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  1. ilyabuilder724

    [MOC] 76901 Nissan GT-R

    My 20th alternative for set 76901. This time i used ONLY parts included in 76901 GR Supra to build a legendary japanese supercar - Nissan GT-R. FREE INSTRUCTIONS: reb.li/m/124823
  2. KMPMOCS

    [MOC] KMP's Vehicle MOCS

    Decided to take inspiration from fellow builders and put all my past & future builds into one thread, so I wouldn't feel bad about having to create new threads everytime I had something new to upload. The first pictures are the builds that got me started back in 2017, and ones at the bottom are the more recent mocs that I've made. Jaguar XJR-12 Completed in January 2021 McLaren Senna Completed in January 2021 Lexus LFA Modification of an earlier version that I built back in 2019 Bentley Mulliner Bacalar Completed in February 2021 Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut Completed in February 2021
  3. I've been making a number of Speed Champions-scaled cars lately and I didn't want to spam up the forum with a bunch of threads, so I decided to put 'em all here! They're posted in the approximate order that I built them (many were worked on at the same time). Original Builds: 1972 Datsun 240z The color scheme is based on the 1972 Ontario Motor Speedway pace car livery. I'm most happy with the angled cabin and the dual exhaust. 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W30 The peak performance year for the 442! The ram air scoops are simply represented by 1x4 tiles - an older version of this build had a much more complex build for this section, but it made the car too tall, and the overall silhouette and shaping was more important to me. I'm most happy about the radiator grill and the tail lights. v.1.1 update: lower profile mirrors now that the little light cover piece comes in yellow. v.2.0 update: I always wanted the hood intakes to be more sculpted and less flat, ideally with actual physical intakes so they don't just look like weird stripes. I went back and rebuilt a large amount of the car to achieve this! 1968 Oldsmobile 442 I built the '70 first, but my dad's old car was a '68 so I felt like making this one as well. I think it turned out better, even. I do intend to change the vent just in front of the windscreen to make it a little more subtle. My favorite parts of this build are the side stripes and the 1/2 plate-raised portion of the hood. v.1.1 update: more subtle vent in front of the windscreen. 1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS/Z28 Still my favorite car I've ever done. The seed piece for this build was the ice skate, which immediately jumped to mind when I saw the split bumper on the R/S version of the 2ng gen Camaro. 1969 AMC Super Stock AMX Kind of an odd car; a 2-seater steel body muscle car with a short wheelbase. Essentially, a shortened Javelin. I built this in order to use the 2 blue wheel arches that came with the Ferrari Ultimate Garage set. v.1.1 update: removed the sloped shoulders to make the build sleeker and more stable and consistent. 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Yeah, not so much of a "speed" car. We bought a used one as a cheap second car a few months ago, so I was inspired to build it, so I'm throwing it in here anyway. This is easily the most complex, ridiculous build I've ever done. It has 265 pieces, 117 of which are attached sideways or upside-down. 1972 Datsun 240z A street car variant of the 240z I built before. Fender-mounted mirrors, simple non-sport wheels, single exit exhaust, no splitter, no spoiler, no livery. 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda This one took a really long time from concept to completion. I'm very happy with the color scheme and shaping, but I think it needs about an extra stud of length at the hood maybe? Will probably re-examine soon. v.2.0 update: the previous version of this was always my least favorite car that I had built. It felt too short, too stubby, too low to the ground. It was just overall too small, especially placed next to any other SC car, and a bit... chunky. This is a complete overhaul and rebuild. I kept the old cabin, headlight/grill, and taillight designs. I lengthened the rear deck (and entire car) by one stud and increased its ride height by one plate. I redesigned the sides to be sleeker and accentuate the rocker panels better. The front and rear lower fascias were rebuilt as well to be a little sleeker and to highlight the exhaust pipes. The interior also had to be completely redone to accommodate the method used to build the new sides. Though it may look very similar at a glance, I believe this only has about 50% of its pieces in common with the original design. I sure like it a lot more now! v.2.1 update: I still wasn't happy! I tweaked it a little more: I shortened the overall length again, but raised the cabin. I also swapped it over to the larger Speed Champions wheels, which are less realistic, but give it more of the caricature I'm after. It's now much closer in proportion to my '70 Challenger, as it should be, since the cars share a chassis. 1967 Pontiac GTO I had the idea for the taillights from a failed attempt at a Firebird and it all came together from that. All of the metal trim on this one is flat silver instead of light gray, which is neat. It also has a more-detailed-than-usual cabin, with a reclining seat, shifter, wheel, gauge, and a hood-mounted tachometer visible from inside. Overall, one of my favorites. 1970 Chevrolet C10 with tiny house The truck is a classic C10 short bed. I'm quite happy with the gap between the cabin and the bed. The tiny house is hinged and has a full interior: a small kitchen with a microwave and a sink, a bathroom with a toilet and shower, folding chairs and a table that store on the wall, and stairs (with built-in storage) that lead to a lofted bed. Outside, it has a porch with stairs, gas and battery power, and folding chocks to support it when detached (or opened). 1969 AMC Hurst/SC Rambler The livery was a ton of fun on this one. The arrow pointing to the scoop is the detail that made me want to attempt to build it in the first place. I also enjoyed the little details like the red, white, and blue headrest and the blue wheels. 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler The geometry of the fascia is so fascinating on this car that I just had to try it. I really like the colors and form factor of this one. The taillights were interesting, too: friction-fitted with flexible rubber Technic elements. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 (John Wick's car) I built this when I was getting hyped for John Wick 3 to come out. Finally had to try my hand at a Mustang. My favorite elements here are the raked cabin and the chin spoiler. 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback / Shelby GT500 (Eleanor from the 2000 remake of Gone in 60 Seconds) My father-in-law saw my John Wick Mustang and loved it because he thought it was Eleanor. I told him it's not, but I can certainly make that one, too! I'm very happy with the shaping on the hood, plus getting the fascia to look right with the extra fog lamps. 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee The official 1970 Charger was a really cool build, but I really wanted its tail stripe to be brick-built. My desire to build such a thing led to this model instead, a Super Bee in classic yellow/black livery. This was my first attempt at double side-by-side headlights, using the somewhat classic binoculars technique. I also tried angling the whole tail to give it a sloped rear deck, but it just looks... saggy. That needs revising, I think. I really love the taillights, though! v.1.1 update: removed the angled tail and swapped the fenders for the newer Speed Champions ones, because the old City ones are ridiculously rare and expensive. 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt This model took me longer to design, from start to finish, than anything else I've made. It took so long to figure out how I even wanted to attempt the bodywork, much less accomplish it. I'm really pleased with it, though! I really like the front fenders and the fascias. 1964 Ford Fairlane Gasser I have wanted to try a gasser for a while. This one was really fun! I removed the hood, the "chrome", and the bumpers. I added a solid bar rear bumper and a lifted solid front axle. The front received a moon tank, and the exhaust was routed through the fenders. I finished it off with even fatter drag tires on the rear, angle cut velocity stacks, and a show car color scheme. 1970 Chrysler 300 Hurst Edition I really wanted to try this one for the Hurst color scheme: white, dark tan, and gold. I went with a medium nougat interior, too. The big challenges here were the hood bulge shaping and the rear fender covers. I couldn't use the same technique from the Fairlane for the rear fenders because they have that gold trim on them, so I came up with a new method that involves bars nested into cheese slopes. 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS I am SO HAPPY with how this one came out! The big thing here is that the cabin and rear deck are vertically offset by 1/2 a plate in order to smooth out the profile, which required a custom chassis so it would still fit a minifig. I'm really happy with the shaping on the front fascia, but my favorite detail is actually the sloped rear edge of the hood bulge. v.1.1 update: it was pointed out to me that the front quarter panels were a little too angular, more closely evoking an El Camino or Chevelle than a Nova. Fair enough! Slight nose redesign. 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T I wanted to build a purple car for a long time, and somebody on Rebrickable showed me their recolor of the official SRT Demon in purple, so it inspired me to try a classic Challenger. I wanted to try something new for the headlights, since binoculars can be a bit clunky. My favorite detail is the use of light gray flag pieces to fill a gap between the taillights and the rear bumper. 1970 AMC Rebel "The Machine" Every time I build an AMC, I gotta do the optional American color scheme. The livery is super interesting on this one, and I love the combination hood scoop/external tachometer. My favorite detail is the R/W/B stripes in the front fascia. 1979 Ford Mustang This turned out to be a tricky one, especially since I really wanted to build a car in dark red, which introduced a lot of parts limitations. The internals of this thing are a lot of weird connections jammed into a very tight space, especially since it still has a full interior for a minifig. It's also not any specific model or trim package, because I wanted to build several iconic elements of the model year: the window louvers, hood scoop, black trim stripe, sun roof, and spoiler. 1981 Chevrolet El Camino An El Camino is probably the car I've gotten the most requests for ever, so here's an '81 - specifically, the one that appeared in the series finale of Breaking Bad, and of course the standalone El Camino. This was a bit of a collaborative build, as some of the best ideas (like building the hood stripes sideways) came from a friend on another forum. I had some fun making the minifig to match, too. "Death Proof" 1971 Chevrolet Nova Since I made a Nova a little bit ago (February, I think?), it made sense to build Stuntman Mike's unique Death Proof Nova as well. It's a very similar build, with a couple of things changed out of necessity in the color swap, but I also redesigned the front fascia. As much as I love how the front end was built on the original Nova model, someone on Rebrickable (correctly) pointed out that the aggressive angle looked more like a Chevelle than a Nova. This new build feels less clever, but is undoubtedly more accurate to the real car. The graphics on the hood are custom UV printed because I don't really like stickers. 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle This one was modeled after a car my dad's wife owned when she was young, a lime '71 Chevelle SS 350 coupe with a white top and stripes. This was a super fun build with some novel shaping, such as the gently sloped hood bits, the 1/5 stud recessed rear deck, and the bodywork under the rear bumper. Also, I was really happy to finally build an original design in lime green. I really like the citrus-toned high impact colors. v.1.1 update: This one was too long. The nose was simply too lengthy for such a small car. It, and the wheelbase, were reduced. I swapped it over to smaller tires and gave it sleeker, more caricatured B and C pillars as well. 1973 Buick Gran Sport I think this is my new favorite build. There were a lot of curves and angles to figure out and it was a very fun to design. I redesigned the rear of the cabin several times until I was satisfied with the pillars, but they're now the highlight of the model, I think. Almost every part of this build required some kind of weird trick to make it work the way I wanted. 1983 Toyota AE86 Sprinter Trueno I tried this one a few different ways before I landed on this design, including 5 and 7-wide, but I feel like the classic 6-wide ended up getting me the most streamlined, finished-looking result. I'm particularly happy with the rear side window geometry - that's a 1x2 - 2x4 bracket angled against the top of the lower 18 degree slope, perfectly filling the 1/2 plate gap between it and the adjacent, higher 18 degree slope and giving me a surface to attach the C pillar tiles to. Also has the requisite paper water cup inside. 1967 Ford Mustang (10265) I will confess, I am ridiculously excited to show this one to you guys. It's my most ambitious model so far. I really wanted to replicate the 10265 Creator Expert set, including the mechanism to raise the rear axle, and I did just that! I also made the various hot rod add-on bits as well. 2015 Jeep Renegade Another unique challenge, building a car like this in olive green! The idea for this one came from the realization that I could use a white Technic cross axle for the iconic X-shaped taillights. I'm not sure it's my BEST build ever, but given the limitations of scale and color, I'm very pleased with it! 1963 Chevrolet Nova SS Well, I didn't want the '64 Fairlane gasser to get lonely, so I built it something to race against. This is a drag racing Nova with a lot of modifications, and one killer feature: the front bodywork hinges open to access the engine bay! Despite this, I'm proud to say it's a very sturdy, strong model. 1977 Pontiac Trans Am I've actually been wanting to do this car for over a year now, I just never got around to finishing up a design. But here it is! Like some of my previous models, the roof of the cabin is raked back to give it clean lines, but that was much more difficult to achieve on this one. I'm most happy with the simplest elements here, such as the taillights and exhaust pipes. 1969 Dodge Daytona This has been one of my most requested builds, so I've finally built one. I re-built the nose several times, trying different techniques, before I settled on this: a subtle, angled hood, capped with a combination of 45 degree double slopes and curved wedges. The rear is pretty intricate and fragile, making this one very much a "display only" model. 1965 Ford Mustang Station Wagon These are so goofy, I couldn't help but want to build one! I chose a pretty classic Mustang color scheme that allowed me to use a lot of pearl gold, which is really striking in person. The interior is 2-tone medium nougat and dark orange, too. Sculpting the recessed sides / intakes was a really fun challenge. 1999 Mercury Cougar I mainly built this because it was my partner's very first car, but it was fun tackling a car shaped so differently than what I usually build. Plus, I finally got to do something in dark green! I'm especially pleased with how the headlights and taillights turned out on this one. 1985 Toyota Hilux 4 x 4 Marty's truck from Back To The Future! I started with the fenders and sculpted everything else out around those. This build uses 51 SNOT bricks and brackets, nearly 1/5 of all of its pieces. The wheels have independent suspension, though the large tires prevent much travel. 1969 Chevrolet Corvette C3 This was inspired by how much I disliked LEGO's official Speed Champions C3. In fact, I started working on it on the 2nd of May, immediately after images of the official build were revealed! I wanted to take my own shot at it in my preferred 6-wide scale. I focused largely on the aspects I thought came up short on the official one: the roof line, the windscreen, the curvature of the rear deck, and the shaping of the bodywork over the fender arches. I'll be honest, I'm completely thrilled with how this one turned out! I think it's one of my best and I almost made a new thread just to show this one off. Oh, also, the rear deck clip assembly that holds the luggage rack is easily reversible so the rack can be added or removed in seconds. 1940 GMC Pickup Truck This is pretty outside of my ordinary range, but a viewer on my LEGO Twitch stream requested it, so here we are! It was pretty fun to shape, and I've never prominently used bright light yellow before. I'm particularly happy with the headlights, which took a while to solve. 1977 Ford Falcon Sedan This is, surprisingly, the first sedan I've built, so I made sure it fits a passenger in the back seat, too. This uses a more refined version of the technique I found for the Challenger's headlights, and I'm pleased with how clean this build is. It's based on a friend's specific car, in case any diehard Falcon fans are wondering why it has a non-factory spoiler on it. 1970 AMC Gremlin I wanted to build this the moment I saw the new mudguards and color scheme on the van from the Avengers: Endgame Final Battle set. I'm pleased with how the angles came together on the rear, and "reddish brown" is yet another color I can tick off the list! 1990 Geo Tracker Designed for the Bricknerd / TLCB "Festival Of Mundanity." It's 4-wide, so scales about right with the 6-wide stuff. I'm quite pleased with this tiny thing and all its angles. 1956 Ford Thunderbird When the UK-exclusive Fiat 500 came out in bright light blue / light royal blue, I immediately knew I wanted to take advantage of all the new pieces in that color to build a SC-scale car. I chose the T-bird after I saw one in the wild. It's such a simple feature, but I'm very happy with the Technic bricks as porthole windows in the rear pillars. 2000 Plymouth Prowler I tried building this car before but considered it to be impractical in 6-wide. I was inspired to try again when the new-for-2022 2 x 3 curved slope wedges came out, which I used to shape the nose. I'm actually really happy with this one now! It still fits a minifig, but just barely. 1968 Dodge Dart Hemi Super Stock The new DB5 set brought us light bluish gray mudguard/fender pieces, at long last! I immediately knew what I wanted to build with mine: the legendary Hemi Dart, in its iconic factory primer/gelcoat color scheme. This one has some truly strange geometry and a nifty new C pillar design. My favorite detail is the paint rollers used for the short exhaust up front. 1969 "Ferrari" Dino 246 GT This is one of my favorite cars I have ever built and I am immensely proud of it. It's very stable and super small. It's shorter in height than a minifig, but still fits a driver inside! I replicated the yellow Dino logo in the center of the wheels and steering wheel, and emulated the super interesting rear window that curves into the insides of the C pillars. 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Drag Racer I originally designed this as a regular, factory stock Road Runner, but the hood was kind of plain and I had all that extra space, so I decided to hot rod this one with a giant exposed engine. I also gave it some aftermarket short exhaust and aero (spoiler and air dam). There are two really unique things on this build: the rubber bands, used for redline tires and spark plug wires, and the slightly angled rear deck, which I have attempted less successfully in the past. The stickers are all from set 42037. 8-wide: I've also now done some 8-wide builds. I don't think I'll do many of these in the future, since I really do prefer how 6-wide scales to minifigures, City displays, and LUG layouts, but I can't deny it's fun having a little more room for detail. 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Rally I actually tried building this one in 6-wide first, but there wasn't enough space to shape the front fascia properly. I did take advantage of all this extra room to give it an immensely detailed interior, though, featuring a properly shaped dash, steering wheel with "logo", shifter, pedals, sculpted seats, and a fire extinguisher. 1972 Pontiac Grand Prix This was a commission for a coworker who wanted me to build his dad's old car, a metallic copper Grand Prix. If he wasn't bankrolling this project, it would not have gotten built in this color, because some of these dark orange parts are very rare and expensive! The cabin is gently raked to achieve the right roofline, which limits interior detailing a little, but it still has the usual features. I'm very pleased with the tail. Modifications: everything below is a modification of somebody else's design; in this case either LEGO or my favorite builder Jonathan Elliott. That is to say, I am not the creator of any of the following original designs, I have only tweaked and modified them. 1966 Ford GT40 From set 75881. I really love this car! 75881 is my favorite Speed Champions set so I didn't want to change much - I just wanted to lower it, because the original car is legendarily short (the "40" in GT40 refers to a height of 40 inches/102cm). The smaller City-scale wheels I used are extremely uncommon a quantity of only 1 was provided in just 1 Architecture set (but as of 2020, Pearl Gold is now available and much more common). Oh, and despite being dramatically lowered, it still fits a minifig! 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 From set 75888. Very minor mods here: I just enclosed the cabin in glass using 1 x 2 x 3 panels and added spokes to the wheels using the Technic 3L axle with a stud on the end. Enclosing the cabin this way was sort of a proof of concept that I later used on the Olds 442 builds above. 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV Original by Jonathan Elliott. I love the original model and wanted one of my own, so I reverse engineered it from breakdown photos he'd posted, and then started changing things to suit me better. My modified version fits a minifig and has a tan leather interior, flush rocker panels, new rocker panel intake scoops, chrome exhaust, and some slightly altered connections and structure. Again, all credit to Jonathan Elliott for the original design and for his blessing to show off my modified version. Ford Model A hot rod From set 75875. The original had a really ridiculous rake due to the giant rear tires and lowered rear axle. I leveled the axles, chopped/dropped the top, lowered the engine bay, and changed the exhaust to more of an open header design (though with only 2 pipes per side, maybe it's more like two open collectors). I retained the swappable engine feature, and added a third engine with velocity stacks. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 From set 75874. The original is my least favorite Speed Champions set by far, so this build has some extensive revisions. Most importantly, I lowered the body, reduced (but retained) the rake, moved the cabin back, and gave it a rear windshield. 1970 Dodge Charger R/T From set 75893. I like this model a lot, but I don't love the tiny little rear window, so I made a new one with staggered cheese slopes. v.1.1 update: brick-built the red stripe on the tail, too. 1965 Ford Mustang / Hoonicorn V1 Original by LEGO as a gift to Ken Block, though this is based more on its prototype and the original concept art. I really wanted this to become an official set (and a lot of us thought it would), but when it didn't make the cut, I modified the heck out of it and made my own. This is more of a MOC than a mod at this point, but it does retain the original proportions and overall shaping, so it's more fair to call it a mod still. I'm most happy with the shaping of the tail and rear fascia. The headlights required some extreme lateral thinking, but it's a working, legal connection. v.1.1 update: sleeker C pillar, since the "hollow 45 degree slope" piece now comes in black. 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale Original by Jonathan Elliott. Again, he's my favorite builder, and I wanted to take another crack at one of his amazing models. At first, I only wanted to modify it to allow a minifig to fit, but I ended up changing quite a bit: the sides are rounded, the rear deck is a bit extended and less gappy, the tail is more rounded and indicators are added, the exhaust was reshaped, and the louvers were re-done to use panel pieces. Of course an interior was added with textured seat, wheel, and gauges. 1980 Chevrolet K5 Blazer From set 75810. Just a recolor and stud delete, mainly. I really loved the K5 but didn't want the whole set, and teal has been making such a comeback, this seemed like a fun choice. I did have to redesign the internals for the hood/grill around the limited part selection in this color, though.
  4. Hi everyone, So I’ve been thinking and have decided to create a new topic for everyone’s 8 wide Speed Champion Mocs! This is because I find it a bit annoying to create a new topic for every Moc, so hopefully people here will be happy to contribute in terms of submitting your own Mocs or to just share your thoughts everyone’s builds. I am currently working on a Bugatti Chiron in 8 wide so I’ll post that here soon. If anyone wants to start this thread off by posting some pictures, please go ahead and hopefully this can become a permanent topic!
  5. ilyabuilder724

    [MOC] 76901 Mitsubishi Lancer

    My 19th alternative for set 76901. This time i used ONLY parts included in 76901 GR Supra to build an another japanese sportscar - MITSUBISHI LANCER. FREE INSTRUCTIONS: reb.li/m/123513
  6. ilyabuilder724

    [MOC] 76908 Koenigsegg CCX

    My 5TH alternative for set 76908. This time i used parts included in set to build an another supercar! Koenigsegg CCX! FREE INSTRUCTIONS: reb.li/m/122686  (WARNING THIS BUILD USES SPARE PARTS FROM THE SET)
  7. whitepen

    [MOC] Whitepens Vehicle MOC'S

    I have decided to make a topic for all my new 8 wide speed champions mocs and mods inspired by @KMPMOCSand@Carbohydrates, whose mocs i look up too. I will start with some older mocs to start, (some of which need modification) and as time goes on i will post my new mocs up. Ford F-150 Raptor: Based on the Raptor from the set, i have modified it with new front and a bunch of other stuff. Basically needs a full overhaul and conversion to 9 wide to match the new Bronco R. Also i want to add opening doors and nice interior with room for 4 minifigs Honda Civic Sedan 2022: This one is pretty good, i like the proportions and general look, the taillights gave me a lot of trouble and i am not quite sure that i like them so those need changing 2013 Lexus GS350 F-Sport: Front and proportions are pretty good, again the rear, especially taillights are not very good though.
  8. Hello everyone! Maybe it's too early, but let it happen. What do you think of the Speed Champions series in 2022? Do you think it will disappear or continue, or will it be under a different name? Anyway, personally, I think they will stay with us for a long time (after all, they have made specially new wheels for 2021). It seems to me that there is a good chance to see in 2022 in the SC series such cars: - BMW M8 (maybe GTE) - Pagani Zonda or Huayra - Ferrari - some F1 car - due to Toyota license can Toyota gr010 (hypercar) - maybe some cars from the DTM or VASC series Post comments about what you think.
  9. ilyabuilder724

    [MOC] 76912 Ford Mustang Hoonicorn

    My 2ND alternative for set 76912. This time i used ONLY parts included in 76912 to build Ken Block's Hoonicorn Mustang. I hope you're gonna enjoy the build! Feel free to share your pictures of assembled model! FREE INSTRUCTIONS: https://reb.li/m/121621 (WARNING THIS BUILD USES SPARE PARTS FROM THE SET)
  10. Decided to create a new topic about my recent speed champions mocs and alternatives to combine everything in one topic to prevent myself from creating more and more topics. With that every new moc will be posted only in this topic So here are some my last alternatives i made while i was silent here: • Ferrari Testarossa made using 76908: Instructions: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-111372/ilyabuilder724/76908-ferrari-testarossa/#details • Lancia Stratos out of 76908 Instructions: https://reb.li/m/115126 • Lotus Esprit from pieces of 76908 Instructions: https://reb.li/m/115846 • Porsche 968 made out 76901 (15th alt for this set!) Instructions: https://reb.li/m/116496 • Autobianchi Runabout made out 76908 Instructions: https://reb.li/m/117164 • 70s Chevrolet Camaro out of 76901 Instructions: https://reb.li/m/118114 Thanks for your attention! All the instructions above are also free so you could enjoy your sets in a different way!
  11. Hello Speed Champions fans, Black Arrow is a ficticious hypercar which was designed for a "Hypercar building contest" hosted by sfh_bricks on Instagram. I tried to design something really cool inspired by the cyberpunk culture. Building instructions are available on the following links: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-119144/_TLG_/black-arrow-hypercar-concept It is a studless build in the new, 8 studs wide Speed Champions style. Some rules had to be followed: only certain types of car bases, wheels, fenders and windscreen are allowed, cockpit have to be closed, fixed dimensions (wheelbase, width, and maximum length), build must fit a full minifig with helmet. I prefer the brick built solutions to keep the flexibility of the used parts in further builds, and therefore stickers are not used. My intent was to keep the build smooth and to add lots of details: for example the air intakes, the rear wing, the side view mirrors etc. . Maybe the most challenging one was the double headlight. I tried to fill every unnecessary gaps and therefore some tricky build techniques are used. There are two versions of the front assembly : 1) the double headlight version which is a bit more extreme and 2) the simple headlight version which is more solid and sturdy. The model has space for one minifigure. I suggest to use a helmet or small hair. Thanks for visiting, _TLG_ Black Arrow 01 by László Torma, on Flickr Black Arrow 02 by László Torma, on Flickr Black Arrow 03 by László Torma, on Flickr Black Arrow 04 by László Torma, on Flickr Black Arrow 05 by László Torma, on Flickr Black Arrow 06 by László Torma, on Flickr Black Arrow 08 by László Torma, on Flickr Black Arrow 07 by László Torma, on Flickr
  12. This project started about year ago as upscaled version of Dodge Charger R/T 1970 from set 75893 - 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T (as you can see looking at it's front) & since then (well since abandoning idea of having red stripe at back) evolved into modular Dodge Charger second generation MOC but can also be viewed as MOD of sets: 75893 - 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and 1970 Dodge Charger R/T 76173 - Spider-Man and Ghost Rider vs. Carnage 76912 - Fast & Furious 1970 Dodge Charger R/T There are some extensions not yet show, I'll update this post with additional pictures as soon as they are finished. Project is 95% finished since only remaining issues are: - better insides (replace invisible from outside bricks [well, mainly plates] to increase integral stability of model - decide which details I prefer most (for example mirrors) - add movie/tv shows/other (popular?) variants of car (for example blade version) - connected to "better insides" because it has to be modular compatible (and that may require small changes in modular system like it happened few times before) So this is (hopefully not too long) intro, let’s jump to pictures of said MOC (MOD?): 1968: 1969: 1970: Old build body - without doors: Openable hood & trunk - tried different variations that would be visually nice & would fit here but I couldn't find any other than cutting three light bluish gray brackets - 99207 - so I didn't: Ghost Rider modification (1969): Additional photos of back (which I'm super proud of) for version 1968: & 1969-70: Color variations: Last minute changes (if we can call two-three weeks ago like that): used 15625 (Slope Curved 5 x 8 x 2/3) part instead of combination of 15068 (Slope Curved 2 x 2 x 2/3) + tiles + plates for better curve at back added 25269 (Tile Round 1 x 1 Quarter) in doors Both changes are inspired from upcoming speed champions set. Old versions of car are still visible in pictures - for example all colored versions (yellow/red/gray or black "Old build body - without doors") What parts are modular? - front - front air intakes with (or without?) lights and also box that contains them (intake + lights part can be replaced inside box between versions or with enough parts whole box can be replaced) - back - whole back panel - lights are different between 1968 and 1969 (1970 is the same as 1969 one) - mask - used to add air intakes or supercharger (or both) - R/T printed tiles (wherever they fit) - wheels (different variations require different wheels) - seats (different variations require different seats combination/colors of seats) Additionally this is my first post here: Hi everyone, have a great day! ------------- Update: Instructions available for free -> https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-119419/thomasanderson/modular-dodge-charger-2nd-generation-1968-70-8-wide/
  13. lostdriveway

    Octan Raceway - Top Fuel

    Hi everyone, My latest build has finally had its first public appearance - Octan Raceway - Top Fuel edition.. I built this last year to be shown at Brisbricks Chandler Show - but due to COVID it was cancelled the day before the event happened. So it sat in plastic tubs until this weekend just gone when it had its first public appearance. Its 7 baseplates long by 3 baseplates deep sitting on 1 table. I modified a version of the Speed Champions Top Fuel car to have a cage (more popular here in Australia then the dome lid) and also added flashing lights and flames to the cars. (There's a video on TikTok if you want to see it all flashing - search Octan Raceway or StewBricks) I incorporated an iPad as a video screen to show what Top Fuel is for the kids and it was running loops of the 2019 and 2020 Winternats which is the biggest drag racing event in the world outside of America. It will get displayed again this weekend before being dismantled for my next build. Thanks Octan Raceway by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Raceway Start Line by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Raceway with Video Board by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Raceway Start line by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Raceway by Stew Costello, on Flickr Start line by Stew Costello, on Flickr Start line by Stew Costello, on Flickr Dodge Top Fuel Drag Team by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Top Fuel Drag Team by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Top Fuel Drag Team by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Top Fuel Drag Team by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Raceway - crowd turnout by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Raceway video board by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Raceway control tower by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Raceway control tower by Stew Costello, on Flickr Start line crowd by Stew Costello, on Flickr Octan Racing Top Fuel Team by Stew Costello, on Flickr Dodge Top Fuel Team by Stew Costello, on Flickr
  14. I wanted to build a car a la Speed Champions but I didn't want to stress out about adapting an actual car. So I freestyled this 8 wide sports car. Check out my Flickr for more images and MOCs!
  15. ilyabuilder724

    76901 Alternatives

    Its been a while i stopped posting on eurobricks because of lack of time. But i decided to return with a quick overview of what i done with 76901 for the past month and a half. So here are some of my latest alternatives for the set: My 12th alt for 76901 was a Toyota GT86. Instructions: https://reb.li/m/105081 2. 13th alternative for set 76901- an another American Muscle - Dodge Challenger! Instructions:https://reb.li/m/108672 And 14th alt i made - a Mazda Miata MX5 (my fav of this three cause it looks very cute and i think i really got this cuteness of the real thing) Instructions:https://reb.li/m/112197 Now i'm working on my 15th alt for the set and while its not released i would like to hear your thoughts about other models! Thanks for attention!
  16. This model, inspired by the 2020 Lamborghini Sián FKP 37, is the second MOC from my Time Cruisers Contest entry that I updated and made instructions for, available on Rebrickable soon. At first I wanted this model to have opening doors, but after realizing I wasn’t able to fit any minifigures or have the recognizable side air intakes if I did that, I let this desire go. Instead I decided to make the engine as similar looking to the real engine as could be, working with little Lego elements. I hope you like it! Special thanks to Christopher Leslie Stamp’s team and The Lego Company for creating the new Lego Speed Champions line. Special thanks to my fellow Lowlug LUG members for teaching me so much about MOCs and working in Bricklink Studio in such a short time. Special special thanks to Chef_NL/Rob van Leeuwen for saving me heaps of time. Studio crashed during the finalization of the instruction booklet and somehow I lost the original file in the process and got a (seemingly) useless backup file in return. Also special thanks to Barneius, Brickengineeringdude, Bricks, Blocks & Mocs, Legotuner33, I'm a conformist!, _TLG_ and numerous other great MOC designers around the globe for showing me tons of beautiful models, techniques and how to format a MOC entry properly. Thank YOU for watching! Please do not hesitate to comment and post some feedback. Yours, Ravelino why does K33p 0n Br!cking translate to this in EB language?
  17. This model, inspired by famous Lamborghini bestsellers like the Huracán (vendaval is Spanish for gale) and the Aventador SVJ, is the result of several prototypes and hours of hard work on both the model and its instructions. I started the work on this late 2020 in the middle of a certain pandemic and have altered the original quite a bit since.Although it is more of a display piece, the Vendaval is quite sturdy, aside from the rear diffuser which is held in place by a simple bar in hole connection. So long as you don’t grab it by the tail it is very swoosh-able. SPECS:Width:8-wide Speed Champions scale or approx. 210LDU/10,5 studs from mirror tip to mirror tip.Length:390 LDU / 19,5 studs. I shortened the original prototype by a stud to get a more comparable sized open door.Height:108 LDU / 4 bricks and a plate / 13 platesPiece count:311 pcs FEATURES:The car features two poseable scissor doors. Not to be confused with real time opening doors, as the doors are wedged in place when closed by the cheese slope above the intakes.(You can slightly bend the door outwards to pop it open but I recommend removing and replacing the entire door module instead as is shown in the instructions)The 4x2 wedges on the rear can be easily removed to get a nice view of the naturally aspirated V12.And the front interior looks glorious even without removing the windscreen! Of course this can also easily be done to fit two minifigures with short hair or a helmet. (Premium) Instructions for this MOC are available on Rebrickable: https://reb.li/m/113175 Special thanks to Christopher Leslie Stamp’s team and The Lego Company for creating the new Lego Speed Champions line. Special thanks to my fellow Lowlug LUG members for teaching me so much about MOCs in such a short time. Also special thanks to Barneius, Brickengineeringdude, Bricks, Blocks & Mocs, Legotuner33, KMP MOCS, _TLG_ and numerous other great MOC designers around the globe for showing me tons of beautiful models, techniques and how to format a MOC entry properly. Thank YOU for watching and before I forget: Have some bricking fun! My LUG: LEGO user group of the Lowlands https://www.lowlug.com Instagram: @ravelinodamonarq instagram.com/ravelinodamonarq/ Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/142512251@N08/ Youtube: Clips & Tiles https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxp04jnxX8W_Y-LlZlrongw
  18. Marcin Majkowski

    [MOC] [MOD] BMW M1 Procar - 76908 b-model

    I remember a time when 8 studs of vehicle width for minifigs meant that someone built a truck or something that big. Several years ago, this "scale" was not very popular, because of the small selection of tires and windows, although I made a few 8s wide models myself, such as the BMW E24 or the Polonez Coupe. Nevertheless, they were definitely not for figs. Lego once again confirmed its very loose approach to scale by creating the Speed Champions line. Despite the promising start in the form of 6s cars, the series unexpectedly turned into a rash of stickers with strange windows and forcibly added minifigs. When the announcement of the Lamborghini Countach model appeared, for a moment I was fooled that I may still like this series. On the one hand, these models have a lot of charm, they look nice on the shelf, but on the other hand, this huge amount of stickers is a nightmare. It made me think if it is possible to do something sensible by resigning from decals and a minifig. The BMW M1 may not be as iconic as the Countach or Testarossa, but it has its undeniable charm. The silhouette is very similar to the Lambo, so it was immediately chosen this model to build from the 76908 set. As it happens in this game, there was a festival of compromises. Rebuilding with just one set is a big challenge. Both cars are supposed to be the same size, but with about 2/3 of the model I used almost all the white bricks. I started slimming, which had a heavy impact on the rear of the vehicle, but I am quite happy with the final result. This is how the B model of the 76908 set, i.e. the BMW M1 Procar version, was created. Technical info Rebuild of the set 76908 Speed Champions Lamborghini Countach Model: BMW M1 Procar Parts: 221 - also used extra parts Height: 5.5 studs (4 bricks and 2 plates) Width: 8 studs (9 studs with mirrors and fenders) Lenght: 18.5 studs Instruction: 67 steps on 55 pages. Flickr Instagram Rebrickable
  19. Lotus isn't the only new British car brand to join the Speed Champions theme this year. We also get a dual car pack from Aston Martin, with another set said to come out in August. While it's not the first Aston Martin set LEGO has released, it is the first minifigure-scale one. Despite only have 28 more parts than the Mercedes double pack, this set costs a whole $10 more in the US. Is it worth the price or should you stick with some of the other sets? Read on to find out! Set Number: 76910 Name: Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro and Aston Martin Vantage GT3 Theme: Speed Champions Year of Release: 2022 Ages: 8+ Pieces: 592 Price: £34.99 / $39.99 / 39.99€ Online Shop description: The Box The front of the box shows the two Aston Martins racing each other down a straight race track. I'm not familiar enough with race tracks to know which one it is supposed to be, if any, so if you recognize it, let me know in the comments. The back depicts a similar scene with the two cars driving off into the sunset together. How romantic! There are also close-ups of their noses as well as reference images of each car. Like on the Mercedes set, the top of the box has various translations of the set's name (which is giving the Mercedes set a run for its money in terms of length), although they're a bit more justified here since they actually use the word "and" instead of an ampersand on this one for some reason. The "official licensed product" mark from Aston Martin is printed on the box for this one instead of being a holographic sticker like on the other sets. There's not much to say about the bottom and the other side. Contents Inside the box there are two instruction booklets, two sticker sheets, and four numbered bags. One odd thing about this is that the little baggie with the hubcaps is inside one of the large numbered bags rather than separate like in the other sets. Another is that the numbers on the bags are all printed at random heights. I wonder why. Instructions The instructions are very "explosive" as we get more star explosions and sticker bombs. They are relatively easy to read, although the gray tones are still a bit hard to distinguish sometimes. Notable Parts This set comes with more of the new style of wheels and hubcaps in black, although after all these sets they are not that rare anymore. We get two printed windscreens in this set and one of them is even a new mold! The Valkyrie's windscreen is 6x7 studs and basically a longer version of windscreen 18973 with sloped sides which should become a useful part in the future. Other printed parts include a 1x2 plate with an Aston Martin logo printed on the side, 2x2 round tiles with dark silver rims, and the headlights. The headlight wedges come in two new colors, dark gray and lime green. Not only that, but we also finally get an unprinted pair of them in lime green, making this the only set so far to feature them without prints. There are also several parts in interesting new and rare colors including 1x2 plates with horizontal clip and 1x1 plates with horizontal tooth in translucent colors or a propeller blade in red. Minifigs This set comes with 2 minifigs as expected. The Vantage GT3 is driven by a nerdy guy with spikey brown hair while the Valkyrie is driven by what looks like Nya from Ninjago with dyed dark brown hair. They both have new Aston Martin AMR racing suits with the same print in different color schemes that continue onto their legs. Their design is similar to the one you can buy from Aston Martin's website for the "low" price of £4,385.59. Interestingly, each of their suits has the color scheme of the other driver's car, which is kind of sweet when you think about it. I'm totally 'shipping these two. Sorry, Jay. Both of them have the same kind of back printing too. What's a bit disappointing about these torsos is that the "Aston Martin" writing under the logo is not very well defined and quite hard to read, especially on Nya where it just looks like two solid lines. The torsos in the previous set had a lot more legible writing for the most part, so why not these? The Build The build of the Valkyrie AMR Pro is very unique. Like the Formula 1 car from the last set, it uses the Speed Champions wheel bearings part as the base, two of them even. The shaping of the front and back are also very different from any other car. The Vantage GT3's build is a bit more standard, using the usual car base and similar shaping to that of other cars like the Evija and Project One, although there are some interesting SNOT techniques used in the tail section. Spare Parts The extra parts consist of the usual small bits and the 5-spoke hubcaps that you can use to customize the Vantage. Nothing exciting. The Complete Set Here are the two finished Astone Martins. The Valkyrie AMR Pro looks quite bizarre and almost more like a spaceship than a car. The Vantage GT3 looks similar to other Speed Champions cars of the 8-wide era and seems almost boring next to the wild Valkyrie, but I love its color scheme. Lime green is my favorite color, so it's great to see a set with not just one, but two cars that use this color. Both give the impression of a powerful, modern sports car. Why don't we ever see James Bond drive an Aston Martin like these? The Valkyrie AMR Pro seems to be based on an early concept art (which you can see below) with the larger headlights and wavy spoiler, but uses the color scheme of the car that Aston Martin actually ended up producing. I think the designers recreated the unusual shape of this concept car about as well as they could. The Vantage GT3 is pretty spot-on at first glance when compared to the real car. I really like how they created the lime outline around the Vantage's grill using brackets and fangs, although the studs that are left exposed under the bumper are a bit unsightly. The use of car doors to represent the two thin walls in the grill of the Valkyrie is clever as well. It's a bit sad, though, how these parts which were very common in the 80's and 90's are rarely used as actual car doors anymore. The designers recreated the wavy spoiler of the Valkyrie nicely using curved slopes and boat studs. I also really like how they did the taillights on the Vantage the way they are sticking out by half a plate and are topped off by a sideways panel and upside down cheese slopes, although the trans-black 1x2 plates that they used to hold those cheese slopes in place look odd and shouldn't be there. The Valkyrie looks very cool and aerodynamic from the side. It has a neat fin in the back like the Mercedes-AMG ONE from the last review which happens to be one of the Valkyrie's main competitors. Perhaps it's not a coincidence both of these concept cars appear in the same wave. The Vantage on the other hand looks more angular than it should and I don't like that half-plate gap that is left between the front bumper and fenders. As you can see in this top view, the Valkyrie is a whole 3 studs longer than the Vantage and other Speed Champions cars like it. Its long spearhead shape and the angled gaps behind the front wheels have been recreated quite well. The printing of the windscreens on both of them is quite good as well, so they don't look out of place. While I like the use of a propeller blade for the Valkyrie's fin, I wish they would have filled in the gaps next to the blade like they did on the Project One. Both car interiors can be accessed by removing the windscreen and look pretty decent. However, the light gray parts on the Vantage and the Technic connector that holds the fin on the Valkyrie look out of place, and the steering wheel of the Vantage is off-center. The stickers on the center consoles add some nice detail though. Ratings Design: 8/10 The Valkyrie looks very cool and unique while the Vantage is a bit boxy and generic. Build: 6/10 Starts out very interesting with the unusual build of the Valkyrie, but becomes more and more standard with the Vantage. Playability: 7/10 You can seat the minifigs, customize the rims, and race them against each other. Figures: 8/10 Despite the usual generic heads, both figs have nicely printed new torsos and legs. Parts: 9/10 Several new and rare parts, including new prints, unprinted new wedges, and a new windscreen mold. Price: 8/10 While it's not as good of a value as the other double pack in the US, it's still good price for 592 parts. Overall: 8/10 This one is a bit of a mixed bag. While the Valkyrie is a very cool and different addition to the theme, the set is bogged down a bit by the Vantage which is kind of just okay. However, the detailed, exclusive racing suits, the new/rare parts, and the very reasonable price still make this a good buy. It may not be the best Speed Champions set, but you definitely won't regret getting it. Thanks for reading and thanks to TLG for sending me this set for review. What do you think of the set? Let me know in the comments and in the poll above. The set will release on March 1, 2022: https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/aston-martin-valkyrie-amr-pro-and-aston-martin-vantage-gt3-76910 By the way, did you know that the Valkyrie is the product of a collaboration between Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing? Speed Champions March 2022 Wave: Final Thoughts Overall, I think this is a very strong wave! Speed Champions just keeps getting better and better and they really took it up a notch with this batch. Aside from some printing issues and minor design flaws, these are all very good and accurate looking. I'm hard-pressed to even pick a favorite (although it's probably not the Lambo). LEGO is clearly trying to compete with the die cast market, and for the most part I think they are getting pretty close to that level of detail. The only downside to these for me is the lack of any scenery or extra builds that were so common in Speed Champions' early years. Those always added a lot more playability to the sets, but with the cars taking up more and more parts now, I'm afraid we won't see something like an entire Formula One pit again any time soon. I guess we can't have everything. Still, these are great sets and I recommend you go and pick some up. I hope you enjoyed this review series. See ya, and drive safe.
  20. _TLG_

    [MOC] Porsche 906

    Hello Porsche and Speed Champions fans, Porsche 906 aka Carrera 6 is a street-legal racing car from Porsche. It was announced in January 1966 and 50 examples were subsequently produced, thus meeting the homologation requirements of the FIA's new Group 4 Sports Car category to the number. The type would also compete in modified form in the Group 6 Sports Prototype class. For the year of the car's debut in 1966, it achieved numerous victories. The main inspiration came from a plastic toy car which I received as a child. Building instructions are available on the following links: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-106735/_TLG_/porsche-906 It is a studless build in the new, 8 studs wide Speed Champions style. I wanted to create a sleek model which is as accurate as possible in this small scale. I prefer the brick built solutions to keep the flexibility of the used parts in further builds, and therefore only a standard vehicle registration plate sticker is used. My intent was to keep the width-length-height ratio of the real car and this size makes it possible. The model contains lots of details: for example the emblematic front, the side view mirrors, the side air intakes etc. . Maybe the most challenging one was the iconic headlight, lots of solutions were tested before the final one. I tried to fill every unnecessary gaps and therefore some tricky build techniques are used. The model has space for one minifigure. I suggest to use a helmet or small hair. Thanks for visiting, _TLG_ Porsche 906 - Instructions 1 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 2 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 3 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 4 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 5 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 6 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 7 by László Torma, on Flickr Porsche 906 - Instructions 8 by László Torma, on Flickr
  21. Oky

    REVIEW: 76907 Lotus Evija

    This year, LEGO has added British car manufacturer Lotus to its roster of car brand licenses! The first car we get from this brand is the Evija, Lotus' first electric sports car. It's good to see TLG highlighting more eco-friendly vehicles such as this considering the state of the environment right now. It's quite ironic that they are doing so in a plastic toy, but the sentiment is still appreciated. Is this newcomer a worthy addition to the theme or will it be left in the dust by the other car brands? Buckle up and let's find out! Set Number: 76907 Name: Lotus Evija Theme: Speed Champions Year of Release: 2022 Ages: 8+ Pieces: 247 Price: £17.99 / $19.99 / 19.99€ Online Shop description: The Box The box art on the front of the box shows the Evija driving away from the Goodwood House, an estate in England that serves as the venue for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. I can't think of a more fitting scene for a British Speed Champions car, so kudos to the box designer for this neat detail! The back shows a lovely rear view of the car driving down a country road during fall (or should I say autumn?). There is also a close-up of one of the headlights and some concept art of the Evija that this set is based on. The top, the bottom, and the sides of the box are similar to those on the Ferrari 512's box, so there is not much more to say about it. I'm not gonna deeplink all the pictures every time to avoid repetition and save time. These sets are all about speed after all! Contents Inside the box there are two numbered bags, a small bag with wheel covers, a loose car base, a sticker sheet, and one instruction booklet. Instructions Despite all the dark colored parts, the instructions are fairly easy to read. Like all instructions this year, they have the gray progress bar at the bottom and an explosion of stars at the end of the build of the minifig and the car. I'm beginning to wonder if LEGO hired Michael Bay to direct the instructions for this year. Notable Parts You may have wondered why they showed a close-up of a headlight on the back of the box. The reason for that is likely because not only are the headlights printed, but they are on a brand new mold! This wave of Speed Champions introduces 2x3x1 wedges which in this set come in dark green. The fact that the headlights are printed is both good and bad since it means that you don't have to apply more stickers, but it also means that it makes these cool new parts less versatile. The windscreens are also printed and the hexagonal windscreen that serves as the rear window comes in trans-black for only the second time. We get several parts in dark green for the first time here such as a snowboard, tall fenders, 3x4 wedges, 1x2 brackets, triangle tiles, as well as 1x2 tiles which haven't been seen in dark green since the Clone Turbo Tank in 2005/2006 and a Creator crocodile in 2010! There are other parts in rare colors like a 1x3 jumper plate and Mixel joint sockets in dark gray. The latter has appeared in several sets before, but compared to the hundreds of sets where it comes light gray, it's relatively uncommon. I really don't understand why they don't make these joints in more colors. The wheels and hubcaps in this set are also rare as they are the new style that was introduced last year with the tire molded onto the wheel and 9 spokes on the hubcaps. Both are pearl dark gray which is a color they only appeared in two other sets in. Minifigs As usual, there is one driver minifig included in the set. I like to call him Bob since he remind me of fellow EB reviewer @Bob De Quatre. Bob sports an excellent new Lotus-branded racing suit. It is very nicely detailed with a Lotus logo on the chest and a silver spiderweb pattern going down all the way to his legs and onto his back. I did a Google search, but I couldn't find a suit that looks quite like it, so I'm not sure if it is based on any real suit. If you know if it is, let me know in the comments. It's a bit of a shame the helmet isn't dark green as well, but the black still fits with the Lotus color scheme. The head and hair are as generic as all Speed Champions heads, but that's more excusable here than in the Ferrari since this set isn't based on one particular car driven by a specific person. He comes with a wrench to help him change out the hubcaps if so desired. The Build The build of the Evija is a bit more standard than that of the Ferrari as it uses the usual Speed Champions car base, but that doesn't mean it's boring. In the contrary, the tail section especially has a lot of sideways and even upside down building techniques. The use of the snowboard as the spoiler is pretty clever, although Bob seems to prefer using it as an actual snowboard. Spare Parts At the end of the build, you are left with the usual small bits, plus the extra set of 5-spoke hubcaps. The Complete Set The finished hypercar looks great with its dark green and yellow color scheme and expertly shaped body. I couldn't find the concept art with the green and yellow paint job that the designers were using as reference, so here is a yellow Evija for comparison. The car has a lot of curves and organic shapes and the designers did a reasonably good job of recreating them with bricks. The new headlight wedges look great on the front of the car. The upside down bumper with the little 1x2 gap is also pretty cool. The Lotus Evija has very unique taillights which are basically two giant holes in the back of the car with glowing outlines. Here is a reference image of the rear of the car with the spoiler retracted. Huge props to the designers for taking on the ambitious task of trying to recreate such an organic shape using bricks instead of just using stickers. The result doesn't look quite accurate as the lights have a much more angular shape and don't go all the way around the holes which are represented by a dark gap, but I think it's about as good as they could make it and it exhibits some excellent shaping techniques. I love me a well-shaped rear. A car rear, I mean. Get your head out of the gutter! The large air intakes on the doors of the Evija are recreated nicely using a variety of wedges and tiles. While the use of the snowboard as the spoiler is NPU, having it upside down exposes the rough underside of the snowboard which doesn't look very good in my opinion. The exposed studs above the mudguards also ruin the the smooth look of the car a bit. Also, the dark green 1x2 tiles are a slightly darker shade of green than the other parts which is disappointing. Maybe that's why they haven't made that piece in this color in over a decade. On a brighter note, while the stickers were a pain to apply, the dynamic lines that they add to the top of the car look undeniably great. You can seat the minifig inside by removing the windscreen. Bob can fit comfortably into the car and a sticker on the center console adds some nicely detailed button designs. Ratings Design: 8/10 A cool-looking and reasonably close recreation of an ambitious vehicle design with some great shaping. Only the spoiler and exposed studs make it look a bit rough. Build: 8/10 The build starts out basic, but ends up having lots of interesting techniques. Playability: 5/10 You can roll the car around and seat the minifig inside. Figures: 8/10 A great new Lotus racing suit, but with the usual generic head. Parts: 8/10 New wedge molds and several new and rare recolors, plus plenty of dark green! The color inconsistency on the latter is disappointing though. Price: 9/10 Not as good of a value as the Ferrari, but 247 parts for 20 bucks is still a good deal! Overall: 8/10 It is quickly becoming clear to me that the Speed Champions sets are not to be underestimated when it comes to the build. I never would have thought that an official set of a complexly shaped car such as the Evija would turn out looking this good at such a small scale! If you want to experience the advanced building techniques of the large 18+ sets in an affordable $20 set, this is one to pick up. Thanks for reading and thanks to TLG for sending me this set for review. What do you think of the set? Let me know in the comments and in the poll above. The set will release on March 1, 2022: https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/lotus-evija-76907 In my next Speed Champions review, we're going back to the groovy 70's again!
  22. This is my E30 M3 moc. https://trello.com/e30-m3-moc I can't figure out how to do flicker imbeds, so I decided to use Trello to show my images. This moc is one of my favorites, I spent many days working on various solutions for each part of the model. I took inspiration from other talented builders like NardVerBong Car mocs for the front-end design. The rest, however, is entirely my work. Usually, I keep my mocs to myself and do not create instructions for them, but if there is enough interest, I would be delighted to upload some instructions to rebrickable. Please Let me know what you think!
  23. Today we’re going back to the 1970’s to take a look at another Italian classic from that era, the Lamborghini Countach! It’s best known for featuring in the 1981 movie Cannonball Run. The car in the movie was black and modified for the US market, so some might be disappointed that the LEGO version is the original version in white, although considering how terribly sexist, racist, and just plain boring the movie was, perhaps it’s for the better. So, did TLG recreate this iconic vehicle as well as the last two cars we reviewed? Let’s find out! Set Number: 76908 Name: Lamborghini Countach Theme: Speed Champions Year of Release: 2022 Ages: 8+ Pieces: 262 Price: £17.99 / $19.99 / 19.99€ Online Shop description: The Box The front of the box depicts the Countach speeding down the riverside across from the Castel Sant'Angelo. It's a lovely scene, but I fail to see the connection between the Lamborghini and the Mausoleum of Hadrian other than that it is located in Italy, home of Lamborghini. If anyone knows why they chose this particular location, let me know in the comments. The back has images of both the real and Lego Countach parked on the streets of Italy, looking sexy as heck. The top, the bottom, and the sides of the box are similar to those on the other sets I reviewed, except that one side has a sticker of authenticity from Lamborghini Contents Inside the box there are one instruction booklet, a sticker sheet, and two numbered bags, one with a white stripe and one without. I could never figure out the logic behind which bags get the stripe and which don't, or what the point of it even is. If you know, please enlighten me in the comments. Instructions The instructions are easy to read and feature the gray progress bar at the bottom like in the other instructions. The illustrations of all the black, white, and red parts provide a nice contrast. Notable Parts Like the Evija, this set comes with the new style of wheels with the fixed tire, although in this set they are black, and instead of molded hubcaps, it comes with printed 2x2 tiles to cover them. While a new mold for the hubcaps would have been nice, the prints look good and do the job just fine. The windshield is printed too as always, but there is something off about this one. Let's discuss that later. There are also some parts in rare colors such as a 1x3 jumper plate in red and 2x4 wedge plates in white, but not much else of note. Minifigs The minifig included as the driver for the Countach has yet another generic head with stubble and the same hairpiece as Bob from the Evija, except in dark brown. And like Bob, he comes with a plain black helmet and a wrench. The only thing of note about this guy is his Lamborghini branded jacket. This torso is different and a bit more detailed than the one(s) included in set #76899 as it features a silver zipper, dark blue wrinkles, pockets and a thicker collar. Unfortunately, his pants don't have any printing like those of the drivers in the previous two sets, although their dark blue color matches the wrinkles on his jacket nicely. Now that's the face of someone who is lucky enough to own such a legendary sports car! Lambo Guy is the only minifig in this entire wave to feature a double-sided head. The back of his jacket is printed too, although my copy has a small scratch on it unfortunately. The Build Like with the Evija, the build starts out on the standard Speed Champions car base, but uses some interesting techniques for the shaping of the front and back of the car. The curved slopes in the back are attached at an angle by sticking a dark gray nipple tile into a Technic connector and lowering that into the car. Very unique. The front bumper is attached by sticking it onto two small bars similar to the taillights on the Ferrari 512 M. Note the headlight stickers which are facing up and are later covered by the hood. Spare Parts The leftovers are the usual small bits. Some standouts are a round plate with handle in black (which I forgot to mention among the parts in rare colors), an unprinted gray microphone, and one of the dark gray nipple tiles. It's good to get an extra of those because as my weird uncle always says, you can never have too many nipples. (He doesn't get invited to family gatherings very often.) The Complete Set Once you attach the spoiler, hood, windscreen, and tires, the Lambo is finished! The overall shaping of it looks great and aside from the six studs on the roof, it is studless and smooth. However, there is something off about the look. Can you tell what it is? Comparing it to the real Countach, the designers did a great job recreating the iconic shape of this Italian speed machine. One of the coolest design features of the set are the headlights. The orange that you see is actually a reflection from the sticker below which is a very clever way of recreating the slim turn signal lights of the Countach. The Lamborghini Countach has a very uniquely shaped rear and the designers captured that iconic angular look excellently with angled curved slopes hugging the trans-red cones that represent the taillights. The "lamborghini countach" sticker adds the finishing touch. The dark recesses where the door handles are located on the Countach are recreated nicely by leaving a gap over a curved slope. It's a shame the doors don't open like the iconic scissor doors on the real Countach. According to this interview on New Elementary, the designers did try to incorporate opening doors, but had to abandon the idea since they couldn't find a good way to execute it and because none of the other Speed Champions sets have opening doors which is fair enough. Unfortunately, this is where we have to start talking about the negatives of the set. You may have already noticed what one of the main issues of the set is from previous pictures, but it is unmissable when looking at a top-down view of the car: The white printing on the windshield is far too dark, making it look more like light gray and stick out like a sore thumb. It really ruins the clean white look of the car, and judging by other reviews of the set, my copy isn't the only one that has this issue. Very disappointing. To seat the minifig inside, you have to remove the ugly windscreen. The interior feels a bit tight, the steering wheel is off-center, and the only nice detail is the use of a microphone as the shift stick. Not very impressive. Oops! Looks like Lambo Guy had a little fender bender. Another big issue of the set is stability. All of these angled sections look great, but due to the fact that most of them are only attached by one or two bars, they get easily misaligned during play or when you just pick up the car which is not ideal if you're buying this for a child. I have a hard time keeping the air intakes in the back to sitting on the car without a gap showing underneath. Ratings Design: 7/10 The car looks very cool and recognizable, and the reflected headlights are very creative, but the design is a bit unstable in parts. Build: 8/10 Some interesting angling techniques on a standard base. Playability: 4/10 The unstable design makes this better for display than play. Figures: 6/10 A nice new Lambo jacket, but otherwise a very generic fig. Parts: 4/10 No new parts and not many rare colors. Poor windscreen printing ruins what is an otherwise great looking design. Price: 9/10 Again, not as good as the Ferrari, but better than the Evija. Overall: 6/10 Sadly, this one was a bit of a letdown for me. The first two cars in this wave were great and this one looked to be just as good from the official images, but it doesn't look or feel so good in person. While the design is still pretty good, the poorly printed windscreen ruins the look and the easily misaligned angled sections make you not want to touch it. That along with the lack of interesting parts or minifigs makes this one set you can skip. Thanks for reading and thanks to TLG for sending me this set for review. What do you think of the set? Let me know in the comments and in the poll above. The set will release on March 1, 2022: https://www.lego.com/en-us/product/lamborghini-countach-76908 In my next Speed Champions review, we are going to the Formula 1 race track!
  24. What do you think will be coming out of the Speed Champions series in 2021? Personally, I think there is a chance for something from IMSA. There may be such sets: Corvette C7.R (small set) Koenigsegg Jesco (small set) Porsche Taycan (small set) Toyota Ts050 Hybrid (double set) Aston Martin Vulcan or Vantage GTE (double set) And maybe something else with hypercar because of the WEC season 2020/2021
  25. _TLG_

    [MOC] Ferrari F40

    Hello Ferrari and Speed Champions fans, the Ferrari F40 (tipo F120) is a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car engineered by Nicola Materazzi with styling by Pininfarina. It was built from 1987 to 1992, with the LM and GTE race car versions continuing production until 1994 and 1996 respectively. As the successor to the 288 GTO (also engineered by Materazzi), it was designed to celebrate Ferrari's 40th anniversary and was the last Ferrari automobile personally approved by Enzo Ferrari. At the time it was Ferrari's fastest, most powerful, and most expensive car for sale. Building instructions are available on the following links: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-99799/_TLG_/ferrari-f40 https://www.mocsmarket.com/lego-mocs/ferrari-f40-building-instructions/ It is a studless build in the new, 8 studs wide Speed Champions style. I wanted to create a sleek model which is as accurate as possible in this small scale. I prefer the brick built solutions to keep the flexibility of the used parts in further builds, and therefore only Ferrari logo stickers are used. (If you preferred a better shaping instead of a real rear side grill, then 2pcs of parts 61409 could replaced by 2pcs of tiles and some additional stickers, see the picture 3.) My intent was to keep the width-length-height ratio of the real car and this size makes it possible. The model contains lots of details: for example the emblematic front, hood , side and rear intakes, the narrow black line on the front and sides, the front turn signals, the side view mirrors etc... Maybe the most challenging one was the iconic rear side with the vehicle registration plate and the rear spoiler, here there is a half stud offset. I tried to fill every unnecessary gaps and therefore some tricky build techniques are used. The model has space for one minifigure. I suggest to use small or middle sized hair. Thanks for visiting, _TLG_ Ferrari F40 - instructions 1 by László Torma, on Flickr Ferrari F40 - instructions 2 by László Torma, on Flickr Ferrari F40 - instructions 3 by László Torma, on Flickr Ferrari F40 - instructions 4 by László Torma, on Flickr Ferrari F40 - instructions 5 by László Torma, on Flickr Ferrari F40 - instructions 6 by László Torma, on Flickr Ferrari F40 - instructions 7 by László Torma, on Flickr Ferrari F40 - instructions 8 by László Torma, on Flickr Ferrari F40 - instructions 9 by László Torma, on Flickr