Ah, yes. It was around the time of late September/early October of 2008. Cartoons were a lot less stupid. Animal Planet still aired shows about animals. AMP Energy had way better flavors than they do today. Smartphones were only just beginning to make people less smart. I was a younger, much more annoying version of my current self who I would gladly go back in time just to slap repeatedly if I could. Also, MOCpages wasn't broken every other week. Do you remember? I remember.
About this creation
So here I am 10 years later, with a rather cool-looking muscle car that I've had sitting around in a semi-finished state for literally a couple of years now. NOT because I've been busy. NOT because I've found other things to do. Only because I'm just plain lazy and haven't been in the mood. But now I'm in the mood, and it didn't seem at all appropriate to NOT acknowledge my 10-year LEGO-versary.
For starters, here's the pic I posted to my Flickr stream an eternity and a half ago. Don't know if anybody remembers. Oh whale.
The lines remind me of an older Mustang in some ways, and in other ways it reminds me of an Oldsmobile from the early 70's. An Oldsmobile look was what I was going for with the split grille, which ended up looking unintentionally BMW-like. Oops?
It's an Olds-BM-Stang! Wait, what?
I don't wanna brag, but I think those tail lights turned out pretty freakin' cool.
The old traditional opening of the doors before I show the interior. Because that's... how it... works in real life. Huh.
I'm experimenting with a different seat design than what I've used in years past. These seats don't need to be centered with jumper plates, and that means there's 1 less layer of plates in the floorboard of the car, and that means the seats are sitting 1 layer of plates lower than before, and THAT means I have a little more room to make the roof of the car lower, AND THAT MEANS that this paragraph is running way too long, so I'm going to end it right... here.
The dashboard, in all of its dashy-ness.
The trunk, in all of its trunky-ness. Or, for those of you across the pond, the boot, in all of its booty-ness. Wait, that doesn't sound right...
One of my nicer chassis designs for sure. As I said all those years ago, MAJOR kudos to Johannes R. for the idea of using pneumatic hoses for exhaust pipes. Johannes, you mad, mad genius.
Some nice little greebly details, eh?
The old big-block 'Murican V8 cliche you probably saw coming a mile away.
See? Told ya. But at least it's a cool-looking one that stands out somewhat from my other designs.
Everything is opeeeeen... everything's not closed when you open the-
*gets violently slapped by my future self*
The intact 10-wide fleet at the moment, including the old Dodge Charger Daytona based on a digital rendering by Johannes. I built that Daytona back then in late 2008, and never took it apart because I just never needed the white pieces for anything else, and also because I became more and more attached to it as time went by. So here it is, still in one piece 10 years later. I'll probably never take it apart.
NOW everything's open...
DO YOU REMEMBER?! I remember.
And here we are at last, at the bittersweet end. And by that, I mean this is the last creation I'm uploading to MOCpages, at least until the site is once again reliable and properly maintained. If you're really, really quiet, you can hear somebody laughing at that last sentence I just typed. But in all seriousness, when/if I do share a new LEGO creation, it'll more than likely just be on my Flickr page and on my YouTube channel. At least until that miraculous and not very likely day comes. I don't know if anybody I knew from way back then will be on here to read this or not, but... whether you're a relative newcomer to my page, or you've been here since the very beginning back in 2008, I can't ever thank you enough for for all the memories you've helped me make here, and for all the fun we've had. It's been an incredible 10 years in the online LEGO community, and it's all thanks to ALL of you. This is definitely NOT "goodbye". This is just "See you later", or maybe just, "See you somewhere else." Just not here. Not until the reliable, active MOCpages I knew back then rises up again. (don't laugh at that, that's... kind of serious, even if it's not likely) Until then, just keep building, and I'll see you on Flickr, on YouTube, and anywhere else I feel like sharing what I've built, and you feel like sharing what you've built. I'm not gone. I'm never gone. I'm just relocating.
Quoting Parrington Levens
:D Been around since 09 and always liked your cars. Yes the pages seem to have had a catastrophic fall around 2014 AD or so. A Justinian type may be required, lol. Until then best of luck...
Quoting Clayton Marchetti
Congratulations on 10 years! Great looking car!
Thanks very much!!! It's been an awesome 10 years! Like I said in the description, I think I'm done posting here for the moment, BUT... I'll still check in every now and then to comment and see what other people are posting.