Whatever the question, the answer is always Miata. Or MX-5 if you’re not American. Or Eunos if you’re in Japan. But you get the point. Light, reliable, fast enough, and able to go sideways, the Miata/MX-5/Eunos is very probably the greatest sports care ever made. This is SP_LINEUP‘s Speed Champions scale recreation of the second generation of Mazda’s iconic two seater roadster, and it captures the look of the real car beautifully, with opening doors, hood and a removable roof too. SP has made instructions for his design available should you wish to build your own and you can find these and further images at his photostream via the link above.
We love the Mazda MX-5 / Miata / Eunos here at The Lego Car Blog HQ. Although clearly stealing its exterior styling straight from the 1960s Lotus Elan, and launched with just 110bhp, the first generation ‘NA’ series MX-5 reinvigorated the sports car for the modern age.
Prior to the little Mazda’s launch in 1989 the small two-seat roadster species was almost extinct. The collapse of the British auto industry which had made most of the world’s roadsters, and the rise of the hot hatchback had seen the sales of sports cars plummet.
And then Mazda came along, with something small, cheap, fun and – uniquely for a roadster – reliable. The MX-5 sold by the boatload, and ensured the survival of the roadster formula as BMW, Porsche, Honda, Mercedes and others rushed to join the newly resurgent sports car market.
Mazda are now on their fourth generation MX-5 and it’s better than ever, but today we’re sticking with the original, the lovely early ’90s NA. This brilliant Creator-style replica of the first generation MX-5 is a commissioned piece and comes from Flickr’s BrickMonkey, featuring pop-up headlights, opening doors, hood and trunk, and including a detailed engine, interior and even chassis.
There’s loads more to see at BrickMonkey’s Flickr photostream. Click the link above to take your top off and have some fun in ’89!
Mazda’s MX-5 / Miata is one of TLCB office’s very favourite cars. Small, light, cheap and enormous fun, it’s just like the Elves. Apart from you’d need to replace ‘and enormous fun’ with ‘little shits’.
Sorry if we’re grumpy today, the Elves started one hell of a fight last night after we let them watch some of the World Cup. With no known nationality the Elves tend to support whichever team is more violent, and thus when a Columbian kneed a Brazilian in the spine one of them immediately replicated the move on a colleague, sparking a mass Elf-fight. Sigh.
With order restored and the main protagonists removed from the office by way of TLCB catapult, we can get back to blogging cars. This one is small, light, cheap and enormous fun, and it comes from previous bloggee Rhys’ Pieces. His brilliant Mazda MX-5 Miata features a host of tasteful* modifications that are seen regularly on the thousands of Miatas that race every weekend. To see more of his excellent model take a trip to Flickr via the link above.
*Apart from the massive camber (or ‘stance’). Which always sucks. Why Rhys, why?
We like Mazda’s little MX-5 Miata here at TLCB Towers. We also like hot rods, so throw the two together and we, er… well actually to be honest we’re not really sure if we like the idea of a Frankenmiata or not. But whilst the concept leaves us confused, we are sure that in this LEGO form at least, a V8 powered Miata hot rod is a damn cool ride.
Rhys’ Pieces is the mad professor who’s stitched the two patients together, and a very neat job he’s done too. See all the photos on Flickr at the link above, or alternatively you can read the full description on MOCpages here.
We love the Mazda MX-5 Miata (Eunos in some markets) here at The Lego Car Blog. Often called ‘girly’, or ‘gay’ by sexist homophobes with a gentleman’s area deficit, the MX-5 is one of the best handling cars money can by, and – if you go for a first generation ‘NA’ model – you really don’t need a lot of money at all. This makes the little Mazda an ideal weapon of choice for modifiers and racers.
Previous ‘Featured TFOL‘ and Guest Blogger AadenH has recreated this popular track day sight in Lego form, including all the modifications you’re likely to find on any number of MX-5s that frequent the world’s racetracks every weekend. You can see all the photos of AadenH’s Lego Mazda on Flickr here, with thanks to our readers who suggested this creation via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page.