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Lego Mini Cooper Build

Lego Mini Cooper

MiniCooperBoxJust thought I’d post a few pictures of my latest Lego build – the Lego Mini Cooper!

This time it’s the legendary Mini Cooper in proper British Racing green. I thought this was a fun build and a bit simpler than the Ferrari I built a while back, the brick count was a fair bit lower too. My parents had a Mini when I was a child and I have a lot of fond memories of various days out and holidays that revolved around a family of 4 squeezing into such a little car – not to mention the numerous occasions that it broke down leaving us stranded  by the roadside waiting for the AA to arrive!

As I already mentioned, building this model brought a lot of those memories back. I’m delighted with the finished product, it features opening doors, reclining seats with adjustable headrests, opening bonnet with engine bay and a boot that reveals a removable picnic basket and blanket! I’d recommended this kit to both Lego collectors and anyone who just wants a pretty cool model Mini to display. If you’d like to pick one up here’s the official page on the Lego site.

Lego Creator: Ferrari F40 Build

FerrariF40Box

After a recent trip to the Lego Discovery centre in the Trafford Center in Manchester I noticed that they have started doing some very cool looking cars as part of their ‘Creator’ series. My wife kindly treated me to the Ferrari F40 model (after I dropped some pretty big hints that I fancied it) which I have just finished building. The box contains almost 1,200 pieces of Lego and took me several hours to build but given the cost of the kit I’d expect nothing less. Rather than just show pictures of the finished build I thought it might be fund to have a go at capturing the build, stop-motion style… it hasn’t turned out quite as well as I would have liked (probably didn’t take enough pictures) but here goes anyway!

Ferrari F40

The finished article:

RC Nitro Hummer H1

Hummer H1
Hummer H1

Hummer H1

Couldn’t resist subscribing to this one when I heard about it. It’s a monthly partwork that will eventually build an RC Nitro powered Hummer H1. I’ve built a few Radio Controlled models before but they’ve all been powered by electric motors, this will be my first Nitro model so I’m pretty excited to get started! The partwork is spread over 16 months with a set of parts delivered each month.

 

I’ll be posting updates each month following my build with photo’s showing how it’s progressing. For now here’s a photo of what the finished model will look like. If you’d like to read more info about the model you can take a look at the official DeAgostini website.