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#1 Lasse D

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:36 PM

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See post 4 for new version.

Let me start out with a small disclaimer. I have not seen the movie, nor the anime series. I simply like the sets (apart from the tragic truck).

We have already seen great MODs of the Mach 5, such as the one from Brainbox where he included some gimmicks from the movie. I'm going in a different direction.

One of my favorite styles is 7 studs wide race cars, so here's my Mach 5 (limited Lasse edition):
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The M on the front can't be made of stickers, but it is such an important part of the design, that I had to include it - the same goes for the round markers on the sides.
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Without any idea of what the engine looks like, I included an 8 cylinder boxer engine. Or rather, to piss off one of my reviewers at MOCpages: a V8 boxer engine:
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I have taken some parts from the official set in order to build this version, so I had to open a MISB Gran Prix for this comparison - now it has to be built later today (great excuse, eh?)
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The official Mach 5 is clearly larger and more solid.
My Mach 5 has unstable 1 stud connections, many weird angles and illegal stud connections, but I prefer the lower and slimmer seating positions - the wind screen is actually at eye level now!

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:47 PM

Better than the licensed one. The detail is perfect, great work.  :classic:

#3 LegoLyons

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:16 PM

Nice work.  I have gotta get me some speed racer sets.

#4 Lasse D

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:07 PM

Thanks, but I can see my contribution is falling short in the forest of Mach 5 remakes (see brickshelf). The nose is a bit too long and not rounded enough, and the engine is terrible.


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The moderation came through with the latest version.

A new nose with a longer "M" and an engine with more details
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The cockpit and rear end stays unchanged
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But the shape, seen from the front, is now more accurate
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The new engine
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I have counted the parts from the official Mach 5: 115 (+ driver).
This Mach 5 has 216 (+ driver)
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Edited by Lasse D, 27 July 2008 - 10:40 PM.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:52 PM

I definitely prefer the newer version. The first go had some pretty nice bits, and it's good to see that they're what's been carried through. The nose from above, like you say, is very accurate. Having done my own, I know it's difficult to get all the different smooth curves in, as there are an awful lot and it's hard to do that in Lego. But considering you wanted to do something from scratch rather than a MOD and especially without using the stickers, I think you've done a fantastic job.

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We have already seen great MODs of the Mach 5, such as the one from Brainbox where he included some gimmicks from the movie.
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:53 PM

You already showed me version 1 wich was great, but now with these new mods it is even cooler. :thumbup:
I especially like the size of this baby, and the new engine is way cooler! :wub:
Here is a picture of the original to compare, it claerly shows the larger M:

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And oh yeah, it is a boxer engine :tongue:
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#7 Lasse D

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:53 PM

Thanks, and here is a rear shot:

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When I said there were a lot of great MODs and MOCs out there (so I had to improve  :tongue: ), I wasn't kidding:

MarkChan
This one has a great way to make the sides of the cockpit, and smooth curves on the front. 8 wide.

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Here is a MOD with an alternate color scheme, wheels and just a little more detail.

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8 wide MOC with gadgets and sculpted paintwork.

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Now 10 wide with added flaring for smoother lines (compared with the one above)

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Maxifig version!

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MOD. The mirror seems to be one of the mostly missed details of the official set.

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Pocket racer version! Why does LEGO repeat the designs of the racers when they could do something like this!?

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7-8 wide MOC with a lot of odd angled pieces  :blush:  This guy even sculpted the paintwork as well!
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Posted 31 July 2008 - 12:06 AM

I actually like the smaller size... it's more minifig scale. I always felt that the normal size cars are just a tad too big.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:12 PM

As a long time Speed Racer fan, I can say for sure that you are on the right track. (pun not intended.) My favourite part is the windscreen. It's positioned perfectly.

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 07:32 AM

Excellent realization!
I like the front color scheme and the rear exaust system!  :thumbup:
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