So, I've strayed away from my minifig dream-car collection and gained interest in the vehicles of the future. After the way this one came out, I'd kind of like to build more.
First off, I'd like to say how different this was from any other build I've done. Creating a vehicle that has no guidelines, no established form of aerodynamics or propulsion is a whole different ballgame than simply creating replicas of real life objects. This was a challenge that I spent a lot of time simply sitting trying to draw inspiration from...something! The end product was a rod with a killer profile and qualities reminiscent of 1950's concept cars. I hope you like it!
About this creation
The interior was based on that of a 70's muscle car, in particular the 1970 Dodge Challenger. The woodgrain dashboard and console, and t-handle shifter give a salute to vintage motoring in this ride of tomorrow.
The exhaust was integrated into the rear fender bodylines.
Here it is next to my Mustang. What a race that would be!
I like how this Moc blends the 50s car look with sci-fi. There's some nice parts use too, like the two black radiators at the front, that help to give the nose some taper and the red window frames at the back. I like the air scoops, stacked one behind the other, on the bonnet too.
Quoting Stormjay Rider
Epic. A question, how much is this based off of real hot rods?
Actually, now that you ask, more than I had originally intended. Obviously there's a couple of chrome scoops coming out of the engine bay. The "gills" on the side are based off those on the 1958 Corvette Concept car. The t-top drew inspiration from the Smokey and the Bandit TransAm, while the side scoops (though a bit more flashy) are based off those of a Shelby Mustang. Lastly, there's the chrome bezelled headlamps that are free from the body, based on those of the fenderless "American Graffiti" style hot rods roaming the streets of Southern California.