New Lego Project - Build my real life car - Part 1 - the people

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I've been working on a Lego project recently, which I have now finished, am quite proud of and will be telling you about over the couple of posts. Now I build a fair amount of cars - well vehicles actually, racing cars, F1 car, Trucks, and even a Van (which is another post I need to write at some point) and early on in my Lego journey I thought - Wouldn't it be cool if I built a version of all of the cars I've owned. Which by the way are:

A Ford Capri (the Australian awful convertible not the classic UK version)
A Subaru Forester
A Suzuki Sierra Soft top (Jimny or Samurai depending on your market)
A Mazda 323 hatchback
A Renault Clio Hatchback (in fact I had four different ones, A white, a red, a blue and golden RS version - Can you guess I worked for Renault at the time)
and my current Car and the one we will be building:
A Mercedes Benz SLK R170 model)

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I figure it's a good place to start, it's angular, it doesn't have a roof and it's a pretty distinctive colour - I mean what can go wrong?

One of the things I wanted to make sure is that I could fit two minifigs into the car, because logically who is going to be in the car but myself and my wife, so we are going to need a couple of minifigs that look like us.

It was time to hit bricklink and start looking for the key elements - For me I would need some grey hair, a grey beard.

The beard was surprisingly easy to find - lacking the hair I thought maybe a cap would work

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But as anyone who has owned a convertible knows, it's about the wind in your hair experience, so that wouldn't do. I needed to find grey hair

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Better, but I'm not a real printed tee kinda guy - really I'm a black t-shirt black jeans kinda a guy, but Lego doesn't a wannabe architect look, I do however have a pale blue tracksuit top I wear a bit so that might work

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My wife's minifig was a little easier - she is classic in her look as well, black jeans, striped top and a biker jacket which is very doable in Lego (like she is a member of Ratcat, and that's a reference only Australian's aged 40 to 50 will get) so it was mainly about her expression.

We started a little skeptical

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but she got friendly over time

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But Convertibles are about Summer so she is going to need some sunglasses.

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Now that we have the people sorted, all they need is a car to sit in........all that in part 2

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Nothing like a bit of Lego to make my day! These look adorable, and I can't wait to see you two sit in that Lego'd Merc SLK. As you say, that does look like a great base for a Lego build. I'd love to see more Lego versions of your old cars, like that Clio RS, since you've quite the awesome car ownership history 😁

I do regret giving that RS back - it was a great car.

I can feel the regret, I do adore those RS Renaults, especially in something as small and chuckable as a Clio! It must've been a hoot to drive :-D