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MAZDA 787B 1991
Human technology tends to be conservative. But, sometimes, pops a "freak", a phenom that shakes established order. The Mazda 787B is one of those. Overall, the car is pretty "mainstream". At first sight, it is a Group C car like others....Then you hear the engine. No other group C produced this sound: kinda ultra high pitched V12 Ferrari. The reason: the engine. The R26B engine that runs this car is not "normal", it's a Rotativ engine (aka "Wankel", from German engineer Felix Wankel who created this kind of engine for NSU, back in 50's). No rods, no pistons. Instead, kinda triangular rotors. This engine has four of them. Naturally aspired, it produced 900 bhp. A similar output to others Group C cars. This Mazda 787B was entered in Wolrd Sport Prototype championship and Japanese domestic championship in 1990 and 1991. It is an envolution of the 1990 787 and 1989 767 cars. In 1991, to the skilled hands of Johnny Herbet, Bertrand Gachot and Volker Weidler, this car won Les 24 heures du Mans. First japanese car (until now the only) to win le Mans, First "unconventionnal" engine to win this endurance race. After this race, wankel engines were banned from Le Mans type races. The car i've built is 1:8 scale (BIG). It features steering, suspensions on four wheels, differential and a rotativ engine, recreated the best as possible at this scale and current lego technics parts available. The main livery is brick made of. That was a big challenge to conciliate livery and shapes, as there are plenty of curves and vents on this car. And, as usual, the modular conception in the same way real cars are built. Enjoy :D
About this creation




Tada!


Without stickers. The livery is still there!




What an axx!


























The rotors



Power functions tryout...by night.



Comments

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  August 18, 2018
Love your engine design. A++. The rotors are super creative.
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  August 1, 2017
Literally as perfectly spot on as it could get in Lego form, absolutely beautiful.
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  March 19, 2017
ravishingly beautiful!
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  July 22, 2016
Ahh, the 787B. Awesome racer. Raced the R90C. ;-) This is simply a fantastic build. The detail and scale is exquisite. Nailed it.
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  July 20, 2016
Again, thank you all for your comments and ratings :)
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  July 20, 2016
I can't express myself good enough on how much did I like this. So perfect, so detailed, so awesome. Keep it up!
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  July 20, 2016
Nice dude, really great work!
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  July 20, 2016
This is your best yet, and my favorite! A+
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  July 17, 2016
Awesome recreation Greg. You really nailed it
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  July 16, 2016
Awesome, never seen anyone tackle a rotary engine before.
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  July 15, 2016
Again, thank you all. I'm very pleased with the success encountered by this car.
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  July 15, 2016
Wonderful brick-built colour panels! I like the detailed work around the side air intakes too. I think that this looks excellent alongside the original in the comparison shot.
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  July 15, 2016
Gorgeous car!
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  July 14, 2016
Absolute amazing replica. All the modulair sections and details are spot on. Great work Greg
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  July 14, 2016
Really amazing!
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  July 12, 2016
Wow, another Le Mans legend as a big scale model. Great job! :-))
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  July 12, 2016
I've loved this racecar ever since Gran Turismo3! The 787B is beyond awesome and this is a beautiful large-scale recreation!!! Excellent work as always Greg, congrats on the blogging as well!
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  July 12, 2016
Again, this is absolutely incredible. Kudos :D
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  July 12, 2016
You gotta love that mad Mazda Rotary!
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  July 12, 2016
WHY IS LEGO NOT FUNDING YOU TO SELL THESE!...
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  July 12, 2016
Fantastic; a masterpiece of epic proportions.
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  July 12, 2016
I have just two words to describe your creations - not only this one but all of them. One word that begins with 'in' and ends with 'credible', and the other beginning with'gor' and ending with 'geous'. Sorry, I'm still trying to stop drooling...
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  July 12, 2016
Ouuh! What a success :D Thank you all for your rating and comments :) Blogged! https://thelegocarblog.com/2016/07/12/rotary-renown/
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  July 12, 2016
Incredible, even by your own high standards. I could look at this all day.
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  July 12, 2016
Wow, what a beast!
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  July 12, 2016
So cool!!
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  July 11, 2016
OMG this is perfection, from the awesome and accurate livery to the engine, and very detailed body.. this is one to be proud of !!!
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  July 11, 2016
Super cool. Great details and excellent.
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  July 11, 2016
What Henrik said. Great write-up, too!
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  July 11, 2016
What an awesome recreation, and very accurate when compared with the original. Great work, and i look forward to seeing more.
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  July 11, 2016
Another amazing supercar to add to your collection of historic racers. The brick built color scheme looks absolutely fantastic!
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  July 11, 2016
Wow! Beautiful job! The lines and shaping are perfect! The engine is magnificent and the design is flawless! Well done!
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  July 11, 2016
wooooow seriously, you never disappoint... I've rarely seen a 787B (in fact I think i've only seen one other one) and this is the first i've seen in the iconic green/orange livery... I know the GT-One may not be far off, but for now... just wow
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  July 11, 2016
Looks very authentic. Interesting color scheme too. Well done.
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  July 11, 2016
Wow! Amazing car! The shape is excellent, I very like the engine, a lot of details. These lights are so climatic. Awesome! Keep it up!
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  July 11, 2016
Wow! Outstanding job, it's perfect all around... I'm speechless
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  July 11, 2016
Whao. Which is the photo and which is the real one from Lego? Supercoooool.
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  July 11, 2016
A legend! Fantastic replica, undoubtely your best yet!
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  July 11, 2016
Fantastic build, i love it!
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  July 11, 2016
I wish I could do that! Another instant fav...
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  July 11, 2016
Very nice build, as always! Your attention to detail is excellent!
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  July 11, 2016
Great work on such a renown rotary!
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  July 11, 2016
Wow, this is again a incredible model from you! No detail is missing and I really love the colours of this one. Such a great lookin Mazda 787B. Congrats!
 
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