THE BEST Concepts

Voliro Hexacopter Concept

Voliro Hexacopter Concept

Designed by a group of students from ETH Zurich and ZHdK, the Voliro is a hexacopter that has tiltable rotors, allowing it to fly parallel to walls, hover diagonally and even flip in place. The students also plan to give the Voliro an omnidirectional wheel for ground movement.

The Boring Company

The Boring Company

While sitting in traffic one day, Elon Musk had a crazy/brilliant idea – to build a network of underground tunnels which would rocket cars between destinations. A recent concept video envisions cars descending via street elevators, and zooming around on autonomous sleds.

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Shoetopia 3D Printed Shoe Concept

Shoetopia 3D Printed Shoe Concept

Design students Zuza Gronowicz and Barbara Motylińska came up with a shoe that’s 100% 3D printed and biodegradable. Aside from being customizable, it uses significantly fewer materials and less energy to make compared to conventional shoes.

Toyota FT-4X Concept

Toyota FT-4X Concept

Toyota’s compact 4WD concept is both rugged and easy to live with. Its toolbox-inspired design includes a versatile cargo system, hot and cold storage, and nifty touches like a removable water bottle, removable lights, and an armrest that doubles as a sleeping bag.

2017 Jeep Mopar Concepts

2017 Jeep Mopar Concepts

Jeep and Mopar will debut several concept vehicles at the 51st Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari on 4/8/17. The highlights of the collection include the powerful Quicksand off-road hot rod, the see-through Safari, and the 1990’s Grand Cherokee-inspired Grand One.

Android Magic Calendar Concept

Android Magic Calendar Concept

A winner of Android Japan’s Experiments: Object contest. Kosho Tsuboi’s Magic Calendar is a large digital calendar. Tsuboi’s prototype uses a low reflection display, but he hopes that in the future there will be an E-ink display that looks and feels like paper.

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept

A four-door offshoot of the AMG GT-R. And it’s a hybrid. On paper, it seems like the folks at Mercedes-AMG have lost their minds, but in this case, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A twin-turbo 4L V8 and an electric motor combine to give this AWD up to 805 hp.

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept

A dramatically styled 2-seat convertible concept from the British luxury automaker, with a fully-electric drivetrain, a bold backlit grille, and an extravagant interior featuring a curved glass console with an OLED display, and an aircraft-inspired “U”-shaped steering wheel.

LEGO Trico the Last Guardian Concept

LEGO Trico the Last Guardian Concept

LEGO Ideas member MProtagonist’s proof-of-concept for a LEGO set based on the tearjerking fantasy pet simulator. Trico stands nearly 10″ tall and is almost 12″ long when assembled. Best of all, you can make him do what you want 100% of the time.

Porsche 918 Spyder Off-Road

Porsche 918 Spyder Off-Road

What happens when you take one of the world’s most powerful hypercars and make it off-road ready? This. Sadly, Rain Prisk’s rendering is just a concept, but hopefully some billionaire will make it real some day. For now, we’ll have to settle for a Rally Fighter.

VW I.D. Buzz Concept

VW I.D. Buzz Concept

The Volkswagen microbus gets a 21st century remake. The pure electric is spec’d to offer 270 mi range, dual motors w/369hp total, and autonomy features. A reconfigurable interior is designed to provide maximum versatility for passengers and cargo.

Honda Riding Assist Motorcycle

Honda Riding Assist Motorcycle

Honda’s one-off Riding Assist motorcycle uses an advanced steering actuator to keep itself balanced at rest or at low speeds. Its front wheel and fork can also be adjusted to provide greater balance. As a bonus, it can move on its own and follow a subject.

The Future of Cities

The Future of Cities

Oscar Boyson traveled around the world to interview people working to create new cities or improve existing ones under a humane and optimistic mindset: that real estate companies and governments will build cities not for buildings or cars, but for people.

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LEGO Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Concept

LEGO Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Concept

LEGO Ideas member Chiho Kim’s proposal for a kit based on the iconic off-roader. The model even comes with a net to secure things at the back as well as emergency cones. Chiho has since updated the model with larger tires, a light bar, fog lamps and a winch.

LEGO BMW R60/2 Concept

LEGO BMW R60/2 Concept

LEGO’s new BMW R 1200 GS set is boss, but we think this proposal for a 1967 R60/2 has the potential to be even better. Designed by LEGO Ideas member maximecheng03, it’s a tad skinnier than the actual bike, but we’re pretty sure LEGO can easily fix that.

Yamaha T7 Concept

Yamaha T7 Concept

Inspired by the Tenere XT600Z enduro motorcycle, the T7 concept is a long-range off-roader with a lightweight midsize chassis, an aluminum tank, carbon fiber fairing and skidplate and 4-projector LED headlights.

LEGO Power Rangers Concept

LEGO Power Rangers Concept

Minifigs with attitude. LEGO Ideas member bruceywan presents this spot-on concept for a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers LEGO set. It comes with all seven Rangers, each with a removable helmet, Zordon, Alpha 5 and the Command Center.

Dodge Shakedown Challenger

Dodge Shakedown Challenger

One of the cooler builds at SEMA 2016, this 1971 Challenger combines classic style with modern performance. It rocks a brand new 392 Hemi V8 crate engine packing 485hp, a lowered suspension, and Hellcat brakes. We love the “Bitchin Black” paint and minimal red accents.

Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS

Mercedes-Benz Concept X-CLASS

Here’s something we never thought we’d see. Luxury and sports car maker Mercedes-Benz is showing off two concept variants of a mid-size pickup. While we’re not sure we’d want to take these trucks off-road and get them really dirty, they sure look pretty. Launching late 2017.

BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100

BMW’s far future concept for a motorcycle is one that’s so smart and safe that riders will not need safety equipment. It balances on its own, and has a flexible frame and adaptive tires instead of joints, bearings or suspension.

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Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe Concept

Hyundai Rockstar Santa Fe Concept

One of the many tricked out vehicles slated headed to the 2016 SEMA show, this special off-road SUV has been blessed with a nitrous-boosted 3.3L V6, and a jacked-up suspension with massive wheel articulation and ground clearance, 35″ tires and 17″ beadlock wheels.

Renault Trezor Concept

Renault Trezor Concept

Renault’s big reveal at the 2016 Paris Motor Show is… the Saab Aero X?! On the other hand, the Trezor has more elegant proportions and an electric motor that produces 350hp and 280 lb-ft. of torque to go with that familiar 180º windshield and cockpit canopy.

LEGO Fiat 500 L

LEGO Fiat 500 L

LEGO Ideas members saabfan and gabriele.zannotti’s proposal for a LEGO set based on the 1968 Fiat 500 L. The scale model of the vintage Italian beetle is made of 1,157 pieces with lots of moving parts. It even has an Abarth 595 variant.

Strangers Things’ Concept Art

Strangers Things’ Concept Art

(SPOILERS) Frame by Frame examines what inspired design and visual effects studio Aaron Sims Creative when it conceptualized the appearance of Stranger Things’ Demogorgon and its bizarro-Earth home, the Upside Down.

Willy Wonka x LEGO

Willy Wonka x LEGO

Brickproject_7540 presents two awesome LEGO Ideas. One is inspired by factory gate and the S.S. Wonkatania from the 1971 version of Willy Wonka, and the other by the factory gate and the delivery truck from Tim Burton’s 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6

Mercedes’ concept coupé screams style and opulence. The 19+ft-long electric car has four motors that deliver a total of 768hp to its 24″ wheels, can go 62mi with just 5min of charging, and a wrap-around touch-sensitive glass dashboard and augmented reality windshield.

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