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1/10 1929 Bugatti Type 46
1/10 1929 Bugatti Type 46 Streamline Coupe
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Hi,

Yes, a double dose today !
Don't expect this all the time, I doubt it'll happen again :)

After a little bricklink messing around, I managed to finally get round to ordering the few parts I needed to finish 2 out of 3 of my big cars. I ordered the parts for the TVR Speed 12 too... yet stupidly forgot one type of part that I need a few of... which is a big shame as now it's looking more awesome than ever, so near to completion - much better than the Bentley and Bugatti put together ! ... there's not a lot left I need, but it's very noticeable... imagine a person without a jaw. Not a lot missing, yet it just looks horribly wrong. Same kind of difference here. I'll tell you what's missing : 2x3 wedge bricks, in red; 12 left side and 12 right side. If anybody's feeling generous enough to donate them, or even some of what I need to finish it, let me know and I'll make sure you get recognised for your kindness :)

Anyway, back to the Bugatti. The Bentley I just- posted is a really cool car; yet in my eyes this one's much nicer.

Forget the Veyron. The only Bugatti kids now nowadays is the Veyron. Some teens might know the EB110, too. Maybe only cuz Firas Abu-Jaber just made a really cool one (yes, I did see some people comment on it saying they'd never heard of that Bugatti before...)

Well, wake up. The Veyron is a volkswagen, not a Bugatti. Bugatti was around before 2004, in fact. Just a little. The Type 41 "Royale", one of the biggest, most expensive and impressive cars ever made (photos don't do it justice... I've seen some of the real ones and in person, it's SO much more impressive). But it's known. If You know anything about Bugatti and old cars, that is.
The Type 56 is also very well known, and as much as I like the rear... I dunno, I'm just not that keen on the front somehow.
I personally love this one. The Type 46, or "baby Royale" was made both in a saloon resembling the 'coupe Napoleon' Royale, and this Streamline Coupe form - which I like much better, with the curved, sweeping back.
The Type 50 looks just like it, I'm not sure where the difference lays. Possibly in the engine, I haven't done any research into that.

Anyway, here's a *real* Bugatti. A real car, a gold old hand-made vintage car - built back in the time when looks and quality were actually things that mattered.

Don't be fooled by today's cars. A good looking car by today's standards looks as boring as a bowl of grey porridge next to a 1930's sports coupe. And 'quality' today just means it's going to last long enough for the new model to come out so you can buy that one. My dad's vintage Bentley... well, you just look at the engine and think "no way in a million years is that ever going to break down". It's all about maximising profit, now. Such a shame. Some of the older people among us who have lived through world war 2 have managed to get over it and forgive the germans. Some of them still relive the horrible memories from time to time; and as sorry as I feel for them, I can't help thinking that what suffered the most - and is too far gone to ever recover to its former state - is the entire automotive industry. We'll never see cars built like these again...


...


Sorry, I just needed to rant about that and get the point across. I know, I sound like an old man, "in my day" etc, bit I'm only 19 and having been around many cars like this, new ones just don't compare...

Anyway if anybody's up for helping finish the TVR - which trust me, is going to be a killer MOC - let me know. I've got to go back to university and part with my lego soon, which means it'll be just under a year before I can do anything else on bricklink; but if anybody has some of those wedge bricks spare it could get done much sooner...

Anyway, hope you like the model - I sure am happy with how it turned out; Some of the lines were quite hard to follow, yet I've somehow managed to capure the shape - especially the roof and two-tone paintwork quite well, in my opinion. Hope you like it, too :)

- Dan

























































P.S. Thanks ever so much to Stacey, who owns the Bricklink store "about town, castle and train" for getting me the last few bits I needed to finish this - it means a lot to me :)



Comments

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  March 27, 2014
Quoting XY EZ Wow gorgeous work! The realism is perfect! And I also love ve bugattis; the first I ever heard of was the t35 (I also tried a lego version out) 8-) it's true that the veyron isn't a Bugatti, BUT it is a very good homage of Bugatti 6/5 8-D
Thanks you! And I think you're right there - I'd never thought of the Veyron as a homage to older Bugattis, but in that light, it fits the description perfectly. I haven't done any lego cars in ages... Mostly because I'm busy working on the real thing! I'm starting to restore (to some extent) my 1975 Alfa GT1300 Junior :D - Dan
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  March 26, 2014
Wow gorgeous work! The realism is perfect! And I also love ve bugattis; the first I ever heard of was the t35 (I also tried a lego version out) 8-) it's true that the veyron isn't a Bugatti, BUT it is a very good homage of Bugatti 6/5 8-D
  February 20, 2014
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  February 19, 2014
Quoting sam the first Simply stunning - a gorgeous beast.
Thank you :)
  February 19, 2014
Simply stunning - a gorgeous beast.
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  February 19, 2014
Quoting Timothy Dillman Long Live Technic Figures, you know the group that I made, about technic figures.
Oh, I see... Well, why not then? Go for it :)
  February 18, 2014
Long Live Technic Figures, you know the group that I made, about technic figures.
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  February 18, 2014
Quoting Timothy Dillman Do you think I should bring LLTF to Flickr or not really?
Depends - what's LLTF?
  February 17, 2014
Do you think I should bring LLTF to Flickr or not really?
 I like it 
  August 31, 2012
Truly beautiful. This is by far your best car, you've really captured the look and feel of the real car. Super work, and one of the best cars on the mocpages :)
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  August 7, 2012
Very, very impressive. At first I thought the main picture was just a reference picture of the real thing. Very detailed and well shaped.
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  January 18, 2012
Quoting Marcus Paul My goodness! This is fantastic in all aspects. Really wonderful shaping and color design!
Thank you very much :)
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  January 18, 2012
My goodness! This is fantastic in all aspects. Really wonderful shaping and color design!
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  January 18, 2012
Just one word : magnificent !!!
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  January 2, 2012
Quoting Thomas Graafland Fantastic car!! Especialy from the side the car looks AMAZING!!! I love the steering!! The interior is very good, though a little simple. I like the detailed engine, but I would rather see the moving pistons. The color scheme is done beautiful!!! The rear looks really good! I like the opening hood. Do the doors open too? I love it!! 5/5 :D
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it :) It's one of my favourites that I've made, and I think it's here to stay, unlike a lot of my models. At the time I made it, I didn't have the right parts to make opening doors, so this is my only big car (except the Alfa, which doesn't have doors of course) that doesn't have opening doors. Thinking of it, I might have the parts to make opening doors on it now - something I might do if I'm at a loose end one day.
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  January 2, 2012
Quoting Thomas Graafland Fantastic car!! Especialy from the side the car looks AMAZING!!! I love the steering!! The interior is very good, though a little simple. I like the detailed engine, but I would rather see the moving pistons. The color scheme is done beautiful!!! The rear looks really good! I like the opening hood. Do the doors open too? I love it!! 5/5 :D
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it :) It's one of my favourites that I've made, and I think it's here to stay, unlike a lot of my models. At the time I made it, I didn't have the right parts to make opening doors, so this is my only big car (except the Alfa, which doesn't have doors of course) that doesn't have opening doors. Thinking of it, I might have the parts to make opening doors on it now - something I might do if I'm at a loose end one day.
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  January 2, 2012
Fantastic car!! Especialy from the side the car looks AMAZING!!! I love the steering!! The interior is very good, though a little simple. I like the detailed engine, but I would rather see the moving pistons. The color scheme is done beautiful!!! The rear looks really good! I like the opening hood. Do the doors open too? I love it!! 5/5 :D
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  April 5, 2011
Quoting Mortalswordsman . This is beautiful. I love the how you made the fenders and the curves. Colours are really nice too. Much more polished than my bugatti veyron. Thanks for the advice re: Bricklink, I do use it but postage to the uk can be very expensive. I am trying to get the old red technic street bike with these wheels (different tyres) and most importantly the really cool headlights i used on my ac cobra. Thanks again. Need more pieces!!!
Thanks very much, I did spend quite some time on this one. Good luck finding the parts you need. I very rarely buy them off of ebay or bricklink just due to the price. Instead I usually buy big boxes of assorted second hand stuff - you never know what yopu're getting but it all comes in useful at some point. I got the 8880 car, the pneumatic truck and a couple of other models (complete with instructions) off of one guy once, all for €10 at a flea market - and then somebody at the same market selling two giant (and I do mean big) binbags full of lego... €3 a bag. Grabbed them, too. I've never bought so much since though, I think I just got very lucky that time... Over summer, not sure what'll happen with the sci-fi stuff. One thing I definitely want to make is a monster truck. Not as big as my usual cars, maybe the same scale as my james bond lotus - but just to go a bit more technic again and make something with more functionality in it for a change. Other ideas (though which aren't at all certain and really depend on what parts I have available) are rebuilding/redesigning my big white 30s roadster, and making a model of my favourite microcar. All that really depends on is if I have enough unused parts. - Dan
 I like it 
  April 5, 2011
This is beautiful. I love the how you made the fenders and the curves. Colours are really nice too. Much more polished than my bugatti veyron. Thanks for the advice re: Bricklink, I do use it but postage to the uk can be very expensive. I am trying to get the old red technic street bike with these wheels (different tyres) and most importantly the really cool headlights i used on my ac cobra. Thanks again. Need more pieces!!!
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  March 12, 2011
I really like the color! You said that most people only know the Bugatti Veyron...well the first Bugatti I ever heard about was the Royale.
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  December 10, 2010
Kudos for all the studs - I feel it's rare nowadays to find MOC designers with the balls to embrace the classical, timeless, very signature of Lego aesthetics. Long life to the Stud! May the kids out there take a lesson from you, and acknowledge in the deepness of their souls, minds and hearts to the Power of The Stud! Wahaha :P Cheers again! Congrats! PS.: But the one I am really in love with is the Alfa...
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  December 4, 2010
Score:Quality-25/25--Usage of parts-20/25--features 20/25--Overall build--25/25--Total-90/100
  December 3, 2010
Contest Scores: building quality 24/25 usage of parts 21/25 features 22/25 overall build 24/25 Total Score 91/100
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  November 24, 2010
Oh, it's a shame that so many people are unfamiliar with this car... it had a direct influence on the doors, hood, and grill of the Veyron. This truly was a magnificent car, and cars simply aren't made like this anymore. Your model does this magnificent machine justice.
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  September 28, 2010
I love how your showing the studs on this, makes it look like an actual kit! the shape is PERFECT
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  September 20, 2010
wow, this is very good
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  September 20, 2010
lol! je partage ton opinion sur le studless,c est pas toujours mieux,le snotting non plus,d ailleurs,quelle merveille ta bugatti! les cotes c est assez frappant,mais j apprecie surtout,la silouette! tres reussie,et loin d etre facile en plus,il manque encore des details? ok,ca va etre quelque chose...! la vitre arriere en triangle,est tres interressante,et les roues,super,j en ais que 3 comme ca,dommage,super travail,
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  September 19, 2010
Quoting Flare ... Fantastic! But as always I have only one problem.... where are the tiles!
Well here's my answer :) Firstly, I myself when I look at somebody's model, don't actually even think about whether they're studless or not; so I'm not bothered myself. Secondly, I've mentioned this before, but I hardly have any tiles at all - certainly not enough to cover anything. They usually get priority places such as under opening parts. Lastly, sometimes, it doesn't actually look so good. For example, say I put a black wedge plate on top of a blue normal bigger plate, then covered them both with the right colour tiles. It'd look very messy around the diagonal join - more so than just leaving the lot studded. And of course tiles add extra thickness, which sometimes isn't desired. If you send me over a couple of hundred tiles I'll build you a studless model :) Dan
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  September 19, 2010
Fantastic! But as always I have only one problem.... where are the tiles!
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  September 13, 2010
Dan, you've captured the shape and lines perfectly! Great work on the two-tone paintjob, very charactaristic for this car. And a big engine ofcoarse .
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  September 2, 2010
Pheeew! What a (literally) great car! So true what you said about teens only think of the Veyron when it comes to Bugatti...so how kind of you to give this one the tipical Veyron paint-scheme to make it easily recognizable as a Bugatti ;-) By the way (and with your request for red bricks in mind), I thought about a nother beauty from that decade to accompany the Bugatti: an Alfa Romeo 8C (the old one, of course)!?
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  August 30, 2010
Aaah le maitre des Bugatti a encore frappé ! Vraiment magnifique, et pour citer un detail, je trouve l'idée des murs far-west pour les sieges trés ingenieuse. Superbe !
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  August 25, 2010
That is just plain awesome. I love classic cars, and this is one fine looking model. If only I had the real one in my garage to compare...
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  August 24, 2010
Super, Very nice. The wheels are exceptional. Looks just as expensive as the real one. This is the kind of car i like.
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  August 22, 2010
Quoting Sander van Kreijl By the way: is this a type 46??? Looks more like a type 50, or am I mistaking?
Visually, they are both nearly identical. Both the 46 and 50 come in different body shapes, but one body shape is shared by both - which is probably what made you think it was a 50. This streamline coupé though, I have only seen on the type 46 - here are two photos I used for reference when building: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bc/Bugatti_Type_46.jpg http://www.motorbase.com/pictures/contributions/991201/std_32_bugatti_type_46_streamline_coach.jpg - Dan
  August 22, 2010
By the way: is this a type 46??? Looks more like a type 50, or am I mistaking?
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  August 21, 2010
I was looking forward to seeing this done. Very good work! Lots of details, I like the old school techniques and interior.
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  August 21, 2010
Thanks again for the support, I'm happy everybody likes this so much - Out of all the models I've built this is definately one of my favourites - the nearly-finished TVR coming just before (I prefer the look of the Bugatti though lego-wise the TVR is a much better build) All this nice feedback has prompted me to get started on my next model. As I said in my last comment, I was toying around with an idea; but now this has prompted me to start it. It's a car, it's going to be a big - not only a very big car; but in 1/8 scale too; the biggest I've done besides the Cala - and it's going to all but shadow this one :) I really hope I can get it finished in time before I leave the country to go back for another boring year of university... if not I'll post whatever I get done before then to keep you ticking over :) In the meantime, here's a sneak peek of the design... This is how I go about building my big cars - half of it is pre-planned on paper, the other half is using my imagination whilst building... http://i169.photobucket.com/albums/u216/Twistedmethoddan/PIC_9691.jpg
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  August 21, 2010
Beautiful. The shaping and color work are flawless. My favorite shot is the last photo, it really conveys the fluid lines of this car. Excellent work! Peace ~ Packie
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  August 21, 2010
Now that's what I call interesting! From the paint job (my favorite) to the great overall shape to the amazing details, all I can say here is this is absolutely your best.
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  August 21, 2010
WOW! This looks really good
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  August 20, 2010
Wow, now i see the complete one and must say - perfect.When i saw your wips i thought, mmh, how it´s possible to create it in 1/10.Now i know.Great work.
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  August 20, 2010
So beautiful. As you say, a real Bugatti and an elegant one at that. The Veyron never heard of elegance..
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  August 20, 2010
Cool car, lot of details an the color scheme is great.
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  August 20, 2010
The wheels alone win my heart.
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  August 20, 2010
Wow, the upholstery... simple yet effective!
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  August 20, 2010
Wow, such a positive reaction so quick ! Thanks everybody for all the nice comments :) This has motivated me to start work on something else I had in mind... I go back to university in about 2 weeks so there's no guarantee I'll be able to finish in time; but either way, before I'll leave I'll either post the finished model or a WIP if I can't finish it in time... It's going to be good :) - Dan
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  August 20, 2010
Great job on this, I love how you made the hood!
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  August 20, 2010
thats awsome but i think it would look cooler if it was smooth
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  August 20, 2010
Nice!!! Really great how you caught the curvy paint job and the use of the wooden panels as leather seats as well as the overall lines of this beauty.
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  August 20, 2010
Awesome! probably your best!
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  August 20, 2010
Beautiful model. Classic car, classic bricks : ) Looks great in two-tone too
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  August 20, 2010
Couldn't agree with you more mate. They really don't make cars like that anymore. The luxury cars of the late 20's like the Dusenberg, or this one here, were just stunning pieces of mans ingenuity. Todays mass prdoduce junk don't come near it in terms of appeal and romance. Give me the roaring 20's anyday...
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  August 20, 2010
hey dan could you check out some of my creations plz it would mean a lot to me if you would
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  August 20, 2010
Yeah... That's SOMETHING indeed... Nice lines. I love practictly everything about it... and if you say, that your TVR is going to be a killer MOC, than I better start to glue my "sitting part" to the chair, so when yout TVR sees the daylight, I don't fall off ;) Good luck in finishing you MOCs and good luck in studying also ;)
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  August 20, 2010
This is amazing...Accurate and well-detailed. I agree with your sentiments, too. Most people these days just don't appreciate classic and vintage vehicles. Keep it up!
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  August 20, 2010
this is a true bugatti. Its also an amazing model.
 
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