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Want a Rolls-Royce Phantom? Thanks to LEGO Ideas, you might soon be able to build your own.
WANT A ROLLS-ROYCE PHANTOM? THANKS TO LEGO IDEAS, YOU MIGHT SOON BE ABLE TO BUILD YOUR OWN.
When it comes to the world of automobiles, there are only a handful of players that create ridiculously luxurious vehicles. The automaker that rises to the top of these players is undoubtedly that of Rolls-Royce. The British outfit is responsible for creating some of the most luxurious and opulent cars on the planet. When someone decides to buy a Rolls-Royce, it tells the world that they’ve made it in life and have more money than you and all your friends put together. All Rolls-Royce cars are built to much higher standards than what you’ll usually see from rival automakers who also compete in the luxury car segment and the materials used are the absolute best of the best. Many components are hand-built and a full car is assembled by a team of experienced experts. When you look at a Rolls-Royce it’s easy to assume it was put together by machine thanks to how perfect things are, but in this case, there are no machines that can mimic what the human hand can achieve. A completed Rolls-Royce can take around 6 months to hand-assemble, an easy 450 hours of labour. That’s just for the “regular” Rolls-Royce models you see listed on their website. While the company is referred to as an automaker or manufacturer, it’s also a coachbuilder and that means the company has the ways and means of creating the best custom vehicles using things like gold, titanium, diamonds and leather from cows that went to private school.
Luckily, thanks to LEGO, there’s a way that you can build your own Rolls-Royce, albeit on a much smaller, much more affordable scale. Well, not just yet, it all depends on the public and the powers that be at LEGO's head office. LEGO has teams that create all manner of build kits year-round, but a bunch are actually created by fans in the comfort of their own homes and are submitted via the LEGO Ideas website. These creations get a page on the site along with a set number of days to garner votes. When a kit is good enough to amass a healthy amount of votes there’s a good possibility of the kit making it to production as a legit LEGO release. This is a way to tell how good a submission is, raising 100 supporters adds 365 days to the end date. We just came across a really cool one that’s still got just over a year until the voting is cut off. It’s a Rolls-Royce Phantom and it looks just like the 1:1 version, which is quite a hard thing to do with plastic building blocks. There are no stats on the size or the amount of bricks used in the build, but you can see from the images that it will be an expert-level build. The car features a detailed engine and interior as well as those cool rear-hinged coach doors. If it makes it to production, we’re sure the finer details will be added on the LEGO production side. The creation from LEGO builder MoonGravity06 looks to have all the right things needed to make it at a proper LEGO build to join the current Rolls-Royce Speed Champions offering, all that’s needed is more support. Right now the project has just over 1,500 supporters, and to get it reviewed by the LEGO experts it needs a cool 10,000 supporters. If you like what you see, help the chap out and give your support. Let us know what you think. What other cool builds would you like to see from LEGO?
Take a look at the YouTube video from the crew at Bricks Master Builders as they take a close look at the already available Rolls-Royce LEGO kits. They're pretty damn cool, and this Ideas submission would be a great addition to the lineup - in our non-expert opinion. Take a look and let us know your thoughts: Top 10 LEGO Speed Champions ROLLS ROYCE MOCs you can Build in 2022 | Bricks Master Builders
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