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Old 02-07-2019, 04:41 PM
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https://www.carscoops.com/2019/02/ca...3-rs-lego-kit/

Lego Technic has been sending model car fans wild in recent months by launching scale models of some of the industry’s most beloved vehicles. From the Corvette ZR1 to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Bugatti Chiron, and Aston Martin DB5, we thought we’d seen it all. We were wrong.



Much to our surprise, it’s actually possible to use the parts provided in the kits to build things other than the car advertised on the box. One enthusiast has done just that with the 911 GT3 RS kit, creating his very own scale model of the Lancia Stratos.

That man is Twitter user Ashley Winston and the creation is exceptional, particularly when you consider that he built this Stratos using 911 GT3 RS parts and without any instructions.

This scale model is a 1974 Stratos Stradale HF and building it requires no less than 2197 parts. All of the parts come straight from the 911 GT3 RS kit, with the only optional being a Technic Driving Ring Extension that enables a reverse gear.

Winston was kind enough to document the entire build of the tiny Stratos in 598 (!) steps and is selling the instructions for $17 in a book with 193 pages. We imagine building the car takes a lot of time and patience, but the finished product is probably even more impressive than Lego’s own GT3 RS and even includes an interior with racing seats and a steering wheel. The only giveaway of the Stratos using 911 parts are the GT3 RS wheels, but we guess you can swap them out for something closer to the original if you so wish.


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Bravo! This Stratos looks even better than the 911!
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Anyone getting the gorgeous-looking Mustang?
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Wow. I think I might need to get that Mustang and stash it away for WagonJr to put together in a few years.
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:09 AM
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Pictures dude!
Sorry I just saw this comment!

I just finished bag 7 which builds the drivetrain, battery, and motor assembly then joins it to the bucket line and then joins that to the main structure. The gearing and clutch mechanisms on this thing are a LOT of fun to build. Since I just have one bag left, I'll take pics when I'm done with it this week.

Then comes the not so fun task of finding where to put the damn thing because it's gigantic...
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Anyone getting the gorgeous-looking Mustang?
Well...

I ordered the Mustang kit last night. But there was an "error" at checkout. So I tried again and got another "error". I was in the process of trying a third time when I got email confirmation of the first order.

Checked my profile and it showed two orders pending.

No way to cancel order from my profile.

Got on chat with Customer Service, 5th in line.

4th... 3rd...

Orders went from "Pending" to "At Warehouse"

2nd... On chat with CS, "Sorry, we can't cancel the order since it's at the warehouse being picked for shipment"



Well shit.

Guess I've got two kits. Was planning to save it for WagonJr when he's much older and can appreciate and display the model rather than build and destroy it. Now I need to figure out if I try to send back the second one, keep it for myself, or hold it and hope they sell out and I can flip it for a little profit in the short term.
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I'll go $34.50 for it, don't even have to ship it
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I'll go $34.50 for it, don't even have to ship it
I'll do $50 and cover shipping.
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Getting closer...
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$1.00 Bob
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SOLD!!!

Just not to any of you jokers.
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Corvette ZR1 on sale for those interested
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https://www.motor1.com/news/342133/l...insane-custom/

It's radio controlled with dual differentials and details galore.

Just recently, Head Hoonigan In Charge Ken Block dropped a strange-looking picture of his Hoonicorn Mustang on Facebook. Turns out the car was actually a Lego recreation, and a quite good one at that. It’s not one of the bonkers full-size creations we’ve seen recently, like the McLaren Senna or VW T2 Camper Van. This one is better, because it’s something we can actually build – and drive – for ourselves.
Being fans of Block’s tire-slaying antics and certified Lego nerds we were compelled to learn more about this custom creation, so we shot a message to the mastermind behind this project, Lachlan Cameron. Yes, this is straight-up a 100 percent Lego build with no custom parts created, though Cameron did say it has quite a few chromed pieces. It’s a My Own Creation (MOC) Technic project that, aside from looking fantastic, is also radio controlled with WiFi-enabled controls through a smartphone.
It’s designed to run on a couple different types of motors, and Cameron spent a significant amount of time creating a detailed suspension setup with front and rear differentials to give it some realistic motion. The gear shifter inside the car even moves, and speaking of which, check out the interior detail. The doors and trunk open, as does the hood where a V8 engine resides compete with moving pistons. The only thing missing from this build is a set of bald, smoking tires.

Cameron was kind enough to let us post some of his photos on the Lego Hoonicorn, but you have to jump over to his site at Rebrickable.com to see just what all went into this car. Cameron’s been building custom Lego projects for three years, with designs like this mental Mustang taking between 1-3 months to complete. And the best part? Even though this isn’t available as a kit, Cameron has instructions and a parts list available for those interested in having a Lego Hoonicorn of their own.







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https://www.motor1.com/news/306370/a...nion-race-car/

This 1:8 scale build faithfully recreates the iconic 1930's V16 racer, and we want one.

Regular Motor1.com readers know how much we love Lego. There are some exceptional kits out there, but we’re constantly impressed by fan creations that show up in Lego Ideas. This one, however, has us absolutely blown away with the fit, finish, and especially the detail. It’s simply gorgeous from every angle, and we’d buy this in a heartbeat if Lego were to put it into production. You can help make that happen, which we’ll talk more about in a bit.
For those not familiar with this silver bullet, it’s an Auto Union Type C race car from the 1930s. Auto Union racers were the first to wear Audi’s now-iconic four-ring badge, and the Type C wasn’t hurting for power thanks to its mid-mounted 6.0-liter supercharged V16 that produced no less than 520 horsepower (388 kilowatts). Mind you, this was back in 1936 when most roads were still dirt, and cars with 100 horsepower were something special.This Lego version certainly does justice to the famous race car. It’s faithfully recreated here in 1:8 scale, including a detailed cockpit and removable engine cover with the big V16 underneath. The replica was designed and built by Alexandre Rossier, and in an email to Motor1.com he said the project took 50 hours to complete. It’s comprised of 2,300 bricks, and features removable body panels to reveal even more detailed work inside. There’s a radiator up front, a gearbox at the back, and the tubular chassis is even period-correct underneath it all.Lego Ideas isn’t just a place for creative builders to show off their projects. Each listing is given a chance to gain supporters, with extra time given to the project once certain milestones are reached. If a project reaches 10,000 supporters, it goes to a Lego review board for consideration as a proper Lego kit. Right now, this Auto Union has 1,289 supporters, which earned it 515 days.

Frankly, we want to buy this thing and we’ve already thrown in our support. If you want to support it, the link below will tell you everything you need to know. We’ll definitely be keeping our eye on this one over the next year and a half, and we wish Alexandre the best in bringing this build to the world.





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Alright nerds, get your credit cards ready...

To be released June 1st. $100.

https://shop.lego.com/en-US/product/...r-Lander-10266




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The Audi and the Lander are very cool.
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I've stopped buying the pre-designed sets. My fear has come true. My girls just build the sets and then play them as toys or leave them as models.

I remember when I grew up, all I had was random bricks, and I'd build stuff and then take them apart and rebuild them. Lot's more creative use of LEGO bricks.

So I've started to buy the 60th Anniversary boxes recently, and it's working! My girls are actually using their imagination again.
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Same here, we tried to keep the sets segregated & built. But they get destroyed & recreated into random constructions. May need to do similar for my girls.
May just invest in some tubs & try to keep them at least color separated.
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When I have kids, I plan on just getting the tubs. That's what I used to have growing up (along with some of the sets, but the tubs were cheaper).

For me though - I'm happy with the current sets they keep coming out with, especially the cars Creator line.
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I have 11 large bins for different LEGO bricks. Each bin is stock full of pieces. There has to be close to 10k pieces in them.
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This is who you are if you don't rebuild.
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Definitely about that Tub Life.

I believe in the two tub system; one for large pieces and one for the small pieces. Because the small, single through 3x3 -ish sized pieces will get buried by the bigger pieces so they need to be kept apart.

My wife, bless her, is a fucking Kragle advocate.

In my defense, I didn't know this 20 years ago and never thought to ask until my kid started doing the normal thing of tearing sets apart and getting creative. She can't stand it.
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I've stopped buying the pre-designed sets. My fear has come true. My girls just build the sets and then play them as toys or leave them as models.

I remember when I grew up, all I had was random bricks, and I'd build stuff and then take them apart and rebuild them. Lot's more creative use of LEGO bricks.

So I've started to buy the 60th Anniversary boxes recently, and it's working! My girls are actually using their imagination again.
Yeah, that's been my thing about LEGO for the last few years. While they are cool, for MOST people, these mega "cool" sets that hit for any franchise theme (i.e. Star Wars) are single-build sets. Sure, you could take them apart but many people just build them the one time to display.

So, if you're buying the $$$$$$ Falcon, well, it's $$$$$$ that one-time build.
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Definitely about that Tub Life.

I believe in the two tub system; one for large pieces and one for the small pieces. Because the small, single through 3x3 -ish sized pieces will get buried by the bigger pieces so they need to be kept apart.

My wife, bless her, is a fucking Kragle advocate.

In my defense, I didn't know this 20 years ago and never thought to ask until my kid started doing the normal thing of tearing sets apart and getting creative. She can't stand it.
What, you didn't ask her that when you dated? It's always the first thing to ask!

That's a good tip about the small pieces. Right now, we just dump out the whole tub when they want to create something. I guess it's not too much of a hassle right now, but I could see it getting messy when we have too many bricks.
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https://www.carscoops.com/2019/06/re...cts-out-there/

Here we are, face-to-face with yet another Defender. Only this time it’s not the one that’s about to be uncovered, but the original made on a scale by a Lego enthusiast.

Just by looking at it, you can instantly tell that it’s the iconic British SUV – and that’s a must for every successful Lego project. However, this one is even more special as it’s remote-controlled.

The build started out with a Lego Technic chassis, which got a clever suspension and a couple of electric motors, one on each axle. From here on, the builder proceeded to add the body in a design that “combines looks and functionality”.

“The chassis was built to be functional and reliable, so I kept it simple, with rear pendular system and 2 separate L-motors – one for each axle”, its creator said. “These are geared down to make the model slow and steady and capable of tackling obstacles. The steering is controlled via a servo motor and the model uses 1 battery pack and 1 I.R. receiver.”

By the time the project was completed, it ate around 1,800 small parts. And since it’s Lego-made, the builder believes it will be compatible with the new Technic power system, a move that will allow the removal of the I.R. antennas from the roof, thus making for a smoother look.

The remote-controlled Lego Defender deserves to be put into production, and for that, it needs all the support it can get. You can vote for it on the official Lego Ideas webpage here. At the time of writing, nearly 800 people gave it a positive vote, and there are still more than 300 days left to try and gather the remaining 9,200 supporters, which will put it under official evaluation.







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Defender is super cool.

Hoping to pick up the other 911 technic set for my birthday to go with the first one so I have the pair to put in my office when I get around to completing them.
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