A 4-wide version of the classic BMW 2002 turbo, the first German production model with a Turbo charger (even before the Porsche 911 got one)
About this creation
I hadn't thought about building a 4-wide "02" until I saw Starscream Soundwave's 4-wide model. I have to say I was heavily inspired when I saw his BMW 2002 and the ideas started coming up. So please take a look at his model first (and leave a comment if you like it). That's where I started with this model.
Left side view: I thought that the classic LEGO Town mudguards would look cool on this model so I added those. Then I changed the lower part of the side panels from wedges to arches. I think they look smoother this way. I've added some spoked rims for the classic sporty look.
Rear right view: No big changes here. I mainly changed the license plate section between the tail lights (Hmm, maybe I should use trans-red tiles instead of plates for those). I also made the window section in 3-wide instead of 4-wide.
Fast and Furious, vintage German style of the 70s: A 914 and a 2002 waiting for the green light :-)) I had to make the front bumper thicker to hide the lower half of the chrome grill for the BMW "kidney". So now it's a 2002 turbo front bumper ;-)). I also added a black roof for the "sporty look" and embedded it into the window line using the 45 deg wedges with the cutout. I remember quite a lot of customized cars with a black roof back in the 70s.
So this is my 4-wide LEGO BMW 2002 turbo. I hope you like it :-))
Update August 10, 2012: Some extra pictures Rear left view: It really looks better with tiles for the tail lights.
On special request: The "underwear". It almost looks like a modern aerodynamics kit :-)) You can also see the hidden part of the grill.
Bonus pictures: The original 2002 version (1971-1973) Smooth front end without bumper and spoiler.
Rear end with round tail lights.
Update October 1, 2012: A new colour scheme for the BMW 2002 turbo: The windows are black, now, roof and a part of front and back are orange. I think it looks a lot better with the black windows...
That's extremelly good! I love all the different version you propose, and they are always very realistic! Ich würde jedoch den 914 nehmen, er sieht finde ich noch besser aus als der 2002er turbo. Also wie gesagt extrem gutes auto! 5/5
Nimdian, Joe, Paulo, Iain, Gabor, Tom, Dohoon, David, Chinchilla, Nick, Sven, Starscream, Henrik, Cars Lover, Vince, ABC, Marcus, Malte, Mitchell, Loek, Joseph and Marek: Thanks for your comments, I appreciate your feedback :-))
Quoting Starscream Soundwave
... Where do you get all your chrome bricks from? I only own two :(
My chrome parts are from different BrickLink stores. You can search for stores with "chrome" in the name and you'll find some. My parts are from a store in Germany and one in the Netherlands. But it won't be cheap: You can calculate about 1,- € extra for each small chromed part. Bigger parts cost even more.
The underside is just as pretty as the top! I don't want to sound biased towards my own creations but I think I prefer the smooth front ;) It looks especially good with the chrome brick :) Where do you get all your chrome bricks from? I only own two :(
This is brilliant, thanks for mentioning my BMW 2002! Your idea for the grille is ingenious, You get the kidney grille without the cutting:) The window arrangement is very cool, and really changes the look to make it look more realistic. I think the best part is the smooth curve on the side, it looks a lot better than wedges. Great work!
Awesome Nils. I like the simplistic look to it, looks like you spent a long time getting the lines just right. I see you have been shopping for new pieces, I look forward to seeing what you can do with them in the future :-)