As you might know, or not, I'm limited in uploading thanks to limited inspiration. In my luck though, a lot of people are building cars in the scale that I do (around 10-wide), so I find myself on other people's photostreams very often to see what's what.
A few days ago I found myself on the photostream of Ralph, aka Mad physicist. Ralph is the typical kind of builder I'm looking at with envy; he builds some fantastic stuff.
What he also builds is native rescue vehicles. We're both Dutch, so I recognize them all. And when he recently put up his Volvo V50 in Dutch Police trim, I wondered how the most common Dutch Police car, the VW Touran would look in LEGO 10-wide scale.
But it's rude to expect Ralph to do it. I have a few days spare, I build in the same scale, I refused to be a lazy expecting pleb and went on with it myself.
So we're staring at what's supposed to be a sensible mid-sized Golf-based MPV. While you might see a very nice and clean VW, all I see is a non-edited police car. But I'll talk you through it.
The front was very easy to build, there just wasn't any doubt. The grille/headlight combo took a few attempts, but I guess this does the job.
The rear is not the best part, especially considering the floating up-side down cheese slope on the boot lid. But I couldn't find any other suitable way. So I left it.
Four opening doors and a boot lid. No bonnet, I couldn't make it closing on the grille as it was a studded surface.
To make the interior slightly less boring I added some cream details, the interior however is just a 1 on 1 copy of the Golf interior. Not a bad thing but it's true.
5 4.5 not very movable seats and a big boot. Space-y.
Simple engine, I believe this is the 2.0 Diesel that the Dutch Police tend to use.
Speaking of Dutch Police, here it is, the Touran in extremely boring Police specification. The striping is not in any way beautiful, especially considering the striping on the front is missing as I couldn't find a way to do it, and for the rest I painted the interior black, got smaller rims and added a beacon.
The rear striping is even more meh because I couldn't do it without abandoning the boot lid functionality. So I didn't.
The brothers in Police and non-Police trim.
Hope you like it, though!
That is a beautiful model, I enjoy the rear at most! The tail lights are great and the C-pillars are a good usage for these new pieces. Also, it is certainly very nice to see you around making new stuff! Keep it up :)