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Camper Trike
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About this creation
Quick facts:
1. 100% Lego parts
2. 6 Functions, lots of features
3. Detailed interior and exterior
4. It does exist in real world

I wanted to create something unique. First I wanted to build a motorcycle, then a bicycle, and then a RV (camper), which are all my passions…So I got a crazy idea to mix these somehow. Few googles away I was stunned: I found that these combinations do exist.

Kevin Cyr actually made a camper bike. He tried to combine something well known from China and something from USA. He combined tricycles and camping. And the result was this:

I think this vehicle is marvelous! It is more art piece than truly practical camper, but nevertheless, the creator proved it can be used for short distance traveling, and to provide decent shelter on night.
I would like to imagine these units used for short excursions, fishing, camping, and enjoying in nature.
These tricycles are surprisingly strong and they are used to transport all kinds of loads, so lightweight camper unit is pretty moderate cargo on it.


LEGO Model:

I used camper-bike theme for a base, but I have design completely new model, both inside and outside.
Instead of old tricycle and scrap made camper, I wanted to make modern customized Mountain bike and appropriate specialized RV unit.
Tricycle:

So, a strong Mountain-Bike as a base is made, then instead of back wheel, heavy duty axle is added, as well as support cage for the camper.
Thin tires are replaced by a meaty rugged off road tires, to cope with the additional weight.
I decided to make the tricycle as realistic as possible, so it has proper suspension (front double forks, back live axle with leaf springs), chain drive with three speeds, which drives differential on back axle (so the vehicle can steer. Without the diff, it would just go straight) and working pedals and steering that can make full 180 degrees turn (useful when parking on reverse)
Bike has fake double front disc brakes, and fake double back disc brakes.
Bike is also equipped with small, low consumption petrol engine that produces few HPs to help driver onto the hill, on light offroad crossing or when he is tired. Engine is connected with front wheel with rubber belt, and is easily disconnected.
Trike has final details like water bottle attached to the frame, chromed headlight and detailed EZ handlebar.
And most importantly: it does come in black!

Camper Unit:

Camper is made as I imagine the top RV manufacturers (Deflets, Knaus) would make one of this size-curved, ultra-light, with lots of windows and storage compartments and smart space usage.
I used three main colors: white, tan, and red, as these colors are most often seen on RVs.

Bottom part (Tan) is where various storage compartments are installed.
It has a major storage at the back, and two smaller side compartments with both external and internal access, where various repair tools and kitchen stuff are placed.
Top part (White) is where living and sleeping areas are placed
Living area has comfy seat for one and small night table with plant on one side and door, kitchen-box, sink and stove on the other side.
Also, there is LCD Flat TV at the back.

Sleeping area is on the top –Sleeper- part, with bed placed lengthwise, on one side, and ladders and storage compartment on the other side. On the storage compartment there are some of the clothes, netbook, book and mobile phone.
The bed has pillow and sheets. All parts are 100% Lego.
The camper is decorated with curtains on all windows and custom transit map of Europe on the main wall.
Cross part (Red) separates those sections.

Exterior:

The camper has various front and back lights, slideable step, spare tire and ladders at the back.
The whole camper is decorated with custom paintings: palm threes, camel caravans and desert motives.
On the roof of the camper there is main fenced storage section at the front, where all the luggage and backpacks are placed and secured with ropes. In the middle there is white water tank with solar panel (for sink and warm showering) and of course, small inflatable boat, with two vesla. The boat is secured with ropes.
On the right side of the camper there is also a full length canvas, that really slides in or out and provide shade and shelter beneath it.

The Driver:
I thought it would be a shame for this vehicle not to have a proper rider.
So I used various parts from Scala and Galidor series and made custom driver in scale of the vehicle. It fits perfectly.
The driver also have to have most of his joints moveable, so it can move arms and shoulders when the vehicle is steering, and to move its legs and feet when the vehicle is pushed/pulled/
I am very pleased how organic these movements are.
I have to say I spend nearly half of the time to design the driver, and to make him move like that, but it was worth it.

Additional equipment:

In the mayor storage compartment the following accessories are placed:
Round table, foldable chair, fishing rod, axe, and barbeque equipment.
Also, there is vast assortment of stuff that can be placed onto the table or hand held:
Round glass plate full of fruits, glass of soda, book, netbook, camera, Cell phone.

This is one of my favorite projects. Size limitation was a very big challenge, but thanks to the great dark red bicycle rims, I have found the perfect scale, that fits both bike, driver and camper.
I have intentionally added a lots of stuff to this model, making it even a little bit over cramped with stuff, but I felt that all of this stuff just make it more independent, versatile and likeable.


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Comments

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  June 5, 2017
Wonderful stuff, Milan! Absolutely quaint built! :)
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  October 7, 2014
Great work, a lego first for sure!
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  October 6, 2014
Excellent chassis and camper, the figure really completes this. The functionality, details and realism come together to make a truly original and interesting model. Great job!
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  October 6, 2014
Brilliant! Looks very real!
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  October 6, 2014
This is just wonderful. Galidor man has thighs of steel, clearly. Brilliant work!
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  October 6, 2014
Amazing creation! brilliantly executed, and lovely video presentation. Excellent Work.
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  October 6, 2014
Well done! Great work of Lego creationism!
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  October 6, 2014
This is brilliant. ~Love it!
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  October 6, 2014
Fanhtastic! What a lovely MOC and interresting scale. Well done!
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Matt Bace
  October 5, 2014
Amazing! I would have never imagined that anything like this existed. Your model would be outstanding even without the functional features, but with them, it is truly exceptional.
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  October 5, 2014
So you manage to build it on time. Congratulations!!! It is so big, funny and detailed... Wish you good luck in the MODEL Team Challange.
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  October 5, 2014
Absolutely amazing. It looks super cool, and the design is brilliant. Killer MOC.
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  October 4, 2014
amazing!:D
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  October 4, 2014
very original and neatly designed!
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  October 4, 2014
Very well thought design!
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  October 4, 2014
Great idea! As long as there aren't any hills...
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  October 4, 2014
Wow... you have thought of everything! It's ultimate in design for sure! :)
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  October 4, 2014
Awesome.. :D
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  October 4, 2014
An excellent build. A lot of great details. This is sure one good way to get around.
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  October 4, 2014
Haha, amazing!
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  October 4, 2014
Haha! That's brilliant! Lovely shaping too.
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  October 4, 2014
This is a phenomenal build! I really like how you incorporated the legs onto that LEGO figure. Also a super ingenious idea, too. You have perfectly built this! Well-done! 5/5! :-)
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  October 4, 2014
Excellent, every details is so perfect. Very cool.
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  October 4, 2014
Amazing, beautiful detailing!
 
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