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1939 Bugatti 57C Le Mans winner
The Bugatti 57C, driven by French pilots Jean-Pierre Vimille and Pierre Veyron, was the overall winner of the 1939 Le mans 24-hour race, the last one taking place before WWII. Powered by an 8-in-line, 3251 cc engine, it covered the total distance of almost 3355 kilometres (248 laps) at an average speed of 139.782 kph.
About this creation
In this MOC, I tried to replicate as much details as possible of the real car. I admit I failed in most of them; thus, just like LEGO often do in their official LEGO Speed Champions sets, I have also resorted to (homemade) stickers in order to provide the model with a minimum decent look - namely the headlights and the radiator grille.

One other problem was to sit the minifigure at a correct off-centre position: I took a small compromise here, so that, though not properliy aligned with the steering wheel, it still does the job...

Last but not least - the main body color. As you can see from the pics of a diecast replica down below, the blue tint should be much lighter than this standard LEGO Bright Blue. I'm keeping my fingers crossed hoping that TLG will in the future produce all the needed parts (e.g. the mudguards) in Medium Blue or at least in Medium Azure - that should enable a much more realistic MOC.

Tech data:
Overall length: 20 studs (ca. 160 mm)
Overall width: 7 studs (ca. 56 mm)
Overall height: 5.33 bricks (ca. 51 mm)
Number of parts: 162
Year created: 2017


















For comparison purposes, here are a couple of pics of my Bugatti 57C diecast miniature:








Comments

  April 17, 2017
Lovely job, an unusual choice and very well executed
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  April 12, 2017
Beautiful Bugatti!
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  April 12, 2017
Excellent Joao!
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  April 11, 2017
Thank you all so much, my good friends, I'm very flattered with your kind comments! =)
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  April 11, 2017
Wow, what a gorgeous creation! Really nice how you've managed to keep the front overhang so short. Great stickers too! Being a Le Mans winner adds bonus points of course. Great stuff!
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  April 11, 2017
Nice! At first i actually thought it was bigger. Great work capturing the essence of this car in SC-size :-)
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  April 11, 2017
You rendered the lines and color beautifully, Joao!
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  April 10, 2017
Excellent recreation of such a beautiful and different car! I didn't know the real one before your build, but after that it's pretty sure it's on my to-do list. Your model is really awesome, keep it up! Stickers add very well.
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  April 10, 2017
Beautiful job! The shaping is fantastic. Most impressive!
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  April 10, 2017
Very well done!
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  April 10, 2017
Wonderful! :)
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  April 10, 2017
What a challenging shape to try to replicate! You did a nice job and I like the home made stickers! Excellent work!
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  April 10, 2017
Nice work!
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  April 10, 2017
Nicely done! Really great looking!
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  April 9, 2017
Wow, this one looks pretty cool. I see some of the details you had to leave out. Hmm. It's a pain to decide which detail is important to the model and which one is not so much. I think you did a great job and the decals are sweet! Nice to see another Bugatti. ~Cheers
 
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