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Recently found out about Speed Champions, so I downloaded Stud.io and overhauled my old Superbird with new parts, build techniques and improved proportions. Superbird by Henchmen4Hire, on Flickr The pics show the major beats; doors and trunk open, there's space for a brickbuilt engine, adjustable steering wheel, door handle/keyhole/speakers detail, etc. And yes, a minfigure figure will fit, there's even room in the backseat for 1 more. I think I spent over half the time just working on the rear. Specifically, I wanted to recess the tail lights and add the little raised black section between them, as well as work in a 180 SNOT flip so I could attach exhaust pipes to the bottom. Damn, that thing was complicated, but I managed to get everything connected (and hopefully kept it sturdy). Building for real may be a test of patience and dexterity. lol Odd Connections •I saw those axle pieces and really liked them, but they don't mesh with the Speed Champions wheels. So, the wheels connect to the axles with a bar, you'll have to snip one to size. If you use rigid hoses instead, I think you would get a suspension and steering effect since the tires will have some "give". •I wanted to recreate the steering column from a Roadrunner/Satellite, which meant I had to work in the gear shifter and blinker lever. My usual brute force building habits weren't working so I had to get more creative! To create that assembly, you need a bar running through it all, snipped to size. •The rear is ridiculous, there are headlight bricks in all directions, 4-stud snot bricks, clip tiles with a bar for support, jumpers, inverted brackets, cripes! Working out the minute offsets was a nightmare. •Really happy with the nose, it's easily removable via pins so technically I could pull it off and build a standard Roadrunner nose/face. I managed to create natural attachment points for the black wedges, something I failed to do in the old model. Some headlight bricks and 1x1 light clip plates (thick version this time) get the job done, it was just a matter of getting all the pieces oriented properly. Questions, comments, hatemail welcome. Alright, that's enough, now more pics: Superbird 2 by Henchmen4Hire, on Flickr Superbird 3 by Henchmen4Hire, on Flickr
MOOOPAAARRRRRR! Satisfying my muscle car itch. Needs a few little tweaks, nothing a little colored electrical tape won't fix ;) Final Version -Interchangeable engines, see 4th and 7th posts -Doors and trunk can open -Minifig scale (8 wide) -Will attach those floating bits somehow More pics: Alternate Colors: