Well folks, as you can see, this isn't my BIG project that I told you about in my last MOC; I know I sound like a big fat liar :0 but I really have some troubles with that project, I didn't expect it would take that number of bricks, so I'm now very low in pieces that I need to finish it, but I promise... it'll be my next project, as my good friend Patrick Chambers saw, it's about 80% done right now. Any way hope you to enjoy my current MOC, it's my first Rod ever, and it's my entry for the BRICKSonWHEELS 5th challenge "Get Roding" by Ape Fight: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/4181 Thanks for visiting my page.
About this creation
Volksrod: Volksrods are modified Volkswagen beetles. They are used as an alternative to traditional hot rods and are quickly growing in popularity. Classic Ford Model T's and Model A's are becoming more scarce and more valuable. Consequently, their expense has made obtaining and modifying one not feasible for the masses. Because of this, according to some, hot rods have lost that sense of rebellion and have become stale.
As an alternative, the Volkswagen community has turned to the volksrod. The volksrod starts out as a traditional Volkswagen beetle. They are cheaper, easier to find, and easier to find parts for.
One popular method of the conversion involves removing the front and rear fenders of the beetle, and then installing a classic Ford front axle to move the wheels forward and give the car a low, stretched look. After that it's finished off with a chopped top and a flat black paint job, often with pinstriping. Another popular customization is to move the stock Volkswagen axle beam forward or reverse the trailing/torsion arms and re-work the steering linkages. But as with all types of car customization, lots of different modifications are practiced in different combinations. The volksrod is also an extension of the ratrod customization style. usually built with little or no expensive machined aluminum or chrome plated parts, the VolksRod is mostly handmade by the owner with simple mechanical tools and welding equipment.The Volksrod/Ratrod usually eschewes an expensive paint job,utilising spray can paint applied in one's driveway. A common refrain, often heard, is "cut-weld-drive"
No, she isn't as cute or nice as she looks; she's just an aggressive naughty little girl which is always like to hang out with her bad friends and make troubles where ever she goes, you might have to take a look at the back and the inside to realize what I'm talking about; so go ahead and scroll down ;)
The overall view
Let's start with some front shots of this naughty beauty...
Look at her; isn't she so cute!?
As you can see, I made some flaming work at the sides
It's the first time I make a two tones vehicle...
So don't go so hard on me :[
Side shot with the sunroof open...
Some rear shots of this faty girl:
She has a fat wheels at the back, not even enough to handle this cute monster!
Some bird looks at the beauty :)
The functional elements
Notice the way I used the hinges at the front
Welcome to the interior section:
Simple interior lines, with a cold color combo of white and blue, notice the minifig head as a shifter ;P
And some shots for the interior without the roof for better view:
The trunk, or hood or whatever: oh my! what a mess :0
Here are some shots for the details this beauty has:
Oh yeah, this classy girl has a panoramic sunroof, so her seats could get some tan...
She have a massive aggressive engine, it doesn't even fit in her trunk, so I had to cut a bit of the back... (what a mess, why they even put the engine right here!!?) :0
And yes, she's a big fat cheater, she's hiding a NOS bottle around here, so no one could smoke her ;p
She even smoked an LP560 once! I told you; she's not as she seems ;)
Hope you liked my little cute beauty :) and stay tuned for my upcoming MOC, I worked too long on it, and I'm still working.
So, till then take care every one and keep building.
Yeah, another well deserved MOTD for you, Firas! I hope you are well. This is the best LEGO Volksrod I know and I've been searching for more of them quite a while... It even appears on one of the first pages on Google Image Search if you just search for "volksrod"!!! Great job! :-))
i haven't commented on it yet? what a mess! i love it! really great! you know how to make great car Firas. my favourite volksrod so far!
and i liked this model so much i made a 6-wide version :-) check it out if you want ;-)
Hello, I'm back, when I saw your new lambo's in my mail I checked them out right away, I couldn't review them though but I wanted to know I like them very much, you did an amazing job again, when I think it's impossible to do better you still manage to make them more accurate, it's like your "perfect" knows no limits, fantastic job
first off; like the last dude said :)
second, I love this ! the engine poking out the back, and especially the way you made the front bonnet, are exceptional ! I did a drawing of one of these beetle rods sometime last year...
lol ":0 but I really have some troubles with that project, I didn't expect it would take that number of bricks"
Did you try to go for 1/3 aswell lmao ? *that* needs a lot of bricks... well at least you're getting there with your projects, we've hardly gotten anywhere in ages :)
Good luck, and can't wait to see what your big project is !
Nice work! Love the improvements. Nice work on the interior too, the skull shifter is a nice touch. The suicide doors came out great too. I think by far, though, the best feature is the two-toe flame work; really, excellent! Nice work and good luck on your "Big Project".
Peace - Packie
Let's see . . . great profile? Check
Fantastic paint job? check
Snazzy detailing? check
Superb interior? check
Innovative use of parts? check
Has anyone even mentioned the incredible engine on this MOC? Not sure, so I will. Firas, the way you built that engine is masterful. The parts are combined in such a manner than I can hear her fired up and ready to smoke anyone who challenges her.
Great presentation too.
That is just awesome. The color combination, the engine, the interior etc..its brilliant!
I like it
June 15, 2009
I'm speechless. this is beyond words. The shape is amazing with the the back wheels on the back stand up for so that makes it more angled, the flame effects left me shocked, and all the details on the inside with the scull and the back window were great! I really like the last pic the most.
Very nice creation!! The interior looks amazing and very colorfull. The engine looks great as well as the sun roof and this is an overall awesome build. From the thumbnail i though the flames were stickers but no, they are they amazing talent of Firas. Great build and keep up the good work!
Absolutely incredible! I don't know enough words to describe it. You did it again... you must be the world's best lego system car builder. Really, this is astonishing. Those details are amazing and I never thought it would ever see such a wonderful flame "vinyl" just made of lego. You outreached yourself. Respect for this!
a 'rod with a difference...nicely done!
Superb details and lovely presentation. Talking of which, are you going to post that white LP560-4 in the last pic??
Keep it going...and good luck with the BIG project;-)
Wow! I love the flame effects and the ittle details just really make this pop! Keep it up! Can't wait to see your big project, and the other car in the last pic!
BTW Can you check out my newest moc? I'm not sure if you have or haven't.
Very sharp car, Firas. I really like the color choice, and the body's shape is great! Wow! What a huge engine you have there! I feel honored to have my initials on one of your creations. Nice car! Can't wait to see your next project! Great work! Keep building my friend! -Tony
AHHGG, that's freakin' awesome!! I saw a bunch of these things at a car show recently, and thought they were awesome, but I never thought of doing a LEGO one. Now I don't know which one I like better, this bug, or your yellow Gallardo. Can't wait for your next one!
Nice car. I like the flames. My neighbor has an early 30's Coupe that he's been working on for a while. I'm not sure what the model is but it is that flat black. Not my favorite paint job. Your car is much snazzier. see ya. garth
This is superb!! I was expecting a traditional model T style Rod, but you've made something much more difficult! The shape and paint work are fantastic, and the fact it all opens up as well, and is still strong, shows some brilliant design. One of the most original and best Rods on MOCpages. 10/10 and welcome (finally) to the Rod Club! : )
Can I use one word to describe this? Nope!! It's indescribable!! Amazing, outstanding, stunning, Nope!! None of those words fit! If I think of a one that fits, I'll be back!! (So I guess this is goodbye forever!!) 5/5
Cool, or should I say Hot?! What I like most about it is the contrast between interior and exterior. The exterior is flaming hot, contrary to the interior which gives me the chills. It looks so cold in there...
Keep it up, and I'm curious waiting for your next big project.