Three Boxes

Lego Buick GNX

Being European we know nothing at all about the car in this post. It’s apparently a 1980s Buick GNX, and it looks, er… rubbish. But that might just be because every other ’80s American car is complete shite and we’re stereotyping.

Anyway, whatever the real car is like, this model by TLCB regular Senator Chinchilla is an excellent build. You can see more on Flickr via the link above.

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Lock-In

Lego Technic 4x4

LEGO’s Technic differentials are as beautifully simple and effective as the real-world versions fitted to every vehicle’s driven axel/s. But they’re rubbish off road. The solution, just like real-world off-roaders, is a diff lock. This means you can go around corners when on the road, then lock the diffs for off-road and keep all your wheels turning when things get slippery. Want to see how it works? Then check out Ryen Air‘s black 4×4 in the video below…

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Maxxin’ Mazda

Lego Mazda RX7

Mazda’s RX-8 is now a seriously cheap car. Problems with oil consumption, rotor tip wear and then, ultimately, engine death means that early examples are now worth about as much an average-size telly. It’s almost worth buying one and running it ’til it blows, then weighing it in for scrap and buying another. Although you’d have to make sure you had very good breakdown cover…

Oddly, Mazda’s predecessor to the RX-8 hasn’t seemed to suffer from the same valuation free-fall as its descendant. RX-7’s, buoyed by the modification scene, are still desirable cars, and probably even more so if they’re yellow. At least in the eyes of our Elves anyway.

This one is the work of previous Featured TFOL Alexander Paschoaletto, and he’s done a thoroughly brilliant job of recreating the Japanese icon from Danish plastic. There’s an extensive gallery of images available on MOCpages – click this link to make the jump.

Lego Mazda RX-7

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Fallen Fortress

Lego B-17 Flying Fortress

This stunning B-17 Flying Fortress by Ace in a Day was discovered on MOCpages. It looks like it’s been in better nick, but what a wonderfully re-created scene this is. Visit the link above to see more of the crash – it’s well worth your click.

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Not a Car

Lego Bicycle

It might not be a car, but Fujiia‘s bicycle is certainly one of the most beautifully elegant Lego creations published this year.

There are a lot more bikes in the world than cars too – for most of the earth’s population bicycles mean freedom, and for most of us they were our first wheels too. You can see more of Fujiia’s at the link.

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Made For Two

Lego Hot Rod

This brunette mini-figure looks like she’s having a fun ride with a chunky rod*. Tommaso Garosi is the builder of this neat two seat Town-style hot rod of which you can see more on MOCpages.

It’s not a very Christmassy post today, but if you’re reading this in December have some fun with the falling snow on this page – you can blow it about with your mouse!

If you’re reading this and it’s not December and you don’t know what we’re on about – why so late?! Subscribe to The Lego Car Blog by clicking the link at the foot of this page and you’ll receive timely notifications for free!

*Something about your Mom.

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Christmas Cruiser

Lego Technic Toyota Land Cruiser

If Santa used a car to deliver his presents rather than his magical sleigh, this would probably be it.

Toyota’s Land Cruiser is one of the most successful off-road vehicles on the planet. Upon it’s arrival in Australia, Land Rover’s market share dropped from 90% to 2% within just a couple of years, because it’s all very well having a car that can get you into the middle of the bush, but if it breaks out there it’ll be the last trip you make. And in Santa’s case that’d be bad news for all of us.

MOCpages’ Egor Karshiev (aka RM8) has faithfully recreated the legendary 4×4 – complete with Santa’s paint scheme – from Lego Technic, and he’s packed it with engineering goodness. His FJ40 Land Cruiser is driven by a Power Functions XL motor, with a servo motor taking care of the steering and an M motor powering the winch. There’s live axel suspension, a removable hard top, opening doors, hood and tailgate and – of course – all-wheel-drive. You can read all the specs over on MOCpages via the link above, plus you check out the FJ40 in action via the video below.

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Black Betty*

Lego Roadster

These mini-figures look a bit on the small side for this monstrous roadster, but when their ride is this cool we’re sure they don’t mind. See more on Flickr below.

*Apologies Eric Teo, we know you’ve named this ‘Betsy’, but there’s isn’t a song we can use for the title, so we dropped the ‘s’!

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Rolling a Six

Lego Car Transporter

Discovered by both a very excited TLCB Elf* and a TLCB Reader, today we’re bringing you seven models in one! TLCB favourite (and previous Master MOCer) Nick Barrett has beautifully reconstructed six cars that he’s previously owned, plus a truck on which to transport them.

The truck steers and the trailer has a realistic mechanism to allow the cars to drive on, but really it’s all about that payload. See if you can identify all six of Nick’s eclectic cars before visiting MOCpages or Flickr to find out if you’re right!

Lego Cars

*Which did of course try to ague that 7 meal tokens and 7 smarties were an appropriate reward. It did not win its case.

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Invincible

Lego Toyota HiLux

As proven by BBC’s Top Gear, the Toyota Hilux is the toughest vehicle ever made. Favoured by emergency relief agencies, the SAS, and er… al-Qaeda, the Hilux is in use in probably every war zone on the planet. It was also the car of choice of Back to the Future’s Marty McFly, and it’s this version that previous bloggee Paul Kim has chosen to recreate from our favourite plastic blocks. You can see more of Paul’s brilliant 1980s Hilux on both Flickr and MOCpages.

Lego Toyota Hilux

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Carbon Fiber Lego!

Lego Carbon Fiber

Yup, that most exotic of materials usually reserved for racing car parts and expensive toilet seats could be coming to Lego creations! And unlike the farbon ciber residing in one of the cars in the office car park, this stuff is the real deal.

There’s a Kickstarter campaign underway to put Lego-compatible carbon fiber tiles into production, started by three boys and their Dad (nice one Dad!).

If you’d like genuine carbon fibre pieces to be available to add to your Lego supercar simply click this link to support the project.

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Shiny Shiny…

Lego Chevrolet Bel Air

After a few days of small posts we’re back to blogging the big stuff. And if you’re going to build big you might as well build shiny too!

This stunning 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible is the work of newcomer and TLCB debutant gertman 2000, and was suggested to us via the Feedback page. Mr. 2000’s favourite car is the ’57 Chevy, so he decided to recreate his dream car in Lego form, using an LDD design by another builder as a starting point.

A lot of chroming later and the results are as spectacular as you see here – but there’s much more to see. Visit the link above to visit the Bel Air’s MOCpage – it’s worth your click.

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Blow Me

Lego Polonez Turbo

We’re not fans of Eastern Europe’s communist automotive efforts. Like, at all. But if there’s proof that forced induction, wide arches, and racing stripes can make anything cool, this is it. Raphael Granas‘ ’80s Polonez twin turbo is one of the coolest Lego cars we’ve ever seen. Click above and get ready to want it.

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Mix It Up

Lego Construction Vehicles

We continue our run of Town vehicles here at TLCB with two more mini-figure delights. Suggested to us by a reader, Brickshelf’s keko007 has built a pair of superb construction vehicles. Both his MAN cement truck and Volvo L60 front loader feature a few working functions too, making them nicely playable creations. You can see more of these and keko’s other models via the link above.

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Victoria’s Secret

Lego Victorian Henderson Motorcycle

Splendidly-named builder Dwalin Forkbeard has constructed a sweet Victorian ride. His steampunk Henderson motorcycle (a company that actually started production very shortly after the Victorian era) can be viewed on Flickr, and we’re pleased because it’s allowed us to make a tenuous link to an underwear company that we had to Google purely in the name of research. Victorian bike > Hell’s Angels > Victoria’s Secret Angels… See, it all makes sense…

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