Here's another sudden MOC that I built lately, it's for a challenge over Flickr about The UK cars, as you can see at the end of this page, I wanted at first to make it in 6 wide, but I didn't like it, so I tried the 8 wide...etc read the story below ;p Any way hope you to like it, I have a large scale model coming soon, that I think you'll all like, it's a very famous car, so see you soon :) Thanks for visiting my page.
About this creation
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé is a British handmade convertible manufactured by Rolls-Royce that debuted at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, on 7 January 2007. The platform is based on the 2003 Rolls-Royce Phantom and has styling heavily derived from the 100EX, a concept car unveiled to celebrate the company's centennial in 2004.
The exterior remains faithful to the marine-nautical theme of the 100EX. The two-door four-seat convertible features rearward opening suicide doors and a two-tone colour scheme that delineates between the upper and lower bodywork and frames the teak wood panelling of the convertible's tonneau cover. Unlike the 2004 concept car, however, the production unit eschews the EX's aluminium bonnet in favour of more easily maintained stainless steel.
The front fascia takes its cues from the 100EX but with the crucial difference of the middle bodywork/raised bonnet/grille assemblage terminating midway down the face rather than continuing downwards and bisecting the front bumper. The headlamps are also taken straight out of the 100EX/101EX concept and are similar to the Phantom's. The deep set rectangular high beams are light-emitting diode (LED) units while the round "faux-foglamp" driving lights are projector-style xenon arc lamps. The exterior is available in more than 44,000 colour combinations.
It combines aluminium technology and hand-crafted materials. All in all, the car continues Rolls-Royce's current design theme, premiered on the P, combining features of luxuriant 1930s Art Deco with cold 21st century "techno-modern".
Acouple of rear side views...
And a top view...
Welcome to the interior section.
The interior is a modern avant-garde reinterpretation of the traditional English gentlemen's clubroom with stylistic influences ranging from minimalism to Art Deco.
Perhaps the car's main design showcase is the yachting-inspired wood veneering that wraps around the 8/9ths top portion of the cabin from coach door to coach door and terminating in a crafted convertible tonneau cover, hand-finished in nautical-grade teak wood panelling sandwiched between an interior band of contrasting hardwood and the bare stainless steel motif of the car's upper exterior bodywork. Similarly with the 100EX and 101EX, the dashboard and the steering wheel are straight out of the Phantom.
A triangular A-pillars with quarter glass, as well as the spring-loaded pop-up rollover hoops behind the rear seats, provide additional strength and protection for the convertible body.
The functional elements:
As usual, everything's open.
My hardest part was to make the hood open, but I could handel it.
Engine / cylinders / valves V / 12 / 48
Fuel management Direct injection
Displacement 6749 cc / 411.8 cu in
Stroke 84.6 mm / 3.33 in
Bore 92.0 mm / 3.62 in
Power output @ engine speed 453 bhp / 460 PS (DIN) / 338 kW @ 5350 rpm
Max torque @ engine speed 720 Nm / 531 lb ft @ 3500 rpm
I built a roof cover as you can see in this picture, of course it's not a working convertible, but I just made it in case the weather get bad or something like that...
Show off photo ;)
And finally, some details
The BIG story:
I wanted at first to build just a small 6 wide car in one night, but ouch!! When I woke up the next day I just said, what I was thinkin' about last night, I don't remember that I was drunk last night :0
Things here are getting better, I decided to build my beauty in 8 wide, instead of 6, you can't say this isn't nice, could you!? Well, I discovered then that I was a bit sleepy when I built this :0
Finally! I woke up :)
Well, I hope so :p
By the way credit goes to Dohoon Kim for the idea of angeling the front windshield.
"I must've been asleep last night" - that happened to me when I built my Enzo Ferrari, so I know what it's like. :) I working on a car (I'm not going to tell anyone here what it is - it's top secret :)) and I hope I'll be able to finish it. Actually, I'll give you a hint: it's a really hard car to build and it's not Italian. Wait!! I gave you two! Oh well, I doubt you'll figure what car I'm building. BTW I gave up building my Ferrari 430 Scuderia. :(
This is the first MOC of yours I ever saw when I first found the 'pages... it's a wonderful build, and very inspiring for me as a builder. The six-wide and eight-wide models were both good, but the ten-wide is just unbelievably stunning.
This is not like your other creations because of its size. Never the less its still full of details and quality that i'm used to see with all your models. You never cease to amaze me man!
PS: review my bike when you get a chance cya
this is just so awesome!
man! i m your fan!
your creations+the proffessional presentation is exeptionnal!
i m honored you commented on my stuff!
you really are the king of cars!
the garage on your home page is fabulous!
and the mustang is just incredible!
you put lego creators to shame!
they would do themself a favour hiring you!
your page is a jewel for lego fans!
thanks a lot for sharing your exeptional talent!
Classy ride! Hey Frias, one of my Students is a fan of your work, his name is Ben. We often talk about your models. Here is one of his older chasis'. He has since rebuilt it and completed at least two or three new versions.
http://www.brickshelf.com/cgi-bin/gallery.cgi?i=3336264 Just thought I would pass it along that you have fans! Peace!
I like it
July 21, 2010
Only word to describe it is... THAT is NICE MAN!!!!
Very, very nice! I love this Rolls-Royce. It's one of the best, i.m.o! Hahaha, I was like the guy below me :O Woah! That is a nice Chrysler 300! Oh, wait.... -.- It's a Rolls-Royce Phantom! That is even better! :p
I love the fact that every time I view one of your cars, I will get to see new techniques. I also get to see excellence in capturing the car's essence. This Rolls-Royce is another beautiful example of Lego engineering excellence in automobiles. Thanks for sharing.
I like it
June 10, 2010
OMG.....Big car, Smal creation :D i love this thing!
Excellent work! (AGAIN!!!) Sure, the 10-wide version is the best one, but the 6 and 8-wide versions are also beautiful. I think it looks better with the roof, because it adds to the car's smooth lines. I'm looking forward to seeing that large-scale car you were talking about!
Awesome! Very recognizable! Very good job on hinging all the functional features-my favorite is the one for the hood. Nice job in shaping the overall design of the car! You manage to pack so many detail into this 10-wide model. Great work! Keep building! -Anthony Dunne
Hey Firas, you are back to great activity again! Love this Rolls Royce. Shape is very accurate, and the interior is awesome. Another winner my friend, i really like it. Some minor critism on the double front window. Somehow it is out of balance compared to your normal design solutions, otherwise superb work as always.
Naturally I would prefer my own Luxury Coupé in the real word, but no doubt; you have the best LEGO car! So so clean and full of great details. However I think it should have been a bit taller, in my eyes it looks a bit too low. Stil worth a lot of smiley-faces though.
Ouu, Is that A teaser for a new car ( The back round of the 3rd last pic) Or is that something you already made? Either way Excellent moc For the side! I Don't see how it can get much better than this :D
I like it
Dave and John Xandegar
June 9, 2010
She's a beauty, Brother...inside and out!! The Firas machine is still in top form...Love it!!