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This is the McLaren F1, the ultimate supercar of the 20th century. I have tried this car several times before but without too much progress. In fact, while building this version, I gave up several times but finally managed to find solutions for the sloping, angled sides. While the back is not quite what I wanted (the engine cover doesn't lift, it is attached to the roof, and the rear diffuser area also doesn't seem quite right) overall I am pretty happy with this car, among the more difficult to recreate with Lego that I have dealt with. Feel free to view; any comments or suggestions, as always, are appreciated!
About this creation
Despite this being a busy time of year, I managed to fit in time to build the McLaren F1. This is one of the ultimate supercars of the 20th century. Designed by McLaren Automotive, this car was the world's fastest car of its time, reaching top speeds around 240 mph. To this day, it remains the worlds fastest road car propelled without the use of turbochargers or superchargers, the icon for a generation of supercars.

First some all around views of the car:























Open doors - The McLaren has butterfly style doors (like the Enzo Ferrari) however, on this model I opted to build doors that pull out then swing up, which gives a similar effect.





The back engine cover open:



Front cargo space open:



Due to the lack of cargo space in the front, The McLaren also has side compartments:



All opened up:



The interior:



The driver's seat is centered between two smaller passenger's seats, an unusual configuration:





The massive engine, a BMW V12:





With the main pieces removed to show interior:



Some close up shots:





The blade on the side of the door proved tricky to attach as it is at an angle; I finally realized that a skeleton arm would work perfectly, you can see it sticking out here:



The windshield wipers attach under the dashboard:



Enormous headlights illuminate the way:



Driving away!



Thanks for viewing!



Comments

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  November 11, 2014
Very realistic. Major build
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  October 5, 2014
This is drop-dead GORGEOUS. The McLaren F1 is my dream car (240 mph, V12 and a manual!), and it is so cool to see an expert model of it! 5/5
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  March 16, 2014
this is among the few most amazing LEGO MOC's i've ever seen. the McLaren F1 is the most beautiful supercar ever created, in every possible respect able to be designated. in fact i believe it marks the end, NAY, THE pinnacle of the first OVERALL generation of cars ever created. your rendition is also among the pinnacle of LEGO cars ever created, of any scale.
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  December 20, 2013
An excellent representation of a classic car. The shape of your car, as usual with your models, is great. Well done!
Ryan Link
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Dr. Monster
  October 10, 2013
Excellent! The bodywork, detail, and functionality of this model are all fantastic. Well done, and congtrats on MOTD.
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  October 10, 2013
Congratulations on MOTD! You most certainly deserve it Ryan :-)
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  October 10, 2013
Fantastic model! Very realistic! I love it! 5/5 ps: congratulation on moctd
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  October 10, 2013
Still the best F1 ever. Congratulations, Ryan. -LB Jr.
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  October 10, 2013
great! the best mclaren f1 out there! congratulations on motd!!
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  October 10, 2013
Congrats on MOTD Ryan, it's great to see one of the best Lego cars around on the homepage, especially as it's a model of my all time favourite car!
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  October 10, 2013
Congrats on Motd Ryan ! The Mclaren is my favorite car and this is amazing ! The amount of detail is unbelievable . The exterior is perfect ! This whole car is perfect!
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  October 10, 2013
Oh yeah! This definitely deserves the best spot on the homepage. The MOTD! Congratulations!
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  October 10, 2013
Happy MOTD Ryan! Always a delight to see some real quality on the homepage :-)
  August 28, 2013
Wonderful model! Best Lego Mclaren F1 I have ever seen. I was wondering if you would consider selling the model. If you email me a nickjonesnfl@gmail.com, maybe we can negotiate a price. Thanks!
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  August 2, 2013
Very nice! All you need now is to make a Veyron, and race the two (bets on Veyron, at least according to TG!)
  June 28, 2013
Awsome Creation This is the best, do you have instruction to share or sell ? Bong_Lai_Dao_v2@yahoo.com
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  October 22, 2012
Lovely! Look at my creation and rate it! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/328869 You can contact me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GabrieleZanello E-mail: zanellog@live.com
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  September 23, 2012
hey i just made one! http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/341800 can you take a look? also how is your new car going, and is a surprise or could you tell us?
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  September 15, 2012
You are one of the best super car builders of all time, can you give me some tips? if yes Thanks! if no, well Thanks for putting these amazing cars on mocpages
  September 6, 2012
Sad that you killed it, it was a masterpiece, why do you don´t collect your cars ?
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  September 4, 2012
Why only 73 likes, this deserves much more attention,this is a perfect made car!!!
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  June 12, 2012
The use of the skeleton arm is ingenious, this an amazing build, and I love it even more because the F1 is my favourite car:)
  May 19, 2012
Mmmhhhhh,great car this car looks so awesome
  May 14, 2012
Can you put this on lego cuusoo. I would like to see this as a lego set. I would support and buy it! Can you put the file for the lego design on this creation? Please.
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  April 2, 2012
Quoting Claudarrish Wallace awesome. natural aspiration FTW! Yeah the McLaren F1 has the middle-driver configuration, like the HTT Plethore (look it up)). Btw, Did u custom make that steering wheel?
Thanks! I did not custom make the steering wheel, it is here: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=x279
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  April 2, 2012
awesome. natural aspiration FTW! Yeah the McLaren F1 has the middle-driver configuration, like the HTT Plethore (look it up)). Btw, Did u custom make that steering wheel?
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  March 15, 2012
Well done!
  March 13, 2012
Nice
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  March 7, 2012
this is very good- 5/5
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  February 21, 2012
Amazing!! I have to admit, from the main picture, I didn't think it would be very accurate, but as I went through the detailed pics I LOVE it! Great job.
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  January 16, 2012
It is the best Lego McLaren F1 ever!!!
Ryan Link
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Bugatti Veyron 16.4
  January 8, 2012
This is probably the best Mclaren F1 ive ever seen, nice job
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  January 4, 2012
Hi Ryan. Thanks for your feedback - remember not all of us are as skilled as you ;). I can’t believe that I haven’t commented on this excellent moc. The detail and bodywork is absolutely stunning. My favourite bits are the; front, sides, back, the interior and the shiny stuffs on the engine. Um I think that is most of the car hahaha. As Tomaso says - It would be great to see another moc from you soon. Something for the Classic Race Teams would be amazing.
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  December 31, 2011
Amazing and mindblowing! When i saw the thumbnail,I instantly recognised it was a McLaren F1! Congrats!
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  December 7, 2011
Ryan, I just wanted to let you know that the German cars contest has ended, so we need you to judge! :) If someone has 2+ entries, only judge the better one.
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  October 22, 2011
ravishingly beautiful!
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  August 17, 2011
Excellent work. The attention to detail is great. The viewer barely can see the flaws, and that's only because you took the time to point them out. Don't harp on yourself to much, it's a MOC to be proud of.
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  August 16, 2011
How's this for the next contest? German (September-November) American (December-January) British (Febuary-April)
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  June 12, 2011
awesome car, good to see someone else has that steering wheel too.
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  May 21, 2011
You made a great collection of MOC cars, this one being my absolute favorite! Thanks for your comment on my MOC. It definitely encourages me to make more cars and hopefully they will be as nice as yours.
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  May 16, 2011
Did you know that "Lego" is actually both plural and singular form because "Lego" is actually a phrase-"Play well" (I think) in Danish and "I assemble" in Latin? Can you tell me how you set up your photobox thing? I want the pictures for my Enzo to be good. Thank you!
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  May 15, 2011
Wow ryan link a nother Great model your such a good builder Please build a bugatti veyron if thats not to hard :D
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  May 14, 2011
Hi Ryan Link, I really like your creations. To honor you, I've decided to create a fan club for you, but It wouldn't be complete if you didn't join. So please accept my invite. Thanks. Lego Builder
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  May 10, 2011
Master!!!!!
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  May 6, 2011
I'm still amazed at how fast this can go...and that was more than 10 years ago! I made you a fan club! Please join!
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  April 23, 2011
Hard to find a half decent one of these on MOCpages, but this is brilliant, by far the best McLaren F1 there will ever be
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  April 16, 2011
I wanted to create another supercar to have a duell with my Bugatti. And i tought it would be cool to build the ML F1. But now i know it´s impossible to make a better one like you. Great work at the sides. At the front, at the rear. I will say it in german....Sch...sieht der gut aus.
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  April 5, 2011
Excellent! The best recreation of the F1 i've seen, was considering making this myself but would want to make it in orange and don't have enough of that lol I've also just come out of a dark age so need to increase my collection and learn all of these new tecniques with the new pieces...might take some time to catch up to your standards. I've just put up a Caterham, your comments and feedback would be much appreciated. will definately look out for your future creations, one of the best car recreators on here for sure 5*
  March 28, 2011
Nice car man!!! WOW ...so much detail everywhere. Nice use of those arms xDD this is very cool. i started to build a Bugatti Veyron SS 16.4 but... failed xD it started out amazing but then when my friend came over to help me with it we noticed that it wasnt wide enough so I ended its short life as a 15% built veyron:P Anyway VERY cool f1 ... haha i started laughing when i saw The BW V.12 X) nice also im new here and joined today so please check out my page cause (i know i cant judge myself) im pretty good (jack streat gun on the way!!!!) ~Josh
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  March 28, 2011
This is awesome!
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  March 26, 2011
Great MOC, it's very deatailed. This reminds me of playing Need for Speed High Stakes, this was my favorate car in that game. Just when you think you've seen the best MOC there is you always find another that's even better. Your 5 times the builder I'll ever be.
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  March 24, 2011
Quoting Sebeus I Very nice, those side compartiments are cool, great job ! btw, there are in total 3 seats in the mclaren ?
That's the way I understand it, pretty unusual, but unique. Thanks for the comment, glad you like it!
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  March 24, 2011
fantastic! the detail is great. love the sides!
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  March 24, 2011
Even if the back didn't turn out quite the way you wanted it to, it still looks fantastic! The side bays were also a very nice addition. Just a fine example of one of the best cars ever built!
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  March 23, 2011
Very nice, those side compartiments are cool, great job ! btw, there are in total 3 seats in the mclaren ?
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  March 23, 2011
Very nice and detailed work! This car is one of my favourites.In my opinion, the McLaren F1 is one of the most important, and most beautiful supercar of all times!
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  March 23, 2011
A super replica of a super car! Great to see a good looking LEGO version of one of thebest cars of all times; the F1. Great work my friend.
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  March 23, 2011
Awesome! very nice! I'm glad to see a very decent large-scale model of the F1. Great job!
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  March 23, 2011
genius!!! briliant!!!
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  March 23, 2011
Nigh-on perfect! This is very good-looking and detailed. Keep it up!
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  March 23, 2011
Awesome
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  March 23, 2011
Awesome F1! I love the back I think it's perfect. Great job
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  March 22, 2011
Awesome job. You really nailed the back of it and all the compartments
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  March 22, 2011
Awesome model. I've never seen a white McLaren before, and it's awesome, maybe somewhere sometime I saw one, maybe I forgot. It's just like a legacy: 20 years later...there is a LEgo scale model!
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  March 22, 2011
EPIC!:D
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  March 22, 2011
WOAH! i looked at this, and thought it was a toy car!
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  March 22, 2011
Amazing! I like the overall look of this one a lot more than mine. It looks especially snazzy in white. However, I still beat you on the doors, mine are real butterfly doors.:P Definitely worthy of a 5/5. Or more!
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  March 22, 2011
Pure brilliance! I'm speechless..
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  March 22, 2011
Absolutly excellent build! The shape and details of the car are VERY precise. A masterpiece!
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  March 22, 2011
Oh my God, what a McLaren!! I LoOOoooove this model!!!, you make a special style on your cars. I'm building a MclarenMP412C, obviously more simple and big, I think on change some stuff because this version is absolutely gorgeous... >> Fantastic car!!! <<
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  March 22, 2011
ummm..... that is just..... just..... perfect, that is just amazing and great and awesome, i dont know how you are able to do that!!!
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  March 22, 2011
Awesome!! I allways loved the F1 Mclaren. And now available in Lego! Even better :-)
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  March 22, 2011
Stunning replica. 10/10 - nothing more to say!
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  March 22, 2011
Very good, I wish I had that type of skill! :)
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  March 22, 2011
Wow! This Moc is right on. Thanks for the info on the side compartment.
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  March 22, 2011
That must have been one hard car to build!! I tried it once but I didn't take pictures of it because it was pretty bad. The doors were constantly falling apart. :(
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  March 22, 2011
simply awesome!!!
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  March 22, 2011
just...amazing!!
 
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