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Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by LoudMusic, Apr 26, 2004.
Aside from the pic I'm amazed at the different types of Lego sets available nowadays.
This came up on my Facebook feed and looks cool!
Since Kre-O still has the transformers licensing (I'm guessing?) and this guy won't even return any of my PMs, I decided to build my first transformer. This is v1.0 and probably the only one I'll make. After uploading it to bricklink, I can't find half the parts I need in the colors I need (I may try finding them another way later). But this one transformer named Scrapper is $150+ with half the parts I need.
So, while I wanted to make a lego Devastator, it may not happen Anyway, here's a quick screenshot of what I made in a couple hours, it's not perfect, but he would transform! That black square is supposed to be his head
It's supposed to look like this:
I did some modification on my latest model. I cleaned up the doorline, much better now! Also figured out how to make a NACA duct in LEGO so I added one just under the rear window. Also, I vastly improved the floor between the front and rear wheels, improving airflow out of the front fenders and making it look better too. Also swapped out some stickers.
You said that you make these cars from the ground up without a plan (scheme). Well I'm truly impressed. Your cars look better than the ones from Lego (itself?).
Thank you! Yes, I design them by myself with no plan, the things I build from LEGO just grow by themselves, I'm just sitting here adding bricks, that's how it feels for me.
Had some fun in the LEGO studio program, doodling around with an older model.
What if you took Semi Truck racing and cranked it up all the way to 11? Something like this I guess.
How badly did you want that white stripe to be centered? The pains of Lego sometimes. I like how smooth the rear half is.
Heh, actually I did not want it to be centered. I like stripes but wanted something different this time, then I remembered the Viper ACR's paint scheme.
That truck is badass!
I just pulled the trigger on the new UCS Mos Eisley set <3
And since I am bored, I also did a road going version of my previous Gt-3 car.
I'm really diggin that race truck and new iteration of your GT-3 car, @Michael88
[EDIT] The race truck reminds me of one of my favourite Matchbox cars when i was a kid. I think it was called Tyrone Malone or something.
Myself, I've kind of lost my Lego mojo, over the last few months (tends to happen with every hobby i do).
I did manage to build this MK1 Escort beforehand though, albeit it digitally.
How long does it take to build a car like this?
The rough foundation of the car, like lets say 65% of what you see in the picture is laid out in a couple hours, like 3 hours, that is the picture I have in my head, all rough and unfinished. The next 25% take 3-7 days or so of working 1-2 hours / day, that is mostly solving major design problems, experimenting with advanced techniques, waiting for good ideas for vast improvements. This usually involves a lot of backtracking of the original design. After finishing that phase I order the bricks.
The last 10%, polishing phase, can take a long time, its made up from spontaneous ideas how to make little improvements that pop into my head all unexpectedly. Some creations are still in that phase and they're 1+ year old. For some it may be infinity, I'm not sure.
That's also why its hard to post pictures of a ''finished'' creation, oftentimes I have a great idea to make an improvement only a day after posting them.
Yes, the record truck! I think it was called the Bandag Bandit, mostly black with some yellow and a huge rear wing!
But it looks great! I'm really digging how you do the rear roof of the cars, they are smoooooth.
No, it's the Bandag Bullet. At least that's what it was called in real life. It's comical to see it go down the drag strip, but that was 30 years ago! It was built in Australia.
I just googled it, it says Bandag Bandit on the side of the truck:
Yes, that's the one! I think the black yellow white combo, is a later version of the same Matchbox (and real life) truck.
The Matchbox car i had of it was white with blue and red stripes, (came in the old cardboard Matchbox box too).
I think both the toy and the real thing is based on a Peterbuilt, but there were some versions (Matchbox Convoy), where it came with/on the back of a Kenworth cab-forward transporter rig.
The more i look at your race truck, the more menacing it appears. Awesome!
With regards to the smoothness of the rear of the Escort roof. Thanks mate! I'm just gutted that the 2x1 slotted slope, doesn't come as a completely flat piece, as i reckon it would make it look even better.
May as well share a few pics of my Speed Champion scale Go-kart i did a while a go.
Unfortunately the wheels don't move, so it's just a little display piece, with zero playability.
I think you should be offered a job at Lego.
Solid gold 2x4 Lego brick up for auction.
The last one that sold went for €15,000.
Buy gold, melt into bricks, profit.
Been working some more on my LEGO group-C car model. Turned the single plane rear wing into a double element rear wing with bigger endplates, got inspirited by the Toyota 92c-v when I changed the front and for this model I removed the rear wheel covers.
Could you make a Lancia LC2?
New 488 announced:
I hate stickers.
I would love nothing more than Lego to bring back all tampo'd/screen printed bricks. Guess it's too expensive but given what Lego costs you'd think it'd be possible
The real race car also has stickers.
yeah then can be a real pita to get right. If I get this one, I will make sure there are no distractions while applying them.
The Lego specialist/artist has done it again.
Pretty sure I could, looking at the car the only difficult part seems to be the roof, it starts to drop right behind the front window, could be tricky to get it right.
But as I'm writing this reply two possible solutions already popped into my head.
Also, I would have to chose a different livery than the Martini one, there was an all-red Le Mans entry, and a red-white west livery car. Those are doable without stickers.
I'm far from a specialist! I know so many people who are better in this than me!