The steering system used in my upcoming tractor MOC.
This was my first Lego set since the 8485 Control Center II. Alot has apparently happen. Studless beams, IR control, mechanical actuators, which all was of great surprise and was more or less the things I missed during my early building period.
Even then, 15 years ago, I was amazed by how extremely well though-out the sets were. Every single brick has at least two purposes, usually more. The construction is so rigid that when it is time to dismantle, you have to remove all the bricks in almost exact reverse order.
This particular set has the following, in my opinion..
As a kid I played alot with studfull Lego Technic some 15 years ago. For some reason last fall i decided to take up my old hobby and bought the 8043 set. It was truly fun to see how much the Technic theme has developed during my “dark ages”. The main change was of course the transition to studless beams, and the principle of “odd width” chassis. Of course the Power Functions with IR was a great surprise to. As a kid, remote control was a main feature of all my creations. At that time, however, “remote” meant connected with multiple wires and pneumatic hoses.
Much inspired by Sariel, I decided to launch my own website/blog for sharing my Lego Technic creations.