How to Build the Mini Hot Rod
by Jacob Hampton
This cartoon modified 1930s Ford with only 40 pieces is an exciting little car that, despite its simplicity, impresses the viewer with its cuteness and greatness. Learn how to build it here.
Part 1: The End Result
Part 2: What You Will Need
Part 3: Instructions
Part 1: What the End Result Will Look Like:
Part 2: What You Will Need:
Color is not restricted on these pieces.
Part 3: Instructions
Steps 1 and 2: The Base
Step 1: Attach the 2×4 plate to the two bearing elements like so to form the base for the Mini Hot Rod.
Step 2a: Snap the four 1×1 slopes (or anything else that you may want to use) onto another 2×4 plate as show below.
Step 2b: Connect the build from Step 2a to the base from Step 1.
Step 3: The Grille
Step 3a: Now, it is time to build the grille. Collect all of the pieces in the picture.
Step 3b: Attach the 1×2 – 1×2 grille to the 1×4 plate like so.
Step 3c: Stick the two 1×2 grilles onto the 1×4 plate so that they are facing forwards.
Step 3d: Attach the 1×1 transparent rounds to either side of the 1×2 grilles.
Step 3e: Attach the 1×2 plate onto the back of the 1×2 grilles.
Step 3f: Place the front end from Step 3e onto the base from Step 2 like so.
Steps 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9: The Body
Step 4: Attach the two 2×2 plates and the 1×2 transparent red plate onto the base of the car like so, with the 1×2 red plate at the tail end of the model.
Step 5: Attach the 2×4 plate and two of the 1×2 plates onto the car as shown below, with the two 1×2 plates going between the 2×4 plate and the 1×2 transparent plate.
Step 6: Place 3 1×4 plates, and the 2×2 motor piece onto the car.
Step 7: Place the transparent pieces on the middle of the car.
Step 8: Attach the 2x2x0.66 slopes and the 1×1 rounds (or plates) onto the transparent pieces like so.
Step 9: Connect the 1x2x1.33 arches with bow and the 1×2 tile to the rear of the hot rod.
Step 10: The Wheels
Step 10a: Collect the wheels and tires…
Step 10b:…snap them together…
Step 10c:…and then attach them to the car’s bearing elements in this order.
You’ve just built yourself a Mini Hot Rod! I hope that you all enjoyed building this little car!
Parts Picture: Snippets from Bricklink