Friday, August 27, 2010

Pink 1959 Cadillac Convertable

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Created by: Ralph "Mad physicist" S
Found at:
Details: I know I've covered a Cadillac before, and even another from this same year. There's something special about a pink Cadillac, though. Elvis' pink Cadillac started the craze of painting classic caddies pink, but he never actually owned a 1969 Cadillac. Once the ball was rolling, though, the image of a pink Cadillac became one of the more enduring icons of the era.

Not even all that, though, completely captures just how awesome it is to render a pink '59 Caddy in LEGO. For some reason, LEGO has never really taken pink seriously as a color. They've manufactured a few different shades of pink over the years, and they've never really released all that many parts in any given shade of pink. As the builder of this car mentioned:
There are only seven different pink parts in this car, 1x1, 1x2, 1x3 and 1x6 plates and 1x1, 1x2 and 2x2 tiles.

So not only does this accurately convey the shape and style of this iconic classic car, but it actually manages that without using many of the special parts and techniques we know and love. It's a difficult challenge, but one that I think was succeeded at here in near-miniland scale.

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