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1/3 Lego lamborghini Cala Build Diary 1 - chassis & suspension mockups
1/3 Lego lamborghini Cala Build Diary 1 - chassis & suspension
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Hi,

First off to get a couple of things straight : unless I'm misunderstanding them; some people seem to think I'm not serious, or I'm a dumass cuz I'm trying to build a 1/3 scale lego car that'll be over 4 foot long, and so they rate my introduction 1 or 2 stars.
Well; why rate an intro anyway ? there's no lego to rate there ... and yes it will be huge; it'll be 146 cm x 63 cm x 41 cm. So ? Somebody's got to be the first - and trust me; it can - and will - be done. We've thought of all the problems we might encounter; and found solutions to them in advance. In theory; nothing should go wrong. (hopefully ... :) )
Oh and I know it's Italdesign etc. This is my favorite car of all-time; I could tell y'all the whole story , but that would just be boring lol...

Next thing; we realized there'll be a 1-2 week delay between when we order bits to when they arrive; so to minimise that we're trying to forsee what we'll need to build the part we build after we build the bit we're trying to build at the time .... yeah, confusing.

So now we've ordered the bits to make our wheels, suspension and chassis. Get the first bit done.

We don't yet have them so I can't show photos of what it'll be like; but before me order bits we're building mockups to see what's the best build etc; then see what we'll need.

The photos here are just mockup chassis and suspension. the chassis is only half there cuz once we knew what we'd need and how it would look like; there was no point buidling the rest. Same goes for the suspension; which in the real thing will be more reinforced and otherwise strenghtened.

So the first photo shows the chassis; a 4 layer box chassis spanning most of the length and width of the car (compare it for size with my cupercar) and the second photo is a close-up of the suspension; which again is quite incomplete at the moment. When we gets the bits I'll post photos of the real thing.
The suspension is in a weird place; I know. It was just easier to build the mockup on the end of the chassis than further in.

Anyway, enough talk; here are the photos :








P.S. If you are looking to buy lego for your creations, I would like to recommend the following Bricklink lego shop ; "About Town, Castle & Train" ( http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=stacey_love )
I personally know the shopholders, and they are very nice, devoted people. They are currently sponsoring 100% of my 1/3 Lamborghini project, providing all of the parts; and have made various other donations to other models I have made.
The store has a wide selection of parts (over 600,000!), at good prices, and offer an exceptional, fast service (no tax or dodgy exchange rates, next day postage, etc). you won't be disappointed !



Comments

  October 8, 2010
very nice, but which wheels will you use?
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  May 13, 2009
THX on commenting my M44 Train, Good Luck on the Lambo Project!
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  May 12, 2009
Quoting Cameron Thomas Thats some seriously beefy suspension. I suppose it would have to be though...
Hahaha ... 64 toigh springs overall, and still nowhere near enough (though that was half expected). There's no space to really add any more; and then do I really need more ? I suppose the shock absorbers have also ended up in the 'not useful, just for looks' category :)
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  May 11, 2009
Thats some seriously beefy suspension. I suppose it would have to be though...
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  March 15, 2009
This looks like its going to be a pretty cool lego project. and thanks for the comment on my Lotus.
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  January 24, 2009
Wt will you do with it after you have built it? Will you keep it until you die or something else??
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  January 23, 2009
Quoting Jeremy McNutt This is a great Idea, but when are you planning on updating it! I'm really curious on how you will make the wheels and the frame! If you have time, please check out my website ~jeremy
Quoting Patrick Chambers So uh, are you still working on it?? Peace - Patrick
Quoting Andy Lamborghini when are you going to up date it.
Hi, sorry for the slow reply - (we had a lot of problems wih ordering parts, but it's sorted now) - the 1/3 lego lamborghini cala is coming on quite well, and much faster now - the build diary 2 has been posted, check it out ! The 3rd entry's coming soon, too :) Dan
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  January 22, 2009
Quoting Callum King-Underwood Your insane. Perhaps thats why I like it. I reckon it can be done with some time and effort.
Thanks ! not everybody's shown faith in this haha ... and I can understand why, it *is* insane - I've already wondered a few times 'why did I take this on?' ; but it actually is really fun, there's nothing to copy from so you have to use your imagination, and it's really quite interesting making something this size... Right now, the chassis is done, as well as half of the suspension and the beginning of the engine bay - you can see the chassis in the build diary 2 - I'll post the suspension and more in a 3rd entry when I'll have completed it for all 4 wheels (need some parts for that, hopefully they'll arive soon!) Dan
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Callum King-Underwood
  January 16, 2009
Your insane. Perhaps thats why I like it. I reckon it can be done with some time and effort.
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  January 16, 2009
Quoting Raphael G when is it coming? I can't wait for it! WHen it's finished, you'll probably have to get a few battery packs to take photos of all of it, lol. I'm keeoing my fingers crossed until this marvel gets posted!!
Hi, erm well we're having looads of problems with ordering bits - and more precisely receiving them... no build problem, that's easy(ish) , just we can't do anything yet (STILL) cuz it's all taking forever ... So sorry but it's a background project, it'll come when it comes, unfortunately... :( maybe before I die, I hope... lol Dan
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  January 16, 2009
Say Dan, when is it coming? I can't wait for it! WHen it's finished, you'll probably have to get a few battery packs to take photos of all of it, lol. I'm keeoing my fingers crossed until this marvel gets posted!!
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  November 22, 2008
i don't think lego make wheels at that scale...
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  November 18, 2008
So uh, are you still working on it?? Peace - Patrick
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  November 16, 2008
dude you're never gonna finish it
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  October 19, 2008
This is a great Idea, but when are you planning on updating it! I'm really curious on how you will make the wheels and the frame! If you have time, please check out my website ~jeremy
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  August 6, 2008
That's gunna be freekin' enormous. Cant wait to see how it turns out.
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  August 4, 2008
its going to be huge! (by the way i think its Italdesign not lamborgini
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  July 19, 2008
Tu est français ? ;) Ben oui forcement. Les ENORMES voitures Lego Technic, c'est le sport national des MOCeurs français lol Un projet de fou, j'ai hate de voir ça terminé, ça va cartonner !!! Bon courage pour terminer ton réve, et merci beaucoup pour les commentaires :)
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  July 17, 2008
when are you going to up date it.
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  July 13, 2008
WOW, This is gonna' be pretty darn big!
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  July 12, 2008
Hi, the wheels ... everyone seems to be curious on that :) I'll reveal the secret once they're done; it's not easy to explain, you'd have to see a picture to understand how they're made .... and for that you'll have to wait for the parts to arrive ... As for the U-joints, they were "upgraded" this afternoon, actually , I wondered myself if they would snap under the strain so I went about making stronger ones out of a few bits of technic; which worked fine. You'll see them on the final build of the suspension... Dan
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  July 12, 2008
I cant wait to see how you are going to build the wheels! But are you sure those U-joints will even be anywhere close to strong enough? BTW I'm working on a 1:7 scale bulldozer that will be about the same size : ) One thing though: are the U-joints strong enough?
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  July 12, 2008
Hi, just a quick response to the comments ; a) don't worry; these photos are just pre-build "prototypes" if you want ; the real thing will of course be all one color (chassis black; body yellow) b) the suspension might look a little weak but again it's a quick build ; the real one will be similar; but heavily reinforced and a bunch more sprins in it. c) wheels ? don't worry we've found an excellent way around that - it was the biggest problem at first; but we've got it sorted :) Depending on when we get the parts they might be in the next part of the build diary... Dan
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  July 12, 2008
Hi Dan! I know a lot about suspension and steering/driving parts. On your photos,can`t say if it is good or not, but it looks a kind of unusually, but keep up a good work and surprise me!
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  July 12, 2008
looks very good so far, Please keep it up i would love to see it finished... but what tyres are big enough for that?
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  July 11, 2008
yea its real cool. and yes i hope the body will be 1 color...black or yellow!
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  July 11, 2008
Please tell me the exterior will be in one color unlike the chassis! Looks good so far, so don't give up!
 
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