Dark purple - the color, Harry Potter's knight bus (#4755) is made of. Very sad, that Lego had some trouble with huge brightness variations. For a long time, they didn't made any bricks in that awesome color.
These photos are made in the Legoland Windsor, while it was closed for public. So all the background buildings, including the awesome London Bridge were made by the Modelmakers.
Sadly it's typical for mid-rear engine cars, that they get termperatur problems. I don't know, who was the first one, who used the ice scoops as smoke, but it's a brilliant idea.
Wow, nice setting and a phenomenal ride! The color choice is awesome, as there are just a few parts available in this color. How do I know? Well, I'm playing around with a new car that I'll make sooner or later. Needs quite a few in this color & comes from the same region as Lotus *hint*...Bye & well done, Jens