The Toyota 86/GT86 / Scion FRS / Subaru BRZ is a rather wonderful machine. Light weight, low grip, rear-drive and very sidewaysy, it’s the antidote to this. And this. And this. And this. Which means most people aren’t interested in it and in the not too distant future cars like the 86 will probably be no more.
Simon Przepiorka is interested in the 86 though, and thus has built this most excellent Lego version, complete with opening doors, posable ‘steering’ and a plethora of cunning building techniques to create the svelte shape. There’s more to see at Simon’s 86 album on Flickr – click here to make the jump.
Slower, but better. There’s a lot to be said about slidey rear-wheel-drive cars like the Toyota GT86 / Subaru’s BRZ twins, and here at TLCB Towers – as you’d expect for a car blog – we absolutely love cars like this.
TLCB regular Senator Chinchilla has recreated the Japanese icon beautifully in white bricks, and fantastically complicated it is too – such swoopy bodywork is fiendishly difficult to replicate from the straight angles of Lego pieces.
You can see how the Senator has done it by visiting Flickr via the link above, although we still think he’s some sort of wizard.
After a few days without a car to show you, KidA on Brickshelf breaks the duck, with one of the star cars of 2012; the awesome Toyota GT86. It’s complete with a working 4-cylinder boxer engine, all-round suspension and RC drive, so KidA’s Technic version is probably nearly as fun to drive as the real thing. Click his name for the pics.