MOD: 6-wide Morgan LeMans '62
Posted 06 December 2010 - 01:41 PM
This is the smooth lines of the Morgan LeMans '62.
Every piece is available from DesignByMe or pick-a-brick. (In red aswell, but it's just not British)
You may also get the lxf on brickshelf
to order it or mod it further.
It's easy enough to put on the lego veteran grill and get impressively smooth mudguards, but this might fit another make of car better so don't wear out that part.
Playing around with available bricks in LDD always make you wish for something.
I started out with the standard mudguards but they demand 4x4 bricks of standard surroundings.
Looking at the bows and rounded slopes there were some potential but still a bit square
and I have wanted to try this technique for a while. Please tell me of any other creations
with 'studs not quite up'
It was really amazing to see that the initial design choice at the front led to no problems fitting the
minifigure, naturally having the angled doors if the original and somehow allowing a level footstep.
The real thing:
Apparently there is aMorgan LeMans 62 website
with more inspiration and pictures from other angles.
Keeping the smooth curves while adding details such as bag holder and spare wheel came to a compromise.
Given the design of the bracket one may get the back lightseven more flush to the car if you turn the
connecting parts 180 degrees.
There aren't any level bricks underneath, but it will be hard to see in reality.
This is a previous design of the hood, if you choose red there is the nose tile
of the smaller airplanes to use here that will still connect fully to the window.
Nah, that is clearly not a british gentleman, must be some slimy italian.
Anyone got the parts to build this?
Posted 06 December 2010 - 02:02 PM
Note - there is a radiator grill piece that would do the job better......
Anyway, nice work and keep on LDDing !
Posted 06 December 2010 - 02:46 PM
Here's the indiana jones grill, I think it's a different car, maybe something like it exist?
It's impossible to find these parts in LDD if they're not named sensibly.
As for the windows you have to stick with what lego gives you,
but ditching the roof and going for a simpler front results in this version:
Edited by pacc, 06 December 2010 - 02:55 PM.
Posted 06 December 2010 - 07:57 PM
Posted 06 December 2010 - 10:40 PM
I built the chassis to try it out, LDD is worthless at telling you where the model will brake.
(and a piece was actually missing since it was invisible from the outside...)
It turns out the weak spot is behind the minifigure, since it needs to be the lowest part the floor only connects by about 2-4 studs to the rear.
LDD universe does not contain any brackets, but if you use this bracketthe stability should be sufficient.
The outer mudguards are only attached from below due to their design,
so they will not stand wheight from above and if they fall off this is the first a child will try, breaking more parts.
However TLG has done worse in great sets such as 7991, so test your kid with that model if you are worried:
Posted 07 December 2010 - 01:42 AM
Currently playing as the Sheriff Kenneth Emanuel in Tamamono's Silver City Mafia
Posted 07 December 2010 - 05:28 AM
You might want to consider this part
Never fear! The King of copying is here! I'll make mine a bit soother though.
Posted 07 December 2010 - 06:32 AM
Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:05 AM
Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:41 AM
giving a small slope to the hood (which is good) but will also allow an additional reinforcement
from below. The roof was a bit off, but now that I found a solution I like it better.
And I finally found the bracket (called bottom in the modified bricks) so this version will come
up on DesignByMe.
Another solution was using a 2x8 technics plate with holes matches and mating the hole in the bracket with a halfpin connector from below. This will still flex a bit over time.
My 3,5 year old always puts the wheels on first, after that I have to help by pressing from below for every piece.
Though he's not the audience. Sadly I'm not close to getting the pieces for this one, maybe I'll order next year sometime.
Edited by pacc, 07 December 2010 - 11:17 AM.
Posted 08 December 2010 - 01:24 AM
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