Here it is folks! My first 10-wide ever: the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro LS! It is also an entry for MOCpages Autoshow's 2nd Contest: Build a 2010 Muscle. Surprisingly, I only spent two days building this car (plus a day of thought before), but, wow: make that two busy days. Really busy. The car consumed a huge portion of my pieces, and when I was done, I realized I only had enough bricks for one of these big guys at a time. So, I've decided that I will continue to build 10-wides after this one, there will just be a huge time gap in between each one :..( But don't worry I will still post plenty of 4-wides :D
Why did I decide to pick up large scale building? Well, I used to build a lot of 4-wide minifig cars (which I loved and still do), but I knew I could really do better. The only thing that was stopping me was lack of pieces. Nevertheless, I went for it, and I racked up just enough grey bricks to build a car! Being a 4-wider, I was amazed how far you could go with detail on these big cars.
This MOC could not have been possible without the advice and inspiration of our own Nate Andrews. He gave me loads of tips and tricks before I started this car, and while I was building it, I constantly had a page open with his beautiful 10-wides on it for design inspiration. Round of applause to Nate!
So, I'll stop talking, and YOU can go ahead and look at the pictures (and video)!
— 360º View —
Pretty cool, huh? I took a video of the car spinning so it could be a little like the 360º view simulators on LEGO.com! The turntable was made with a long rod connected to it, going through one of the cracks in my deck, so I could spin it but still be hidden :D
— Exterior —
Font view. If there was any part I did right, I think it would be the front. I believe I really captured the shape and the details pretty well.
Side view. You can see here that I raised the rear wheels a little bit, to give the car a more aggressive stance (which it really seemed to lack). Also notice the little reflector/directional lights on the nose and the rear. That detail was taken directly form the real car ;)
Back view. Sorry, I really could have done better here. The spacing and method of attaching the lights is primitive, the rear is too short, an it's all too flat. I just didn't see a better way at the time...
The top. I just wanted to show how the roof is 8-wide, while the rest of the car is 10-wide. It narrows as it goes up a bit, just like on a real car.
This side shot is focused on the shape of the window. The wall takes a slope up (like on a Challenger), but I think it's a little to dramatic and sudden. Meh.
Here's the big old lump on the hood of every Camaro. Turned out nice. Wait, I think it wants to open —
There goes! The hood can open up! Let's take look in there...
Aw, only a six-banger? Sorry to disappoint you guys, but it's true. The LS only has a V6. Also, that's all I could fit, but hey...
The doors open too!
I tried around with door handles, but nothing quite matched the look of a clean side.
— Interior/Roof —
Here's a top view of the interior. To my relief, I was able to fit a back seat that actually look like someone could fit in it.
Shot from the front of the car. I was really pleased how the look of interior turned out.
Side view. Notice how the seats look slightly reclined.
And here's the front seats and display. The wheel really turns, and it also tilts and telescopes. The shiny piano-black dash is a little stumpy, but I still really like it.
And the front seats are adjustable, so everybody can fit in my car!
Here are the back seats, which are also slightly reclined. I added the cupholders in the middle there just for Sterling Knight. Cupholders mean a lot to him ;)
And that space between the car body an the back seats is no gap...
... Tilt the seats forward, and you'll see it's a lining of black modified 1x2's!
Here's a picture of the separated roof.
— Detail —
Here's a close up of the front. Notice how the main grille is sort of wedge-shaped, like on the real Camaro. And yes, on the LS, the fog lights aren't there.
The main reason I built the Camaro LS is because I had I good idea for the stock rims. Like on the real thing, the rims are black, with a chrome perimeter.
Side view mirrors.
Crediting the design for that Chevy logo is like trying to credit somebody for the inventing the wheel: it just blended in fast as a well-known technique, so great that know one knows who came up with it. So credit to whoever thought of that in the first place.
In this shot you can see the brakelight in the back window, and on the roof, there is the antenna.
great one dax, i see i'm against you in round 2 of the mocolympics in the vehicles category, i just hope you won't wipe the floor with me from what i've seen from this ace car but i'll try and give you a run for your money ;)
Hi, just let you know it turns out I rated a lot of MOC's without signing in, so my name don't show up in the list of people who likes it. But I do view and rate most of the new MOC's, sometimes it's no use to comment it, everything is said already;) Greetings, Fred.
thats very good =) lot of great things i see like those 1x2 tiles =P but this is more of a sport rally car...like a pinto. if you want it to look like a camaro you will have to lengthen it by 2 more studs and also lower the roof line. if you named it a rally car i think you would get a better reply. but great try :) keep it up and soon you can make it perfect ;)
Awesome one of the best in MOCs no joke man,I have the same problem but unfortunately i still don't have enough for big cars but i will one day nice details and everything but maybe the roof could be lower but then again it goes with the car haha good job 5/5 JG
Good to see you build a larger scale, you made great here for your first 10 wide, good overall shape which is recognized as a Camaro from the first look, good amount of details which make your model even more interesting, and cool color, may be one thing you could improve here; the sloped area above the rear wheel, it should be more forward the back right above the rear wheel, but still a solid car though, keep it up and make more 10's >>> peace.. Firas :)
Quoting A.J. Pride
Great car Dax! btw when should we add our MOCcomparison entry?
Um, I finished building mine, but I still need to take pictures. I might do that this weekend. How about once we both have pictures, contact me in MOCcomparison (I got a topic created) and we'll figure things out.
I'm so glad I could help you get off to such a fantastic start! My favorite part of this one is the distinctive front end, which you've made so accurately. The interior and the back are also excellent, along with that sweet engine. The only thing I would change is the windsheild; I think it looks just a little too high, but that's a minor thing, because overall, this is simply awesome for your first 10-wide! Hey, it's way better than my first one. (which I thankfully didn't post!)
Hm.... I'm really glad you decided to try a bigger scale!!! The grill and stuff looks good, But I don't think it is quite long enough and it's a bit boxy. All in all it was great for a first attempt. Hope to see more large scale cars from you.