.derailer.nl

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le varan said...

Hi Sheepo,
just to have an idea, what is the approx price of all the parts to build this land rover ?

Sheepo said...

More or less 600-650€

Filip G. said...

Hello Sheepo,
It's wonderful piece of work. Congrats! I also have a real D110 TD5, and I realy love him. So, I just couldn't resist and I've to write you about one detail on Your nice model. Maybe you can swap the blinkers with possition lights on front mask. The blinkers are on real Defender below the position lights, and I think, it's very very typical on Defender. It could improve the real look of your fantastic model... What do you think? Nice day. :-)

Bob said...

Hi Sheepo, i start today with building it´s a cool Model. thanks for the fast work to send the list´s.

Bob said...

hey everybody i am done with building :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sheepo,

Would it be possile to add a 3rd axle with drive and bigger bodywork to model a Barra Airport fire truck? (take a look, they are an awsome example of a modified Landie!!!!)

Sheepo said...

Just, try it ;)

Anonymous said...

Ho Sheepo, could you provide some pics of the rear axle, also, does it use ball joints?

Sheepo said...

No, I can't. And yes, it uses some ball joints.

Reinhard Strumpfer said...

Very,Very Good. I now know it's possible to make a realy nice Land Rover. I've made 4 but none come close to yours. Well done

Anonymous said...

Sheepo, do you use rechargable batteries for your models? If yes, what type do you use and how much mA do they have? I am looking for an alternative to comparable expensive batteries. Lego does not recommend anything regarding their PF motors besides their special PF-accu-block.

Sheepo said...

I use normal alkaline batteries, they are expensive but the motors works better and with more power than rechargable batteries.

Reinhard Strumpfer said...

Hi, my best friend's dad has a Land Rover pick up, single cab, like yours! But his one has a closed roof and is white, could yours be made to also have a roof? Thank you!

Sheepo said...

You can add a roof if you want, but probably the suspenson will compress to much...

Bike Crash said...

What a car! Truly land rover is not just a car..it's a royal vehicle!

Anonymous said...

What was the real reason LEGO didn't make it an official set? Are they not good enough to understand the concept we want realistic model cars?!

Sheepo said...

I don't have any "official" reason about why they didn't release it :(, probably it is too complex to be reliable and with low sales expectations.

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