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[MOC] 1:8 McLaren 720S w/ Instructions

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Hi Charbel ,your design is so wonderful and I love it.

I can’t send PM,but I really like this and I’m looking forward to the instructions!!! 

I wonder if you can add me to the wishlist?(forgive my poor English)

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Hello ! Sorry for the lack of updated but the instructions are bound to drop, for sure tomorrow. @LvdH asked them to get early, but the instructions weren't mistake-free at that point. 

Thanks for the wait ! 

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Hey thank you for the update Charbel! We appreciate the hard work and everyone is ready to build :) Please send link for payment when you’re ready. 

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@Charbel Can’t message you but I’d love to be able to purchase the instructions! Such an amazing model. I have pictures of my brick link orders if you’d like them. Thanks!!

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16 hours ago, Charbel said:

Hello ! Sorry for the lack of updated but the instructions are bound to drop, for sure tomorrow. @LvdH asked them to get early, but the instructions weren't mistake-free at that point. 

Thanks for the wait ! 

Great news 👍 I know what I have planned for the weekend now

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After a few long nights... It's finished. Not just mine, but also @KD123's. We both received the instructions a bit early to test them before release. 

He did it in red while I did the original white colour scheme. I blacked out all the visible pins so no blue dots anywhere (at least visible :laugh:

Per KD123's request I'm also posting his version here. 

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And, for @brunojj1, I grabbed my P1 off the shelf and took some shots of the McLaren family together. The 720s is a little bit shorter but the rest of the dimensions match up pretty closely. 

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More and better quality pictures can be found on my bricksafe

For those collecting parts: I was missing 4x 1x9 black liftarms and had 4x 1x7 extra. No idea if I or a seller made a mistake counting or if I made a building mistake, but for those building, add 4 1x9 liftarms to your pile/list just in case.

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6 minutes ago, br0ken4life said:

Wow man beautiful! Do all parts exist in red? Is it more expensive than white?

White is a bit cheaper because of some rare parts in red (3x11 curved panels for instance). Red does require a couple of mods:

Part 15100 doesn't exist in red, check the pictures to see how KD123 solved it (4 at the spoiler, 4 at the front).
Part 18654 also doesn't exist but can be replaced with red bushings. 

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Wow, looks even better in red, re-doing my picking list, see what i need to reorder, will message my bricklink order when placed

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And the instructions are finally available ! 

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The price is 23€. To get the instructions, you can send me a PM on Eurobricks or on Rebrickable, so if you are not able to send PM here, you may use Rebrickable. If you are a new user, please send with your demand some screenshots of your latest parts orders. 

Part list : https://bricksafe.com/files/Charbel/rebrickable_parts_mclaren-720s-part-list.csv

Big thanks for everyone that helped, pretty happy to finally be able to release them.

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1 hour ago, Charbel said:

And the instructions are finally available ! 

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The price is 23€. To get the instructions, you can send me a PM on Eurobricks or on Rebrickable, so if you are not able to send PM here, you may use Rebrickable. If you are a new user, please send with your demand some screenshots of your latest parts orders. 

Part list : https://bricksafe.com/files/Charbel/rebrickable_parts_mclaren-720s-part-list.csv

Big thanks for everyone that helped, pretty happy to finally able to release them.

I have send you a private massage by rebrickable, and my user name is fenfangsong,hope to get your reply!!!

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One brand, one passion. Two different building styles. 

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Sorry if the pictures don´t give enough justice to Charlies 720S! This time I should have used another background than white..

I love this model very much, and I was lucky to get the instructions beta version to build it as soon as possible. I´ve had tremendous fun building it! The functions work smoothly and are very easy to operate. There is a releatively simple 8-speed gearbox, working like a charm. The overall looks are great! Some interesting building techniques are behind all those crazy angles for the panel attachments, but obviously the hard design work paid off in the end – the bar for future supercar designs has been raised especially in this field in particular.

One thing I don´t like about this model are the seats. They are colliding with the doors closed and slightly bending inwards. Maybe I´ve built or attached them not correctly, but I´ve double checked them and found no error. The shaft for the gearbox shifters is going near the tunnel, that doesn´t allow the seats to be placed 1 stud closer to the middle unfortunately.

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The major difference I noticed in comparison to my P1 is the wheelbase being 3 studs shorter. When it comes to scaling I usually make my cars 1-2 studs longer compared to blueprints. That trick seems to balance out some bumps and overlenghts in other places and helps to keep the visual proportions. But I must say you don´t really notice it to be a problem on the 720S if you don´t have both cars next to each other. The wheel arches are very tight and the overall proportions are not really compromised IMO.

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I´ve made some customizations to my taste, using chromed Bugatti wheels + red brake calipers and adding some white parts around the wheel arches and white flex axles at the doors.

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Thanks for sharing your work on this stunning replica with us @Charbel !

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Thank you very much @brunojj1 ! Those pictures are amazing and still confirm that your car looks better than mine :wub:. I totally agree on the seats, that's the part of the car I am the least proud of, it was quite tricky and seats are really not my thing lol. Now I need to build yours and get those rims. 

@lego_tactics All done on photoshop !

@LvdH Stellar pics too ! 

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18 minutes ago, Charbel said:

 

You mean my version of the 720s looks better than yours :tongue: ? Maybe yes. Honestly, I admire your achievement on the paneling so much and that´s why it looks better than my P1. Hats off Sir :thumbup::thumbup:!

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Fantastic pictures @brunojj1, I'll probably copy a few of your mods for my own version if you don't mind :wink: 

For those interested: I've created some very short and simple instructions for the luggage:
https://bricksafe.com/files/LvdH/collection/mclaren-720s-by-charbel/suitcase4.pdf

Can also be built in red, dark azure, dark grey, white and black and the handle can be none in a number of colours as well. 

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19 minutes ago, br0ken4life said:

Can anyone help me please, in step 50 is that a 7 axel or a 9? I put a 9 but look longer then what the pictures show?

Step 50 of which part? You got a page number? 

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1 hour ago, br0ken4life said:

Can anyone help me please, in step 50 is that a 7 axel or a 9? I put a 9 but look longer then what the pictures show?

When the length isn't mentioned, it means it is an axle with stop so here it is a 8 with stop.

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