How to Build Lego Muscle Cars

Updated March 23, 2017

You can build Lego muscle cars with two pairs of wheels and assorted Lego blocks. Muscle cars were made famous in the 1960s and 1970s. Models like the GTO, Road Runner and Camero were known for their raw power and street racing prowess. Their distinctive look can be recreated with Lego blocks.

Get two pairs of Lego wheels. Try to find wheels with fancy, shiny rims. Muscle cars were known for their flashy wheels. If you don't have anything like that, any Lego wheels will do.

Attach the Lego wheels to a frame. Use long and flat Lego pieces to connect the Lego wheel axles together. Overlap these flat pieces with narrow blocks to strengthen the Lego muscle car frame.

Build the body of the Lego muscle car. Don't be afraid to use brightly coloured Lego blocks. Muscle cars are all about standing out in a crowd. The brighter the better. Build straight up from the frame.

Add details to your Lego muscle car by using smooth and curved Lego pieces. This will give your Lego muscle car a streamlined look. Use these smooth and curved Lego pieces to top the fenders, hoods and top.

Create lights and grills with coloured Lego pieces. Use flat pieces with lines for the grills and tiny single-dot Legos for the lights. Give the lights the look of a real muscle car by using red, yellow and white Lego dots.

Accent your Lego muscle car with decals or stickers. You can personalise your muscle car any way you want. If you don't have any stickers or decals, you can cut designs out of magazines and stick them to the Lego muscle car with clear tape.

Things You'll Need

  • Legos
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