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Old 08-01-2014, 05:53 PM
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Lego MINI

Just picked mine up can't wait to put it together!

Also all this month if you spend 99 at Lego store you get a free mini mini model.

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Old 08-01-2014, 09:19 PM
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Please post pictures of your build!!! :-)
 
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:55 AM
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Some Build Pics and the Final Product

The box on the car ride home
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Had to put it on the MINI
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Size information
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The seat detail is really impressive
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View of the cockpit. You could reverse the pieces to make it LH or RH drive. I went with UK plates so I did RHD. The parking brake and gear selector both move. The pieces they supplied really bring the instrument panel to life. I am also choosing to believe that the designers in Denmark were smart enough to make one of those instrument dials peaking through the steering wheel a temperature gauge: unlike the pencil pushers in Munich. [I am a little bitter about not having a temp gauge in my R56]
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A view in.
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Let's motor
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ready for the zigs and zags
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Grab a snack?
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Little cheese wedges and a very detailed baguette.
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Old 08-02-2014, 09:13 AM
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Post Build Pics Continued

Engine break down? No worries just pop the bonnet and change a brick.
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Spare tire just in case you drive over a nail or something and the pesky TPMS wont turn off. Also thought it was pretty neat they used a small round piece to represent the petrol cap. LEGO store employees probably wont blame it being loose as the cause of your problems .
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4 hours later. I'am guessing that plant oxford does a bit better.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:00 PM
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adude007: AMAZING Posts.

Thanks for posting those awesome pictures!!!!

Effing kewl!

I love the detail of the model, the spare, the engine, and you're right the seat details are awesome, and very well done.

I've been spending some time on brick link to find the appropriate black parts to make mine look more like my actual black MINI. But I think that's going to be a costly project.
 
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Old 08-02-2014, 02:24 PM
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Well I believe the announcement video mentioned that the wheel arches were used previously as windshields for some space sets. They ran a special production run in BRG for this set.

I think the announcement video that was on motoring file explained it better than I can.
 
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Mini Lego

I just built mine when my wife was out of town. Put it the other Mini models and she hasn't noticed it in 4 weeks. Took me 6 hours to put it together. Really nice model.
 
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:00 PM
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i keep forgetting to take pictures of mine next to my real BRG mini
 
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Put mine together over a couple of weekends (hour or so at a time) and absolutely love it.
 
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:19 PM
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If interested this item IS still available but Lego lists as 'hard to find'

you can order direct and it qualifies for free shipping.

$99 http://shop.lego.com/en-US/MINI-Cooper-10242

I bought one as a Christmas present ...
 
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Amazon has them as well. I'd seriously consider buying one for my daughter, but $100 for a box of little plastic pieces just never appealed to me. I missed the Lego generation as a kid and have paid for it with the kids. Harry Potter lego, who would have thunk it?
 
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I figured some people here would be interested in LEGO's new Speed Champions set releasing on Jan 1st.

75894 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy


Full review here:
https://www.brothers-brick.com/2018/...works-buggy-1/
 
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Old 12-17-2018, 08:54 AM
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Oh SWEET!!! I'm going to have to put my order in ASAP for that.

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I figured some people here would be interested in LEGO's new Speed Champions set releasing on Jan 1st.

75894 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally and 2018 MINI John Cooper Works Buggy


Full review here:
https://www.brothers-brick.com/2018/...works-buggy-1/
 
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:43 AM
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LEGO store site says not available yet ... 1 Jan release ....

https://shop.lego.com/en-US/product/...ks-Buggy-75894
 
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Old 12-17-2018, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Capt_bj View Post
LEGO store site says not available yet ... 1 Jan release ....

https://shop.lego.com/en-US/product/...ks-Buggy-75894
Correct, as stated it releases on Jan 1.

Brothers Brick gets sets early from LEGO for review purposes.
 
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Old 12-20-2018, 06:22 AM
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Yep I saw someone post that up on IG. Too bad they did not release it for Christmas. I will be going to the lego store here soon, I have the classic one in the larger scale and the one in the small-scale Lego corporate gave me.
 
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I have the big green Lego Mini, I will be buying this new set even though all I'm after is the little red rally Mini. I would prefer the rally Mini by itself.
 
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My guess at the launch they might hand out little Red Classic Minis, at some kind of corporate event? Maybe at the lego store?
 
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Old 12-21-2018, 12:15 PM
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Maybe at a corporate event for LEGO or Mini but not to the public. This is being launched along-side all their Jan 1 releases, including multiple Speed Champion sets, so this sin't like the big LEGO Creator Mini which was launched on its own with the mini-MINI as a giveaway. If a public giveaway were planned it would have leaked to the LEGO rumor mill already.
 
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Yes, one of the people I met from MINI/Lego corporate event gave me mine. Thats what i think they may do again.
 
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