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The mighty Peterbilt 389 is an icon on the highway and an instantly familiar classic. Maybe not known to everyone by name like many of the real life vehicles Lego has turned into sets, the Peterbilt 389 is still one of the most iconic vehicles on the road.
This project recreates the 389 in a strong and compact 16 stud wide build but still has full power functions to enable remote control, these include;
-Steering powered by 1 PF Servo Motor
-6x2 Drive powered by 1 PF Large Motor.
-Rechargeable battery pack, which is accessed by opening the rear doors on the sleeper cab.
-2x PF IR Recievers, with a free connection at the rear of the cab, this will enable you to attach trailers to the power functions opening up much more possibilities such as rear steering, tipping dump trailers etc.
The 389 is always the pride and joy of thier owners, they are often customised and no two ever look quite the same, keeping this in mind much of the build is modular and connected by technic pins, allowing you to easily switch out the following parts to customise the build without dismantling any of the working mechanical parts. The following parts are very easily removed and customised;
The build contains around 1050 parts and is comparable in scale to the current line of Creator Expert vehicles that lego is producing today, and with the recent release of larger ideas sets I now feel that a set like this would stand a reasonable chance of being produced, so if you would like to see this set become a reality, please support and share if you can!
I hope to make a video soon demonstrating all the points and features I have mentioned, and will post this in the updates soon.
Until then thanks for looking over the project and let me know if you have any suggestions and comments and I will get back to you!