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VW Karmann Ghia.
The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is a sports car marketed in 2+2 coupe (1955–1974) and convertible (1957–1974) body styles by Volkswagen. Internally designated the Typ 14, the Karmann Ghia combined the chassis and mechanicals of the Type 1 (Beetle) with styling by Luigi Segre of the Italian carrozzeria Ghia and hand-built bodywork by the German coach-builder Karmann. Source: Wikipedia
About this creation

It`s the first time in almost 5 years I`ve posted a classic car model. Designing of this model started back in june 2014 and was paused in december 2015, when Vibor Cavor posted his splendid Karmann Ghia model. After that I felt it was pointless and a waste of time, trying to improve my own model.
But after I finished my Nimbus with sidecar, which also contains a lot of curves. And because I didn`t have any other plans for new models, I reloaded the old Karmann Ghia file again and started a new series of improving iterations. And suddenly I found myself ordering bricks to complete the model.
It isn`t all perfect, but at some point you simply have to stop, and just be happy with what you got so far!
The windscreen and glass areas are a vital part of the overall impression of the complete shape of the car. But because of the limited palette of trans-clear bricks I decided to do the window sections in black as if it was tinted glass.
The model features a Hand-Of-God steering via one of the exhaust pipes. Doors open to a full 4 seat interior and the rear open to reveal the well known flat 4 beetle engine.
Silver colored pieces, bumpers, hubcaps etc. are all spaypainted. Two wedge bricks used under the rear side windows doesn`t exist in blue, and are painted.


More pictures on my Flickr

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Edit 25-3-2018:
My VW Karmann Ghia was discovered by The Lego Car Blog:




Comments

 I like it 
  July 5, 2018
How could I miss this beauty? Brick-built windscreens are not my personal preference but apart from this your model is just fantastic! Keep it up!
 I made it 
  May 29, 2018
Quoting Brick Designers This is amazing! As someone mentioned, the amount of bricks/plates in different angles is massive but it works perfectly to make it look like the real car, which is not an easy design to recreate. Kudos!
Thank you very much Brick Designers, and I`m very sorry for this late response to your comment. There has been a lot of downtime for MOCpages lately, so I failed to see your comment. It was indeed a complicated build, and I`m glad you like it!
 I like it 
  May 17, 2018
This is amazing! As someone mentioned, the amount of bricks/plates in different angles is massive but it works perfectly to make it look like the real car, which is not an easy design to recreate. Kudos!
 I made it 
  April 2, 2018
Quoting Doug Hughes Henrik, this is glorious!!
Thank you very much, Doug!
 I like it 
  March 30, 2018
Henrik, this is glorious!!
 I made it 
  March 29, 2018
Quoting Aliencat * Very cool! Great looking car model!
Thank you very much!
 I made it 
  March 29, 2018
Quoting jim mcdonough as always another outstanding model.that is one serious complicated build,you have bricks/plates at every angle possible,cant have been an easy build,its about time Lego did something about glass parts for windscreens for these kind of builds,never been a lover of VWs of any kind (corrado being an excemption) but you can tell what it is,bonnet and front end is just perfect, now i would love to see a celica GT4 build, i wouldnt have a clue where to start
Thank you very much for this delightful comment Jim! I also wish LEGO would widen up the palette of trans clear elements. It would also add more possibilities for aircraft cockpit design. Regarding a GT4 Celica, I think I have to disapoint you. Somehow I find modern era cars less interesting.
 I like it 
  March 29, 2018
Very cool! Great looking car model!
 I like it 
  March 29, 2018
as always another outstanding model.that is one serious complicated build,you have bricks/plates at every angle possible,cant have been an easy build,its about time Lego did something about glass parts for windscreens for these kind of builds,never been a lover of VWs of any kind (corrado being an excemption) but you can tell what it is,bonnet and front end is just perfect, now i would love to see a celica GT4 build, i wouldnt have a clue where to start
 I made it 
  March 28, 2018
Quoting Alex Sonny Wonderful! The shape is spot on with the very low roof. The hood is absolutely brilliant and very complicated I presume. Just a question, what is the axle going from the rear exhaust to the front for?
Thank you very much Alex! The hood isn`t that complicated because the 1x10 curved slopes have a built-in possibility for half a stud offset, but a few jumpers were used too. All slopes of the hood are placed on hinges under the dashboard. This building method makes it impossible for the hood to open. The HOG steering works via the exhaust pipe, but I have to change it because it steers opposite the turning direction of the HOG-wheel.
 I like it 
  March 28, 2018
Wonderful! The shape is spot on with the very low roof. The hood is absolutely brilliant and very complicated I presume. Just a question, what is the axle going from the rear exhaust to the front for?
 I made it 
  March 27, 2018
Quoting Daniel H. Holy cow! My mind is blown! The shaping on that is just insane! Superb work man, keep it up!
Quoting Emmett Martens This is sow amazing!!!!! i rarely ever see a lego karmann ghia and this one is awsome.
Thank you both, it`s very much appreciated!
 I like it 
  March 26, 2018
This is sow amazing!!!!! i rarely ever see a lego karmann ghia and this one is awsome.
 I like it 
  March 26, 2018
Holy cow! My mind is blown! The shaping on that is just insane! Superb work man, keep it up!
 I made it 
  March 26, 2018
Quoting adam thelegofan rutland awesome!:D
Thank you very much Adam!
 I like it 
  March 25, 2018
awesome!:D
 I made it 
  March 25, 2018
Quoting Petr Chval Amazing! And it looks great in blue.
Thank you very much, Petr!
 I like it 
  March 24, 2018
Amazing! And it looks great in blue.
 I made it 
  March 23, 2018
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J It's a thing of beauty!
Thank you very much Master Shifu!
 I like it 
  March 23, 2018
It's a thing of beauty!
 I made it 
  March 22, 2018
Quoting Per Bonde Instant classic. You never disappoint. Very impressive build, again! As always lots of details and knowledge put into your build.
Thank you very much Per!
 I like it 
  March 22, 2018
Instant classic. You never disappoint. Very impressive build, again! As always lots of details and knowledge put into your build.
 I made it 
  March 21, 2018
Quoting Marc "Edge" R.unde Wow, what's not to love about this beauty!? HERE, TAKE MY MONEY! ;-)
Thank you very much Marc, but I`m sorry it isn`t for sale! :-)
 I made it 
  March 21, 2018
Quoting Spencer D This is excellent! I love the scale and level of detail. The engine in particular, awesome!
Thank you very much Spencer D, I`m really glad you like it!
 I made it 
  March 21, 2018
Quoting Red Brick Nice set of wheels!
Thank you Red Brick!
 I made it 
  March 21, 2018
Quoting Mark B. Love it. The shaping is extremely well done, but I really like the engine and undercarriage detailing, which would have been easy to leave out.
Thank you very much Mark, great comment, much appreciated!
 I made it 
  March 21, 2018
Quoting Tom Remy Those rounded shapes are amazingly well done!
Thank you very much Tom, looking at your Tintin rocket, you`re amazing with the rounded shapes yourself!
 I made it 
  March 21, 2018
Quoting Parrington Levens AWESOME!
Thanks for the huge awesome, Parrington!
 I made it 
  March 21, 2018
Quoting Elk Guard Great job, a real classic!
Thank you very much Elk!
 I made it 
  March 21, 2018
Quoting Vibor Cavor Ah, don't sweat it. It's like this. I like to be blunt about the comments because I only comment on the creations that I really like. So criticism is always actually in good faith. ;)
I do like criticism, especially when it`s elaborated. It makes one strive even harder to reach a perfect result. Thanks for the comments and the extra like!
 I made it 
  March 21, 2018
Quoting Sam Sanister The only thing missing is an interior shot of the passenger side. :)
Thank you very much Sam. I actually have an interior shot from the passenger side, but the seat looks right as the one in the drivers side :-)
 I made it 
  March 21, 2018
Quoting Daniel H. Sweet holy moly, that's amazing! Such a great build! Stunning work!
Thank you very much Daniel!
 I like it 
  March 21, 2018
Wow, what's not to love about this beauty!? HERE, TAKE MY MONEY! ;-)
 I like it 
  March 21, 2018
This is excellent! I love the scale and level of detail. The engine in particular, awesome!
 I like it 
  March 21, 2018
Nice set of wheels!
 I like it 
  March 21, 2018
Love it. The shaping is extremely well done, but I really like the engine and undercarriage detailing, which would have been easy to leave out.
 I like it 
  March 21, 2018
Those rounded shapes are amazingly well done!
 I like it 
  March 21, 2018
AWESOME!
 I like it 
  March 21, 2018
Great job, a real classic!
 I like it 
  March 21, 2018
Ah, don't sweat it. It's like this. I like to be blunt about the comments because I only comment on the creations that I really like. So criticism is always actually in good faith. ;)
Henrik Jensen
 I like it 
Chess Knight
  March 20, 2018
Simply gorgeous.
Henrik Jensen
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Lawrence Loves Star Wars
  March 20, 2018
Amazing shape and build. I love the blue. The inside is fantastic and the front is amazing. Great work.
 I like it 
  March 20, 2018
The only thing missing is an interior shot of the passenger side. :)
 I like it 
  March 20, 2018
Sweet holy moly, that's amazing! Such a great build! Stunning work!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Sorry about that. I meant the contours behind the doors.
I thought so, but wasn`t sure! I`m quite happy with the shape and contours of this area, but didn`t see any way to get rid of the studs. The good thing is, now you see it`s LEGO!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Lawrence Loves Star Wars Amazing shape and build. I love the blue. The inside is fantastic and the front is amazing. Great work.
Thank you very much, for this nice comment!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Blaine R. Outstanding work on the shaping. I know these cars shape well, as I resurrected my wife’s grandfathers car that he had bought new after it had been in storage for 30 years.
Thank you very much Blaine, another nice little VW story, hope it is good shape!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Vitruvius Mint Consistently built MOC. Nice colors too.
Thank you Vitruvius Mint!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Chess Knight Simply gorgeous.
Thank you very much!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Marin Stipkovic Nice!
Thank you Marin!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Sven ;o) Henrik my friend, you did it again. Absolutely fabulous work on this model of the Karmann Ghia. Every detail is spot on. Love it!
Thank you very much Sven! It`s highly appreciated to have your comment and "Like" here, and the faves on Flickr!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Michael Ab. The shape is great and I just love the little engine. Very good!
Thank you very much Michael!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Vibor Cavor Hey, there. So, you finally did it! It is different from mine which I like. You have your own style and it works. It is really well done. It looks more sporty than mine which I also like. The thing that I'm not a fan of are the windshield frames. They look too loose but all in all it looks cool, especially the front!
Thank you very much Vibor! Yes finally I finished my own take on the K-G. and you`re right, I did use quite a different approach, but they are almost identical in size, 14-wide and using the same tyres! You`re not the first to criticize the roof pillars, but I didn`t see any other options!
 I like it 
  March 20, 2018
Sorry about that. I meant the contours behind the doors.
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Seaman SPb Great!
Thanks Seaman!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Gabor Pauler Mindblasting shaping!
Thank you very much Gabor!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting 2LegoOrNot2Lego Ingmar Spijkhoven WOW WOW WOW WOW, this is so good!!! Can't believe what I see. Really love it :-)
Thank you very much for all the WOWs my friend! I`m really glad you love it!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Jeremy McCreary I had many important "firsts" in my first car -- a 1970 VW Beetle. But I would rather have had them in a Karmann Ghia -- one of my favorite cars then and now. Wonderful job here, Henrik! The engine is instantly recognizable, and the rear body shaping is spot-on. Glad you decided to forge ahead.
Thank you very much Jeremy! I haven`t owned any VW at all, but I would surely love to own a Karmann Ghia, my favorite classic car!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Kurt's MOCs Beautiful work and great memories! The design and shaping of the bodywork are phenomenal. Great details and the engine is perfect. Having owned one, briefly, I can attest that the real engine did indeed run on an elastic band and was actually that small!
Thank you very much Kurt! Great comment my friend, highly appreciated!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Grim Block Insane shapping. Colorfull and the details are so precise... Totally nailed it!
Thank you very much!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Oliver Becker Wonderful again, my friend! Seems you've got a magic connection to these vintage icons and let them alive... ;) I owned a '69er Beetle convertible over 9 years while my studie, doing most necessary works for my own, so I KNOW about Karmann & Co. ... ;) Kudos! :)
Thank you very much Oliver, nice little story there my friend!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Nick Barrett So pretty - you've done the K-G real justice. Makes you want to get out and drive doesn't it ?
I would love to drive one of these! Thank you very much Nick!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Clayton Marchetti Positively gorgeous! The shaping of the car especially the rear passenger doors are magnificent! I Love the engine. As always a real pleasure to see your builds. Thank you!
Thank you so much Clayton! Rear passenger doors? I`m not sure what you mean, but I`m glad you like it!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting killswitch95 (Last Name is Dank AF) Awesome shaping.
Thank you killswitch95!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Michael P Fantastic car!
Thank you very much!
 I made it 
  March 20, 2018
Quoting Michiel Norp Excellent shape and the steering solution is genius.
Thank you very much Michiel! In fact I have to rework the steering on revision, because the wheels turns opposite direction of steering :-), but to me it doesn`t matter much!
 I like it 
  March 20, 2018
Outstanding work on the shaping. I know these cars shape well, as I resurrected my wife’s grandfathers car that he had bought new after it had been in storage for 30 years.
 I like it 
  March 20, 2018
Consistently built MOC. Nice colors too.
 I like it 
  March 20, 2018
Nice!
 I like it 
  March 20, 2018
Henrik my friend, you did it again. Absolutely fabulous work on this model of the Karmann Ghia. Every detail is spot on. Love it!
 I like it 
  March 20, 2018
The shape is great and I just love the little engine. Very good!
 I like it 
  March 20, 2018
Hey, there. So, you finally did it! It is different from mine which I like. You have your own style and it works. It is really well done. It looks more sporty than mine which I also like. The thing that I'm not a fan of are the windshield frames. They look too loose but all in all it looks cool, especially the front!
 I like it 
  March 20, 2018
Great!
 I like it 
  March 19, 2018
Mindblasting shaping!
 I like it 
  March 19, 2018
WOW WOW WOW WOW, this is so good!!! Can't believe what I see. Really love it :-)
 I like it 
  March 19, 2018
I had many important "firsts" in my first car -- a 1970 VW Beetle. But I would rather have had them in a Karmann Ghia -- one of my favorite cars then and now. Wonderful job here, Henrik! The engine is instantly recognizable, and the rear body shaping is spot-on. Glad you decided to forge ahead.
 I like it 
  March 19, 2018
Beautiful work and great memories! The design and shaping of the bodywork are phenomenal. Great details and the engine is perfect. Having owned one, briefly, I can attest that the real engine did indeed run on an elastic band and was actually that small!
 I like it 
  March 19, 2018
Insane shapping. Colorfull and the details are so precise... Totally nailed it!
 I like it 
  March 19, 2018
Wonderful again, my friend! Seems you've got a magic connection to these vintage icons and let them alive... ;) I owned a '69er Beetle convertible over 9 years while my studie, doing most necessary works for my own, so I KNOW about Karmann & Co. ... ;) Kudos! :)
 I like it 
  March 19, 2018
So pretty - you've done the K-G real justice. Makes you want to get out and drive doesn't it ?
 I like it 
  March 19, 2018
Positively gorgeous! The shaping of the car especially the rear passenger doors are magnificent! I Love the engine. As always a real pleasure to see your builds. Thank you!
 I like it 
  March 19, 2018
Awesome shaping.
 I like it 
  March 19, 2018
Fantastic car!
 I like it 
  March 19, 2018
Excellent shape and the steering solution is genius.
 
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