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Lino M PRO 5:39pm, 15 May 2008
They say it isn’t polite to ask a woman her age. But since this group is mostly dudes and I’ve never resembled anything even close to having class, I’m going to do it anyway. However, in keeping with my artistic flair, I’m gonna do it creatively…which brings us to this month’s challenge…Show Your Age.

You are to build any car, truck, or bike you want…any scale, any make or model, any color…so long as it’s from the year you were born. While you are building, you are also encouraged to do like I will and to really do some soul searching and learn about yourself and the year you were born. What was going on in the world? What music and movies were popular? What was in fashion? Who were legendary icons at the time? What car cultures were all the rage when you were born? Were lowriders just coming onto the scene? Were funny cars racing down the strip or was it stretched out dragsters or maybe even stripped down hot rods? As a fun twist, you may keep your vehicle period accurate or you can trick it out with all the modern conveniences.

Normally, I’d say today is the 15th and you have until the 15th to get ‘er done…but as the first of the month seems a more momentous start date for any challenge, you have until July 1st…a month and a half! Then every challenge thereafter will begin on the first…it’s new, momentous and easier to remember. (Especially in the long run for those watching our progress, like say online journals, blogs, magazines, ad agencies,…or anyone else who has helped make us one of the most sought after groups around. And who said I wasn’t a shrewd planner?) Once finished you may post a photo of your vehicle here. Be sure to let us know the year, make and model of your creation so that we can do the math and figure out your age. I’m also aware that sometimes the only difference in cars between similar years are a slight change in intake valves or hubcap design, which doesn’t translate so well in Lego anyway, so just tell us it’s from the year you were born and we’ll take your word for it.

So, are you a slightly used Toyota, a high octane racing Falcon, a classic Corvette, or a rusted old Model-T? Only you have the answer. Let’s see what you’re made of!
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Mad physicist PRO 8 years ago
This is a great idea, although I was born in a decade that's not exactly known for its stylish cars (the seventies). The first thing that comes to mind is the AMC Pacer. Yuck! Expect something ugly. That said, the Ferrari 308 GTB was introduced in the year that I was born, so there are some nice-looking options as well.
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Lino M PRO 8 years ago
Mad P...I too was born in the 70's and share your views on 70's cars...I was pretty skeptical about this. However...you know I always have a few tricks up my sleeve. In doing some research, I figured I could pull off something pretty stellar while still abiding by the rules of the challenge...and at the same time overcome my adversity for 70's design. Build an ugly car if you'd like, but with some research and modifications, you can find beauty, grace or even badass personality and attitude in any car you choose...even the AMC Pacer.
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Mad physicist PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Mad physicist (moderator) 8 years ago
I do like this idea, although when it comes to car styling the fifties or sixties would be more to my taste. Still, I'm sure I can think of something and going through my classic car books searching for it will probably be a major part of the fun. I don't mind looking at cars and going "uggh, what were they thinking?!"
bldesign 8 years ago
Well, the boxy era of cars lines up with my age...I guess that will make things easier to translate to the brick?
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Proudlove 8 years ago
Mad P, I was totally thinking AMC as well. That's too funny. We're going to see a woefully under-represented group of cars this time around I think. Can't wait to see what people do.
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Lino M PRO 8 years ago
BL...boxy cars should translate well in brick. As I do mostly 50's and 60's cars this ought to be different for me too.

Proudlove...I would so LOVE to see you (or anyone else) pull off an AMC Pacer...but especially you. There are some badaaaaasss funny car or drag racer applications you can do with it...but even just stock, I can guarantee that would be a build that would raise quite a few eyebrows in your direction. You're not locked into the AMC (unless you wanna be) but I know you have a busy month coming up, as do I. So maybe with the extended deadline this challenge has, it'll give you a chance to pull something off. I agree...its going to be really cool and interesting to see what people do for this one.
The Big Rafalski 8 years ago
Haha, stupid 90's
Dezperado 8 years ago
Freaking 89.... they made nothing cool that year.
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Mad physicist PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Mad physicist (moderator) 8 years ago
My books on classic cars turned up nought about 1975. It's like a dead zone. For example, although the VW Golf/Rabbit mk.1 was introduced in 1974, the GTI version came out in 1976! I could do a 1975 VW Golf, of course, but where's the fun in that? Still, with a little help from the internet I managed to find a few fairly interesting models that appeared in 1975: the Jaguar XJS and the Rolls Royce Camargue. HMMMM.

1989? Ferrari 348 TB.

Cheers,
Ralph
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Lino M PRO 8 years ago
I can tell you guys are doing a lot of thinking about this and I like what I'm seeing. I sort of knew this one would need a bit of extra research so that's why I gave you some extra time on it. Just because every car made in the year or decade you were born doesn't fit your idea of what is cool, doesn't mean you can't totally customize the car and make it completely unique. If you recall Nathan's '87 Olds Cutlass donk car pictured here.
www.flickr.com/photos/proudlove/2298922874/
I can attest that it stole the show at Model Car Mecca and stands to possibly be a winning contender at BRICKCON08 in Oct.
As I build mostly cars from the 40's, 50's and 60's, my own (70-something Something Something ;) ) will be the most modern car I've built so far.
If you're having trouble finding an idea, ask yourself what car cultures are using more modern cars. We already know the Donk culture are using them but what else? Also, if straight up production cars aren't coming to you, you can go into more unusual realms like racing, or even nix the car idea all together and go with a motorcycle or even delivery truck.
wyndryder 8 years ago
OK, Lino's guilted me into building something for this challenge, since I'm older than most of you ... if I can get something built, there will be at least one ride from the 60's! :-)
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Proudlove 8 years ago
Way to go old man, I can't wait to see it!
Adrian Florea 8 years ago
I'm in on this one! :D it sounds like fun, and I already found a weird car from 86. The extended deadline is great in this case, I'm going to have some exams until the 15th of june, after that I'm building all day long.
monsterbrick PRO 8 years ago
well i got a 60's car just about finished now.....yeah im old....
monsterbrick PRO 8 years ago
aha finished...sadly daytime is the time for pics.....tomorrow i wont be home till late.....im going to our SandLUG meeting and bringing the moc....after that i got a hot date....sunday for sure
monsterbrick PRO 8 years ago
aha...sunday! i was born in 66' of course im most like a cadillac....of course i drink cadillac margarita's....of course i dont wear a lot of bling bling.....but my lowrider does.....
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The Big Rafalski 8 years ago
I think I finished mine. It's not what I thought it would be, but whatever I guess. Hope to get pics up by the end of the week, Thursday if I'm lucky.
thanks for the challenge
Rafalski
MBeige PRO 8 years ago
My actual car was dispatched on December 27, 1982 but it was called a 1983 model year. Since I was born in 1982, my car is just around 6 months younger!

Most of my Lego cars so far are classics and were released in the 1980's, so that helps...? :-)
Jayfourke 8 years ago
Ooh, chunky! Looks good, do you have a link to your other pics?
The Big Rafalski 8 years ago
Here?
I'm not entirely sure how to link things so I hope that works. but please, all critiques welcome.
Lego Monster PRO 8 years ago
My year was 1972, which is the year Aston Martin released the Vantage, maybe I'll give that a go.
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Lino M PRO 8 years ago
Big Rafalski...you figured out the difficult link long before you figured out the easy one. I only learned the one you did just a few weeks ago so kudos to you. To provide a picture that you can click on, choose the all sizes icon above your pic (the one with the magnifying glass) You then have a choice of all different sizes to use. In our case choose meduim, then copy all the gobbly gook that is in the larger window. Paste it here...or anywhere you'd like a pic linked to and just like magic, you have a picture peeps can click on.

Everyone else...I like all the ideas that are happening here. Looks like we'll get a good turn out for this one.
The Big Rafalski Posted 8 years ago. Edited by The Big Rafalski (member) 8 years ago
Ok, so I'm gonna try this again...
Here it is, I finally finished it and I am mostly happy with how it came out. It's a 1990 Jeep Wrangler. check it out an let me know if you have suggestions.

Lego 1990 Jeep Wrangler 3/4
MBeige PRO 8 years ago
I now have two cars that could be in the same year as my birth date (1982). The Mercedes W123:

Mercedes-Benz W123 (1)

Or Jeremy Clarkson's Lancia Beta Coupe (from Top Gear)

Jeremy Clarkson's Lancia Beta Coupe (2)

I do have another one but I've already scrapped that model. I'll post the last images of it next time.
Jayfourke Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Jayfourke (member) 8 years ago
Here is my entry, a 1990 Lamborghini Diablo:

Lamborghini Diablo - 3/4

All comments are welcomed, I truly think that this is my best car MOC yet... :-D
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Lino M PRO 8 years ago
This is just a friendly reminder that you have until July 1st...still plenty of time to piece together a kick ass vehicle reflecting the year you were born. So far we've got a nice range of entries from Monsterbrick's classic '66 to a couple of '82s from MBeige to some good entries from Rafalski and Jake both born in 1990. So far us 30-somethings born in the 70's are sadly underrepresented but I suspect if they are anything like me, they've got something with a Super-70's design in the works. I just finished mine, but as I'm flying out to New England for a couple weeks, I won't be able to photo and post until the weekend just before the deadline. Can't wait to see what else you all have in store!
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Mad physicist PRO 8 years ago
I have a pretty clear idea on what to build, but am currently rather caught up finishing another project from the 'seventies: an A-10 Thunderbolt attack plane. I also expect to be going back to the Netherlands for a few weeks sometime in the next two months or so because of family matters. Still, I hope to get started soon.
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Mad physicist PRO 8 years ago
I am actually building something, but I may end up stretching the rules a bit by building a 1982 US version of a car that was first introduced in Europe in 1975. It will be in a nice period colour though: tan with a brown interior.
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Lino M PRO 8 years ago
Sneak preview...check it on out, ya'll...
www.flickr.com/photos/12622904@N03/2614199275/
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Mad physicist PRO Posted 8 years ago. Edited by Mad physicist (moderator) 8 years ago
Done!
i considered all kinds of cars for this challenge (see the rest of the thread), and was close to starting on a Ferrari 308 when I came across some new pictures of Pat G.'s (aka MBeige) Mercedes.

This model was first presented to the public in 1975 (the year I was born). It's obviously influenced by Pat's model, although I purposely didn't stare at his pictures whilst building mine, and his real car.

Mercedes (2)

All pictures

Cheers,
Ralph
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Lino M PRO 8 years ago
You're looking at Blue Voodoo...a '71 Cadillac Eldorado and my entry for this build challenge. Be sure to check out all the other pics of this build because this car has some super slick 70's features that's sure to blow your minds! Click on the pic to learn more...

LUGNuts "Show Your Age" challenge...'71 Caddy Eldorado!
MBeige PRO 8 years ago
Ralph, why didn't you finish the 308?
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Mad physicist PRO 8 years ago
Because I preferred the Mercedes. I may still do a Ferrari sometime in the future, though.
Lino: great car. I'm just blown away by it.
gambort PRO 8 years ago
I'm blown away by the hairstyles ;)
monsterbrick PRO 8 years ago
lino my man that is farrrrrr out!
wyndryder 8 years ago
Awesome, awesome work, Lino - I especially like the "Liutenant Uhura" fig :-) .

Unfortunately, I did not get enough time to finish my idea - so I'll save it for another challenge ... sorry guys.
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Lino M PRO 8 years ago
Robin...if you're already partially through your idea, you can still post here or on any other challenge long after the deadline. You'd probably only miss out on being a part of the challenge roundup that Nathan usually does on the LUGNuts blog. We still had a pretty good turn out for this challenge, but if you don't make this one, there is always another challenge posted on the first of each month. This month's challenge is Haulin' Ass...basically any truck, van, bus or whatever large vehicle you'd like.
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Proudlove 5 years ago
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