I’ve embarked on a project to build a number of the alternates to 5867 “Super Speedster”. I’m starting with the models from a 2013 book called “The LEGO Build-It Book, Vol. 1: Amazing Vehicles“. This contains the instructions for a ten different vehicles that can be built from the same parts as the Super Speedster set.
No Starch Press publish a number of nerd orientated books (programming, manga, Lego etc) in addition to this great book by Nathanaël Kuipers and Mattia Zamboni.
The first model is the “Off-Roader” which has some design echoes of the classic Jeep.
5867 Super Speedster is a great set in regard to the number of alternate MOCs available for it. But before I tackle them, I’ve built the B models included in the set: a sports utility vehicle and a Go-Kart. I really like the Go-Kart, they’ve done a solid job of modelling the important elements.
I’ve been Bricklinking the last few parts for this great Creator set for a while. It’s a ten stud wide sports car and is the sort of thing I like to build currently. However, the reason I fancied acquiring the parts for this particular set is because of the large number of alternates. Sizeable Creator sets (this is 278 pieces) often have a good crop of alternate MOCs but this one was also the subject of a book “The LEGO® Build-It Book, Vol. 1: Amazing Vehicles“.