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Maserati 250F
Maserati 250F – Formula 1 car from the 1950s .
About this creation
Turn the driver’s head to steer the front wheels and steering wheel. V12 engine and a few small rear suspension details. I also created this new wheel design.

Inspired by Lego Builders' 1960 Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage . Built for his Maserati Team in the Classic Race Teams Group .







































I know this is quite a simple build, but that was exactly what I was trying to do – I wanted an authentic and vintage 'wooden toy feel', and something fun to play with. My kids can’t stop playing with it :D. Hope you like it.

Oh, thanks for all your comments whilst I was away guys.



Comments

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  December 4, 2012
it s very interesting, it must have a great rolling feeling to it, I like the original technique you used on these tires, I don t mind the studs much with that kind of shape, very nice indeed!
  August 24, 2012
Hi Joe! I bought the 9398 Crawler last week! It took not too much time to build it! (after the Unimog :))) It's a good fun to play with, but I think the weight of it is too big for these motors. The batteries lose their strength quickly. It has diffs, so sometimes it can't go further. But the funniest thing is that it can go only on the front, or only on the rear wheels because the battery box is in high position! :D I don't want to persuade you, I've just tell my experiences! :)
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  July 14, 2012
Awesome! But I think you should just cover the top and sides with tiles so it's smooth.
MortalSwordsman .
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White Knight
  July 9, 2012
Remarkable, very nice indeed !>.....well done
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  July 9, 2012
Nice model, and a fun way to steer it !
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  July 8, 2012
Awesome! Might be a bit simple compared to your other stuff but still great work on the shape and exterior details :-) And i agree, that camouflaged steering is a cool idea!
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  July 8, 2012
haha thanks guys. Yes it is a 'Head of God' system :D. I am planning to use this technique again but with a refined design.
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  July 7, 2012
Lovely little vintage-styled model. I really like the flow of the exhaust and the wheel design. Do I spy HOG (Head of guy >.<) steering via the man's head? If so, that's nicely incorporated :)
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  July 7, 2012
Too studly for me, but the steering head HOG is brilliant!
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  June 22, 2012
Love it. Simple, old-skool and very playable. Love the wheel design too. 5 stars
  June 21, 2012
Quoting Mortal Swordsman . Hi Nils, glad to see you back on the Pages :D.
Yeah, I've been quite busy in the office recently and my "summer hobby" needed some time, too :-)) I think now I'll find some more time for MOCpages, again...
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  June 20, 2012
Ok, you have a little idea of how to play with your little Lego bricks... NOT! Great job again MS! You go MortalSwordsman!
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  June 20, 2012
Great car! I love how the head of the guy looks! Very ingenious! The car is superb! Very sleek and awesome looking! The tubes just add to the effect! Spectacular creation and keep up the STUPENDOUS work!
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  June 20, 2012
Hi Nils, glad to see you back on the Pages :D. Thanks everyone else for the kind comments.
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  June 20, 2012
Wow, that's so cool, I love those classic F1 racers! Great shaping + great details + great steering function = Great job! :-))
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  June 15, 2012
WOW! This is perfect!
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  June 15, 2012
looks really good, the shape is great! 5/5
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  June 15, 2012
Definitely has the looks and feels of a wooden toy, so cudos to you! Was also glad to read that you are finally convinced to buy set 5867. It's about time! I actually gave the set a break to finally finish this Technic creation I was working on. You might want to check it out.
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  June 14, 2012
Quoting Calvin . Love the front, Mortal!
Thanks Calvin. It looks like people either love it or hate it ;).
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  June 14, 2012
Love the front, Mortal!
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  June 14, 2012
Quoting Iceman . Nice! That head turning function is an awesome idea!
Thanks Ice, I might use this technique again.
  June 14, 2012
Hi! I think it will cost more than 150 considering the 8043 Excavator...:( I like power functions. I'm now making a big technic moc with motor!
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  June 14, 2012
Nice! That head turning function is an awesome idea!
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  June 13, 2012
Thanks guys, glad you like the classic look. It is always good fun using vintage lego - it always brings back good memories. @ Chris - I remember those sets. Most of my remaining vintage stuff (late 70s early 80s) is technic. Big fan of technic as a kid, but I also had a few classic space sets. I have lost most of it, but just had enough to make my classic space punk. I recently bought a load of classic space minifigs, but have not got around to using them. Hopefully soon.
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  June 13, 2012
Old spirit is here.., nice work..!
MortalSwordsman .
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Chris Melby
  June 12, 2012
Still here, where did you come up with the idea to turn the tires inside out like that, it adds a great effect! Z
MortalSwordsman .
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Chris Melby
  June 12, 2012
Well, I think the effect was worked great. It really chaps my hide that I let a bunch of bricks from my childhood go, I used to have scores of those kind of tires! They came on a lot of the original Technic stuff, and a favorite classic space missile launcher! It's cool to see you build some different stuff other than super heroes too. Looking forward to your next MOC, Z
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  June 12, 2012
Looks very nice and classic! I like overall shape and wheel. very well done!!
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  June 12, 2012
Quoting Parrington Levens well shaped, love the way you handled the intake in front, and that wheels look dangerous!
Thanks PL. Yeah they would cut your legs off if you get too close.
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  June 12, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby Still here, where did you come up with the idea to turn the tires inside out like that, it adds a great effect! Z
Glad you are still here Z. The place wouldn't be the same without you. Just trying to do something different with the tyres - I wanted to create a multi spoke design. I like them most in the photo from the side. Stay out of trouble ;) hahaha
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  June 12, 2012
well shaped, love the way you handled the intake in front, and that wheels look dangerous!
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  June 12, 2012
Not so simple... It looks sturdy and very playable. very accurate too. I like it!!
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  June 11, 2012
Magnificent ! Gentlemen ,start your engines !
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  June 11, 2012
Wow! You captured the feeling of an old race very well! I like the head as a steering wheel, it makes the car really playable! Great work! A question: do you want to buy the new 9398 Crawler? I think that is a very good set. - Gabor :)
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  June 11, 2012
This is great little car. I really like the front end details.
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  June 11, 2012
It's the head that gets into my head.I like the lip too, the car's, I meant.
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  June 11, 2012
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera I love this! The side profile is my favourite angle. Some really clever imaginative details here, like the wheels and front air intake. But my favourite feature is the 'Head of God' steering lol He looks like he's smiling at me in that last picture :) For a 3/4 hour build this is really very good and I enjoyed it very much! I just hope it survives demolition so I can come and play with it soon ;-)
Haha thanks Tomaso - the side view and top view are my favourites. Those upside down studs make perfect eyes and the smiley face was a bonus :). It is not going to last long - I want to build a Lotus 49b next or maybe a Jag for Nick's team.
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  June 11, 2012
I love this! The side profile is my favourite angle. Some really clever imaginative details here, like the wheels and front air intake. But my favourite feature is the 'Head of God' steering lol He looks like he's smiling at me in that last picture :) For a 3/4 hour build this is really very good and I enjoyed it very much! I just hope it survives demolition so I can come and play with it soon ;-)
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  June 11, 2012
Quoting Larry Pan I love the idea of using those pieces for the grill! I'm finally starting summer break tomorrow so I'll probably begin building again :)
Thanks Larry. Hope you enjoy your break, and I can't wait to see your next project.
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  June 11, 2012
I love the idea of using those pieces for the grill! I'm finally starting summer break tomorrow so I'll probably begin building again :)
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  June 11, 2012
Quoting Chris Melby M, what a twist to see something like this, it is very designer, and has a look all of its own! Very cool!
Thanks Z, just trying to keep things fresh. I am due to start my next super hero moc soon.
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  June 11, 2012
Quoting George Staples M. This is great! The driver always looks where he is going. ;) That is a very cool idea to have the head turn the wheels. It looks very fun to play with.
Thanks George. Yeah he is always looking in the right direction ;). I cant stop zoomimg it around the table.
MortalSwordsman .
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kenneth rattledge
  June 10, 2012
very nice build, I like how the wheels have turned out, the driver also, excellent.
MortalSwordsman .
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Chris Melby
  June 10, 2012
M, what a twist to see something like this, it is very designer, and has a look all of its own! Very cool!
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  June 10, 2012
M. This is great! The driver always looks where he is going. ;) That is a very cool idea to have the head turn the wheels. It looks very fun to play with.
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  June 10, 2012
Thanks for the comments everyone :)
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  June 10, 2012
Nice use of those flex tubes!
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  June 10, 2012
Sectacular! Very accurate!
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  June 10, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  June 10, 2012
Nice car! Great idea with the head-steering and I like the wheels.
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  June 10, 2012
nice build
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  June 10, 2012
Nice!
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  June 10, 2012
The head steering is really clever! The whole shaping is well done too.
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  June 10, 2012
I can see it was only a quickie, as It lacks the detail of your other cars, but I just love that shape and the yellow tubing on the nose! Th e man is quite nice too.
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  June 10, 2012
Thanks boys and girls. @ Fritz - Haha thanks for the compliment. This is only a quick build that took 3 or 4 hours, but my more detailed cars can take weeks to build
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  June 10, 2012
Delightful... I can see why your kids enjoy playing with it! :)
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  June 10, 2012
OMG...MortalSwordsman, you MIST make more cars! This is up there with DeTomaso and Malte Dorowski! ;)
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  June 10, 2012
Nicely done! The front is excellent, and I like the use of tubing. Great work!
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  June 10, 2012
The wheels are pretty cool and the engine rocks!
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  June 10, 2012
Thanks guys. Glad you like it. The wheels are made by removing the original hubs and trapping the tyre between the pulley wheels (at the back) and the curved cogs/gears (the teeth fit perfectly into the holes in the tyre). It works very well and is strong enough for my kids to play with it.
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  June 10, 2012
Most magnificent Maserati. Love it. Like an old boyscout wooden racer but oh so much better. Awesome job on the steering/driver. Great build. ~cheers
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  June 10, 2012
Cool, man!
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  June 10, 2012
Hi Joost :D :D. Great to hear from you. Hope all is well in your world. Thanks for you comment buddy @ Marcus and Nick - glad you like the 'Head of God' :)
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  June 10, 2012
Excellent work, I love the style and it has indeed such a retro feeling. Much greetings!!
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  June 10, 2012
Wow, great to see a new car from you! I especially love the silhouette and the wheel design - and the fantastic "Head of God" (HOG) steering system, of course ;-)
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  June 10, 2012
Sick car!
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  June 10, 2012
Gotta love this! The steering is a fantastic bonus, the driver's head is perfect! It's good to see a car from you again! But I'm not fond of the yellow hose. I think yellow wheel arches (like my birdcage) might look better. Just a thought. I'm discouraged at the moment, so inspiration isn't on my side; I won't be posting frequently (especially cars won't be finished anytime soon). Have fun MOCing! ;-) Still a 5/5 build. -LB Jr.
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  June 10, 2012
The steering head is a masterstroke. This is delightfully playable - have fun! P.S. Dig the wheel design :-)
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  June 10, 2012
Cool! This shows that creations don't need to be complicated to be good. I like the use of the head as steering wheel. 5/5
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  June 10, 2012
Nice shaping
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  June 10, 2012
Thanks guys. Fun to build and play with. I am particularly proud of the steering head :D
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  June 10, 2012
a work of art!
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  June 10, 2012
Cool head steering. Nice part usage. Who could resist a red Maserati?
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  June 10, 2012
Fantastic, you've captured the feel of 50's F1 in lego amazingly, well done
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  June 10, 2012
great parts usage the only thing i would have done was tile the top, other than that great as always!
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  June 10, 2012
This is EPIC!The best i've seen here on MOC pages.I like the round front and other great details.Keep bricking!:D
 
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