Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Audi-34 (Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer; black with red highlights and teal fin), Audi-35 (di Grassi, Abt, Ekstrom; white with red highlights and teal fin), and Audi-36 (Jarvis, Rast, Duval; red with white fenders and teal fin).
Audi-34 (Fassler, Lotterer, Treluyer; black with red highlights and teal fin), Audi-35 (di Grassi, Abt, Ekstrom; white with red highlights and teal fin), and Audi-36 (Jarvis, Rast, Duval; red with white fenders and teal fin).

[Only two teams will field hydrogen fuel-cell cars to Le Mans for its 100th edition, and Audi’s R22 h-tron is all-new for this year. Despite making up 100 more horsepower compared to last year, Team Joest is still down on power compared to Toyota’s hydro-power, but made up for it in chassis and aerodynamic development, as well as redesigning their gearbox, the biggest problem for the 12-time Le Mans winner.]

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Teutonic Tuesday is rather early in Manila, and so is Audi, who was the earliest of the four German marques to release a car, a hydrogen-powered racer. Comments for this build are welcome.

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I finally got around to building a LEGO car in Tiny Turbo scale, thanks in large part to Flickr user //PROTOTYP, who dropped his 2015 Le Mans cars just as I was binge-watching both Truth in 24 films and races in Sebring and Le Mans from 2009 onwards.

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This is 5th in a 16-part preview for a fictional 100th running of the endurance classic, where 48 (!!!!!!!!!) cars from 16 (!!!!!!!!!) manufacturers tackle the Circuit de La Sarthe and try to outlast each other for 24 hours.

The plan is to make all 48 cars, both individually and as a team, then pop Bluerender to get them rendered before this year’s Le Mans race. Vignettes, studio shots and on-site shots will come up by then. Oh, and did I mention that I will post instructions for all of the cars come race day?

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