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Jaguar D Type - Ecurie Ecosse
And the chorus, led by Mr. Ape Fight, yells, 'About time too!'
About this creation

Classic Race Teams

Finally, there's something lurking in my big blue transporter...



Said transporter has had plenty of time to gather dust while I procrastinate over how to fill it. Fortunately, Senator Chinchilla helped me out with that a little while ago. Now it's my turn; lets see what we have here...



It's a recreation of the 1956 Le Mans winning D-Type, and there are differences between years. This one has no fin and fewer lights than S.C.'s later version.



Still the same incredibly difficult shape, though.



Buried in each light is a trans. clear headlight brick. Any excuse...



One piece bonnet assembly for easy access to that straight six XK engine with it's trio of twin choke carbs. It's made of lots of pieces, actually; small ones...



Oh look, it closes too.



There's a removable cover for the passenger side and a tiny door for the driver.



Everything you need and nothing you don't...



A shapely rear, possibly...



With a drop-down panel to cover the spare wheel, which isn't there.



That technicy underside - this has the full suite of 'Technic Supercar' features, which means suspension (wishbones front, live axle on trailing arms rear), working steering, a reciprocating 6 cylinder engine and a forward/reverse transmission. Surprisingly, it steers well without fouling the arches, due to a pivot point inside the tyres and a limited lock.



A second chassis in it's naked glory - This will be displayed at next year's Great Western Lego show and I'll need another car.



After a boat load of small blue plates are applied, it'll look like this, although I will do a different variant.



With thanks to Ape Fight, for the awesomeness that is Classic Race Teams, and MortalSwordsman and DeTomaso Pantera who will be displaying their teams as well; and anyone else who fancies a go...




Comments

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  December 3, 2012
nice kit, I like this car model, it sure ain t easy to do!
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  November 30, 2012
Quoting Nils O. I have one question: Which rims did you use for the wheels? I didn't know that there were any other than the original classic Technic rims that have the right size for these tires... Great job, again! :-)) P.S.: Congratulations on the Top 2 in "Across MOCpages"! :-))
Thanks Nils. Those wheels come from set 8285 - the big tow truck - and are the same size as the old Technic 20x30 type.
  November 30, 2012
My list with models that are waiting for a comment is getting so long that I almost forgot this beauty (NnoVVember was a busy time for me...)! It is done, at least, there it is, the D Type for your transporter! I could cut and paste one of my comment from each of your other Technic supercars and I think it would fit here, too ;-)) The combination of awesome light weight body work and great Technic functions is awesome as always! You even managed to build chassis and body as two modules, just like the cars of that time. I can't wait to see what you have planned for the 2nd chassis :-)). I have one question: Which rims did you use for the wheels? I didn't know that there were any other than the original classic Technic rims that have the right size for these tires... Great job, again! :-)) P.S.: Congratulations on the Top 2 in "Across MOCpages"! :-))
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  November 29, 2012
great job! it has a great shape. I like it that you can see very well its lego.
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  November 28, 2012
Those top and side studs line-up perfectly, yet it is a curvaceous beast! This is sensational, Sir Barrett! :-)
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  November 28, 2012
How could I miss this blue pearl?!!? Wow! you must have suffered while building the frame, it's quite complex... But the final result is stunning! And I don't even talk about the accurate and sturdy chassis. I just regret that Lego do not make more different trans clear parts, you could have been able to build smoother headlights (but I'm splitting hairs!) ;)
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  November 28, 2012
Awesome build. The shape of this car is really hard to capture and you've done an amazing job!
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  November 27, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . Wow Nick you have done it again. This is simply brilliant. I canít believe you have managed to make this a supercar and still retain a perfect shape, no wonder it took you so long to build. It is inspirational builds like this that makes me want to build another car. I hope to start building again soon but I must admit I am really struggling to get started. Fantastic stuff my friend
Thanks Joe - We must get our transporters and cars together soon :-)
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  November 27, 2012
Wow Nick you have done it again. This is simply brilliant. I canít believe you have managed to make this a supercar and still retain a perfect shape, no wonder it took you so long to build. It is inspirational builds like this that makes me want to build another car. I hope to start building again soon but I must admit I am really struggling to get started. Fantastic stuff my friend
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  November 27, 2012
Fantastically epic design!
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  November 25, 2012
ravishingly beautiful!
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  November 24, 2012
That's beautiful!!!
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  November 23, 2012
well done. fantastic detail aswell.
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  November 22, 2012
Wow, what a beauty! And so many functions in there! Well worth the long wait. 5 smilies.
Nick Barrett
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White Knight
  November 21, 2012
Very fine indeed !>.....well done Nick
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  November 21, 2012
Very fine!
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  November 21, 2012
Well done. -LB Jr.
  November 21, 2012
Oh, I forgot to add - it looks great on the transporter :)
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  November 21, 2012
Don't know how I missed this beauty! You're absolutely fantastic at creating the curvature of the car using only studs, another plus is that it matches Senator's D-type very well :) Once again however, I've gotten a headache by looking at the technic-y bits of this car. Great build :D 5/5
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  November 21, 2012
Another excellent recration of a classic beauty! Very well done!
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  November 21, 2012
Very nice build, clever sculpting to achieve a tricky shape!
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  November 21, 2012
The master of blocky studfull beautiful creations is back. Love that Jag. Nice color combination of blue and white. Truck is magnificent as well. These are the things I could look at for hours especially if I get to see them live.
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  November 21, 2012
Two (chassis) for the price of one (not really), sounds like a deal offered in Road & Track magazine years ago.Great work, Nick.
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  November 21, 2012
It's a thing of beauty!
Nick Barrett
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Chris Melby
  November 20, 2012
Lego has posted on their Pick a Brick website that they are having a shortage of Blue bricks, and the shipping times to the states will be delayed, WELL, I guess I know why! J/K =D Absolutely show stopping awesomeness NIC, the truck, the car, everything! Z
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  November 20, 2012
Another beautiful and highly detailed model. Top work as always.
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  November 20, 2012
Definitely a tough build to try and capture the curved shaping. Good job.
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  November 20, 2012
This is terrible... terribly great! Really nice job Mr. Barrett!
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  November 20, 2012
Amazing job of a stupidly hard car to build! The curves are perfect, and very beautiful :) I envy your fantastic building skills ;) nice to see your transporter finally has a car to go with it :) 5/5
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  November 20, 2012
Quoting Parrington Levens Wicked! Love this thing. What a shape, and you got it done well. Sheesh England used to be great, what ever happened?
Well, that's a long story, I'm afraid.... Thanks Parrington!
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  November 20, 2012
Wicked! Love this thing. What a shape, and you got it done well. Sheesh England used to be great, what ever happened?
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  November 20, 2012
great shaping!
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  November 20, 2012
Quoting Marcus Paul Superb, I love all those curves! This can only be built in studded look, I guess - the studs soften the curves in a very smooth way.
You couldn't be more right! Thanks, Marcus.
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  November 20, 2012
Fantastic shape! I like that you built the bricks in different directions! :)
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  November 20, 2012
Fantastic work, amazing job on the curves.
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  November 20, 2012
Excellent shaping! I should probably start working on my 'Cuda...
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  November 20, 2012
Superb, I love all those curves! This can only be built in studded look, I guess - the studs soften the curves in a very smooth way. The functions are fantastic, too.
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  November 20, 2012
Amazing work!
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  November 20, 2012
Quoting Senator Chinchilla . I've just been put to shame. =)
Not really, Senator. Don't forget, you did yours quickly and this took me many weeks; plus I have the advantage of an unlimited supply of small blue plates :-)
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  November 20, 2012
this is amazing!! awesome detail! good job!
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  November 20, 2012
I've just been put to shame. =) Very much awesome here, Nick! The shaping is excellent, and those white circles are SPOT on! Nice engine and technicy bits as well.
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  November 20, 2012
A great model of what he find one of the most beautiful race cars ever build. Excellent job, really !!!
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  November 20, 2012
Fantastic job! It's a beauty in every detail :)
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  November 20, 2012
Wonderful car to go with that great transporter! Great build with terrific shaping, love the old school studs up look too.
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  November 20, 2012
Beautiful, I can think of nothing that would improve this - its perfect!
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  November 20, 2012
Awesome! I love it!
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  November 20, 2012
This was very well worth waiting. Amazing work!
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  November 20, 2012
looks perfect, the shape is great. 5/5
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  November 20, 2012
Impressive! A great replica! Well done Nick!
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  November 20, 2012
WOW... a studded Jag with complex curves... and inner guts too... I'm trully impressed! :)
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  November 20, 2012
Wow! This turned out great, Dude! Even fits in the truck. Well done, yet again!
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  November 20, 2012
Excellent little car, with a very comlex shape!
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  November 20, 2012
Quoting David Alexander Smith Hopefully I'll make it over to the Great Western Show next time and see this one in the flesh, or should that be in the plastic. Great stuff!
Thanks David. Hope to see you there! And some classic space goodies :-)
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  November 20, 2012
Amazing work Nick!
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  November 20, 2012
Wow,its excellent!I love those curved and snotted lines,the colour is nice aswell,and I'm really impressed by that compact and very neat chassis design you builded! 10/10 :-)
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  November 20, 2012
Superb Nick! You did it, and you did it in style! Again it's almost a shame to cover that chassis it looks great and there are two :-) The bodywork is splendidly sculpted and the D-Type curvyness is well executed. It looks like you've attached the back of one of my birds at the back haha. Bring on STEAM next year! I still have another two Porsche's to build for the transporter :-)
  November 20, 2012
Nice build!
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  November 20, 2012
Beautiful.
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  November 20, 2012
This is jawdropping! Love the curves. The colors are amazing. I like how you used the windshield! :D everything looks awesome! :)
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  November 20, 2012
A wonderful creation. It looks just like the original, with all of its compound curves. You can imagine it revving up on the start line of a race track. I like how it is fully functional as well as looking good too.
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  November 20, 2012
Quoting Loek Marcus Nick, you've got me thinking a while - when will you fill up the transporter. Well, it's now. Great D-Type, your un-SNOTted bodys on the car could leave some bad looks - I like it however, you use a lot of plates so it's understandable. Awesome job!
Thanks Loek. As David says below, don't fear the stud! :-)
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  November 20, 2012
studded genius yet again nick
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  November 20, 2012
Nick, you've got me thinking a while - when will you fill up the transporter. Well, it's now. Great D-Type, your un-SNOTted bodys on the car could leave some bad looks - I like it however, you use a lot of plates so it's understandable. Awesome job!
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  November 20, 2012
Nick this is an amazing creation. I'm so easily impressed by a car and its full realisation in technic. The studded blue body is very aesthetically pleasing - never fear the stud. I always wondered how you would display the innards and the bodywork together - it must have been quite an endeavour to get the spare chassis built just to sit on the side. Hopefully I'll make it over to the Great Western Show next time and see this one in the flesh, or should that be in the plastic. Great stuff!
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  November 20, 2012
I am in awe! Great Car! Love how you chose to make it fully studded. Outstanding work =)
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  November 20, 2012
About tim.... Lol! I'm hardly one to talk, it's been a over year since my Ferrari Transporter was finished, and exactly two since I put the first two bricks together (in what would become the PF chassis). Anyhoo, awesome work. A fiendishly difficult car to recreate, and it looks all the better for being full stud rather than smooth. Plus it has your usual genius when it comes to working Technic functions, the packaging is superb. 5 stars, at it looks INCREDIBLE on the top of the Commer truck : )
 
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