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[MOC] 1:12 Aston Martin Vulcan V2

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This is the second time I post for this car. The first one is below at Oct 2018, and that's why I call it v2.

 

It has been about 2 year and a half, I believe that I have better understanding on not only this car, but also those LEGO parts that I used to build this car. Here is what it looks like now:

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Some tips from designing this new model:

1. Use a good reference to start the design. (I am using this one https://www.the-blueprints.com/.../aston_martin_vulcan/). DO NOT use photos of real car, most of them are perspective, so they won't reflect the real proportion of different parts.

2. When designing the chassis, leave enough (or more than enough) space for the exterior, especially under the curved area, such as the hood. Because extra space is needed for the curve to be constructed most of the time.

3. Also when designing the chassis, consider the interior as well. Enough space should be reserved for the seats to make sure 1) they are mounted low enough (especially for sports car), and 2) there is enough distance between the seat and the steering wheel.

4. The suspensions should be strong on the chassis. Sometimes you may think it is not needed, but it will be needed when adding all the exterior on top of it, otherwise, the car will collapse, for sure.

5. To do a exterior with curve, my order of preference is: 1) use technic panel if its curve is desired, like the roof, the doors and the wheel arches. 2) build the curve using technic beams, such as the front hood. 3) for small areas which no technic part can fit, construct it using system bricks including arches, slopes and wedges. 4) if by all means there is no way out, use soft axle, but never use soft axle alone for structural areas, like windshield.

 

Here is a short video showing how this car works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-wRkcje-L4

 

The building instructions are available at 

https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-74801/Lego__Bee/112-lego-technic-aston-martin-vulcan/#details

 

I hope that you like it and please let me know on any question or comment.

Thanks

 

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That is an extremely impressive build, very recognizable, and kudos for including the engine and gearbox!

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12 hours ago, AFOLegofan66 said:

Beautiful design! Looks like it is very well put together !

Thank you very much!

1 hour ago, Jerry LEGO Creations said:

Wow! It's quite an improvement over the last one which (was already a nice looking build)

Glad that you like both of them! The small fender part is an essential, and I involved many LEGO system parts this time in the curve design which turns out to be very good. Thanks. 

49 minutes ago, vectormatic said:

That is an extremely impressive build, very recognizable, and kudos for including the engine and gearbox!

Yes! it is challenging and fun to tinker those gears in a very small space. I added a bottom view there to reveal them a bit more. Thanks.

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