Category Archives: 1.1. 4-Wide Cars

Peugeot 205 Turbo16 Evo2 (4-Wide)

A 4-wide model of the 1980s Group B Rally monster.

When I built my 4-wide Audi sport quattro S1 some years ago I knew that one day I would build this one, too. A sketch model has been on my shelf for quite a while, but now I’ve finally found time to finish it, take some decent pictures and write some lines.

The basic design is similar to the S1 with 4-wide wheel arches and a slimmer middle section. I used SNOT brackets and cheese wedges for the rear wheel arches to get the wide body look of the 205 Turbo16. The 2x2x2/3 curved slopes worked well for the unique rear wing of the Evo2. The colour scheme needed some yellow accents to be distinguished from BMW and Martini racing stripes.

That’s really a big exhaust pipe! It was big (maybe not that much) and it could spit fire!

Just like the original:
You can take off the front and rear section of the car’s body for repairs.

This is my 4-wide Lego model of the Group B Rally Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Evo2.
I hope you like it :-))

Bonus picture #1 – “The rivals”:
Peugeot 205 Turbo16 Evo2 meets Audi sport quattro S1

Bonus picture #2 – “When Walter met Michèle”:
A Drag Race would have been cool, wouldn’t it?

 

 

Lotus Seven (4-Wide)

My 4-wide version of one of the most minimalist roadsters ever built, the Lotus Seven

The Lotus seven was such a simple car: Four wheels, an engine, a cigar shaped body which just covered the chassis, two seats and a steering wheel. The result was a very light car which didn’t need a big engine to have fun, fun and more fun (when the weather was fine).

The inspiration for this model was the big Lego Ideas model of the Caterham Super Seven (21307). I wanted to build my own 4-wide version quite for a while, but I had no idea for the mudguards. I wanted to use the smallest ones which made the original car look almost like an open wheeler. After all, the solution was simple: I had to use really old parts – the mudguards from the first 2- and 4-wide Lego cars from the late 1970s / early 1980s. I was lucky to find some in my old Lego boxes in the basement.

The yellow of the Ideas model wasn’t my favourite colour at all. I’d loved to make a dark green one, but the mudguards didn’t exist in that color. So black was my favourite among the available colours.

The rest of the car is mainly a (more or less) 2-wide cigar shaped body with some chrome parts, a simple interior and two white side pipes:

So this is it, my 4 wide Lego Lotus Super Seven.
I hope you like it :-))

Lotus Seven (4-Wide)
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Porsche 911 GT3 hybrid (4-Wide)

My 4-wide version of the iconic Porsche 911 GT3 (997) hybrid.

It has been a while that I haven’t posted a 4-wide car. The reason wasn’t that I didn’t build them anymore. I was just busy with other projects and forgot to take decent pictures of the 4-wides I had built.

When the 75912 Speed Champions set with the 911 GT3 hybrid was launched I knew I had to build my 4-wide version of it, too. Then Malte Dorowski posted his pictures of his two versions in different scales (next to the SC model) and they gave me the final kick to start building.

That was more ore less two years ago, so you see that this one has been waiting on the shelf quite for a while…

The base is my 4-wide 911. Only the “paint job” and the rear end are new for the GT3 hybrid, but I really like the result:

Rear view: The new rear end with the big wing and the diffusor.

So this is my 4-wide Lego Porsche 911 (997) GT3 hybrid.
I hope you like it :-))

Porsche 911 GT3 hybrid (4-Wide)
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MOCpages Backup: Lamborghini Countach LP400 V2.0 (4-Wide)

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Lamborghini Countach LP400 V2.0 (4-Wide)

Almost completely new: The 4-wide version of my favourite super car, the Lamborghini Countach LP400

I’ve built the Coutach quite some time ago. Last week I was looking at photos of a real Countach and comparing it to my Lego version I realized that the proportions didn’t really match. The Countach was recognizable, but looked a little strange. So I started to redesign it with LDD. This is the result:

The new side view. The complete roof section is 1 plate flatter and 1 stud shorter, now. I also came back to the rims with smaller diameter and thicker tyres which are closer to the original. Credits again to Rhys for the air intakes on the side panel.

The new front: A slope for the front hood, new wheel arches and a more pointed “nose”. A 2x4x1 slope has replaced the two 1x4x1 slopes after taking the pictures (I just couldn’t wait longer for the Bricklink order…)

The new rear end: Everything one plate flatter.

Some more pictures…

And a look around on the platform:




 

Bonus photos:

Compared to the old version in the bottle. There’s quite a difference.

And compared to the “original”, a 1/43 scale model.

So this is my new 4-wide Lego Lamborghini Countach LP400. I hope you like it as much as I do :-))

MOCpages Backup: Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder (4-Wide)

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My 4-wide version of the iconic Ferrari 365 GTS/4 “Daytona Spyder” in “Miami Vice Black”

Inspired by my “brick buddy” Marcus (aka ER0L) and his wonderful 6-wide Daytona Spyder on Flickr I decided to build my own 4-wide 365 GTS/4.

I had a good base to start with, my 365 GTB/4 from last year. In LDD I “cut off” the roof section and added an interior, side panels and a 3-wide window frame.

As I still wasn’t 100% satisfied with the rear end I tried some different designs and ended up with an upside down version. There are already quite a few cars with upside down rear ends, so the idea isn’t new. I’m not even sure if this combination of parts has already been used on a 4-wide… Anyway, I’m quite satisfied with the result :-))

OK, time for some photos:

Credits to Starscream Soundwave and TheLegoNowItAll for the air intakes on the hood.

Still no place for more than 2 tail lights on the rear end…

Meet the GTB:

A little mod on the front: Now with “grill tiles” for the grill. I also put the new rear end on the GTB (I’m still waiting for the red SNOT brackets…) and moved the roof section half a stud to the front.

“Oh no, we’ve wrecked it, Tubbs!”
“No problem Crocket, we’ll take this one instead.” :-))

Oh, a Cobra
Wanna race? :-))

So this is my 4-wide LEGO Ferrari 365 GTS/4 Daytona Spyder in “Miami Vice Black”.
I hope you like it as much as I do :-))

MOCpages Backup: Porsche 959 (4-Wide)

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Porsche 959 (4-Wide)

My 4-wide version of Porsche’s Group B Beast, the 959.

What happens if you give anabolic steroides to a Porsche 911? You get a 959! 4-wheel drive, 6-speed gearbox, the first engine with a sequential twin-turbo and an amazing “bodykit” combined with the classic design of the 911.

The 959 was first built as a Group B Rally car and finished 1st and 2nd in the 1986 Paris-Dakar Rally. The street version was the world fastest production car when it hit the streets (Vmax = 195 mph / 317 kph). It was first beaten by the Ferrari F40.

I wanted to build the 959 quite for a while, but I have to admit that Loek Marcus was faster. He was the first buider I know who made a 4-wide 959. But it was Tom’s (DeTomaso Pantera’s) “fault” that I really started building this one. He wrote a comment for my latest 911 that mentioned the 959.

I started with the 911 and tried to combine it with some details from my Audi Sport quattro S1. It became quite difficult to combine the “3-wide” center section of the S1 with the side panels of the 911. There was always a “half plate offset” in the way. But I finally found a solution.

Enough words, time for the photos:

The rear end with the big wing:
This design was only possible with the new 1×2 “half bows”

The “spy” shot:

Back to 1989:
Accolade presents…
The Duel – Test Drive II

(If that doesn’t mean anything to you, take a look here)

F40 vs. 959
3, 2, 1 … Go! 🙂

The beauty and the beast … But which one is which? ;-))

My 4-wide Porsche family:
911, 914, 550 spyder and 959.

So this is my 4-wide LEGO Porsche 959.
I hope you like it. :-))

MOCpages Backup: Porsche 911, Model 964, V1.2 / V1.3 (4-Wide)

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V1.2 and V1.3 of my 4-wide Porsche 911, model 964, including a new front and a new roof line.

Time for a new version of this German classic sports car.

Even after my V1.1 I still wasn’t 100% satisfied with the iconic shape of the classic Porsche 911. The sillhoutte was too long, especially the roof section and the front.

So I tried some more designs and this is the result (for now) ;-))

This model really was waiting for the white 1×4 bow… I mainly bought 31006 for these parts and the 1×2 “grill wedges”


Here you can see the evolution of my 4-wide 911: V1.0, V1.1 and V1.2 (top 1st).

No changes on the rear end

I love this view. It looks so 911 on this one ;-))

Another rear side view.

And again: The new profile.

So this is V1.2 of my 4-wide LEGO Porsche 911, Model 964. I hope you like it :-))

Update March 28, 2013: V1.3
With V1.2 posted a few days ago I had an idea for a new rear end.
As the change isn’t really big I decided to update this page instead of posting a new one. So this is it:
A new SNOTty rear bumper with a “half plate offset”.

Side view:
New SNOT side panels to match the height of the front and rear bumper.

So this is V1.3 of my 4-wide LEGO Porsche 911, Model 964. I hope you like this one, too :-))

And last, but not least, for my fellow LEGO purists:

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DECLARATION OF PURITY

Foreign parts: No
Cut flextube or pneumatic hose: No
Other cut or modified parts: No
Custom chrome: No
Custom stickers or decals: No
Cut Lego stickers: No
Paint: No
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MOCpages Backup: VW T1 Renntransporter “Rennstall Bunker” (4-Wide)

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VW T1 Renntransporter "Rennstall Bunker" (4-Wide)

The Volkswagen T1 flatbed “Renntransporter” with longer wheelbase as used by the “Rennstall Bunker” in the late 1950s

I already built the 550 spyder with the T1 Renntransporter in mind. I wanted to build this team in 4-wide scale since I first saw Senator Chinchillas fantastic big version in the Classic Race Teams group.

So this is basically a 4-wide version of his model.

I already had made some 4-wide T1, especially my small version of the 10220 Camper. So the basic design of the T1 was already there.

I wanted to have the Porsche and the T1 as 4-wide models, so I had to leave the idea of hinges for the side panels. Instead of hinges and tiles like on my earlier double cab flatbed Transporter I used three 2×4 tiles on each side. To imitate the opening of the side panels the tiles can be positioned 1 stud lower.

Ah, the cargo has arrived ;-))
Art Bunker (USA) / Charles Wallace (USA) finished the Sebring 12 Hours 1957 (the 2nd race of the 1957 FIA World Sportscar Championship) 8th overall and 1st in the Sport 1500 “Class F”, driving Bunker’s Porsche 550 spyder.

On the flatbed between the wheels of the loaded car there is room for two 1×8 tiles.

The tiles can be used as rails for a ramp to load and unload the Transporter.

There is goes…

And there it is, ready to go…

Credits: Please take a look at the 4-wide T1 models built by Isaac, Hot Rod, Dylan, Klingus and Ben and you’ll find one or another detail I used on this model.

Bonus photo:
The rest of the Volkswagen T1 family: Camper, Flatbed Transporter and Panel Van.

So this is my VW T1 Renntransporter as used by the Rennstall Bunker. I hope you like it :-))

MOCpages Backup: Shelby Cobra 427 V2.1/V2.2 (4-Wide)

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Two more updates for my 4-wide Ford AC Cobra 427: SNOT Stripes and a new rear end.

When I first saw these SNOT stripes on Starscream Soundwave’s 4-wide Viper I knew I had to make some of these for my Cobra, too. The original design of the stripes on a 4-wide is most probably from J K’s Zonda and there are some cool instructions made by Loek Marcus how to attach them to a 4-wide. But I had no idea how to put them into my Cobra without messing up the design.

One day I took my notebook on a larger train tour and had a few hours to work on this problem with LDD. I finally found a way to attach the stripes in the front without changing the overall look of the car. And then I had the idea to use slider plates to create an air scoop on top the hood including the stripes.

This is the result:
Yes, I really …

… love …

… these stripes :-))

And this is how they are done.

The rest of the design didn’t change.

So this is V2.1 of my 4-wide LEGO Shelby Ford AC Cobra 427, now with SNOT stripes and air scoop. I hope you like it as much as I do :-))

Bonus photo:
The latest family picture of my 4-wide Cobras.

Update December 9, 2013:
With the new 1x2x2/3 “half bow” parts I had some ideas for new shapes on the Shelby Cobra:
Smooth lines on the hood. The thin black stripe had to go in this version, but the SNOT air scoop is still there.

The new rear end:
The tail lights are “borrowed” from Karsten’s VW Bus.

So curvy…

And another front view:

Evolution of the snake:
V2.0 and V2.2 of my 4-wide Lego Shelby Cobra 427 – I had to use the black V2.1 model for V2.2, but the dark blue V2.0 is still here.