Tremendously accurate facsimile. Nice use of SNOT to get the boat-like rear end!
I like it
May 24, 2012
I like how you didn't over-play the chrome. Thant seems to be the new thing these days with cars and trucks, overload the chrome bricks, and dull down the originality. Very cool build, congrats on your success with it! Chris
I remember watching this movie when I was a kid. It was a really good movie but it was also based upon a book of the same name. Now a lot of you may not know this but the author of the book was also known for his decidedly more adult series of books. Yes, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was made by none other than Sir Ian Fleming, yes, THAT Ian Fleming of James Bond fame.
Anyway, as for the model itself, it's easily one of the best LEGO minifig-scale cars that I've ever seen in my entire life. It has a perfect SNOT-like appearance, it captures the detail of the car from the movie very nicely, and it truly feels like it's from the movie. Overall, you did an excellent build, sir.
Oh yes, childhood memories. This is such a perfect recreation, you didn't even have to call it Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and I'd still have know what car this is. I love your clever use of the rubber band.
Even after staring at this for 5 minutes, I still can't believe how small it is! If it weren't for the Minifigs, I would have thought it at least 10 wide. Amazing job, so much detail, good use of chrome too. Epic!
Really well done model. You have captured all of the details perfectly. The chrome does look quite nice and I like how you used the minifig hands. Perhaps you could try your hand at creating the wings? :)