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UPDATE: The cars in circuit 3/6 have been completed, check them out here. Circuits 1/4 and 2/5's cars are viewable below. There's also a group shot in the above link.

 

 

UPDATE 2: I have started creating 360-degree rotation galleries of the racers. I will update them here as I complete them.

  1. Circuit 1/4
  2. Circuit 2/5
  3. Circuit 3/6
  4. Circuit 7
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LEGO Racers Recreations
 

The characters in Lego Racers are so great, that after seeing many pictures of people's recreations of them, I decided I had to have my own. Not just the bosses though, but all 24 racers in the game.

Using jamesster's great LDD boss racer designs he uploaded, as well as my own LDD opponent car designs, I have collected the first 12 of the 24 racers in the game - all character's for circuits 1, 2, 4, and 5. I'm very proud of them, and in my excitement thought I'd share them with you :3

 

First, here are pictures of them all together:

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More detail on the Circuit 1/4 cars:

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More detail on the Circuit 2/5 cars:

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Although not traditional, I also have designed some dioramas to display them on, which fit nicely into my cabinets. I'm posting them here as I will be buying them soon, but wanted feedback on anything that's good or needs to be changed for improvement. As a side note, the dimensions must be 32 x 48 - no larger, or they won't fit, and no smaller, or there's not enough space. Credit to jamesster again for the boss models:

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So, what do you think?


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RobExplorien

It...is...just epic! :P Those cars seem to look even better than in the game. Also very shiny. Is it just me or does Achu's mask look bigger than in-game?

You've set history now, the first recording of these opponent cars (not bosses) built in real life!



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Fushigisaur

I though that you couldn't find a green wedge-piece. What did you end up doing?

Never mind, I hadn't read the details yet when I said that.

Anyway, good job!

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Wow. Those are nice! How much did it cost?

 

As for embedding the links from Dropbox, instead of the Pictures folder, put them in a subfolder under Public. Then copy the public link, and put it between two [img][/img] tags. Spoiler each one so the page doesn't grow a lot.

 

If you don't have a Public folder, that means you signed up for Dropbox after they removed it. You can read my post about that to learn how to re-enable it.


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Wow, that looks great! :D The cars look spot on. As for making the circuit 2 diorama more interesting, maybe you could try covering the road with tiles in various shades of gray to make a sort of brick road-like texture. What sort of designs do you have in mind for the other set-ups?

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JimbobJeffers

It...is...just epic! :P Those cars seem to look even better than in the game. Also very shiny. Is it just me or does Achu's mask look bigger than in-game?

You've set history now, the first recording of these opponent cars (not bosses) built in real life!

 

 

I though that you couldn't find a green wedge-piece. What did you end up doing?

Never mind, I hadn't read the details yet when I said that.

Anyway, good job!

 

Thank you both! I wish I had a better environment to photograph them in for the ultimate gloss effect ;)

 

Wow. Those are nice! How much did it cost?

 

As for embedding the links from Dropbox, instead of the Pictures folder, put them in a subfolder under Public. Then copy the public link, and put it between two [img][/img] tags. Spoiler each one so the page doesn't grow a lot.

 

If you don't have a Public folder, that means you signed up for Dropbox after they removed it. You can read my post about that to learn how to re-enable it.

 

Thanks, cost wise I'm not sure... The minifigures and overseas postage probably costed more than the parts. Could have been anywhere from £50-£100+, I'll be sure to take note for the second 12!

And thank you very much for that Dropbox information, I've updated the original post, it was very helpful of you.

 

Wow, that looks great! :D The cars look spot on. As for making the circuit 2 diorama more interesting, maybe you could try covering the road with tiles in various shades of gray to make a sort of brick road-like texture. What sort of designs do you have in mind for the other set-ups?

 

Again, thank you! I'll definitely give the tiling a go, I hadn't thought about that - should I use flat tiles or standard studded ones? I'll try and match the textures they have in-game.

I haven't thought about the other set ups as of yet, but Rocket Racer/Veronica Voltage and the Circuit 7 racers will obviously be using Rocket Racer Run. I have no idea how to approach that... I'm only just getting into custom Lego designing, but it's certainly a great experience.



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Perhaps you could primarily use tiles, with the occasional plate for variation?

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These look great. I'll try and post those decals you asked about in my thread sometime soon aswell.



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JimbobJeffers


Wow. Those are nice! How much did it cost?

 

As for embedding the links from Dropbox, instead of the Pictures folder, put them in a subfolder under Public. Then copy the public link, and put it between two [img][/img] tags. Spoiler each one so the page doesn't grow a lot.

 

If you don't have a Public folder, that means you signed up for Dropbox after they removed it. You can read my post about that to learn how to re-enable it.

 

Thanks, cost wise I'm not sure... The minifigures and overseas postage probably costed more than the parts. Could have been anywhere from £50-£100+, I'll be sure to take note for the second 12!

And thank you very much for that Dropbox information, I've updated the original post, it was very helpful of you.

 

Scratch that price range, looking back it was shamefully in the £100-£150 price range :/ At least I think so.

 

Perhaps you could primarily use tiles, with the occasional plate for variation?

 

I guess that's more of a 'tiles are preferable'? I'm just curious as to whether old stone grey tiles are more expensive than plates.

 

These look great. I'll try and post those decals you asked about in my thread sometime soon aswell.

 

Thank you, that would be very helpful. I have some old transparent decal paper too, do you think I could print all the textures onto it if I slightly darken the white colours (e.g. from #FFFFFF to #F5F5F5)?

 

I've found some nice-paid work this weekend so hopefully can start purchasing the circuit 3/6 and 7 racers soon. That or the first two dioramas, I'll see.

Again, thank you all for the comments :)



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You could try, and see what happens. I'm no expert on the fine details on how printers work, I wasn't fully aware of this until i tried making these things myself, but from what I gather, it prints colors under the assumption that the background color of the paper is white, so it might just come out a strange translucent color. Printers that do use white-colored ink do exist, but apparently are the exception to the norm, and chances are you don't have one.

 

Like i said, you could print out a few and see what happens, but I'm pretty sure most of the whites in my decals aren't pure hex white to start with. They're designed for use on solid-background paper anyway, so you'd have to hack them up a bit.

 

However, the faces I made are both for use on transparent paper, so go ahead and use those. (I should be able to post them later today.)



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Wow, I never realized just how similar the opponents (not champions) were to each other!

 

Also, I've never actually seen that 1x4 sideways slope in real life before. I was beginning to think the game designers made it up.



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Update time! I've finally built all the circuit 3/6 cars, and am pretty excited :D Just six racers left to go.

 

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Check out pictures of the individual racers in the spoiler below.

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I took a couple of group shots too.

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Oh, last thing... I hope the photos are an improvement on recent ones, I got a new 'studio' ;)

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RobExplorien

Oh my yes!

I vote for a UFO diorama.


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Oh my yes!

I vote for a UFO diorama.

Please.



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JimbobJeffers

Oh my yes!

I vote for a UFO diorama.

Please.

Excellent idea, I was still unsure what theme to choose. After I've built the circuit 7 racers (or maybe before, hmmm...) I'll start acquiring the parts for these dioramas, and designing the circuit 3/6 one. Unless someone else has any ideas for one/fancies designing one?

 

P.S. If anyone would like alternate photos of the racers, let me know and I'll see what I can do. It's a shame the above photos came out a little desaturated.





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