Not only I've created a Lego Technic 1982 Pontiac Trans Am, but also a building instructional video. This project was part of my study. Often I combine my own projects with study and work. Personally I think it makes work more exiting and gives my personal development a boost.
About this creation
The first part of video is about the assembly of the Lego Technic 1982 Pontiac Trans Am car. It starts with building a chassis from sub assemblies. I have designed a click system based on spring feathers, to simply clamp the sub assemblies together. Then I assemble the bodywork around the chassis. The second part of the video shows how the scale model gets destroyed in a crash sequence.
For my study, the assignment was to assemble a scale model from sub parts. I used Lego to create a car. First I thought about what model I would choose to build. After a brainstorm session I decided to build a 1982 Pontiac Trans Am model. The 1982 Pontiac Trans Am in the main vehicle in the 1980's Knight Rider series. After I picked my model I kept busy for a couple of weeks. I felt lucky about having just enough parts to make the bodywork come in black.
The whole model is as plain as I could build it. Lights, mirrors and certainly power functions, are not included. The lack of complex parts make it easier to rebuild the car after it crashes. Between the crash sequences it is just a matter of simply collect and click the whole thing together again and again.
Yo Mad Sid, this is totally crazy awesome and deserves many more views and comments. The way the chassis and body fit together is absolutely brilliant and very clever. I have never seen anything like it before. Great video too.