Product Idea

R.C. Case IH Steiger

Video of the Tractor:

For as long as I can remember, I have loved tractors. Big tractors have always fascinated me, but the Lego tractor sets have never satisfied me, they are all small, and none of them have articulated steering. So, I decided to make my own. This is my model of the Case IH Steiger.

Some of the functions include:

  • Two of the three front lights work (2 sets of lego LEDs)
  • Remote Controlled Drive (Controlled by a XL Motor)
  • Remote Controlled Articulated Steering (controlled by a L Motor)
  • Working Steering Wheel
  • Remote controlled PTO (Power Take Off) (controlled by a M Motor)
  • Openable hood to reveal a working inline 6 engine
  • 8 Wheels (2 on each axle)

As you can see from above, this creation is packed with features. I tried to make this as realistic as possible, and in doing so, I have made my model with many features.

Playability:

This model is very fun to play around with, since it is Remote Controlled, and its back articulates, so it can drive over small obstacles. I built the functions first, then the looks after, and in doing so made it have lots of features. I find there is no fun to a technic set, if there are no functions. Finnaly, I let my little cousins play with this, and when I asked then to give me the controller back, they refused to give it to me. They loved the model.

Community:

When I went to my local plowing match, we saw a tent for Case IH. We went over and showed then a small video of the tractor. When they saw the video, they asked us to take it to their dealership. I took it to the dealership, almost everybody gathered around to see this. I began explaining all of the functions to them, and once I was done, they gave me a free hat. They were impressed.

Price:

The parts count is around 1000 pieces, and might be around $250 (CAD) ($189 USD or  €168 EUR) But, Lego may decide to take out the P.T.O. and by doing so, would probably take the price down to $200 (CAD) ($150 USD or 135 EUR) Either way, when you take the survey, it should be $200+ CAD