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Phoenix DX90
My best model yet, in my opinion, and for sure my most feature packed!
About this creation
Let's start with some artistic shots;






































The DX90 is my personal best creation so far. It was a very painstaking model for me to build. I enjoyed it, but it was a real challenge, it pushed my Lego experience, and my collection, to their limits.

Now for the descriptive design shots;











A cute face.



























The undercarriage. Notice the steering system, piping, frontal radiator, and horn.








A special fact about this car, though it may be called the DX90, it is actually the LX-S 3.0; for those who don't know the previous versions of this car, here is a link to my LX-S V10 (2.0). <>\_/<> http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/102429 <>\_/<> It was a revision of an early large scale car I built, and still not great, so I decided to rebuild it entirely. If you look at the pictures of the 2.0, you will notice many similarities between these vehicles, but overall a diffenece in techniques, as I have learned a lot since then.


Close-up of front undercarriage items.








Exhaust pipe shot.








Top view.

















With the tag in place








Without tag mounted;








Quite a few techniques new to any of my models have been introduced on the DX. It is my first car with "working" poseable steering, it is not, however linked with the steering wheel. It is my first car with an opening fuel door, or a realistic fuel tank, for that matter. The blue tag (Yay for Michigan) can be removed to expose the realistic mounts between the tailights.


With the rear bonnet open.








Also with the bonnet open.








The PD V10. On the left is the fusebox, battery and a fluid container. On the right is the rest of the necessary containers.









The fusebox, opened up to show the colorful fuses.








The engine is also my best yet. It is a normally aspirated PD V10. It has a fully detailed air/fuel injector rail system in place, over a formed rocker pannel, or "valley" cover. There is a full pulley and belt system, which includes pulleys for water pump; power steering; crankshaft; camshaft; alternator; idler pulleys. The battery is also wired to the alternator (More engine detail discussed later)


All open;





























Another innovative new feature for this model; working scissor doors. They are not built to standards of Lambo doors, as they do not swing out while opening, they only slide outward then lift. The hatch was a bit of a challenge, as I had initially designed it where only the rear window frame opened, but that did not give enough room to insert any items in the engine compartment.


Surprise!;





























Just a fun little hidden feature, the capability of targa! Very simple to remove, just rotate upwards, remove from hinge pieces, and cover remaining pieces with an SNOT 6x1 thin. I love how she looks with the targa top removed, just gives more an exotic supercar air.


The headlights, fuel door, and removed front "hood"





























Open fuel door








The front hood removed, showing filler line, upper front supension arms, and fuel tank.








A couple of my favorite features... The headlights were a real challenge, and went through quite a few prototype stages before I finally got the design I wanted. Just for the headlight assembly and bezel, there are 14 pieces per light. The trunk is actually non-existent, practicality of this car is as well. Only room for a washer-fluid container and the fuel tank. The fuel door was rather simple to build, and it's a fun little detail for the car.


The interior;











The center console (With cupholders!)








The door components.








The specially made seats, using molded pieces for bolsters.


























The behind-seat speakers and "barrel-woofer" technology.








The interior, mostly the dashboard, was a serious challenge on this car. The frame of the car really hindered design of the floorpan, and due to the steering tie rods and components, the front area of the frame was pushed into the interior space. This caused the need for the dashboard to be seriously flexible. Overall there are four seperate hinges underneath, because of the need to seperate pieces. The lack of door panels provided a problem, so I mounted all window and lock switches on the side of the seats. Though the car may lack all traces of practicality, a bumpin' sound system it does not. With a full 8-Speaker Phoenix Entertainment system, including two subwoofers mounted behind the seat, using a technique for a great bass sound, called "Barrel-Woofer" Two tweeter speakers are mounted on the front corners of the dash, inside the defrost vents.


Another little secret;


Normal








Normal








Sport








Sport








Another fun little secret of this car, there are two modes which can be selected via the central chrome knob on the dashboard. Normal, and Sport mode. By selecting the Sport mode, several things change. First, the suspension lowers a small amount. Second, the mirrors fold further inwards for aerodynamics. Third, the spoiler lifts and the end flaps lift upwards, for downforce. Fourth, the outer two exhuast pipes drop, to cut off more restriction, giving another 10 horsepower instantly.


The Breakdown;; Disc Brakes;






































Another new feature, is adding brake discs and calipers. They were quite the challenge to fit inside these rims, they don't leave much dead space to work with after discs were added.


The Breakdown;; Part deux;


The front radiator.


























The exhuast system, with overhead muffler.



































Empty inside

















The coolant pipe can be seen here.



































The front radiator has coolant conducting pipes leading through the undercarriage, connected to the engine. The engine has pipes leading from the ends of the air pipes mounted on the injector rails, to seperate air filters. A full 6-Speed transaxle is mounted directly in front of the engine.

Now for stats;

Engine: 7.2 Litre PD V10, NA, Water Cooled
Transmission: PD 6-Speed Manual, Straightshift
Horsepower: 678
0-62(MPH): 2.9 Seconds
0-100(MPH): 6.3 Seconds
Top Speed(MPH): 214 Mph
100-0(MPH) Braking: 212 Feet
Fuel Economy (EPA): 11MPG Cty, 19MPG HWY


Thanks for viewing my page, I hope you enjoyed my creation! Also, I apologize for any errors or typos that may appear.

















v^^v/=\v^^v{ Phoenix Lego Design, 2010 }v^^v/=\v^^v



Comments

 I like it 
  November 5, 2011
Awesome car. Looks like a Veilside RX-7, though.
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  October 12, 2011
I love the shape of tis Concept-car! :) Also like the the engine's details!
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  July 12, 2011
Can you post instructions for the steering and only if you could up size it to make all those fantastic parts work such as that V10 with power functions
 I like it 
  September 10, 2010
engine instructions?
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  September 10, 2010
very impressive
 I made it 
  June 3, 2010
Quoting Sabby The Architect Sure are proud of that arent ya? I would be! This model is spectacular! My fave part is the engine. I want it!
Haha, yes, I'll admit, I've become a bit conceded on this one. It's my best work, but it's still nowhere near Firas's level of building, lol...
 I made it 
  April 8, 2010
Quoting Trevor Garvin THIS IS SIMPLY ASTONISHING!!!! (so good you made sound like i was born in 1800) I see you somehow managed to pack EVERY LAST DETAIL into your very best creation! Out of 10, I give 20! This is amazing! (By the way, thanks for joining my new group! incase you're interested, it's called The Fast & Furious Club)
Thanks! Too many details, if you ask me... It makes it very heavy, however it's rather fragile... An idea for a racing version, just how much weight can I remove... ;)
 I like it 
  April 8, 2010
THIS IS SIMPLY ASTONISHING!!!! (so good you made sound like i was born in 1800) I see you somehow managed to pack EVERY LAST DETAIL into your very best creation! Out of 10, I give 20! This is amazing! (By the way, thanks for joining my new group! incase you're interested, it's called The Fast & Furious Club)
 I like it 
  April 2, 2010
This is very nice! I like how you made the fuse box with all the colorful fuses! will you please take a look at my 1965 Ford Mustang?
 I made it 
  March 21, 2010
Quoting Rolands Kirpis Genious! Amazing! What else... I don't know! It's amazing how you managed to build all those details in this scale. If you continue building like this, you gonne end up an extrordinary good LEGO-car builder. Ehh.. Who am I kidding... you are already!!
Thanks all... I like it the best of my creations, but it seems to not be as popular. Oh well. The engine is similar to a Viper anyway, a normally aspirated V10, just not of the same litre, as the SRT10 and the V10 of the previous generation displace I believe about 10 litres.
Tanner Bowman
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Conor McCarthy
  March 20, 2010
looks like a dodge viper but its still awesome!
 I like it 
  March 11, 2010
You are right.Itīs your best one.A very very detailed car.
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  March 10, 2010
Genious! Amazing! What else... I don't know! It's amazing how you managed to build all those details in this scale. If you continue building like this, you gonne end up an extrordinary good LEGO-car builder. Ehh.. Who am I kidding... you are already!!
 I like it 
  March 9, 2010
Very good techniques used and an excellent engine(better than I could ever make). I think this is your best yet! 5/5
 
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