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2009 Honda Fit Red (1:15 Scale)
I've been checking out MOCs on this site for several years now and thought it was time to finally post some of my own! This is my first MOC posted (hopefully of many many more) so please enjoy! I'm very receptive to suggestions and comments:
About this creation
I made this LEGO Honda Fit for my parents for Christmas because they recently got one that looked just like this one! Don't know how many pieces are in and there are no instructions as I built it on the fly just looking at pictures.

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Additional Information

Unfortunately, the only functional aspects of the car are the hood and trunk door. There is a 4 Cylinder engine under the car hood and the entire trunk bed is finished/smooth with accurate wheel well indentations. I wanted to make the car doors operational, however I just ran out of time before the deadline. But I did make the "door panel" section between the two wheels a separate section so that modifying the car later to add operable doors would be easier.

The hardest part for me was trying to get the C-Panel (panel between Rear Door and the Trunk) to look right. You can't tell from the final result because in all honesty, I felt like the "simplest" solution turned out to be the best looking one! For the longest time, I was trying to build it out of a combination of 1x1, 1x2 slopes and 1x1 plates. It's just hard to get the curvature right, taking into account both the vertical as well as the horizontal curves.

Workflow

Like all other models I've done in the past, I basically started out with about a dozen stock pictures of the car, making sure to get the right trims/options that my parents had in theirs since I wanted it to look as close to theirs as I could get (ie. they didn't get the Sports option but a lot of pictures online had the Sports trim so I had to weed those pictures out). I also looked up the physical dimensions of the vehicle including the stock height, width, length, wheel base (distance between the wheels length-wise, taken from the wheel centers) as well as the wheel track (distance between the wheels width-wise, taken from the center of the treads) in order to get the car proportions correct.

Then came the time to pick the scale for the model. I realized that I would be using the "stock" Lego Wheels from the Ferrari sets and as a result, I had to get the Honda Fit's wheel dimensions (175/65/15) and scale the entire final Honda Fit model to the Lego wheels since they were the only part of the model I couldn't change. The finished model came out to be just shy of 1:15 scale (around 1:15.3).

The rest of the model just came from trial and error! =)

I'll try to post some additional photos as well as WIP ones I took! Thanks for looking!!



Comments

 I like it 
  June 9, 2012
Amazing car! Love how it looks! Cool color too! :D Keep up the great work!
 I like it 
  January 13, 2011
Great! Looks just like the real thing.
 I like it 
  June 10, 2010
Excellent color choice and the craftsmanship and detail is excellent also.
 I made it 
  February 9, 2010
Quoting Farhan Salman SOOOWWEEETTT. Awesome, it is like real. Is it RC or just model?
Unfortunately it's just a model. I actually gave it to my parents in a display case (meant for displaying footballs haha) and it fit perfectly. Also figured that they probably wouldn't be driving it around so it was just built just to sit there!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2010
I actually have this car (or at least my parents do... hahaha...) Great work capturing the shape and all.
 I like it 
  February 9, 2010
Excellent work on this creation. Nice detail all around and I like the choice of color. -Sam
 I like it 
  February 9, 2010
Very nice!
 I like it 
  February 9, 2010
Really great one.The frontview looks fantastic.
 I like it 
  February 9, 2010
SOOOWWEEETTT. Awesome, it is like real. Is it RC or just model?
 
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