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  1. As soon as I heard about the competition I started working in LDD to make the most functional and realistic representation of the legendary Le Mans racing car. Here's what I wanted to encorporate: - Pushrod suspension - 6 speed sequential gerbox driven by rear wheels - KERS with front wheel drive - Working steering wheel - Detailed V4 engine - Realistic dimensions and looks And this is what I managed to create with my limited amount of bricks: All the functions I wanted to incorporate have been squeezed in this small 1:10 scale 47x18x12 cm model and more! The additional features are: - Opening doors and engine covers - Working lights - Double dual speed KERS gearboxes Here's a gif to give you an idea, just how crammed everything is inside (for some odd reason the battery box and steering M motor were not rendered): And a still picture with various color coded modules: Getting back to the real model at hand, notice the eight working lights: The rear covers can open, exposing the V4 engine and the KERS generator unit: Here you can see the rear suspension and the massive spoiler with integrated lights: I even managed to make some room for the driver's seat and the detailed working steering wheel. The orange arms with towballs are the switching paddles. The yellow handle switches the KERS powered front FWD's gears: Just like in the real one, the batteries are where the co-driver is suppose to sit: And this is how the model would look like if I had all the pieces in correct colors and some custom stickers: Oops, I meant like this And finally here's a short 1 minute video of the model in action: To finish up, this has to be one of my more crammed and densest models to date. Even though its smaller than the 42039 it uses almost twice the number of pieces. This makes the car really stiff and heavy, so driving in the high speed is a bit demanding from the 2 L motors. I also had to use a different than usual approach in the rear suspension, since I wanted the car to be in 1:10 scale. This meant I had to find a way to bring wheels closer together, yet still have drive on both axles. The rear axle uses a live-axle driveline, but the wheels are independently suspended. The front wheel drive uses two 90° gearboxes to power the individual hubs. All in all I am quite happy with it, even though it uses a bit too many different colors. It's one of my prettier models, though it may not be as pretty as the competition. But one thing is sure. It doesnt get more technical and functional than this Oh and before I forget : Oh and one more thing. If you are intrested the LDD file, than please wait for a few days for me to make a video on how-to use LDD in developer mode. The model was made in that mode and cannot be correctly opened in normal mode due to all the collisions.
  2. This was built for the ReBrick Porsche competition. IMG_0741 by JJ2Sam, on Flickr IMG_0743 by JJ2Sam, on Flickr IMG_0742 by JJ2Sam, on Flickr IMG_0745 by JJ2Sam, on Flickr IMG_0747 by JJ2Sam, on Flickr IMG_0746 by JJ2Sam, on Flickr It features -Full RC with radio control -Rear wheel drive -Full independent suspension -3D printed rear differential, CV joints, and motor mount -Traxxas Titan 12T 550 motor -Futaba servo -Rear differential cover -futuristic bodywork -39cm long, 21cm wide, 12cm tall More pictures here https://www.flickr.c.../136426592@N04/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRihM7Z2sns&feature=youtu.be Hope you like it.
  3. Offroadcreat1ons

    [PORSCHE] 917 2070

    Hello All, Today I present the teaser for my 2nd entry into the Porsche Rebrick contest, the Porsche 917 2070, from 100 years after the original 1970 Porsche 917K. More will follow this photo. UPDATE: Another photo.
  4. As soon as the Porsche contest began, I knew Dug and I would be in this contest. It began with a trip to his work where he was fixing a 1973 Porsche. It was on a hoist and he was explaining how the rear suspension with the torsion bars work. I didn't think it was possible, but we found a way to create torsion bars for the front and rear suspension. 75 studs long x 31 wide x 21 high. This is the first car we have created to scale. This creation comes with Hidden battery, motors wiring tucked, 1:7 scale, trailing arm, torsion bar rear suspension, realistic interior, wide body, 1973 Porsche RS custom race inspired body, spare tire and vn in original location, working fan on motor, 2xl for drive, 1 servo for steering. Flicker: http://flic.kr/s/aHskAQ6Li7 Extended Version: Porsche Contest: IMG_8074 by lachlan cameron, on Flickr Classic rear flow IMG_8056 by lachlan cameron, on Flickr Agressive front lip IMG_8147 by lachlan cameron, on Flickr Whale tail IMG_20160729_140645 by lachlan cameron, on Flickr Side Profile IMG_8129 by lachlan cameron, on Flickr Realistic Suspension with torsion bars. Very effective, and only required the use of 1 shock per wheel IMG_7942 by lachlan cameron, on Flickr IMG_8216 by lachlan cameron, on Flickr IMG_20160729_140543 by lachlan cameron, on Flickr IMG_20160729_140701 by lachlan cameron, on Flickr Bucket Seats IMG_8183 by lachlan cameron, on Flickr
  5. My porsche in less than 50 km steering mode so far... I won´t finish it but it will be funny try it... Great mode for easy parking. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3BMUcXSgqU&feature=youtu.be '>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfU6ndAW4uE&feature=youtu.be
  6. This is my entry for the Rebrick competition. Essentially, it is a mashup of the 911 Targa and 918 Spyder (the 914.5 is the average of the two model numbers). It is built to 1:10 scale. Back in 2011, there were rumours of Porsche introducing a model between the 911 and 918 Spyder (one website did joke about calling it the 914.5), but such a model hasn't yet been manufactured (although it is being developed as the Porsche 960). The model is roughly 1:10 scale at about 58 studs long, 25 wide (27 including mirrors) and 16 high with 68.8x36mm wheels. Please bear in mind that I am a relatively inexperienced builder having only been building for 2 years and with only a few thousand parts to hand - by the end, I had completely run out of light grey parts. I went for function over form - while I am good with making ultra-compact mechanical systems such as gearboxes and suspended axles, bodywork isn't really my strong point. Sorry that the video is a little shaky - looking into getting better video equipment. Please watch it - you'll get to see the internal workings right down to the core! I haven't provided many pictures here because the detailed stuff is in the video. This is the FULL video (>1min) - the video I submitted to the Rebrick competition is a cut-down unlisted version of this. A full list of functions: Flat-6 piston engine in rear, driving rear axle. 8-speed paddle-shifting gearbox (sequential) for the piston engine. PF Large motor driving the front (no gearbox, just like the 918). Unfortunately, I don't have any IR components other than MINDSTORMS, so it isn't RC. Full independent suspension with non-zero camber and castor angles (I think it also has kingpin inclination - not sure about that). Steering wheel operates 4-wheel steering. The knobs on the front (black 12-tooth gears) and rear (hidden, accessible through rear window) control the suspension's ride height. Each wheel has its own control, so it is possible to make the car lean to one side (might be useful for oval racing). Two seats in the front with opening doors. Retractable rear wing. Folding targa-style roof. I also made a few custom stickers for this model (unprofessionally of course - just printed them out on paper). The Porsche logo is on the front, the steering wheel and the wheel hubs. The rear air intake slits (911-style) are also done with a sticker. I added the Porsche brand name and a fake model name on the back. The "Spy" and "Targ" bits were edited out of the actual "Spyder" and "Targa" logos; the "914.5" was done from scratch. The number plates aren't my own - you may recognise them from the 42043 set. You can probably tell that I lacked good headlight pieces even after searching though my dust-filled System brick collection. The best I could find were white 24-tooth clutch gears - I guess that gives it a hardcore-TECHNIC feel. Thanks for reading :D!
  7. Buddy010702

    [PORSCHE] Mission E

    This is my entry to the Porsche contest: The Porsche Mission E concept car! This model features: openable doors, hood, and trunk, the arc of light in the rear, steering controlled by the steering wheel, full independent suspension, four speed sequential gearbox, and the option to choose forward, neutral or reverse. Sadly I couldn't motorise it because I had no motors able to be used... This model also has no fake engine, because in real life the Mission E has no piston engine, it's all run by electric motors! Many other things have been left out too, like mirrors, just to keep the realism. Anyway, I put a lot of thought into it, and hope that you like it! Questions and comments are welcome!
  8. Hello, this is my entry - Porsche 914. My model has flat four-cylinder engine, realistic rear suspension with trailing arms and double wishbone front suspension, openable: hood (with prop), trunk (in which the roof is stored) and doors (with fixation), and also very nice seats, adjustable working steering wheel, sun visors (which are also parts of the roof) and rising headlights (controls from passenger compartment). Roof in the trunk With roof Interior Rear supension and flat engine My favorite feature - rising headlights:) I hope you like it, more photos on my flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/139343351@N04/
  9. So, this is the set TBB already dubbed a "breathtaking perfection" (because it's pretty, you know) and a whole lot of people will buy it just for looks. Unfortunately, I see a Technic badge in there, and Technic line used to be about something more than just looks. That's why I'm going to review it considering its functions, and to put it shortly, when it comes to functions the 42056 feels like a slap to your face. Sorry TBB, someone has to do the ugly job of raining on your parade. This is literally the most expensive set in the entire Technic line, a set which is being promoted by Lego as if their lives depended on it. It's literally being announced as "ultimate supercar" and "art of engineering". Well, bad news. The art of engineering 2016 edition looks like that: - no PF in sight, literally no electronics, nor an easy way to make this set RC - dead simple suspension that has been done dozens of times. Were you wishing for something fancy, maybe McPherson struts, Ackermann steering, caster angle? Too bad, the suspension is the same as in $60 sets. - dead simple steering with new wheel hubs added only so Lego could pretend there are brakes. All these fancy new wheel hubs and fancy new wheels still don't turn in the center like 8448 set's wheels do. - Lego could give us working brakes. Lego could at least give us a realistically looking calipers and maybe some nice brake discs. Instead, Lego gave us a 1x4 tile with a sticker. - a transmission that takes half of a chassis, then works poorly and doesn't really do anything useful Seriously, for $300, which is the money that will buy you e.g. both new Claas tractor and Volvo excavator, you get a bunch of beams, panels and gears. Note how short the parts list is. What this money gets you is a big, great-looking car that is only really good for display. Functions? Steering with a lot of backlash, ridiculously simple suspension and transmission whose main job is making grinding sounds. Yeah, really, the transmission has so much friction in it, Lego actually threw a 24t clutch gear in there to let the wheels rotate when transmission locks up from abundance of friction. Someone had this weird idea to make a 4-speed sequential transmission and then add a separate forward/reverse selector to it, resulting in up to TWENTY gear wheels being active at the same time. And the best part? Well, there are two: first, the transmission only affects the piston engine, and you can't really see it because it's all covered up under the body. So the only real job for transmission is to change the frequency of the grinding sounds. Second, the transmission's speeds are actually messed up because as Crowkillers has noticed, someone put two gear wheels wrong in the instructions. Thus, for a paltry $300 you get a transmission that goes 1-3-2-4. Art of engineering indeed. The biggest problem with the 42056 is the price. Consider 42055: it's bigger and has PF, yet its price-per-piece is much lower. If Porsche had the same price-per-piece, it would cost around $192 - a not unreasonable comparison since these sets are released at the same time. So what's the extra $100 for? Just the Porsche license and a fancy box? For that kind of money you can get a proper RC car from an established manufacturer, with high performance motors and waterproof electronics. Yet Lego expects you to cough it up for something that can, um, look pretty (if you don't mind the gaping holes, that is). Pros: - really big, impressive and exquisitely looking unless you hate orange - finally it's not red again - the box and instructions are so good, they make UCS sets look like something you drew in class when you were 10 - a lot of new useful pieces, including the wheels - superb "starter pack" for those who want to build their own supercars Cons: - this is a $300 set with roughly $192 worth of Lego pieces - the "art of engineering" can't hold a candle to the 8880 - seriously, there's barely any function in this set that works flawlessly or makes actual sense. But hey, you get a luggage compartment and a bag with Porsche logo so who cares, right? - there's no PF nor an easy way to add PF - size, weight and limited functionality make it more of a display model - instructions come with an error - there's no B-model - $300 for what? Some comparisons:
  10. Hi, Here is my entry for the build the Porsche of your dreams contest. It is a remote controlled, lightweight Porsche of an undefined type (unless someone recognizes this instantly as a particular Porsche type). The model weighs 1.5 kg of which 300 g is 12 AA batteries. It is powered by 2 L-motors that have each their own batterypack. Steering is done with a servomotor. The steeringwheel inside is functional as well (as in, it turns also when the servo turns): I tried to minimize weight as much as possible, so I used both the motors and the battery packs as structural elements in the construction. Changing batteries is now not something you want to do . I always wanted to make a model without paneling and since this model needed to be lightweight it was the perfect excuse to finally build a completely open model. I particularly like the top view. Here you can really see how the lines flow on this model. Something that I find difficult to capture in the other shots. As usual comments and questions are highly appreciated. Leg godt, Jeroen
  11. Hi everybody, This is my entry for the Porsche contest! It features: - working steering wheel and HOG steering - full independent suspension - 5 + R gearbox using a link system - opening doors and hood The gearbox mechanic: Animated gif, switching from 3 to 4 to 5:
  12. Finished the 816 RX I wet for a bit of futuristic design and I hope to receive some feedback about it. Shall I remove the Mindstorms logo, or it looks good? Photos:
  13. Offroadcreat1ons

    [WIP][PORSCHE] GT1 Racer

    Hello All, Today I present my entry to the Porsche contest on rebrick. I am waiting on a Bricklink order to improve this model's aesthetics and then I will post better images. The model has: Steering Front and rear spoilers An interior Roll bars Fake brake calipers, and a working mini V8 engine . NEW: The engine is now a flat 6 and the doors open. There is more coming soon... Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
  14. Imagination of legendary rally Group B electrical car (design is from those times, pullback motors imitate some kind of electrical drive). Model has: - independent suspension on all wheels - HOG steering - steering lock, which is made as gear switch, to lock wheels for pullback function - openable doors - and front part - rear mudguards, which move together with wheels. Steering unlocked Steering locked Of course, it is not very good lock because of other steering parts, but HOG steering button is locked very good.
  15. Hello everyone Here is an attempt to build a Porsche Spyder. Basis is still the 42056, although it has been modified and rebuilt, approximately 76.5% :wink: The panels are painted ... I think I need to revise still a lot. But everything then after my vacation ... I hope you like the first attempt.
  16. About 5 years ago, rumours were around hinting at a new supercar positioned between the 911 and 918 Spyder. Some dubbed it the "914.5", coming from the mean of the two model numbers. Unfortunately, such a car hasn't yet arrived, and I plan to solve that problem. This will be the true "Dream Porsche", taking features from both the 918 Spyder and the 911 Targa. It will combine the hybrid all-wheel drive and 4-wheel steering of the 918 with the iconic rear-mounted flat-6 engine and roof of the Targa. Here are my definite features: Flat-6 engine mounted in rear 8-speed paddle-shifting manual gearbox (connected to piston engine, driving rear) Fake electric motors "driving" the front and rear (as in the 918) Full independent suspension with camber angle, castor angle and adjustable ride-height (independent adjustment for each wheel). Not sure where the ride-height controls will be - probably under the front hood. 4-wheel steering (as in the 918) operated by the steering wheel. Opening hood and locking doors. 2 seats inside. Folding roof modelling the 911 Targa's mechanism. Here are features that I might add if I have enough space and parts: Brakes - not sure how these would be operated if they get added. A PF Large motor and battery box to drive the front axle. Like the 918, the front is single-speed. Unfortunately, the only RC stuff I have is MINDSTORMS, which would be too bulky for this. Opening rear revealing the engine. The car will be 1:10 scale - considerably smaller than the 911 GT3 RS from LEGO. I haven't started building yet - I still need to add a couple of finishing touches on my current build. However, most of the "technologies" (such as an 8-speed gearbox and adjustable suspension) already exist in my current build, so this will likely be finished by mid-July. UPDATE 1 (03/07/2016): Paddle-shifting mechanism and steering wheel mount Having dismantled my previous build, I have built this compact steering wheel mount with an integrated paddle shifter. The two levers on either side of the steering wheela are paddle-shifters. They shift when pushed inwards. Here is a side view: Each paddle makes a lever move downwards and hit the cross-shaped element. I initially used a knob wheel, but it was too small for the lever to make it advance far enough. When the lever extends, the cross rotates about 75 degrees before the lever blocks it from going any further. When the paddle is released, the lever retracts and allows the cross to rotate the final 15 degrees. The paddles have rubber bands to make them return to their original position when released. The part with the wedge-belt wheels can slide a short distance. It too has rubber bands - this makes the cross "snap" to the nearest 90 degrees and provides the turning force for the final 15 degrees of rotation. There is also a universal joint - this is connected to the steering wheel.
  17. A while back, there was this topic, about doing some of Crowkillers cars in white. That, and the fact that white was cheaper than either red or black, gave me the idea to build the Porsche in white. There were a couple modifications I had to make, but those were fairly straight forward. Of course, the 44 connector isn't available in white, so I made a black accent line that goes over the roof, and made the mirrors black. Now for the pictures: More pictures are at my BrickSafe (see sig).
  18. Check out my newest brickfilm with crazy race. It was made for LEGO and Porsche contest. Soon I'll write longer blog post with more info about the production and with interesting photos. Meanwhile enjoy the movie :) Link to YT: Follow my new MOCs and articles at: Facebook | Flickr | Google+
  19. Hello, back in January, I have seen the amazing LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS (42056) in Nuremberg at the International Toy Fair as a prototype. I wrote an article (in English) about the mystery car: A camouflage version in black and white (stickers). So, I was wondering: Which one looks better, the prototype or the final orange version? What do you think? Have a nice day Andres
  20. GallardoLU

    Porsche 917 (mod)

    So i finally got the new 917 919 set, and being a huge fan of the 917 i knew i'd have to mod it to make me completely happy but i didn't realize just how much it would need it. below are 2 pictures top one is mine in front of an unmodified 919 (its 3 plates taller than my 917!) the second is a borrowed image of a standard Lego 917. the drop was achieved by 2 things primarily, first i lowered the canopy down 1 plate, and the second was switching to smaller tires/rims this took off a second plate (it was already 1 plate lower than the 919) there were also numorus less obvious changes inside and out to achieve the end result. My Modified 917 Lego's 917 Front View, showing narrowed front opening and reshaped nose. also the one downside to the older fender, the gap rear of the front bricks Rear View, here you can see i added some greebling to fill out the space better, also the tail lights were removed as the were just way to big on the standard car. If you look close here you can see through the canopy to the driver, he is leaned back a very long ways to fit, and this was a trick. the driver sits so far forward in the real car that the minifig legs should actually be placed where the wheel hubs are located. so the standared chassis has been thrown aside to move the driver cavity forward as far as it could go. also if the helmet is removed he can sit quite a ways up further. simple side by side, you can see quite a noticeable height difference between the 2 cars. So there you have it a still speed champion styled Porsche 917 but much better wheels height and shaping in my opionion, feel free to comment, suggest, or anything. and Thanks for looking!
  21. Last week I was caught up in the internet moment and requested a topic for the 100th LUGNuts Build Challenge. It was a momentary lack of wisdom. I requested random number 27, and I was tasked to build any year Porsche 911 or a 2015 Jaguar F-Type. This being the Technic year of the Porsche, I, of course, decided to do the 911. I have 13 days to finish the project. I'm not sure it will happen, but the process will be fun. I'll try to post the process here daily, and if I don't finish in time, maybe I'll end with a pretty good MOC. WIP 1 WIP 2 Tonight I'll place the steering wheel and HOG. Here we go...
  22. Hello, the Ferrari-Truck (2015) was fun - and 75876 is great, too. This is my compact Porsche 919 Hybrid and 917K Pit Lane review. Have a nice day Andres
  23. This custom creation was created with a variety of old and new Technic pieces for a different effect to the final build. Designed by an actual Porsche mechanic and myself. Original: Rework: FInal version:
  24. Hi every EuroBrickers from all around the world! I like the Speed Champions theme and i in love with the sets.My favourite one is Porsche 918 Spyder,maybe because Porsche 918 is my favourite Porsche car. But however,I find that the new parts from Speed Champions is not available in LDD yet,so i need to find a alternate solution. But now,i have just successfully find a alternate solution to build Speed Champions car in LDD,that is using the existing LDD parts to modify the chasis. Here, i introduce you Porsche 918 RSR concept race car in LDD form.No printings or stickers are available on the car. You wonder how i make it?See the picture below. I build the chasis according to the instruction of 75910,and i modify the chasis using the parts that used in City Theme vehicles. I don't very like the back section .the tail lights looks blocky and because of the absence of the Speed champions pieces,the back section been not as curve like the real porsche 918 RSR concept car and looks too sharp.Hope the next LDD update will including the Speed Champions parts. Because the absense of the Speed Champions Windscreen in LDD,i use the windscreen and car roof from City theme.This cause the car looks less sleek and dynamic,but at the same time,You don't need to lean the driver down to fit in the car with the roof. The real Porsche 918 RSR Concept race car. I know that it's not 100% accurate,but because of the part limitation, that is the best i can do. Any comments and critism are welcomed. Need the LDD file? Download here: Porsche 918 RSR.lxf Have a nice day!
  25. WoutStopmotion

    MOC - Porsche 911 GT

    Porsche 911 GT by WoutStopmotion, on Flickr Porsche 911 GT by WoutStopmotion, on Flickr Porsche 911 GT by WoutStopmotion, on Flickr http://brickset.com/...-Finishing-Line I was blown away on the design of the 911's in this upcoming set, so i built this Porsche, inspired by the set. More info and photos on Flickr. Enjoy!