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To celebrate the new season of Formula 1 and the new cars, I thought I would give my 42000 an update. What started as a small refresh turned into a project :laugh:

 

 

The changes:

-Chassis w/ simpler DRS controls

-Front and rear suspension, wheel hubs

-Lower, more sculpted nose

-Front and rear wings, diffuser

-Removable, one-piece engine cover

-Turbo V6

-New mirrors

-Perhaps most importantly, the car has proper rake

 

 

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Just now, GREG998 said:

That's a pretty good work you've done here!

+1, it looks really cool, and the pictures make it seem like a futuristic vehicle, nice work.

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I love that!

Have you considered fitting tumbler tires by the way? They are the same outer diameter as the ones 42000 comes with, and i think should look miles better then the normal ones. I just cant bring myself to spend €50 on four tires/wheels.

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16 minutes ago, februar88 said:

Cool, yeah! 

Just 1 question: where is the shark fin? 

Those hideous things...My car is stable enough that it doesn't need one :laugh:

 

I'm still thinking about adding one though, but I am not sure what to use. 

 

 

 

I did want to try the Tumbler tires but its such a small opening for the wheel hub that it might be impossible.

Edited by therealjustin

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nice MOD so far but the front wing needs to be flatter/more pointy, the rear tyres need to be significantly wider than the front and the "dorsal blade" needs to be added behind the airbox to make it look more like a 2017 car

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Definitely, but LEGO has no decent solutions for this. The tires/rims from 8674 are too expensive and never came with black rims. Nothing else would really work. 

 

I had hope that the Porsche tires would be staggered width but nope :hmpf_bad:

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It looks great. I can see lots of clever details, that really add to the great design.

Edited by J_C

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Great detail, I wish people did more custom open wheeled cars. Very clean looking mod for the 42000, looks awesome :) 

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I like this modification, but there is something missing I just can't stop focusing in - the rear-angled "delta" front wing!

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On 3/7/2017 at 11:37 AM, PROlego said:

I like this modification, but there is something missing I just can't stop focusing in - the rear-angled "delta" front wing!

For sure :laugh: I honestly had no idea how to implement the swept back design though.

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Kudos on an excellent piece of work.

My three favorite things:

  1. The rear wing, its shape is excellent
  2. The full floorpan, just brilliant
  3. The rake! This blew my mind, so easily overlooked and you nailed it :D

Only thing I'd do some work on is the front wing. Agreed, getting that delta shape is going to take some doing, but I think you could use some smaller panels to create some more of the aero-elements.

Oh, and to heck with the shark fin, Ross is going to get those things banned anyway :p

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On 3/8/2017 at 8:11 PM, tblightning said:

Kudos on an excellent piece of work.

My three favorite things:

  1. The rear wing, its shape is excellent
  2. The full floorpan, just brilliant
  3. The rake! This blew my mind, so easily overlooked and you nailed it :D

Only thing I'd do some work on is the front wing. Agreed, getting that delta shape is going to take some doing, but I think you could use some smaller panels to create some more of the aero-elements.

Oh, and to heck with the shark fin, Ross is going to get those things banned anyway :p

 

16 minutes ago, evortigosa said:

You've done an awesome work, your mods achieved great lines!! Fantastic :)

 

Thank you! :wink: I forgot to mention that the front wing sits exactly one stud above the ground when on a flat surface. It looks like it's touching in some of the photos because of the paper I use for my photo studio.

 

I've been working on a new design but I'm not sure how sturdy it would be in real life.

 

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On 3/7/2017 at 7:59 AM, DugaldIC said:

Great detail, I wish people did more custom open wheeled cars. Very clean looking mod for the 42000, looks awesome :) 

i just built one here

aventador

 

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