Thursday, April 1, 2010

Build your own Mustang!

I wrote about the mini Ford Mustang on the blog several times. The video is on YouTube and it is one of the most popular videos. Many commenters demand that I provide building instructions so that they can have their own.

Since I am not an LDraw pro, I could not do something as beautiful as _lichtblau_ does. You will need Lego Digital Designer (LDD), but you will have a way to build it.

  1. If you did not so far, go to the LDD website and install Lego Digital Designert.
  2. Download one of the Mustang models (or click a picture below) and open it in LDD.

Once this is done, you can use LDD to pimp the car as you like it: new colors, roof, spoilers, anything.

When ready, you can do the following:
  • In "View / Building guide mode" you can create your own building instructions and click it through. If we have all the bricks then this is it, you are ready.
  • In "View / Check Price" you can check how much it costs to order all bricks from the Lego company..
  • In "View / Send model to" you can upload it to (and make it viewable by anyone) and also buy it. You can design your own box, instructions, I do not go into details now.

If you compare the LDD model to the original red Mustang you will find some differences:
  • LDD does not have all the bricks in all colors. Because of this neither of the downloadable LDD models are red. If you are brave enough you can try to order the bricks in all your favorite color from Bricklink.
  • The hood of the car on the video is made of this part. Unfortunately LDD does not have this at all. If you would like to have this hood you can order one on Bricklink.
I have put a couple of new images here and these are the old ones from the red Mustang.