Romanista

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  1. Awesome work! The silhouette of the MOC is so beautiful. 

    I really appreciate your variant of McPherson front suspension which traditionally is hard to replicate. As far as I can see, the entire load in this suspension strut is distributed over a single pin. However, this is compensated by limiting the shock absorber travel. Very elegant solution.

     

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  2. There is a naive question to experienced MOC designers :blush:  Is any legal and not irritating way how to promote the MOC on Rebrickable?

    Despite the fact that I see some interest to the model (which is very pleasant for me), I think the only way how users observe new MOCs is the starting page with 'new' and 'hot' MOCs. Without having an army of followers, every MOC becomes overlooked in just a few days, isn't it? 


  3. Good news! I've just finished the instruction (generated from Studio).

    I need 1-2 weeks for beta-test build by another person. I hope it wouldn't require a lot of fixes. 

    On 9/28/2023 at 9:08 PM, grum64 said:

    When I first saw this I thought I’d missed hearing about a new official Lego release. I’d never have known it was an alternate build, in my opinion it’s so much better than the Daytona. Great work.

    Thank you for your kind words!


  4. On 9/20/2023 at 5:53 PM, gyenesvi said:

    Wow, I have just seen this, it looks fantastic, really clean lines, nice part usages, and glad you filled it with interesting functions as well. Great B model!

     

    On 9/25/2023 at 7:40 PM, 930 Turbo said:

    Love it man! Congrats on the awesome build! now im thinking i should make public my 1/8th porsche 906...

    Great thanks! 

    I have a question regarding technic parts in Studio. Sorry if it should be raised in a specific thread.

    Why does the main palette (or custom one - imported from the official set) not contain such parts like 65766 (wheel hub), 79717 (shock absorber) and x71 (rubber)? 

    I can admit some problems with printed parts, but what is the issue with commonly used parts...


  5. On 9/18/2023 at 5:27 PM, Migeta22 said:

    Wow, you've captured the detail and proportions of the NSX very well.  For a first MOC, this is one of the cleanest B Models I've seen.  Pease consider making instructions because I will definitely grab another 42143 set just to build this.  Amazing job!  I rarely post on here but had to share my thoughts. Regardless of your choice,  Can't wait to see what you'll build next.

    On 9/18/2023 at 10:54 PM, R0Sch said:

    Wow! Now this is what I call a proper B-model for a 1:8 supercar. Even the 5-spoke rims fit the NSX well, plus the proportions and functions are phenomenal. 

    On 9/19/2023 at 8:44 AM, Mestari said:

    I always wander how smart you have to be to be able to build such masterpieces. Hats off!

    19 hours ago, MinusAndy said:

    Outstanding! And a way cooler car than a Ferrari!

    Thanks, it's really amazing! i am thrilled to see such a great feedback!

    On 9/18/2023 at 10:54 PM, R0Sch said:

    How many parts were left over from this @Romanista?

    I don't know the exact count, I suppose 200-300 parts. Majority of them are useless system parts used for Ferrari headlights. Technic parts were almost fully utilized.

    19 hours ago, brunojj1 said:

    It's not so much about being smart, but more about dedication, bravery and patience. Did you ever ask yourself: why does nobody on earth do this? And give yourself the one answer: I'll have to do it myself! Necessity is the mother of invention. Lack of somthing leads to more creativity with the limited material you have.

    Maybe it will sound too pathetic in relation to Lego  :grin: But I agree with Bruno - it is about dedication, patience... and readiness to spend unlimited time for every aspect of the build.

    Anyway, I can't say that my build is masterpiece :blush: There are a lot of compromise and not optimal solutions because of parts limitation. 


  6. On 9/15/2023 at 6:55 PM, Thirdwigg said:

    Great job on this, and I'm happy it is getting the recognition it deserves.

    Thanks for your kind words! 

    On 9/15/2023 at 5:23 PM, Seasider said:

    May I ask how you did the pop up lights mechanism ?

    Regarding the pop up headlights. This works with linkage system. I can't make the quality photo right now but maybe a little bit later I can share a clear design from Studio.

    In short words, I've tried to find right levers to connect angled headlights assembly with the starting point. Additionally, I've added a standard 90° stepper with rubber band to have clear on/off modes which are fixed. 


  7. On 9/14/2023 at 12:51 AM, Celeri said:

    I have always liked the Honda NSX very much for its design, and your MOC honors it quite perfectly, I think. Kudos for your great work!

    The only thing I can hear trying to convince you that you should NOT make the instructions for your model is... my wallet :laugh:

    Oh, and welcome to EuroBricks! You may just have made the best first post since a while ago.

     

    On 9/14/2023 at 5:44 AM, LEGO Train 12 Volts said:

    Wow what a perfect model! :wub:

    You've done an impressive job! :thumbup:

    After years this super car is still beautiful! :pir-huzzah2:

     

    18 hours ago, johnnytifosi said:

    This is amazing, and I am particularly impressed by the way you implemented the rear taillights. It's hands down the best Daytona alt build so far. You should definitely release instructions for it, it would be a waste for the community to not be able to replicate this!

     

    11 hours ago, KevinMD said:

    I’m not aware of another nsx aside from @Gray Gear’s version which was an MOC and not a b build. Really, the lines look fantastic.  

    Thank you for the very positive feedback. I really appreciate it. 

    PS - finally, I've decided to explore Studio software. It requires a lot of efforts, but there are a lot of opportunities (for endless re-designing process  :pir-triumph:). Maybe, the instruction will be available soon...

     

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  8. 13 hours ago, apachaihapachai said:

    Free Stud.io model

    It's great improvement!

    To be fair, I am starting to get into Studio. Just for clarity about legal / illegal techniques and their application in Studio. Is it OK to connect system parts like 3794b with technic holes? 

    Just now, Romanista said:

    It's great improvement!

    To be fair, I am starting to get into Studio. Just for clarity about legal / illegal techniques and their application in Studio. Is it OK to connect system parts like 3794b with technic holes? 

    No worries, it was easy to check :sweet: Studio allows it. 


  9. 10 hours ago, brunojj1 said:

    gearbox and the caster angle. On the downside it seems not to steer very well (?) - correct me if I'm wrong.

    OMG, thank you, I'm proud to hear praise from you, Bruno. 

    Steering angle is rather good, much better than Daytona has. However, I’ve just realized that it isn’t shown on my photos at all  :wacko:

    If you talk about efforts needed to steer, I would say the steering is average... Not only because of caster geometry. Big wide tires and 1:1 gears ratio for HoG (using knobs, zero bevels in the set) also impact the smoothness.

     

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    12 hours ago, Milan said:

    Frontpaged!

     

    8 hours ago, pow said:

    Whew! The taillights work very well for me!

     

    2 hours ago, Ethan0080 said:

    It does look like an actual MOC instead of an alternate build. So you make me buying another Daytona just for this MOC. 

    Thanks for your kind works, gents!


  10. 4 hours ago, 2GodBDGlory said:

    I like it! The look is clean, and the functionality is nice too! That front suspension with castor looks very nice, and the transverse engine and pop-up headlights are nice touches! I'm also glad you didn't leave out a gearbox

     

    2 hours ago, LvdH said:

    Excellent job. This looks incredible. A strong contender for one of the best B models of the years

    The rear lights solution is very creative, finally a good use for those ugly orange pins :grin: 

    Gents, great thanks for your positive comments! :blush:

    Yep, during the process, I've done several prototypes of rear lights using system parts, but this variant looks more appropriate. Thanks, LvdH. 

    3 hours ago, Alex Ilea said:

    This is a cool build, well done.

    Happy to hear praise from you, Alex, guru of alternative modelling. Your Supra is great!


  11. Hi forum,

    This is my first topic and first MOC shared with the LEGO community.

    The original Honda/Acura NSX is one of the most iconic Japanese sports cars ever made, boasting a high-revving V6 mounted in the middle, fantastic handling, and styling that still looks gorgeous even after 30 years.

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    Functions & Features:

    • Double wishbone suspension on all wheels
    • Positive caster in the front
    • HoG steering with moving steering wheel
    • Ackermann steering geometry
    • 4+R speed transmission gearbox
    • DNR selector and speed shifter
    • V6 fake engine
    • Pop up headlights (linkage system)
    • Opening hood, doors and trunk
    • Imitation of glass engine cover (by flex hoses)
    • Detailed interior

    Plus a handful of custom stickers for better appearance.

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    I've done my best to replicate the appearance of the original model and tried to pay attention to every aspect. During the construction process, I’ve faced with several challenges:

    • Personally, the biggest problem was a limited variety of parts in the Daytona set. On the one hand, the set owner has 3,778 parts in the inventory. Com'on... But it was so difficult to find appropriate solutions without bevel gears and common connectors. Original set also had a limited number of transparent system parts for doing realistic rear headlights.
    • Additionally, from the beginning I decided to have a positive caster in the front. It increased the complexity of the chassis significantly.

    However, the final result looks fine for me – both appearance and sturdiness.

    Please share your comments about the build. But please don’t be too demanding – this is my first MOC which I am sharing...

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    There is no instruction at the moment, since I have zero experience in BL Studio. But if your comments regarding this MOC will be positive, I may change my mind and will start to prepare it  :wink: