Who doesn’t love LEGO? And what better excuse to play with LEGO as a grown up, than to construct a highly functioning scale model of the classic 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing.
Perhaps beyond the scope of projects you remember working on as a 10 year old… but considering the fact that this 1/10.5 scale model was built using only original LEGO parts, the level of detail in nothing less than exceptional.
The model gullwing measures 21 x 13 x 33 and includes approximately 1600 parts. The car weighs in at 1.5 kilograms (now that’s light for a sports car!) and comes complete with fully functioning and “lockable” gullwing doors including release handles.
Also fully functional is the opening trunk at the rear and the hood release, which exposes fine features such as the engine and other inner-workings. The body of the car is a separate shell from the chassis and is removable, allowing a peek inside at the guts of the machine. You can also see other cool mechanical details like the working steering wheel (which does turn the wheels), drum brakes, and even a suspension system!
Maybe the coolest part, is that the car has a working 4 speed sequential gear box (check out the video below) and will cruise at a max speed of 3km/h – not as fast as the full-size gullwing, but not bad for a LEGO car!
Apparently, there are instructions coming soon to make your own!
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