Powered UP GP38 Locomotive
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How it came together:
During my hiatus in
October, I had taken a break from LEGO Digital Designer. However, I still wanted to build a LEGO build of some sort.
And so, I built something from bricks from my LEGO Collection. It took me three
days to complete the first version of the model. However, it things needed to
be perfected, so a built and rebuilt until it looked and worked perfectly. Not
only did I expect the model to have a consistent color scheme, but I didn't
think that it would have as many features as it does.
This project—from what
I can tell—is 400 to 600 pieces. Two engineer minifigures with identical
uniforms are included with the locomotive, one of them carrying a
walkie-talkie. The 6x6 cab section can be lifted off to reveal a simple
interior for one of the engineers to sit in. Another section that can be lifted
is the mid-section of the locomotive where the first two radiators reside. Underneath
this section is a 4x8x4 block that can also be lifted out.
“What is this so-called
‘block’.” you might ask. This block is a replication of the—surprise, surprise—a
replication of a LEGO Powered Up element. In order to power this locomotive, a Motor,
a Hub, and a Remote Control will be needed. The latter of these is optional,
since the locomotive can be run with Bluetooth via a phone.
There’s one more
feature that this locomotive has: the high hood swap. Now this adds a small
portion of customization to the locomotive. This is merely the second project I’ve
given this feature to, the first one being the Ultimate GP38-2. “How
do I swap it out,” you might ask. Your question will be answered in the next
Four days ago, from
the time this project was submitted, I uploaded a video on YouTube of this
project. All of the images shown here appear in the video, along with captions briefly
describing the locomotive. However, I also show a video of how the low-hood,
high-hood swap works. It’s actually surprisingly simple, easy, and quick. Here’s
Thank you all so much
for viewing and supporting this project! If you’ve read the entire description,
then I congratulate you for your patience! Please, feel free to give me
suggestions on how I can improve this project. Have a wonderful day, everyone, and
take care. Built by Joseph cheeseinthepie on October 14th, 2019.
Submitted November 8th, 2019.