Sunday, October 11, 2009

Week TechVideo, 2009 #41 - Liebherr L 580 Wheel Loader

Today a 1:17 scale model of the 'Liebherr L 580' Wheel Loader, by Marek Markiewicz (M-longer), another LUGPol member.
It looks like a sort of combination between Technic and Model Team ways of building, which produces a very nice functional and visual model.

It has appeared online about two weeks ago and was featured also at some other blogs and forums with very positive reactions.
And today, I took the opportunity to write about, also here at TBs .

It features:
  • 4x4 drive with two differentials
  • Rear pendular suspension
  • Articulated steering
  • Remote control for lights and arm & bucket via linear actuators
  • 2x PF XL-motors (Drive, Raise/lower arm)
  • 2x PF M-motors (Steering, Tilt bucket)
  • Powered with PF rechargeable battery

Marek also presented us with nice renderings from the internal gearing making comprehensive the model functions.

Most positive comments about this model, focused mainly:
  • Amazing and realistic appearance, built together with real working functions.
  • Innovative and original solution for the wheels, conferring them a great look.

More photos and comments about this model, can be seen at the several online places where Marek has presence (Brickshelf, Flickr, MOCpages).

Thumbs up!


Mortymore said...

I think this loader is a work of art.

Performs well, and it's the closest I've seen to the real machine.

Congratulations to M-longer for this fantastic work.

RjbsNXT said...

It looks a bit like Sariel's ;)
Still, nice work because it's not easy to do such a detailed model.

sqiddster said...

Wow! this is amazing! the aesthetics are the best I think I have ever seen in a technic model!

blakbird said...

@ RjbsNXT

No offense to Paul, but I think that this loader is FAR more detailed than the one referenced. In fact, it may be the second best looking Technic MOC I have ever seen. Does anyone care to guess what the first is?

TechnicBRICKs said...

Let me guess... JC (JCB) ;)

Juan said...

This looks nothing like Sariel's model.

Automatic Transmission said...

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