Audi Sport Quattro S1

Six (6) wide or Eight (8) wide. That is the question. It is sad… but some of our team are moving towards the more proportionally correct eight wide while others of us remain loyal to six wide builds.

For me, it comes down to my old LEGO building days where we were four wide… and occasionally only two wide. I still live in a world where a typical car holds one minifig and is four wide, while trucks and trains are six wide. I still am struggling with eight wide cars, though my owns son is a proponent.

Mike, like me a VW / Audi fan, purchased new Audi Sport Quattro S1 set, but did not realize it was designed as an eight wide build. He then bought a second one determined to re-build it as a six wide build, both to match his other Racer Series cars and so that it would fit on his train transport carriers.

I think by removing two studs from the centre of the car balanced it out very well when making the car six wide. Here are Mike’s comments:
Here are a few of the pictures of my 6-wide rallye car, and some pictures of the two for comparison. I have changed the colour of the front spoiler on both cars to better match the actual rallye car this set is based on. I’ve done some surgery to the front spoiler on both cars. I modified the rear spoiler brackets on the small car so that it doesn’t look as bulky as it does on the 8-wide.The rear decal on the 6-wide car had to be cut to fit the narrower bumper. I added a 1×1 round stud to the underside of the exhaust so that the tailpipe sticks out a little further.I had black wheel spokes from another Speed Champions set that I used on the 6-wide.
Shrinking it “width-wise” was relatively easy. It took a LOT more thought and figuring to shorten car in length.

Renfrew 2019 LEGO Building Competition

We would encourage all ages to participate in our one-day event. The opportunity is to create entries, which must be pre-built, for our competition out of LEGO building system elements; drop off is between 12:00pm to 1:30pm with a $5 entry fee.

We would love to invite all members of the community and the City of Calgary to view what was submitted and marvel at these master builders from 2:00pm to 3:00 pm. The Calgary LEGO Train Club members will be setting up a display of their personal creations (My Own Creations or MOCs). There will also be opportunity to just play with some brick and or take pleasure in guessing at our brick guess contest.  We will have the concession open for a few treats. 

There will be a People’s Choice judging on the Adult builders’ entries. Awards will be handed out at 2:45pm and we are just asking for Donations to support the event at the door.  

Buildings, Structures or Scenes
Transportation or Creative Inventions

Age Catatories: 4–6 years; 7–9 years; 10-12 years; 13-17 years; adult
Location: Renfrew Community Hall, 811 Radford Rd NE, Calgary 
Per Entry Fee: $5.00  
Drop off Entries: Saturday, March 16th – 12:00pm to 1:30 pm
Judging: Saturday, March 16 – 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Awards: First Place winners will receive a prize; other prizes at 2:45 pm 
Public Viewing: Saturday, March 16 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Public Admission: Is by Donation.
Application Form: Download