Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lego Adventure: Technic Quad Bike Part 2

Unexpected simplicity

Continueing the assembly of Lego Technic No. 9392 Quad Bike after the previous posting. ^^

The semi-completed body frame carried forward from the previous posting. ^^

Assembled the basic component of the front set.

Very interesting joint parts assembled onto another two spring-loaded parts from the front wheels. ^^

Done for the most fundamental block of the front set.

The connection between the spring-loaded part and front wheel arm indicates how the front suspension system works.
And it's surprising simple. None of the parts assembled in the previous posting is involved at all. ^^;

More parts added on to complete the front set.

The two soft plastic rods connect the front wheel arms to the moving piece on the front set, so as that particular part is moved via the central rod, the two soft plastic rods pulls the wheel arms to move in the same direction.
The handlebar's mechanical gimmick is revealed to be mighty simple too. ^^

Done for the entire front set.

The front and rear sets.

With both sets now connected, the overall silhouette of the Quad Bike is clearer than ever. ^^

Careful inspection of the manual's image is necessary to ensure that the front and rear sets are connected at the exact indicated position.

Added on a few more parts to complete the uppermost frame.

Assembled the engine block.

The piston's movement inside the engine block as an independent component.
Video clip is from Youtube. Follow this link to the website if you can't see anything.

The engine block is assembled onto the body frame.

The two gears on the right hand side of the model (one from the rear set and another one from the engine block) are now connected.

Linked movement between the gear parts and engine piston.
Video clip is from Youtube. Follow this link to the website if you can't see anything.

26 tiny identical parts assembled into the bike's chain. ^^

Fun to assemble, the chain is fully functional and can move very easily. ^^

The chain is hooked onto the engine block's and left rear wheel's gears.

Linked movement between the chain and engine piston. The angled pipe is not part of the actual assembly actually. It's temporarily put onto the gear to highlight the chain's movement. ^^
Video clip is from Youtube. Follow this link to the website if you can't see anything.

Like the uppermost frame, a few parts are added to complete the body,

The four plate parts and special sticker sheet.

The color of the stickers match the parts so well that they are hard to detect on the parts now. ^^

Assembled the plate parts onto the main body.

Only the wheels and handlebar remain now. ^^

Done for the wheels.

Assembled the wheels onto the model.

A few simple parts to form the handlebar.

Quad Bike is now done.

More images of this just completed Lego model coming up in the next posting. ^^

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