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1:10 scale Pagani Huayra

A red and black beauty with medium stone grey accents. Breathtakingly detailed and packed with functionality. Released as an exclusive limited run of only ten sets. Delivered in a high quality German packaging container. Here is my latest model, a 1:10 replica of the Pagani Huayra.

The Pagani Huayra

This model is like no other model. It has over 2700 parts. It features an 8 speed gearbox that is controlled through the gear shift stick in the center console in exactly the same way as the real car. It’s clamshell bonnets can open to reveal the cantilevered suspension setups on all wheels. A detailed V8 engine sits in the back, surrounded by all the tubing and piping to feed air and fuel to this hungry monster. Hand of god wheels are placed discretely in the model to operate the chairs, the gearbox, the steering and the drive height adjustment of the front wheels.

A front view with the butterfly doors opened

The aerobrakes in the front and back are moving like the real car when going through a corner. In every part of the car the design is replicating the details from the real car. From the iconic ellipse-shaped front lights to the quadruple exhausts. The interior is decorated in warm, dark hues of brown, grey and gold. The chairs are fully adjustable.

A view from the passenger side showing the luxurious interior

The model uses flexaxles in abundance to recreate the smooth curves of the original car. Despite the curves and angles in the bodywork the model is extremely stiff and can lifted by the roof without fear of it breaking apart. The stiffness of the structure is generated in the same way as the real car through a monocoque structure surrounding the cockpit.

The smooth lines running from the front to the back are clearly visible in this shot

The instructions will be printed in full colour on glossy paper, while the parts will be packed in a high-quality German storage system. This set is limited to ten copies due to some of the rare parts used in this model. It can be ordered through the webshop and will be delivered with free shipping.

The imposing rearview with the slanted rearlights and quad exhausts
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The blue brothers

Hi,

After a long, long period of silence it is time to showcase some new models. One I already blogged about a while (actually over a year) ago, the other one is a non-exclusive commissioned build. Both of them are inspired by models of the same supercar manufacturer, but I am not allowed to use their name, so you’ll have to guess for yourself which company that is.

Let me start with the elder brother.

Il Toro Azzurro

This model came out of a cooperation with Marco van Overbeeke. Marco is a talented freelance automotive designer who has earned his stripes in the hypercar market. He designed the bodywork, like he would for real cars and I converted that design into LEGO Technic. Here is the final result:

Il Toro Azzurro

This car has a V10 in the front, a 4 speed sequential gearbox operated with flappy pedals at the steering wheel, a D-N-R switch in the console, independent suspension on all wheels, 4 wheel drive and of course all doors can open. But the feature that makes this build special is the 4 wheel steering. Not only does this car have 4 wheel steering, but it also changes behavior depending on the gear you are in. In first gear (low speeds) the wheels steer in the opposite direction, so you can turn in a tighter circle. In fourth gear (high speeds) the wheels turn all in the same direction, so you can go smoother switch lanes at high speed.
A second special feature in this car is the fact that the bodywork is completely removeable from the chassis:

The bodywork can be taken off the chassis in one piece

Instructions for this model are now for sale in my shop.
The partslist can be found here.

The PF Tribute

The second blue brother is another supercar. Below it is shown in a dark-blue, medium-blue livery, but since the medium blue is full of rare parts I made instructions available for a dark-blue/white combo. Also this car is righthand drive, whereas the instructions are for a left-hand drive version.

A convertible supercar, what more can you wish for?

It of course has the usual supercar features:

  • A V10 engine in the back
  • An 8 speed gearbox with separate D-N-R switch in the central console
  • Independent suspension on all wheels
  • Electrical flappy pedals, using a servo motor to switch gears
  • Normal steering

And it also has a couple more special features:

  • The front suspension can be raised using the LEGO PF IR remote control
  • The roof can open and close using the LEGO PF IR remote control

Especially the convertible roof mechanism is a joy to watch. Have a look at the video below to see it in action and keep in mind that only one button press is needed to complete the entire process of opening the deck lid, folding out the roof and closing the lid again.

Watch the roof mechanism in action

Also for this model instructions are for sale in my shop.
The partslist can be found here.