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MOCpages Backup: BMW 2002 turbo (4-Wide)

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A 4-wide version of the classic BMW 2002 turbo, the first German production model with a Turbo charger (even before the Porsche 911 got one)

I hadn’t thought about building a 4-wide “02” until I saw Starscream Soundwave’s 4-wide model. I have to say I was heavily inspired when I saw his BMW 2002 and the ideas started coming up. So please take a look at his model first (and leave a comment if you like it). That’s where I started with this model.

Left side view: I thought that the classic LEGO Town mudguards would look cool on this model so I added those. Then I changed the lower part of the side panels from wedges to arches. I think they look smoother this way. I’ve added some spoked rims for the classic sporty look.

Rear right view: No big changes here. I mainly changed the license plate section between the tail lights (Hmm, maybe I should use trans-red tiles instead of plates for those). I also made the window section in 3-wide instead of 4-wide.

Fast and Furious, vintage German style of the 70s: A 914 and a 2002 waiting for the green light :-))
I had to make the front bumper thicker to hide the lower half of the chrome grill for the BMW “kidney”. So now it’s a 2002 turbo front bumper ;-)). I also added a black roof for the “sporty look” and embedded it into the window line using the 45 deg wedges with the cutout. I remember quite a lot of customized cars with a black roof back in the 70s.

So this is my 4-wide LEGO BMW 2002 turbo. I hope you like it :-))

Update August 10, 2012: Some extra pictures
Rear left view: It really looks better with tiles for the tail lights.

On special request: The “underwear”. It almost looks like a modern aerodynamics kit :-)) You can also see the hidden part of the grill.

Bonus pictures: The original 2002 version (1971-1973)
Smooth front end without bumper and spoiler.

Rear end with round tail lights.

Update October 1, 2012:
A new colour scheme for the BMW 2002 turbo: The windows are black, now, roof and a part of front and back are orange. I think it looks a lot better with the black windows…

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: 1989 Movie Batmobile V1.1 (4-Wide)

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A little mod of my 4-wide Tim Burton Batmobile with a hidden new function.

So where are the modifications?

Nothing new on the front…


Nothing new to see here, either…


Oh, there is a little change on the turbine, but nothing spectacular…


Oh, what’s that?


Yes, a pullback engine! That’s adding some extra fun to the Batmobile! :-))


Bonus photo: The Dark Knight and his 4-wide rides

So this is my LEGO 4-wide Burton Batmobile with pullback engine. I hope you like it :-))

Update October 1, 2012:
New photos with a little design change: …

… Some new “bat wings” on the rear end.

The pullback motor is still there.

MOCpages Backup: 10220 VW Camper Mod: Steering

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10220 VW Camper Mod: Steering

A little mod of my 10220 VW T1 Camper van: A simple steering mechanism

Everytime I had to move my Camper Van on the shelf I missed the possibility of steering the front wheels. The model is quite big and heavy and so it wasn’t easy to “park” it. So I looked for a way to add a steering mechanism without touching the outer shape of the Camper.

I remembered a mechanism shown in a video on the LEGO Creator pages. So I looked for that video and started to build this mechanism into the front of the Camper with LDD. I had to order some of the parts so I had to wait some time before building it for real.

This is the result:
The possible steering angle on the front wheels is not very big, but it’s enough to move the model left and right on the shelf. I didn’t add a limitation in the mechanism, so now the wheels move until touching the inside of the wheel arches. That is not very elegant, but I didn’t want to limit the steering angle even more.

The mechanism is a combination of classic and studless Technic parts. That was the best way to build a compact mechanism and include it into the model without touching the outer shape.

This is how it looks behind the front wheels

The center pieces of the mechanism are two 3×4 Technic beams in “T” shape. The rest is build around these two beams. The steering is very easy: You just push the model into the direction where you want to go with the model and wheels will follow. In the original video you can see how that works.

So this is a simple steering mechanism for my LEGO 10220 VW T1 Camper Van. I hope you like it! :-))

Bonus photo: The steering mechanism in LDD

MOCpages Backup: Black/White Checkered Soma Cube

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Black/White Checkered Soma Cube

A classic Soma Cube with a black and white checkered pattern.

I’ve posted the LDD version of this puzzle a while ago. With my last Pick-A-Brick order I’ve finally odered the last parts to be able to build it with real bricks.

So this is the result:

I’ve built the puzzle pieces in the simpliest way, which means the orientation with the most single cubes connected in a vertical way. The horizontal connections are more complicated, I used 1×2 Technic bricks with two holes and connected them with Technic pins with friction. For the corners I’ve combined 1×1 Technic bricks and 2×2 corner bricks. You can take a look at the images of the LDD version to see how it works.

I’ve designed this cube by myself, but later I found out that a similar cube had been done at least twice before: One built by Topsy Cret and one by Jeremy Moody. It looks like they both have a similar (if not the same) design inside.

So this is my checkered Soma Cube.
I hope you like it :-))

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 :-))

MOCpages Backup: Ferrari F40 V1.2 (4-Wide)

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Ferrari F40 V1.2 (4-Wide)

Ferrari F40 in 4-wide with new design on the rear end, including diffusor.

This is another update for my 4-wide F40 (the last one for now). I got all the parts that I wanted for V1.1, but watching some photos I realized, that the rear still didn’t look right:

The rear end of the real F40 is almost flat with a diffusor in the middle. So I included this detail on my F40. I also played a little with the colours in the middle part. I finally decided to put a black background behind the tail lights and a dark grey one behind the grill.

Side view: I changed the 1×4 bracket on the rear end by two 2×2 brackets to get rid of the small gap under the bracket. First I didn’t like the black plates behind the tail lights in this view, but they looked so cool in the rear view that I kept them. And finally, I got the black 1×2 cheese wedges with the grill for the rear window.

Bonus picture: New (old) front view, heavily influenced by Rhys’ 5-wide F40

Update November 16, 2012:
A new set of grey rims for the F40So this is V1.2 of my 4-wide LEGO Ferrari F40

MOCpages Backup: Ferrari F40 V1.2 (4-Wide)

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Ferrari F40 in 4-wide with new design on the rear end, including diffusor.

This is another update for my 4-wide F40 (the last one for now). I got all the parts that I wanted for V1.1, but watching some photos I realized, that the rear still didn’t look right:

The rear end of the real F40 is almost flat with a diffusor in the middle. So I included this detail on my F40. I also played a little with the colours in the middle part. I finally decided to put a black background behind the tail lights and a dark grey one behind the grill.

Side view: I changed the 1×4 bracket on the rear end by two 2×2 brackets to get rid of the small gap under the bracket. First I didn’t like the black plates behind the tail lights in this view, but they looked so cool in the rear view that I kept them. And finally, I got the black 1×2 cheese wedges with the grill for the rear window.

Bonus picture: New (old) front view, heavily influenced by Rhys’ 5-wide F40

Update November 16, 2012:
A new set of grey rims for the F40So this is V1.2 of my 4-wide LEGO Ferrari F40

MOCpages Backup: 007 Lotus Esprit S1 (4-Wide)

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This is my 4-wide model of the Lotus Esprit Series 1 (S1) as used by James Bond in the movie “The Spy Who Loved Me”

This model also was part of my second DESIGNbyME set. The 1×4 slopes aren’t available in the LEGO Shop, so I ordered them via Bricklink and in the set I ordered 1×4 bows instead.
Front left view

Side view

Rear left view. I realized that the rear end looks very much like the one of Angka’s Esprit. Believe it or not, I didn’t copy that. It was just the best way to build the rear end of a 4-wide Esprit and we did it the same way. But I have to admit that Angka’s Esprit was the inspiration for me to build one myself. I had seen his version a few weeks before starting with this one.

Front view

Rear view

As the James Bond car it also needs a submarine mode. This is it:
Front view

Rear view

Side view

Front top view


The design is modular: You can take off the front and rear part and replace them by the submarine parts. The other way it’s a bit more tricky, but it still works OK.

So this is my 4-wide LEGO 007 Lotus Esprit S1. I hope you like it…

Update December 29, 2012:
Some new photos…


This is the photo update for my 4-wide LEGO 007 Lotus Esprit S1.
I hope you enjoy the new photos :-))