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[WIP] 1:6 Tommy kaira ZZII, finished but still to build

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Hi everyone, this is my long term build: the Tommy kaira ZZII. My favourite car ever; maybe you remember it from Gran Turismo because of its power to weight ratio, its handling or its looks, but it actually exists (in 1 prototype). This build aims to be fully functional, with mechanical components replicated as close as possible: suspensions layout, chassis, engine (not a proper one because of size), exhaust, steering... A chat with designer Kaira helped figure out the rear suspensions layout, while the rest of the underpinnings was understood thanks to the few chassis images on the internet. It's quite expensive to build so it'll take a long time, mainly because I've never went shopping for bricks on the internet before and I need to figure every possible way to keep the price down. The wheels are custom modeled but actually I'm going to fit the 911 GT3 RS ones to it.

Images of the real thing: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=hg.hexgraphica&set=a.3702758483104313

Pics of the build:

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Looks nice.

My tip, check what colours are available for the car body. And what they cost.

Usually buying from bricklink can be cheapest. But sometimes buying some parts from LEGO's Bricks & Pieces can be cheaper, especially the freight cost.

On Bricklink, there are some shops that might be best to avoid. They might have a lot of what you want, but the prices might be a lot! higher than from other places.

Pure Display model? and how strong/weak is the chassis?

Note! I am not a car expert builder. I have only built a few F1 cars from RoscoPC.

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What a breathtaking design! I wish you the best of luck getting the real version built, and I am looking forward to see it.

And now that you are taking on a very expensive build, I would also love to see the exhaust in the back be chromed - it is a great detail of from the real car.

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Nice build! I really how there's no large gaps.

Edited by JintaiZ

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Thanks for the replies. The only bricks not available due to colours are the custom ones, like those with stickers and the suspensions coils (but they can come in yellow with black springs)

It's a build for pure show, so I've taken into account it could be quite flimsy. That's why I want to build it first, so I can add strengthenings.

As for the chromed exhaust, if I remember correctly Lego denied Bricklink from selling chrome parts, so I'll have to source the exhaust parts somewhere else

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Have you checked the price on the bricks too?. There are or have been some colours that have been rare and very expensive.

Chrome bricks, I did get some from https://www.chromeblockcity.com/ , when they still were allowed on bricklink.

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On 1/13/2021 at 7:56 AM, Shiva said:

Have you checked the price on the bricks too?. There are or have been some colours that have been rare and very expensive.

Chrome bricks, I did get some from https://www.chromeblockcity.com/ , when they still were allowed on bricklink.

Few days ago I went through some of the parts that resulted most expensive and by chosing colours and parts wisely I shaved 150eur off. Now it's only less than 700 eur (if calculated on 6 month averaged prices)

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