I feel the need, the need to burn some rubber

I’m a fan of the Studs-Not-On-Top (SNOT) techniques, especially for builds where you want the finished model to have few of the iconic LEGO studs visible. It’s a feat made even tougher on a smaller build, particularly if you need to keep the model looking true to its real-life counterpart. However, builder Jonathan Elliott seems to have a knack for pulling it off well. I still can’t decide on a favorite—the Mercedes AMG in white or the grey Porsche 911 Carrera, maybe? Actually, at this scale, I can own them both.

Lego Speed Champions for Adults

Jonathan even provides some breakdowns showing all the complex inner workings that make these custom Speed Champions such beauties, such as this luscious 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV.

Lego 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV - Speed Champions 14

Lego 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV - Speed Champions How To 01

Lego 1971 Lamborghini Miura P400SV - Speed Champions How To 02

And here’s a closer look at each of the other classics.

1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL

Lego 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL - 01

1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4

Lego 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 - 02

1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale

Lego 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale - 01

 

1976 Ferrari 512 BB

Lego 1976 Ferrari 512 BB Speed Champions 01

JDM-tuned Datsun 240Zs

Lego JDM-tuned Datsun 240Zs

5 comments on “I feel the need, the need to burn some rubber

  1. Russell Chapman

    These sticker free creations make a mockery of the official Speed Champions sets.
    Epic builds, instantly recognisable. Brilliant work.

  2. Gomek

    thanks so much for the shots of the inner workings. i’ll check out your site. Hopefully there’s more. Would love to build a couple of these.

  3. Grayson

    Yeah there’s almost no SNOT techniques in these builds. SNOT is when you build with studs sideways, it doesn’t refer to when you use pieces without studs.

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