I set out to try and make a closed 2-seater with doors. I finally came up with a design I like. As always, I couldn´t help making variations, so it came to be 5 in all. Link to the LDD file is at the bottom of this post.
I have not built these for real, but I have done my best to design them so that they actually work and are stable. Also the colors used should be availible for all parts. I apologize if there should be a slip-up in there.
I present these as a set of ideas for anyone interested in making cars in this scale to be used freely. Perhaps they can inspire to some designs of your own, or give you some ideas.
First an overview picture of the 5 models:
This red car was the first I made. The cabin is built as 5 wide, transforming into 6 wide around it. This means a sparse interior design as I wanted to make it as solid as possible. It does however provide for minifigs to be placed as low as possible in the car.
The blue car is a convertible version of the coupe design. It uses a 6 wide design all way through, real doors and has the standard edition dashboard design I like to use (you can see it up close in the white car). Due to it beeing a convertible, I allowed myself to raise the seating 1/3 brick (used in all the convertibles). This make it much easier to build a stable bottom. It also allows for 2 figs to be seated next to each other, provided you arrange their arms in the same way as in the LDD file. This I HAVE tested in real bricks, and there is a bit of wiggle room so you do not have to cram them in there.
It was rather diffecult to come up with a caleche design I liked but I think it strikes a nice middle ground. Also headrests!
Obviously, I had to try a beefed up police interceptor version. Supercharged with a spoiler in the back and upgraded exhaust system.
I like the interior in this one. I could not find any printed tile that shows a monitor for the computer and the 2w cheese pieces also do not come with a dashboard print, but perhaps you can make your own if you really feel like it. These are cops after all, so I figured the cup would do as 1 part of the coffee & donut duo.
I had to also try some designs with the slightly smaller wheels. It came out to be 2 versions.
The orange car is a sporty open car with the same removeable roof design as a Ferrari 308 or a Pontiac Trans-Am. I like the seats in this design.
This white car is a more relaxed cruiser type. The grilles on the front bumper unfortunately do not come in light bluish grey, but perhaps they will someday. The design reminds my slightly of a 1966 Pontiac Bonneville.
Feel free to have a look at the LDD file here - , and let me know if these designs works. - Updated 9 may 2012
I myself have very few lego pieces so I would have to get the needed parts exclusively through bricklink. I´m also on a limited budget so I will probably wait until I have some of my other designs ready and evaluate what I can afford to get at a later date.
I love designing through.
Edited by SearchFunction, 09 May 2012 - 05:24 PM.
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