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Concepts

Retro iPhone Concept

Retro iPhone Concept

What might the iPhone have been like had it followed in the footsteps of Apple’s 1980s industrial design? Future Punk envisions just that – along with a colorful 1990s take as well. Funny thing is, Apple did design a concept phone in the 1980s.

BMW Vision M NEXT

BMW Vision M NEXT

BMW is teasing the future of sports cars with a pewter and orange coupe with butterfly (aka billionaire) doors. The carbon fiber-bodied 2-seater packs a 600hp hybrid drivetrain and can hit 60 mph in less than 3.0s. Its minimal interior has a razor sharp focus on the driver designed to reduce distractions.

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Genesis Mint Concept

Genesis Mint Concept

Genesis’ Mint is an electric car made for the city. Despite its compact size, it offers a spacious and luxurious interior for two people. Its storage area is accessed via unique scissor doors, and inside it has has a central touchscreen console mounted on its steering wheel.

Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept

Volkswagen Atlas Basecamp Concept

Volkswagen turned its Atlas family SUV into a trail-ready camping vehicle. The Atlas Basecamp Concept has a custom body, lift kit, custom wheels, all-terrain tires, roof rack with bike mounts, and LED light bars. It also comes with a HIVE EX trailer that has a queen size bed.

Why Concept Cars Exist

Why Concept Cars Exist

Every year automakers turn up at car shows with over-the-top concept vehicles, riding on oversized wheels, floating seats, and scads of futuristic technology. But why do car companies spend millions on cars they may never produce? Business Insider explains.

2019 Jeep Mopar Concepts

2019 Jeep Mopar Concepts

Jeep and Mopar’s concept vehicles for the 2019 Easter Jeep Safari include the tent-equipped Gladiator Wayout, the 1980’s Gladiator Rubicon JT Scrambler, and the badass supercharged 700hp Gladiator M-715 Five-Quarter resto-mod.

Cable Cradle Concept

Cable Cradle Concept

Andrew Ferrier’s Cable Cradle is a concept for a power outlet faceplate that helps with cable management. The disk-shaped faceplate lets you wrap cords or cables around it. It also has a rib at the top that can be used as a phone stand.

Point Line Vinyl Record Speaker

Point Line Vinyl Record Speaker

Designer Xundi Li’s concept for a record player is a beautiful work of modern industrial design. It combines a turntable, speaker, and amplifier, with an off-center drive mechanism which lets the record protrude from its cabinet. We hope it goes into production.

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota and The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have teamed up to study mobility in space, with a fuel cell electric vehicle which could be used for human exploration on the moon. Despite energy transport limitations, its could cover 10,000 km in its lifetime.

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

Volkswagen ID. Buggy Concept

While many carmakers unleashed their biggest guns at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Volkswagen brought out this silly little number. The ID. Buggy is a modern take on the Meyers Manx buggy. This electric off-roader has a 201 hp motor and has a 155 mi range.

Honda e Prototype

Honda e Prototype

We prefer the boxier Honda Urban EV Concept, but its near-production version still packs a lot of charm. The e Prototype now has four doors, and retains its massive digital dash. It will have a range of nearly 125mi and charge to 80% in 30min. Production will begin in 2019.

Citroën Ami One Concept

Citroën Ami One Concept

French automaker Citroën presents its concept for a subcompact car, designed to improve urban mobility. The tiny all-electric car is designed to be rented for any length of time, and uses your docked smartphone to power its navigation and media system.

LEGO Lamborghini Centenario Concept

LEGO Lamborghini Centenario Concept

LEGO Ideas member Brick-A-Brac presents this concept for a 1:8 scale kit of Lamborghini’s limited edition carbon fiber beast. The Centenario is made of 2712 pieces and has a rear wing that can be moved by rotating the exhaust pipe.

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Xiaomi Foldable Phone Concept

Xiaomi Foldable Phone Concept

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin teased the company’s prototype for an OLED phone that folds on both sides. This allows it to transition from a mini tablet to a smartphone with no bezels on the side. It’s certainly impressive, but its palm rejection better be on point.

Nissan Invisible-to-Visible Concept

Nissan Invisible-to-Visible Concept

Nissan is working on an augmented reality system called “Invisible-to-Visible” that uses sensors on the car as well as data from the cloud to enable drivers to see what’s around and ahead of them via a pair of glasses or a heads up display.

Lexus LC Convertible Concept

Lexus LC Convertible Concept

We’ve driven the Lexus LC 500 before, and it’s a truly amazing vehicle. Now, Lexus is showing off a concept version that lets the wind blow through your hair as its powerful V8 launches you down the road in the lap of luxury. Let’s hope Lexus puts it into production just like this.

Hyundai Elevate Walking Car

Hyundai Elevate Walking Car

The idea of a car that can walk might seem ludicrous at first, but Hyundai’s unique concept shows how its omnidirectional wheeled legs could be used to help it maneuver in extreme terrain, such as rubble and rocks, potentially improving rescue efforts in a disaster.

Super Mario 64 Reimagined

Super Mario 64 Reimagined

Game developer Nimso Ny presents his vision for a remaster of Super Mario 64. He made all of the models, textures, and animations from scratch. It covers only the castle area, but it’s so well made, we’d love to see the whole game. Windows users can download it here.

Ferox Azaris ATV

Ferox Azaris ATV

The Azaris ATV is one of Ferox’s proof-of-concept designs for its technology. Instead of using a drivetrain to deliver power, the Azaris’ engine – it can be gas or electric – pumps a water-based fluid to each of the six wheels, driving their in-wheel motors.

Magic UX

Magic UX

Special Projects thinks that when it comes to multitasking, mobile devices isn’t as intuitive as they could be. Their concept UI allows users to “pin” applications to locations in the real world, so moving your phone to a different spot creates window to a sort of virtual desktop.

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Mi Plug Concept

Mi Plug Concept

Will de Brett’s concept reinvents the electrical plug. Designed for low power devices such as smartphones, the Mi Plug uses wireless charging instead of pins to connect to its outlet. This not only makes it safer, but allows for multiple Mi Plugs to be stacked.

Peugeot e-Legend Concept

Peugeot e-Legend Concept

French automaker Peugeot dusts off the styling of their iconic 504 coupe and updates it with this pure electric concept car. The e-Legend has a 100kWh battery and dual motors to make more than 450 hp and 590 lb-ft. of torque, and is packed with tech like full autonomy.

LEGO The Settlers of Catan Concept

LEGO The Settlers of Catan Concept

LEGO Ideas member The Humble Bricksmith proposes to turn the popular board game The Settlers of Catan into a set made purely of LEGO pieces. Even the dice and cards have been turned into LEGO. At only 2,717 pieces, the game still fits in a small box.

Volvo 360c Concept

Volvo 360c Concept

“Why fly when you can be driven?” That is the driving question behind Volvo’s electric and autonomous concept car. The 360c is meant as an alternative to short plane trips, letting you work, relax, and even sleep in a spacious cabin while the car drives itself.

Sodapop Speaker

Sodapop Speaker

This compact Bluetooth speaker screws onto the top of an empty plastic soda bottle, turning it into an acoustic enclosure, and increasing its bass response and volume up to three times. Permafrost’s speaker recently had a successful run on Kickstarter and should be available soon.

LEGO Voltes V Concept

LEGO Voltes V Concept

LEGO Ideas member baeeee9 made this proposal for an official set of Voltes V, the super robot from the eponymous 1970’s anime. Just like in the cartoon, it consists of five vehicles that can be combined to form the humanoid robot. We love the proposal’s sleek look.

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye

Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Rallye

Porsche Motorsport is showing off a rally-equipped concept version of its Cayman GT4 Clubsport racer. The 385hp racer has a sweet quad LED light pack on the hood, a ventilation scoop over the cabin, and a roll cage inside. We’d love to see Porsche in rally racing again.

LEGO SpaceX Collection Concept

LEGO SpaceX Collection Concept

LEGO Ideas members Valerie Roche and Matthew Nolan’s SpaceX Ultimate Collection consists of 1,583 pieces. It lets you build the Falcon 9, the Falcon Heavy and the launcher. It also comes with a cargo ship, the Dragon spacecraft and Musk’s Tesla Roadster.

Dragon Drone

Dragon Drone

Developed by students from the University of Tokyo, the DRAGON is a snake-like drone with jointed modules. This allows it to change its shape in mid-air, passing through small passages and even theoretically interacting with or manipulating objects.

LEGO Hasselblad Camera Concept

LEGO Hasselblad Camera Concept

LEGO Ideas member helenfigures made this proposal for a life-size LEGO kit of the Hasselblad 503CX film camera. Her kit has a working viewfinder, a frame counter and a film winder. She hopes to make it possible to actually take pictures with the camera.

Porsche 911 Speedster Concept

Porsche 911 Speedster Concept

A celebration of 70 years of Porsche sports cars. Based on the chassis of the 911 GT3, this open-top 911 features a shortened window frame, dual humps behind the seats, and a stripped down interior to save weight. Its flat-six engine makes 500+hp with a 9000 rpm redline.

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