1970 Dodge Charger 1:5 Scale Model Is One Badass LEGO Car With a Pneumatic V8

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A 1:5 replica of a 1970 Dodge Challenger is badass enough to make us crave it, but when we’re talking about a LEGO build of this sort, the coolness factor climbs through the roof.
Then again, with a project that took six months to complete, albeit in the builder’s spare time, you expect things to climb to such an impressing level. The LEGO Charger measures 37 inches (93 cm) in length and stays true to the real thing even in terms of the hefty weight, as it tips the scales at a whopping 18 LBS (8.2 KG).

The generous mass comes due to all the goodies hidden inside this plastic muscle car. It all starts with a LEGO V8 pneumatic engine, which powers the rear wheels.

Nonetheless, the builder explains that the weight of the car has caused it to break three transmissions. As a result, the Dodge now makes due without a gearbox. Obviously, it does pack a clutch.

As for the connection to the road floor, this is provided by all-round independent air suspension. To stiffen up the structure, the Charger packs a rollcage, while the cabin features a pair of adjustable bucket seats.

Once again, just like in the case of the real slab of America, the LEGO replica comes with a delicious aural side. Listening to the LEGO V8 firing up and revving in the video below will provide a pretty good example for this.

"It was complicated but lots of fun to build. When you're building in this scale then you have to think everything over because of the strength and weight of the car. I tride to make the car as original as possible," Ludo, the man who made this, said.

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About the author: Andrei Tutu
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In his quest to bring you the most impressive automotive creations, Andrei relies on learning as a superpower. There's quite a bit of room in the garage that is this aficionado's heart, so factory-condition classics and widebody contraptions with turbos poking through the hood can peacefully coexist.
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