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Home > Ninjago pinewood derby car learn how to make one

Ninjago pinewood derby car learn how to make one


 The Green Ninja Pinewood Derby Car by Charles 2013
 
 
This page was created to share how we created a Ninjago Pinewood Derby Car called the Green Ninja who is of course the famous Llyod ZX. Originally we had purchased an authorized pinewood derby car hoping we could just put it together, paint and customize it with stickers.
 
After reading the Official Pack Rules for Car Construction, we had to return the kit car to the store. This is the car we purchased, its called Revell Pinewood Derby Funny Car Premium Racer Kit.
 
 
Revell Pinewood Derby Funny Car Premium Racer Kit
 

Pinewood Derby Weights

 
Tungsten Pinewood Derby Weights, 2 oz., incremental cylinders, 7-pack

Tungsten Pinewood Derby Weights, 2 oz., incremental cylinders, 7-pack
   $14.50
Pinewood Derby Weights- A 99.95% Pure Tungsten bar is faster than 12 1/4

Pinewood Derby Weights- A 99.95% Pure Tungsten bar is faster than 12 1/4" cubes
   $20.50
NEW Revell Pinewood Derby Stick On Chassis Weight RMXY9603

NEW Revell Pinewood Derby Stick On Chassis Weight RMXY9603
   $3.99
 
So being that we are not carpenters! We searched the internet for ideas on how to create a cool looking pinewood derby car. And boy there are tons of cars which are so awesome. But there was another hurdle to overcome, after reading the rules more closely, it said:
 
"This car is your son's car, it is not your car. You can help him build it but this more that a race, it is a learning experience that you should share with your son. They will get more satisfaction seeing the car that they built go down the track than seeing the one their dad built for them, win".
 
Ok so with that said we decided to shape the car very similar to this Superman Wrap Kit we found for sale. This shape is very simple to make from the stand block of wood you start out with.
 
 
Revell Superman car wrap     Official Pinewood Derby Kit
 
 
We started our Green Ninja Pinewood Derby car from this idea above for inspiration. Here is a photo of the Official Pinewood Derby® Car Kit that Charles received from his Pack.
 
Basically the block of wood was cut on an angle to match the Superman car. Charles drew a diagonal line across the side of the wood and dad cut it on a circular chop saw. Together Charles and Adam found and printed out Ninjago Llyod ZX pictures and cut them out.
 
Starting out with a block of wood  Measuring the cut for dad to make  Picking the best Ninjago Lloyd pictures
 
Afterwards the car was painted black with a small paint brush and allowed to dry over night. The Ninjago pictures were glued on the top, sides and back with Elmers glue and allowed to dry over night. The car was weighed on a Dymo USB Postage Scale to make sure it was 5 ounces or less before the axles and tires were put on.
 
To add weight to the car, we drilled five holes in the back of the car. Afterwards we placed 2 inch wood screws into the holes which brought the weight of the car up to 4.7 ounces. To cover the ugly silver wood screw heads, Charles thought to put Lloyds eyes on the back of the car. This serves two purposes, it hides the screws and it looks cool.
 
The race is next week and we will try to take photos or some video to add to this page. Keep you posted if we win any award whether for the race or for a cool looking car!!
 

Revell Pinewood Derby Colored Wheels - Awesome!

 
NEW Revell Pinewood Derby Official Boy Scout Wheel/Axle Blu RMXY9611

NEW Revell Pinewood Derby Official Boy Scout Wheel/Axle Blu RMXY9611
   $3.49
Revell Pinewood Derby Car Blue Wheel & Axle Set 9611

Revell Pinewood Derby Car Blue Wheel & Axle Set 9611
   $2.21
Pinecar Pinewood Derby Revell Official Boy Scout Wheels & Axles  RMXY9611 BLUE

Pinecar Pinewood Derby Revell Official Boy Scout Wheels & Axles RMXY9611 BLUE
   $2.89
Back up Lloyd ZX racer
 
4.7 ounce Ninjago Green Ninja pinewood derby car
 
Ok update, we attended the race and had a ton of fun. Charles came in second place on the very first run. Afterwards he finished in third place for two additional times and was eventually bumped down the list. We are very proud to say that our Green Ninja Race the custom made Ninjago Pinewood Derby Car was featured in our town newspaper as one of the most creative cars in the race, how cool is that!
 
Charles at his first pinewood derby race Charles in 2nd place on the first race!
 
We won the recognition for one of the most creative cars in the Pinewood Derby Race.
 
Most creative pinewood derby car recognition
 
 
 
Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Car Kit Official 17006 Cub model

Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Car Kit Official 17006 Cub model
   $4.99
Pinewood Derby Car PRO Wheel Bore Polisher kit from Pinewood Pro

Pinewood Derby Car PRO Wheel Bore Polisher kit from Pinewood Pro
   $14.99
NEW Revell Pinewood Derby Funny Car Racer Kit RMXY9636

NEW Revell Pinewood Derby Funny Car Racer Kit RMXY9636
   $10.99
Hot Rod Model Kit Hot Rod Racers Pinewood Derby Car - Boy Scouts Racing BSA

Hot Rod Model Kit Hot Rod Racers Pinewood Derby Car - Boy Scouts Racing BSA
   $10.99
Pinewood Derby Car Lightly Lathed Speed Wheels - from Official BSA Cub Scout kit

Pinewood Derby Car Lightly Lathed Speed Wheels - from Official BSA Cub Scout kit
   $19.99
Dragster Model Kit Hot Rod Racers Pinewood Derby Car - Boy Scouts Racing BSA

Dragster Model Kit Hot Rod Racers Pinewood Derby Car - Boy Scouts Racing BSA
   $10.99

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