Building the Lego Ford Mustang - Set number 10265

in LEGO2 months ago

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I'm a huge fan of what used to be called the Lego Creator Expert cars. Now just Creator, the choice of cars is always good - generally classic cars, there have been volkswagen Kombis, The Mini Cooper, An Aston Martin DB5, A Volkswagen Beetle and A Fiat 500 (and yes I own all of them) and now this the Ford Mustang. I would like it to be a convertible, but I just I can just take the roof off, and I do like the colour scheme. Classic Ford navy blue

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1471 Pieces is a fair amount of pieces, spread across multiple bags, and just one little sticker sheet which is promising.

Anyway let's build....

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Pretty standard opening - basically a ladder chassis for you to build off.

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This is the first unusual thing, firstly this car has working suspension, not something we have seen in any of the other creator cars yet, but it's also the first time I've seen the instructions tell me what NOT to do - I wonder how they test these things, do they give it to someone to build and if they stuff it up they rework the instructions?

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As you can see at the end of bag 1 you have completed 55 steps in and you have a pretty robust platform and a couple of axles, and the start of the bodywork with a row of tiles running along the side.

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The highlight of bag two is the start of the engine - now I'm no car expert but this looks like a big old V8 to me.

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This set also has working steering, hence the large steering column - in reality this isn't much use as it lack the 'Hand of God' controls you see on technic sets, you want to use this you have to stick you hand into the car.

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The seats are the same as the Aston martin - I feel like the instructions for me on this could be Bake-off technical style - just give me the ingredients and say 'Make seat'

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I have to admit it took me quite some time to build this car - not in build time hours, it was pretty much what I expected (maybe 4 hours) but I was struggling to find the time to do it around work and other activities, so it sat on the kitchen table for about 10 days - not ideal.

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Love how they did the classic fastback look for this car - just perfect, I mean look at the back windscreen it's almost flat.

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Then it's weirdly back to the front of the car to finish off the engine block

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Complete with bracing and air cover...

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Then it's all tiled bodywork through to the end, awesome go faster stripes make it, well go faster. There is also the ability to customise it with nitro and bigger suspension and huge air intakes on the front, but I like my cars classic.

And here my friends is the finished product.
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