Lego Technic 1/15 Citroën 2CV
A Lego reproduction of a iconic car, the Citroën 2CV in 1/15 scale, featured independent suspensions, steering with steering wheel and HOG on the rear, and openable doors, hood and trunk with detailed interior and engine. With pro-building instructions and also available for sale on mochub in 11 different colored versions.
After designing my big Lego technic Citroen 2CV, you were many to ask building instructions, which I did with the help of Thorsten Spelz. After some year, the company Mochub contact me to be one of builders on the website. I added some moc and the big 2CV because you were also many to ask. But the availability and the price of used parts made that the price was very pricy, that is why I have decided to build a second smaller Citroen 2Cv which can be produced at a good price with some functions.
I have started in November and work hard to get the Citroen 2Cv project ready for the begining of 2018. I have used rebrickable and the team of mochub to know which parts I can use, and which I can not. Thanks to that, I design 11 differents colored version based on real version of the 2CV but without using too much rare parts and expensive. This article will present the first version I build, the Dolly White and Red version.
In order to have small price for this serie of moc, I decided to start with a 1/15 scale (dimensions are Wheel : Ø44mm, 26cm (L) x 11cm (W) x 12cm (H) ) which enables me to have some functionnalities without to big creation. First the suspensions, they are independent with swing arm like on real and shoch absorbers placed on the floor. Of course at this scale it is not possible to reproduce the complex functionning of linkage between front and rear suspensions. But as the suspensions are quite soft, it is very nice to play with it.
The second functionality is the steering. The steering is operated by linkage between the two wheels, then connected to other connecting rod on a lever. The steering wheel operates this lever with a low amplitude but works nice. The Hand of god placed at the rear is removable and operate a other lever which connected to the first. Consequently the steering can be operated either front the back, or the dashboard.
The last functionalities are about the opening elements. The four doors, trunk and hood can be open which reveal a detailed engine and interior with seats.
Of course the design was also an important point to manage. But the Citroen 2Cv has the advantages to have particular shapes which are recognizable. I have to make this particular shape well done in order to regonize easily the 2Cv for non Lego users. Which I succeed I think.
The front and rear wings was the important point. I re-used the techniques on my previous big 2Cv in lego which is to use soft axle and beam to get the front mudguard. For the rear, I use small panel to keep the suspensions working and a soft axle for the shape of the rear mudguard.
Regarding the hood, it is composed of beam and soft axle to have the correct shape. It is a bit bulky at this scale but it was not possible to make it better without having the open hood. Under the hood, you can see a detailed engine.
The other important point was the openable elements, I wanted to have the whole doors which can be open but also the trunk and the hood. Regarding the doors, as I wanted to have a non expensive price for this moc on mochub, I have to chose correctly the parts, including the length of flex, that Is why the building is a bit special with a connection point on the bottom instead of two points (I have to use a 12L flex, instead of a 7L which is not available in many color).
This is the same reason why there are some black parts on the hood or roof, because I have used parts which are not expensive and available in many color. That is why I have used mainly connector instead of bush-axle. All that to say, that I had to manage the design of original 2CV but also the chosen parts. But at the final, the shape is well respected and the particular shape are well done which make the 2CV easily recognizable.
Pictures and Video
Buying The Creations
The Mini 2CV is available in 11 different versions, including Dolly (white/red, White/green, White/orange, White/blue, White/blue roof), Charleston (Black and Red, Black and white), Plan (Red, white, black) and Spot Version. By clicking on the pictures, you will be redirected to the mochub website to buy it. Note that all package included the needed parts for building you own Citroen 2CV and the building instructions in PDF.
You can contact mochub at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the contact page if you are a 2Cv club to organize a group order.
Buying The Building Instructions
If you do not want to buy the whole package on mochub of parts plus instructions, you can only buy the building instructions. Either you have already the needed parts, or you can buy it by your own on bricklink or other website you want. You can check the rebrickable inventory :
- Dolly White/red
- Dolly White/blue
- Dolly White/blue roof
- Dolly White/orange
- Dolly White/green
- Plain White
- Plain Red
- Plain Black
- Plain Grey
- Charleston Black/red
- Charleston Black/White
- Spot Orange/White
I have made 12 different instructions for the 12 versions of the Citroen 2CV to avoid ambiguity, plus that some elements are composed of different parts regarding the color availability (the case for the spot and green version)
Citroen 2CV Dolly White/Red
Citroen 2CV Charleston Black/Red