MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop New Citroen 2CV CharlestonLarge scale vehicles
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
New Citroen 2CV Charleston
A complete rebuild of an old favourite.
About this creation

Regular visitors will be familiar with my 2CV models; it's a car I'm endlessly fascinated by and I decided, looking at my old red model, that I can do better.

Here's my inspiration - my own 1988 Charleston.



Bricklink was hit pretty hard for this one; dark red is surprisingly hard to come by. I make no apologies for the amount of money I spent, but I won't tell you how much...



The impetus to build this came from two aspects of the old model: I decided the rear wing design was weak and I'd figured out how to give it authentic suspension and steering geometry. A full explanation of this will follow; you have been warned.



Many opening doors - they latch closed as well. You can even slam the front ones shut. Don't try that with the rears... - To reveal many interior luxuries...



Or just the basics, as it happens, which is all you need. The custom steering wheel is linked to the steering, but it's best to operate it using the HOG device, cunningly disguised as an exhaust. The gearlever is linked to a 2 speed linear transmission (no room for anything fancier!), the black gear below it adjusts the headlights and the white handbrake lever does nowt. Sunvisors are nice, though...





The seats adjust by releasing the spring loaded lever and sliding, in the same way as a real one, or my Mini.



Bonnet open to reveal the 602cc tower of power!! 29.5 bhp is plenty. It really is. It helps that this car weighs under 600kg - the same as a Formula 1 car... this is all it has in common with an F1 car...



Mounted low and at the front, this all aluminium air-cooled flat twin engine lives to be revved, and that's how it should be driven - then you'll make good progress. It'll give reliable performance for 150000 miles as long as it's serviced regularly, no matter how much you thrash it. The engine in my old yellow 2CV had been round the clock twice! It's assembled so precisely that there are no gaskets.

You can hardly see it with everything going on above it, as on a real one... those tubes are warm air ducts to transmit heat from the exhaust to the cabin. Or noxious fumes if there's a leak in the heat exchangers... I said the 2CV is a great car, I didn't say it was a flawless one...



The vent flap opens, which is nice. It takes the wipers with it, which isn't... The real one doesn't do that.



In the boot, 2 spring loaded catches to release the easily removable rear seat...



Et Voila! You now have un petit camion...



For the carrying of any awkward loads. Versatile cars, these. The clock's not that heavy; the boot's full of stones to illustrate the generous suspension travel...

That clock might be useful for taking performance figures, though.*



* 72mph, 0-60 in 29 seconds. They race these, you know. Slowly.



THE TECHNICAL BIT

Odd looking camber on the front wheel. There's a very good reason for that. Settle in, I'm going to explain it.



This car has all-independent suspension, via leading arms on the front and trailing arms at the back. The springs are mounted horizontally and are interconnected, so the deflection of a front wheel stiffens the corresponding rear wheel and vice versa.

The spring visible in the picture below is a 'helper' - needed because of the frontward weight bias of the model. The back does without such assistance.

The kingpins on the front leading arms are inclined rearwards, and it's this that causes the wheels to change camber and lean in to the turn. It's why the steering's quite heavy (you're effectively jacking the car up slightly as you turn), and also why it grips like a limpet despite those skinny tyres. In fact, wide tyres would ruin it. Generous suspension travel keeps all four wheels on the ground at all times and allows this very light car to be softly suspended despite the very large range of operating weights.



Front wheel drive - the inner driveshafts are sliding cardan joints, as on the real one.
The outers are simple UJs. That's not quite correct. The 2CV has 'centre point' steering geometry, whereby the steering's pivot point is vertically in line with the centre of the tyre's contact patch. It's why the 190bhp Citroen SM had NO torquesteer, and why I'm unimpressed by the current fashion for mounting a hot hatch's struts a bit closer to the wheel at the bottom. They're still nowhere near where Citroen were 60 years ago!

Here, the pivot point is as close as I can get it using Lego parts and keeping front wheel drive, so it'll have to do.
Every aspect of the suspension is faithfully recreated in this model.

Ackerman steering geometry is quite pronounced in the picture below - it lessens as the suspension is compressed; so the greater the cornering force, the greater the outer wheel's angle of turn. No understeer here unless you really overcook it...



All that underfloor suspension gubbins is surprisingly slimline... the floor is flat from toeboard to rear seat.



Citroen offered a large cash prize to anyone who could tip a 2CV over. It was never claimed. This car passes the elk test! The driver knows the roll angles are no problem; the passengers may not...







If you read through the technical bit, I owe you a drink. Thanks for visiting!



Comments

 I made it 
  August 18, 2014
Quoting Peter Norrish Great model! Have you ever thought about making the twin engined Sahara 2CV?
That would certainly be an interesting one... I'll probably revisit a large DS or SM first. Thanks Peter.
 I like it 
  August 18, 2014
Great model! Have you ever thought about making the twin engined Sahara 2CV?
 I made it 
  May 7, 2014
Quoting Jean-Philippe CHARLES Hello, I am a fan of 2CV. Do you sell it and at what price ? Thank you in advance for your reply. Regards. Jean-Philippe CHARLES
Hi Jean-Philippe. Thanks for your interest, but this model is not for sale.
 I like it 
  May 3, 2014
Hello, I am a fan of 2CV. Do you sell it and at what price ? Thank you in advance for your reply. Regards. Jean-Philippe CHARLES
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
nice job!:D
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congratulations on MOTD. -LB Jr.
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congrats man! Well deserved! Here is another like ;)
 I made it 
  April 1, 2014
Thankyou everyone for the kind comments. I'm very happy that the moc I always thought of as my best is now my most popular :-)
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Great to see this as an MOTD! Well deserved!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congratulations and thanks :D
  April 1, 2014
Nick..absolutely stunning. Incredible workmanship!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congratulations for MOTD! Excellent work!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Great to see this as MOTD! Well deserved, Nick :)
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Noice!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congrats on MOTD! It's always fun to look through the technical bits on this.
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
It is definitely deserved this MOC has got today's place of honor. Congratulations Oldcarnut :-)
 I made it 
  April 1, 2014
Quoting Alex B Haha, yeah! Congrats on MOTD! :) I have a quick question for you. Did you ever have a Lego "dark age"? If so, what got you back into building?
Hi Alex, yes I did have a dark age - 20 years in fact. When my son was old enough to build with it, I rescued all my old '70s - '80s Technic from the attic. So you could say that my son got me back into building. His name is Alex :-)
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Oh dude, congrats on receiveng an honor I never had :) congrats on MOTD, well-deserved!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Haha, yeah! Congrats on MOTD! :) I have a quick question for you. Did you ever have a Lego "dark age"? If so, what got you back into building?
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
It's great to have an excuse to comment on this magnificent creation again. Maybe my favourite of all your builds, it just has this lovely feel to it that perfectly matches the 2CV. Congrats on MOTD!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Oh yeah!! A great MOTD Nick, top work!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congrats on MOTD. Simply put, this is one of the best MOCs that I have ever seen.
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Now that IS a real MOTD! Congratulations, Nick! :)
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Now THAT is a proper way to start the day! Always brings a smile to my face. =D I can think of no better MOTD to showcase what the best of us can do with the best toy on the planet. Congrats Nick!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
felicitation pour le motd Nick! bien merite!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Deserved MOTD + I see I never commented on this one! *slaps his own face* This model is a marvelous rendition of this fantastic car! Charleston really is the ultimate 2cv color scheme. And even if I didn't get everything in the technical part (you owe me a drink), your notes on the behavior of the car reminded me of nice rides on mountain roads in the late eighties... I'd like to add that this build is the perfect blend of system and technic. Congratulations!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
A splendid MOTD! Congratulations Nick!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congrats on MOTD! This totally deserves it!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Wow. What in incredibly deserving MOTD. This is beautiful. One of the best cars on MOCpages!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congrats on MOTD!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congratulations Nick ! On MOTD!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Hey Nick, congrats on the MOTD, its nice to have technic mocs on the front page, and its nice to enjoy this MASTERPIECE again 8D
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
A wothy MotD!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Now, this is a more than well deserved MOTD. Congrats! ~Marc
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
It's great to see one of your fantastic automobiles getting recognition as the MotD. Congratulations!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
One of (and perhaps *the*) best cars on MOCpages. Congrats on MOTD - onwards to 200 'Like's!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
I still love this one so much. Well worth a second visit via MOTD.
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congratz!
 I made it 
  April 1, 2014
There's a nice surprise :-) Thanks guys.
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congratulations Nick!!
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
a well deserved MOTD!!! again - a great model ;-)
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
Congratulation on MOTD for this excellent build; one of the best cars here! Heures another rating ;-) 5/5
 I like it 
  April 1, 2014
congratulations for the Truly deserved MOC of the day
 I made it 
  February 28, 2014
Quoting sm 01 Amazing! So many details... Wow! I like it a lot! You are really talented! Can you tell me please which tires did you used? They are excellent for this car.
They are the smooth motorcycle tyres from set 8455. Thanks sm!
  February 28, 2014
Thank you for your reply! I have some ideas how I could use them... :) Hmmm, there will be some spending at BL :)
 I made it 
  February 28, 2014
Quoting sm 01 Amazing! So many details... Wow! I like it a lot! You are really talented! Can you tell me please which tires did you used? They are excellent for this car.
Thanks sm. They are the smooth motorcycle tyres from set 8422
 I like it 
  February 28, 2014
Amazing! So many details... Wow! I like it a lot! You are really talented! Can you tell me please which tires did you used? They are excellent for this car.
 I like it 
  January 18, 2014
Aw man, I got tire of reading on the last paragraph, I just turned 21 Thursday too! A great car, one I'm not familiar with living in the United States. An amazing amount of detail in this car, not just in how it looks, but in functionality as well. You must be quite the enginear to get this one working, and it looks so great from the outside too. Epic, Epic, Epic build!
 I like it 
  December 5, 2013
Wow, now I am really impressed! You really have a style of your own and are an amazing builder. How you captured all of the real thing in this models is beyond words! Keep it up!!! :-)
 I made it 
  October 25, 2013
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Hey Nick, I just realised that this is one like away from overtaking the old version and taking it's spot as your third most popular, so I thought I'd help out ;)
Thanks Starscream :-) Good spot.
 I like it 
  October 25, 2013
Hey Nick, I just realised that this is one like away from overtaking the old version and taking it's spot as your third most popular, so I thought I'd help out ;)
 I like it 
  October 9, 2013
Very impressive I wish that I had the bricks to build it. The detail in your model is spectacular!
 I made it 
  October 8, 2013
Quoting Andrew McDonald Nick, would you consider building a copy as a contract build? If so, how much would you charge including parts? Would love to have one also to match my 1988 Charleston (right hand drive of course). Regards, Andrew
Hello Andrew. I would be glad to, but you might be surprised just how expensive it is... the dark red parts alone cost more than £100... anyway, all in, I think it would be around £750. This is around half the going rate for a one-off model of this size and complexity.
  October 8, 2013
Nick, would you consider building a copy as a contract build? If so, how much would you charge including parts? Would love to have one also to match my 1988 Charleston (right hand drive of course). Regards, Andrew
 I made it 
  August 24, 2013
Quoting Marin Stipkovic When our paths cross we'll have that drink. I hope also to see this work of art in person.
I'd enjoy that :-) Thanks Marin.
 I like it 
  August 24, 2013
When our paths cross we'll have that drink. I hope also to see this work of art in person.
 I made it 
  August 21, 2013
Quoting jorrit harms This is fantastic!! Altough the rear wheels seem a bit high..?
Thanks Jorrit, and you're quite right!
 I like it 
  August 21, 2013
This is fantastic!! Altough the rear wheels seem a bit high..?
 I like it 
  August 14, 2013
perfect detailed new version. Best 2CV of universe (world, moon and mars) !!!
 I like it 
  August 11, 2013
As always .... Briljant work... ņ masterpiece again.... :-)
 I like it 
  July 16, 2013
Oh my goodness! Another creation that either inspires me or may make me quit! This is truly exceptional on all levels - the interior and exterior details and shaping combined with the technic functions - WOW! Truly wonderful work.
 I like it 
  June 30, 2013
worth every penny invested, as I never tough your precedented model could have been improved a 100% like this...especially technic wise, incredible!
Nick Barrett
 I like it 
Dr. Monster
  June 24, 2013
This is a great model of a great car, and the level of functionality is outstanding. Fantastic job!
 I like it 
  June 24, 2013
Nick, you've really outdone yourself here. Easily my favourite of your models, and quite possibly the best car I've ever seen. The colour scheme is gorgeous, you absolutely nailed it. I could stare at this all day and not get bored, a real chunk of eye candy. As for the build, you are a master of shaping. Brilliant techniques throughout, and flawless form. Of course, I was enjoying viewing these photos until you popped that front wheel off. My brain is still throbbing. How on earth you can achieve such a complex and functional design in such a small space I'll never know - you are truly a master of all things car related. Great write-up as well, I think I want a vintage Citroen now. Oh, and I'll have an orange juice. No pulp.
 I like it 
  June 23, 2013
Incredible!!! The looks, color scheme, details AND the technology underneath, like the suspension and adjustable head lights: Very very impressive. You surpassed your selves. I thought I already commented on your 2CV, but that was the older MOC. Regards,
 I like it 
  June 23, 2013
I can't believe how beautiful this is. You nailed it!
 I like it 
  June 21, 2013
Terrific as usual. I read through the tech parts, looked at the pictures and although I'm well up on the real car, your representation still leaves my "left in the 1970's" mind boggling.
 I like it 
  June 19, 2013
Indeed an exellent build, i love them 2CVs, the functionality justifies the size.
 I like it 
  June 18, 2013
This is EPIC. A true masterpiece by a true master builder. Congratulations, you should be very proud.
 I like it 
  June 18, 2013
#1 across the pages - very well deserved for this wonderful masterpiece.
 I like it 
  June 18, 2013
Oh $|-|!"|" couldn't resist making another like. Brilliant work Nick, still.
  June 18, 2013
like Lego Builders said, the more i look at it the more i like it! which is amazing considering how much i liked it on the first look! also, could you possibly add a video, i would love to see the functions in action!
 I like it 
  June 17, 2013
Even better the 2nd time looking at it. -LB Jr.
 I made it 
  June 17, 2013
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Couldn't resist making it 100...
:-)))
 I like it 
  June 17, 2013
Couldn't resist making it 100...
 I like it 
  June 17, 2013
ravishingly beautiful!
 I like it 
  June 16, 2013
Brilliant ..... Very very good
 I like it 
  June 16, 2013
Yay, definitely a improvement! Looks and functions are just awesome.
 I like it 
  June 15, 2013
This is so f... beautiful - SORRY i have to give you a second rate ;-) !
 I made it 
  June 15, 2013
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Even more awesome homepage awesomness!
:-))) Thanks SS! You're very kind.
 I like it 
  June 15, 2013
Even more awesome homepage awesomness!
 I like it 
  June 15, 2013
Very nice looks just like the original awesome job
 I like it 
  June 15, 2013
Une Deuche (popular French for 2CV)!!!! A superb work on a complicated curvy model. Thank you for this accurate MOC of a car which was so popular in the 70's, along with the Renault 4L (in case you are seeking an idea for your next model...).
 I like it 
  June 14, 2013
Aaaaah! A 2 CV. When I think my brother let his one taking dust in "an old grange". I love your sense of humor... But why on earth do you keep building with the steering wheel on the wrong side... hi hi! French joke. Anyway, there is one word I've never used for your moc: fascinating. Your will to add realistic details, to keep in mind the accuracy. Fascinating. For the design, the shape, the technic choices. It looks like a Burago model. You must have spent a pretty long time on this one. Send some pics to PSA inc.
 I like it 
  June 13, 2013
Great model, amazing details. Love the grill!
 I like it 
  June 11, 2013
Hi Nick, apologies for the late comment. What can I saw that has not already been said? It is fantastic especially the steering and suspension, you truly are a master at this game. Love the antiques road show photo with the grandfather clock sticking out Ė brilliant.
 I like it 
  June 11, 2013
Wow, that's crazy, you really ARE a carnut! :-)) I thought there was no way to make a better 2CV than your last one, but you proved me wrong! I love all the functions and the many little details, but the front axle is my favourite, a real masterpiece! Great job, Nick! :-))
 I like it 
  June 10, 2013
Wow. You went plate-crazy with this thing. Superb work. Great job on the sculpting to get all the shapes that you wanted for the sake of accuracy. I love how you worked the plates to get the details on the sides. The grandfather clock is an excellent touch. Very well done.
 I made it 
  June 10, 2013
Quoting Ryan Link Forgot to mention this yesterday; the Citroen logo on the front is quite clever, a very simple solution.
Thanks Ryan. I was just about to do the grille the same again when I had a brainwave.
 I made it 
  June 10, 2013
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera Oh yes!! It's fantastic Nick! I can see how much you love this car in the incredible devotion and detail you've put into it. I'll have a cup of coffee when I come round to ogle over it and all of your other fine creations! :-)
The kettle's on :-)
  June 10, 2013
602cc is not that much. 2013 Yamaha raptors are 700cc
  June 10, 2013
Oh, and you owe me a drink as well, though I understood none of it. -LB Jr.
  June 10, 2013
Forgot to mention this yesterday; the Citroen logo on the front is quite clever, a very simple solution.
 I like it 
  June 10, 2013
Oh yes!! It's fantastic Nick! I can see how much you love this car in the incredible devotion and detail you've put into it. I'll have a cup of coffee when I come round to ogle over it and all of your other fine creations! :-)
 I like it 
  June 10, 2013
Stunning! I didn't think you'd build another one after the red one. Perfection. -LB Jr.
 I like it 
  June 10, 2013
Absolutely amazing! I showed this to my dad and he says this is a masterpiece! Great car!
 I made it 
  June 10, 2013
Quoting Vibor Cavor What a treat! I don't think it's wise to ever tear this one to pieces one day. I'd keep it for ever. This is so cute and accurate in all it's blockiness. It definitely bares your mark here.
This one's a keeper. Thanks Vibor!
 I like it 
  June 10, 2013
Fabulous!
 I like it 
  June 10, 2013
What a treat! I don't think it's wise to ever tear this one to pieces one day. I'd keep it for ever. This is so cute and accurate in all it's blockiness. It definitely bares your mark here.
Nick Barrett
 I like it 
Emerald Knight
  June 9, 2013
Great car, a fabulous lego model rebuild, IcoNick for sure !>.....well done
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
Dang it! I just skimmed through the technical crap and get to the end and realized I missed out on a drink. Bugger!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
Very accurate, excellent work.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
Great job, very good Details.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
This is astounding, pure genius. Good to see it on the lego car blog.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
I love it! It's beautiful!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
Absolutely fantastic, Nick! A significant improvement on an already stellar design. I'm always very impressed by the technical stuff you manage to replicate in your models, and in this case, reading about the steering and suspension details is fascinating.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
Wow! This is a very detailed!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
An absolute masterpiece, well done!
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
This is perfect! I have a friend who owns one just like this, dark red and all. Cudos for the front suspension and pivoting sterring, I can't imagine how you thought of it, it's the most complex and beautiful of all your builds I've seen. Oh and I guess you owe me a drink ;)
  June 9, 2013
P.S. because I'm the least technical builder on whole MOCpages I think it will be Red Bull again...
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
I came back after I got time and the pictures loaded fully: Wow. Nick, as the past Charleston was a beauty this is 20 times better. It's cool you could include dark red instead of normal red, because that's more realistic. And the technical bit, how could you ever get that steering like the real one? And it could carry grandpa's clock, haha.
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
perfect!
 I made it 
  June 9, 2013
Quoting TheLegoNoitAll . Congrats on both the BRother's brick and the LEGO car blog http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/06/08/citroen-2cv-charleston/ & http://thelegocarblog.com/2013/06/09/a-grand-father-clock-and-a-basket-of-eggs/ Well deserved! i would be shocked if they didn't feature it! :D
Thanks a lot LegoNoItAll - A good day!
 I made it 
  June 9, 2013
Quoting Lucky Leprechaun Absolutely perfect! Plus: A 2CV has even a less drag than a F1 car.
That's true - but it doesn't have the downforce... I don't think it needs it :-)
 I made it 
  June 9, 2013
Quoting Ape Fight Edited the first comment (as being drunk equals mistakes!) and it removed the 'I Like It' - so here's another : )
Ha! Thanks Ape. It's 8:00 on Sunday morning now. I trust your head's still on :-)
 I like it 
  June 9, 2013
Absolutely perfect! Plus: A 2CV has even a less drag than a F1 car.
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous! I'm burgundy and noir with envy!
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Incredible! Time, talent and treasure went into the building of this MOC and it shows! Loved the personal photo! And I love the red color you chose, I am partial to RED! I was amazed that you could by parts for this car in English grocery stores! It was amazing when I went shopping for the groceries I needed to make Lasagna, meatballs and sausage and an Italian tossed salad while with my friend LEONI! Who said sure you do not need a door, or a rear view mirror to go with your meal? Or maybe we should get some headlight protectors to use as plates?!
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
I LOVE THIS! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS! MY FAVORITE CAR, IN LEGO! 8..D SELL IT TO ME! PLEASE!
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous! Always loved those "Two Horses". Quirky and stylish. And you owe me a drink, I've learned more about this car from you rather than anything in the past. She's a keeper!
  June 8, 2013
Congrats on both the BRother's brick and the LEGO car blog http://www.brothers-brick.com/2013/06/08/citroen-2cv-charleston/ & http://thelegocarblog.com/2013/06/09/a-grand-father-clock-and-a-basket-of-eggs/ Well deserved! i would be shocked if they didn't feature it! :D
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Edited the first comment (as being drunk equals mistakes!) and it removed the 'I Like It' - so here's another : )
  June 8, 2013
Holy..... I can't get my head around the brilliance of the drivetrain. I mean, it looks spot-on too, but that suspension system!! I didn't expect your 2CV could get any better - it was 10/10 before, so now, er... 11? You should be very *very* proud of this one : )
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
You nailed this 100%! Most excellent use of brick and technic parts too. The color match is spot on. 5/5 MOC here!
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Lovely job. My car is "Jaspice Green". I would not enjoy mapping that onto Lego colors.
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Another great build! 5/5
 I made it 
  June 8, 2013
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus I normally hate cars, but I love this one! And your rendition is perfect! By the way, what kind of drink are we talking about here?
Thanks Deus. May I tempt sir with a nice glass of Cvicek ?
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
I normally hate cars, but I love this one! And your rendition is perfect! By the way, what kind of drink are we talking about here?
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Absolutely incredible work!
 I made it 
  June 8, 2013
Quoting David Roberts The money that you've spent on the dark red was well worth it. This car really does look like the sort of thing that I used to see around in my younger days. I never managed to overtake one on my Raleigh Boxer though... As someone who studied aero engineering, I found the explanation of how this car's steering works quite fascinating. I've learnt so much about car design in the last year on MOCpages! This MOC also looks sturdy enough for kids to actually play with too: great fun!
Thanks David. When you drop it, it bounces :-)
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
The money that you've spent on the dark red was well worth it. This car really does look like the sort of thing that I used to see around in my younger days. I never managed to overtake one on my Raleigh Boxer though... As someone who studied aero engineering, I found the explanation of how this car's steering works quite fascinating. I've learnt so much about car design in the last year on MOCpages! This MOC also looks sturdy enough for kids to actually play with too: great fun!
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Some say the Stig doesn't like 2CV, Truth is... I don't care :-) , because I do like 'em. Especially this one...
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
I'm too tired and worn out to give this the comments I feel it deserves. Great! will have to suffice.
 I made it 
  June 8, 2013
Quoting Alex B I did read the technical bit! That is so impressive! I really love the fact the you put in the camber that the real car has, it's little details like that that make something awesome! The brow red is really makes this model pop! Is you Maxi Mini DS and this all assembled?
Thanks Alex. Right now, the Mini, Jeep, MG, DS and this are all assembled. And the Ecurie Ecosse truck. And two Jaguars. I'm running out of room...
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
I cannot lie, I did not read the technical bit. I was too busy staring at this wonderful 2CV packed with functions! I think it looks even better than your previous version, that was already fantastic. The wheels at the rear just look so perfect, and the front is beautifully constructed. On another note, I actually have a relatively large collection of dark red, although I'm not totally sure where it came from. I've never really put it to much use though.. It could have been donated to you! ;)
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
I did read the technical bit! That is so impressive! I really love the fact the you put in the camber that the real car has, it's little details like that that make something awesome! The brow red is really makes this model pop! Is you Maxi Mini DS and this all assembled?
 I made it 
  June 8, 2013
Quoting TheLegoNoitAll . SC he says it's a complete rebuild at the top, so he either has 2 or he took apart the other :)
Glad you're paying attention :-) I took the other one apart halfway through this build to provide the black.
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Wow, Nick! So much... Brown red... So much awesomeness... I'm out of words.
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Lovely!
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Excellent! The dark red looks great, and I bet it cost a pretty penny. But it's worth it! The engineering aspect is of course impressive. All the things I've noticed about that car, without really knowing what it was all about. Never ridden in one, but there is one I see around from time to time. Cool build, Dude!
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
wonderful ! you really toped yourself ! beautiful done in every way, the technic as the shape is amazing!
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Elle est trŤs jolie! :)
  June 8, 2013
Also, you owe me a Pepsi.
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
There's no need to make any apologies for an expensive project when it's this good. I love the swoopy grey lines where the red borders the black, and the Citroen emblem in the grille is amazing! And of course, the suspension! We'll be seeing this on the LEGO car blog soon...
  June 8, 2013
Oh.... I totally read that. (No like so I don't screw up the smily count too badly)
  June 8, 2013
SC he says it's a complete rebuild at the top, so he either has 2 or he took apart the other :)
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Wait a tic... is this a modded version of the red one or do you have 2 of these thing now?
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
You owe me some ice water, then. =P Fascinating car, and tons of details! Proper caster, drive, ackermann, independent suspension, and anti roll-gubbins all on 1 axle? Leaves me speechless... and then its all decked out in dark red with the right wheels. I didn't think it was possible to get better than the old red one!
 I made it 
  June 8, 2013
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe This is certainbly an excellent build! I had to go back to see the old one, because I actually thought it was dark red already. Nice presentation and explanations. So, you owe me a beer!
Thanks Henrik! Have a Wadworth 6X. It's 50% better than Castlemaine...
 I made it 
  June 8, 2013
Quoting geoffrey boulton Nick this is excellent as all your models are just love the attention to detail that you put into your mocs i bow to you masterful building skills Sir 10/10 this should join your great big mining truck
Thanks Geoffrey, although this might make a very complicated, very expensive set!
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Nick this is excellent as all your models are just love the attention to detail that you put into your mocs i bow to you masterful building skills Sir 10/10 this should join your great big mining truck
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Great build. Keep it up.
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
This is certainbly an excellent build! I had to go back to see the old one, because I actually thought it was dark red already. Nice presentation and explanations. So, you owe me a beer!
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Wow, this is the best lego version of a 2CV i've ever seen!! You nailed it man. Absolute fantastic work in every detail. Love all the functions, the brilliant steering and suspension. :) I'm impressed.
 I made it 
  June 8, 2013
Quoting Hot Rod Wow! What a big Surprise!!! the last one was already sooooo cool... this one is now... AWESOME!!!! :D wow! Build a bit bigger than the "old" one, right? ; ) The colours are fantastics too!!! 500000/5
The build was bigger certainly, but the model's the same size.
 I made it 
  June 8, 2013
Quoting TheLegoNoitAll . just noticed that on the clock pic the grey circle part on the wheels were gone, is there a reason for that? ;)
Well spotted - they stick out too far to fit inside the wing, and I didn't want a narrow track.
 I made it 
  June 8, 2013
Quoting TheLegoNoitAll . Very cool! That suspension system is far more complicated then mine... You have some interesting facts in there too. Much better than your already nearly perfect older model! :D By the way, you owe me a drink ;)
Large G+T coming right up :-)
  June 8, 2013
just noticed that on the clock pic the grey circle part on the wheels were gone, is there a reason for that? ;)
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
I can't believe how you managed to improve such an already amazing car! Well done
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
very nice! looks just like it!
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Wow! What a big Surprise!!! the last one was already sooooo cool... this one is now... AWESOME!!!! :D wow! Build a bit bigger than the "old" one, right? ; ) The colours are fantastics too!!! 500000/5
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
This is right up there with your mini. Love the authentic dark red bricks.
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
Very cool! That suspension system is far more complicated then mine... You have some interesting facts in there too. Much better than your already nearly perfect older model! :D By the way, you owe me a drink ;)
 I like it 
  June 8, 2013
well done!
 
By Nick Barrett
Add to my favorite builders

188
people like this. See who.

6,576 visitors
164 comments
Added June 8, 2013
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop New Citroen 2CV CharlestonLarge scale vehicles


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use