My latest project is the VW Beetle, and I must say, it was rather fun. I changed scale to 12-14 wide-ish to save parts, resulting in the Lego Jeep Cherokee still being intact.
About this creation
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The Volkswagen Beetle was a small economical car produced from 1938 to about 2003. Our yellow ABS plastic model falling into the 1960's era of Beetle's. Approxiamately 21 million some where built, making them rather common in some parts of the world. It was one of the first "microcars" to hit the American scene, which up until that point was dominated by large muscle cars and land yachts. But the fuel crisis changed all that now didn't it? Beetle's were produed in numerous company manufactered variants, such as Super Beetle's, known for better trunk space and bigger hood and trunk lid designs, and cabriolets. Later, the Beetle would be discontinued, but later it would come back as the New Beetle. Which is still around today.
And yes, I did right all that so it might not be 110% accurate, but at least I didn't just ctrl c/ ctrl v a web article. =P Anyway.... heres a Beetle!
Oh wait... my bad, wrong beetle.
3/4 front view, the fenders took away most of the steering, but you can still get a decent turning circle of about 3-3.5 yards.
The side, notice the 'chrome' trim on the bottom.
The back, less iconic as the front, but it'll do.
The air-cooled flat 4, which gets about 50 horsepower and 36 mpg.
I knew they made a convertible, I just didn't know I did.
Not much room for goodies, or a brake pedal... whoops...
I'm sure our beetle friend wont mind if I use his leg as a brake pedal.
The seating arrangment.
Maybe even some radnom ones too.
Dun Dun DUN!!!!!(to the tune of dramatic chipmunk)
Great job recreating an awkward curvy shape! Us spaceship builders have it easy - we can just make it up as we go along. The thought of recreating something like a Beetle, or just about any car come to think of it, terrifies me. Well done!
Aaah... designed by mr.Porsche, under the commission of mr.Hitler... this ended up being one of his more popular exploits :)
Lol funny how in america you consider this a "microcar"... here in europe it's quite a normal, average car, both in physical and engine size - even today. A microcar here is usually considered max 700cc, at a push - most are in the 200-300cc range.
Aaah enough about the boring anorak facts lol - this is an excellent, eye-catching model that's really well built, and very accurate. I love it :)
Quoting Ape Fight
GREAT job on a tricky car : ) Really nice build; the engine, interior and exterior are all well thought out and superbly built. 5 stars, but can your next car have working steering and suchlike too?
Technique is not something I'm all that good at, but I'll try for better steering and suspension. We'll see how it goes. =)