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So after 18 months of building I'm happy to present my latest MOC. I already hinted at building this car back in my Senna thread... and I somehow managed to pull it off. 

For me this the dream car for technic building, there are so many features you can add plus the fully open mode looks awesome in Lego. There are sooo many special versions of this car in real life, I've taken inspiration from a lot of them to come up with my own unique 'special edition'. The amount of variation when looking at the real life cars is crazy, different types of rear wings, some have roof scoops, some have dorsal fins, the front grill area can look different depending on the car you are looking at, plus all sorts of different aero aiding stuff. This allowed a certain amount of creativity and artistic freedom, whilst also offering a technical challenge with the active aero and opening everything. Whilst nothing is perfect when working with this medium, and the same is true here, I'm pretty happy with what I've come up with. It would probably be my favourite model in my collection so far.

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Features:

  • N-R-7 speed gearbox, limiters between 7-N. (Inspired by Anto's wonderful gearbox: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-50877/Anto/ultra-compact-8nr-speed-sequential-gerbox/#details)
  • Stick shift in the middle console. (Similar to Didumos shifter that is common in a lot of models now, Charbel's 720s, T-Lego's Centenario etc.. https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-8105/Didumos/awd-gearbox-w-v8/#details)
  • Rear wheel drive with differential. 
  • Gearbox/drivetrain is connected to a fake v12 engine (full size pistons/trans clear engine blocks).
  • Ackerman steering connected to the steering wheel + removable HOG on the dash.
  • Working aero flaps front + back, connected to the steering. Turn left the left flaps open, turn right the right flaps open.
  • Independent cantilevered suspension on all wheels. 
  • Adjustable suspension (nose lift) on the front axle. Controlled by removable HOG on the dash (you can use the same one as the steering HOG).
  • Seats are adjustable forward/backward. Each seat has there own control knob on the respective side of the monocoque. 
  • Working fans in the front. Connected to the rear wheels so they spin as the car is pushed along. 
  • 4 luggage compartments. 2 large bags + 2 small bags. In the rear there is an openable compartment either side of the engine, which holds the large bags. The 2 smaller bags are stored behind each headrest. They can be accessed when you adjust the seats forwards. (This hopefully makes up for the lack of luggage compartments in the Senna) 
  • Openable gull wing doors. They are held in place by a soft spring so gravity doesn’t slam them shut. 
  • Openable clamshells front and rear. The aero flaps open with the clam shells. 
  • Detailed interior + engine bay. 
  • Glow in the dark headlights (can easily be switched to trans-clear if desired).
  • Black and gold colour scheme (as of writing black is the only possible build colour).
  • No visible blue pins, achieved mostly through clever building techniques but some black ones are used where absolutely necessary. 

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When I had started this model it was originally in lime... I was using this as a reference: 

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It was working well until a got to the front of the model but then the front was just impossible. The lime wheel arches are too big and I couldn't come up with anything remotely decent looking. I thought about changing the car to red but red is also missing a few colours that are available in lime so that wouldn't work either. I thought about just putting the model to the side and hope that new red pieces came with the upcoming SP3... But then the Batmoble came out with the black smaller arches, followed by the McLaren F1 with the black tapered panels and I new immediately black would work. I've always liked the idea of making a black car and I think it works really well for this car/brand. You could potentially replace the gold wheels/gold details with the Bugatti wheels and some dark blue/silver accents. That could look quite good too I think.

If you've read this far, thank you! 

More photos on brick safe: https://bricksafe.com/pages/langko/pagani-huayra

I plan on making a video to showcase all the features, but the weather is terrible at the moment. It seems like the only time its not wet is either when its dark or I'm at work. I had a decent run home with traffic today and managed a 10 minute window to take photos outside before it got too dark. Maybe I'll get something done in the next month or so, I don't want to rush it. I'll hopefully get some photos with the Senna too. But for now, I hope you'll enjoy the photos! :classic:

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EDIT: video complete:

 

 

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Amazing just like your senna really love your builds!
 

Given that black is a pretty common colour this would be a great candidate for instructions if you consider making :)

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That is absolutely awesome! The Huayra is by far one of my favorite supercars, and you absolutely nailed it.

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Lovely build my friend! 

It has all the functionality you want in a 1:8 technic car of modern age and the replication of the shapes is done very well. :thumbup:  Building a bodywork in black does hide away some of the lines, but on the other hand cluttered areas and less fluid shapes don't trigger your eyes as much - you know what I mean :wink:. The combo with the gold works really well so I think it was the right choice.

All the details are spot on though the suspension could have looked more authentic IMO. Impressive how you also managed to make 3 seperate functions run trough the center tunnel - I am curious about the layout. It looks like I will have some good competition, because I have plans to build a Huayra myself next year. It will probably allow me to learn from and appreciate your solutions even more.

Thank you for sharing! 

 

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Excellent model! My favorite car after the Zonda.

I don't build Technic panelled models as I don't like them but I like this one very much so would buy instructions for it when available.
I make complicated instructions myself (all free),  let me know if you need help with making instructions.

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Your model in technic looks better than original (I somehow don't like Pagani design)

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Beautiful car you built here! I love this style of yours of hiding black pins, imo we should all do that. Keep it up!

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The huira is currently my favourite car, and this is a great representation of it.

good job!.

 

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Very, very nice. It looks like a solid build, with plenty of features. I love the use of the curved tailpieces in the front to mimick the aero winglets. Very clever.

The suspension geometry is a bit different from the real thing, as is the choice for a 'simple' up-down shift using a 7-N-R gearbox instead of a stick that has a combined D-N-R and up/down, but that is really nitpicking.

The colourscheme does really work as well.

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It looks so good! Brilliant work!

Was it hard to make the smaller fender panels work with the 1:8 wheel size or do you think the smaller panels could be even better suited and make for more freedom when designing 1:8 scale cars? 

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I'm just in love with the golden details :pir-wub: oh and of course: glow-in-the-dark FTW!

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Wow, I absolutely love this model. The Huayra is one of my favourite cars and you have done an amazing job replicating it in Technic. I especially like the front of the car, that shape is perfect. I'd love to do this in red without the Huayra BC parts on it. Functions are great, looks great, good enough for me. 

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Definitely one of the most gorgeous supercar MOCs to date. Perhaps the Sian wheels finally look the best with this MOC model.

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Fantastic job, we couldn´t expect anything less from you :thumbup::thumbup:! These huge clamshells are just impressive! Clever advancement for the HOG use / storage in multiple places. Love the luggage accessories too and the mandatory fence pieces in the right places. There is nothing wrong with the black-on-black color scheme, although you would say usually it´s supposed to be the most boring combo. Just imagine what is possible by doing some color flips ans spec this car towards the ultimate, with chromed elements all over the place :wub_drool:.

Ist the tub strong enough to make a solid roadster of it? Considering the A-pillars seem to have no structural function the way the are mounted. Btw. I Iike the use of the long steering rods too, although there should always be some alternative solution for a front window frame. How did you root the 3 functional strains through the tunnel? Since we are in the Technic forum, I´d be not the only one highly interested to see the gearbox and other mechanisms closer, a view of the raw chassis and/ or underbelly shot would be highly apreciated. On the other hand I can perfectly understand if you are not willing to do that for reasons we both know about well.

Perhaps you could earn tons out of this project by putting a little bit more effort into the presentation. Use a clean bright background. A black car needs a lot of lightshed to get more detailed. A bigger lense gives you a better realistic focus. From a horizontally higher perspective, 3/4 perspective would look overwhelming IMO, flat front and rear view are missing too. Can´t wait for the glowing-in-the-dark video :sweet:.

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When I saw the Batmobile and the fenders I knew it was just a matter of time before someone would use them in a supercar. What can i say taht others haven't already? Greta job, very organic panelling and great functionality. Great use of gold colored parts too, they really stand out.

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Truly magnificent, I just not have any other words! And the black color is both gorgeous and unusual in LEGO supercars, which make your model shine evermore.

Kudos!

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Ok, I’ve seen enough! I will not rest until I have built this car and have it on my shelf This is absolutely fantastic! 

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Thanks everyone for the nice comments and positive feedback. It always encourages me to make my MOCs better and better. Thanks @Milan for the front page, its an honour!

Apologies for leaving some questions hanging for so long,I ended up getting covid...

On 5/9/2022 at 9:24 PM, T Lego said:

Lovely build my friend! 

It has all the functionality you want in a 1:8 technic car of modern age and the replication of the shapes is done very well. :thumbup:  Building a bodywork in black does hide away some of the lines, but on the other hand cluttered areas and less fluid shapes don't trigger your eyes as much - you know what I mean :wink:. The combo with the gold works really well so I think it was the right choice.

All the details are spot on though the suspension could have looked more authentic IMO. Impressive how you also managed to make 3 seperate functions run trough the center tunnel - I am curious about the layout. It looks like I will have some good competition, because I have plans to build a Huayra myself next year. It will probably allow me to learn from and appreciate your solutions even more.

Thank you for sharing! 

 

Thanks very much! I definitely know what you mean with the black :classic: It is beneficial because little gaps just seem to disappear, combined with black pins it also creates the most seamless look you can. Yes some of the details disappear but more so in photos and less in real life. There are fence pieces in the front grill, and purple brakes to match the exhausts. Both are 2 features which disappear in the photos but are easy to see when looking at the real model. 

I look forward to seeing what ever you come up with! This is headache car to design for sure! Do you plan on doing a regular one or a more specialised one like this?The answer to the centre tunnel magic trick is quite simple: Only 2 functions run through the tunnel and not 3 :wink: The shifter is in the top of the tunnel, then another axle runs underneath it from the gearbox to the fans. It's no harder than designing an AWD car except instead of routing to the front wheels you are routing to the fans. The for the flaps... The steering rack has 3 gear racks in it (part 87761). 1 in the middle for all the steering/hog connections. Then 1 more in each bottom corner: these are then each connected to an axle routed down the sides of the car. Its way easier having 2 seperate axles down the sides than 1 in the middle, it means you can simply go on the outsides of the gearbox, fans, steering gears, adjustable suspension etc... instead of trying to go through the middle of it all down the whole length of the car. In terms of getting the flaps to work the rear ones turned out to be way easier despite them being on the furthest end of the car. There's just way more room there than front, especially when I was putting the fans in the front as well. 

On 5/10/2022 at 2:11 AM, Viper Knight said:

Liking the side mirrors, liking the side mirrors..

I spent a lot of effort there! It was incredibly difficult given the location. I think they turned out pretty well. Can you imagine if LEGO made one?

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On 5/10/2022 at 4:27 AM, Jeroen Ottens said:

Very, very nice. It looks like a solid build, with plenty of features. I love the use of the curved tailpieces in the front to mimick the aero winglets. Very clever.

The suspension geometry is a bit different from the real thing, as is the choice for a 'simple' up-down shift using a 7-N-R gearbox instead of a stick that has a combined D-N-R and up/down, but that is really nitpicking.

The colourscheme does really work as well.

Thanks for the comment! I indeed took the "easier" route here, I wanted something that was efficient and also simple to use. It raises an interesting discussion point though. Given that most supercars have a seperate D/N/R how useful is Anto's gearbox idea to have it all in one? On such cars where there are seperate shifter or buttons/levers for operating D/N/R is Anto's idea "too simple"? It creates interesting choices regarding efficiency vs accuracy etc.. How about hybrids cars nowadays that don't have a reverse gear in the gearbox, because they use the electric motors to reverse the car. Would it be justifiable to leave the reverse gear out of the gearbox in a MOC of such car? I'd be interested to know your thoughts :classic:

On 5/10/2022 at 6:02 AM, zoo said:

It looks so good! Brilliant work!

Was it hard to make the smaller fender panels work with the 1:8 wheel size or do you think the smaller panels could be even better suited and make for more freedom when designing 1:8 scale cars? 

Thank you :classic: It's honestly quite easy! the only thing you have to be careful off is the steering on the front. But that issue is less to do with arches and more so how you design the bodywork underneath them. I've seen quite a few 1:8 MOCs use the red ones already. Lorenzo made a modified AMG BLACK with the black arches with looks insane! https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-98023/Lorenzo92/mercedes-amg-gt-r-black-series-modification-of-jamesjts-moc/#details and James had even used the smaller white arches in this awesome Ford GT quite a while ago https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-33807/GeyserBricks/ford-gt40-mk-i-1967/#photos

It definitely gives more colour options!

On 5/10/2022 at 9:34 AM, OnyyX said:

Wow, I absolutely love this model. The Huayra is one of my favourite cars and you have done an amazing job replicating it in Technic. I especially like the front of the car, that shape is perfect. I'd love to do this in red without the Huayra BC parts on it. Functions are great, looks great, good enough for me. 

Thanks for the comment! Red would become close to possible with the new SP3. There are some flipflop beams in the front clamshell which are irreplaceable and currently don't come in any other colour other the black/LBG... Plus I'd have to redesign a lot of the front/rear bodywork to get the look right.

 

On 5/10/2022 at 6:35 PM, brunojj1 said:

Fantastic job, we couldn´t expect anything less from you :thumbup::thumbup:! These huge clamshells are just impressive! Clever advancement for the HOG use / storage in multiple places. Love the luggage accessories too and the mandatory fence pieces in the right places. There is nothing wrong with the black-on-black color scheme, although you would say usually it´s supposed to be the most boring combo. Just imagine what is possible by doing some color flips ans spec this car towards the ultimate, with chromed elements all over the place :wub_drool:.

Ist the tub strong enough to make a solid roadster of it? Considering the A-pillars seem to have no structural function the way the are mounted. Btw. I Iike the use of the long steering rods too, although there should always be some alternative solution for a front window frame. How did you root the 3 functional strains through the tunnel? Since we are in the Technic forum, I´d be not the only one highly interested to see the gearbox and other mechanisms closer, a view of the raw chassis and/ or underbelly shot would be highly apreciated. On the other hand I can perfectly understand if you are not willing to do that for reasons we both know about well.

Perhaps you could earn tons out of this project by putting a little bit more effort into the presentation. Use a clean bright background. A black car needs a lot of lightshed to get more detailed. A bigger lense gives you a better realistic focus. From a horizontally higher perspective, 3/4 perspective would look overwhelming IMO, flat front and rear view are missing too. Can´t wait for the glowing-in-the-dark video :sweet:.

Thank you! Yes black can be boring but the advantage is you can pair pretty much any colour to it for details/accents. I would almost recommend black to any beginner MOC maker, it's the most forgiving colour to work with and the parts availability is great.

The A-Pillars add some slight support to the the roof when the door are up, but you are right: they are most for looks. I try and design all my MOC's to be strong enough without the roof: after all the way the doors are on this car and the Senna, I don't really have much other choice. All the strengths of both models come from the tunnel and sides of the tub. The 9L rods are may favourite for the windscreens, they are nice and thin so things don't look to thick when you include the a-pillar from the door, so far I've used them on all my MOC's. Hardest thing with a roadster would be making a nice looking windscreen, I find a lot of convertible models they can look too flimsy... but with this car I think the change to normal doors would be quite boring haha. See the response to T-lego above for the tunnel problem, this car is full of tricks. I might keep some of them a secret for now and I respect you for understanding :thumbup:

As for earning money I really don't care. I've already turned down enough offers to work for multiple companies that would've funded this hobby for my whole life. I do this hobby for other reasons, and I knock back all those companies for reasons that are more important to me than money. Even so, I appreciate your advice with photos. These were taken with a phone believe it or not, and a I don't think I can do much better given what I have. I don't see the point investing lots of money in a camera that I might use once a year to take photos of a MOC, and trying to set up a light box inside is just too much space. Especially when I want to take photos of 2 or 3 off my MOCs together, inside just does't work. I might try and find some lighter gray concrete for the video, but that's not very common in my area...

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Nope! That'd bethe imagination of someone who never went to a lego mall store, but was a lego fan of course.

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This MOC is one of the best ones I've seen.

The Huayra is one of my favourites cars in term of design, congratulations.

Are you thinking to publish instructions or a studio file ?

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Here are some extra photos with the Senna! I don't know what build is coming next... but its definitely going to be in lime given all the pieces I have after failing the Huayra in that colour. Higher Resolution Photos

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11 hours ago, R4ph said:

This MOC is one of the best ones I've seen.

The Huayra is one of my favourites cars in term of design, congratulations.

Are you thinking to publish instructions or a studio file ?

Thank you for your encouragement! It is one of my favourite cars too.

I don't plan on making instructions... and a studio file would be way to difficult for anyone to build from. There is so much stuff that has to be assembled in a very particular order or it doesn't work.

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