How to Build a Custom LEGO Car and Where to Turn for Help
You’ve seen the incredible designs online—supercars, movie vehicles, and radio controlled cars, all made out of Lego bricks—and you wonder, “how on earth did someone build that?” The short answer is that it simply takes time, inspiration, and a whole lot of Lego bricks. The results can be jaw-dropping, to say the least, but thanks to some help from the Internet, your next Lego creations can be too. These days, there’s an incredibly large community of Lego builders online who share photos of their custom-built designs—known as “MOCs” or “My Own Creations.”—and some builders who even sell completed sets. These communities are invaluable resources for Lego fans aspiring to learn how to build a Lego car, or any other vehicle, with the fit and finish of a store bought set. RELATED: See What Mario Kart Looks Like in Lego Bricks
There are a number of MOC sites worth exploring, such as MOCpages and rebrickable, and if you see something you like, the wealth of pictures can give you a reference for a bespoke MOC of your own. Even better, many top builders will share step-by-step MOC instructions, which walk through the construction process just as a standard Lego set’s instruction booklet would do. We’re not just talking about one-off creations, either. Many MOCs are built to resemble real-world cars and trucks—Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Mini Coopers…even Baja racing trucks.
When learning how to build a Lego car, or any brick-built creation for that matter, there’s a good chance that someone else has stumbled across the same challenge as you. For instance, you’re not the only person to have tried to find the perfect bits for the front end of a Lamborghini, or the ideal finishing touches for a Lego Back to the Future Toyota Pickup. Taking a look at the pieces and techniques other builders use can help you craft that lifelike build you’ve been aching for.
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Inherently, the best thing about constructing with Lego is that there’s no “one exact way” regarding how to build a Lego car. If you’re trying to build a Porsche, snap a giant wing onto the back. Add huge fender flares, a convertible top, and any other custom modification your heart so desires. There’s no wrong answer in Lego.
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