• If You Can’t Wait for The Chevrolet Corvette C8 to Get The LEGO Treatment, Here’s How You Can Build One From the Ground Up

It’s not the official thing, but it’s close to one

Like most hotly anticipated cars, there’s a segment of the car-loving population that is also into the hobby of collecting scaled versions of premium cars, or in some cases, LEGO versions of the same premium cars. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 counts as one of the most anticipated cars of the car, but don’t expect to see it in LEGO form anytime soon. What you can do, instead, is take matters into your hands — like one person did — and build a 1:20 scale version of the Corvette C8 using used LEGO bricks. It’s not an official LEGO product, but this LEGO Corvette C8 should do until the real licensed one comes out, if it ever does.

I suppose I can come clean right now. Lasse Deleuran isn’t the only one who’s tried to build popular sports cars using used LEGO bricks. I’ve done this too. I haven’t had much success — or any, to begin with — but I have tried to piece together LEGO bricks with the hopes of recreating some of my favorite cars. I’ll admit this one, too. I tried to do it on the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8 the moment Chevrolet unveiled the mid-engine sports car. Predictably, my efforts went to waste.

So you can imagine my excitement — and envy — to see that Deleuran was not only able to build a LEGO replica of the Corvette C8, but he was able to do it on a 1:20 scale basis.

That’s impressive. There are no moving parts to this custom LEGO build other than the wheels. That’s fine. I don’t need a LEGO version of the Corvette C8 to move. I just need it to look as close to the real thing as possible so it can join my other LEGO cars on the shelves.

If You Can't Wait for The Chevrolet Corvette C8 to Get The LEGO Treatment, Here's How You Can Build One From the Ground Up
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Personally, I like Deleuran’s LEGO version of the Corvette C8 a lot. It doesn’t quite capture the streamlined look of the body, but for the most part, certain elements of the real Corvette C8 can be visibly ascertained in the LEGO version. The front section has those huge intakes and the gaping mouth in the middle. The round headlamps aren’t accurate, but Deleuran did create space around it with transparent parts to recapture the more angular headlamps of the real Corvette.

The real treat in this build, though, is how Deleuran recreated the mid-engine look of the Corvette C8 with that sliding roofline in the rear section of the sports car.

The rear spoiler is a welcome bonus, too, if I do say so myself. Notice that you can also see parts of the engine bay? That became possible with the use of transparent LEGO parts.

If You Can't Wait for The Chevrolet Corvette C8 to Get The LEGO Treatment, Here's How You Can Build One From the Ground Up
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Overall, I’m impressed with how this custom LEGO version of the Chevrolet Corvette C8 turned out. I’m more impressed that it was done using existing LEGO bricks. No mention was made on how many bricks were used to recreate this LEGO Corvette C8, but Deleuran has come out with a detailed instructional video showing how he was able to build this LEGO Corvette C8 from the ground up.

You can be sure that I’m going to be all over this video over the weekend. Hopefully, I can make a decent one of my own.

Source: Brothers Brick

Kirby Garlitos
Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read full bio
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