Hot Rod: 'Murika Powah! . Easily my favourite car I've made so far! Enjoy :) . UPDATE: 6th February 2012
Fear not Hot Rod purists! Seeing as the use of scissor doors was slightly controversial (Actually, to be honest they were just annoying to open and shut), I have decided to revert to more old school methods of getting into and out of a car - normal hinges *Cue dramatic music*
Note: I put suicide doors on first, but they didn't look as good as this.
END OF UPDATE
As usual, lots and lots of general shots before we get into the details. I hope you're hungry! (I may have got a BIT carried away with all the pictures)
- Colour scheme and type of car reminded me of America - thus the name
- Fully detailed chassis (non-functional though)
- No radiator (It is a HOT rod after all :P)
- 11 wide, because 10 wide was too small and 12 wide was too easy.
- Scissor doors (I realize that this isn't very traditional, but there's a first for everything)
- Funky windscreen
- Brake coolers on the front wheels
- Good 'Ole V8
- Headlights turn with the wheels
- Tail light incorporated into the red stripe
- Easily separable body, engine and chassis
The good stuff! A chassis shot showing off leaf springs, drivetrain, fuel tank, etc.
A modern, sleek dash. Only the essentials - you won't be able to hear the stereo over the engine, so I didn't put one in.
The seats can fold forward to reveal a surprisingly spacious cargo area and a pipe connecting the fuel cap to the fuel tank. Yeah... the words "pour" and "carefully" spring to mind...
Engine on its fancy dancy stand.
Without the engine.
Without the engine or body shell.
Finally the compulsory artistic shots.
I hope you like this as much as I do (overused phrase I know, but I seriously love this thing! Too bad the photos don't give it justice, my camera has been playing up lately). I finished this about two weeks ago but I've been too busy with school to take photos, so sorry about the wait.
Feel free to comment on anything which you do or don't like about this little guy and, most of all, enjoy! :)
I have been re-blogged on The LEGO Car Blog!