Bricklink is an absolutely amazing resource for building original Lego creations.
Below are instructions available for download in PDF form. Each set of instructions includes a Bill Of Materials which will outline the complete list of parts needed to build the model. Bricklink includes a wanted list feature which allows users to create a list of any desired parts and then convert it directly into orders from their store.
Each model has a “parts list” file as well. This text can be copied and pasted into Bricklink’s “Upload XML format” feature to automatically create a wanted list for all needed parts. This feature can be found under the “Want” tab, and then select “Upload” and then select “XML Format.” This is a great tool to also get an estimate of what the total project will cost. (I have heard reports of this not working correctly in certain web browsers other than Chrome)
While I strive to make sure that all instructions are error-free, I’m sure there might be something I’ve missed. Please feel free to get in touch (email@example.com) regarding any problems you find, as that will help me correct the problem for anyone else who wants to use the instructions in the future.
Battletech: King Crab Mech
It’s worth noting that currently there are 4 pieces in the build that aren’t yet available in white. These are the new 2×4 wedge plates. Since white is a common colour they should be available soon, but until then white paint is required.
Instructions have now been updated to v1.2 to fix connection issues in the Torso and Base. For anyone who collected parts previous to this update, you will just need to buy additional 2x 43857 Light Bluish Grey, 2x 4265c Light Bluish Grey and 2x 3666 Dark Bluish Grey. (Thanks to Michael Hjermstad for reporting these issues!)
An additional issue to be aware of is that part 4287 must be the “c” version to work correctly in the base build. You can see the difference here. Bricklink doesn’t differentiate between these versions, so the best approach is to buy these pieces new to increase the chance that they are the modern “c” version. (Thanks to Rob Brunskill for reporting this issue!)
My photographed King Crab model has stickers applied from Lego Sets 75138, 75188, 75221, 70609, 8957.
The cost to buy all parts for the King Crab runs somewhere around $450, but this will vary based upon location, price of rare parts changing, etc.
I’ve created instructions in different base colors (Tan, White, Black, and Blue) so that the model can be built in a variety of color schemes. Please see the main Outrunner page for renders of the available color options.
I’d recommend the white or black base for the best building experience as well as cheapest parts options. The parts for these options run around $400 on Bricklink. The Blue options require a few part swaps (which are noted in the instructions) and the parts are more expensive, costing around $450.
The tan base unfortunately requires some pieces be painted, as not all required pieces are available in tan at the moment. Paint “Humbrol 103 Cream Matt” is an excellent match for tan. Paint “Tamiya Wooden Deck Tan” is an excellent match for dark tan. These pieces also cost around $450.
It is also worth noting that a cutting tool will be required for the hose pieces. As hoses are not available in all colors per length, long hoses are included in the parts lists, and will need to be cut to desired length.
My photographed Outrunner model has stickers applied from Lego Sets 75188 and 76142, which can be purchased as well.
Battletech: Uziel Mech
An issue to be aware of is that part 4287 must be the “c” version to work correctly in the base build. You can see the difference here. Bricklink doesn’t differentiate between these versions, so the best approach is to buy these pieces new to increase the chance that they are the modern “c” version. (Thanks to Rob Brunskill for reporting this issue!)
My photographed Uziel model has stickers applied from Lego Sets 75259 and 60173, which can be purchased as well.