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  1. See the latest posts for newest versions of this model. This is the current version: . I want to build a Toyota TS050 with the low downforce package to be used at Le Mans this year. We will see this package for the first time at the race at SPA this weekend. First I have to determine the size. I'm currently considering 2 scales, so please give me other suggestions if you have any. The first scale is 1:20 (LEGOLAND scale). It is proven and well known. I have experience building in this scale, but it might not be large enough to capture the details that I would want. The other scale would be where the Porsche GT3 wheels fir (roughly 1:10). This scale allows for all details at a high level, but sacrifices the windscreen and might take too long to build: I would like to have the model ready for Le Mans this year (hence the low downforce package) My goal is to have a non-functional model where emphasis is on adding visual details. Experienced builders and enthusiasts. Which scale do you recommend? I will use this thread to show the complete design and build process. Feedback (both positive, constructive and "Boo - Toyota will never win") is welcome. Update I have started designing it in scale 1:20 The base dimensions are: Length 4650mm => 29 studs Width 1900mm => 12 studs Height 1050mm => 16.4 plates ~ 5.5 bricks. I'm using this as my design sketch. It is made using Griddy and... mspaint :)
  2. Hi! I present my entry to the Rebrick Porsche contest, a 962 C Le Mans racecar. In this moc I tried out some newly developed techniques. I was happy that I could finish it before the deadline, many, many working hours, days, "sleepless" nights were required to make it. If I had to choose, the 962 C is my dream Porsche, it exists. A legendary Le Mans racer, the first race car with real ground effect, and a road version was also produced in the nineties. I tried to design everything to represent the real car, both esthetically and in functionality. I put every information, explanation into the video, so here I list the main features: - Full independent suspension, in the rear with rocker arms and angled springs - 4 speed sequential transmission with indicator in the cockpit - Automatic friction disk clutch - works when a gear change happens - Working front brakes with small pneumatic cylinders and air tank - Brake pedal works, too - Openable doors and removable rear cover - HOG steering and working steering wheel - Kingpin inclination, Ackermann geometry - Real boxer crankshaft (instead of 180°V) Details: Antenna, interior, engine, turbos, rear view mirrors, headlights, windshield wipers, fuel caps, fire extinguisher, instrument panel, radiators, etc. Video: Pictures: Gallery: https://www.flickr.c...157668905453474 Hope you like it. Comments, questions are appreciated, as always.
  3. This is my latest finished pair of Le Mans race cars from the 2017 race: Chevrolet Corvette C7.R. The scale is 1:20, like in Legoland. This is purely display model without interior, engine or functionality (apart from rolling wheels). There are building instructions here: http://c-mt.dk/instructions/models_car-CorvetteC7R.htm The sticker sheet includes the stickers of the #63 and #64 models. Construction started after the race where I was asked to build this model. Members from my local LUG were helpful in giving me constructive criticism, and the design of the car only took around 3 weeks. As usual I use Griddy for the design document: Here are some shots from the construction process: You can see how I struggled with getting the lines on the sides right: And some times progress was... reversed: The body work below the windows was also a challenge: The rear end has mostly undergone refinements rather than complete redesigns: And the same can be said for the front: As you can see, I'm using both sides to experiment with various ideas: Also the roof has received many reconstructions. The transition between the windscreen and roof was difficult to get right: See how the windscreen is flush with the side windows, but not the roof here: Finally the car was finished and I added some simple paper-based stickers: I'm quite pleased with how the it was possible to build in this angular fashion and still end up with a easily recognizable result. Next up on my "2017 Le Mans GTE PRO" grid recreation will be either the Porsche, Ferrari, or Aston Martin. LEGO911 has already made a very nice Ford in this scale, so I will focus on those other models first... and of course the impossible TS050!
  4. Update! I have updated the model substantially and made building instructions Instructions here: http://c-mt.dk/instructions/models_car-Porsche919.htm See my last post for more images of the latest updated model This is Porsche's entry into the LMP1 Hybrid class of Le Mans 2017. It will most likely be either this car or the Toyota TS050 Hybrid that wins the big race next weekend. This model is in scale 1:20. Shown here is the #1 car driven by Neel Jani, Nick Tandy and André Lotterer. Notice the "24H Le Mans" plackard on the side indicating the Le Mans trim. It will be easy to change to the #2 car (the other Porsche 919 Hybrid at Le Mans) by simply changing the three parts with the "1" to "2". This car can not be uploaded to LEGO Ideas because of the ongoing LEGO/Porsche collaboration. It would have been cool with a "The hybrid LMP1 cars of Le Mans 2017" project. For WIP pictures of this model, see the Toyota TS050 Hybrid topic:
  5. With the 24 Hours of Le Mans approaching this weekend and seeing some other LMP cars on here recently, I decided to post as well! This is the Audi R18 in 2016 colors, on its last race year, more description below. I've been fascinated with the Le Mans 24 hour Endurance race since I was a little boy. My father shared his passion for auto racing with me and naturally, I also got hooked! After recently visiting an World Endurance Championship race this year and seeing a life sized Porsche 919 made half out of Lego and half out of a real car, I couldn't resist designing my own (although not quite as big). I know there are already a few current Lego sets that feature racecars like Speed Champs, but I wanted to design one that had a higher level of detail and really showed off the beautiful design of the LMP class. This design was done using the studless technique to keep the aerodynamic feel of an actual car. It is quite sturdy and uses standard Lego bricks/panels/slopes without requiring specialized body moldings. The car measures 11 inches (28 cm) long x 5 (12.7 cm) inches wide x 3.5 inches (8.9 cm) tall and is equivalent to 1:16 scale. It is just a bit bigger than minifig scale, although a minifig will fit inside the cockpit after removing the roof which easily comes off of two studs. The car can roll on a flat surface and has about 4 mm of ground clearance. I added racing numbers on the side panels and front for fun. Obviously more stickers could be added to make the car look even more like an actual car highlighting all the team sponsors, but I chose to keep the look clean.
  6. This is my 1:8 scale model of the famous Jaguar D-type customer race car. It won Le Mans in 1956 and in 2016 became the most expensive British car to sell at auction (about $20million). I used scale drawings and tried to be as accurate as possible, even with suspension points etc. The front clam shell and boot (with spare wheel) open but I couldn't get the (tiny) doors to open and keep the right side profile. To be exactly the same scale my Stratos should be 3% bigger but they look nice parked together. There was also a factory race car with a closed cockpit and a road car called XKSS. I will be making both of these too.
  7. StangMan302

    Lego Le mans prototype lmp1

    I have built a custom Le mans lmp1 class racing car. this car would race in the 24 hours of Le mans, held every year in June. Feel free to leave comments and feedback, would love to hear what you have to say. More pics on bricksafe here.
  8. 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.
  9. Hoexbroe

    McLaren F1 GTR

    McLaren (Edit doesnt seem to let me correct the topic title :-( ) Edit; Thanks to the moderator who eventually changed the title. I dont know who you are, but thank you! :-) Hi all, I present you all yet another car for the MegaMOC 2014 Le Mans Racing Series diorama (Presented here some time ago). Although this adds a new car to the diorama, another car was retired (obviously the fantasy dark red one) from the original diorama. -So the count is still at 21 racers... This model is highly NON-purist... Not only do I use costum stickers, but I´ve even tried to paint over half a stud. (As seen in the photo above). Not something I will ever try again. Even much worse heresy was comiited making this car. Can you spot some of them? Also the assembly is highly unorthodox. Just take a look at the underside of the vehicle; Ciao!
  10. Hi, This is my LMP1 car, that I made for the current TechLUG Technic contest. The full review (and much, much more pictures) is here: http://bj51creations...c-lmp1-car.html. Please leave a comment. Hope you enjoy.
  11. Hoexbroe

    What-if; Classic Race Cars

    Hi all, When I originally made the MegaMOC 2014 Le Mans Series Racing diorama, I would have liked to do it with CLASSIC (1960-70) cars. But I simply didnt dare to do it; The cars seems extremely complex! But lately, other builders have turned out some pretty impressive classic racecars. Here´s some "tests" of mine, to see what could have been, had I dared to go down this route; First off, a Ford GT40, inspired a lot by GallardoLU´s do; Okay; so the car is held deliberatly in a single tone. Lovely racing colours and stickers are not done for this "what-if" builds... The car has taken quite some time to do, but -curiosly enough- the finished result does not use particulary complex constructions. Nothing illegal, and the car roll really well. One of the important point of a GT40, is it´s height; This car is a stunning 3 plates lower than f.x. my McLaren F1 GTR! (No, I doesnt fit a whole minifig...) Second up, I tried to cram M.Cara´s fantastic Prosche 917K down to 6(7) wide. Here is the result; Of course, no minifig can be seated here... Car rolls very well, and construction is not illegal, although highly unorthodox (I mean; just look at some of the pieces used...) The idea to use the white teeth, which curves exactly like a curved slope 1x4, comes from M.Cars´s car! (It´s the only place I´ve seen that used) Needless to remind you all, that a heavy set of Martini Racing stickers REALLY does this construction a huge favour!!! A last farewell photo of some of my latest cars together; Ciao!
  12. The 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours came and Audi Sport-Team Joest was still the team to beat in Circuit de la Sarthe. They've only been defeated twice, and one of those defeats came from a car that used to power an R8C, and after Peugeot got one off Audi's streak in 2009, the four-ringed brand and their R15 TDI went at it again, and even a big rules change in 2011 did not stop Audi-Joest from taking wins left and right when they made the R18. Naturally, the opponents had to match the clout of Ingolstadt. Peugeot's 908 and Toyota's TS030 Hybrid (along with a Swiss team, Rebellion Racing, which was the lone non-KERS coal burner in the LMP1 world for this decade), stalked Audi from the back, occasionally leading and very much giving Audi a fight. The 908 had a far better chance of taking 2011's spoils from the R18 ultra, while Toyota boxed well with Audi when the Pugs left from 2013 onwards. All the while Porsche said they wanted to join the party her sister was holding at la Sarthe, and when the 919 Hybrid came, Porsche fans rejoiced in the return of the original king of Le Mans. 2014 was a blockbuster hit, but Audi still won. Alright, so there's the backstory behind my builds, which are Tiny-Turbo-scale models of the LMP1's that competed from 2011-2014. I built these cars in the style I saw from //prototyp, using LEGO Digital Designer, and rendered thanks to Tom.Netherton. Here they are together: (Top line, L-R: Toyota TS030 Hybrid and Porsche 919 Hybrid. Bottom line, L-R: Audi R18 e-tron quattro (2014-spec), Rebellion-Oreca R-One, and Peugeot 908 Hybrid4 in 2011-spec 908 livery) Sorry, but singles pictures will come tomorrow morning. I have to sleep. I have stirred awake! Here comes the pictures, with links to the bigger one on the names. Porsche 919 Hybrid Toyota TS040 Hybrid Rebellion-Oreca R-One Peugeot 908 Audi R18 e-tron quattro