Gray Gear

[MOC][WIP] Mazda RX7 FD

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Hi there,

this the car I have been working on since I finished the NSX, a Mazda RX7 with a complete bodykit from the Rotary Tuner "RE: Amemiya".

This is the first LEGO car I know of which features a rotary engine with rotors moving like the real thing. I developed the engine just so I can build this car, and I am very happy with the result.

I left the front of the engine open, so you can see the rotors moving inside.

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This is still very much a WIP, but i think you can get a good idea of where this project is going. I hope y'all like it :grin:

 

Gray Gear

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It's certainly a great start.  Good shaping on the bodywork already, and looking forward to seeing the rest!

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21 minutes ago, Mechbuilds said:

Please tell me it's RC! :grin:

I am sorry to disappoint, but my models will always be manual, to fit my 6 speed manual transmission. I love transmission building :wub:

To be honest trying to move a 3kg Model at reasonable speed with LEGO motors seems almost impossible to me :look:

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40 minutes ago, ian74 said:

So amazing! Any video of the rotary engine in action? 

While the rotors are visible in the engine, they are still almost invisible right now because of their black color. I will change the Rotor color to yellow later. 

Here you can see a single rotor prototype I made a while back :)

 

 

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Sweet! The RE: Amemiya Mazda RX7 is awesome, and the FD is one of my favorite cars ever, I look forward to seeing the final result.

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Hi Gray Gear,

great start! But there's one big question: Where did you get the white mud guards???

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All right that's an explanation :) Bad sadly so it's the slightly smaller arches from the smaller Porsche?

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5 hours ago, jrx said:

Hi Gray Gear,

great start! But there's one big question: Where did you get the white mud guards???

I joined the Dark Side of the Brick if ya know what I mean XD

 

These are full sized Wheelarches like you find them on the 911 GT3 RS, to get that out of the way.

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3 hours ago, Gray Gear said:

if ya know what I mean

Oh man I know … 

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Following with great interest.  Looking forward to what you come up with👍

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