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Mitsuoka Himiko
This MOC was build for LUGNuts chellenge "Big in Japan". But it didn't make it as the build time was almost two months.
About this creation
I have no idea if "mitsuoka himiko" meens something, so if there is any Japaneese speaking person, please let me know... but... since this MOC to me it means - "In this scale never again". You see - I have this obsession to recreate every single detail, every single curve, every funcionality. After my previous MOC Noble M12, which obviously was tough model too, I thought that there is nothing I can't build. Well.. there it is, project which I'm not quite satisfied with. But there's always a good news too - at least I learned a lot of valuable lessons.

Mitsuoka Himiko by its look is mix of Japaneese and English cars. It's based on Mazda MZ-5, but it surely looks a lot like Morgan or Rolls Royce. The centre part is more or less Mazda, the long nose fits classy Rolls Royce, but the front end is quite similar to Morgan.

Ok.. let's see some pics, shell we?

Exterior:
The hardest part was the nose, because it is getting narower towards the front end and it has external mudguards attached.








Everything opens of course:




Convertible top. Surprisingly this wasn't the hardest part. The only problem was to free the space for it to fold in as the roof end almost touches the rear wheels. BTW - thanks to Sven Bode or Jens Matuschek for the wheel idea. :)


And here are W.I.P pictures as well. Here you can see how some of the wierd angles and interesting functional elements are executed. Feel free to ask if you want some of those ideas apply to your own MOCs, but can't figure it out clearly enough. Any constructive (or not so constructive) feedback very welcome. And.. I wont create instructions for this MOC as it is already destructed.







Comments

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  September 29, 2013
Wondrous!!!!
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  September 12, 2011
Great car! Very nice design! Not a big fan of cars, but your appear really accurate!
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  May 8, 2011
amazing building technique
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  January 15, 2011
Very cool and original!
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  December 12, 2010
Those are absolutly crazy building-sills! An "unbelievable" build!
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  December 7, 2010
Quoting will treacy can you give me the web adress plz. either add reply or send to email
All info actually was awailable at the corresponding MOC. But as you wish - http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=Rolic&itemID=17142171
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  December 6, 2010
can you give me the web adress plz. either add reply or send to email
 I made it 
  December 6, 2010
Quoting will treacy could you plz send instructions to dgtreacy@bigpond.net.au my dad's email. he thinks it is amazing so do i
Sorry dude, no instructions for this one, as it is already destructed and I have no attention to rebild it. Sorry! But the instruction for Nissan Navara is awailable at bricklink.
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  December 6, 2010
could you plz send instructions to dgtreacy@bigpond.net.au my dad's email. he thinks it is amazing so do i
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  December 4, 2010
This is the most gorgeous luxury car I have ever seen out of Legos!
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  December 2, 2010
this is Gorgeous. this is actually inspiring
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  December 2, 2010
This is beautiful!
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  December 1, 2010
Wow, that is, for a lack of more descriptive words, absolutely amazing!
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  December 1, 2010
i can't put it better than M. Jubkins, "AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!" but seriously, this model is outstanding
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  November 30, 2010
You magnificent genius!!! HOW are those angles possible?? THis build is unbearably beautiful!!
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  November 30, 2010
AAAAAHHHHH!!!!!
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  November 29, 2010
Well, I guess when you take a scale and make it your total biatch, there is no need to ever build in it again! The curves you managed make me tingle and the working convertible top darn near brings me to completion! Hahahaha, awesome work.~H
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  November 29, 2010
Absolutely STUNNING!!! A beautiful model with fantastic functionality!
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  November 29, 2010
This is what I consider amazing in the car factory of MOCs! Excellent work on the load of comments you're getting! ~Ryan
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  November 29, 2010
Simply fantastic! You must have used a lot of moving elements to make all the slopes and angles, but you did a great job. And the convertable roof is done perfectly, and believe me, I know how hard it is to make it work and stil look good ;-)
 I made it 
  November 28, 2010
WOW.... I'm speachless! You all actually like this MOC. Thanks!! I'm speachless.. there's not a full day passed and so I find here so many nice words, so many praises! Thank you all for that, I feel honored...
 I like it 
  November 28, 2010
I really don't like mitsuokas, but you did a great job. This looks very detailed and very challenging to build!
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  November 28, 2010
I know that Mitsuoka is a Japanese car brand but I have no idea what Himiko means. It could just be the name of a car. Many American cars have names that have no meaning.
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  November 27, 2010
Wow, That looks so realistic. I like the head-lights.
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  November 27, 2010
Wow! This is stunning; the angles and curves on the body work are fantastic! Great job, the effort shows.
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  November 27, 2010
i admire your persistance, you have to be quite passionate to go this far! congratulations on a rare beauty and great infos on it! the roof mecanism is impresive you re dedicated, great car super job! visit and comment when you can!
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  November 27, 2010
Just gorgeous!
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  November 27, 2010
Awesome! So smooth, so detailed, and acurate...
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  November 27, 2010
Now that is one interesting way to build a car model. You really take the curves seriously, I see. The colors are a perfect fit for this model. Keep it up
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  November 27, 2010
I'm speechless.. another intricate and wonderful build from the master of rare-groove. I think I like this more than you do.
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  November 27, 2010
i have never seen so many white pecies in so many diffrent angles!! great job on it! it looks very impressive
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  November 27, 2010
no words no words..... exelent work.... the colours are super....
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  November 27, 2010
Sweet car!
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  November 27, 2010
Mitsuoka simply is the make, David... OK, now for the "Morgan Royce MX5" (<- seems to be true, I fear), Rolands: the real car is... ya, let's call it weird, but your MOC looks much better! I was wondering why you uploaded it only on flickr, but now we can see this "beauty" here, which is good as it truely deserves a big audience. The working convertible top is gorgeous...and I cannot believe it was an easy job - I was near to giving up when I made my "Monza Roadster" ( http://mocpages.com/moc.php/72149 ). And thanks for the credits regarding the wheels...they look awesome here! Best wishes & greetings to the Baltic states, Jens
  November 27, 2010
On yeah, Himiko is an ancient Shaman queen from ancient Japan, but I don't know what Mitsuoka is.
 I like it 
  November 27, 2010
Well the Japanese do create interesting cars - I mean a Morgan Royce MX5? Who else would come up with that? But I'm guessing this one isn't as flimsy as the real thing ;) Oh well another great moc from you. It's been a while since you've posted. Hope to see some more cars from you soon!
 I made it 
  November 27, 2010
Quoting Mattyy 666 how many studs wide is this?? it looks like 1000 studs to me ;) but since you fitted jens' wheel design, it probably isn't
Ha ha ha... The base is standart 16 studs wide, but the body is slighty wider - the total width may reach 17 stud width.
 I made it 
  November 27, 2010
Quoting Sabastian Santi were can i get one?
In your LEGO pile. :D :D
  November 27, 2010
great, don't know why you don't like it ;) I have one question: how many studs wide is this?? it looks like 1000 studs to me ;) but since you fitted jens' wheel design, it probably isn't
 I like it 
  November 27, 2010
Great job everything seemes to fit perfectly together i luv that its a convertable truly outstanding one question, were can i get one?
 
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