Speed Racer Mach 5 MOC
Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:36 PM
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):
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.
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:
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?)
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!
Brickshelf gallery with even more pictures. Go up a couple of times for my other race cars
Posted 27 July 2008 - 08:07 PM
The moderation came through with the latest version.
A new nose with a longer "M" and an engine with more details
The cockpit and rear end stays unchanged
But the shape, seen from the front, is now more accurate
The new engine
I have counted the parts from the official Mach 5: 115 (+ driver).
This Mach 5 has 216 (+ driver)
Edited by Lasse D, 27 July 2008 - 10:40 PM.
Posted 30 July 2008 - 01:52 PM
My Brickshelf Gallery
Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:53 PM
I especially like the size of this baby, and the new engine is way cooler!
Here is a picture of the original to compare, it claerly shows the larger M:
And oh yeah, it is a boxer engine
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Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:53 PM
When I said there were a lot of great MODs and MOCs out there (so I had to improve ), I wasn't kidding:
This one has a great way to make the sides of the cockpit, and smooth curves on the front. 8 wide.
Here is a MOD with an alternate color scheme, wheels and just a little more detail.
8 wide MOC with gadgets and sculpted paintwork.
1816 again, again
Now 10 wide with added flaring for smoother lines (compared with the one above)
MOD. The mirror seems to be one of the mostly missed details of the official set.
Pocket racer version! Why does LEGO repeat the designs of the racers when they could do something like this!?
7-8 wide MOC with a lot of odd angled pieces This guy even sculpted the paintwork as well!
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