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FAB1 McLaren

My entry for the
LEGO building challenge on ReBrick:
Celebrate the future of McLaren Automotive

Future design of McLaren Hypercars

Next step of evolution: from purely aerodynamic dominance of the past, via the beautiful organic influence of the actual P1 to a brand new liquid design. Kombining the speed of a sailfish with the elegance of a Manta ray.

Features of the McLaren Q1 Prototype
The age of petrol might come to it's end, soon. No more roaring sound of a V8, which is in fact quite a loss.
On the other hand it means that a hypercar can drive by silent as a Manta ray, flying under water.
And it means full torque at every time on all four wheels! Yeees!!!.

Super low body profile and cameras instead of ugly mirrors for least possible air resistance.
Big and massive rear wings will also be left in the past. Electric rear wings will generate the exact needed downforce at any time, independent of the current speed.
No heavy batteries to make it as lightweight as possible. Powered by a small on-board fusion reactor (yet to be invented). 1.21 GigaWatt at the tip of your toes.

The model is build in LEGOLAND Miniland scale of 1:20 and Miniland style. The windows are not just implied with beams, but completely build with standard elements, to show the nice curved windshield.

Prototype: McLaren Q1

The future is electric. If we like it, or not the time of petrol engines seems to reach it's height of development. We will miss the roaring V8 sound, but to change it against full torgue at all time sounds like a fair deal.

Batteries are actually the biggest disadvantage on electric cars. Huge, heavy and they can't store enough energy. So this creation has an independent powersource to allow a super low profile and a very light weight.

To get maximum control on high speed, usually a big wing is needed.

But this Prototype is equipped with two turbines which are generating enough downforce on demand, independent of the actual speed.

The McLaren P1 came up with a very organic design. How can this be evolved? New materials will allow even more fluid forms. The Sailfish was the godfather of the P1, the next level will be a design, influenced by the beauty of a Manta Ray, which is silently flying under water.

How might the succesor of this ride? If we've got enough energy, will we get rid of the wheels and hover above the streets?

The big question is: is that organic body build by men, or is it planted and grown at a hidden and mystic place?

Most challenging part was the car's back. LEGO plates are simply to thick for the thin lines of the taillights. It's always a compromise.

Air-intakes wherever you look. Wild animals and Hypercars obviously needs loads of air.

Clear the fast lane if this bright orange flash appears in your mirror!

Does it come in yellow, too? Yes!
But please don't order it in black. It does not look really bad, but that "organic touch" will get lost, because of the missing contrast.

What's better than loads of downforce?
Right, even more downforce!
GT car's do need a big splitter.

...and an even bigger wing.

The colour scheme is an homage to the 1995 F1 GTR that won the well known LeMans 24 hour race.
As usual for Miniland scale it's not necessary to attach stickers, the dark-green stripe is made with bricks and the numbers are standard LEGO tiles from the id-card set.

All models are build in LEGOLAND Miniland scale of 1:20 and Miniland style so they would fit perfectly into the LEGOLAND all over the world. The windows are not just implied with beams, but completely build with standard elements, to show the nice curved windshield.

Meet McLaren @ Goodwood Festival of Speed!

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