Ever since I took part in ACC races at the latest Lowlug meeting, I've become addicted
to racing with self-made LEGO-racecars. First I made a very simple RC chassis x2
(which was really ugly), and improvised a race-track in my own attic. There I raced
against my brother until the batteries were completely empty.
So I just had to make
small racecars that would also look nice. This is the first
Although it was built as small as possible, I did manage to include quite some features
of which the rotating steering wheel is my favorite. It also has working frontlights
The doors can be opened. But they have a small lock, so they won't open during driving.
The trunk opens as well, giving a nice view of the drivetrain.
Since it has to endure some racing-abuse, it was made as strong as possible. And
to protect the front, the bumper was fitted with shock-absorbers. So driving this
thing and crashing into something (which happens regularly) is pretty safe.
The choice of wheels was a consequence of a number of aspects: initially all the
wheels were of the 62.4 x 20 S type, but this resulted in weird-looking cars with
wheels that were to big. So I switched to model team wheels for the front. But I
kept the big rear-wheels because smaller wheels would require more gearing in the
drivetrain. Eventually the big wheels give it a powerfull look.
Some technical data: Lenth: 38 studs Width: 17 studs Height: 14 studs Number of parts:
728 (including the remote controller) Drivetrain: XL-motor with 3:1 speed increase.
Instructions I've made complete step-by-step building instructions.They instructions
can be downloaded here