Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
8/4/20 1:11 p.m.
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Hate that the only time you get to see your engine is when you have the hood up? Now you can have a smaller, custom model to keep on a shelf, a bookcase or wherever you want.

The best part? These detailed models are made entirely out of Lego.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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earlybroncoguy1
earlybroncoguy1 New Reader
8/4/20 2:54 p.m.

No SHO V6 ? Hmmph. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
8/4/20 9:57 p.m.

No Slant 6? 

Javelin (Forum Supporter)
Javelin (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/4/20 10:18 p.m.

I'm sorry, did you say one hundred and thirty dollars for a handful of Legos?

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa Dork
8/4/20 10:19 p.m.

In reply to Javelin (Forum Supporter) :

It is a bit much, they typically run 5-10 cents per brick.  I don't see any of those that are over 100-200 bricks.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 SuperDork
8/4/20 11:10 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

I have a 1/24 scale slant 6 in my parts box. Has headers and 3 down draft carbs. Needs a better home too.

barefootskater
barefootskater UltraDork
8/4/20 11:28 p.m.

Would be super exciting, except 1- no type I. And 2-$$$,$$$,$$$. 
 

I need to get my legos back from little bro and see what I can do. 

Toebra
Toebra Dork
8/5/20 12:53 a.m.

Where are the horizontally opposed motors?

jerrysarcastic (Forum Supporter)
jerrysarcastic (Forum Supporter) New Reader
8/5/20 3:02 a.m.

$150 sounds like a steal compared to the Legos I’m saving up for...

oldeskewltoy
oldeskewltoy UberDork
8/5/20 10:58 a.m.

still a crate engine.... albeit a bit more than $150.00

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/5/20 11:27 a.m.

In reply to oldeskewltoy :

surprise

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
8/5/20 11:36 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:

In reply to Javelin (Forum Supporter) :

It is a bit much, they typically run 5-10 cents per brick.  I don't see any of those that are over 100-200 bricks.

Think of it as a piece of custom artwork not as a "lego kit", because that's what you're paying for.

They don't seem to have a 13B!

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
8/5/20 11:55 a.m.

I'd like to know what parts they use to model a turbo.

But yeah, you're paying for the design/engineering to figure out how to make lego parts look like an engine, moreso than the parts themselves. Still a bit rich for my blood.

Edit: looks like they also come assembled for that price, and they had cheaper limited-edition kits that you put together yourself. I'd rather assemble it myself anyway, being a Lego fan.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
8/5/20 11:58 a.m.

In reply to codrus (Forum Supporter) :

They show a 13B on their Instagram. 

MadScientistMatt
MadScientistMatt PowerDork
8/5/20 1:10 p.m.
slowbird said:

I'd like to know what parts they use to model a turbo.

Looks like a small wheel with a hose wrapped around it.

I'd rather assemble it myself anyway, being a Lego fan.

That's most of the fun anyway.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/5/20 2:07 p.m.
Mr_Asa said:

In reply to Javelin (Forum Supporter) :

It is a bit much, they typically run 5-10 cents per brick.  I don't see any of those that are over 100-200 bricks.

Maybe if they're being produced by Lego who can spec whatever they want. But for one-offs like this, you need to source the parts and that will cost you more than 5-10 cents each. Especially if there are unusual pieces in there, and I can see at least some custom paintwork.

Looks like the DIY kits are a little less expensive - they had a B series for $34.99 and a 13B for $59.99.

iansane (Forum Supporter)
iansane (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand Reader
8/5/20 2:12 p.m.

It's steep, but for a super niche talking piece it seems not crazy.

I do enjoy they have a cherry picker to go with it.

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