This 1:20 scale car is built in LEGOLAND's "minland" style... To emphasize the "beauty of the brick", it was built entirely in the standard studs-up fashion using only basic LEGO elements.
About this creation
This model TT was originally built in August 2004, alongside the lumbering Chevy Suburban. In April 2006 built a second TT for a client in the UK, who requested a slight redesign to accomodate EU-sized license plates.
In my various encounters with LEGO Master Builders and modelmakers, I've learned that sometimes the most impressive and interesting LEGO models are those that align with the basic LEGO element's form and function.
Rather than trying to "stretch" LEGO to do what you want by turning pieces upside down or finding rare bizzare shaped parts, if you work within the world of the basic LEGO brick, you can achieve fantastic and beautiful results. I adopted those principles when I built this Audi TT (and the contrasting Chevy Suburban, built together).
I'm very happy with the overall results, mostly because it shows how stepping LEGO pieces carefully can result in very subtle and familliar shapes, even in smaller models.
I like the old school look of the bumpy bricks. I saw this right after looking at Jacob Beeksma's audi TT, Its a lot like this, except bigger, It also includes LDD instructions and pictures. Check it out, youll like it!
This is probably your best car ever. Even though it's missing the B colum, its fine, as the column would have looked a bit weird in there anyway. This is amazing, it looks exactly like the TT. You should do more work like this.
I like it
Patrick Ian Garcia
August 17, 2004
I've always wanted to build cars in tandem with others, hence my small fleet. But you built those two in the same day! And they're very accurate! I'd really, really like to pick your brain... =)
Wow. That is amazing, I'd say do the VW Beetle like this, but wait, you've already done that! Great addtion to your impressive auto models. Maybe you should create more sportscars, this shows you have talent for it.