Ferrari 599 GTB-4 four door sedan LT RC PF + movie . Since a couple of months I didn't upload any Lego creations to this site, but that was because I had a busy time during school and holidays.
I've built a Lego Ferrari four door concept car based on the 8145 set, but I added Power Functions to it. One way to show the PF when the Ferrari is in heat, was to edit a movie.
I'll say: watch the movie, the action gets better...and don't forget to turn loud the sound...haha .
It all began on the university in the 2nd semester of previous class, during June. There was an Automotive Design course which I followed, together with other college buddies.
The principal assignment was to create a new car design from a car that already exists, or from a concept that isn't even produced yet. There were a lot of ideas like designing a totally new bodywork for a Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro, Mercedes-Benz sportscar etc.
Then statistically all members in my project group chose the magnificent...Ford Mustang to modify!...then there was some “to be continued” spell over us and the next week we decided to redesign a totally Italian stallion Sports car!
We took the current Ferrari production car with the hottest design as an example for that typical Italian Stallion car. Then we started discuss and brainstorm about how to modifie it.
We started to look at the marketing positions of the current production cars and we discovered that there is a craze for four door coupes.
We took the conclusion that the year 2010 stands – among other things in the automotive world though – for the sporty four door coupes! And If it is right, the numbers of four door coupes will only grow till 2020 and further.
It was time to lay down the photos, illustrations etc. next to each other for a critical comparison. The cars that were suitable for examples for our assignment were:
Audi A7, Mercedes CLS, Porsche Panamera, Aston Martin Rapide, Lamborghini Estoque, Maserati Quattroporte etc.
We applied some elements of these four door coupes on our Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and together we made some sketches. After looking at those sketches I remembered that I could download the building instructions from the Lego site and use them for rebuilding a totally new version of the Ferrari 599 GTB, which had not be seen from June 2010.
Because I already had plans for creating a radiograffically controlled scale model of a car from Lego components, it was a waste to nót to apply the Lego Power Functions add ons, so I didn't only plan to build a static scale model of the Ferrari, but I inserted...stuffed the chassis with various Power Functions add ons to make everything super imposing.
When I started to insert the PF components, the chassis looked like it was drowned in spaghetti. Very funny though, it is a real “spaghetti car”.
Power functions appliances were the chance to not only present the way the car looks, but also to show how it drives. You wanna know what I modified on the original Lego model of the 599 Fiorano? Here it comes:
- extended chassis
- extended amplitude (2 x 5 mm)
- extended roof
- wheel frames with springs
- two seats behind
- two rear doors
- Power Functions RC receiver
- 1 PF medium motor for steering
- parking brake
- 4 PF medium motor for rear wheel drive
- 6 battery accupack in the truck
- plastic V12 engine
- manual central steering axle
I didn't buy the original Lego 8145 set to build the 599 GTB model. I collected every single component from other Lego sets. That's also why I didn't include any stickers.
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