Friday Night Fights – Modded Model Cars

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada for another round of Friday Night Fights. Tonight we’re going to do a little modding of two of the most iconic car sets to come out in recent years. Let’s go to the tale of the tape.

In the space corner we have Massimiliano Valentini (dogens) and his futuristic custom Mini Cooper:
PIMP my LEGO Classic mini with classic space mod! !

In the sandy corner we have Andrea Lattanzio (Norton74) and his classic custom VW camper:
VOLKSWAGEN T2 BAY - "SURFER PICK-UP"

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding, by way of comment, which of these Modded Model Cars will win the battle. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, Big Batman, Maddison won 6-3. Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!

21 comments on “Friday Night Fights – Modded Model Cars

  1. j_lash

    Although Massimiliano Valentini’s Classic Space Mini Cooper is pretty spot on; Andrea Lattanzio’s quirky VW Camper design has won my vote. I mean, who isn’t a sucker for a great camper van. Great creations to both!

  2. Deus

    This is not even a fair comparison… Of course Mini is better, they are on whole different tiers of building!

  3. ericb

    The Mini is cute, but I’d love to have a VW Camper like Andrea’s. I kind of wish I was small enough to hop in and take it to the beach myself.

  4. Zrath

    As much as I wanna vote for the Classic Space Mini, I have to go with the tubular surfer van, with its radical Marchal spotlights and excellent longboards!

  5. Dave

    I prefer great building over a thematic gimmick. I can’t really tell much difference between the Space Mini and the actual Mini set. Woo you built the mini in blue and slapped a Classic space sticker and an antenna on the side and a few bits on the roof. You’re so innovative. Meanwhile the VW as far as I can tell has had significant modifications done to it. My vote totally goes to the VW Microbus for being totally tubular maaaaaaan. Also California representin’!

    I agree that this wasn’t a fair fight. One MOC is clearly a great reinterpretation and skillful reconstruction of the set, the other got a cheap paint job.

  6. emma8

    I’m thinking of buying a camper; an old VW camper is my dream: my vote absolutely for Norton74’s VW camper.
    I agree with Dave: in the VW camper there are creativity, building skills, set design and photographic technique.

  7. dogens

    @Dave you are right it was my intent to done just a space version of the original mini that I like and made shape egual to original with some inside feature and stuff unfurtunatly I can’t made all what I want so i done just a poor change down a list of my change that you can see by click on the photo and see the gallery
    the roof completely different
    the windsceern completely differen also the connection points
    the engine completely different
    the dashboard different
    the rear window near original
    the rear seat near original
    the trunk near original
    what are in the trunk completely different
    the doors near original
    and so on

  8. Simon Post author

    Now Dave, you are certainly entitled to your opinions on which is your favorite build… but I do ask that you please comment a bit more respectfully to our contenders in future.

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