MOC: Concept Car - Convertible Minivan
Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:19 PM
It began as another supercar, but then quickly changed into something different. I wondered if I could use the low profile and wheelbase of my supercars to create a 4-seater family van which is roomy enough for an average minifig family (and a dog or cat or some suitcases) but which does not "dwarf" the minifigs too much. This turned out to be possible - but obviously it can't deny its origin, so it can quickly be changed into something more sporty. And there are a few further possibilities, as you will see. So good news for all house builders: Only one garage is needed
Credits to danthaman11 and SearchFunction, whose fine 4-seaters inspired me. The tilted front is inspired by Ricecracker's awesome Ford GT-40
Tell me what you think about it. Thanks for looking.
Posted 08 December 2011 - 05:37 PM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 03:12 AM
Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:21 AM
Thank you very much, Leg Godt Gud. I see your point. The yellow one was meant to look more sporty, but I did want to create family friendly cars with both of them. Perhaps there must be a stronger distinction between the versions.
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Thank you very much, lightningtiger. The low profile is due to the attempt to design the lowest possible cars which still allow to fit minifigs in. But I agree - one layer more or less can change the whole character of a car like this. Creating a muscle car is a great idea, I will try this as soon as possible. Perhaps the wheelbase is already long enough (6 studs between the mudguards like the supercars), the cab can easily be moved backwards. Thanks for this nice inspiration!
Thank you very much, bootz. There will be some different colors - I thought of an orange version, but I like your suggestions very much. I will give it a try.
The yellow car is very capacious with four minifigs
Clever building technique!
Thank you, LEGO Train 12 Volts. I appreciate your comment very much. Glad you like the technique.
Thank you, danthaman 11, I am glad you like it. Hopefully there will be some other combinations. I think the seven wide scheme is something that can be further developed - hopefully I achieve some day to design a "real seven wide" like yours without mudguards
Posted 10 December 2011 - 10:17 PM
Thank you very much, HighFlyer. Glad you appreciate it. Yeah, the yellow one seems to be much more liked than the red one. I think the 7 wide scheme works well, not only in terms of putting some figs in - a major advantage of a 7 wide is that you have room for a strong middle beam so that the sides can be designed more freely. Now I would like to be able to omit the mudguards (to get "real" 7 wides) and keep the whole thing low which still seems quite difficult to me ...
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