Because real ones are now too pricey for most of us...
There’s a bounty of amazing automotive projects on Lego Ideas, and this kit proposal for an E30 BMW M3 would look great sitting on a shelf next to recent suggestions like the Lancia Delta S4 and Peugeot 205 T16 rally cars. The builder even offers a few different ways to create the kit.
The E30-generation M3 was, of course, BMW’s 1980s homologation special for getting into touring car racing, and it was a huge success in championships across Europe, particularly in Germany’s DTM and the BTCC. The company’s engineers eschewed the firm’s fantastically smooth inline six a high-revving 2.3-litre four-cylinder – or even more displacement for later iterations.
The builder does an effective job of replicating the model’s chiselled looks. The bonnet, doors, and bootlid open. Plus, the seats hinge forward for fitting your minifigs in the backseat. The creator also has custom decals inside that replicate the M3’s instrument panel and centre console.
Hinging the bonnet forward reveals a Lego version of the M3’s famous S14 engine. It looks fantastic, including replicating the motor's throttle bodies and intake. You can even remove the powerplant for display next to the kit.
Lego Ideas requires 10,000 supporters before the company’s review board takes a look at a kit and considers it for production. We can imagine them making a few tweaks for this one, though. Compared to a real-life M3, the roofline on this one appears too short, which makes the rear end looks somewhat distorted.
BMW E30 prices are on the up, and M3 prices have already skyrocketed: these days, some have tipped over the £100,000 mark. Building one in Lego would be an inexpensive alternative way to add this bona-fide classic to your collection. What about it, Lego?
Source: Lego Ideas