One of the things I love about the LEGO City 60292 set is that it came with a car wash. But I had 2 problems with it. First, it doesn’t fit Speed Champions cars. Second, it was a bit basic. So here’s how I’ve built mine.
This upgraded LEGO car wash design version features horizontal brushes, foam sprays, a dryer that moves with the car. And most importantly, takes Speed Champions cars!
Why build a working LEGO City car wash? Honestly, because the engineering in them has always fascinated me from an early age. That, and it’s a lot of fun to see the cars going through.
There were quite a few challenges – not having the right parts being one – such as how and where to level the horizontal brush so it doesn’t hit anything.
That rear dryer took a few versions to get right and make compact (and heavy enough) to make it work in the space. The dryer is connected to a large ventilation fan via a hose. It does look like there’s an issue with the ventilation fan, but luckily the series 22 Robot Repair Tech Minifigure is there working on it!
Then all the little details that a car wash needs like adding in foam sprays at the front as the cars enter.
All in all, it was a fun little project that I just had to tackle as it had been sitting on my desk calling to me to “fix” it! Watch the video on YouTube now.
I hope you enjoy it and this will be added to my soon to be updated Intergalactic Car & Spaceship Service Station LEGO City MOC: https://youtu.be/x9GXLj5EPLg
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