A 6-wide Minifig scale version of my favourite Technic car, the 8845 Dune Buggy
About this creation
Inspired by Marcus Paul's fantastic minifig scale vehicles I started to build a 6-wide Minifig compatible version of my all time favourite Technic car, the 8845 Dune Buggy.
The first version aleady looked cool, but it was a little too big compared to the size of the minifig (especially the roll cage):
So I shortened the lenght of the model by 2 studs (1 in the front and 1 in the back) and built a smaller rollcage. But I didn't have the right wheels for the model, the ones I used before were just too big.
Then I bought the set 4433 Dirt Bike Transporter with this cool set of balloon tires. Even with the completely new look I think these tires are a good choice: Yes, LEGO Nils has another new toy to play with :-))
A side view:
And a (more or less) rear view:
Some more photos:
This glass panel is really worth it's money :-))
The original Technic model, the 4-wide and the 6-wide version
So this is my 6-wide Minifig scale version of the LEGO 8845 Dune Buggy.
I hope you like it :-))
Santa brought this to me:
I must have been a good boy ;-))
It's like The Beauty and The Beast united in one model...
Quoting seth Ryan
you should make a minifig size A-TEAM van if you no what the A-TEAM is.
Of course, I know the A-Team: "... If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the ... A-Team." :-)) There have been made a lot of these vans in all scales in LEGO. I haven't had a "unique" idea to contribute something new, yet, so it's still on my to do list ...
Wow, this looks amazing buddy! I love the shaping with that ingenious roll cage and the solution for the steering column. Glad to see you are building some more minifig scale MOCs. Rebuilding at least some of your 4-wides as 6- or 7-wides would be awesome, maybe we could combine something, there are lots of ideas ... Great job pal, keep it up!
I didn't knew this set, but your scaled down version looks amazing compared to the big one! Some nifty part usage (like the windscreen) makes this a great car to drive if I where a minifig ;) Nicely done!