Thunderbirds Are Go!

Lego Thunderbird 2

After featuring his incredible Thunderbird 3 model here last week, Flickr’s Gary Davis has uploaded images of one his earlier works, an enormous reconstruction of everyone’s favourite Thunderbird; No.2.

Built using only the simplest of bricks Gary’s stunning replica includes the hangar, mini-figure scale cockpit, support legs, and even an accurate model of the Mole vehicle that Thunderbird 2 carried.

All of the images can be found at Gary’s Flickr photostream; click this link to make a visit.

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Bucket List

Lego Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod

Today’s creation wasn’t found by our workforce of smelly little Elves, but by a reader. We can’t blame our militant workers for missing it though, as Nico71’s latest build has come directly from his website, and not their usual haunts.

Nico is one of our favourite Technic builders and his Ford T-Bucket ticks all of the items on our Technic wishlist; mechanical functions, Power Functions, a V8 engine, remote control drive and steering, and – above all – it’s a hot rod.

There’s lots more to see at Nico71’s website including a video of the T-Bucket in action as well as a complete parts list and building instructions.

If you’d like to suggest a creation that we’ve missed you can do so via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page in the main menu once you’ve read the all-important Submission Guidelines.

Lego Technic RC Hot Rod

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Officina Super Sprint Picture Special

Lego Vespa Scooter Workshop

We’re basically larger, hairier children here at TLCB Towers, and as such we usually post vehicles with a million horsepower, or guns, or racing stripes. And if possible with all three. Today though we’re posting something surprisingly small*, and possibly even a little elegant – the infamous classic Vespa scooter.

Lego Officina Super Sprint

Flickr’s Norton74 has appeared here several times before, more recently with his beautiful Volkswagen garage. He’s now re-purposed this previous build to replicate his own Officina Super Sprint Vespa Workshop that he owns in real-life, and it’s possibly even more lovely than before. One of his Volkswagen Transporters even makes a re-appearance too.

There’s a whole gallery to enjoy on at Norton74’s photostream, click the link above to take the trip.

Lego Volkswagen Flatbed

*That’s what she said.

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I Like Tequilatron, It Makes Me Happy!

Pico 01

Graphic designer, Pico van Grootveld is the design and editing brains behind a sci-fi collaboration called “Mining Frenzy“. We featured one the builds, Clayton Marchetti’s “Goliath” on our rather spacey Sunday. Pico’s contribution to the collaboration was a ship from his Tequilatron faction but he also built some other vehicles, which didn’t find space on the poster.

At the top of this post is his Magnaloader and below is the ‘Roidjumper Mech. Pour yourself a drink and then sit back and click this link to enjoy Pico’s work.

Pico 02

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Stihl Posting…

Brush-Cutter-500

How did you spend your Bank Holiday Monday?

Here at The Lego Car Blog Towers, some of the Elves returned from the Flickr account of František Hajdekr, hoping to collect an orange Smartie (they’re the best sort). This MOC does feature a working, Technic, single-cylinder engine but it’s not a vehicle of any kind and so we were unable to blog it. No Smarties we awarded.

The enraged Elves then ran amok, demonstrating the Brush Cutter’s working features on their terrified colleagues. Eventually the miscreants were blasted into the Elf cage by Mr. Airhorn and disarmed. Fortunately, we discovered that you can glue Elves back together with Pritt Stick and so the editorial team spent our Bank Holiday gluing our workforce back together. Now that they’re all back in one piece*, the Elves are once more ready to scour the internet for the best vehicular Lego creations. That is until they’re eaten by a small dog or smushed by a Power Functions dumper truck…

*We had 3 right arms leftover and have put them in the filing cabinet as spares.

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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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Goliath

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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Dreadnought

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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