My collection of all possible oficial Citroën 2CVs made with standard Lego pieces.
About this creation
The title-photo shows all 9 "pure-colour" versions currently possible, especially thanks to some new 2013 sets, which finally has allowed the lime and red cars.
But there are a couple of more "oficial Citroën" models you can do;
The classic bordeaux/black Charleston, the red/white Dolly, and a yellow/black Charleston.
I´m not too sure about the last one though, but after seeing so many photos of it when Googling, I´ve decided to include it. Maybe somebody more in the know can enlighten me, and confirm if this is indeed an oficial colour-scheme from Citroën?!
A couple of more pictures of this 12-car collection;
PS: This post made "Across MOCpages" on the 29/6-2013 with 78 smilies, and left on the 5/7 with 99 smilies. (Quite a boost!) -Thanks to all for your support! :-)
WoW; Thanks for this detailed info! Yes, the grey/grey Charleston can be build in Lego, and is actually missing in the line-up. As to the Dolly´es; They too can be built (if not too much concern is put into the fine nuances of the colours), but I´m not concerned about them missing. I´m happy to have "a Dolly" in the line-up at least... ;-)
Here is the listing of paint schemes for the Dolly and Charleston models, from http://www.thewessexducks.co.uk/2cv_015.htm : Three Charlestons were available: Charleston yellow & black, Delage red & black and Cormorant grey & Midnight grey.
Seven Dollies were available: Cormorant grey & Sunrise red, Cormorant grey & Buttermilk, Cormorant grey & Alpine white, Sunrise red & Alpine white, Bamboo green & Alpine white, Buttermilk & Midnight blue and Buttermilk & Delage red (known as "Plums 'n' Custard").
Very nicely done! I am surprised how well you were able to recreate the shape of this iconic little car, especially considering the scale you used (which I presume is minifig scale). With all the colors, I think you should do a production line or, respectively, a nice retro car dealership to put them in another nice setting:) Anyways, great job! Steffen
Excellent all of them...
Why don't you put the instructions in pictures and give us "mere mortals" opportunity/possibility to have that masterpiece at home..?
Thank you in advance for your understanding.
Quoting TheLegoNoitAll .
are they all the same design, or is there some slight mods due to colors? These seem to be very popular on MOCpages right now, maybe i should make one to continue the streak :)
Thanks man. They are all basically the same, as the design use a lot of special pieces. The Charleston models is slightly different just after the front mudguards, but other variations are mainly due to missing pieces on my part. Please do make your own, and show it here!
what's 5 smilies times 12? 60 right? i wish i could give you 60 smilies on this, but MOCpages only allows 5. Anyway these are all very well designed! are they all the same design, or is there some slight mods due to colors? These seem to be very popular on MOCpages right now, maybe i should make one to continue the streak :)
There does seem to be a glut of tin snails on mocpages at present. It's strange howsuch happens. These are a most worthy addition and it's wonderful to see so many in so many colour options. I really don't know which is my favourite.
Beautiful! Just an awesome collection! I wish that the parts of my cars were available in lime or green, but those cars I want for these colors are 12 studs wide. Your cars are only 4 studs wide, so you had more change to have them available in all colors. I guess I'll just have to wait until they are available in these colors, because I'm never going to paint the parts! :)
You've made my day! Lol at JS Can's comment as well... :-) These are brilliant, naturally, and I can confirm that yellow and black was the second most popular standard colour scheme for the Charleston. There was also a light grey / dark grey version you could do with the two shades of Lego grey. You bring me great joy, Henrik. Thankyou.
When I went to visit my friends in England in 2000 I was surprised to find parts for this car in the aisles along with bread and pudding! A door here a horn there! These then could qualify as real LEGO CARS! You can build them from their parts and just as we do with the bricks customize them with the parts a red door here a gray hood there! Well done!