Updated my Bronco 74 Design
Ford Bronco 74 was my first attempt at larger than 8 studs wide design, and now after several more models I see that it needs to be updated a bit
This is what I did:
1. Made chassis a bit more simple, as my first version was overdesigned. At that time I didn’t know how strong chassis should be, and as it turned out – not that much, as model itself holds together really good.
2. Modified places where I had stacked 3 plates on top of each other – replaced them with 1 brick part.
3. Reduced amount of really long (and because of that less common) parts (longer than 8 studs).
4. Also modified places where previously I had stacked 2 long plates on top of each other.
5. Fixed part list where half of my modified 1×1 parts with clip appeared with old LEGO number. So at the end these parts came from 2 different lots instead on 1. Now they come from 1 lot as they should.
6. Removed some unnecessary parts around engine, as engine itself is already really simple. And any extra parts just increased the cost without changing its appearance much. As I think you will want to redesign my engine as more realistic (I still don’t know how to design this (or any other) engine realistically), so no need to waste any extra money on parts there.
And few more small fixed, here and there.
One thing that previously bothered me – the way that spare wheel holder is designer is not changed, since I still don’t know any ideas on how to improve that part.
Overall – this new design doesn’t really change the way this model looks (except some plates replaced with bricks), but now it will require a little bit less parts (693 vs 726).
Updated instruction file is available for everyone who already purchased instructions for this model, and for new buyers – updated file will appear in dashboard next to old instruction file with V2 at the end of a filename.