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Maserati Tipo 151/3
Behold...the slowest builder on MOCpages has awaken and decided to post something...and it only took him 8 months to complete....
About this creation
All jokes aside, i apologize to all the group members of CRT for having to wait 8 months for a 12 wide car. A lack of red lego as well as a stubborn desire for perfection has kept this car under construction for almost a year. Though some sections could be improved slightly, I feel that this is one of my best cars so far. Visit Concept Carz for more information on the Tipo 151/3 and Classic Race Teams for more amazingly detailed 1950-70s racecars. But first, let's take a look at this beauty...



The front with a single white stripe running down the side. Looks easy...



...but took me quite a while to figure out a way to make the upside down section of the grill. I'll take this time to point out that I used no illegal connections in the process of building this car.



The side also gave me headaches, but the end result is quite nice in my opinion. The front wheel arches and doors gave me nightmares.






More side views, showing off those barely-scraping-the-ground exhausts and atypical chunky tires. =)



Here's the rear. When I was building this area, I literally had no more useful red lego and was too lazy to bother with more SNOT. Hope it turned out okay.



Opening doors! Took a long time because I wanted them to open and close without having to 'struggle' with the hinge. Enjoy them, because they're the only sort of functions on this car. That and the fact that it rolls of course. Still waiting for a mildly warm day to go outside and try it on gravel. Sigh...Beijing weather.



Some black and white photos showing the construction underneath this car. Half stud offsets were solved with jumper plates. Of course, finding a way to make them fit with the small space was difficult.



The roof can also be detached. Hooray for modularity!



The "underbelly". Much harder than it seems, especially to make it sturdy enough so that it doesn't fall off randomly. If you notice, this section was built completely upside down, and was unnecessarily difficult as I could've opted for the inverted angled bricks. However, these curved bricks really do change a lot about the overall shape of the car in my opinion.



"A wild unintentional chassis appeared!" Surprisingly, it's extremely sturdy despite all the SNOT that's involved.



And while we're at it, here's a picture of the interior. I really like the way the seat turned out; sadly you can't see it in this picture.



Here's the reason why there was no space for an engine. As I type this, I notice that two of the pieces haven't connected. Silly me.



A goodbye photo showing my collection so far :) The Lincoln Zephyr isn't here because I'm using the pieces to build another car. Stay tuned!




Comments

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  January 24, 2013
Fancy!
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  December 19, 2012
It sure looks awesome,dude! :D Great color. The front is a bit funny...as if it tried to kiss something. COOL ANYWAYS! :D
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  December 14, 2012
Sorry for the late reaction, but what a great car is this! I'd say your best creation yet. And the 8 month wait was well worth it. There's so many details in there! Hope you'll build some more cars soon. 5 smilies of course
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  December 12, 2012
Wow, that's some great shaping and some excellent SNOT work, especially the head lights! Great job! :-))
  December 12, 2012
TLCB's post about you is brilliant! Congrats :)
  December 12, 2012
Larry, you have been blogged: http://thelegocarblog.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/twelve-wide-trident/ Congratulations!
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  December 11, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
  December 10, 2012
Oh, then your skills with a brick are even more impressive! Ah, sorry, I got a little confused! I blame my busy life ;)
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  December 10, 2012
Looks awesome, well worth the wait!
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  December 10, 2012
Awesome build Larry! Looks superb and I love all of the clever solutions you used to get this fine result!
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  December 10, 2012
Quoting Lego Builders Great build, it was well worth the wait! I really like how you did the front headlights - must've taken you a while to do. Nicely done 5/5 -LB Jr.
Actually, I began this car in an unorthodox fashion; I started with the front. However, constant remodeling has made this car very sturdy indeed. :)
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  December 10, 2012
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Just out of interest, if you don't mind me asking, how old are you? Great build again, I look forward to seeing your Mustang ;)
Just turned 13 a few months ago ;) Also, I think you misunderstood me, this was my late entry for your pre 1975 car contest. My next moc will most likely be a mustang though :)
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  December 10, 2012
Quoting Loek Marcus I just Googled the real car; it's wicked! Though I like this model even more because you quite nailed it!
Thanks Loek! Make sure you search "Maserati Tipo 151 1965"; you'll get only photos of this car that way.
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  December 9, 2012
Wow really nice like all of those details
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  December 9, 2012
Fantastic shaping, a very elegant and ingenious creation!
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  December 9, 2012
Top marks
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  December 9, 2012
Superb build, well worth the time taken for refining it. Just spiffy!
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  December 9, 2012
WOW! This is fantastic! I love the shape and all the detail! Awesome work!
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  December 9, 2012
Absolutely beautiful, well worth the wait. You now make me feel as if I have rushed my Corvette, which I finished today. I will now spend some time perfecting it ;) Back on to this, its a stunning build using some seriously clever techniques, that look horribly tricky. I also totally agree with Ape, you are a fantastic builder. Just out of interest, if you don't mind me asking, how old are you? Great build again, I look forward to seeing your Mustang ;)
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  December 9, 2012
Nice smooth ride.I love it! :D
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  December 9, 2012
Well done, It's looking very close
  December 9, 2012
I just Googled the real car; it's wicked! Though I like this model even more because you quite nailed it!
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  December 9, 2012
Great build, it was well worth the wait! I really like how you did the front headlights - must've taken you a while to do. Nicely done 5/5 -LB Jr.
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  December 9, 2012
Very cool car with nice techniques!
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  December 9, 2012
Quoting Ape Fight I echo what the others say below, this is a fantastic creation and well worth the wait. The building techniques in this are *very* impressive; so many inventive solutions to get the curves just right! I almost can't believe how young you are, both your techniques and write-up are well beyond your years. If you had a larger collection of bricks you could be the next Malte! 5 stars of course, it's brilliant : )
Wow Ape! This comment (as well as all of the others below) really made my day - even though it's almost time to sleep in Beijing! I always spend hours if not days with my limited collection of bricks trying out new techniques; and as for the write-up, I've always been told that I sound mature for my age. Thanks :)
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  December 9, 2012
I echo what the others say below, this is a fantastic creation and well worth the wait. The building techniques in this are *very* impressive; so many inventive solutions to get the curves just right! I almost can't believe how young you are, both your techniques and write-up are well beyond your years. If you had a larger collection of bricks you could be the next Malte! 5 stars of course, it's brilliant : )
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  December 9, 2012
you captured the overall shape very excellent ;-) ! beautiful done!
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  December 9, 2012
Great build!
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  December 9, 2012
Beautiful model! The curves are brilliant, I love the upside down work you did on the front :)
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  December 9, 2012
I was one of the waiting people when you said you are going to build a car for CRT ;) Patient makes coolness (or whatever that saying is xD) because this is just marvellous. And I have a cool trick for upside down techniques (and when you get immediatly studs for foglights etc.): use these: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=47905 and one of the studs on the side goes to the top so you have a stud upside down. Though your solution is smooth and fine too :) Amazing job!
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  December 9, 2012
What a fantastic build. It looks spot on and is full of clever techniques. I am especially impressed as you have used legal connections only.
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  December 9, 2012
Quoting Nick Barrett Very carefully, beautifully done and well worth waiting for. Your best yet, and worthy of Classic Race Teams - well done!
Wow, I just posted this a few minutes ago! Thanks for the comment Nick, I'm trying to learn from you to incorporate some Technic in my future builds :)
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  December 9, 2012
Very carefully, beautifully done and well worth waiting for. Your best yet, and worthy of Classic Race Teams - well done!
 
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