This is my Modified Lego Technic Super Cars collection. They consist of the Lego 853, Lego 8860, Lego 8865 and Lego 8880. I have these for some time and I thought I would bring them back out of storage.
All of my cars have been converted to right hand drive...
My first modified car is the 8880. First thing you will notice on this is the body kit. I gave it a nice sleek look. I also gave it centre hubs on the wheels too.
The pop up headlights have been removed so that I could install the second motor in the front, I think it looks better with these lights. Note the very large radiator in the front bumper.
This photo shows you the second motor, I was able to fit a V6 in there and it is connected up to the gearbox. You can also see some of the additional guages I installed in the centre console next to the driver
This view shows the wing on the back of the car and al little bit of the rear bumper detail.
This shot shows you more of the interior...
This is the underside shot to show you how the front motor is connected to the gear box, which is connected to the rear motor which is connected to the knee bone....!
The in your face look of the 8865, the bumper has been enlarged and the headlights modded as well
The body has been widened by 8 bricks, the original body did not come out far enough to the wheels I thought.
I gave the rear end a treatment similar to an italian car maker that has a horse for it's emblem...
Better view of the rear of the car..
Looking into the car from the rear, not much more detail added
Looking into the front of the car, I added an instrument cluster for the driver
I wanted to put a body on the 8860, I had yellow pieces laying about, so I thought I would make a body for a rear engined car, preferrably German. I wanted to still be able to see the 8860 under the body...
Note the "Whale Tail"...
Basic fairings over the wheels
The rear of the autobhan cruiser
Birds eye view...
I got creative when trying to make the headlights..
This is my modified 853. To make it right hand drive required completely rebuilding the motor and gearbox in mirror image to what the instructions say..
I didn't have enough same coloured pieces to put a body on this...
Didn't want to spoil the look by putting anything extra on it
It is the longest car out of all of them
Side view of the 4 cars..
Front on view...
If you look carefully, you will see how the seats (original Lego designs) have evolved
over the years..
Thank you for looking at my cars, I had fun building and modifying them.
Great modifications, especially the 8865. As I'm quite lazy, converting the 8880 to right hand drive was a job that I put off until earlier this year, when I dismantled a model I'd made out of the parts and completely rebuilt the car from the start (with some other minor changes to suspension of which I might post photos if I ever get round to it, none as significant as yours). Haven't got the older two sets, so only suggestion I'd offer would be, would the 853 be better with a differential in the rear axle?
Need, got, need, got. I love these old supercar sets. I wish I had 853. I must have made 8860 a 100 times. I like what you have done with 8880 - it needed lowering. And converting it to Right hand drive is a very time consuming job. They all look great.
I like what you've done to these wonderful classic sets (853 and 8860 are the ones I had - they're great aren't they?). Your 8880 mods are particularly clever. I don't normally go around soliciting comments, but you might be interested in what I did to an 8860 :http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/275626
Love the right-hand drives! I never got around to converting mine to the PROPER wheel position. 8880 looks a bit fast and furious, LOL! 14 Cylinders has got to be a record! Very nice rear end on 8865, too. You're absolutely right about 8860 - it looks very German indeed! 853 is just a classic - I built big, basic and colourful cars like that when I was a kid (maybe not as technical). Overall, excellent work with very tasteful improvements! Well Done!