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  1. hello Eurobricks I am excite to start a new WIP thread for this project. I have been a Datsun owner for 25 years (Datsun 510) but after a long time rebuilding, modding, fabricating and spending a lot of money on a car it is time to sell it in the next few months due to a lot of reasons. it will be sad to see it go after so much time money effort etc but enthusiasm for such things doesn't go on forever. Especially with a young family. so to lessen the blow when it sells I decided to put all my building effort into replacing the real Datsun I sell with a Lego one. albeit a 240Z not a 510 as I thought it may be easier to replicate and in roughly 1:8 scale. And why not start with the East African Rally version. I began with what I thought may be the hardest part, the front axle. What tyres to use? standard tyres in 1/8 is about 80mm x 22mm so I will be going with aftermarket RC tyres that match well with the original Rally car tyres. And just to keep it purest if I want there are the very old tyres from Lego from the chassis car that are about right too. I tried a few mcpherson struts with the large spring but the scale was to far out and the scrub radius way off for my liking even though this will be manual model inclination angle was spot on to datsun original but like I said way to big for the height of the car and silly offset of lego wheels. I found a design that @Zerobricks posted ages ago with the smaller springs which was a good re-start but I had to line up the pivot points to better replicate the Datsun strut. The bottom pivot is only about 1/3 stud off from where it should be. To keep the swivel part on top really low I use a turntable which is a bit odd looking but works well. Inclination angle of the strut is well similar to Datsun struts and mounting points line up to the Datsun chassis in scale. steering is a rack and pinion just in front of the crossmember. I'm trying to replicate this car as best as possible including the chassis. I dont want to build a lego chassis to fit the body on. I would really like to replicate how the real chassis looks as well. we shall see what happens. Strength of the engine bay is already concerning but will wait until the firewall is in place. the outside panel work wont be too many panels and lots of gaps as I love to see the inner workings of technic models. I think for me the biggest challenge will be the bodywork. I have never attempted a car before because in Lego they didn't interest me too much but now I'm selling my real one I really want to get this to my satisfaction so it can be my Datsun replacement for when I really miss that Datsun feeling scale is coming along nicely I think. and a shot of how the digital build is progressing below. I am missing a lot of parts needed so digital build is the best way for this for me. I think I spent more time trying various headlight combinations/looks than I did on the front axle. Unfortunately a few system bricks are needed to satisfy myself but I will try to balance the use of system bricks out as this is not a scale model build but more a technic build with a few more details. more to come as the weeks progress...
  2. I've just finished another Alternate Build of set 42056 and this time it's a Japanese Classic from the seventies. The 1971 Nissan/Datsun 240Z Fairlady was much lusted after in my youth and they have held their appeal ever since. Features are: Full suspension Steering connected to adjustable height driver's wheel with 2.7 turns lock to lock Right hand drive like the original HOG steering 5 speed and reverse "H" pattern shift gearbox Detailed inline 6 cyinder engine connected to the back wheels via the gearbox Opening bonnet and doors with working door latches Cabin features full leg room, window winders (but no windows) and driver's pedals 50 cm long x 22 cm wide x 16 cm high 1.85 kg 2,071 pieces all sourced from set 42056 but you will need one additional piece to enable reverse gear, the MOC still works without it. For more images, details and instructions head over to my MOC page at Rebrickable.
  3. Hi, lovers of Lego! Today I want to show you my new 4x4 MOC - Nissan Datsun '1996 in D21 body. Specifications of MOC Model Lego Technic Nissan Datsun built on all-wheel drive platform, has a beam axle with unlocked differentials front and rear, steering - rack and pinion. The body and chassis are separate elements and are fastened to each other by 4 points. Opened doors, hood and door body. Electrics: LiPo unit XL motor on movement Servo motor - steering IrV2 - Remote control Just want to say that this story of this model, I did not finish and I want to continue it in the back of double cab body. It all began with the construction of low general pickup, its theme, you can see here on EB. By the summer I want to build a second pick-up and take over the full video on the outdoor. I do not really want to ride on the dirty snow right now.
  4. Thought I'd collect my growing series of six-wide builds into one place as my feed on Flickr is getting pretty dense. I'd struggled to get the Speed Champions cars proportioned to my liking (I ended up with slightly outrageous 10-wide P1 prototypes), meanwhile my Flickr feed has a continuous drizzle of inspiring builds done around the slightly smaller City Scale fenders and tires. Somehow this scale just works. While there are a good many builders on Flickr working at this scale and all their work inspires in some way, I would like to call out ER0L, Tom Netherton and Adrian Barbour aka BrickMonkey in particular as their approaches, shared designs and instructions went a long way to kick-starting this series of building for me. I've adopted the techniques they honed which has given me a great platform to come up with some of my own tricks. Also, there's sort of an easter-egg in all of them; rather than filling the inner spaces of the chassis with big bricks a la Speed Champions, I like to tuck in plate-built details like engines and chassis structures. These are all up on Flickr > Prototyp with plenty of photos of each if you'd like to check them out more closely. Will update here with new builds from time to time. 1972 Datsun 510 A cooler version of my college car (if I weren't so broke the and had actually hopped up my Dime); fat MiniLites tucked into some flares, front and rear skirt work, and a twin-cam engine swap under the hood. Nissan Skyline KCG10 '72 Early work on the 510 ended up developing into the even cooler, lower, sleeker, meaner Skyline GTR "Hakosuka" McLaren P1 Unrelated in every way to TLG's Speed Champions P1; very long, very low, very curvy... Even the color is opposite. Particularly proud of the trick nose build and that TT wing plate as a rear diffuser (which, interestingly enough the new 720S Speed Champions model also uses) Built up in some colorways. Ferrari 458 Italia Distantly-related to BrickMonkey's 'chibi' style Ferrari 458 caricature. Like the McLaren, this one is also quite long and low. There's a plate-built V8 tucked in the mid-rear, too. (will need to build this one in more colors, too) Honda NSX Type R Adapted from Tom Netherton's Acura NSX with a new nose, new tail, and a v6 under the rear glass. Ford Mustang GT350 Another Tom Netherton-based build. His work on the nose and side panels is fantastic stuff. I reworked chassis to move the whole roof/cockpit area back a stud in order to play up the long-hood coupe proportions. Under the hood is just enough space for a hint of plate-built V8 and the GT's strut-tower cross brace. The tail is extended and incorporates a custom exhaust and diffuser setup. Porsche 935 '77 This MOC started out as a build of a 911 street car but got sidetracked by the desire to make something a little more outrageous (and to use the Speed Champions fender/tire combo). The turbofan wheel covers and front suspension camber are small design and technique triumphs. Some good bones here for a series of stickered replicas. And yes, there's a turbocharged, air-cooled flat 6 engine under the rear hood, too.
  5. ThePlasticWerks

    [LDD] Datsun 720 King Cab

    The Datsun 720 is one of my latest vehicle obsessions and I've built a few real model kits of it recently (and casually tried to track down a real one). In a fevered midnight fury I put one together in LDD, utilizing some new-to-me SNOT techniques for the sides and interior, and some crazy angle work to make the distinctive top of the bed with some kind of tie-down detail. Most of my vehicle builds are off-road oriented and so far my Real Brick Builds relied on illegal connections to make articulating rear axles. This time, I've come up with a fully legal and actually pretty convincing, articulating rear axle with driveshaft and transfer case! I'm playing around with ideas for shocks and leaf springs but nothing useful yet. Front uses Mixel joint steering, as per my usual. You can also see a quick experiment with a snorkel here as well. Not sure if I like the larger tires or not. I ultimately inverted the front bumper to get the look I wanted. How does it compare? (Revell model kit) I'm falling in love with this thing, so expect to see a Real Brick Build soon!
  6. I figured I would make I thread for all my creations and WIPs, and to start it out, here is an Isuzu 117 Coupe WIP: What do you think of it? Should I finish it? Anything that I should revise?