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Marko/Van Lennep Porsche 917K 1971
This is a 1/8 scale lego version of the 24 heures du Mans 1971 winner, the Porsche 917K "magnesium" driven by Helmut Marko and Gijs Van Lennep. All have been said about the 917, one of the most iconic racecars of history. I've already built one (in fact, the very first of my lego big scale car collection) but this one is a 100% new design, taking advantage of all the experience acquired. All have been improved since my first one. It features all the usual stuff: suspensions on four wheels, real steering, technic engine (in this case, a flat 12), crazy curves and homemade stickers (martini stripes, the paint scheme of champions!), removable side panels, gullwing doors. "if it's in the real one, it's in the brick one" :D
About this creation


SUPPORT GREG998's PORSCHE 917k ON LEGO IDEAS











Tadaaaaaa!


Ojos asi! would have said Shakira :D


Like this view :) (note: updated spare wheels, exhaust, catch an added).


Some say, and they are probably right, that if this airfan stopped working the engine melted.....no joke, this is a AIR cooled engine whith magnesium cases.


The earth is round but wonderworld is flat with 12 cylinders.








No aircon, no mp3, no gps, no can holder....you've only to concentrate on the track.




The full fairing is pretty easy to remove. from this chassis/engine combo, all kind of 917 could be built.




1 meter (40 inches) of technic pneumatic tubes has been used to reproduce the exhaust manifolds.




How to look good naked!























Comments

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  May 22, 2017
Quoting Woldan Ab. One of my all time favorite LEGO creations. An amazing model of one of the most amazing cars. Will you ever build a Langheck version?
Thanks Woldan :) Yep, a Long Heck version is considered. I can't say when but be sure it is coming.
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  May 20, 2017
One of my all time favorite LEGO creations. An amazing model of one of the most amazing cars. Will you ever build a Langheck version?
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  April 6, 2016
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/112307 1000 voters milestone reached. Now, 307 days to reach 5000!
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  January 14, 2016
Phenomenal
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  October 2, 2015
Awesome!!!
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  September 25, 2015
Technical fact: This 1:8 scale Porsche 917 is made of around 2020 parts.
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  September 7, 2015
Quoting Jesse Long Wow, people are really talking about your Porsche 917K! To answer your question, yes, I was talking about the places that you had mentioned to me in your response to my comment, such as the spare wheel, but it was also about the arch piece and the mufflers (though I did not notice the catch can, so shame on me for not noticing that one) and now the Porsche 917K looks much improved in that area over its previous version. I wish that LEGO would make a Technic piece that looks like that piece on the real world Porsche 917K, though. Anyway, I think that some other MOC Pages users that are on here also work for LEGO personally, so I'm going to do you a favor and go find them and let them see what you are doing with your LEGO model and see if they're not inspired to make such a LEGO piece become a reality for you as well as maybe even spread the word to get your model noticed. Congratulations on getting noticed on real world car sites too, sir! I wasn't being picky or mean when I said my comments, rather, I was just noticing something and I was giving constructive criticism on the MOC. Furthermore, I always strive for being perfect on my LEGO models when I build them, even though my collection is rather small itself, so I guess that rubs off on to my kind of thinking sometimes in my life. Anyway, thank you for commenting on my 1UP Mushroom and I may or may not get a Wii U and Super Mario Maker sometime in the future. I'm going to wait for the DLC or a Deluxe Edition of some sort before I go get it, though. I also voted for your LEGO model and with the Speed Champions theme, it should be a shoe-in for the next LEGO model. Now if only LEGO would promote a more sensible theme like Mobile Suit Gundam instead of The Simpsons, then I would be a much happier person in my life. Finally, please go check out my friends Sariel and his Ferrari Testarossa and Andrea Lattanzio and his 1932 Ford Model A hot rod/roadster, please. You can thank me later.
Thanks a lot Jesse. Already seen, rated and commented Sariel's Testarossa and Andrea's hot rod. Indeed, these two mocs are masterpieces.
  September 7, 2015
Wow, people are really talking about your Porsche 917K! To answer your question, yes, I was talking about the places that you had mentioned to me in your response to my comment, such as the spare wheel, but it was also about the arch piece and the mufflers (though I did not notice the catch can, so shame on me for not noticing that one) and now the Porsche 917K looks much improved in that area over its previous version. I wish that LEGO would make a Technic piece that looks like that piece on the real world Porsche 917K, though. Anyway, I think that some other MOC Pages users that are on here also work for LEGO personally, so I'm going to do you a favor and go find them and let them see what you are doing with your LEGO model and see if they're not inspired to make such a LEGO piece become a reality for you as well as maybe even spread the word to get your model noticed. Congratulations on getting noticed on real world car sites too, sir! I wasn't being picky or mean when I said my comments, rather, I was just noticing something and I was giving constructive criticism on the MOC. Furthermore, I always strive for being perfect on my LEGO models when I build them, even though my collection is rather small itself, so I guess that rubs off on to my kind of thinking sometimes in my life. Anyway, thank you for commenting on my 1UP Mushroom and I may or may not get a Wii U and Super Mario Maker sometime in the future. I'm going to wait for the DLC or a Deluxe Edition of some sort before I go get it, though. I also voted for your LEGO model and with the Speed Champions theme, it should be a shoe-in for the next LEGO model. Now if only LEGO would promote a more sensible theme like Mobile Suit Gundam instead of The Simpsons, then I would be a much happier person in my life. Finally, please go check out my friends Sariel and his Ferrari Testarossa and Andrea Lattanzio and his 1932 Ford Model A hot rod/roadster, please. You can thank me later.
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  September 6, 2015
Hello very nice building, is it possible to buy instructions? mhelwes@hotmail.com Best regards Martin
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  September 2, 2015
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  August 26, 2015
Quoting Boer Harms awesome model, great shaping and nice stickers, best lego 917K ever
Thanks Boer :)
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  August 26, 2015
Quoting Nils O. An excellent new version of your 917, the stickers look great on the model. The photos on the street are cool. Great job! :-))
Thanks Nils :)
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  August 26, 2015
awesome model, great shaping and nice stickers, best lego 917K ever
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  August 26, 2015
An excellent new version of your 917, the stickers look great on the model. The photos on the street are cool. Great job! :-))
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  August 23, 2015
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  August 23, 2015
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  August 20, 2015
Updates! The 6 last pics show the updates: - New spare wheel, reffited accurately. - New exhaust pipe location - Added a new detail: the catch can and its hose. - Pics of the right side.
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  August 19, 2015
Jesse, having worked this evening on the rear part, i better understand now: the issue was about the spare-wheel, right? Basicaly, the spare wheel have been refitted, accurate-wise. The wheel reference has been changed and it is even more accurate. Concerning the bridge beetwen the two exhaust pipes, it is now there :) Pics tomorrow :) Thanks Jesse, thanks to your comment this 917 is now better.
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  August 19, 2015
Quoting Jesse Long I did see a few errors on your vehicle and they are concerning a few parts locations and/or omissions that are in the back of your vehicle. I saw that you had your tire lower on your LEGO version of the Porsche 917K than it is on the actual picture of the actual Porsche 917K, that there was also a kind of an arch-type piece that was between the two exhaust pipes, unlike your LEGO MOC, the exhaust pipes are actually inside the main back bracing area, as in the area that forms the "box" of sorts, once again, unlike your LEGO MOC, and that less of the tire was shown because the arch forced it to be higher than it is on your LEGO model. I am sure that some Technic pieces exist to make that arch thing also happen on your vehicle. It is only but a few minor imperfections on an otherwise practically text book perfect LEGO version of a Porsche 917K.
I see what part you talk about. I've not reproduced this detail for the moment but will try to make something. Concerning the tyres, the position of the wheels allows a 100% functionnal and rubbing free of wheels when shock compressed, same thing for front end: steer on left or right with shocks compressed, there will be absolutely no rubbing. It is one of the most difficult thing to achieve with these big scale sportscars.
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  August 19, 2015
Quoting Jesse Long Wow, Greg 988, I am truly impressed. I wish that LEGO would make a windshield that was in the shape of the one that was in your vehicle and that LEGO would also make this vehicle into an actual set. Forget Harry Potter and The Simpsons, something like this needs to be a LEGO set instead! Good job!
Well said! Thanks Jesse :)
  August 19, 2015
I did see a few errors on your vehicle and they are concerning a few parts locations and/or omissions that are in the back of your vehicle. I saw that you had your tire lower on your LEGO version of the Porsche 917K than it is on the actual picture of the actual Porsche 917K, that there was also a kind of an arch-type piece that was between the two exhaust pipes, unlike your LEGO MOC, the exhaust pipes are actually inside the main back bracing area, as in the area that forms the "box" of sorts, once again, unlike your LEGO MOC, and that less of the tire was shown because the arch forced it to be higher than it is on your LEGO model. I am sure that some Technic pieces exist to make that arch thing also happen on your vehicle. It is only but a few minor imperfections on an otherwise practically text book perfect LEGO version of a Porsche 917K.
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  August 19, 2015
Wow, Greg 988, I am truly impressed. I wish that LEGO would make a windshield that was in the shape of the one that was in your vehicle and that LEGO would also make this vehicle into an actual set. Forget Harry Potter and The Simpsons, something like this needs to be a LEGO set instead! Good job!
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  August 19, 2015
Quoting Emmanuel Spencer I Superbly Perfect Porsche!!
Thank you Emmanuel :)
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  August 19, 2015
Quoting Elk Guard Outstanding work! Why have i not come across your mocs before now, will have to check them all out!
Thanks a lot Erik :)
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  August 19, 2015
Quoting Mister Hashtag Dang, forgot to comment...well, now I'm doing it!! This is honestly an incredible car, the 917 holds a special place in my heart and you did it justice right down to the excellent livery!! Amazing work!! :D
Thanks Hashtag :) Indeed, the 917 is a very special car. I don't know why but a lot of people (as me) are really in love with it. The shape, the engine, the liveries, the history, the drivers....all is "iconic" with the 917.
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  August 19, 2015
Quoting Sam the First Many congrats on the Flat Six blogging!
Thanks Sam :)
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  August 19, 2015
Many congrats on the Flat Six blogging!
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  August 19, 2015
Dang, forgot to comment...well, now I'm doing it!! This is honestly an incredible car, the 917 holds a special place in my heart and you did it justice right down to the excellent livery!! Amazing work!! :D
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  August 19, 2015
Outstanding work! Why have i not come across your mocs before now, will have to check them all out!
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  August 18, 2015
Superbly Perfect Porsche!!
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  August 14, 2015
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  August 13, 2015
Outstanding job! The shaping is perfect, and beautifully detailed!
  August 13, 2015
Perfect!
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  August 12, 2015
This is the most stunning yet! Absolute perfection, well done :)
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  August 12, 2015
Wonderful! These beauties never disappoint, great job Greg
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  August 11, 2015
Quoting Jack Sparrow You simply are amazing. You are very good in the 1/8 scale, and you match the source images nearly perfectly. This racer is another example of your uncanny ability to craft fantastic cars from a challenging medium.
Thanks a lot Jack :)
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  August 11, 2015
Quoting Paul Boratko Extremely well done..!
Thanks Paul :)
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  August 11, 2015
You simply are amazing. You are very good in the 1/8 scale, and you match the source images nearly perfectly. This racer is another example of your uncanny ability to craft fantastic cars from a challenging medium.
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  August 11, 2015
Extremely well done..!
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  August 10, 2015
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  August 10, 2015
ravishingly beautiful!
  August 9, 2015
cool. saw it on tlcb
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  August 8, 2015
Thanks you all for your comments :) Too bad Lego doesn't make enough parts in light blue, i could then make a gulf version to go with this one.
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  August 8, 2015
Impressive....again. Its nice to see so many details on a car at this scale, doesn't happen so often and you did it masterfully. Beautiful creation all around. Love the chassis. And congrats on TLCB publication. AMAZING WORK ;)
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  August 8, 2015
Seeing the thumbnail of this post left no doubt who made this. Nicely detailed in all aspects as expected from you. Excellent Work, and congrats on the Blogpost!
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  August 8, 2015
As always impressive car! Great work!
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  August 8, 2015
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  August 8, 2015
Beautiful, massive and so detailed. I like the note about 1m of tubing going to make the exhaust manifolds and how the chassis sits as a unit, with the body removed.
Greg 998
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Matt Bace
  August 7, 2015
I love the shaping of the body, the decal work, and the interior details (especially the engine). Great job!
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  August 7, 2015
WOW.....
  August 7, 2015
Great effort! So much work to appreciate in there.
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  August 7, 2015
Instantly recognisable as a "Greg" model! Top quality. A+
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  August 7, 2015
Love that car! The shaping is very smooth, the livery lovely. Well done!
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  August 7, 2015
Quoting Stephan Schumann Overwhelming EPIC! The most I love the curved stripes, - they give the whole Porsche the unique touch, very authentic! All other matters, such as shape, function, and details are solved very highlevel, likely and stunning. Excellent Work!
Thank you Stephan :)
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  August 7, 2015
Quoting Nick Barrett Just the bare chassis is a work of art, and then you put Martini stripes on top. Amazing work!
Thanks Nick :)
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  August 7, 2015
Quoting brick car Ánother awesome model from you Greg!!!!!I love the functionality,the detail,the back part with the spare tire,the engine:) 5/5 just awesome!Post it in Lego ideas:)
Thanks Brick Car :) I've submitted it to Lego Ideas....let's wait, it might be online within 2 or 3 days.
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  August 7, 2015
Quoting N64 Ninja How do you build such detailed models so fast? Also, without the body, the chassis looks like some kind of crazy rat rod. I love it!
Glad you like it :) In fact, i think i built them first in my mind then in real. So, the building process is fast.
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  August 7, 2015
Just the bare chassis is a work of art, and then you put Martini stripes on top. Amazing work!
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  August 7, 2015
Overwhelming EPIC! The most I love the curved stripes, - they give the whole Porsche the unique touch, very authentic! All other matters, such as shape, function, and details are solved very highlevel, likely and stunning. Excellent Work!
  August 7, 2015
Ánother awesome model from you Greg!!!!!I love the functionality,the detail,the back part with the spare tire,the engine:) 5/5 just awesome!Post it in Lego ideas:)
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  August 7, 2015
Awesome! Very accurate looking. Great work on the details too :-)
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  August 7, 2015
Magnificent!
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  August 7, 2015
i would buy your Le Mans models in a heart beat dude, amazing
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  August 7, 2015
sweet job once again! The shaping is extraordinary, and the detailing scores many points too. keep it up!
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  August 7, 2015
Excellent!
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  August 7, 2015
Very cool!
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  August 7, 2015
How do you build such detailed models so fast? Also, without the body, the chassis looks like some kind of crazy rat rod. I love it!
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  August 7, 2015
Great model man!
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  August 7, 2015
Quoting Matt Bace I love the shaping of the body, the decal work, and the interior details (especially the engine). Great job!
Thanks Matt :)
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  August 7, 2015
Quoting Sam the First Stunning work! The details on the rear are perfect and, as always with your creations, the functions are all awesome. As I said, it's stunning. May I request a Mazda 787b? I'd love to see you give that a go!!
Thanks a lot Sam :) Yes, a 787B will be made. I can't tell When but It is on the list!
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  August 7, 2015
Quoting Desert752 Kirill Very interesting design of the rear part! Your models are always impressive!
Thanks Desert :)
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  August 7, 2015
Stunning work! The details on the rear are perfect and, as always with your creations, the functions are all awesome. As I said, it's stunning. May I request a Mazda 787b? I'd love to see you give that a go!!
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  August 7, 2015
Very interesting design of the rear part! Your models are always impressive!
 
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