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 , where they can be voted on to enter production. Lego has several , 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 .

Toyota Celica A20 by .

Toyota Supra A60 by .

Toyota Celica A20 by .

Nissan Skyline Hakosuka by .

Honda NSX by .

Mazda 787B by .

Nissan R92CP by .

Honda RA302 by .

Subaru Impreza WRC 2001 by .

Nissan GT-R LM NISMO by .

Subaru Impreza WRX STI by .

Nissan R89C by .

Nissan GTP-ZX 1988 by .

Honda NSX by .

Toyota HiLux by .

Toyota Crown Comfort taxi by .

Isuzu truck, builder unknown.

Mazda MX5 Miata NA by .

Toyota GT86 by .

Toyota FJ Cruiser by .

Isuzu 5.5-ton truck by .

Toyota AE86 from Initial D by .

Honda CRX by .

Datsun 240Z by .

Toyota 2000GT by .

Isuzu truck by .

Honda Civic EF by .

Honda RA300 by .

Toyota AE86, builder unknown.

Toyota HiLux from Back to the Future by .

Suzuki Cara by .

Mitsubishi Pajero by .

Eagle Talon by .

Toyota Supra A60 by .

Toyota MR2 SW20 by .

Toyota Corolla E70 by .

Mazda RX-3 by .

Honda S2000 by .

Nissan GT-R R35 NISMO by .

Datsun Cherry 100A by .

Toyota Celica A20 by .

Nissan Fairlady Z from Wangan Midnight by .

Mitsubishi Pajero by .

Nissan RB26DETT by .

Toyota 4A-GE by .

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 said:

    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 said:

    So frikkin cool!!

  3. Cho said:

    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 said:

    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 said:

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

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