Tuesday, August 30, 2011

NK Concept Car

Alright, I'll admit it I am an Adult Fan of Lego (or AFOL). Maybe this doesn't make me a real adult, but you'd be surprised to see how many people my age are still buying sets or creating MOCs (My Own Creations). My love for Lego started many years ago with a Universal Building Set. After that, many sets followed, ranging from space ships, airports to famous Technic sets.
I have always been fond of the larger, more complicated Technic sets. I also remember being very fond of the Technic chassis series (853 ,8860) which later became real cars. Unfortunately I don't own any of the chassis sets, but I do own the 8880 and the 8448.

Recently I stumbled upon an interesting blog entry talking about a concept car for sale on eBay, designed by Nathanaƫl Kuipers. The car looks a lot like the car from the old 8448 set, but is using a more modular design. It is also completely studless whereas the 8448 still had some older Technic bricks. The car was eventually sold for $600 which was way more than I ever bid.
Since the instructions were also for sale, I decided to buy the instructions and all necessary parts from Brick Link instead. I thought this was going to be much cheaper, but I guess I was wrong. I have now gathered EUR 330 worth of parts spread across 3 stores (first large package arrived today, yeah!). I don't have all the parts yet, but expect to have them before the end of this year.

To be continued I guess :)