When you’re having a bad day, sometimes it’s nice to just sit down and watch a fun science fiction movie like The Fifth Element. There are great characters, an engaging story, and a universe that is willing to give us flying cars. Davdup brings that love of the vehicles into LEGO form with renditions of a police cruiser and Korben Dallas’ taxi. Slightly bigger than minifgure scale, these beauties feature smooth curves, complex angles, custom stickers, and build details straight from the movie.
The police car is a solid build (I love the grille tiles in the window) that accurately captures the utilitarian vehicle. Davdup has chosen to also include a window-delivered to-go order from McDonald’s, giving us a great callback to the movie. The interior is also pretty sweet, using a Technic pilot’s yoke for the steering wheel.
Korben’s taxi features some really sharp building at the front. The nose angles in smoothly, with just enough exposed studs to remind you you’re looking at LEGO. The hole in the roof is a truly inspired building choice. It moves this build from just “a cool vehicle” to a callback to a specific point in the story. Even the stand gives additional context, featuring a brick-and-sticker version of Leeloo’s multipass.
If you want to see another excellent sci-fi build from Davdup, check out our review of their police spinner from Blade Runner.