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Austin Mini Cooper Mk II
Another rendition of the legendary Mini Cooper, this time in minifig scale.
About this creation
There's many of us who are fans of the original Mini Cooper and have been inspired by this car to build MOCs based on that. However, I found it surprising that minifig-scaled LEGO Minis are quite rare - and to me, the charm of any model is actually making it fit into a "real" LEGO town. So I tried to make an exact replica of a 1968 Austin Mini Cooper Mk II in minifig-scale (of course, as much as LEGO bricks and my skills would allow there to be such a replica :) )


The model was fairly easy to build, especially with blue and white-coloured bricks being widely available. Of course, once it was more or less constructed, it did take some tweaking in order to reach the true look and feel of its original counterpart.


Single right-side rear view mirror - just like the original back in 1968. I did not have the plates to make a studless top of the car, but I feel that it looks even better this way, even though some purists among you might disagree ;)


I tried hard to come as close as possible to the real thing without making the car look too gaudy - after all, the simple yet catchy design is what made the Mini Cooper a true legend in the first place.


The rear end of the car gave me the biggest of headaches and I went through at least 10 designs, trying to reach a "real" look. However, in the end, I resorted to just using the most simple design since the other ones were really too tacky.


There it is, the original 1968 Austin Mini Cooper Mk II.



Comments

 I like it 
  March 14, 2010
that's soo cool! it looks just like a realone! i've tried to make a mini too, but i think yours looks better... could you take a look, please?
 I like it 
  April 28, 2009
BLIMEY!!! I LIKE AUSTIN MINI TOO!!! They're classic and cute!
MetroiD (Otter)
 I like it 
Dave Sterling
  February 11, 2009
Love it! You've managed to capture the look and feel quite well in the brick medium. This would look great on any LEGO Town street. Also, way to keep the 4-wide cars alive!
 I made it 
  February 8, 2009
Quoting Veeble Fetzer Meh. This isn't that impressive.
Who said it was anyway!? Obviously, I've hardly tried to make it look "impressive" :) This is just a small car which was supposed to look as much like the original Mini as possible in minifig scale - with the general idea being that it had to fit into my LEGO city... Lighten up, fella ;]
MetroiD (Otter)
Veeble Fetzer
  February 7, 2009
Meh. This isn't that impressive.
 I like it 
  February 5, 2009
Quite darling! I'd really love instructions for this! Please consider.
 I made it 
  February 1, 2009
Quoting Chris R. I like the front of the car! the roof is a bit high, but since it is used for minifigs, thats fine, its like the classic 4 wide cars.
Yep, it is a bit too high, but that doesn't spoil the overall form of the car when compared to the original one; furthermore there'd be no other way of fitting in a minifig :]
 I like it 
  February 1, 2009
hahaha cool moc
 I like it 
  February 1, 2009
This style just reminds me of the old times! good times ;) nice classic LEGO car... keep it up... friends >>> peace.. Fofo
 I like it 
  February 1, 2009
I like the front of the car! the roof is a bit high, but since it is used for minifigs, thats fine, its like the classic 4 wide cars.
 
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