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Power Driller by Scharnvirk Power Driller by Scharnvirk
Remaking original LEGO sets may be an interesting experience as well. Company designers have to work with very strict price limits, not to mention proper techniques to ensure that their products are reasy to assemble for kids.

But how *could* a set look, if built with no limits? This model is an example of such try. It is based on set 8960, the Power Miners Thunder Driller. It is motorized with Power functions and retains all functions of original set, but it has also been made much more detailed.
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Slayex Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Now this is kind of LEGO craftsmanship i respect, full on realism and hard work to achieve it... Good job mate!
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Samarai Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Excellent.
You have a valid point, too. Though, to be honest, I wish LEGO would offer kits similar to your pieces, for Adults.. or whatever. My biggest gripe about their kits is the lack of the "finished" look that your models all have.

Perhaps you could contact them and make a case...?
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Scharnvirk Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
They do!

Check modular buildings series, and Star Wars UCS (though, earlier models were moderate quality). Check the UCS Millennium Falcon, for example.

I have seen some 2013 sets and there is a tgv-like train which is really hard to be built better.
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Samarai Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I actually have.
The Robie House is on my list of Must Haves, in fact, though even it has some what I would consider "unfinished" areas.
The Falcon, however, suffers from the same problem I spoke of. While it is, I guess, a full 3-D model, the whole outside is just exposed brick bottoms, which drives me up the wall.
Those trains, though, are ass-kicking. I had never seen them, before, but the engines, especially, are EXACTLY what I'm talking about. They look Finished!!!
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Josh-Martin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome...
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RobKing21 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. These are truly amazing pieces of design and engineering.

I work for Lego a lot and I see some of the early prototypes before they get dumbed down and made more cost effective. They always look way cooler and complex before. Especially the Star Wars stuff.
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SzzCarl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Legos SHOULD be complicated.
Legos ARE Legos only when it takes time to build.
So i totally admire your work.
I hate it when their Lego System category is aimed mostly at kids.

Can you tell me where you get all the parts to build such things?
I cant seem to get all the bricks i need
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Scharnvirk Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I guess I have to spoil it for you... LEGO is, in general, aimed mostly at kids. That is what it is for. Adult not-entirely-sane people who somehow did not grown out of lego are just a side-product of this toy awesomeness :D

And about supplying: read my profile comments :)
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ArtDesChoix07 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah! That's stunning oO
I always loved LEGO this is SO creative!
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