This is Daniel's latest lego project! This one was very difficult--he built it over 5 days, and it was different also because there were not many "blocks", but more "machine"-like parts, e.g., levers, gears, pumps, things to screw in & connect, tubes, etc., The end result was a tractor that had a crane that could move up and down and sideways, based on a pneumatic pump system, and could even pick up objects, because the crane could be manipulated to open and close. All of these parts had to be built from scratch. It was terribly complicated and I am glad that Daniel did not need my help (cos I get stressed by his Lego projects!)... except to connect stuff & tighten stuff, or take out stuff when he got one part wrong. Click here to see it from the Lego shop.
Daniel did say that "this is so cool!" but "it is very difficult" and he had to take many breaks because he was doing Lego on the floor and his back hurt after a while. Still, the end product was amazing--see this video, which also shows a bit of Esther, whom I have not blogged about in a while.
I am seriously impressed with Daniel's patience & interest in Lego--it is one of those things where the child has surpassed the adult, because I feel very stressed and lost when I stare at his instruction booklets!
Oh, I called this post "A Titanic Tractor" because Daniel keeps calling Lego Technic "Lego Titanic" instead! hahaha!! =)