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1/9 TVR Cerbera Speed 12 - WIP
1/9 model of the TVR cerbera speed 12 ; first Work in progress page.
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*****ANOTHER UPDATE*****

OK, this page isn't quite that new anymore so I don't know how many people are going to read this, but in case anyone wants to know how I'm getting on, it's nearly done :)

This is now about the same stage as my Bugatti : it's about 98% done, meaning I've done everything I can do with my own lego and need to order the last dozen parts or so to complete it. I won't post a 'nearly finished' bit yet because though it's no huge amount of parts missing, it does make a difference, so you'll have to wait until it's finished :)

The car doesn't look perfect, but there again you're limited by the scale, the fact that it's lego and not some 100% moldable material (like clay), and well... look up the car if you don't know it, it's not an easy shape to copy whatsoever. Considering, I think it's come out OK.

So, since last time, I've now done the bonnet and engine bay. Taht's a lot more than it sounds; I mean look at the bonnet on photos of the real car; and if you find a picture of the engine bay, well check out how... "full" it is, theere's a ginormous engine and huge air filters and piped ans exhausts and fans and stuff all over the place... but I just about managed. It isn't quite to scale, in order to fit the bonnet, but that's what I mean with the limitation of lego. This is 1/9 scale, and the thickness of the bonnet is 1 brick in some places, meaning if it were true to scale, the lego bonnet would be a third of the thcikness of a plate, which it isn't, meaning I couldnt build as high on the engine.


I might post 'teaser' photos in a second WIP page, but only if peopel want that, so if you do just ask :)

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***UPDATE***

Hi, dudes, anybody who's reading this...

Well... work is going great on this, despite the idea of a 'challenge' building such a curvy and 'difficult' shaped car, it'sd actually going much quicker and easier than expected.
So much so that I've already done more than enough to deserve another WIP page... but I won't do that this time :)
The reason is though it's only 2/3 finished, the 2/3 that re done really are 99% done and showing it now would sort-of ruin the fun for when the whole model's complete...
Bits left :
- wheels
- engine
- front bumper and bonnet

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Hi,

Not mucyh more done on the lambo; except for a mockup for how the wheels will finish.

So, since my exams are finally over, and there's nothing I can do on the lambo; and I still need a half dozen parts to finish my Bugatti; I decided to start something else :)

The TVR Cerbera Speed 12. Look it up if you don't know it, it's quite a special car :)
Officially the "most insane car ever built", it broke TVR's dyno when they tested it; and was deemed 'too powerful to sell to the public' , hence only one road legal model was made.
'too powerful to sell'... that means *really* powerful, coming from TVR, whose current entry-level car (Tuscan) will do well over 300 km/h...

At the time this came out, the mclaren F1 was the fastest production car on the road. the Speed 12 easily beat it, but went by relatively unnoticed, as not being a production car, it couldn't claim any records; and they didn't do the advertising the mclaren had.

Nevertheless, even now, this one-off car is a monster; with a 7.7-liter V12 that's apparently remiscent of the sound of a WWII spitfire... top speed, 389 km/h.

Anyway, enough with the anorak facts, you lot want to see the lego model, don't you ?

Like the bugatti, it has no chassis; instead being built upon a floor shaped to the car, built upwards upon. At first it seems quite flexible but once you have 2 or 3 layers of bricks it gets pretty rigid. I'm not sure how much more I'll be able to do at the moment as there are already some parts I'll need to order; but I've managed to make the lower half of the back end; steering mechanism, side skirts and doors so far.

I'm not too happy with the side skirt+door bit, as any more total height seems too high, wheras the door seems too low compared to the side skirt, which seems too big. Seeing the detail, it doesn't seem easy whatsoever to change this, so I'll just put up with it. hopefully it'll look better once the car is more complete; the lambo looked very wrong when I was only building the back half of ther frame, until I did the front too.

I quite like the way the rear end has come out so far (er, well it is one of the only finished bits, too...).

The steering mechanism was changed 3 times. Old one on the first hpotos, new one after. It has the exact sema 'gearing' as I was thinking 'I'm sure there's a way to make that with less cogs"...and there was.

More coming when more's done !

Dan


P.S. If you are looking to buy lego for your creations, I would like to recommend the following Bricklink lego shop ; "About Town, Castle & Train" ( http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=stacey_love )
I personally know the shopholders, and they are very nice, devoted people. They are currently sponsoring 100% of my 1/3 Lamborghini project, providing all of the parts; and have made various other donations to other models I have made.
The store has a wide selection of parts (over 600,000!), at good prices, and offer an exceptional, fast service (no tax or dodgy exchange rates, next day postage, etc). you won't be disappointed !



Comments

 I made it 
  February 22, 2014
Quoting Roberto Guerrero Kinda looks like a mustang cobra if you change the light colors i suggest you build one but does look like a tvr
Look at the finished model page - no resemblance to an american car at all!
  February 21, 2014
Kinda looks like a mustang cobra if you change the light colors i suggest you build one but does look like a tvr
 I made it 
  August 23, 2012
Quoting LUKE TATE Can you make something like this in Lego Digital Designer? That would be wonderful!
Well, that is an idea - and something I have thought about for when I'm at uni, away from my lego. When at home I prefer to use the real stuff, because I find it a lot easier and quicker (and naturally, better looking) than making a model on the PC - however I may one day get round to having a proper go at it... - Dan
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  August 22, 2012
Can you make something like this in Lego Digital Designer? That would be wonderful!
 I like it 
  May 30, 2010
I like your scale model and I do really like the back ground diffusers. Great pictures as well!
 I like it 
  December 6, 2009
flippin hek the back looks exactly like the real thin 1 million out of 5
 I made it 
  December 6, 2009
Quoting Joe P. WHEN WILL IT BE DONE??!!??!!
Hopefully christmas. I've been waiting forever myself - at first just seeing it - and my bugatti - both 99% complete just waiting for a few parts - for months. Then I ordered those parts. Then I moved house for university 3 months ago. And I moved before they arrived. So I've got to wait til christmas when I go back lol. I'll be *very* disppointed if they got lost in the post... So both WIP models have been 99% complete for many months... can't wait to get them finished - both are definately amongst the best (as in, most accurate to the real thing) lego cars I've ever made :)
Dan the Man
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Joe P.
  August 13, 2009
WHEN WILL IT BE DONE??!!??!!
 I like it 
  July 31, 2009
This looks like it is going to be really cool!
 I like it 
  July 5, 2009
Wow! It's amazing your building this beast of a car! Btw, how is the cala coming? I'm doing my own project (Ford GT-90) about the same size as this. It's sort of complicated of how I'm gonna build it, but I can't wait to show you when I'm done. Good luck on the car!
 I like it 
  July 5, 2009
Thats awesome man can't wait to see it finished thats a cool car in real life
 I made it 
  July 4, 2009
Quoting Joe P. howbig are the wheels gonna be?
Hi, to naswer your first comment, it's going on more than great - it's virtually done already ! (though it won't be on MOcpages for a week or two still as I need some parts I have to order) As for the second, these are the wheels I'll be using, in black : http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=44772c01
Dan the Man
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Joe P.
  July 3, 2009
howbig are the wheels gonna be?
Dan the Man
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Joe P.
  July 2, 2009
this is commin' together great!
 I like it 
  July 1, 2009
Wow, that is amazing, and this is your second big project. I couldn't think of those huge cars to build. So keep it up and keep building these cars and finish them I can't wait to see them.
 I like it 
  June 27, 2009
Wow! Now you have 3 huge projects going on! Holy cow! You must be really busy and have loads of patience! You really are Dan "The Man". Wow... and congrats on being the first person to build this car in LEGO! Cool! keep it up! ...All of your projects that is :D
  June 27, 2009
The back is indeed looking good. So overall this is promising, but too early to rate yet... Looking forward to see more.
 I made it 
  June 27, 2009
Quoting Crimso Giger Comme dit Fred, c'est un travail sérieux et précis, comme d'habitude :-) C'est vrai que les TVR sont des voitures au design unique ! Que devient la Bugatti ? Bonne continuation pour tout ces magnifiques WIP !
Merci ! lol lma bugatti est dans la même état qu'elle l'a été pendant au moins 2 mois... mais ç y est j'ai ouvert un compte bancaire maintenant que j'ai 18 ans donc en deux semaiones environ je devrais pouvoir commencer à l'utiliser : faire la commande des pièces manquantes sur bricklink :) Vous devrez la voir finie d'ici un mois :) Dan
 I like it 
  June 27, 2009
Comme dit Fred, c'est un travail sérieux et précis, comme d'habitude :-) C'est vrai que les TVR sont des voitures au design unique ! Que devient la Bugatti ? Bonne continuation pour tout ces magnifiques WIP !
 I made it 
  June 27, 2009
some quick replies... "so when your not building cars your building cars " Yep :) I was planning on building a huge space ship, but I gave in and went for the car :) TVR's are my favourite cars of all; and the Speed 12 is the ultimate TVR so I just had to make it :) "it goes pretty fast(I saw it in Gran Turismo 4)" haha maybe 'pretty fast' in the game, *extremely* fast in real life... though it may be 10 years old and beaten in top speed by the Vayron and aero ssc or whatever it's called; this monster is still a mclaren beater; and certainly looks meaner than the other two ! Here's your useless anorak fact for the day : Did you know they used this car as a publicity stunt for the release of GT4 ? you can see a small video here, the engine sounds amazing and I love the flames coming out of the side exhausts ! http://www.aauk.biz/Speed12/gt4.htm
Dan the Man
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Darcy Guerin Hanlon
  June 26, 2009
sweet i googled the real thing it looks like a Dodge Viper with different lights. so when your not building cars your building cars
 I like it 
  June 26, 2009
Finally, I've never seen this car replicated in pretty much anything especially Lego. This is one of my favorite cars because it goes pretty fast(I saw it in Gran Turismo 4)
 I like it 
  June 26, 2009
From what I am seeing right now it looks really accurate. You did a great job on the backs overall shape. I love the steering system(I really want to make a large car with steering in the future). I like how you are planning your build with measurements (very professional like). Great work! Hope to see more soon! Keep building! -Tony
 I like it 
  June 26, 2009
So far so good, i can see you work very seriously!
 I like it 
  June 26, 2009
Nice work.The rear looks very good.Hope you can finish it.
 I like it 
  June 26, 2009
Great work!
 I like it 
  June 26, 2009
Looks very cool.I hope we can the the end soon :)
 
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