Here is the Ferrari 599 GTB. Yes, I made a Ferrari that isn't red! Most of my red pieces are tied up in my Enzo currently and I wanted to try out my recently expanded white collection so here we go:
About this creation
It was great to build in white! Ever since I got the Polizia Lamborghini with the white front fenders, I've been very excited to try building a car in white. As it turns out, I have a pretty decent collection in white once I filled in the fenders, and the 1x1 wedge slopes. The Ferrari 599 is one I've been planning on building for a while, it's nice and curvy, I hoped for a good challenge. I like the front on this one, and especially the side profile, however, I'm not one hundred percent happy with the side air inlets by the doors, but overall I'm pleased. Hope you like it!
First, just an overall sample of the exterior:
Just for fun, here's a top and bottom view; nothing too fancy on the bottom
Open doors; I realized shortly into the building process that I have no white door hinges, which was a bit of an oversight on my part, however, taking some inspiration from Sven and Jens' recent Ferrari 575 GTC, I managed to come up with a similar concept to allow the doors to open and close quite well. (more detailed photos below)
Here is the driver's side interior:
And here is the passenger's side interior:
3 interior shots, seats, center and dashboard:
The hood opened up. This car boasts a 612 hp V12 engine that can propel it over 200 mph
The engine bay revealed:
With the hood removed:
Opening trunk. I thought the trunk would be difficult to attach but with a different design than I had originally planned, it became quite simple and smooth, requiring only two hinge bricks.
This car was easily able to fit a spare tire in the trunk, which is impressive, considering it is probably only the second car I have been able to do this with. This is also only the second car I've made with a front mounted engine, so the design is much different from what I'm used to.
Here are some shots of how I made the side mirrors and the door hinge. For the door, the two white arms are attached to a sliding hinge inside the car right behind the front wheels but in front of the cabin space. Also, I am particularly pleased with the side mirrors with their classic Ferrari double arm look.
The next set of shots show the Ferrari in its display, built especially for this car. It is based loosely on the Ferrari Atelier in the Maranello factory where clients can choose from a variety of options for the car including color, rims, interior color, brake colors, among other options. This can be done virtually online at the Ferrari website also.
Agreed. Will u send a parts list? And instructions if possible? My family considers me a master builder, but I am a mere amateur when it comes to you guys. Thanks in advanced. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I like it
October 25, 2011
Wow, this is so realistic! You got all of the curves and angles just right and I especially love the back end of it. 10/10
Great job! I am a big fan of Ferrari, and you have captured the look (of the car) perfectly! BTW, the LEGO version of the Ferrari Atelier (Which can be found on ferrari.com, in case anyone is wondering) is VERY realistic! 5/5!
Quoting Sven Bode & Jens Matuschek
PS: Did you cut the wedge to make the vents just behind the Scuderia badge? If so, I don't mind... ;-)
No, so far I haven't cut any Lego pieces for any of my projects, however, I did have to paint one piece white for this car, a hinge for the roof of which I could only find one...oh well! Thanks for the comment!
Nyeaa... this is breathtaking! Amazing! I just can't find words to describe how amaizing and beautiful this is. I just can say that I very much like the colour (you'll probably know - why :D ). It's really a great way to start off the 2011, btw - happy it, but you seem to already have it happy ;) Keep going like that! OK! I shall shut my mouth and give the microphone next to the left :)
Hi Ryan - well, you promised I'd like your new creation...but you were wrong! 'Cause I LOVE it!!! I mean, holy cow, it's a darn good looking 599 in the best color possible for this car. I tried to make the Fiorano a few years ago but gave up respectively made my own fictional "Mugello". I assume you took a look at it -> http://mocpages.com/moc.php/101930 ? Now to your model: on most cars, I have severe problems to make the front look good, espescially the lights. That's the part where you're best at!!! The front on this one is so verysexi... the lights - GOSH! Your idea to make the double arm side mirrors is so simple yet so ingenious! I'm not a big fan of how the rear turned out though... it looks a tad too short, which results in the C-pillars being too steep. Nevertheless, this is a VERY hard to make car and you did such a great job! Your personilization atelier is best - very realistic with all the different options. Blu Abu Dhabi for me please... Ciao & Forza, Jens PS: Did you cut the wedge to make the vents just behind the Scuderia badge? If so, I don't mind... ;-)