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Not a new MOC from me but just a few pictures comparing the scales of my 5 and 7 stud wide models against each other and also against an old 4 stud wide lego town car.
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I've read a few comments on my previous MOCs regarding to scale and I thought I'd knock up a page to show comparisons.
I built an old school Lego town car in the standard 4 stud width to compare against.

The first 2 photos show the differences in height.
You can also see in the first photo the big difference in width by only inceasing it by 1 stud. Admittedly the rear of the HBM is 6 studs wide but you can compare the fronts.


I read a comment about the muscle car being too tall but here you can see that the height is practically the same as an old town car. I think the wheel sizing and length can be very deceiving in relation to height.




Tail gating again. This Yellow Peril is faster than it looks.
"I wish this slow coach would move over so I can get past!".


Here we have the 5 wide HBM against the 7 wide Big Yella. I think the scale differences between the car and truck is fairly proportionate.









Comments

 I like it 
  September 23, 2010
Love all the MOCs in all scales.
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  September 23, 2010
Quoting Sebeus I Those are some very nice 5-wides you've made but I don't agree with you, the 4-wide scaled car is on a much smaller scale, you don't see that on its height of width but you can tell from the wheels, not only the diameter but also the distance between front and rear wheels, anyway, that yellow car is a real minicar compared to the other ones, no matter its width or height. the truck goes very well with he sportscars, good job
I think you have missed the point on this one. The 4 wide car used was a standard lego car back in the eighties. Have a look at brickset.com and you will see that pretty much every lego car in this era was derived from this design. This wasn't a mini car, it was a standard car. I have just used this car to compare my scales against, pure and simple. The cars that lego produce today are actually the same height as the old town car. The main differences are that now they use bigger wheels and a deeper chassis to seat the minifig. Also the new chassis plates used are longer to accommodate the bigger sized wheels.
 I like it 
  September 23, 2010
Those are some very nice 5-wides you've made but I don't agree with you, the 4-wide scaled car is on a much smaller scale, you don't see that on its height of width but you can tell from the wheels, not only the diameter but also the distance between front and rear wheels, anyway, that yellow car is a real minicar compared to the other ones, no matter its width or height. the truck goes very well with he sportscars, good job
 I made it 
  September 23, 2010
Quoting Nathan B Nice comparison work. Is the 4 wide a official lego one or one you made up? Your 5 wides are so sleek. - Nathan
Hi Nathan, The 4 wide is not an official lego set but follows the design of pretty much every lego car in the eighties. Have a look at www.brickset.com and look at cars from 1983 onwards Here's a link to a police car lego set from 1983. http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6623-1 This used to be the standard Lego car design for me when I was growing up so that's why I used it as a scale comparison. Just looking at the brickset site it is amazing how far lego has evolved.
 I made it 
  September 23, 2010
Quoting Eric and Lawson B Hey Andy, this is perfect. Great illustration of how appropriate 5 and 7 wide scales are. Your big yella is a great truck BTW. Regards, your friend, Eric.
Thank you Eric
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  September 23, 2010
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 i m so glad you did this,as i intended to adress it as well,in quite the same fashion, a regular truck would be a great addition to this,as its an important measure factor,you re so right about scale deception,as a quest to get to perfection,the work is very hard! and i found that comparision is still a must,as there are no real standard,your experiment shows that 4 wide is quite weak,unless you work on it a lot,but,something very important has to be brought to the equation,the road plates!,sidewalks,building proximity,street lights, props.all things considered,a most precise balance! very well adressed point,worth experimenting further,towards excellence! very nice work!
Thank you CF. I think with these different scales the lego road plates will be hard to use. They are really designed for vehicles up to 6 studs wide. I think if a person wanted to build a street scene or a town/city for 5 and 7 wides then the standard lego road plates will not to be to scale. I am pretty much assuming this as I don't own any road plates but judging from other peoples MOCs (including yours) I can see that this is probably the case.
 I like it 
  September 23, 2010
Nice comparison work. Is the 4 wide a official lego one or one you made up? Your 5 wides are so sleek. - Nathan
 I like it 
  September 23, 2010
Hey Andy, this is perfect. Great illustration of how appropriate 5 and 7 wide scales are. Your big yella is a great truck BTW. Regards, your friend, Eric.
  September 22, 2010
i m so glad you did this,as i intended to adress it as well,in quite the same fashion, a regular truck would be a great addition to this,as its an important measure factor,you re so right about scale deception,as a quest to get to perfection,the work is very hard! and i found that comparision is still a must,as there are no real standard,your experiment shows that 4 wide is quite weak,unless you work on it a lot,but,something very important has to be brought to the equation,the road plates!,sidewalks,building proximity,street lights, props.all things considered,a most precise balance! very well adressed point,worth experimenting further,towards excellence! very nice work!
 
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