Tag Archives: Shelby Cobra

This car was meant to be built

There are not that many iconic cars that look great in LEGO bright light yellow color. Obviously, Fiat 500 is one of them, but can you think of another? Firas Abu-Jaber knows one, and it’s the legendary Shelby Cobra. And guess what? This one in the picture below is built with just pieces available in the Creator Expert Fiat 500 set!

AC Shelby Cobra

This is definitely one of the sweetest alternative builds I’ve ever seen. Not only does the shape looks great and recognizable, but it also looks like Firas didn’t have to compromise when working on the exterior. Sure, a couple of points would look better with a different choice of pieces, but the proportions are spot-on.

AC Shelby Cobra

“I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.”

George Panteleon (ZetoVince) invokes the spirit of Ferdinand Porsche for his recently revised Porsche 930. Being a community-minded guy, George has also thoughtfully posted instructions so that you…yes you…can make one for yourself. Stop dreamin’ and start drivin’, constant viewer.

Get them now though, because you never know when MOCpages will have another blackout.

Porsche 930 Revised

Maybe it’s the moonlight, or the champagne talking, but I think we can squeeze in one more for the motorheads out there.

Shelby Cobra


Ok, so maybe this creation has nothing to do with the villains from GI Joe, but I still want to shout “Cobra!” when I see it.

This fantastic rendition of an automotive classic was posted on Flickr by _lichtblau_. He’s really captured the look of the racing icon. In fact, when I saw the thumbnail image on Flickr, I thought this was a die cast model. I never build copies of other people’s models, but I’m seriously tempted to do so with this.

LEGO AC Shelby Cobra

AC 427 Shelby Cobra

This is one of my favorite cars and Ricardo Prates has nailed it.

Lego Shelby Cobra

Ford Shelby Cobra concept car

Speaking of minifig-scale vehicles, Sterling Knight built this LEGO version of the Shelby Cobra concept car from Ford.

The intake on the hood and the grill on the front include some interesting techniques, and the interior is also fully detailed.

LUGNuts Claim to Fame build challenge round-up

The Flickr LUGNuts Your Claim to Fame building challenge wraps up in two days, so this seems like a good time to highlight some of the great creations the contest has generated so far.

Nathan Proudlove (whose LUGNuts blog is a must-read) goes miniland-scale with his entry, a tribute to Scooby Doo and the whole Scooby crew:

Lino Martins gives classic Batman the miniland treatment too:

Ralph Savelsberg‘s Shelby Cobra 427:

Matt Armstrong‘s quartet of micro entries:

Check out all the great entries so far in the discussion thread on Flickr.