The FJ Holden was Australia's first home grown car, mostly design and built in Australia. Back in the mid 1980's Lego opened a store in Sydney, Australia and within that store was a model FJ Holden.
A couple of years ago, I found the model tucked away in a display cabinet in a museum. After several hours of photographing the model, I decided I would attempt to build one myself.
Working off of the photos, here is the finished product. Approximately 80cm (32 inches) long, at the time it was the biggest model I had attempted.
Since completing the model I have shown it at several Lego shows and car shows in Australia, and now I want to share it with all of you.
Enjoy building this model and most of all have fun playing with Lego!
Step 1: The Original Model
These three images are of the original model, and are actually the images I built the model from. I simply enlarged to photo's to a point where I could work out how many plates and bricks were used.
I was unable to get the model out of the display case, so I had no reference images for the chassis or the interior. This made for many annoying moments throughout the build.