Toy Tuesday: Lego Hatchback
By now, everyone knows of my love for Hatchbacks. Some of you may know of my love of Legos. My collection started when I was about 4 and developed to the point that by age 12, I had enough Lego cars, buildings, minifigs (the people) and accessories to create a pretty sizable town that I had laid out on a 4×8 sheet of plywood supported by sawhorses in the basement. It was there that I became an Urban Planner – my current career. That emphasis on the layout of the town and the buildings within was probably why I never developed too many detailed car models. I did have a fleet of various cars that populated my table-town, but they were mostly mass-produced: either copies of retail models, or variations on a couple of my own standard designs. But one thing was common, the design had to fit on the roads in my town.
It was that road-width issue that kept me from branching out too far like the creator of today’s feature.
I love the little details that show up here. On the underside is an exhaust system. Inside, the seats fold down in the rear and forward in the front. A dashboard shows the tiny driver all the information they need. And under the hood is a tiny Lego engine to drive the tiny Lego car.