The LEGO Top Gear Rally Car, driven by The Stig goes off-road in this fast-paced, action-packed montage. Plus, we find out what this powerful 9V battery-powered engine isn't capable of!
Melbourne 2020: We were placed into some of the strictest lockdowns around the world, and definitely the strictest in Australia. But that didn't worry me too much, as I had just received the LEGO STIG Top Gear Rally Car and had a fun idea for a video.
Being app remote controlled, I wanted to put this car through its paces and create a high energy car montage video to go with it! I did some googling of Top Gear and other car videos that highlighted their topic, trying to replicate it with this LEGO build.
But being in lockdown, I was limited to where I could go and what I could do. I began by filming in the driveway any path within my property. Placing the camera on the ground while trying to get those cool action shots. All good on theory. Turns out this LEGO eclectic motor is quite weak. Even at it's top speed, it's pretty slow! This left me attempting to film in a way I knew the footage could be sped up. This means when you take a corner, you can't take it as sharp are you normally would, instead, you need to go wider to account of the speed it will look like it's travelling when the footage is sped up.
The other thing I wanted to do was take it off-road. I got this car dirty! I drove it over gravel, downhills to get air of curbs, through dirt and so on. After each shoot, I would come back, dust it off and clean it up, before planning shoots for the next day.
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