MINICARS: A beginner’s guide to JNC Legos, Part 01

The popularity of Legos had exploded in recent years, leading to many fans going beyond off-the-shelf kits and building their own custom creations. We’ve posted about Legos before, starting from back in 2013, and while the Lego renaissance was already underway then, it’s gone positively supernova in the half-decade since. Many of our favorite custom builds are JNCs, naturally, so let’s take a look at some of our recent favorites. 

In Lego enthusiast parlance, these are called MOC, which stands for My Own Creation. These days, there are vast databases to help custom builders keep track of the pieces and colors available, and which factory kits to source them from. However, the driving force behind these MOCs is still the creativity and cleverness of the builders themselves.

Many of these kits have been submitted to the Lego Ideas page, where they can be voted on to enter production. Lego has several officially licensed car kits, but so far none have been Japanese. Until that happens, we’ll just have to rely on the imagination of these fans, many of whom have provided instructions online, or who will build them for you for a price. So for now, scroll down for a gallery of the web’s best Japanese cars in Lego form.

Toyota MR2 AW11 by Rhys’ Pieces.

Toyota Celica A20 by Rhys’ Pieces.

Toyota Supra A60 by Alex Sonny.

Toyota Celica A20 by Davanchi M.

Nissan Skyline Hakosuka by Davanchi M.

Honda NSX by kin.leg.

Mazda 787B by greg_998.

Nissan R92CP by greg_998.

Honda RA302 by greg_998.

Subaru Impreza WRC 2001 by ken-tucky.

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO by Alexander Pachoaletto.

Subaru Impreza WRX STI by Alexander Paschoaletto.

Nissan R89C by Alexander Paschoaletto.

Nissan GTP-ZX 1988 by bobalexander!.

Honda NSX by Nicolas Lespour.

Toyota HiLux by Matija Puzar.

Toyota Crown Comfort taxi by Dohoon Kim.

Isuzu truck, builder unknown.

Mazda MX5 Miata NA by BrickMonkey.

Toyota GT86 by Senator Chinchilla.

Toyota FJ Cruiser by Pēteris Sproģis.

Isuzu 5.5-ton truck by Shineyu Lego Corner.

Toyota AE86 from Initial D by RM8 Lego Garage.

Honda CRX by Peter Blackert.

Datsun 240Z by Peter Blackert.

Toyota 2000GT by Seiji N.

Isuzu truck by Kentaro.

Honda Civic EF by Alex B.

Honda RA300 by nico71.

Toyota AE86, builder unknown.

Toyota HiLux from Back to the Future by paave.

Suzuki Cara by Senator Chinchilla.

Mitsubishi Pajero by Senator Chinchilla.

Eagle Talon by Senator Chinchilla.

Toyota Supra A60 by Senator Chinchilla.

Toyota MR2 SW20 by Senator Chinchilla.

Toyota Corolla E70 by Senator Chinchilla.

Mazda RX-3 by Senator Chinchilla.

Honda S2000 by Aaden H.

Nissan GT-R R35 NISMO by Firas Abu-Jaber.

Datsun Cherry 100A by Brixe63.

Toyota Celica A20 by LegoMarat.

Nissan Fairlady Z from Wangan Midnight by LegoMarat.

Mitsubishi Pajero by Kevin Moo.

Nissan RB26DETT by Solde.

Toyota 4A-GE by Solde.

Last but not least, Toyota Australia even got in on the act, commissioning an life-size Camry built by Ryan McNaught, a Lego Certified Professional (this is a job one can get?).

The finished product took 900 hours and half a million pieces to complete.

To be continued

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10 Responses to MINICARS: A beginner’s guide to JNC Legos, Part 01

  1. sedanlover says:

    I think the 2nd yellow Toyota Celica A20 by Davanchi M looks more like a Skyline 2000 GT-R to me…
    Are we sure this correct?

  2. TommyGUN says:

    So frikkin cool!!

  3. Cho says:

    I wish all were kits. Lego would get my money. 1/32 or 1/24 scale would be cool. I hope they co,e outand in multiple colors. RX-3 and 240 Z are the best.

  4. Yuri says:

    For a while, LEGOLAND in europe had a few red and white panda AE86’s in various scenes throughout the park. This was about fifteen years ago.

  5. Well this made my day! So cool to see all these here.

  6. Don Hopings says:

    There is also a full sized McLaren 720S done with LEGO blocks on display at the Petersen…

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