LEGO Should Green Light This LEGO Ideas Proposal ASAP!
Care for a Lego kit of the AC Cobra?by Kirby Garlitos, on
LEGO has come up with some pretty incredible ideas in the past, one of which is creating a space for fans and enthusiasts alike to propose projects. In the past, we’ve seen proposals like a BMW E30 M3, a Fiat 500 F, a Military M151 MUTT, a NASA Mars Rover, and a Caterham Super Seven. Now, another enterprising LEGO builder, shimon430, is proposing a LEGO build that will undoubtedly gain some traction. Ladies and gentlemen, feast your eyes on this 1:14 scale LEGO 1947 AC Cobra.
It’s not the first Shelby Cobra proposal to come out of LEGO Ideas - past offerings from builders Eugenio and Mathieub have failed to get any traction - but for what it’s worth, shimon430’s proposal may very well be the most detailed LEGO version of the iconic AC Cobra I’ve ever seen. The builder says that it’s the most complex LEGO project he’s ever done, and it’s hard not to disagree because the finished product looks exceptional, right down to the remarkable details on the car’s body and interior. Even better, shimon430’s AC Cobra has plenty of working features, a goal the builder accomplished by combing the best elements of LEGO’s Technic and System lines. The end result is something that’s certainly worth voting for. As it stands, it’s already garnered 422 supports, leaving it just a little more than halfway to its goal of garnering 1,000 supports. Even better the proposal will be live for another 421 days so there should be enough time for LEGO fans all over the world to help shimon430 bring his LEGO 1947 AC Cobra proposal to life.
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Let’s rally behind this LEGO Ideas proposal!
The car measures 33 studs long and 13 studs wide.
As an avid fan of LEGO, I will cop to going to the LEGO Ideas website far more often than I care to admit in most cases. I’ve seen my fair share of proposals and have even supported some of them, including this one. Yes, I’m all for seeing LEGO green light the AC Cobra 427, not only because the Cobra holds a special place in my heart, but also because it’s really, really cool. Sometimes, that’s all the reason you need.
It should be noted that shimon430 also included the car’s dimensions in his proposal, remarking that the car measures 33 studs long and 13 studs wide. Add the mudguards and the width changes to 15 studs wide. For those who are curious what “studs” are, they’re the cylindrical bumps that are on top of most LEGO bricks that hold together the bricks above it. Yes, I’m a LEGO nerd and a proud one at that.
The AC Cobra 427 project also features a fully working steering system, activated from the steering wheel, which also happens to be adjustable
Back to shimon430’s proposal. Dimensions aside, his AC Cobra 427 project also features a fully working steering system, activated from the steering wheel, which also happens to be adjustable. There’s also a lever on the dashboard that opens the hood, a front and rear independent suspension, and a working mini V8 piston engine with a differential system. In other words, I’m already salivating at the thought of building this LEGO kit myself, and while I can only offer so much support for shimon430, I really hope that his proposal meets its goal of garnering 1,000 supports.
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Source: LEGO Ideas