This is my latest creation - the mighty Koenigsegg CCXR Edition. It's completely black with some dark-red accents and red interior. Not many have tried to build this curvy and angry beast and even less have more or less succeeded. I know, I'm flattering myself, but I'm really proud of the outcome. It's just the pitty that the pictur quality is so low. I really must save some LEGO-money and buy a normal camera. That old "soap-box" is way too weak for taking decent pictures. Fun fact - I ended up taking the pictures with my cellphone (Nokia C6).
Anyway - this project was started about 5 months ago. You may be surprised, but I actually run out of black parts like what... like twice. Unbelievable. And the most crutial part was 1x1 black plate. I bought like 100 of them earlier and almost all of them are gone. So are the 1x2 and 1x3 black plates. And I was surprised when I tried to search and buy a set which would contain these parts in signifficant quantities. There simply are no sets produced containing more than 10 1x1 black plates nowadays. And it seems a global problem for all colors - small bits a very hard to collect. Mostly the sets contain those huge bricks or already premanufactured details. So.. how many 2x3, 2x4 or bigger bricks do you usually have in this kind of MOC? One, two...? None? Exaclty...
Ok... enough with my wayning.
Here are some exterior shots.
Doors open just like they should open - at first they slide out and then turn forward.
Engine compartment. I like the red "springs" the most. What do you say? :)
All open. The car looks like a mess when all is open, doesn't it?
Remove the hardtop and put it under the bonnet. Wuolla - you're topless now!! :P
Bucket seats with nice Koenigsegg logo
It was interesting, tricky but simple to incorporate those red clock and vent details
And here it is posing on my shelf together with trike from one of LUGNuts@flicker challenges and Volvo V50. Soon... very soon one more Swede will join them. Till then... see ya. Cau.
The Koenigsegg like the Pagani and Bugatti are extremely challenging to render in LEGO. You have done an outstanding job, especially the door function, dashboard and overall body shape. Great car! I'd love to see it in white or light gray.
I was toying with the idea of building one of these in a similar scale at some point, but now I won't, as I know I won't match this! Truly amazing, Every inch of it is beautiful, and it's filled with detail. I've seen some of your other cars, and I have to say, you are a seriously talented builder. Stunning creation!
I agree with DeTomaso: Daylight is always the best light. But with a low cost digital camera (no mobile phone), a tripod and some simple spots you can get some decent photos, too. I use three spots with E14 thread for this (each more or less equivalent to a 40W light bulb). I've needed some time to figure that out but with the third light source my pictures improved a lot. Here you can see an example (this is the image right from the camera, I only used iPhoto to reduce the image size): http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=342585&id=/user_images/80625/1349112238m_DISPLAY.jpg - The daylight pictures are still better, but I'm quite satisfied with the result.
I'm really no big fan of the Koenigsegg cars (great technology, but I think the design is quite boring, the doors being the only exception). Your model instead is great, first of all you got very close to the original (still boring, but that's not your fault). You've also added some amazing details, especially on the interior and the engine. And - yes - you've added the working doors! Great job! :-))
That's a brilliant Koeigseggsegsegeseg! Looks amazing from what I can see! A tip for the photos. Try using natural daylight, arrange a set-up near your brightest window or even outside if the weather is fine. The natural light will bring out the details much better. I have the same problem with small plates, I always run out, it is a very common problem. I have given up buying LEGO sets because the pieces in them are just not useful enough. Anyway I think you've done an amazing job with this!