I remember to have seen images from this model while ago, which was presented at BrickFair '11 and BrickCon '11. After a few modifications, it was only this weekend that its author (Daniel Martz) published the respective video at YouTube and made a presentation post at EuroBricks.
It comprises an amazing set of functions and active elements for its size.
- Drive: 2 XL-motors
- Steer: 1 M-motor
- Boom: 1 XL-motor
- Gearbox Mode Switch: 1 M-motor
- Dipperstick: 1 M-motor *
- Dipper: 1 M-motor *
- Dipperstick Extension: 1 M-motor *
- Boom Slew: 1 M-motor *
- Right Stabilizer: 1 M-motor *
- Left Stabilizer: 1 M-motor *
- Loader: 1 M-motor *
- Loader Scoop: 1 M-motor *
- Working steering wheel
- Fake I4 engine with moving pistons and fan
- 3 XL-motors
- 6 M-motors
- 2 Battery Boxes
- 5 IR Receivers
- 3 PF Extension Wires
- 1 Set of PF LED lights
- 11 Linear Actuators (1 Mini)
- 4 Wheel Drive with center differential
- 8 Output Gearbox
- Pendular front axle
- ~5500 parts
Probably one of the most innovative ideas introduced within this model, it was the way to build really large wheels, which are not available from the LEGO assortment of elements.
Finnaly I know what the axle-holes on the sides of the new 8051 Motorbike wheels, can be used for...
You may find a lot more pictures from Daniel's Brickshelf folder and Flickr photostream.
This guy has also been creating some other great models! Some to be featured here in future posts, most certainly.