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  1. Rolic

    [WIP] BMW i8

    This might be the last work-in-progres picture. Why? Because I'm at that stage where most of the parts are done. Now I'm taking them one-by-one apart and see if I can build those with stronger bricks, add some more studs to connect to, strengthen the insides and stuff like that. So.. see ya in a months maybe with nice and clean pics of the finished product.
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    [WIP] BMW i8

    I think I'm done with the exterior. Maybe some bits will get changed as I build the interior structure, but.. in general - this should be it. So now I'll take roof off again and finish what's left for the interior. Rear seats, engine compartment, dash, other bits. I'm getting there. And I really like the outcome. Do you? Tell me - what would you do different?
  3. Rolic

    [WIP] BMW i8

    Thank you all for the interest You show in my build process. Well.. I think I'll call this "enough, time to move on" with the tail light. Move to the roof. Always wanted to try out a roof out of LEGO Technik elements. It's stronger, leaves no gaps. But it has those curved-in places where the two beams meet. What do you think of this? Of course, the black panel will be replaced with blue one.
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    [WIP] BMW i8

    Hahaha... thanks. Yea... it takes a lot of patients to wait till my MOCs are done. I know. I can work on one item for two or more years. But let's hope that this will not be the case. Thou - I haven't had much time past two months. But (again) - turns out - compared to the last picture - I have managed to finish the rear fender and I think I'm on a right tract for the tail light and rear end section. Will see.. .
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    [WIP] BMW i8

    Hi. Just wanted you all to know that me and the project are still very much alive. Just have a lot of other stuff on my table, mostly regarding my LUG past and upcoming events and lugbulk. And I haven't got much further with Beemer than the tail lights...
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    [WIP] BMW i8

    Thank you folks for the nice comments. Very much appreciated. And please... don't be shy :). Spread the word about this. I haven't abandoned it. I have big plans for this one. I was just veeery busy with other stuf. But good news are - yesterday I picked it up again and currently am strugling with the tail light section.
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    [WIP] BMW i8

    Continued my way back to the rear section of the car. Oddly - seems ok to me with the first shot. Struggled a little bit with the underneath the rear section, but... other than that - seems ok to me.
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    [WIP] BMW i8

    Finaly had time to get back to this project. Changed the window frame and the roof technique. I think this will do much better. Now - the rear section. Yep - the door holds. Even with the whole inside part added to it. The roof also holds it up. You can see that the seats are laid back, so.. there's nothing holding the roof at the rear. Imagine when I'll be done with the rear part of the roof - it should be relatively strong, at least stronger than my earlier MOCs did.
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    [WIP] BMW i8

    Didn't have much time past week. Here's a little update to see, how it looks if the rigid hose is fixed at the rear at approximately correct angle and high. And the door window frame is built underneath it. It does look quite ok, but I don't like that the frame is that fat. There has to be a way to do it thinner.
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    [WIP] BMW i8

    Hmm.. this might actually work. The good old rigid hose technique. The door holds for itself on one clip. I plan to use two clips, so it should work well. And with the hose I'll get the desired roof shape too. Two birds with one stone. Yikes!
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    [WIP] BMW i8

    Oh really? That's interesting. To be honest - I've never paid much attention to how the other folks do their cars. But thanks anyway. And thank you all for showing the interest. So, here's a new update. Today I finished the front seats (or at least I think so for now) and most of the top of the dashboard is complete too. Will see how this will fall together when the central console will be added. But after that - oh God - then I'll have to work on door hinge mechanism. I suspect that will take a while, a patients and a lot of gray hair. :)
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    [WIP] BMW i8

    Thank You, followers 21-May-2018 Bonnet basically is finished. Just few elements need to replace in blue. Will continue with what's under the bonnet
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    [WIP] BMW i8

    After couple of years working on a not-car projects I picked up BMW i8 as my next project. This time I plan to post a work-in-progress pics here as well. Just for fun I think 05-May-2018Started with side. It has interesting door shape - both - the front and the end are sloped. Let's see how this construction will flow together with 75 degree inverted slope 06-May-2018Yep - it flows very nicely with 75 degree inverted slope. But - wow.. the struggle with the door end and the section around it. It has three different angles there in a small area. So complicated. I bet I'll return to this section 06-May-2018Continued with front grill. Those small neck brackets are really nice. They give the narrow gray line just above the kidney-grill section. And at the bottom the bumper will cover half of the plate, so the lines both will be as narrow as it can get. Also - a small update at door window line. Implemented the half plate increase (do not mistake that with half-stud offset). This gives the window line much smoother increase from front to the rear 07-May-2018Continued with headlights. There isn't much space to work within but somehow I managed to "break" the headlight in two angles and cover the side of it. 08-May-2018Something unusual. Normally - when I redo a part of my MOC, it gets more accurate shape, but at the same time it gets more fragile. Not in this case. The headlight outter section and the outter-bottom part of the bumper got nice curvy shape and is even stronger than before. 16-May-2018Changed the bottom of the grill section. Instead of half-covering the lower plate, I changed the entire supporting construction and implemented there headlight brick technique. This gives the desired grill look and the bumper fits there perfectly too. Now I'm struggling with the air intake and the small loop below the grill. Have tried like three or four different techniques, but nothing fits there like I want it to... 18-May-2018 After countless iterations I think I finally got the front air intake right. Turns out - I had to use the smallLEGO Technic panels. The connection is strong and easy. To be continued...
  14. Rolic

    Scale Modeling Building Help

    Here's how I do. I build in 1 : 15 scale. With a little help of google I can find the actual dimensions of the object I am building (car, tractor, truck etc.). Each LEGO unit (stud) is 8 mm wide / long. So - use this formula: <actual object dimension in milimeters> / 15 / 8 = <MOC length in studs> It is rarely an even number, so decide - which way you're goind to round it, or not. Since there are half-stud offsets and you can also build sideways... you can get prity close to the actual measurement. Next.. find a bueprint of your desired object (side, front, rear, top). I import this picture in CorelDraw and apply a prepared lego-grid, but you can of course use whatever software you feel to fit. Each cell of my lego-grid is one plate long and one plate high. Count the calculated <MOC length in studs> and manually shrink or enlarge the blueprint picture to fit exactly the calculation. I normally do this with side view as that normally is the greatest dimension. Since car blueprints usually come with all four views in one scale, then all you have to do is to scale just one of the views to the lego-grid. All the remaining views will be to the desired scale automatically. Apply the lego-grid there too and you have the width, high and length in lego units there too. I'm sure this is not a rocket science for the members in this forum. But I just felt like writing the stuff down :) Cheers
  15. Oh.. so it was you @Dennis Bosman I remember it was one of you Dennis's, but couldn't find any evidence, which one exactly as you both are into trucks. Many thanks for that. As you can see - they were very useful.