mihao

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  1. Thank you very much! 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. 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.
  2. 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: 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
  3. They are same. I guess that it is because the real pictures are more blurry.
  4. Yes, I have built many of them. (Some of them are used to verify instructions.) I am not a good photographer so I prefer to use renders. About the part behind to door, this is the best looking one after trying different approaches. The thing is, the entire area need to be rotated so 1) the vent can be in the right angle and 2) it can avoid collision with the panels above it. And also the bottom part need to be tilt inward, which I have to use an angled connector to make it happen.
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    [MOC] Aston Martin Vulcan

    I should be able to re-enable it on rebrockable which has the part list. Do you still it?
  6. Redesigned my earlier Lamborghini Aventador J into a manual version. After removing those PF parts, it does give me more wiggling room, but squeezing a gear box and a fake engine is still a challenge. I have to use various half-stud approach to connect things firmly. Here is what it is: More info including technic details can be found at https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-62932/Lego__Bee/112-lego-technic-lamborghini-aventador-j-roadster/#details Thanks
  7. Mind giving a link to the Lego SVJ 1:8? I couldn't find it. All I know from Lego official is the Sian.
  8. Aventador SVJ is quite different than Sian I think. If making it out of Sian, I think at least the following components have to be re-designed. - Front bumper - Rear bumper - Front light - Engine hood. Honestly, Aventador SVJ has more decent looking as a Lambo than Sian.
  9. it is a J, the most special car in the Lambo family. https://www.topgear.com/car-news/geneva-motor-show/lambo-aventador-j-real-story
  10. Thanks for being interested. I’d suggest you proceed with SV for now, because I still don’t know when I can make the new instruction ready. (Making instruction is a very painful process as a matter of fact.) Thanks. I believe that model in this scale is the best for remote control, if you don’t want to miss suspension and the details of the car body work. Meanwhile, without motor and battery box, I feel less fun to build a technic model.
  11. I upgraded my Lamborghini Aventador SV to an Aventador J by using the LEGO small fender part. The internal PF structure is the same, but the body work was completely redesigned. Here is what I have now. Stay tuned for more updates on this. Thanks!
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    [MOC] Ford GT 2017

    I am glad to help, bro! Thanks for being interested.
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    [MOC] Ford GT 2017

    Why that? I didn't use that part too much. But honestly, to build a small scale car, that part is very useful.
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    [MOC] Ford GT 2017

    I have published the instructions on rebrickable.com at https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-44209/, so you can get more insights of this MOC.
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    [MOC] Ford GT 2017

    Thank you so much for the comment! I like it! I did try to create such hole, but the size of LEGO technic pieces are too big for this. So I have to sacrifice this signature feature. (sign). The blind headlight is great point, and here is how it looks after adding a trans round brick there. I also added a half beam under it, so the "eye" won't look popping out too much. BTW, I can't move the LED back 1 stud, because the wheel will hit the LED when it turns.