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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: CSPMC3: 898 Alien Planet Explorator

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CSPMC3: 898 Alien Planet Explorator

Where no CS astronaut has gone before: There was a prototype of the “Alienator” long before the Blacktron era – The Alien Planet Explorator.

My entry to the Classic Space Pocket Money Contest 3:
The 898 Alien Planet Explorator.

BREAKING NEWS:
For a long time there have been rumours about a prototype of the famous Blacktron “Alienator” that was meant to be part of the first line of space exploration vehicles from Stardate 1979. Now a private collector who wants to remain anonymous has got his hands on the original data. And not only that, he has also found a special workshop to build a prototype. The working title of this prototype according to the data is “Alien Planet Explorator”, a possible origin of the name “Alienator”. These are the first exclusive photos…

The vehicle is a mobile sensor array for ground analysis. Every “foot” of the vehicle contains a lot of different sensors. With every step of the vehicle a new area of the ground is analysed.

The front part of the vehicle can be seperated from the main section and be used as a scooter. The rear section can analyse the ground autonomically. The operator returns when necessary to analyse data or for repairs.

The rear section can be entered via the opening roof. There is a main computer console for the further processing of the collected data.

With the roof closed a small sealed room with a controlled environment is created for the astronaut.

By moving the big cushion the working chair can be converted into a bunk.

Some additional photos…

Parts count, the easy way:

Ten rows with ten parts each = 100 parts.

And now for the alternative models:

Alternative 1
A small communication outpost with a little monorail

Alternative 2
A one man scout ship

There were some bricks left, so I added a flood light.

You never know when you need one ;-)).


So this is my contibution to the Classic Space pocket Money Contest 3, the Lego 898 “Alien Planet Explorator”. I hope you like it as much as I do :-)).

And before I forget it: Thanks to you, David and David, for this wonderful contest! :-))


Bonus photos:
1) My “1979” model compared to the Blacktron “Alienator”

So, which one is the original? ;-))

2) My CSPMC models

CSPMC1 (left), CSPMC2 (front) and CSPMC3 (right)

3) The LDD model

Main model + 2 alternatives

MOCpages Backup: Magic Folding “Fidget” Cube

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Magic Folding "Fidget" Cube

A magic folding „Fidget“ cube – also known as promotion or merchandising cube – built with Lego parts and fully functional.

After some other 3D Lego Puzzles I had the idea to build a “magic folding cube”. Cubes like this are often used for promotional or merchandising purposes. I have a picture cube from the first “Lord of the Rings” movie which works the same way. It’s not really a puzzle when you play with it, but it was a puzzle to build ;-)).

The idea was to build it as small as possible with an edge length of two studs for the eight “sub cubes”. The only possible hinges for such a cube were 1×4 / 2×2 hinge plates. I analysed the position of the hinges on my picture cube and tried to transform them into a working Lego model. I tried a lot of SNOT elements which all didn’t work. Then Lego released a new inverted 1×2 / 2×2 SNOT bracket and the folding cube worked with it ;-)).

I wanted to put a black and white “checkered” pattern on the cube, just like I had done with my Soma Cube before. But the brackets only existed in black, grey and red, so I chose a black and red pattern instead. For that I seperated the hinge plates and recombined them.

This is the result:

A complete folding sequence:
You can go on and on and on …

The “snake” of cube segments:

So this is my magic Lego folding „Fidget“ cube.
I hope you like it :-))

Update January 24, 2018:

You can find additional information about the basic structure (the “skeleton”) of the folding cube here on MOCpages. An LDD file with many variations of the design can be found there, too.

MOCpages Backup: Presentation Platform for Small Scale Vehicles

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Presentation Platform for Small Scale Vehicles

A platform for presentation and photography of small scale LEGO vehicles.
The idea was a platform for the presentation of my 4-wide vehicles, especially to take photos from different angles without changing position or zoom factor of the camera. I started with a square platform based on a 16×16 base plate, but the platform was a little small to get a reflection of the whole car on the platform. Black was the best colour to get a cool reflection.

The ideal form would be a circle. An octagon formed by four 10×10 plates with 45 deg cutout was already getting close. A circle formed by 16 round 1×1 tiles (representing spots in the floor) added some extra coolness.

In the center of the platform there is a little turntable to change the angle of the car in front of the camera without “moving” the car itself:
Transparent plates, tiles and jumper plates are used to fix the car on the turntable.

For an “odd” length of the model (in studs) the jumper plates are used to center the model on the platform.

For an “even” length of the model the plate and the tile are used.

Just turn the turntable…

… to change the photo angle of the model …

… without changing the position of the model on the photo.
You only need a tripod to freeze the position of your camera ;-))

It works great for an animated GIF, too.

So this is my presentation platform for small scale LEGO vehicles.
I hope you like it :-))

MOCpages Backup: CSPMC2: 6855 Limeuron Exploration Rover

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CSPMC2: 6855 Limeuron Exploration Rover

My entry for this year’s Classic Space Pocket Money Contest: The 6855 Exploration Rover with an original Mars Rover “Rocker-Bogie” suspension and my new “Limeuron” colour scheme.

First of all thanks to “The Davids” for repeating this fantastic contest this year. For me there’s no better way to spend some of the free time during the Christmas Holidays :-)).

With the “New Colour Scheme” rule I had to cancel my original idea of building a later CS model in 1979 style. I’ll add that one to the “CSPM” group, later…

The basic idea was to build a rover with the original Mars Rover suspension. This special suspension has always fascinated me, so I started to do some research about it. The suspension is called a “Rocker-Bogie” suspension. When I was looking for photos with the suspension I immediately found photos of Lego models, too ;-)). The center piece is a differential. The first photos I found where from Keith Enevoldsen’s models. One version of the suspension with a differential bar is also included in the official 21104 Lego model of the Mars Rover “Curiosity”. I used a differential gearbox like the “Pathfinder” Rover “Sojourner”.

I was surprised to see that the suspension is quite sturdy. You can swoosh the rover around applying quite a pressure to the wheels without parts falling off. A simulated jump with some “airtime” wasn’t any problem, either.

The colour scheme is based on my favourite Lego colours lime and black combined with the typical white of the Futuron models. The Astronaut has a Futuron uniform with arms in lime colour and a visor in trans neon green. My name for the theme is “Limeuron” – Guess, why …! ;-))

And here it is: My 6855 “Limeuron Exploration Rover”

A little sequence of the working suspension:

Wheelie time… :-))

And here is the diffential at work:

Time for some maintenance:

One of the storage boxes:

And the obligatory alternative models built with the parts of the original model:

Alternative model #1:
A smaller rover, a scooter and an antenna for radio communication.

Alternative model #2:
Another small scooter and an analysis and storage platform.

Parts count, the easy way:
10 x 10 = 100

This is my entry for the 2013 Classic Space Pocket Money Contest, the 6855 Limeuron Exploration Rover with Rocker-Bogie suspension. I hope you like it :-))

Bonus photos:

Last minute alternative: A scooter/rover and a cargo rocket
Scooter mode with landing gear.

Rover mode with suspension and balloon tires.

CSPMC meeting:
2012 (1979) meets 2013 (1984).

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: Japanese 3D Puzzle

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Japanese 3D Puzzle

A classic Japanese 3D Puzzle. The (originally wooden) design built with “normal” and Technic bricks.

I’m a fan of these Japanese 3D puzzles. This one is one of the simplier versions, only 6 parts with 3 different forms:

Take this one out to dismantle the whole thing:

6 parts:

3 different designs of the parts:

And the Technic version:

This is how it’s done:

A few axles, some pins and a lot of 2L lever beams.

This is my Japanese 3D puzzle made with “normal” and Technic LEGO bricks.

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:

————————————-
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 :-))