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Admittedly, I am not sure where to post this one. Built more out of Technic bricks than anything, and I am a regular at the good 'ol Technic subforum, but the good o' eye test indicated to me that this was the best place for the post. And sorry for the bold typing. I wrote this up elsewhere and when I pasted it here it was bold font. DK how to change it. If the MODs would like to, that would be great. This build is a symbol of sorts. Mounted just above the entrance as one comes in my Lego room. Arched road bridge with two Ford Mustangs approaching one another; one a 1960’s Ford Mustang (Lego 10265) and the other a 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (Firas Abu Jaber’s B model for Lego 10265) about to cross paths. A cross-roads of sorts. The moment at which one’s past intersects one future, or vice versa, however you choose to see it. Cars can also be placed going in the same direction, with one ahead the other, as a sort of metaphor. Building with Lego serves as a time portal for me, as I step back 30 some odd years. Does this mean the past is winning the race? The future? I suppose the real answer lies open to interpretation. I can appreciate the metaphor as I enter my Lego room. Lego was a big part of my life growing up as a kid, I probably spent as much time building, sorting, etc. as I did playing with other kids. But then puberty kicked in, hanging with friends, graduations, and life all followed and Lego was forgotten. But once school was done, careers were solidified, and children raised I found myself returning to Lego. Returning to a root of sorts, some 30 years later, resembled closely (off about a decade in each direction) by the two Lego models shown in this build. The past and future of a hobby I enjoy. Right about the entry of my Lego Room. About the build, as can be seen, the framework of the bridge is built mainly with a Technic chassis. Lots of triangles, to provide strength but keep the build lightweight. Still light enough to be lifted by a model crane. The road part of the model uses the SNOT technique for interlocking 2x4 DBG bricks (mostly, there are 2x8, 2x6, and other sized bricks as well). The SNOT technique road separates and is notched, to help with separation and removal, as a one-piece road would not work for installation. Watch the video for a better demonstration. Really the only place to install a build like this in my Lego room was in the entryway, which also serves the metaphor, and could only be done at this odd angle. This added to the complexity of the build, but I must say added to the fun as well. My YT channel is new. As described in the YT post. I have a near-decade old channel that died after the school which was affiliated with the account decided to end their relationship w/ YT. So, any new subscribers would be great. If you want to check out any old stuff, here is the old channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/FunctionOverFormTV Video for the Sci-fi Lego Wall you see in the background is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8JeVrf1uQA&t=39s Video for the whole room renovation is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra-EghDl-yY&t=57s Thanks for checking this out. Any comments are welcome!