When I was growing up back in the 15th century, LEGO was king. Simple blocks to build, a chance for childish creativity. I would play for hours.
There were no distractions of gadgets or the Internet back in those days, and the simple LEGO pieces, which all came in standard sizes, were popular with kids everywhere.
About 10 years ago, I was looking for gifts for my nephews on a trip back to the UK. I was heartened to hear that they were into LEGO, with a special interest in Star Trek and Star Wars. I was admiring their creativity in my head – just how would you build the Starship Enterprise from those simple blocks – until I went into the story. LEGO had clearly moved on, and I left a few minutes later with some custom-made inter-galactic LEGO sets.
And not only is LEGO still thriving, but it is also evolving. One of its coolest features is to encourage innovation in new models. The company encourages its customers to design new products using LEGO pieces, and if there is enough interest (10,000 votes), then the company will consider putting the design into mainstream production.
This initiative takes some serious planning and dedication for those with a passion, and TCN has featured a couple of designs before. But could this be the ultimate cool LEGO gift for your nephew or niece, a gift to inspire for the future. Meet the proposed LEGO version of the Rimac Nevera!
It is all the brainchild of a fan called platon_dr who tells us a little more about the proposed LEGO version on the official LEGO website:
The model itself consists of 2127 parts, has an opening boot, doors and several compartments in the interior.
There is no frunk, just in like the real car, all the space in the front is used for making the car faster, than any car before had ever been.
The interior is very accurately copied, there are several opening compartments, the butterfly doors open just like the real ones, except they’re a bit smaller.
I must confess that my first reaction to seeing the Rimac Nevera was ‘wow!’ But platon_dr had another reaction:
The second I saw the car, I thought to myself “this would be a pain to build out of LEGO” and then I took it as a challenge. It would make a great set as LEGO also has to move on into the electric car future.
(The real thing – photo by Rimac Automobili)
Want to help make the budget Rimac Nevera a reality? You can voice your support for the idea here.
Alternatively, go for a spin with one of the first buyers of the Rimac Nevera, Formula One legend Nico Rosberg.
For more Croatian innovation, check out the TCN Made in Croatia section.