thought aloud by pablo deferrari photos by jason bungee
No, I haven't gone mad. But when looking at this image above, I'd be willing to bet it has a place in a museum. Wait, a complete exhibition can be made of every Porsche model ever made built entirely by Legos.
I mean, look at the engine bay. Clearly it has pretty specific details of 944 pedigree—well, facsimiles anyway . And all of it painstakingly done as best as these limiting, little blocks would allow. Yes, it's missing the rear hatch glass...but they can be a bit tricky to find these days, ok?
Two things surprise me here, though. One is that there's still a demand for these blocks dotted with nubs, and two; adults have gotten in on this game and they're making some pretty intense pieces. The underscore here is that this artist has chosen a 944 as a muse.
"...I think I did a good job in making the lines of the car."
What's even more amazing is that just when you think using your hands to actually make something out of bits and bobs has given way to computer whizzes generating life-like pieces on screen, you come across this and breathe out a sigh.
You think to yourself, there is still evidence that the craft of using a brain, a pair of hands, and physical pieces to construct something is alive and well.
Below is and excerpt from Jason on how this Lego 951 came to be along with more images.
Jason, if you see this, please give us a shout!
The gearbox was the first thing that didn’t fit, the lego piston engine was too big, not on scale. The McPherson suspension became double wishbone to support the weight of the car (tried it to make as light as possible, but it still weighs approximately 5 kg). I had to make the bottom of the car as thin as possible, so I needed the doors and roof to support the weight and had to leave them out too.
The pop-up headlights made the front ugly and the engine bay not realistic.
There is a differential and a working transaxle in the car but in the engine bay nothing moves, steering works, hood opens, suspension is just strong enough to support the car and I think I did a good job in making the lines of the car.
Let me think what you think!