More McLaren

Lego McLaren Concept Supercar

LEGO ReBrick‘s McLaren Competition is gathering pace, and we have a superb entry to share with you today. Hoping to win a trip to the awesome Goodwood Festival of Speed courtesy of McLaren Automotive is Sebeus I of MOCpages. His McLaren Concept features some classic McLaren design cues blended cunningly into a neat modern design.

Lego Model Team McLaren

You can see more of Sebeus’ competition entry by clicking here, and you can read the contest rules and enter your own McLaren creation by visiting the LEGO ReBrick site here.

Lego Speed Champions Win!

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Dig This

Lego Volvo Excavator

This beautifully built Volvo EW205D excavator comes from a newcomer to TLCB, Flickr’s Davy Linden, and including the bucket, boom and platform the model is almost one meter long! There’s lots more to see at Davy’s photostream – click here to make the jump.

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Lego Goliath Space Freighter

Lots of spacey creations today, but fear not – the cars will return tomorrow. The third and final sci-fi build of the day comes from Clayton Marchetti, who has uploaded this collaborative build to MOCpages. It’s called a Goliath Space Freighter and you can see more at the link above.

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Lego Warhammer 40K

It’s a sci-fi sort of day here at TLCB. This Space Marine Dreadnought with interchangeable weapons was discovered by an excited Elf on Flickr. Jerac is the builder and you can see more here.

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Earth Mover

Lego Planet Mover

Well this… er, OK – we have no idea. But it’s remote control and yellow and lovely so here it is. David Roberts is the builder and you can see more on MOCpages and Flickr.

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Oh What a Day! What a Lovely Day!

Lego Mad Max Fury Road

It hasn’t taken long for some of the incredible vehicles from brilliant 2015 film ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘ to start appearing in Lego form. The first to appear here come from one of our favourite Town-scale builders; Flickr’s _Tyler. There’s lots more to see at his Mad Max photo album, including these epic recreations of vehicles from the latest movie, as well as earlier creations from the first Mad Max movies of the 1980s. Click the link above to witness him.

Mad Max Lego Car

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The Future’s Bright… The Future’s Orange

Lego McLaren

It’s an orangey sort of day here at TLCB Towers, as we now have two Elves contentedly munching on orange Smarties (they’re the best kind). Today’s second orange creation was discovered on Flickr, and it’s an entry into the Build a Future McLaren competition currently running at the LEGO ReBrick site that featured here earlier in the week.

All of the images of newcomer JAN LEGO‘s McLaren concept can be found on Flickr, and if you’d like to enter the competition yourself – and win some absolutely amazing prizes – click the link above to read the rules and how to enter. Get building!

Lego Speed Champions Win!

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A Clockwork Orange

Lego Kamov Ka-26 HelicopterThis has got to be one of the weirdest aircraft that we’ve featured, and almost unbelievably it’s an accurate miniature replica of a real-world helicopter – the 1960’s Soviet-made Kamov Ka-26.

Like much of what was produced behind the iron curtain in the early post-war years the Kamov Ka-26 was a bit rubbish. It required its two unreliable radial engines to be working constantly at almost full power to stay in the air, meaning it needed ridiculously frequent maintenance. Despite the design faults over eight-hundred Kamov Ka-26s were built, with many of them employed as crop spraying aircraft in Eastern Europe like the Hungarian version we have here.

This neat Lego recreation of the Soviet oddity is the work of Flickr’s Dornbi, and there’s more to see at his photostream – click the link above for take off.

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Three Little Birds

Lego Grumman F4F Wildcat

It’s been a while since we posted a historic warplane here at The Lego Car Blog, so in rectification today we’ve got three! First up (above) is JBIronWorks’ beautiful blue Grumman F4F Wildcat and accompanying diorama. There’s more to see on Flickr by clicking here.

Lego Supermarine Spitfire

The second of today’s trio of Word War 2 fighters comes from Daniel Siskind, who has constructed a brilliant mini-figure scale replica of the legendary Supermarine Spitfire. Daniel’s version pictured here is a Mark V in desert camouflage and there’s lots more too see at his photostream – click the link above to make the trip.

Lego Messerschmitt BF-109

The final creation in today’s threesome, representing the Axis Powers – and the nemesis of the Spitfire above, is the formidable Messerschmitt BF-109. This stunning recreation of the famous fighter has been built by Flickr’s Lennart C, and you can see more of his model by clicking here.

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Total Eclipse

Lego Mitsubishi Eclipse

The Elves love the Fast and Furious movie franchise. There’s very little plot but lots of explosions, and that’s pretty much all they need from television. Flickr’s Mad Physicist, a regular here, has built one of the most famous cars from the movies, a highly modified* lime-green Mitsubishi Eclipse. There’s lots more to see on Flickr – click the link above to hit the NO2 button.

Lego Fast and Furious Mitsubishi Eclipse

*If our memory serves us correctly these mods included a 17 speed gearbox, a Nitrous Oxide System that defied basic chemistry, and magic.

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Cute Cops

Lego Daihatsu Mira Gino

We love Japan. It’s home to the newest technology, some of the world’s greatest cars, Takeshi’s Castle, and even a giant city-destroying lizard.

But for every amazing thing to come from Japan’s industrious population something completely perplexing will emerge too. Pokemon, used underwear vending machines (yes, really), and the Daihatsu Mira Gino all probably fit into this category. It’s the Gino we’re featuring here today, looking like a sort of tragic copy of an original Mini, and… er, resplendent in Japanese Police livery.

We Googled the Mira Gino and luckily for the Japanese cops we didn’t find one image of it in crime-fighting form, so Seiji N‘s Lego recreation is hopefully only a work of fiction. But it does look kinda cute…

You can see more of Seiji N’s Daihatsu Mira Gino police car at his Flickr photostream – click the link above to make the trip.

Lego Mira Gino

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LEGO Speed Champions Competition!

Lego Speed Champions Win!

Build the next McLaren!

LEGO have teamed up with McLaren Automotive, one of their Speed Champions partners, to launch an exciting new design competition!

McLaren would like you to design their next supercar in brick form. The competition is open to anyone over the age of 16 via the LEGO ReBrick platform, and there are some awesome prizes to be won. These include a range of LEGO Speed Champions sets and, most excitingly of all, flights and VIP entry with McLaren to the amazing Goodwood Festival of Speed in England this summer.

There’s just one week to go, as entries close on June 1st, so get building!

Click here to read the full rules and enter your model!

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John’s Out Of Bog Roll Again…

Lego Thunderbirds

Sigh. ‘Alright’, groans an exasperated Alan, ‘I’ll take him another pack.’ ‘But tell him to go easy on the freeze-dried curry this time’ he adds.

The most pointless of the Tracy brothers, orbiting the Earth in Thunderbird 5, is about to get some more cushiony softness courtesy of his long suffering sibling, and Thunderbird 3 pilot, Alan.

This humongous Lego recreation of the Tracy family’s spaceship was discovered on Flickr. It’s the work of Gary Davis who is clearly rather stunningly talented with a Lego brick. You can see more of his incredible model at his photostream – click the link above to launch.

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Extreme to the Max!

Lego Technic RC 4x4

How extreme can Lego can be? MOCpages’ Desert752 Kirill decided to found out with a 4×4 off-road racer fitted with four Technic buggy motors. And then he took it abseiling. See how in the video below…

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Air Ambulance Picture Special

Lego Technic Helicopter

Today’s incredible Lego creation comes from newcomer Chrismo72, who has built one of the most astounding Technic models of the year.

Featuring five Power Functions motors controlling the pitch, roll and rotation of the rotors, two sets of LED lights, two IR controllers and two IR receivers, Chrismo’s Air Ambulance helicopter is amongst the most advanced Lego aircraft ever built.

Lego Air Ambulance

As well as some brilliant Technic engineering Chrismo’s helicopter also includes some neat brickwork, such as the clever tail-rotor housing shown above.

There’s also a fully detailed interior, opening doors, and working control sticks. You can see all of the photos and read more about the build by visiting the discussion topic in the Eurobricks Technic forum.

Lego Technic Air Ambulance Helicopter

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