Tutorial – LEGO Fifth Wheel Chassis (1 – 12)


Hello, Jaystepher here and … today I’m going to be showing you how to build a chassis for your custom Lego fifth-wheel. First thing we are going to start off with is building our axles for our trailer. So I’m just going to take a … um a 6 by 8 plate and I’m going to take two of these 1 by 2 plates and going to stick them on both sides. And we’re going to take a 2 by16 plate place it on the bottom. This is going to help support our axles and to align our wheels. I’m going to take four of these type of wheels here. We’re just gonna stick them on the bottom where they’re just one stud apart. There you go. Now we are going to take some wheel wells or fenders … just take four of those are gonna place them … right about here next to this 1 by 2 plate we just put in. You get that nice finished look. There you have it. There’s our axles to our trailer. Okay, the next we’re going to be putting
together is our … chassis for our trailer. So we are just going to take our axles. We are going to start planning this out. I’m going to take an 8×8 plate, place it on the bottom like so…. This is going to be the rear of our trailer. Take some … 2 by 8 plates … place them on both sides here. And I’m going to take a 2 by 3 plate … place it on the rear. then I’m just going to take a … 1 by 6 grey and place it at the end. And two 1 by 8 plates … and stick them on both sides. There you go. Now we are going to start the front of our trailer. So we are going to look at the bottom again. And one thing we are going to get is another of these um … 2 by 8 plates … and stick one here along the front. And I’m going to take a 6 by 8 plate and we are just going to place it right here. There you have it. Now we are going to start on putting in the um parts for the steps. A 2 by 8 plate, we are going to place it on the other side like so. And we are going to need another 2 by 3 plate. We are going to stick it in here kind of like what we did on this side here. And the next thing we’re going to start putting in will be the … We will use an 8 by 8 plate because I’m going to need something to support our step we are going to put in … our sliding step. Place it in here like so. And a 1 by 6 plate place it on the backside here. It depends on which way you want your step to go. Here in America we always have the openings on the passenger side of the vehicle. Which is on the right-hand side. And finally, we are ready to start the last part of the trailer. Simply place a 2 by 6 plate here and I am just going to take one of these 6 by 8 plates place it on the edge here. Take a 4 by 6 plate and place it along the edge. And finally, I’m just gonna come in here and finish all this off on the side
here with two of these 1 by 10 plates. And a 1 by 6 plate. We will put it here at the front. And a 1 by 8 plate here, and one here at the end. Now we got this spot for our step. Okay so, we need to strengthen up the top of our chassis or deck of our trailer.. So I’m gonna take a 4 by 10 plate. We are going to be placing it in here where the axles are at over the top. So start strengthening it up our bed of our
trailer. Take a 6 by 6 plate and place it here at the rear. A 6 by 16 … place it towards the front. A 2 by 6, place it right here at the end to finish this off. And just to secure this … axles in more security, I’m just gonna take a 2 by 8 plate and place it over the bottom. This thing is going to be fully playable so I want it to be really strong and durable for playtime. There you have it. Start putting in the step. That’s very easy. I’m just gonna take a 2 by 6 plate. Take three 1 by 6 tiles … place them on one side, side-by-side like this. And a 1 by 4 tile. Now I’m just gonna take some grate pieces take for of these in total and we’re gonna place them here at the front. This is going to be the step of our trailer. And we are going to put it in here in this slot. See this thing moves around. But it doesn’t quite move around because it’s just gonna fall out. So I’m just gonna take some of these 1 by 8 track pieces you would use for like a train. Stick one on each side of this to keep our step secure. There you go…. The step comes in and out. There you go. Now we’re gonna need some kickstands to put on the front of our trailer. So I’m gonna take some of these type of hinged plates that I have I’m going to need two of these in total. So we are going to place two of them and we are gonna place them like this. So they can fold up nicely for travel and
to bring them down, and it’s sets everything off nice and level. Now we need to build the part where the
bed is at. So I’m just gonna take two 1 by 8 bricks, place them on top of each other. And I’m gonna place them right here at the front. And finally we’re gonna take our 8 by 8 pate place it here at the front. Bring our kickstands down. There you have it. A base for your custom fifth-wheel travel trailer. Thank you for watching!

29 Replies to “Tutorial – LEGO Fifth Wheel Chassis (1 – 12)

  1. What is the piece called for the grey fenders that go over the wheels? It looks like a decorative trim piece. The only thing on your list that I think it could possibly be is 4243611, however, that part doesn't resolve to anything on BrickLink.

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  3. I love lego I have a whole bin of them in my room but what do you do if you don't have some of those pieces?

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