Lego E30 M3 project


Whether it be a Caterham or a Land Rover, it's clear that there's appetite on PistonHeads for a big Lego project. Indeed we'd like to think that the PH support helped a fair bit with Carl Greartrix's Seven idea, which of course you can now buy in shops. So when there's opportunity to publicise another one...

Black looks especially good...
Black looks especially good...
The E30 BMW M3 is a car every enthusiast knows of, a tremendously successful touring car and an exceptional road car too. Much like the Golf GTI, the name has become synonymous with the sector it occupies - that's how significant it is.

But then you knew all that about the M3. What you might not know is that one eager Lego builder has now constructed his own brick based homage to the legendary BMW. 'Dani87' has created his three M3s - black, red and yellow - on the Lego Ideas page, canvassing support in an attempt to get the kit made. And we would very much like to get behind it!

Let's make it happen!
Let's make it happen!
His Lego M3 features opening doors, bonnet and boot, plus a removable engine and hinged front seats. The dash even has a full set of stickers on it! Now you may remember with Carl Greartrix's Caterham that a few Lego tricks were used to create prototype parts, which were then altered for production. Dani87's three cars differ on more than just colour though, the red car having a "more Lego look" with the studs shown off. It therefore looks like a more straightforward build. Anyone with more Lego knowledge than us, now's the chance to shout about how achievable (or not) this look is!

The project has been running for a little while, meaning there are 213 days left to get behind the Lego M3. At present it has 963 supporters, with 10,000 required before it gets to the Lego Review Board - you know what you need to do!

Pledge your support here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Source: Lego]

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Comments (13) Join the discussion on the forum

  • Dr G 17 May 2017

    Much like the Ideas Golf GTI; it's a great (and marketable) concept with some fantastic details but would benefit further refinement to shape, scale, and look.

  • Luke. 17 May 2017

    Needs more work. The scale's too small, so looks a little clunky.

  • MorganP104 17 May 2017

    If the E30 M3 can be made to look as good as the existing original Mini model (see picture below), then Lego will be onto a winner.



    Scale-wise, I agree with other comments here - the BMW needs to be a little bigger.

  • J4CKO 17 May 2017

    MorganP104 said:
    If the E30 M3 can be made to look as good as the existing original Mini model (see picture below), then Lego will be onto a winner.



    Scale-wise, I agree with other comments here - the BMW needs to be a little bigger.
    but that looks pretty out of proportion really.

  • xjay1337 17 May 2017

    Fair play to the guy, but in terms of a replica kit, they look naff.

    If I bought that for £30 from Lego I'd be fuming, but if I'd made it from bits I had lying around in my box I'd be well happy.

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