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Speed Champions VW Van?! - 24 Hours of LeMons Edition

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So my friend Eric built a 24 Hours of LeMons race van from a 91 VW Vanagon and a 2.5 subaru legacy motor. I helped out with making the Polizei decals but overall it was a sweet deal for me because all I really had to do was show up and drive. It was my first LeMons race and my first time on a track in an actual road race, and it was FUN.

If you haven't heard of the series, check it out here...

Our van even got some great press on

Anyway, my friend spent a lot of money and hours building this awesome van so I wanted to do something nice to thank him for his hard work so I made him a LEGO version of our van to say thanks.

Obviously this box is just a mock up, but I did make these designs into an actual box using a LEGO box I turned inside out and covered with some large photo prints from my 13x19 printer...I just forgot to take a picture of it before giving it to him.

Since I knew he'd appreciate building it, I made the van into a kit with instructions made from photos since making actual quality instructions is a huge pain in the megablocks...







I really like the minifig fez as an aircleaner...



Overall I'm super happy with how it came out, it was my first attempt at a larger vehicle and I think it worked out well. I did cheat a bit with the black decals to make a wider grill, but I figured if TLG can use a sticker for the middle divider on the split window of their VW bus, then I can get away with that.

Here's some pics of the real van in action...



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ha, yeah it's funny I built this over a month ago, but was waiting to see my friend at a VW Van event last weekend before I posted it since I wanted it to be a total surprise for him.

The wait was worth it. His reaction was, "this is the coolest thing I've ever seen".

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sweet build! tho the scale is more of creator than speed champions, still a fantastic recreation!

right, that's why I didn't post it in the Town forum. The theme was just a better match to the vehicle, made for a more entertaining box design :) I actually have a build of my personal 4x4 van that's more creator style, but need to take some good pics of that.

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wow, this is really great! The design is perfect - and the scale still "relatively" small for including that many details <3

The T3 is one of my alltime favorites (also thanks for commenting on mine!)

I think this would look also very cool with an "creator" box design! Still great idea for a "larger" speed champions theme! (i mean, the old "racers" theme also included different scales of vehicles!)

BTW how is the box design done? is there like a specific programm? - would really like to try something like that for my own T3 ;)


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Superbly detailed and accurately shaped. Even more impressive as your first vehicle build at this scale. Decals look great. Did you paint the black exterior of the white wheel arches?

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