Dan the Man and his little brother Alien Boy present the 58 'vette in 16-wide scale.
About this creation
A creation made by both me and my brother Dan the Man, we'll both write up a little description for you...
Dan the Man sez:
OK forget the bit I said about not making cars for a bit... I guess I just meant I'll keep away from building such big ones for a bit. 16-wide is small to me.
When I started my current model spree, I got fed up with my little brother making lots of half-finished models, leaving them half-finished, then half-building something else and leaving the previous one as it was forever. I told him if helped out a little with my Imperial Sandcrawler and Black Sun Corvette I'd finish one of his models with him. He had a partially done '58 Corvette about the size of my TVR Speed 12, and we both agreed that even in its beginnings it was shaping up more like a 60s Rolls Royce that had been rather badly pimped up. He said he couldn't finish it well, so I suggested starting over - we didn't have enough parts for another big car anyway, and dug out my 16-wide Lotus Esprit to show that you can still make a good model in a smaller scale (plus we have enough wheels for that size).
So, I eventually motivated him to make the car in 16-wide with me, and we got it all done in a day. Some of you might recognise my building style and the way the photos are done, and frankly, I did build at least 80% of the car myself; but since my brother was the one who originally wanted to make the car, since he's a 1958 Corvette anorak, and since he has got some quite decent models on here that are quite underrated, we're posting this model under his name; maybe it'll help him get a little more known in the community.
And now for what he has to say about it...
For those who don't know me, you can see my other stuff here: http://www.mocpages.com/home.php/13443
Alien Boy sez:
As you read on my brother's description, this was a half each model.
I always wanted to make a Lego corvette, and as my bro said, the one I tried to make was too big, and horrible. When we then decided to make it smaller, since it is easier, and we need less parts. I haven't seen any of the old corvettes on here apart from Fred Ottens' one that is amazing, but a bit different, because he modified it in his own cool style.
Let's talk about the car now. It is 16 studs wide, and 38 long. It has working steering, cleverly done hubcaps, opening boot and nice grill.
I think I did more than 20% of the work, but I still only did about 30%.
I made the headlights, the doors, most of the wheel arches (my bro made them better), half of the interior (seats and middle bit), the bumpers, the seats, the rear sides (my bro done the boot) and shape of the white curve.
My bro did the floor, the steering mechanism, the rear lights, the boot, the front (most of it, I only did some of the bits under the body on the front of the sides), the wheels, the cool panoramic window, the other half of the interior (dashboard, pedals, gearstick) and all the other parts.
I hope you liked it, check out our other cool models!
This isn't the first car we've built together, we also made the 50s style futuristic flying car, on my brother's page.
I just noticed that you joined Ryan's First Contest today, but the contest is actually ended. But we're thinking of doing another contest starting in August - so feel free to join that one when it starts.
Looks great! There's a lot of Dan the Man's style here, but there's also enough difference to tell that someone else worked on it as well. This is a great project, you and Dan have done a great job. Great Corvettes are hard to find on MOCpages, but you've just made it one car easier.
5 stars from me. Really nice build - the shape and details looks pretty accurate and they use 'normal' LEGO pieces too, which is a bonus. Good to see a detailed classic style (i.e studs) car. Great job