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.
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.
And here’s a closer look at each of the other classics.
1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SL
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4
1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale
1976 Ferrari 512 BB
JDM-tuned Datsun 240Zs
Oh wow. I want one of those white Mercedes. LEGO, please put that in Speed Champions 2018!
These sticker free creations make a mockery of the official Speed Champions sets.
Epic builds, instantly recognisable. Brilliant work.
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.
Ehhh dude, SNOT isn’t the same as just tiling the shit out of a build.
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.