Bugatti’s Chiron probably shares more than a few parts with the Audi R8, what with both of them coming from the Volkswagen Empire. In fact we wouldn’t be surprised if the Chiron and the R8 share the odd part with a Skoda too, but that’s probably kept quiet…
Michal’s alternate is just as features-packed as the donor set too, with all-wheel-suspension, a working V10 engine hooked up to a 4-speed sequential gearbox, steering by both the wheel and ‘Hand of God’, and a functioning convertible roof.
Full build details and a link to building instructions can be found at the Eurobricks forum, whist a complete gallery of images is available to view via both Bricksafe andFlickr. Click the links to take a closer look at Michal’s Bugatti-based R8, and if you’re feeling inspired we’d like to see a Chiron-based Skoda!
LEGO’s 42056 Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS set did not fair well here under the Reviewer’s gaze. Over-priced and under-engineered, 42056 is – in that regard at least – quite un-Porsche-like. However the Lego Community have been taking their hands to the GT3 RS to see if they can do better. This is the latest 42056 B-Model effort to come our way, and it looks tremendous.
Built by MOCpages’ Kasper Hansen, this Audi R8 V10 Plus almost exclusively uses parts from the Porsche 911 GT3 RS set, apart from the 3D-printed wheels (which are some of the most accurate replicas of the wheels from a real car that we’ve ever seen).
Kasper’s R8 also features a V10 engine, steering, suspension, paddle-shift gearbox (likely lifted straight from the official set), plus opening doors, hood and engine cover. There’s more to see of Kasper’s creation over on MOCpages – click the link above to make the jump – and if you’d like to dismantle your own 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS to have a go at your own B-Model, here’s one fast way to do it…
This brilliant Audi R8 V10 was uncovered by one of our Elves on Eurobricks today. Built by, er… Fanylover, it features good old fashioned mechanical Technic engineering (no Power Functions motors or infrared receivers here), including all-wheel-drive, a working V10 piston engine, double-wishbone independent suspension, working steering, opening and locking doors, and a retractable rear spoiler. Join the discussion and see more at the Eurobricks discussion forum – click the link above to make the jump.
It’s time for one of your finds now, suggested to us via the Feedback page. This neat Audi R8 LMS is the work of mordecai mordecai of MOCpages. There’s more to see by clicking on the second link, and if you’d like to suggest a creation that our Elves have missed simply check to see if it meets our blog guidelines and get in touch!
Audi recently revealed their new R8 supercar at the Geneva Motor Show, and in typical Audi fashion it looks almost exactly the same as the current one. Which incidentally looks very much like this.
It’s the latest build from Technic genius Sariel, who’s gone all Model-Teamy on the outside this time, and yet he’s managed to keep the remarkable Technic engineering for which he’s known intact underneath.
Sariel’s bright orange R8 features remote control drive, steering, a four-speed gearbox, independent suspension, LED lights, damped-opening doors, and of course, the huge Lamborghini-sourced V10 engine (which almost fits too).
There’s lots more to see on MOCpages via the link above (including a video of all the working functions), and you can read our interview with Sariel by clicking here.
Audi might now be the favourite brand of the tail-gating muppet, but the R8 is one Audi we would still happily own. Previous Featured TFOL Alexander Paschoaletto is the builder behind this remarkably accurate Model Team version of which you can see more on MOCpages.
It’s time for some of your suggestions here at The Lego Car Blog. These three creations were brought to us in the Feedback page or in the comments during the last week. We can’t publish all of your suggestions (well we can, but some aren’t quiet good enough, have blurry photos, or aren’t vehicles at all) but we do consider each submission. Congratulations to (from left to right) Alexander Paschoaletto, Peteris Sprogis, and Joel Seow.