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Porsche 917/30 Sunoco
Here we have my second Classic Porsche racecar. One of my all time favourite racecars....
About this creation
The Can-Am Sunoco Porsche 917/30. Dubbed "The car that killed Can-Am" because it was just too fast and dominant. This car had a 5.3 litre, twin turbo, flat twelve engine that produced over 1500HP in qualifying trim and 1100HP in race trim. It's power to weight ratio was 1968 hp/tonne! This power meant the car could go from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, 0-100 in 3.9 seconds and 0-200 in 10.9 seconds. I think you'll agree this car was NUTS!

It was raced in the Can-Am series from 1971-1973, until the fuel crisis completely changed motorsport (for the worse).

I've always wanted to build this and Ape Fight's excellent Classic Race Teams Group gave me the perfect excuse.

Anyway enough chat and stats. Have a look at this beauty!



































I really like the way this bucket seat turned out!



And the flat twelve engine. It's made completely of technic.











A few of the details

I have the "Magnificent Malte" to thank for the bendy cheese technique. I had to use it somewhere and where better than on a Porsche.





It's very nearly the right scale for a technic man, he looks happy to be driving this :-)



So there we have it. I have my brother to thank for this. It's one of his favourite cars too and when he asked what i wanted for my Birthday/Christmas, I replied dark blue Lego please, so i can build this. So thanks Stevie P :-D

I will be adding decals to this, as well as my 917K and McLaren MP4/5.
I'll post some pics of them all together once they're done :-)

Thanks for checking this out!

I'd love to hear what do you think of it.



Comments

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  November 16, 2013
How do you do the bendy cheese!?
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  May 24, 2013
This is amazing! P.S. check out my new roadster I just posted I think you will like it!
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  February 19, 2013
love it. Looked like a malte dorowski model. No need to say more I think (:
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  October 9, 2012
Fantastic build !!! Wonderful car !
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  August 27, 2012
Very, very cool! Brilliant details and excellent coloring. That rounded drivers well, the seat and that engine all look great :-)
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  August 18, 2012
I wish I was that Technic man. Cause then I'd be driving the most awesomest LEGO car EVER!!
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  August 9, 2012
Gorgeous ! You deserve my 125th like my friend :)
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  July 13, 2012
Man, that dark blue is a special touch. Good job with this!
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  July 2, 2012
Quoting John Wall CRAZY awesome! When can I get one?
Thanks John! Offer me a price I cannot refuse and I will build you one ;-)
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  July 2, 2012
CRAZY awesome! When can I get one?
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  April 19, 2012
..... *In case you didn't know what that huge empty space was, I was just unable to say anything for the first 5mins. Amazing!
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  February 24, 2012
Hi DeTomaso! From what you wrote, I take it that you're participating in the MocAthalon; so please sign up for the contest in the MocAthalon group here: http://www.mocpages.com/group_conversation.php?id=19864&topicid=78289 If you don't by the 28th, you will be unable to participate. :) -LB Jr.
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  February 14, 2012
Very nice design! Well done buddy! ^^
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  February 1, 2012
That's exquisite - beautiful shaping, and I love the interior and engine detailing. Interesting to see that engine completely built from technic elements - makes me wonder about building microscale technic spaceships :) Actually, you could post the engine on its own as a microscale freighter!
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  January 29, 2012
Haha, thanks for the offer, I wish I were in the market to trade, but what you see in the W12 is pretty much all I've got when I want to build in yellow. Although I did recently break down and get a Bricklink account, so maybe someday...!
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  January 26, 2012
i make the stickers by myself. if you contact me rhino_82@gmx.de we make a deal 4 your cars :)
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  January 26, 2012
Quoting Larry Pan I noticed that the front fenders are actually just sitting there on the cheese slopes. So, there's no real attachment there?
How very observant of you, you're the first person to notice that ;-) It is wedged between the two sections, but is not very secure and is very annoying! The wheel is 4 wide so it's very tricky to attach it. I know there is a solution, using minifig hands and flexi pipe, but I'm not sure I can be bothered to solve, it means remodelling the front a bit. I might just cheat and use a sticker when I get the decals ;-) looks good though doesn't it? I was wondering where all my views were coming from lol
  January 26, 2012
Hey, I was just looking at this magnificent creation of yours again, (like...the 100th time :) and I noticed that the front fenders are actually just sitting there on the cheese slopes. So, there's no real attachment there?
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  January 25, 2012
Oh dear your right, lol, guess that is what happens when you don't watch the show for a year. Next I will be saying the Mock 5 looks like the Toyota Corolla!
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  January 24, 2012
Quoting Nick Barrett A ton-up Porsche! Congrats, Tom :-) It'll carry on getting faster, too.
Thanks for helping it get up to speed Nick :-)
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  January 24, 2012
Quoting Scott Bertaut Sweet car, looks a bit like Racer-X's car in Speed Racer. It took me a little while looking at it to even realize this was LEGO, really smooth construction.
Thanks Scott! I just googled Racer X car and personally I don't think it looks anything like it lol But thanks for your kind words :-)
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  January 24, 2012
Sweet car, looks a bit like Racer-X's car in Speed Racer. It took me a little while looking at it to even realize this was LEGO, really smooth construction.
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  January 23, 2012
Quoting Benny Boy Nearly 2 weeks after you posted it, it's still on 'across mocpages', it's your new most popular creation and its still getting more likes. I am envious of you. Very well done indeed
Thanks Benny! I can't beleive it either. I'm very lucky! Thank you all for making this my most popular MOC and for all your kind comments. I do try to reply to everybody on their page but i'm being swamped at the moment so sorry if I missed you.
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  January 23, 2012
Nearly 2 weeks after you posted it, it's still on 'across mocpages', it's your new most popular creation and its still getting more likes. I am envious of you. Very well done indeed
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  January 23, 2012
NICE!
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  January 23, 2012
it's very very very super thanks for ideea
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  January 22, 2012
A ton-up Porsche! Congrats, Tom :-) It'll carry on getting faster, too.
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  January 21, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . 100th like ;) Congrats mate. Definitely one of your best.
Woohoo thanks Joseph! Wait until you see my next creation! I feel like chicken tonight :-)
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  January 21, 2012
100th like ;) Congrats mate. Definitely one of your best.
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  January 21, 2012
Really looks cool with the color scheme; navy blue and yellow. Kinda reminds of Hotshot from the Cybertron series. Cool engine too. Good job.
  January 20, 2012
"Porsha" is how the name Porsche is pronounced in Germany. And Germany, as you may know, is where Porsche is produced. It's as simple as that. http://healthcarereviewers.com/organa-cleanse-reviews.html
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  January 20, 2012
So... The techniques, the colours, the design... Great, your best creation!
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  January 20, 2012
Love it!This has always been one of my favorite race cars, you have done a terrific job.
  January 19, 2012
Wow. You need 10 more then you're at 100! Congratulations! -LB Jr.
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  January 19, 2012
Quoting Allan Tarkovsky MY EYES! THEY HAVE BEEN BLINED BY THE ALL-TOO-POWERFUL LIGHT OF AWESOMENESS! TOMASO, YOU ARE BRILLIANT! I'M GOING TO CALL AN AMBULANCE NOW. I'M GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK.
You've got to build that Ferrari 250 P before you die on us lol
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  January 19, 2012
MY EYES! THEY HAVE BEEN BLINED BY THE ALL-TOO-POWERFUL LIGHT OF AWESOMENESS! TOMASO, YOU ARE BRILLIANT! I'M GOING TO CALL AN AMBULANCE NOW. I'M GOING TO HAVE A HEART ATTACK.
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  January 19, 2012
CanAm for the win! That is one awesome looking Porsche.
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  January 19, 2012
wow wow wow... excellent!
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  January 19, 2012
Oustanding! It will look just like the real thing when the decals are added!
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  January 18, 2012
Excellent!
  January 18, 2012
it is cool
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  January 18, 2012
Quoting Lego Builders Wow...75 likes? I'm jealous! My most popular is 56...:( Hopefully, when I post my 458 Spider it'll be over 100 (wishful thinking). Ehh...yeah right.
Yeah this has exceeded my expectations. You'll get something with 100 likes sooner than you think if you keep improving the way you are ;-)
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  January 17, 2012
one word describes this: amazing.
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  January 16, 2012
I like the car..Colors are well done.
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  January 16, 2012
Wow...75 likes? I'm jealous! My most popular is 56...:( Hopefully, when I post my 458 Spider it'll be over 100 (wishful thinking). Ehh...yeah right.
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  January 16, 2012
Thank you all for making this my second most popular MOC! I really appreciate it :-)
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  January 16, 2012
Quoting Ravi Moran By the way do you make instructions for any of your cars? I'd love to have them.
Sorry Ravi I don't make instructions for any of my models. Thanks for your comment i'm glad you like!
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  January 16, 2012
Superb design and tons of details! Great build!
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  January 16, 2012
This is amazing! So accurate to the real thing!Well done!
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  January 16, 2012
By the way do you make instructions for any of your cars? I'd love to have them.
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  January 15, 2012
That is soo cool! I love the engine!
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  January 15, 2012
Minifigs now have a sweet ride.
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  January 14, 2012
Beautiful!! How come I missed that racer?!?
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  January 14, 2012
Beautifu model! I love it!
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  January 14, 2012
Impressive work on everything! This looked a lot smaller at first glance!
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  January 14, 2012
very smooth,big and beautiful! :D
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  January 13, 2012
Very crisp, very clean and very accurate, I'd say it looks better than the real one
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  January 13, 2012
Quoting Rhys' Pieces Frying pan air intakes?! I can't wait to see this and your other 917 with decals!
I'm glad someone noticed the frying pans :-) I also can't wait for the decals!
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  January 13, 2012
Truly a beautiful moc. The curves, eninge, EVERYTHING is perfect! Perhaps a shot of this in the lovely transporter ;)
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  January 13, 2012
Thanks for all your comments guys! I always appreciate your feedback. This is up there with one of my favourite builds so far :-)
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  January 13, 2012
Breathtaking! One of my favorite racecars brought to life in fine detail. You've captured the look and feel of the car at such a relatively small scale. I'm especially impressed by the engine. If you haven't read Mark Donohue's book "The Unfair Advantage," I suggest you check it out. His chapter about racing the 917/30 is fantastic.
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  January 13, 2012
Frying pan air intakes?! Fantastic :) Another lovely Porsche - I think Malte should be getting worried! :P Great colours and shape (Like usual) and the presentation is also very nice. I can't wait to see this and your other 917 with decals!
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  January 13, 2012
Awesome! IMO, this is your best car yet! I really like the shape and all those details. Excellent work
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  January 13, 2012
Can't wait to see it with the decals.
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  January 13, 2012
Very nice work! Love that curve with the cheese slopes where the driver sits.
DeTomaso Pantera
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kenneth rattledge
  January 12, 2012
very classy, love the detail.
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  January 12, 2012
This is even more spiffy the 2nd time viewing it... your car ages well.
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  January 12, 2012
A wonderful build! Great lines, and the interior detailing and engine is great!
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  January 12, 2012
Quoting Stormbringer . Wow, from the thumbnail I thought that the car was a little smaller. Great shaping and color choice.
Thanks! I was thinking that earlier. It looks like a Matchbox car lol Not as cool as the colours on your Dragon ;-)
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  January 12, 2012
It's so sleek it's hard to tell the scale!
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  January 12, 2012
Wow, from the thumbnail I thought that the car was a little smaller. Great shaping and color choice.
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  January 12, 2012
I love the rear and the engine!!!! Awesome job, mate! :)
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  January 12, 2012
Quoting Lego Builders Thanks for your generous offer, but unfortunately, my parents won't let be buy from you (or anyone else here), because I would have to give you my address. :( Thanks, though. ~LB Jr.
That's understandable LB oh well you'll just have to make a figure for your cars, the one you made for the Birdcage is great!
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  January 12, 2012
Thanks for your generous offer, but unfortunately, my parents won't let be buy from you (or anyone else here), because I would have to give you my address. :( Thanks, though. ~LB Jr.
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  January 12, 2012
Well what can I say that hasn’t already been said before! Another beautiful moc from you. I agree with Nils the rear few is my favourite. I especially like the low down shot where you can see the engine, differential and framework etc. Excellent all around. Thanks for the left over blue bits :) :)
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  January 12, 2012
amazing, I love the design.
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  January 12, 2012
AMAZING!!!!! I absolutely love this MOC!!!! I especially like the engine details. And the cockpit details. And how you used the cheese slopes around the cockpit. THAT was great!!!! Amazingly great in all ways!!!
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  January 12, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous. Great work.
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  January 12, 2012
fantastic design!
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  January 12, 2012
Lovin those curves!!! Another staggeringly beautiful porscha from you. I have to say though, and i wouldn't normally say this, it would look quite a bit better when all those stickers arrive, because it truly is one of the most iconic liveries of all time, next to martini and gulf. Great job!!! :D
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  January 12, 2012
It's still just as good as it was on Flickr. Awesome job! Nice unique colors and interesting techniques all over.
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  January 12, 2012
I congratulate you you did a great car you have to look at my mazda 787 b
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  January 12, 2012
Absolutly stunning! The dark blue is interresting. The car is very smooth -almost too smooth! -but the detailed interior and chassis makes it more interresting.
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  January 12, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  January 12, 2012
Great to see this arrive in MOCpages : ) The shape is quite simple, and you could have just built it and left it at that, and had a nice enough, but simple creation. You've gone the extra mile though; with brilliant engine and interior detail. This is what sets the great builders apart! 5 stars
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  January 12, 2012
great smoothness, brilliant detailing and the paintjob of dark blue combination with yellow is an eye candy > 5/5
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  January 12, 2012
Nifty parts usage! Excellent shaping! Kick arse car!
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  January 12, 2012
Quoting Thomas Graafland WOW!!!! Thatīs one gorgeous Porsche!!! I love it!! You did the shape amazing!!! The engine is fantastic! Do you have instructions of the engine? I lOVE the spoiler!!! The front looks beautiful! I am stunned by al the details.... 5/5 :-)
Thanks! No instructions sorry Thomas, it shouldn't be too hard to copy though ;-)
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  January 12, 2012
WOW!!!! Thatīs one gorgeous Porsche!!! I love it!! You did the shape amazing!!! The engine is fantastic! Do you have instructions of the engine? I lOVE the spoiler!!! The front looks beautiful! I am stunned by al the details.... 5/5 :-)
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  January 12, 2012
Quoting Ryan Link Awesome! I saw some of these pictures on flickr a couple days ago, but I'm glad you posted more details here, the engine looks incredible, and the seat is cool. And again, nice collection of dark blue, that's a pretty cool Christmas present!
Cheers Ryan! I've got loads of Dk Blue left, so if you ever fancy trading some for some yellow?
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  January 12, 2012
Awesome! I saw some of these pictures on flickr a couple days ago, but I'm glad you posted more details here, the engine looks incredible, and the seat is cool. And again, nice collection of dark blue, that's a pretty cool Christmas present!
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  January 12, 2012
oh my,this is truly awsome car!Very beautifully designed!I think it is your best yet!!Keep them coming!Btw thanks for commenting my vw!actually those pictures were made in estonia,not poland,but thats ok.I think im the only estonian here in mocpages!Our weather conditions are truly bad here!:-))
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  January 12, 2012
Quoting Nils O. Wow, Tom, this one is awesome. I can't say which of your 917s I like more. The shaping of this roadster is great. The rear view is my favourite. I also like the compatibility with the Technic figure very much. But my favourite detail is definitely the engine. For me this Technic version looks even cooler than your original one. Great job! :-))
Thanks Nils! I prefer this engine too! The other one is just a bit too bulky. But I love them both :-)
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  January 12, 2012
Wow, Tom, this one is awesome. I can't say which of your 917s I like more. The shaping of this roadster is great. The rear view is my favourite. I also like the compatibility with the Technic figure very much. But my favourite detail is definitely the engine. For me this Technic version looks even cooler than your original one. Great job! :-))
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  January 12, 2012
Oh this is beautiful!!! very very clean build, with an amazing result. I love it , it is definitly one of your best creations.
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  January 12, 2012
Quoting JS Can Great job! Not the typical color scheme, but it looks great. BTW, you must have liked that rear shot because you used it twice.
Oh yeah! There's only one now :-) Dark blue or purple are the only two colours that would come close to the right colour for this and I thought dark blue was the better of the two. The decals will fix the stripes and sponsors. Thanks for your comment!
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  January 12, 2012
Amazing!
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  January 12, 2012
Amazing!
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  January 12, 2012
Quoting Nick Barrett Oh my.... I can't stop salivating - this was very much the stat king, and everything you say about it was so true. Built beautifully as well, and I'm pleased to see plenty of your finest cheeeeese on it :-)
Thanks Nick! You better not drool over this when you meet it in the summer (if not before). I watched some clips of it racing the other day and it was just insane! Such a shame they don't make cars like this anymore :-( Oh and how are you getting on with the "D"? You're not being distracted by Dolls Houses I hope ;-)
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  January 12, 2012
Great job! Not the typical color scheme, but it looks great. BTW, you must have liked that rear shot because you used it twice.
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  January 12, 2012
Oh my.... I can't stop salivating - this was very much the stat king, and everything you say about it was so true. Built beautifully as well, and I'm pleased to see plenty of your finest cheeeeese on it :-)
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  January 12, 2012
Just 3 Letter in a word... WOW! Just WOW! : )
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  January 12, 2012
Quoting Lego Builders 1st comment! Like I said on Flickr, it's amazing! The cheese looks so good, and I love the D blue! That seat is really cool too! The Technic fig looks really happy! I've been wanting to get one, but they're $7 on eBay. :( 5/5 ~LB Jr.
Thanks LB! I've got loads! I'll send you one for a small fee if you want?
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  January 12, 2012
Another work of art which leaves me quite speechless. Color scheme and details are awesome.
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  January 12, 2012
simply fantastic!
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  January 12, 2012
1st comment! Like I said on Flickr, it's amazing! The cheese looks so good, and I love the D blue! That seat is really cool too! The Technic fig looks really happy! I've been wanting to get one, but they're $7 on eBay. :( 5/5 ~LB Jr.
 
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