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LEGO MINI Cooper & Classic Space fusion

It looks like the recently released #10242 LEGO Creator MINI Cooper is getting lots of love from the LEGO fan community. This set is more suitable for older teens and adults, as it is not so much a play-set, but meant for display – however that doesn’t mean that adults don’t play with them. 🙂

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In fact as far as adult-oriented sets are concerned, the LEGO MINI Cooper is full of play-features; like the opening doors, hood and trunk, and that picnic-basket and blanket are just darling. You just want to play around with this thing! And while some people are content to display or play with the original set as it was designed, other LEGO fans are getting inspired to modify the LEGO MINI Cooper.

#10242 LEGO MINI Cooper Details

I have shown you a convertible version of the LEGO MINI Cooper in a previous article, which is super nice (see here), and today I would like to introduce you to a completely different kind of modification – a fusion between two great classics; the MINI Cooper and LEGO Classic Space.

LEGO Mini Cooper - Classic Space

The LEGO Classic Space MINI Cooper was created by Massimiliano Valentini, who is obviously a LEGO Classic Space fan if you look at his flickr gallery. His version of the LEGO MINI Cooper is basically a recolor of the original set, but it does have a different windscreen (due to the fact that the one on the original LEGO MINI is not available in trans-yellow).

LEGO Mini Cooper - Classic Space Version

There are also some really fun modifications like the LEGO Classic Space-style dashboard, the bumblebee-stripes on the seats and the red hubcaps – all so much part of the iconic LEGO Classic Space look.

LEGO Mini Cooper - Classic Space Inside

And how about those powerful audio-speakers (that would make Batman from The LEGO Movie very happy), the very LEGO Classic Space-y engine under the hood at the front, and those giant thrusters in the trunk at the back? Awesome, aren’t they? I guess the lovely picnic-basket had to go… we are talking about a serious space-vehicle here that means business! 🙄

LEGO Mini Cooper - Classic Space Back

As you can see there is so much fun to be had with the #10242 LEGO Creator MINI Cooper! The set itself is great, and you can also take it to new level with your own modifications. If you are interested in this set, it is currently available at the Online LEGO Shop.

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So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Creator MINI Cooper? Do you have the set already? Or is it on your wish-list? And how do you like the LEGO Classic Space version? What other styles would you like to see or considering building? (I think I would like a red one!) Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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  • Justin August 31, 2014, 10:06 AM

    I like the MOC, very creative use of old and new pieces to create a a new classic look to a classic car.

    One complaint though, I would have thought that you would have mentioned the Classic Space promo that starts tomorrow and ends at the end of July, as by purchasing a MINI Cooper would get you the promo.

    • admin August 31, 2014, 10:37 AM

      Justin, we will talk about September’s promos (as well as future ones) tomorrow, but yes, you are right, I would have mentioned it here as well.

    • Chris August 31, 2014, 3:19 PM

      Classic space promo? Where?!?!? (I’m a classic space fan XD)

      • admin August 31, 2014, 3:45 PM

        It’s starting tomorrow. You can get a white Classic Space minifig when you order directly from LEGO. Don’t worry, we will talk about it tomorrow, so you won’t miss out. 😉

        • Chris September 1, 2014, 3:30 PM

          ok thx 😀

  • Håkan August 31, 2014, 11:09 AM

    Seems to have some custom stickering. I can’t find any “LL944” parts on Bricklink…

    • admin August 31, 2014, 11:14 AM

      Hakan, if you look at his flickr gallery you will see that he actually does his own printing. Although I’m not sure if the designs he used here are printed or stickers, but he can definitely print. 😉

      • Håkan August 31, 2014, 1:37 PM

        That’s sweet.

        Like 2d printing on 3d source material? Not 3d printing?

        • admin August 31, 2014, 2:27 PM

          Printing on LEGO parts. 😉

  • hippie hudson August 31, 2014, 12:30 PM

    Omg! Amazing I want it!

  • LegoUniverse Bob August 31, 2014, 1:39 PM

    Nice, I like the turbo-engines in the back 😀

  • Chris August 31, 2014, 3:18 PM

    That’s my kind of car XD

  • Jake September 1, 2014, 8:10 AM


  • BuilderFox September 1, 2014, 4:59 PM

    Blue car looks retro-futuristic.

  • Mom September 7, 2014, 2:46 AM

    I am actually shopping for this set for my teen. Thought I would check it out on Amazon before buying from the LEGO site and I see two different listings.
    First for a #10242 Mini Cooper MK VII
    and second #10242
    Is the seller just trying to one-up his competition or are there different versions?

    • admin September 7, 2014, 9:37 AM

      The #10242 LEGO Mini Cooper is based on the MK VII version of the real vehicle. So, no, there is no two versions, they are the same thing. 😉

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