If this Lego Miata project reaches 10,000 supporters, it could become a real set

My Lego Ideas Mazda Miata MX5 project.

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Lego does not make a Miata set, does not appear to be planning a Miata set, and there aren't many custom Lego Miatas out there either. So I decided to make my own, and post it on ideas.lego.com so that if it reaches 10,000 supporters, Lego will consider making it an official set you can buy.

Building the actual car took me about a week. Miatas don't have much when it comes to straight lines, which is a bit of a challenge when your medium is plastic rectangles, which made this the most difficult Lego car model I've ever tried to build. It's not surprising that people don't attempt to build these out of Lego very often, to say the least. But after a lot of experimentation, I've finally gotten it to a point where I'm happy with it.

I decided to build the NA Miata since it seems to be the most iconic one, and also because I just really wanted to build pop up headlights. The headlights are my favorite part of the whole thing... They're even hinged so they really can pop up and down and up and down and up and down and... you get the idea.

In addition to the working pop up headlights, the model features opening doors, hood, and trunk (with almost as much cargo space as a real Miata!), as well as a detailed model of the engine under the hood.

The interior also features a shifter mounted on a ball joint for all your pretend shifting needs, and three pedals in the footwell.

If you want a Lego Miata of your own, please consider supporting this project on Lego Ideas. Every supporter counts!

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