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1/8-scale Porsche 917 Le Mans racecars in LEGO

The Porsche 917 gave the German auto manufacturer its first win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970 and 1971, following the historic wins by the Ford GT40 in 1966. Talented LEGO race car builder Greg_998 has recreated both the 917LH in white with blue and yellow trim and the 917K in gorgeous Gulf Oil livery.

917LH vs 917K

See more of these detailed Le Mans race cars

Racing in style

The latest model by Nick Barrett (technicnick) shows a scene from 1956. That year, the Ecurie Ecosse (which is French for Team Scotland) with Ivor Bueb and Ninian Sanderson and their glorious Jaguar D-type racing car won the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans, beating drivers such as the legendary Stirling Moss.

There’s a lot more to like about this diorama. The two race cars have beautifully sculpted bodies, that in defiance of what most of the ‘cool’ people do, boldly show lots of studs. Kudos to Nick! The reproduction of the team’s custom-built transporter has elegant brick-built letters and nice chrome frames around the windows. At a first glance, the lovely canopy looks as though it could be made out of cloth, but it is actually built largely using 1×2 bricks. Finally, the brick-built figures seem to have character somehow.

I’m very much looking forward to seeing the model at the Great Western LEGO Show (aka. Steam) in Swindon (UK) on October 5th and 6th.

“When you’re racing, it’s life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.”

I think this is the first appearance by Lego Builders on the Brothership, but the screen name defies and befuddles our humble search engine so let us proceed as if he’s a new guy and act accordingly. Feast your eyes on this automotive eye-candy, the Toyota TSO30 with photography good enough to grace the covers of those slick dealership brochures. The rear engine cover of this Le Mans racer opens to reveal an engine that, in the builders own words “is completely made up”. For some reason, that admission makes the model all the more awesome.

Toyota TSO30 (1)