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Trabant 601 Combi
My grandfathers good old Trabant 601.
About this creation
Although I'm not new to Lego, this is my first proper MOC. And it's the legendary Trabant 601 in Combi version, made in the Deutsche Demokratische Republic's city Zwickau in 1963–1991. With the noisy two-stroke two-cylinder engine, smoky exhaust and duroplast bodyparts, it was one of the most typical cars of the eastern communist block. A similar green one was owned by my grandfather, who finally sold it only a few years ago. When I once asked him, why he chose the wild green color he replied: "They called me that a batch of brand new Trabants had arrived and I was the one in order on the waiting list. I hurried there immediately to be able to choose a color. When I came there, there were 20 of them standing and each and every one of them bright green!"

I am more or less a beginner in Lego MOC building, so I foolishly tried to achieve maximum functionality and best looks at the same time. I soon found out, is pretty hard with not much previous experience. Nevertheless, I tried to learn and after more than a few total rebuilds, I managed to fit it with quite smooth steering (either the steering wheel or the "Hand of God" steering on the roof works, each with different ratio), opening doors, bonnet and boot (not a big range though).

Hope you enjoy it! Any comments and suggestions are more than welcome...

I placed original quality pictures also at Flickr.


























Comments

  April 11, 2014
Nice Trabant. I am a big fan of German automobiles.
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  April 10, 2014
Very cool Trabbi. I especially like the nice interior and the rear lights. Very high quality build!
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  February 19, 2014
man, outstanding level of details and nice choice of green for your car. Must recieve more likes!
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  January 13, 2014
Excellent shape, my grand father had one "Trabi" as well. I can feel the burned fuel again while looking at your creation.
  December 6, 2013
it's really good!
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  November 4, 2013
Thank's very much for all the great comments, I did not expect this at all! I'm overwhelmed and highly encouraged to start my next MOC :-)
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  November 4, 2013
Wow! -Excellent model! You have captured the looks perfectly. (But I especially like the back parts) The real car is pretty indestructible, it´s body being made of fibre-glass. Unfortunatly the same could not be said about the rest, although easily repeared when damaged... A true "eastern" product!
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  November 3, 2013
I wouldn't mind having this one on the shelf. One of the crappiest car ever but you made it look so cool!
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  November 3, 2013
Woah! This is stunning! The shape and detailing is perfect and I love the working steering! Absolutely amazing work!
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  November 3, 2013
Well done!
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  November 3, 2013
This is exceptional. Very good looking (by 'good' I guess I mean 'realistic'!) and with decent working functions. The interior is excellent too. 5 out of 5
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  November 3, 2013
Nice work, the colour is awesome :D very smooth look to it, great job altogether 5/5
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  November 3, 2013
Brilliant Trabi! Even the colour suits it perfectly.
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  November 1, 2013
Awesome.
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  October 31, 2013
Great trabi!! Magnificent details!! Love it!! 5/5
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  October 31, 2013
Accurate shaping and beautiful details.The trunk door and the rear lights are simply perfect!Very well done!
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  October 31, 2013
Lovely Trabi! Great job in shaping of the bonnet, grill and tailgate. Nice interior. I´m looking forward to see more from your hands.
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  October 31, 2013
Amazing! Not only do I dig the color (green is my favorite color), but the build is well put together as well.
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  October 31, 2013
Absolutely a Trabant! I like that it is green! Great work!
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  October 31, 2013
Wow! That doesn't look like the work of an ameteur builder! Beautiful build, you've chosen the pieces very cleverly to create an appealing shape. I love it, and I can't wait to see some more creations from you!
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  October 31, 2013
Amazing! Great exterior for using such an odd color, and especially for your first car.
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  October 31, 2013
that looks amazing!!! very smooth, and excellent shaping. lovely jubely!
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  October 31, 2013
well worth the five smileys!!! And green, it isn't a bad colour, is it?
 
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