24 Heures du Mans

Lego Technic Le Mans LMP1 Racer

This mighty-looking Technic LMP1 endurance racer was discovered on Eurobricks by one of our happy little helpers. It the work of bj51 and it’s packed full of Technic functions. These include all-wheel independent suspension, a working V8 engine, steering and transmission. There’s lots more to see at the Eurobricks discussion forum or at bj51’s website, and you can read our review of the offical Technic endurance racer set by clicking here.

Lego Technic Endurance Racer

Asphinctersayswhat?

Wayne's World LegoWhat? Ahh… the Mirth-Mobile… You can see more of this AMC Pacer from the 1992 cult movie ‘Wayne’s World’ at Ralph Savelsberg (aka Mad Physicist)’s Flickr photostream.

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Surfin’ T (Part II)

Lego Ford Hot Rod

Those of you with a good memory may recall seeing this beautiful Ford Model T hot rod here before. But last time it was red, and now it’s blue, which is a good enough excuse for us! You can see more of Norton74’s T-bucket on Flickr – click here to catch the wave.

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Slick Ships!

FW 190

Variety is spice of life“, and here at The Lego Car Blog we like to add flavour to our diet of automotive builds with the occasional aeroplane, train, ship or spacecraft. Our Elvish workers hate variety. They much prefer a predictable diet of Lego, Smarties and violence: sometimes varying it in the form of violence, Smarties and Lego; or just violence served on its own.

First on today’s menu is Damien Labrousse’s “Space Wulf 190″. This sleek machine features a ventral fin almost as large as the one on top. Fortunately it folds neatly out of the way when the undercarriage deploys, allowing the ship to land safely.

Featured below is Chris Perron’s aggressively agile “Kronos” fighter. This features smoothly brick-built wings and some great trans-fluorescent details, which add some zing to the subtle, grey colours. You can see more of each ship by clicking the links in the text.

Kronos

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Space Rods

Lego Space Hot Rods

Because aliens need nice rides too. Adam Dodge is the builder of these two and you can see more here.

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Pagani Huayra Picture Special

Lego Technic Pagani Huayra

Here at TLCB we regularly mock the efforts of ambitious but rubbish millionaires who promise the arrival of a new Bugatti-beating supercar every other month. Most such companies never start production, and the few that do go bankrupt within weeks after delivering the square root of F-all. All that is, except one…

Pagani was founded in 1992 by Argentinian-Italian ex-Lamborghini engineer Horacio Pagani. Seven years later the company’s first supercar reached production, via a partnership with Mercedes-Benz, and it quickly became the new poster car of eight year olds everywhere and cemented Pagani’s membership into the premier league of supercar makers.

Fast forward thirteen years to 2012 and it was time for the risky second album. Pagani responded by launching the incredible Huayra hypercar, a car capable of pulling over 1.6 lateral G at 230mph.

Lego Pagani Supercar

A car as astonishing as the Huayra deserves an astonishing Technic Supercar build, and today’s post sure meets that criteria. Much like the Pagani company the builder of this Technic recreation is a new entrant into the premier league of supercar builders, having only been building for a few years, but with this build Francisco Hartley has made sure he’s going to get noticed.

Underneath the remarkably accurate bodywork Francisco has engineered a working V12 engine, 6-speed gearbox with clutch, independent suspension, damped gull-wing doors and – most impressively of all – the Huayra’s ingenious active aerodynamics.

Lego Technic PaganiAll of the working features are mechanical, there’s not a Power Functions motor or pneumatic cylinder anywhere, and all are exquisitely engineered. You can see all the details of this beautiful Technic supercar on MOCpages at the link in the text above, plus you can see the features in action via the slick video below. Welcome to the premier league Francisco!

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The Lego Boat Blog

Lego Tug Boat

We don’t just do cars here at The Lego Car Blog. See, here’s a boat! You can see more of Konajra’s beautifully detailed Serco Marine SD tug boat by clicking here.

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Batman’s Back! Probably.

Lego Matman Movie

The surprise movie hit of 2014 was surely the The LEGO Movie, which received both rave reviews and piles of cash at the box office. Such has been its success that The Lego Movie’s sequel, snappily titled ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel’ is already in the works and set for release sometime around 2018.

However production company Warner Brothers is rumoured to want even more from their new franchise, and so everyone’s favourite very very dark grey crimefighter might be getting his very own movie!

The as-yet-untitled LEGO Batman film is expected in around two years’ time, with the fantastic Will Arnett reprising his role as the Dark Knight.

We’ll bring you more on this story once we’ve catapulted a few more Elves into the Warner Brothers’ offices, but for now you can click this link to see what Batman got up to after The Lego Movie ended.

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Two Trucks Tuesday

Lego Mack Granite Truck

A peaceful morning in TLCB Towers was shattered today by the sound of something heavy and metallic hitting something soft and fleshy. The two objects in question turned out to be a desk lamp and an Elf, which was itself armed with a stolen hole-punch for defence-by-body-piercing.

With the two combatants separated, one of which was sporting a newly (and no doubt unwanted) pierced ear, we could investigate the cause of the ruckus.

Two Model Team style trucks, both remotely controlled by Power Functions, and both discovered on the image-sharing site Flickr. Luckily for the two aforementioned Elves both creations are worthy of appearing here, and so each of them has earned a meal token, making the lamp vs. hole punch fight somewhat necessary.

Anyway, the models! First up (above) is previous bloggee Ingmar Spijkoven‘s Mack Granite truck, with RC drive and steering, solid axel suspension and a working fifth wheel. Click on Ingmar’s name to see more of his mighty Mack.

The second of today’s trucks (below) comes from another previous bloggee from Flickr, Marek Mankiewicz aka M_longer. Marek has reconstructed a superb replica of MAN’s TGS 8×4 dump truck, and he’s added a drawbar trailer for good measure too. There’s lots more to see at the link above.

N.B. We often get asked for instructions here at TLCB. Usually the answer is a No, however both of today’s builders have made instructions available for their respective models. To access these building steps simply click on the links above!

Lego MAN TGS Truck

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Airport Crash Tender Picture Special

Lego Technic Airport Crash Tender

Today we have a very special creation to share with you, one that’s had the whole office pouring over it all afternoon.

This amazing Technic model is the work of previous bloggee Lucio Switch, and it’s a sight common to all major airports, the essential Airport Crash Tender. Lucio’s creation looks – as you can see from these images – remarkably lifelike, but even more impressive is what this model can do.

Lego Technic RC Airport Fire Truck

Hidden inside are fourteen Power Functions motors controlled by five IR receivers and the previously blogged SBrick. These operate everything from the 8-wheel-drive, the 4-wheel-steering, the rotation, lifting and extension of the fire extinguishing arm, the emergency lights, and the direction of second extinguisher nozzle mounted on the front bumper.

Lego Technic Airport Fire Tender

Oh, and one more function… working water cannons. Yes, this Lego model really can pump water and extinguish a small fire! LEGO’s own Pneumatic System is used to pump air into the water tanks, forcing out the water for use when things are getting a bit hot. It’s probably the most amazing Lego vehicle you will see this year – you can see all the images on both MOCpages and Flickr – we can’t recommend making those clicks highly enough!

Lego Technic Airport Crash Tender

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Blue Bull

Lego Lamborghini Murcielago SV

The Elves are bit grumpy today as the last two posts to appear here have been found by our readers. Still, hunger keeps them sharp. Anyway, this brilliantly blue Lamborghini Murcielago SV is the work of previous bloggee Alexander Paschoaletto and there’s a whole gallery of great images to view on MOCpages.

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Delta Force

Lego Lancia Delta HF Integrale

Lancia might be almost dead now, reduced to making Chrysler knock-offs (but uglier) for the domestic Italian market, but the company was once one of the most advanced car manufacturers in the world.

The Lancia back-catalogue is amongst the most impressive of any car maker, which makes their current situation even sadder. So rather than dwelling on the present we’re going to take a trip back to one of Lancia’s greatest hits, the incredible Delta HF Intergrale.

Based on the humble Delta hatchback, the HF Intergrale became one of the most formidable rally cars of all time, and because the rules of the time stated that WRC cars must have a road-going equivalent it meant that a lucky few were able to buy their very own version of the championship-winning rally car.

It’s the production-version that Daniel Helms has chosen to build in Lego form, and a brilliant job he’s done too. His recreation of the Italian icon was suggested to us by a reader and you can see the full gallery of his Delta HF Integrale on MOCpages by clicking the link above.

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On the Buses

Lego AEC STL London Routemaster Bus

This gorgeous pair of mini-figure scale London buses comes from TLCB debutant Hung Andy. Whilst his Flickr name does seem more appropriate for the seedier corners of the internet, Hung Andy’s builds are some of the most exceptional Town style vehicles we’ve seen in all of our time blogging.

Two eras of London Routemaster bus are represented, the second of which is only just coming to end with the arrival of the new (and beautiful) hybrid double-decker this year.

You can see more of Andy’s AEC London Routemaster buses on Flickr, click the link above to get on board.

Lego London Bus

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Return of the Mack

Lego Mack RL700L Rubber Duck Convoy Truck

This beautiful Model Team recreation of the Mack RL700L ‘Rubber Duck’ from the 1978 movie ‘Convoy’ was discovered on Brickshelf today. There’s only one photo at the moment – and we have a feeling that we’ve seen this builder before somewhere*. zmasterbrick is the mysterious creator and you can see their Mack in full-size by clicking the source link above.

*Answers in the comments if you know! It does make for a clever title though.

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Total Recall

Lego Total Recall

We’re feeling lazy today, so it’s time for a Guest Blogger! Firas Abu-Jaber keeps the posts coming…

In 2012 Len Wiseman brought us a remake of the cult 1990 science fiction action movie ‘Total Recall’. His modern reboot included some amazing action scenes and several exotic fictional vehicles. Today in 2015 Flickr’s Tiler has created his own remake in LEGO form by building this highly detailed hover car as used in the movie’s chase sequence.

What could be more amazing than taking a ride in an exotic supercar that doesn’t have any wheels!? All of the speed without having to feel the pain of speed bumps or the street flaws! You can take a ride in Tiler’s brilliant Total Recall hover car by visiting him on Flickr.

Thanks to Firas for joining us today, and for inadvertently reminding us of Kate Beckinsale’s character in the movie. Google google google….

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