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A bit about me before I ask this question...I made my first Lego engine about 7 years ago from spare bricks I had laying around the house...I did my best to make it minifig scale, but she wasn't clean and pretty since it used old, dirty bricks...

Fast forward a few years, with technology on my side and I have a fleet of engines inside of LDD...which comes to my question...

How do you make 6 wide engines in minifig scale, that fit its crew? I have tried and failed too many times to count, to get 4 figures seated inside of my engines.

I recently made a larger 8 wide which to me, looks better anyways, since its more realistic in size than the cartoony narrow engines 6 bricks wide, and it comfortably fits all 4 fire fighters. However the windshield on that engine has been my second issue...Lego doesn't make a 2 x 8 x 2 windscreen (they NEED TO!!!) so I have the standard 2 x 6 x 2 with a 2 x 2 angled piece on either side forming the corner of the cab, but it looks a little silly to me...

I am at work right now, but I will link to screenshots of my LDD design when I get home today and get your opinions...maybe I am missing something...
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| May 10, 2017, 1:23 am
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Six wide apparatus does not work for mini-figs. The proportions are all wrong. If you want to put minifigs inside you probably have to build eight wide. I used to fit my crews of six into my old rigs. Now I don't bother putting them in but the could fit. http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=2326861
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| May 11, 2017, 11:35 am
Quoting Thomas Hubbard
A bit about me before I ask this question...I made my first Lego engine about 7 years ago from spare bricks I had laying around the house...I did my best to make it minifig scale, but she wasn't clean and pretty since it used old, dirty bricks...

Fast forward a few years, with technology on my side and I have a fleet of engines inside of LDD...which comes to my question...

How do you make 6 wide engines in minifig scale, that fit its crew? I have tried and failed too many times to count, to get 4 figures seated inside of my engines.

I recently made a larger 8 wide which to me, looks better anyways, since its more realistic in size than the cartoony narrow engines 6 bricks wide, and it comfortably fits all 4 fire fighters. However the windshield on that engine has been my second issue...Lego doesn't make a 2 x 8 x 2 windscreen (they NEED TO!!!) so I have the standard 2 x 6 x 2 with a 2 x 2 angled piece on either side forming the corner of the cab, but it looks a little silly to me...

I am at work right now, but I will link to screenshots of my LDD design when I get home today and get your opinions...maybe I am missing something...


Hi Thomas. Just a disclaimer: I don't really build 8-wide. However, I have seen many people make outstanding models in that scale. For the windshield, most use two 2x4x2 Windshield to give the 8- wide windscreen. For my rigs, I rarely put the minifigs in them. But if your ultimate goal is functionality and playability, then 8-wide is definitely the way to go!

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| May 11, 2017, 12:30 pm
Henry H with Bricklington County is a good example of that.
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| May 11, 2017, 2:54 pm
Quoting Josh Amberman
Henry H with Bricklington County is a good example of that.

Brian S. and LFM also build incredible 8-wides.
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| May 12, 2017, 10:11 am
"Sixby Fire Tech" used to fit minifigs in his 6-wide rigs. Sometimes he had cut parts to make them fit, though... (blasphemy!)

http://www.sixbyfire.com


It's very difficult to make minifig-compatible rigs that still look realistic (in general or in scale). You basically need a 2-brick tall area to accommodate the fig arms/legs under the window line. There are a few methods I can think of offhand but I'll spare you typing giant paragraphs in lieu of pictures. Basically car doors, panel bricks, and jumper plates.
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| May 15, 2017, 8:08 pm
Quoting Tom S
"Sixby Fire Tech" used to fit minifigs in his 6-wide rigs. Sometimes he had cut parts to make them fit, though... (blasphemy!)

http://www.sixbyfire.com


It's very difficult to make minifig-compatible rigs that still look realistic (in general or in scale). You basically need a 2-brick tall area to accommodate the fig arms/legs under the window line. There are a few methods I can think of offhand but I'll spare you typing giant paragraphs in lieu of pictures. Basically car doors, panel bricks, and jumper plates.


Woah! I didn't know you still got on here! Glad to see the great Tom S stop by!

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| May 15, 2017, 8:55 pm
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