LOTUS ESPRIT

This Agora Models 1:8 scale Lotus Esprit ‘Wet Nellie’ from The Spy Who Loved Me large-scale model can be purchased via a subscription at the Agora Models website. It is available to be shipped anywhere in the world and can be completed in either 12 or 24 months at:

Agora US/Worldwide or in specific countries: Australia/NZ | FranceGermany | Italy | Japan | Mexico | Spain | UK

The build consists of 100 individual ‘stages’. Agora will deliver twelve shipments containing 6-9 stages that each contain a few parts of the model. For each shipment, a digital version of the instructions will be available at the Agora Download Center. These shipments are sent monthly or bi-monthly depending on if you chose the 12-month or 24-month subscription option. The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time by calling or emailing the company.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, most of the parts appear to be very detailed, so I may only be modifying (modding) a few things along the way.

Below are links to the articles for my build of this Lotus Esprit:

2024


June 2024
  • Pack 1
    • Stage 001 – Bonnet, Bonnet Subframe/Strut Bracket, Air Intake Grille
    • Stage 002 – Front Wings/Bumper Panel/Reflectors/Lenses
    • Stage 003 – Engine Cylinder Head, Cam Cover Tops/Bottoms/Caps, Gears, Spark Plugs, Oil Cap
    • Stage 004 – Right Door/Window/Handle, Door Hinge Plate/Mount, Spring, Door Lock Brackets
    • Stage 005 – Right Interior/Trim Panels, Right Door Handle/Frame/Pull Handle
    • Stage 006 – Right Door Interior Frame/Lock

The following stages are next to be built…

  • Pack 2
    • Stage 007 – Seat Backrest/Cushion, Double-Sided Tape
    • Stage 008 – Seat, Seat Cushion, Double-Sided Tape
    • Stage 009 – Seat Cover
    • Stage 010 – Carburetor Body (Rear), Inlet Manifold, Carburetor Detail, Velocity Stacks
    • Stage 011 – Carburetor Body (Front), Mount, Carburetor Detail, Velocity Stacks
    • Stage 012 – Gearbox (Right), Driveshaft Housing, Brake Disc, Driveshaft
    • Stage 013 – Gearbox (Left), Driveshaft Housing, Brake Disc, Driveshaft
    • Stage 014 – Gearbox Cover, Gearbox Plate
    • Stage 015 – Bell Housing, Clutch Cylinder
    • Stage 016 – Bell Housing Cover, Starter Motor/Detail
  • Pack 3
    • Stage 017 – Engine Block, Bracket, Breather Pipe
    • Stage 018 – Engine Block, Exhaust Manifold
    • Stage 019 – Support Bracket, Large Pulleys, Small Pulley
    • Stage 020 – Oil Pump, Oil Filter, Distributor/Cap, Spark Plug Cables
    • Stage 021 – Oil Pipe, Alternator/Rotor/Pulley, Toothed Pulley, Belts
    • Stage 022 – Air Box, Air Box Cover
    • Stage 023 – Backplates
    • Stage 024 – Oil Sump, Panels
    • Stage 025 – Backbone Chassis
  • Pack 4
    • Stage 026
    • Stage 027
    • Stage 028
    • Stage 029
    • Stage 030
    • Stage 031
    • Stage 032 –
    • Stage 033 –
    • Stage 034
  • Pack 5
    • Stage 035
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    • Stage 042
  • Pack 6
    • Stage 043 –
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    • Stage 050
  • Pack 7
    • Stage 051 –
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    • Stage 057
  • Pack 8
    • Stage 058 –
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    • Stage 062 –
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    • Stage 066
  • Pack 9
    • Stage 067 –
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    • Stage 075
  • Pack 10
    • Stage 076 –
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    • Stage 079 –
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    • Stage 083
  • Pack 11
    • Stage 084 –
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    • Stage 086 –
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    • Stage 091 –
    • Stage 092
  • Pack 12
    • Stage 093 –
    • Stage 094 –
    • Stage 095 –
    • Stage 096 –
    • Stage 097 –
    • Stage 098 –
    • Stage 099 –
    • Stage 100 –