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2017 Porsche 911 RSR Speed Champions 6 to 7 studs wide
This is my Speed Champions style 2017 Porsche 911 RSR race car.
About this creation


My main reason for building this car was to see if I could successfully build a car 6 studs wide in the front and 7 studs wide in the rear with a smooth transition. As you can see from this top view, the 6 stud wide chassis goes to seven studs wide from the rear wheels to the back of the car.



Other than the problem of going from 6 studs wide to 7 studs wide in a car that rolls and does not fall apart, the main problem was the paint scheme of the real 911 RSR race cars (see the pictures of the real cars at the end of this post).



I wanted the build car number 911 and use some of the LEGO Speed Champions decals, such as the racing numbers, wing "Porsche," windshield "Porsche," and crest on the front of the car. What I wanted to avoid was using stickers for the stripes.



I played around with the colors in order to get the brick built stripes to give the flavor of the real car's livery. I went with white, red and black and eliminated the gray stripe the real cars have due to limitations of the size of the car.



I used a modified headlight layout from LiveLively - KOR's Porsche 911, from the link below:

http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/433267

This arrangement gives the car a more modern laid back headlight layout than what I used when building Porsche 911's from model years 2012 and older.



The black Speed Champions wheels are a perfect match for the real race car.



Here is a front view of the large front splitter and the yellow GT-LM class headlights for endurance racing.



The 7 wide rear of the car is attached to the 6 wide front chassis using a jumper plate.



Extending the 4 wide sloping roof from the front of the 6 wide chassis over top of the rear 7 wide chassis locks it all together.



As in the real car, the back side and rear glass windows are now replaced with solid black panels.



Compared to a 2016 911 RSR race car, Porsche extended the wheel base in order to mount the 4.0L flat six engine in front of the rear axle. To mirror this change versus my older model year Speed Champions style Porsche's, I extended the wheel base by one stud.



The main reason Porsche did this was to optimize the rear of the car for the massive rear diffuser allowed by the 2017 FIA racing regulations. While the car may be longer and mid engined, it still has the classic Porsche 911 shape.



Here are some low angled views of the car.

















Thirty years of engineering excellence separates the 2017 RSR and the 1977 934.5.



Here are some views of the real car at the Los Angles International Auto Show.

















Comments

 I like it 
  July 31, 2017
Hi Blaine. This is my favourite of your Porsches. For them all I am very impressed by the amount of work and knowledge you put into them. Well done.
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  April 17, 2017
Just lovely, great work Baline
  April 7, 2017
Good job on the new pics, the light box pays off! As for your white problem, I don't think it's your camera's fault. It's just white on white. I have the same problem with my NEX-5 (See my Audi Sport quattro). A darker background seems the best option, imo.
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  March 19, 2017
ravishingly beautiful!
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  March 16, 2017
Fantastic work on this one Blaine! You've managed to mask the section going from 6 to 7 wide really well, which results in a very smooth looking machine. The livery only adds to it. Love the headlights too. Impressive stuff!
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  March 13, 2017
Quoting marcel urbanija This car is pure lego artistry. It came out very accurately and the paintjob helps a lot. I'd like you to tell me a few things though, what wheels did you use and, do they spin? I see those are the regular Lego City fenders.
Thanks for the kind words. The wheels and tires are LEGO Speed Champions part numbers 18979b, 18976, and 18977. As this is a modern race car, I wanted to use larger diameter wheels and low sidewalk height tires. Unfortunately, when used with the LEGO town fenders part number 50745, the wheels do not roll freely. They do fill out the fenders though! My other Porsches use LEGO 11208 and 11209 and roll freely. I don't like using the LEGO Speed Champions fenders for my Porsches as they are too tall and do not allow for low fender lines.
 I like it 
  March 13, 2017
This car is pure lego artistry. It came out very accurately and the paintjob helps a lot. I'd like you to tell me a few things though, what wheels did you use and, do they spin? I see those are the regular Lego City fenders.
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  March 10, 2017
This is very realistic and holds true to the design of the real car. Great Job!
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  March 6, 2017
Excellent looking 911! I think, I agree with Gallardo that the front would look better in 7 wide, but that's just a nuance. ~Cheers
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  March 4, 2017
Quoting Gallardo of LU Very nice RSR, overall shaping is nice and smooth, colors are great too! I am curious why the rear fenders were 7wide and not the front, the rear is only 6mm on the real car wider than the front. push those out there to 7wide and this thing will really pop!
Thanks for the advice. The photographs in bright sunlight cause the front to look thinner than it really is. The front black fenders are lost in the shadows in the pictures, so your eye is drawn to the white and red. In person, the front looks almost as wide as the rear. If I build a light box for photography it would present better. I may try a 7 wide front rebuild after I see the real cars in person at the Watkins Glen and the Line Rock Park IMSA races in July. I'm going to take my LEGO version with me to Watkins Glen to compare them in the paddock before the race.
 I like it 
  March 4, 2017
Great job, love the 7-wide rear!
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  March 2, 2017
Very nice RSR, overall shaping is nice and smooth, colors are great too! I am curious why the rear fenders were 7wide and not the front, the rear is only 6mm on the real car wider than the front. push those out there to 7wide and this thing will really pop!
 I made it 
  March 2, 2017
Quoting LiveLively - KOR Thank you for referring to my creation. Your intentions were naturally directed. Finally my username is... LiveLively - KOR
Oops, sorry for the misspelling. No problem giving credit where due, your headlight design is excellent.
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  March 2, 2017
Thank you for referring to my creation. Your intentions were naturally directed. Finally my username is... LiveLively - KOR
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  March 1, 2017
great work!:D
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  March 1, 2017
Very cool! Great work on the shape, details and the 6- to 7-wide transition. Nice technique with the tilted headlights too :-)
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  March 1, 2017
Great build! Love the shaping and color work!
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  March 1, 2017
Excellent rendering of the RSR, Blaine! Good thing the real thing will never have to negotiate parking lot speed bumps with that frontal ground clearance!
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  March 1, 2017
Excellent work! :-)
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  February 28, 2017
Excellent build!
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  February 28, 2017
There goes my participation award...
 
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