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'51 Mercury lead sled (1)

This is my second entry for this month's LUGNuts challenge, I wannabe like you. With this model I tried to honour Lino Martins, LEGO hotrod builder extraordinaire.


Normally I build cars that look as though they just came out of the factory. Lino picked up on that with one of his entries which he uploaded yesterday. I quote from his description:

"Resisting my urges to drop the suspension, chop the roof, outsize the engine and give the whole thing an obnoxious flaming paint job, I instead went purely factory equipped...or “bog standard” as Ralph would say."


I was already building my car when I read this, so I'm pleased to be able to write that I did all of that: its top has been chopped, the suspension has been slammed and I gave it the world's most obnoxious flame job. Whilst building this I had a few moments where I felt that it was getting a bit too ridiculous, but knowing Lino's flair for colourful custom cars that probably meant I was on the right track. This build was great fun.

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Taken on November 25, 2009