The sheer variety of bricks involved in this project is staggering, but even more impressive is how they all come together. We can’t even begin to imagine how difficult it must have been to get Lego to fit together so nicely all while getting the proportions of the classic sports car just right. If you like Lego and Corvettes and want a shot at building this model for yourself, you can vote it up so the bosses at Lego see it. Who knows? It may be on its way to a shelf at your local Toys R Us sooner than you think.
My Lego Corvette Stingray Instructions.
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This is the best rendition of a Lego Corvette I have ever been able to build. This is one of my very favorite cars, and I was very happy with the way it turned out. I hope you enjoy my work.
The chassis configuration is similar in theory to the real Corvette. It uses a huge backbone structure down the middle of the car with smaller side beams running down the edge of the car. The very thin floor structure (one plate deep, no balsa wood though) runs between these. This allows the seats and interior to be very close to the ground while providing an extremely stiff chassis. The intersections between the backbone and front and rear frame sections are relatively massive in both the Lego and real versions. It doesn't show much in the pictures, but the areas behind the seats and in the cowl use a lot of pieces and I went to great lengths to build them solidly. The interior has a little bit less scale legroom because of this. Chevrolet claims that the new Corvette has a four-and-a-half times stiffer chassis than its predecessor. The difference between the Lego Corvette and its pedecessor, the Mustang, is not quite that dramatic, but it's a very significant improvement. I had to be careful how I picked up the Mustang, it creaked and strained if I picked it up in the middle and, when sitting, the doors provided a small amount of support when closed. I can pick the Corvette up any way I want to and the doors provide no support as far as I can tell. This is possible mainly because of the rear-mounted transmission. I also used the driveshaft tunnel for support in the Mustang, but since the tranny was in that area, it limited the amount of strength it could provide. The tunnel holds the driveshaft, remote shift linkage, parking brake linkage and power cord, but that all fit within a four-stud-wide space and allowed a relatively massive structure.
Originally Posted by RickConti@Coughlin
I am such a big kid when it comes to Corvette toys and memorabilia, this is a New One on the market,
as always I expect it to be hard to find
Couple more pics to share of the New LEGO CORVETTE!
Looks like they made it after the Z06 model