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Peterbilt 379 with Century 1075 rotator

Peterbilt Towtruck Century Rotator

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#1 Bricksonwheels

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 05:49 AM

Many of you know that I have a weakspot for Peterbilt trucks. A big rotator towtruck on a Peterbilt chassis had been on my mind for a while, but as it is a massive project it never came to life really. A while ago after having done some extensive research on the web and contacting some manufacturers, I started work on this massive 1:13 scaled machine. Although a big part of the truck resembles a lot of my earlier work I still tried to add a bit more detail and some minor improvements. The rotator body itself was completely new to me. I have built wreckers before, but a rotator was a new challenge. I choose the century 1075 construction by Miller Industries. They were so kind to supply me some good reference pictures to make the body on the detail level I desired.

The Lego replica is 93 cm (36.6 inch) in length, and has a rotating extendable crane with 4 wired winches. Another winch is located on the tow boom. The outriggers can be put out for demonstrating poses together with functional doors and tooling. The whole thing clocks in at almost 9 kg, and about 10.000 pieces of Lego.
 

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:11 AM

I'm speechless !



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:23 PM

Another Masterpiece!



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 02:59 PM

That is outstanding!!!!!!! Beautiful work!



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:33 AM

Your previous work was impressive and you have outdone yourself again! Wish Lego would think of a similar kit... :rolleyes:



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 06:32 AM

Thnx guys for your compliments! .. Robert, it would be a very very big box with a too big price tag, and 700 pages building instructions :rolleyes: :lol:


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 08:22 AM

I am beyond words! I thought this was going to about a model build.



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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:15 PM

WOW, very impressive. Mind blowing detail..



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

Brilliant work , you take Lego to another level.



#10 Bricksonwheels

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:02 PM

Thnx!



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:37 PM

EPIC!!!! I mean that!! This is sooooo cool! Any chance you can enter it in those Lego building contest?



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 06:23 PM

DUDE!!!!! You've done some impressive rigs, before, but this one just has to be my favorite.....This is OUTSTANDING!!!!!! It's one thing to have a rotator kit, but to do it in Legos is just unreal.....I'm very impressed and can't believe my eyes.....



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 08:30 PM

Amazing. Truly a fantastic build.



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:05 AM

I had to take a second look, went I realized it was lego



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:21 PM

Incredible. 



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Posted 22 July 2013 - 09:34 PM

Thnx all!



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:22 PM

Makes my last Lego build look childish at best. Very nicely done.

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 10:02 PM

Thnx Paul



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Posted 08 August 2013 - 06:47 AM

WOW, chrome plated Lego, so much more than the blocks i had as a kid........

 

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 03:54 PM

Wow that is amazing! My skill with Lego is like almost everyone's skill with an etch a sketch we all knew how to draw the stairs and thats about it! None the less that is an amazing job. How many pieces roughly?