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1/3 Lego lamborghini Cala Build Diary 2 - Chassis & ... Parts !!!!!
final design for the chassis of the 1/3 lego lamborghini cala
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Hi,

OK, I can understand anybody who might have thought my 1/3 Lamborghini Cala project was just a joke, or that I'd given up - as it's been ages without an update; and I must say I've felt pretty bad, with quite a few comments asking how it's coming on, when nothing has happened....

That was due to some horrible slowness of bricklink. Hopefully that won't happen again.

Just to set things straight, this project *is* happening (though I can't tell how fast it'll be) , and *won't* be cancelled just 'cuz I'm determined to finish it :)

Now, at long last, I've got something to show you all !

Just in the meantime, this is showing a huge pile of bits , which is only a fraction of what's actually going to go into the car, and the complete chassis (!)

I can't show more as, even though we know exactly how the suspension, wheels and a few more bits will be going, we still need some bits which have been ordered, as soon as I get them they'll be built and I'll show you more :)

So; it's not much for the moment but it's proof enough that something's happening :)

Now, let's get to what you want to see, the lego itself...

The only bit actually completed so far, as I said, is the chassis. It's of simple design, two bars going nearl-the-whole-length, cross-linked to two bars going nearly-the-whole-width .

It might be pretty basic, but is very easy to build upon and around (being made out of technic helps, with all the holes) , and , simple as it may be, the design turned out *very* effectic - though it's 1.5 metres long there is absolutely *no* flex in it, and it can withstand a hell of a lot of weight before taking any strain - which is what we wanted, as this car's gonna weigh a lot...

... well sorry I can't say much more right now, but as I said, I just wanted to give something to tick you over while we wait for the next batch of bits (should be much quicker now!) - thing's will (should) be going a lot quicker now !

(also next time there should hopefully be enough of the model done to use a picture of the model and not the real car lol!)

Dan

(P.S. No offense, but please spare me the 57,000 "it's italdesign not lamborghini" comments.... I *know* italdesign designed the car, but it's still a lambo ... I mean italdesign also designed the VW scirroco, seat toledo, bugatti EB118 and DeLorean, amongst others, and everybody calls *them* by their brand... )


P.S. If you are looking to buy lego for your creations, I would like to recommend the following Bricklink lego shop ; "About Town, Castle & Train" ( http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=stacey_love )
I personally know the shopholders, and they are very nice, devoted people. They are currently sponsoring 100% of my 1/3 Lamborghini project, providing all of the parts; and have made various other donations to other models I have made.
The store has a wide selection of parts (over 600,000!), at good prices, and offer an exceptional, fast service (no tax or dodgy exchange rates, next day postage, etc). you won't be disappointed !



Comments

 I made it 
  January 28, 2009
Quoting Ape Fight That seems good and tough.... but wouldn't it take less bricks and be just as strong if the car was built as one tub, with the strength in the sills and and transmission tunnel? That way the body doesn't have to sit on top of the chassis. Anyhoo, it looks like an amazing project, best of luck!
Hmm... that's an idea, yes... Though I think at this scale that would be quite difficult, as just like the chassis has to be tough to support the rest, the 'tub' would have to be tough aswell, and it's a much harder shape to design... (plus I've already built the chassis lol) I'm sure things will be ok like this, as there are many places the chassis can be enlarged outwards and upwards for extra strengthening where necessary. uts a little update... quite a bit more done, suspension is very very nearly finished (just need a few more parts which should turn up any day now) , next up will be engine bay/wheels/interior depending on what bits we have handy and what needs to wait due to orders... Dan
 I like it 
  January 27, 2009
Hey, That is a italdesigned car, not a lambo! (Yes, I did read the writing above and I just had to type this.)
  January 23, 2009
Can't wait! Best of luck!
 I like it 
  January 23, 2009
still watchin,
 I like it 
  January 23, 2009
That seems good and tough.... but wouldn't it take less bricks and be just as strong if the car was built as one tub, with the strength in the sills and and transmission tunnel? That way the body doesn't have to sit on top of the chassis. Anyhoo, it looks like an amazing project, best of luck!
 I made it 
  January 22, 2009
Quoting Dylan Denton May I ask who you're working with? Do they have a lego building history? Any online accounts? :P
Just a good friend :) He's not on MOCpages as far as I know, and collects lego more than builds it (which is why he's helping to get all the parts whilst I'm using my imagination to put them together) Dan
 I like it 
  January 21, 2009
May I ask who you're working with? Do they have a lego building history? Any online accounts? :P
 I made it 
  January 21, 2009
Er... I suppose that translates into english as "How much money do you think you are going to spend on this project?" The answer : less than you'd expect; we already own a huge stock of lego so there's no need to order a great deal of the parts; and though we do need to buy certain things, I'll bet you this will end up being much better value for money than any official lego set out there :) Just a quick update : 1 day on, and I've already a lot of the mountings for the suspension (everything I could do without the bits we're waiting for) - once it's done I'll give another update :) Dan
 I like it 
  January 21, 2009
jst wondering how much money do u tink u iz gunna spend on dis progect??
 I like it 
  January 21, 2009
Good to hear! And I can't think of any better way you could showcase your talents :D
 I made it 
  January 21, 2009
Hi, don't worry about it being completed :) On one hand, getting the parts is no problem - and on the other, I'm one of those guys that just has to finish something once he's started it... And I'm very enthusiastic about making this ! The nly thing that will not stop, but slow us down, is waiting for parts we order on bricklink. As mentioned, the plans for wheels and suspension are already done, as soon as the bits come they'll be made; in the meantime I'll be making a small start on the interior (nobody has ever made a lego car anywhere near this big, so I don't quite know where to start, I'll be making it from the inside out and making it up as I go along :) ) Thanks for the support ! Dan
 I like it 
  January 20, 2009
Yes! Awesome! I'm so lad you're still working on it! Looks great! If you complete this (which you probably will) it would be one of he largest lego cars ever made!!! Awseome work!
 I like it 
  January 20, 2009
Wow c'est parti ! Eh beh, beau début ! Ca fait envie, ce stock de pieces, et le chassis a en effet de la gueule :)
 
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