Holiday Time Waster – Lego Car Ideas

As many of us have a little time to ourselves over the holidays, and as many of us have children of Lego playing age, we found ourselves wasting some time looking at the proposals on the Lego Ideas Page.  If you don’t know the site, it allows you to upload ideas, have people vote, and if enough people support it the team from Lego will review and possible turn it into a set for sale.  We found so many cool, and a few not-so-cool ideas we decided to try and help some along by featuring them here.  Before we get into the details and unveil our Top 10, here is the only car submitted so far that has reached Step 3!

Here’s how the process works (per their website)

  1. Share your ideas for new LEGO sets.

  2. Gather Support—10,000 supporters qualifies your project for review.

  3. LEGO Review—the LEGO Review Board chooses which projects become new LEGO sets.

  4. New LEGO Product—our team transforms your design into an actual LEGO product sold around the world.

The Caterham Super Seven shown above is the only car that has made it to Step 3 so far.  We have no idea how long the process takes but we are ready to add it to the 2016 Christmas Wish List.  Close at hand behind the Caterham is this awesome Toyota Land Cruiser which has just passed the Step 2 requirement of 10,000 supporters.

 

We had a hard time pairing the list down to just 10, so maybe it is best to start with a few Honorable Mentions:

The perfect companion to the Landcruiser?  A Land Rover.  Here are a ton more pictures of this awesome idea – including its removable engine.

Like many of us in my age bracket, the Batman of TV fame was a campy program made even better by a repurposed Ford show car.  Bruce Wayne needs you help, support the 1966 Batmobile here.

We are huge fans of all things Mazda at The Supplier Blog.  Here is an awesome Mazda RX7 which unfortunately did not get enough supporters and was cancelled.

And if a RX7 is awesome, then a Lamborghini Venano and 2015 Chevy Corvette should also be in the mix. The Lambo has been featured on more than 10 websites including Lamborghini’s official Facebook page.  The Corvette has been recreated in multiple colors, but I still like the yellow the best.

While this Honorable Mention award isn’t an actual real car, this 70’s Can Am is awesome none-the-less.

From curvy race car, to squared off boxiness, this Volvo 240 Wagon is probably the perfect car to use Lego bricks for.  There is even a sedan version.

Our final Honorable Mention is a Porsche, in this case the Porsche 919 Le Mans racer.  Needs some stickers though.

And now without further ado, here are our Top 10 Lego Ideas:

#10 A Team Van

#9 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood

#8 Ferrari 512 Testa Rosa

 

#7 Sauber Mercedes C9   

#6 Ford Galaxie Woody

#5 Jaguar XJR9

Check out the interior and details here.

#4 2017 Ford GT

#3 SAAB 92 

 

#2 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia

#1B Porsche 917

OK, thanks to a Facebook friend who probably doesn’t want his name mentioned here, I had to amend the list after it was published to include Two #1’s.  If you check the details here you will understand why it made me want to cheat.

#1A 1970 Plymouth Cuda convertible

Unfortunately, there was an awesome car that already failed to make it to Step 3.  Check out this ’69 Corvette that garnered the required 10,000 supporters but “Unfortunately the LEGO Review Board has decided that we will not produce this project as a set.”

 

 

 

About Frank Schwartz

Frank Schwartz is the founder of CarFriend.me and Advanced Automotive Consulting Services, partner in The Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment and serial entrepeneur. A long time automotive enthusiast, Frank started reading car magazines at the age of 8 and has spent 30+ years working inside the automotive industry. In his spare time Frank races with the Sports Car Club of America, spends time working on his numerous project cars and supports many local charities.
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