March 31, 2012

Mini Unimog U400

This is my latest MOC, the probably smallest functional version of the 8110, unlike the cute 9390, which is very limited in functions. The whole MOC based on an older chassis I now finished the last evenings, using LDD again.

Its main features are as follows:
- 7-wide, compared to the 9390 axle width
- 355 Parts
- Live axles with suspension
- Portal axles
- Front and rear PTO with gearbox
- Working winch
- Working crane with a grabber
- Two outriggers
- Tiltable bed
- HOG (Hand of God) steering

And this is what I came out with.

Unfortunately I didn't own that much orange pieces, so I made it Lime Green for the first presentation.

To achieve a live axle setting I used the Liftarm 1 x 2 with Ball Joint Angled (50923) and realized the suspension with Rubber Connectors (45590).

The winch at the Front-PTO, using the Pin Connector (87408).

The crane is located on the Rear-PTO and uses the new turntable elements (99010, 99009).

 For switching between Front and Rear-PTO a gearbox slides the axles and gears and connect them with the 12T Gear (32270). The axles get connected by pushing them inwards and can easily be disconnected via the crank (33299) on the other side. 

This Mechanism is also shown in the video, also including the other functions in action.

More detailed pictures to be found on Brickshelf.
Check if you have all the needed parts to build it yourself using
You can also download the LDD-File directly.

There will probably some Building Instructions in the future.

With best regards,


  1. Nice! Do you own the set 8110 Unimog?

    1. Unfortunately I don't own the 8110. I ordered all the orange parts on