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legophisto

Classic Porsche 911

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Hi everybody,

I have been working on a classic Porsche 911 for quite a while now. It is not 100% finished yet but I already showed it at a local exhibition last weekend. There is still some work to do (A-pillars, front hood, underbody, interior). I would kindly ask for feedback especially suggestions for improvements.

http://38241405044_3c65836b29_c.jpgPorsche 911 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

Many thanks in advance!

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Hi, this is a real thing of beauty! It captures the charm of the original quite effectively. It is a pity that forum is a little quiet, the model deserves much more than two comments. I would suggest sharing a little more pictures here, so people don't need to jump to the Flickr right away. Would you mind showing some details of the internal construction? I am especially interested in that beautiful curve above the rear fenders. These Technic connectors in the trunk look intriguing. As for the suggestions, to me front and back indicator lights seem a bit tall. But I have no idea how to achieve the curve using plates. Too bad TLG doesn't make quarter tiles in transparent orange.

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@proran: Thank you very much for your comment! I will have some time to share pictures of the internal construction at the weekend. The building of the complete rear of the car was very painful. It is very complex and took me ages to construct. But I am very pleased with the outcome especially as it is quite sturdy and there are no parts hanging somewhere loosely (apart from the a-pillars). I agree with you on the indicator lights but there was just no other solution that came to my mind.

Some more pictures:

http://38957381201_bcd379a21c_c.jpgPorsche 911 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

http://38957382881_a060be8f36_c.jpgPorsche 911 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

http://38071420345_7748252b46_c.jpgPorsche 911 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

http://38241394904_2b22e942e3_c.jpgPorsche 911 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

 

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It's fantastic. My only question is are there any alternate tyres/wheels you could use? A lower profile tyre or one with less deep-set tread might look nicer. But that really is nit-picking what is otherwise a sensational build!

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57 minutes ago, badgerboy said:

It's fantastic. My only question is are there any alternate tyres/wheels you could use? A lower profile tyre or one with less deep-set tread might look nicer.

Yes, I can use the 10258 London bus tyres. They are quite expensive at the moment but I do own this set so I can replace the tyres.

 

1 hour ago, Milan said:

After you finish it, we will do some promotion on the frontpage! :wink:

That sounds very promising! It will take about three more weeks but that is definetly extra motivation to finish the job! Hopefully I will be able to share better pictures then.

 

15 hours ago, motomatt said:

Phenomenal model, Simple and clean!  I wouldn't change much, it's awesome.  What scale is it in?

Thank you very much! The scale is approximately 1/16.

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I was asked to give some insight into the internal construction, so here we go.

The roof is connected by one technic axle to the body of the car. The 1x10 curved slopes are connected to the rear of the car by one stud each:

http://27327966319_90d5ae3b69_c.jpgPorsche 911 internal construction 1 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

http://25239015228_5c0efdd1ae_c.jpgPorsche 911 internal construction 2 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

http://27327968549_808f121253_c.jpgPorsche 911 internal construction 3 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

The last two pictures show how the rear seats and rear fenders are constructed and connected:

http://39074306012_815b7ce56f_c.jpgPorsche 911 internal construction 4 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

http://27327970889_68396ed1a0_c.jpgPorsche 911 internal construction 5 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

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3 hours ago, proran said:

@legophisto I love the "umbrella" roof. This is ingenious! And the way the trunk lid is connected reminds me of the 10252 Beetle. It is the DNA, I believe :laugh:.

Thank you very much! To be honest: the construction of the "umbrella" roof to create an angle was pretty much straightforward. And you are correct about my inspiration for the trunk lid. But the toughest problems were to get the curved rear fenders right and to connect the roof with the rear.

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Wow, fantastic work! I've been thinking about making a 911 MOC as well, but those curved shapes are really hard to capture with Lego. You pulled them off brilliantly! 

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The grey version of my classic Porsche 911 is finally finished!

I did some minor changes to the black version but it is basically the same car.

Just the usual features: Opening doors, front trunk and engine cover.

No illegal builds, no parts that are not produced anymore, not third party tyres, no very rare parts (maybe apart from the 10258 tyres).

40403020781_aaaba6c8d1_c.jpgPorsche 911 grau 4 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

39506469445_9de613f71c_c.jpgPorsche 911 grau 6 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

26532246178_42b231f53e_c.jpgPorsche 911 grau 1 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

40403015451_de064faa2f_c.jpgPorsche 911 grau 7 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

I will post pictures of the finished black version both with red and tan interior this weekend.

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So beautiful! As I said before, I really enjoy that classic feel it has. The view from the back is so pretty. I love every single piece there.Thanks for the update. 

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22 minutes ago, proran said:

So beautiful! As I said before, I really enjoy that classic feel it has. The view from the back is so pretty. I love every single piece there.Thanks for the update. 

Thank you very much! The rear was most definitely the hardest part. Even the rear bumper was not as easy a it looks. There were times when I thought about stopping the project but in the end I am glad I did not.

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Finally the black version with red interior is finished:

39735686884_635d3144a6_c.jpgPorsche 911 black 4 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

25575045177_9054329385_c.jpgPorsche 911 black 6 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

25575043467_8cd5884ece_c.jpgPorsche 911 black 1 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

The black and grey one together:

39735706824_06bfe05225_c.jpgPorsche 911 pair 3 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

38635671040_e866bc5ce0_c.jpgPorsche 911 pair 6 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

39549873975_ca24e26a8b_c.jpgPorsche 911 pair 4 by klingen_guru, auf Flickr

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It is so cool, can't believe quite how accurate you've got it, but I feel like it needs something to represent the 'b' pillars. Wheels look much, much better by the way.

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Is there any chance on instructions for these beauties??

I know a friend who would love to build this.

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41 minutes ago, Dafgek81 said:

Is there any chance on instructions for these beauties??

Sorry, I do not share or sell instructions for this model. It would be not fair to do so since the model is something like a "semi-commissioned" work.

59 minutes ago, Milan said:

Nice. In a few days, it will hit the Frontpage!

Thank you so much for keeping your promise even though it took me far more than three weeks to finish the model! To have a moc frontpaged here on EB must be an honour for every builder.

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Wow I look at my dad's 1969 911 everyday parked in the warehouse and you nailed it! Great job! Looks more like a porsche than the Lego Technic model. Awesome!

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