lichtblau has built this amazing 6-wide A-Team Van, including the whole crew. Sleek, isn’t it? But does it have a sliding door? Sure. And all the nice things on board an A-Team needs. Want to see more? Check out lichtblau’s photostream on Flickr.
Another ‘not a car’ post, but this time it is car-related, honest. This little plastic thingumy is a 1:6 scale BMC A-Series engine, as fitted to all manner of dinky British cars for over 50 years. This wasn’t because it was the world’s greatest engine by any means, rather because the British were too lazy to bother replacing it. Still, they now have a thriving car industry, proving that such thriftiness is well judged and commendable. Is our sarcasm filter on? It is? Oh good. Anyway, this little power-plant did do sterling service in some well loved vehicles, including the Austin/Morris Mini, Morris Minor, Morris Marina/Austin Allegro… wait, maybe not that last one. Nick Barrett, a TLCB regular, is the mechanic behind it. See more, including a video of the engine working, on MOCpages.
One of the stars of 2012 was LEGO’s own 9398 4×4 Crawler, in which Power Functions are put to their best use ever; Truck Trial Off-Roading. LEGO have since been running a competition to re-body their 4×4 Crawler chassis, with views to making a spin-off set. One of our Elves found this splendid example on Brickshelf. Jerryp has gone for an A-Team-ish flavour with his 4×4 Recovery Van, complete with a working remote control butterfly under-lift in addition to the standard Power Functions 4×4 drivetrain. See the full gallery at Jerry’s Brickshelf page.
…a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire… The A-Team.
But you’ll have to ask Ralph Savelsberg first.