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Compact Crawler Crane
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Help young LEGO® builders understand the basics of gears, force and movement with the LEGO Technic™ 42097 Compact Crawler Crane. This detailed, robust model comes with an array of realistic features and functions, including extendable outriggers that move both laterally and vertically, an extendable boom, a hoist with extensive cabling and safety lock, and a 180°-rotating superstructure. The Crawler Crane folds into a compact vehicle that travels on rugged crawler tracks and comes with a classic yellow and black color scheme with authentic sticker detailing. Rebuild this 2-in-1 construction toy to create the LEGO Technic Compact Tower Crane.

Features extendable outriggers that move both laterally and vertically, an extendable boom, a hoist with extensive cabling and safety lock, 180°-rotating superstructure and rugged crawler tracks.
Drive the Compact Crawler Crane into position, then operate the winch and superstructure to lift and deliver the load with pinpoint accuracy.
This LEGO® Technic™ set is designed to provide an immersive and rewarding building experience.
Help your young LEGO® builder understand the basics of gears, force and movement with this realistic LEGO Technic™ building set.
This construction set is ideal for both beginners and builders who are familiar with the LEGO® Technic™ system of building.
2-in-1 model: rebuilds into a Compact Tower Crane.
Compact Crawler Crane, with boom and legs extended, measures over 20" (51 cm) high, 19" (49 cm) long and 15" (40 cm) wide.
Compact Tower Crane, with boom and legs extended, measures over 19” (50 cm) high, 13” (35 cm) long and 8” (22 cm) wide.
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olliedoom
2 months ago
Missing parts:
- 61927 Linear Actuator
- 61904 Linear Actuator Holder
Pacoo
2 months ago
tambien se puede mover solito porque abajo veo que tiene orugas
:0000000
saabfan
2 months ago
Incredible animation!
olliedoom
2 months ago
Thank you guys for your kind words:)
Dat_Boi_Scopes
2 months ago
Well aIl I can say is that you’re welcome!
LegoGod127
2 months ago
This is amazing. I have never seen anything like this
olliedoom
2 months ago
Any ideas which lego set I should animate next?
saabfan
2 months ago
You could animate the 75959 Hedwig model!
olliedoom
2 months ago
@saabfan: Lovely idea! It seems to use such a complex movement though. I hope i will get it right.
Prezvind
2 months ago
How do you animate the set? It's interesting how it looks and I want to try it out.
olliedoom
2 months ago
You can animate your creations by empties instead of groups and then animate them using the animation editor. Empties can be added using hotkey E. Bricks can then be added to the empty in a similar way as with groups. De animation editor can be opened using the button with a icon of a speeding brick in the top bar. For more information, please look at the forum section animation editor. It contains a lot of useful tips and links to youtube tutorials.

Have fun animating! It´s possible to make awesome animations, while only using some of the basic functions.
Prezvind
2 months ago
Nice! Did you upload the build or did you build it your self? It's really cool by the way!
saabfan
2 months ago
I was wondering, how do you approach animating linkages? I've mostly been using a mathematical method in my animations or making use of the look at node but that can become difficult and messy really quickly.
Prezvind
2 months ago
Ask this Olliedoom guy. I'm no expert on the animation because I just got started with megabricks a cupel weeks ago.
saabfan
2 months ago
This was intended as a question for olliedoom. Everyone here gets a notification whenever a comment gets added to the creation.
olliedoom
2 months ago
Hi Saabfan, Thank you for your question. As you said the proper way for animating more complex linkages would probably be by calculation or using the ´look at node´ functionality. However I have cheated a little.

I simply used an array of the ´animate vector´ components, each with a very short duration. Then using trial and error, I chose the most optimal values, so that I could guide the nodes along the desired path. Even though it is not perfect, it will result in a smooth animation. Please feel free to open this build in the editor and see for yourself.
Prezvind
2 months ago
Awesome!
Really, really, like it!
Prezvind
1 month ago
Hey Olliedoom! Can you animate this model for me? It's a castle drawbridge with a real working gear system with a crank. (Please don't mind the minifigs!)
Prezvind
3 weeks ago
here is the castle build
olliedoom
3 weeks ago
Prezvind, I can only open your build in the workshop if you publish them. Posting a link as you did doesn't work.
Prezvind
3 weeks ago
Now I've published it! Try it now.
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