If you like Legos, Jeeps, or both, then you’ll appreciate what a particularly creative mind on the Lego Ideas page dreamed up back in November. The designer’s name is Chiho Kim, and he created a scale Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model made entirely out of Lego parts. It’s surprisingly true to life, and has all the little touches you’d find on a full-size model. Even the details on the inside are spot-on, which must’ve been a painstaking task.
Let’s take a closer look at this little Lego Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. After seeing a few pictures of and learning more about this clever creation, you’ll be left with one giddy inner child.
Detail is Key
Time, patience, and a whole lot of effort went into this little Lego model. The detail alone should tell you that, and it looks ready to go hit a homemade off-road trail found in a backyard sandbox.
On the front, a Rubicon license plate sits proudly nestled between a split bumper. Jeep’s famous seven-slot grille poses between two traditionally round headlights, which are flanked by a pair of jacked-up fenders. On the back, tail lights and a spare 62 mm radius tire are the first things you’ll notice. But, if you look closer, you can even see a tow hook and the exhaust pipe poking out the back. From the pictures, it even looks like you can remove the top to expose the Rubicon’s roll cage, and the rest of the interior.
Talk about detail! Kim made sure not to skip any of the little things, and that’s why this scale model looks so real. Even though it is made strictly out of Legos. Beige seats, a touchscreen, dashboard, steering wheel, digital clock, cupholders, and even the seat adjustment handle on the side were all included. From the right angle, you can even see what appears to be a clutch poking out. On the top of the dash, you’ll find a stormtrooper helmet and C3PO’s head – just for some added flare.
As a final touch, there are even little yellow safety cones behind the front seats. For authenticity, you will find a (non-running) engine nestled under the hood. How cool is that?!
The Most Difficult Part to Create?
Now, you’d think the interior would be the hardest part to construct. But when someone asked Kim about this on the Lego Ideas page, he said the most difficult part was the hood. Here’s why:
“The most difficult part of the construction was to join the hood and the two mudguards. I was stuck on this part for a couple weeks, struggling to combine a slightly tilted hood module with 1x3x2 arch bricks and mudguard modules with angled technic beams…”
He then goes on to say there has to be a better way to seamlessly join these parts, since it took him weeks. If you’re reading this, Kim, just know that your effort and attention to detail has not gone unnoticed in the Jeep and Lego community. Quite frankly, this thing kicks ass!
Will it Be Considered for Production by Lego? That’s Up to You!
I’m sure you’re all wondering if we will see this hit production in the Lego industry. Well, that’s for you to decide! Just like any other projects on the Lego Ideas page, this Jeep needs 10,000 supporters before Lego will decide whether to put it into production.
As of the time of this writing, it looks like he’s about halfway there. Click HERE, then navigate to the support button on the page if you want to help this project gain some real-time traction.