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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: 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: 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: VW T1 Camper Van V3.0/V3.1 (4-Wide)

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VW T1 Camper Van V3.0/V3.1 (4-Wide)

A completely rebuilt new version of my 4-wide VW T1 Camper Van, getting closer to the big 10220 Camper

After seeing Isaac’s and Hot Rod’s 4-wide VW busses with opening doors I was heavily inspired to add an interior to my Camper, too. I started building an interior with LDD some weeks ago, but I hadn’t found the time to order the missing parts until last week.

I got the last missing parts last week and immediately started building the new version.
I almost had to rebuild it completely to make place for the interior, so this is my version 3.0:

A little change on the front: I moved the headlights 1/2 stud higher, but I had to let go the cheese wedges for that.

I rearranged the side windows and added a mirror on the left side. The rear end didn’t change much, I only replaced the two 1×2/2×2 brackets by one of the newer 1×2/2×4 brackets.

On the right side I added opening doors just like Isaac and Hot Rod did on their vans. I kept the roll bars for the windows on the opening doors.

The roof pieces for the open and closed pop up roof didn’t change.

And now my favourite part: The interior

The rear seats and the table can be folded for the night. There wasn’t enough space under the windows to fold down the table. It can be folded up, instead.

Doors and pop up roof closed.

And the doors opened again

A look inside

And a closer look

Family picture: The 4-wide Camper and the “Big Brother” 10220

LEGO Nils likes the Camper, too

And then, even before I got time to post the photos, I made V3.1. I realized that the colour scheme looked better on the previous model. So I changed the plates under the side windows back from white to red.

I think it really looks better this way. The mirror now is red, too.

As I didn’t have the red hinge plate for the table I had to think about how to replace it. What I had was a double “open O” holder in red and a rigid 3mm tube in black. I think it looks even better than the other version.

And this is how it looks with the table folded up.

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.
So this is V3.1 of my 4-wide VW T1 Camper Van. I hope you like it :-))

Bonus photo:

A nice little surprise in the morning (June 25, 2012) :-))

Bonus picture:
LDD screenshot

And another bonus photo:
The new Volkswagen T1 family: Camper, Flatbed Transporter and Panel Van.

MOCpages Backup: Countach in a Bottle (4-Wide)

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Countach in a Bottle (4-Wide)

A 4-wide Lamborghini Countach LP400 built in a bottle

I got the inspiration for this when I saw the Ship-in-a-bottle built by Jeremy Moody and I thought: “I have to build a car in a bottle”. That was about 2 1/2 months ago and this was my secret project for this time. I wanted to be the first one to do this 😉


I didn’t change the exterior design of the LP400, only the colour and the “underware”. Yellow was an official colour for the LP400, some of the first models were painted yellow. So I chose this colour. I’d like to build a white one, but one of the main parts, the 1×2 “cheese wedge” with grill doesn’t exist in white, yet.


This one is modular, as the whole model doesn’t go through the bottleneck. So, these are the modules which had to go though the bottleneck one by one.


Meanwhile I was looking for the right bottle. It had to have the right size, not too small and not too big. And it had to have a (more ore less) square cross section. And the bottleneck had to be big enough to get at least the wheels through it.


The first three modules mounted together. Up to this point the building was quite easy.


The rear end and rear axle mounted. On this photo you can see the biggest difficulty during the building: The “dimples” on the sides of the bottle make the interior almost round. It was almost impossible to fix the model to connect some of the modules.


I thought the side panels would be difficult to mount, but these just snapped into their place, to my great delight, I have to say. The front end instead, was like a pain in the $%& to mount. Everytime I wanted to fix it, something flipped away and it didn’t connect. I tried that for more than two hours until I came up with the idea to build a special tool for it. I’ll show that one on one of the following photos.


Yes, it’s done. Poooh, that was tough!


A look through the bottleneck.


If you think, that opening is big, here’s LEGO Nils crawling through it :-)) I still have to admit, that the bottleneck for Jeremy’s Ship-in-a-bottle was a lot smaller. So if you like this model, please take a look at his one, too. It’s just amzing.


Side view: You can see that the Lambo just fits into the bottle. There’s no big gap in the length.


Rear view: You can see it’s a 0,35 litre bottle, half of the content of a whine bottle. I don’t know how much this is in anglo-american units. I only know a pint is more ore less 0,5 litres and I think that’s all I need to know :-))


The seperated twins…


And these are the tools I used to build this one: A pair of chopsticks, some long plates mounted as a stick and the special tool I mentioned earlier: Two joined Technic beams with a connector peg. The knob of the connector peg connected to the front end and made it possible to locate the front end exactly where it had to go. Meanwhile I used one of the chopsticks to fix the model. So this tool saved me from going mad.


If you think building in a bag is difficult, try it in a bottle ;-). Or don’t, believe me, it’s nerve-wracking :-/ OK, it was a lot of fun, too :-))

Well this is my 4-wide LEGO Lamborghini Countach LP400 built in a bottle. I hope you like 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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