Why is Lego Technic jeeps not making Lego Technics cars?
Cox technical college has been struggling with an increasingly expensive car project for some time, with the school’s head of automotive engineering, Chris Woodcock, having to ask the UK government for money to keep the jeep project alive.
In the end, the university won a grant from the Department for Transport in the hope of funding the jeeps, which are built on the same chassis as Technic vehicles.
In a blog post about the project, Woodcock said: “As we were looking for funding for this project we contacted the Department of Transport in order to make sure we were in the same position as the Department, and that we were still able to build this jeep.”
It’s a bit ironic that the very company we’re working with to build the jeeep is a company which, until recently, was funded by taxpayers’ money, yet it’s still not making any cars.
“We were told we could make these jeeps by working with a private company, and so we did.”
Woodcock was joined by his boss, Professor Mike Woodcock from Cox Technical College, in a tweet, where they stated: “We’ve found a private supplier and are now building the jeeweep for them!
The team at Cox are working on a car that they believe will be faster than a Technic Jeep and more environmentally friendly.
They are also hoping that this new car will be built by a UK-based company.
Woodcock and Woodcock’s wife are currently working on their next project, a car called the Technic Bumper.