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Old time horseless carriage
Based on a Benz Velo
About this creation
G'day Lego bretheren! Been reading up on the early days of the automobile. Fascinating stuff. Did you know that there were 3 competing technologies: internal combustion, steam and electric? Anyway, I wanted to capture that pioneering spirit of the early 1900s in a minifig scale design. Richard Brown recently did a fantastic Model T recently, however my creation is a bit of a blend somewhat of a Ford and a Benz 'Velo'. Hope you guys like it.




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   Note the different wheel diameters of the Velo, a throwback to the horse and carriage.



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   Also note my clean and uncluttered desk....Those things in the background are some of my Dark Ages wood sculptures. They're very Lego-like (in that they're additive sculptres, assembled from pieces, not subtractional or carvings. Seems Lego was in my blood the whole time.



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   Side view.



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   Here's our driver. Crank it baby!



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   Sorry about his clothes - I don't have many old fashioned accesories.



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   Ok, that's a little TOO old fashioned!



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   ALRIGHT, I get the picture! Sheesh.



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   This is more than mere whimsy; apparantly some old cars carried their passengers up front, with the driver having to peer around them.



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   Clean and organised-that's me! In the foreground: abandoned CS Moon rover contest idea. Abandoned after I saw the standard of the other entries!



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   Mmmm topless....



Comments

 I like it 
  October 6, 2008
Wow that is an amazing little car! I was going to try my luck at it but, i was going to build it for 2 people across.
 I like it 
  April 2, 2008
You say "old time" but you had one of these when you were younger didn't you, you old piece of... wait a minute, I think I'm older than you... never mind. Later ~ Chris.
 I like it 
  July 4, 2007
Coolness! I know the original designs you are drawing your inspiration from & this isn't bad at all. A couple of different colours would be nice (especially yellow) & that guy needs goggles ;) Great stuff
 
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