• This Lego BMW Isetta Could Be the Cutest Set Ever

Let’s turn this Lego Ideas BMW Isetta into reality!

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Lego’s most recent bombshell is the stunning Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 Technic set that left us drooling for a couple of days in the row but if this Lego Ideas BMW Isetta proposal gets the green light, it will definitely sit on the cuter end of the Lego set spectrum.

This could be Lego’s next Creator set

This Lego BMW Isetta Could Be the Cutest Set Ever
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Lego’s eye for iconic classic cars is best showcased within its Creator range.

The company has done a marvellous job out of bringing to life the likes of Fiat 500, Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Mustang, Aston Martin DB5, and even the larger-than-life London double-decker bus.

That’s why a set that lets you build your own plastic-brick BMW Isetta fits right within the said lineup’s vibe.

It goes without saying that the Isetta is a special model not only because of the way it looks. It was initially built by Torino’s Iso Spa, a company known for selling refrigerators up until World War Two and then finding a new path on the motorcycle market.

That's how the original Isetta was moved by a scooter engine and had the door positioned in front, just like a fridge.
This Lego BMW Isetta Could Be the Cutest Set Ever
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BMW bought the Isetta licence in 1954 and the Bavarians added some improvements of their own. As a result, the Isetta 250 got a 250-cc engine good for 12 horsepower, enough to propel the bubble car to a top speed of 85 kph (roughly 53 mph). More importantly, people could get one for 2,850 German marks, five times cheaper than a BMW 501 and 15 times less expensive than the 507 roadster.

The Isetta 300 came in 1955 with a 300-cc engine, a retractable canvas roof, and 13 horsepower on tap. All in all, BMW sold around 160.000 Isettas, making it the second most successful German micro/bubble car, trailing behind the Glas Goggomobil.

This Lego BMW Isetta Could Be the Cutest Set Ever
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The Ideas proposal in question features an opening door and an interior layout that’s loyal to the life-size Isetta. It’s supposed to use 851 pieces, which is just about right for a potential future Creator set, and is 8.66 inches (220 millimeters) long, 5.20 inches (132 millimeters) wide, and 5.04 inches (128 millimeters) tall. And if you like what you’re seeing, don’t forget to show your support here.

BMW Isetta specifications
Type 248 CC Single-Cylinder 4-Stroke 298 CC Single-Cylinder 4-Stroke
Output 12 HP @ 5,800 RPM 13 HP @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 10 LB-FT @ 4,50 RPM 13.6 LB-FT @ 4,600 RPM
Top Speed 53 MPH 53 MPH
Transmission 4-Speed Manual (with reverse) 4-Speed Manual (with reverse)

Source: Ideas Lego

Tudor Rus
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Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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