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MOCpages Backup: DeLorean DMC-12 (4-Wide)

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DeLorean DMC-12 (4-Wide)

After 3 different 4- or 5-wide versions of the DeLorean DMC-12 as the “Back to the Future” time machine it was time for the real model…

I was thinking about an American car for Dan the Man’s 11th Car Contest so I flipped through the pictures of my models. Then I saw my latest 4-wide DeLorean time machine from “Back to the Future” and I knew: “That’s it, I’ll modify this one to get the original DMC-12…”.

So I started to build it with LDD until I was satisfied. A few days later I took the time machine and started to modify it until I got the original DMC-12 look.

But I still had to get the OK to add it to the “American Cars Contest”. Why? The car has been developed by Lotus and built in Northern Ireland, so it may be considered to be a British car. But the headquarters of DeLorean were in Detroit and John DeLorean was from Detroit, too. So Dan accepted the car for the contest – Thanks for that, Dan :-))

Enough words, this is the result:

Rear right view, doors open: Of course, I kept the gullwing doors as they were one of the main design elements of the car.

Doors closed: I wanted to include the rear side windows, as they are one of the main differences between the original DMC-12 and the BTTF version. Some studs less in this section would be cooler, but neither the hinge part mounted upside down nor a 1×3 tile did have the right angle.

Left front view, doors closed: I tried black parts for the front bumper, too, but it didn’t look good without any contrast between the front grill and the bumper. Dark grey for one of the elements didn’t look cool, either, so I kept the light grey bumper.

Left side view: I like the look of the rear side windows.

A look inside: A dark grey interior with center console plus a black cockpit.

So this is my 4-wide LEGO version of the iconic DeLorean DMC-12. I hope you like it :-))

P.S.: OK, with all pictures taken for MOCpages, these parts are needed by Doc Brown to rebuild his time machine ;-))

Ready to go Back to the Future

Update September 14, 2016:

Surprise, surprise… My first MOTD! :-))

MOCpages Backup: DeLorean Time Machine (4-Wide) with Hover Mode

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DeLorean Time Machine (4-Wide) with Hover Mode

A 4-wide version of the DeLorean time machine with hover mode as seen in the “Back to the Future” movies with Michael J. Fox.

Believe it or not, this one has been around on MOCpages for one month without getting noticed ;-)). Where? On this photo!

This is like a mix between my 4-wide DeLorean with “normal” wheels and my 5-wide one with hover mode. I had thought about a 4-wide with hover mode for a very long time. Then I gave up and built the 5-wide instead. Ironically the solution was quite easy, just a small step away from the 5-wide.

Enough words, here are some photos:
Left front view, doors closed.

Doors open

The interior is just the same as on the first 4-wide. You can see some more photos of it here.

Time for the hover mode:1, …

… 2, …

… 3 – Tadaa!

The “money shot”: This is how it works.

Time for another set of wheels…

I really like these ones!

The car looks cool, but it can’t fly now :-((

This is my 4-wide LEGO DeLorean time machine with hover mode. I hope you like it! :-))

MOCpages Backup: Audi Sport quattro S1 (4-wide)

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Audi Sport quattro S1 (4-wide)

My 4-wide version of the Group B Rally monster from 1985-1987

It has been a while since I posted my teaser photo for this one, so there was even time for Starscream Soundwave to post his own version in between.

I’ve been working on some details, especially on the back. The first thing I changed was the angle of the back, the 45 deg didn’t look right on the hatchback. Then I had to find a way to include the rear window. I have to say I’m still not 100% satisfied with the rear window, but I really like the rest of the model just how it is right now. So it’s time for some photos:

I started with a plain white model
Left front view: Yeah, that’s what I call a big front wing!

Side view: The hatchback looks a lot better this way.

Left rear view: Black tinted tail lights, four air outlets between them and a big rear wing on the top.

“Bird’s eye” view of the front – Just because it looks cool

As seen on the main picture, I’ve built a version with the typical yellow stripes of the main sponsor (a German tobacco brand), too.

Left side view: I’d like to have some of the original 5-spoke Tiny Turbo wheels in white, they would have the perfect look for this one. But I think these wheels look cool, too, just like taken from a WRC Impreza ;-))

And a little look on the rear end. The rear window is a little small, but I don’t have a better idea for it right now (I’ve tried quite a few, though).

So this is my 4-wide LEGO Audi Sport quattro S1, the Group B Rally monster. I hope you like it! :-))

Update October 1, 2012:
Another set of wheels for gravel roads. These are especially for the Autumn cars 2012 contest ;-))

MOCpages Backup: Bugatti 16.4 Veyron V1.1/V1.2 (4-Wide)

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Bugatti 16.4 Veyron V1.1/V1.2 (4-Wide)

A new colour scheme and some new details for my 4-wide Bugatti 16.4 Veyron.

V1.1: A little update for the Veyron. You can see the previous version here.

Side view: I’ve finally had an idea how to get the bigger rims on the Veyron.

Rear right view: Round tiles for the tail lights and a chrome silver tile for the exhaust.

Bird’s eye view: The front grill is now chrome silver instead of metallic silver. The whole front had to be rebuilt for the new wheels with the other set of wheel holders.

The blue/silver (blue/grey) one does still exist.

Family meeting: I haven’t got a 2nd set of the chrome wheels, yet. I think the grey ones look cool, too.

The rear end has been updated on the blue/grey one, too.

Bonus photo: Another bird’s eye view

So this is V1.1 of my 4-wide LEGO Bugatti 16.4 Veyron. I hope you like it :-))

Update October 1, 2012:
Darker windows for the black/blue model: A mix of trans-black and black parts instead of the dark grey ones.

Update May 12, 2014:
V1.2 of the 4-wide Lego Bugatti Veyron – A new front and a new windshield, thanks to the new 1×2 “half bow” parts.

Nothing new on the rear end, but still cool.

Bonus picture: The “secret” of the front end

MOCpages Backup: 1992 Movie Batmobile (4-Wide)

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1992 Movie Batmobile (4-Wide)

My 4-wide version of the Batmobile as seen in the 1992 Tim Burton Movie “Batman Returns” including some extra functions…

As I had to wait for some parts to arrive, I had some time for a little redesign of my new 4-wide Batmobile after posting my preview. I’ve changed the shape of the roof section and the rear bat wings to get closer to the original.

Left side view: I love these new black 45 deg wedges with the cutout…

Rear right view: Afterburner on!

Front view: That’s a big air intake for that turbine.

And now the quiz question for the Tim Burton Batman movie fans: What’s the main difference between the 1989 and the 1992 Batmobile?

Let’s go! …

… 1 …

… 2 …

… 3 …

… Tadaa! – The Batmissile!

Front view: Better get away!

Rear view: Just like the cops in the movie saw it ;-))

Whoosh!

A little turn to the left …

… and a little turn to the right.

Nice side effect: The 4 wheel steering works really well …

… and the “parking mode”, too ;-))

The transformation of the axles: Batmobile mode …

… and Batmissile mode.

Detail view of the axles. The rigid tubes are like custom made 3mm bars :-))

And the “money shot”…

So this is my 4-wide LEGO Burton Batmobile including a 2-wide Batmissile. I hope you like it :-))

Update October 1, 2012:
New “bat wings” on the rear end of the Batmobile.

And there is the Batmissile.

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 :-))