Cuusoo: Ford GT

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Playing catch up (which is why you get two picks this week).

Today I am sharing this Ford GT by TMunz. Usually I wait until a project matures a bit on Cuusoo before sharing it on Brickset, but this is vehicle build is certainly worthy of an exception.

I have rarely seen a car of such complex geometry so well replicated in this scale.

This Ford GT is a maze of assorted SNOTs to the point that it reminds me of an Escher staircase.

 

 

The level of detail is even more impressive when you realize the doors, trunk, and hood can open.

I think this shot from the rear is actually my favorite angle. The building under the arch, off-angle plates, and use of door elements work together really well.

 

Previous Pick

Last time I showcased a vehicle themed project (without minifigs that is) was the Tiny Trucks project by Robiwan. These miniature marvels are masterworks of microbuilding!

That article can be found here.

 

A Week of Cuusoo

My favorite project from Cuusoo this week was hands down this J7 Main Battle Mech by Tgbdz. Tgbdz has produced several advanced sci-fi military vehicles for Cuusoo but this may be my favorite to date.

Other interesting builds from the week include a working gumball machine and a hardware/bakery combo modular.

On a personal note, my Legend of Korra project reached the 1000 support milestone. I am quite happy to have upgraded the figures through collaboration with Kaminoan.

My review of these projects can be found here.

12 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The proportions and detail are spot on given the scale. Supported.

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By in Bulgaria,

+1 thanks for the post!
Went straight to Cuusoo and supported it too! Just a superb model!

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By in United States,

Really great model. Is that a ribbon of some sort creating the pinstripes?

Also noticed Sherlock is well on its way to 10,000.

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By in United Kingdom,

As a lover of supercars, I'd buy that Ford GT in a heartbeat. Absolutely amazing work!

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By in United Kingdom,

looks like a copy / rip off of firas GT40. Dont think he will be happy when he sees it

This should be removed as it is a blantant copy and a poor one at that

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By in United Kingdom,

Supported! I couldn't agree more, that is an amazing build!
I spotted an illegal technique on the windscreen surround, but I didn't see much else that couldn't pass straight into a set. Let's hope this gets moving, it could be an excellent set, it reminds me of the Lambos (8169 and 8214) from a few years back so it clearly would fit with previous Lego releases.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^@ben10000 - They do look fairly similar, but then they would if they're based on the same car, and I can see an awful lot of very significant differences in the way details have been achieved.
I think you've just spotted two MOCs of the same car and assumed one's a copy job. Poor call! ;)

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By in United States,

Thanks for posting this great model glenbricker, otherwise I would never seen it...

@ben10000

I think there are enough significant differences between this and Firas' model to easily tell them apart... It may have been inspired by it, but not brick for brick copied... Firas Abu-Jaber's cars are on a whole other level... Lego could do a model series on that guy's work alone...

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By in United States,

Those vehicles are all so detailed. Sometimes I'm just still amazed at what can be achieved through these tiny plastic bricks.

glenbricker,
Sometime within the next week you should feature some of the fantastic Middle-earth projects. September 22nd is Hobbit Day (since it is Bilbo and Frodo's birthday) and it marks the start of Tolkien Week. http://americantolkiensociety.org/hobbit_day_and_tolkien_week

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By in United States,

This GT could bring the large-scale Racers subtheme back to life! It would be amazing not only if this thing got made, but if the Ford license let Lego add a Mustang, Ford Raptor, etc.

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By in United States,

I wouldn't call this a copy of Firas' version. I bet he at least looked at that version for inspiration, but if you look at the details you'll see that the design problems are solved in different ways in almost every specific spot. Compare the tails of the two cars specifically to see what I mean.

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