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5867 F1 car
Alternate model of Creator set 5867 "Super Speedster".
About this creation
Formula 1 cars are so curvy that they are difficult to replicate with bricks, especially on smaller scale. Several times before the idea was to make an F1 car as an alternative from set 5867, but because of problems converting the shape until now it always turned out in something else. Once Dave Teague presented his Formula 1 alternate from this same set, the persistence was there to build one too.


The aerodynamic shape of an F1 car is the hardest thing to convert to bricks.



F1 cars have a very distinctive shape, easily recognizable.



The car has such a low profile that the driver is half lying in the car.



The diffuser on the back has to reduce drag.



The wing end plates guide as much airflow past the front wheels.



Could be a Ferrari...



It looks pretty aggressive from straight on.



The floor had to be built upside down to provide a 'smooth' surface to be able to build sideways immediately.



Comments

 I like it 
  April 22, 2014
You have changed the way I build with Lego, Nathanael. Have bought a 5867 for 2.5 euros in a garage sale, found these pages, worked, worked and worked until I managed to re build all your alternates... it was like an intensive crash course that opens your mind ! Chapeau bas et surtout merci :)
 I like it 
  December 21, 2013
To the guy that posted the last comment: there ARE instructions! Nathanaël has just put 2 books on sale each one with 10 instructions of Super Speedster alternatives!
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  November 7, 2012
Very, very nice! Shame, that I can't build it at home because no instructions - bottom is very clever :(
  June 24, 2012
It's a excellent creation! Fantastic, really.. If you want, see my creation of Ferrari F2012 at http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/328869
  July 6, 2011
I've just finished rebuilding this model. I chose this, because I thought it would be easy. It didn't looked like there could be too much hidden inside. Well, I was wrong. It definitely took me some time but in the end I managed to rebuild it with every little detail visible from the photos. And what do I have to say? This model is way beyond building techniques known from official sets. It really broadened my mind. So to everybody: don't ask for building instructions. Take the challenge! It's possible and pretty much worth it.
 I like it 
  February 18, 2011
Good job Nathanael ! with my little boy (5 years old), we just want to ask you if it's possible to have a kind of "instructions" of your alternative models ? I've already printed the "bonus " model on the official Lego site and I'm looking after new ideas :) with the 5867 set. Sorry for my english :( I'm french...
 I like it 
  February 10, 2011
This is one of my favourite official lego sets - small and well proportioned and i like your mods too.
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  January 27, 2011
great work. even better when you are able to build something great as this with limited parts.
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  January 27, 2011
Yours definately looks better! It's perfect. And knowing that you worked with limited set of parts, wow...just wow ... magnificent work!
 I made it 
  January 26, 2011
Quoting Stephane Ankh Ouch ! Thats drive me mad. How did you attach the bottom in reverse ? Can you publish a picture of theses parts unbuilt ? I agree this can be a BONUS instruction notice for this set !
The build is too complicated for the target group and therefore not suitable for an official bonus instruction. Just send me a mail (mailaddress is on every picture) and I'll try to provide you with a bit more info on the internal structure. I'm not going to give everything away though, just to challenge you a bit. ;-)
 I like it 
  January 26, 2011
Ouch ! Thats drive me mad. How did you attach the bottom in reverse ? Can you publish a picture of theses parts unbuilt ? I agree this can be a BONUS instruction notice for this set !
 I like it 
  January 7, 2011
One of the best F1s anyone could see, it looks like LEGO should release an instructional book for this model in this set, great work.
 I like it 
  November 3, 2010
Pretty realistic!
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  October 13, 2010
Great model, still hard to believe that it´s an alternate build. The detail level it´s excellent, and keep them coming! This set it´s so awesome.
 I like it 
  September 9, 2010
Wow.
 I like it 
  September 8, 2010
Great model; and as the previous comment points out, a lot of inventive use of limited parts to produce something accurate. I like this a lot!
  September 8, 2010
This is another great single set MOC. This goes to show how much is possible even with a limited parts palette. If you look carefully at most of Nathanael's models, you will likely find some technique that you can learn from and incorporate into your future models to make them better. As I look at this example, the lesson for me is to look for ways to have a single part represent many details. For example, take a look at the rear view picture above. Notice how Nathanael has represented the F1 car's rear diffuser (this is the part of the car that is at the very back, underneath at the very end of the car that controls the way the air flows out from under the car) and it's complicated arrangement of ducts and fins by utilizing the two hinge plates. It is a simple and elegant solution. There are many other instances of this kind of detailing on this model (like the hinge block that is used at the each end of the front wing). It is this type of attention to detail that makes a good model GREAT.
 I like it 
  September 6, 2010
Sweet ride. Really smooth looking.
 I made it 
  September 6, 2010
Quoting Firas Abu-Jaber Much better IMO! I'm really amazed by your photos quality as well as your build, keep up the good work my friend.
Thanks Firas! To get a comment like that from someone who knows how to present his fantastic models himself means a lot!
 I like it 
  September 5, 2010
I'm guessing building the car's side pods gave too much trouble for you.Yet you managed to execute them perfectly.
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  September 5, 2010
Much better IMO! I'm really amazed by your photos quality as well as your build, keep up the good work my friend.
 I like it 
  September 5, 2010
Nice work, Dude!
 I like it 
  September 5, 2010
I like the car and I like your approach on building. I also often use one or two sets when I build, it's rather challenging...
 
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