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WIP: Gallardo LP 560-4 "Polizia Stradale" with working lights . I was up to post this for a long time, but it's still a work in progress: my own attempt on the Italian Police Gallardo... with working lights! . After finishing my lighted Murciélago SV (and with all the buzz it generated on you in mind... thanks again!), I soon decided to work on another lighted model. I still had some old 9V Light&Sound elements around and when I found the PF-9V adapter wire in a nearby LEGO® store, time had come to combine them and make a policecar. Certainly the famous Gallardo which the Italian Highway Police, - the "Polizia Stradale" – received from Lamborghini as a present was the first choice. I already had most of the blue parts in stock. Then I saw the first preliminary pics of TLC's set ... I had to hurry to get mine done.So this one is NOT based on the official set 8214 - I still don't even own it! However, one of the old light bricks had broken down and I ordered two (you never know what future brings) via BL. The new bricks were soon delivered and finally I had three of those beautiful flashing light bricks, two for the roof and one for spare. Wait, the real car has also flashing blue lights in the rear grill, just behind the B-pillars and in the front bumper intakes. How cool is that? OK, decisions made - NO spare! I opted for the front lights, in my opinion the most dramatic and easiest possibility. But believe me, it was a finicky job to get a good result ... All this "designing-during-building" delayed the project more and more. At least I made up my mind and post it as a WIP - maybe I'll never finish it , who knows. The real car In december, 2004, Lamborghini donated two Gallardos to the "Polizia Stradale" in honor of their 152nd anniversary. Today, those "old" Gallardos are already in museums, as Lamborghini surprised the forces with the brand-new and even more powerful LP 560-4 variant last year. Unfortunately, on november 30, 2009, one car crashed into a row of parked cars near Cremona in northern Italy where it was displayed on a job fair. No one was seriously injured - but the car was totaled beyond repair. For more info on the real car, check out this page. The model I "borrowed" the side intakes from TLC's design, the rest is mostly my own design... I hope so! With all those Gallardos around here, on flickr, Brickshelf etc. it is easily possible that someone already had the one or the other idea. If so, please let me know and I will mention you with all kudos you deserve... nevertheless I think that the front skirt design is unique ;-D Just take a look around... As usual, you can open the bonnet, front hatch and doors... ...and you will find NO detailed engine, NO no trunk with lining and also NO seats, steering wheel or dashboard. It's not a Tesla, but even so you will find a big battery pack instead of an engine ;-) Front hatch showing the siren and front bumper lights. The interior is still missing because the last 9V wire I had at hand was about 4 feet long. Hence the cable spaghetti at the driver's place... There's the master switch... IR receiver activated... To sum up the electric bits and pieces: 1x PF IR remote control 1x PF IR-receiver 1x PF battery box 2 pairs of PF LEDs PF - 9V adapter wire 1x old 9V "Space" siren 3x old 1X4 light brick several plates with electric contacts and finally LOTS of wiring... Lights on Front Rear Emergency lights / siren are independently switchable The video ...is rather basic but shows the whole thing in action... so watch it! You will find a wallpaper in higher resolution here I hope you like this new "electric car". Please take some minutes to write down your pros and cons, as it will help me and others to improve skills. Thanks! MOC by Jens PS: more new stuff soon to come


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