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LEGO Ideas Vintage Car Coming & More!

As you may remember from our previous discussion (see links at the end of this post), LEGO recently ran a contest challenging LEGO fans to design a vintage car that would fit with the LEGO Modular Buildings. There were a great number of entries, and after the judges narrowed them down to fifteen, the fan community had a chance to vote for their favorite. The grand prize winner will receive a large number of awesome LEGO sets, and also get the opportunity to have their model turned into the next official LEGO gift-with-purchase set. Five runner-up winners are also going to receive some goodies as mentioned in the contest details.

Yesterday, LEGO announced that from the fifteen finalists, the grand prize winner is Aedelsten Deluxe by Versteinert with 1,449 fan votes. Congratulations to the winner! Their model is fantastic, and I can’t wait to see it becoming an official LEGO set! (You can read the full announcement, along with the list of runner-up winners here.)

Although there is only one model from all the entries that will be turned into an official LEGO set, if you like vintage cars, you might want to check out the other entries as well for inspiration. There are vintage delivery trucks including a milk truck, ice cream truck, and even a LEGO delivery truck, as well as classic style police cars, roadsters, pickups, convertibles, and more. Their styles and designs can you ideas for building your own classic cars for your city layout. You can find the contest entries here.

Several of the LEGO Modular Buildings come with classic style vehicles as well, so even if you don’t have them, you can download the set instructions and use them to build your own classic cars. The #10197 LEGO Creator Fire Brigade has a very nice 1930s style fire truck, the #10232 LEGO Creator Palace Cinema includes a fancy black limousine, the #10260 LEGO Creator Downtown Diner features a stylish pink convertible, and the #10264 LEGO Creator Corner Garage comes with a classic tow truck. The LEGO Winter Village collection is another great source of classic style vehicles, including a vintage mail truck, snow plough, bus, fire truck, and even a steam-powered train. So check them out, and happy building!

What do you think? How do you like the winning model of the contest? Did you participate either by entering your own car or by voting? Which one of the other entries do you like and would like to build? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • Adam III December 12, 2019, 11:32 AM

    Oh, yes! What a great choice! Is this going to be a freebie in January?

  • brickhead December 12, 2019, 11:52 AM

    I voted for the maroon and black vintage car, (second car in the second row), but I’m happy with the chosen one too. All the top entries were great.

  • Walter Wojciechowski December 12, 2019, 12:21 PM

    Evidently cars have surfboards for doors. The other entries were better.

    • The Other Mark December 12, 2019, 12:43 PM

      I thought they were carrying surboards. Are those really supposed to be doors? Now I’m confused. 😕

      • Håkan December 14, 2019, 12:40 PM

        The shaping is rather nice, though. How many of the proposals actually have working doors?

  • TomTom December 12, 2019, 1:06 PM

    Does this mean they are going to bring back chrome pieces? I would like to see that.

  • kingcobra December 12, 2019, 1:22 PM

    It wouldn’t have been my first choice, but I like the colors. I wanted some kind of delivery van.

  • gid617 December 12, 2019, 2:52 PM

    I voted for the delivery truck with wooden slats, but this one’s pretty good too. I could have done without the surfboards, but the sideways windshield was a great idea and I hope they keep the chrome.

  • Peter December 12, 2019, 2:56 PM

    I think it looks too similar to the pink convertible. They should have used another car that’s distict from the ones they made before. I voted for the teal truck in the bottom row.

  • c3po December 12, 2019, 3:59 PM

    I think the car is cool, but I like all of them. I agree with some of the others though that a delivery truck would have been more interesting. But maybe they will make the other ones too/

  • Emperor P. December 12, 2019, 10:01 PM

    I’m looking forward to those chromed parts. Haha! but I wish they released the other winners too. I like the police car.

  • Harry Klinkhamer December 17, 2019, 8:12 PM

    I competed but didn’t expect to win. I was practicing for another project I’m working on. I’m designing a lego version of the 1926 fire truck in our museum collection. I also voted for the maroon and black car.

    • admin December 18, 2019, 10:51 AM

      Awesome to hear that you took the time to enter! Just participating in these contests is great fun and a good challenge. I would love to see your vintage fire truck! 😀

  • Nudibranch October 27, 2020, 9:08 AM

    Whatever happened to this GWP ?
    Perhaps it superceded by the Blue Fury ?

    • Thita (admin) October 27, 2020, 10:31 AM

      Hm… very good question. Let me ask on the Ambassador Forum.

    • Thita (admin) October 27, 2020, 10:44 AM

      Okay, here is the response from the LEGO Ideas team via the Ambassador Network:

      “That GWP is still in development. And throughout the process we’ve been checking in with our fan designer to keep him informed and involved as we usually do with our fan designers. We hope it won’t be too much longer before it will be revealed and launched. Naturally as it’s a Gift-with-Purchase set, the launch also has to fit into the relevant campaign plans from our LEGO Brand Retail team.”

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