My crazy two weeks of building have sadly ended (I have to work again), but after my recovery truck and motor cycle I did manage to crank out one more model. Unlike the other two, which I posted in the Technic/Mindstors/Model Team forum, I decided that this one probably best fits the Racers theme. After all, LEGO had a Ferrari License.
One of the truly great Ferraris of all time has to be the Ferrari F40. It isn't pretty, but it did and still does offer blistering performance. I'm not normally a fan of super cars, but back in the 'eighties when I was a teenager, I loved the F40 and after seeing Jeremy Clarkson drive a Ferrari in the last episode of Top Gear, decided it was what I was going to build.
Part of the fun for me was making everything I could open. The F40 is basically a street-legal race-car and like most racecars that means large sections of the car's body can be removed or raised to give mechanics decent access to the mechanical bits.
One of the things I didn't give my model, at first, was three exhaust pipes. I knew the F40 had them, but chose to keep things simple and just add two. I don't know whether it's the result of high expectations, but several people on flickr commented that it should really have three. So, I gave it a bit more thought and managed to come up with a reasonably straightforward way of making that work.
Edited by Rufus, 24 June 2011 - 04:46 PM.