A working six-cylinder engine was assembled from Lego partsDecember 19, 2019
If you had a Jeep SUV made in the 80s or 90s of the last century, this engine, which is created from the parts of the popular Lego designer, may seem familiar to you. So far, this project has been put to the vote and must collect 10,000 votes in order to be approved as a Lego constructor.
The use of Lego parts to create engines, including working ones, is not so rare, but nevertheless, a company employee decided to make a fully functional model of the inline six, which was widely used in the last century. The project is put to the popular vote. He created a very detailed model of the 4.0-liter inline sixes, which were distributed at the end of the 80s and 90s of the last century in SUVs of the American Jeep brand. This kit is currently seeking support through the Lego Ideas program.
The 4.0-liter version of this in-line six-cylinder engine was widely adopted in the 1987 model year for the Jeep Cherokee, Wagoneer and Comanche. This power plant was further installed in various models of the American automaker until the 2006 model year.
A version of this Lego engine includes a functioning drive chain for controlling the camshaft, cam followers and rocker arms. The crankshaft runs on pistons. There is also a double-barrel carburetor and a distributor ignition system. The power plant is 431.8 mm long, 381 mm high and 279.4 mm wide.
The kit consists of 3,000 parts. The creator of this constructor notes that these are all existing Lego parts, with the exception of the rubber hoses that connect to the distributor and the chain in front. Some colors are not standard, and shades are taken from the Lego Stud.io rendering program.
In order for this model to even receive a reward from Lego for work, the project must collect 10,000 votes. At the time of this writing, 158 people voted inline six. And even after that there is no guarantee that the company will decide to launch the kit into production.
Not so long ago, we wrote that the network compared the characteristics of the Nissan GT-R and its miniature copy of Lego. A toy car weighs only 193 grams, and it takes an hour to assemble it. The full-size Nissan GT-R weighs 1.7 tons and lasts much longer.
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