Model: (Click to see more) 58517: Super Hotshot 2012
Status: Other
Date: 5-Jan-2015
Comments: 41
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Decided to combine two of my hobbies together and thought some folks here might find it interesting. I am an avid lego builder and had thought about building some Tamiya cars for a while now. Here is the first, a modified Super Hotshot (with Hotshot 2 rear suspension mod). This is 100% lego bar the tyres, window nets and stickers. I wanted to make it more realistic under the body so designed it like a real dune buggy might look like with a V8, battery and nitrous tank etc. Has full steering, 4WD and diffs.

Comments

bjorklo

5-Jan-2015

Wow, love it... I didn't noticed at first that it was a lego car. Great build.

Klausen

5-Jan-2015

That's pretty cool, well done.

Cooltoys

5-Jan-2015

That looks awesome for a Lego.. I almost thought it was a real one if you didn't mention it...

Tamichael

5-Jan-2015

That´s amazing !!! Hope to see other projects soon !!!

Addicted2blue

5-Jan-2015

This should be noticed by Lego, they should release this as a building kit. It just looks very awesome and very unique.

koenc

5-Jan-2015

Crazy! my son is your biggest fan now! Love this to.

gozone

5-Jan-2015

Wow, what a fantastic build!!..

Sayroll

5-Jan-2015

Very cool, can't wait to see the others!

hot rod

5-Jan-2015

One word.... fantastic!

Max Power

5-Jan-2015

Amazing work. Did you keep count of the hours spent to make this masterpiece?

scalamon

5-Jan-2015

Absolutely stunning! What's next!?

TamTom

5-Jan-2015

Fantastic piece of art! You should send pictures from tis car and the original Super Hot shot to Lego.

Crash Cramer

6-Jan-2015

HOLY CRAP, I want one of a red HOT SHOT please. I doubt you are taking orders, but you never know, on this site, you might get a bunch of requests.

stulec52

6-Jan-2015

I did the old double take there !

are you kidding me?

bow down before the master builder

great work

Grastens

6-Jan-2015

That looks phenomenal! I would definitely buy one

stickerbod

6-Jan-2015

Awesome!

sonicdeath

6-Jan-2015

Thanks all for the very kind comments! To answer some of your questions; Parts count I think is around 1000 at a rough guess, perhaps a few more. Next up, I have started a Frog and am definitely thinking of doing a red Hotshot. Honestly the limitation on the Shot cars is the shocks. they are so rare (they cost about £20 each). No other lego shocks are bulky enough to look scale. Would lego be interested? Perhaps not with Tamiya being a kind of competitor but Lego do now have the 'Ideas' program. If you get 10,000 votes on their website they take the model to a formal review for making into a set...so you never know if there is enough support i might put it up there! thanks again all!

sonicdeath

6-Jan-2015

Oh and Crash Cramer, perhaps orders at some point, let me get a red hotshot done and see how it looks

njmlondon

6-Jan-2015

That is remarkable. Love it. My daughter is a lego fiend now and I have to admit I loved helping her build Benny's spaceship over Christmas. Great work!

Rick_Sammler

6-Jan-2015

I'm speechless. It's one of the best creations inspired by RC I've seen. It really deserves to be acclaimed by Lego.

Puffdog

6-Jan-2015

Wow, this is amazing!!! I too love lego but i have never built a custom project...rather just the kit example. I think one of the vintage 3 - Speeds should be next for you.

MAD-BEE

6-Jan-2015

You could be onto something with this??
A Tamiya Lego series! or Lego Tamiya series

Fantastic!!!! I will not look at Lego in the same way again!

SHY69

6-Jan-2015

Holy mother of GOD! That's soooo cool!!!

Crash Cramer

6-Jan-2015

I personally think the wing on this thing is a serious work of art, that doesn't look all that easy to have put together.

neobrunox

6-Jan-2015

AWESOME ! it is so close to the original, you are genious

Tjaard

6-Jan-2015

DUDE, THIS IS AN AMAZING PIECE OF WORK! I first thought it was just another Supershot post but you have impressed al of us very much. Have tp agree with Crash-Cramer about the red Hotshot as next project on the list hahaha

sonicdeath

6-Jan-2015

Wow guys, I can't thank you all enough for the comments, hugely appreciated. Looks like a red Hotshot needs to go to the top of the queue! I was looking forward to working out the rear suspension in lego anyway, I like a challenge

Crash Cramer

6-Jan-2015

So, since the shocks are hard to find, what part number are they??? Maybe, just maybe, they have them near me at the Lego Store or something like that. Do they come in other colors??? I know, a little paint never hurt anyone, but just thought I would ask and if you need some decals for the HotShot, I will see what I can find around here.

mr alan

7-Jan-2015

Fantastic! Wow! I say do a Wild Willy! (the Tamiya one...)

sonicdeath

7-Jan-2015

Thanks Crash Cramer, the shocks are not made anymore, they were in a couple of models from 7-8 years ago only. They came in grey and yellow, I have another 6 so the HotShot will be OK after those though there are very few left on the market unfortunately, and it hurts to spend £20 on each one I will definitely paint them red, needs to look right. I have a re re sticker set lying around but I appreciate the offer. I will crack on with it!

IBIFTKH

7-Jan-2015

Just wow, that's awesome.

RallyeBaz

7-Jan-2015

That is epic. Top work. Lego Blazing Blazer here I come lol

JYCM3

7-Jan-2015

Very cool, recently looking for new Lego kit to buy
Nothing intersting maybe the new 24 hours race car that's coming next month but this one I would buy so please submit to the Lego idea program sure you get lots of supporters here. Might need to remove the tamiya logo and name though.

Wandy

7-Jan-2015

Like others have commented...I also thought this was just another Supershot so did not click on it immediately. I had no idea it was Lego!! Simply incredible creativity...Mr Tamiya and Mr Lego should get together and issue these. Absolutely superb!

Doc007

7-Jan-2015

After building soo much Lego with the boys over Christmas that they got this year for Christmas - I really hooked also- LOL. Love this, Amazing. Lego is so clever and this is a super mix of the 2 hobbies - think loads would be interested so take a punt at Lego page fella. Well done and Enjoy.

R/CVET

8-Jan-2015

What can I say that hasn't already been said.... W O W! Amazing work! I'm speechless!

njmlondon

8-Jan-2015

Had to come back and have another look at this. It is too cool. I think that the next photo competition should be Lego-Tamiya. Although you probably have the prize already won!

sonicdeath

9-Jan-2015

Thanks all for again the kind words! I think i will look at putting it on Lego ideas. Once I have I will perhaps start a forum topic to see if I can drum up support!
Progress on the Hotshot is going better than expected, spent many hours working out a way of replicating the rear suspension and making it actually work. Lots of trial and error but have managed it. Cracking on with the rest now.

dr.roberts

19-Jan-2015

Amazing job! Never thought it turned out so clean & tidy. Congrates on your work.

Crash Cramer

9-Feb-2015

WANT MORE LEGO, where is the new project???

robertoro

16-Nov-2015

the best LEGO JOB I ever see, GENIOUS !!!! how many days took to build this jewel !!!!


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