Category Archives: Technic

Koenigsegg One:1 – Picture Special

Lego Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar

This breathtaking creation is a Koenigsegg One:1, Sweden’s twin-turbocharged, 1,300bhp, rumoured 270mph, 1:1 bhp:kg ultra-rare hypercar. It’s the work of Pvdb, and it’s one of the greatest Technic supercars that we’ve ever posted.

Pvdb has replicated the Koenigsegg One:1’s technical specifications beautifully, including its amazing dihedral doors, complex suspension and V8 engine, but the real work of art is his working paddle-shift gearbox.

Lego Technic Koenigsegg One:1

Pvdb has squeezed three ratios into his Technic paddle-shift, but even being four cogs short of the real One:1 it’s an accomplishment that has blown the collective minds of TLCB office. If we’re right about LEGO’s forthcoming 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS set also including a working paddle-shift gearbox it’ll be interesting to see how many ratios LEGO themselves have managed to engineer into their new flagship.

You can read further details of how Pvdb’s system works via the Eurobricks discussion forum here, where you can also see the dihedral doors in action and peruse an extensive gallery of images.

Lego Technic Koenigsegg One:1 Supercar

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All Four

Lego Audi S1 Quattro Rally Car

A modern Audi might just be an overpriced Skoda driven by a sunglasses-wearing, tail-gating douchebag, but there was a time when to drive an Audi was the understated choice.

All that changed in the 1980s though, when the Ingolstadt firm decided to pair a revolutionary all-wheel-drive system with a brilliant turbocharged five-cylinder engine. Audi weren’t actually the first manufacturer to insert all-wheel-drive into a production performance car (that title goes to Jensen and their fantastic FF), but they were the first to do it for the masses(ish).

Audi entered their new car into the World Rally Championship’s recently formed ‘Group B’ category, winning two world championships and rendering all two-wheel-drive competitors obsolete overnight. No car without all-wheel-drive has ever won the championship since.

The Technic replica of that championship-winning Audi S1 quattro pictured here comes from Eurobricks’ dokludi, and it’s as brutally ugly as the real thing. It’s accurate on the inside too, with working steering, all-wheel-drive, gearbox, inline five-cylinder engine, suspension and a full roll cage.

You can see all the images and read full details of the build at the Eurobricks discussion forum – click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Technic Audi Quattro

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Fireman Sam

Lego Technic Fire Truck

We’re not sure if our worldwide audience will know who Fireman Sam is, but as we grew up with him this neat Technic fire truck (or ‘fire engine’ as Sam would call it) has taken us back to our childhood – it’s uncannily like the cartoon hero’s machine. Horcik is the builder and there’s more to see here.

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Folded Pair

Lego Technic Cherry Picker

TLCB staff are forever being told to fold stuff neatly and put it away by our long-suffering intern, so today we’ve done just that with two expertly engineered Technic cranes – although we’re not entirely sure this is what she meant.

First up is damienple‘s Technic cherry-picker, complete with Power Functions, working stabilisers and an extending boom, as found by one of our Elves.

Today’s second Technic crane truck was found by a reader, and comes from AttikaMoc. It’s a truck-mounted knuckle-boom crane and it also features Power functions, working stabilisers and an extending boom.

There are further images available for both builds on Brickshelf – click the links above for more.

Lego Technic Crane Truck

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Duel Controls

Fastest Lego RC Car

It’s a remote control double today as our Elves have found two red RC cars for us to share. Each has been awarded a meal token and a red Smartie, and there have been no smushings or fights. Success all round!

First up (above) is Gerard896’s brilliant lightweight racer. Powered by two LEGO Buggy Motors linked to an on-board Li-Po battery Gerard’s creation could well be the fastest Lego car ever built. You can see all the images and videos of the car in action on Eurobricks, MOCpages and Brickshelf.

Our second RC racer (below) comes from MOCpages’ Rage Hobbit, with his Lamborghini Furore concept. It too is powered by a pair of LEGO Buggy Motors, although this time controlled by Radio-wave rather than Infrared, plus it features working brakes and independent pushrod suspension, and if it weren’t for Gerard’s racer above it might have been the fastest Lego car ever built! There’s more to see at Rage’s MOCpage – click here to make the jump.

Fast RC Lego Car

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Blowing Snow

Lego Technic Unimog Snow Blower

Nope, not an 80’s stockbroker snorting a line from the stomach of a lady of negotiable affection, but this – Thirdwigg‘s exceptionally neat Technic snowblower. In fact it’s such a neat creation that when edited onto an official-looking box it could easily pass for a real LEGO set. There’s working steering, blower rotation and elevation adjustment, a working piston engine, and a functioning salt spreader too. You can see all the images on Flickr at the link above, plus you can join the discussion at the Eurobricks forum here.

Lego Technic Snowblower

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The King is Dead…

Lego Technic Bugatti Veyron

…Long Live the King. Manufacturing of the the world’s fastest production car ceased last year, and with Bugatti now readying a replacement we thought we’d take a look back at the car that re-wrote the rulebook on speed…

The Bugatti Veyron was launched by the VW empire back in 2005, when the group decided to showcase their engineering talents by designing a car to meet some outrageous targets: 1000bhp. 250mph. And in car that anyone (with very deep pockets) could drive.

Signed-off in 2001 the Veyron arrived four years later, powered by an eight-litre quad-turbo W16 engine making 1001bhp, all-wheel-drive, and with an all-important top speed of 253mph. Now, after 10 years and what felt like hundreds of special editions, the sun has finally set on the world’s first 250mph+ hypercar, thus clearing the way for the new Bugatti Chiron that is due to be unveiled later this year.

Lego Bugatti Veyron SS

The final Veyrons produced power well in excess of the original car’s 1001bhp, and hold the current record for the world’s fastest production car at 267.7mph. This fantastic recreation of one of those later cars comes from pipasseyoyo of Brickshelf, and whilst it probably won’t do 267.7mph (no matter how hard you push it) it does feature some brilliant engineering in its own right, with all-wheel-drive, a W16 engine, working steering, adjustable suspension, a 6-speed gearbox, an adjustable spoiler, and opening doors, trunk and hood all featuring.

There’s lots more to see of pipasseyoyo’s beautiful Technic supercar on Brickshelf, including high quality images of the chassis, drivetrain, suspension and interior, plus you can see more in the excellent (music aside) video below.

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Arctic Roll

Lego Technic Arctic Explorer Remote Control

The Lego Car Blog Elves, despite being mythical creatures usually associated with winter, hate the snow. Unfortunately for them they have to go out in it if they want to get fed. One of our more enterprising workers found a novel way to return to the office though, riding aloft this brilliant remote control tracked arctic exploration vehicle from previous bloggee Desert752 Krill, who has recently uploaded more images of this build to Flickr.

As is the way with our Elves, it then proceeded to run down and flatten any colleagues it could find until the controls were taken away by one of TLCB staff. Which means we’re now driving it, and we can say after much research that it is properly fun! You can see what we mean in the video below, or on Flickr via the link above.

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Double Decker Dennis

Lego Alexander Dennis Envrio 500 Hybrid Bus

This spectacular Technic creation is an Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 bus, as used across the Chinese Island of Hong Kong.

Built by a small British company, rear-wheel-drive and with hybrid propulsion, the Envrio 500 is almost exactly the same as the McLaren P1 supercar. Apart from in every other way. This superb recreation comes from previous bloggee shinyu, and it’s packed with brilliant technical functionality. There’s remotely controlled drive and steering, active suspension that can raise and lower the entire bodywork to facilitate boarding, and motorised opening and closing doors.

You can join the discussion and see all the images at the Eurobricks forum – click the link above to buy your ticket.

Lego Technic RC Bus

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Jeepster

Lego Technic RC 6x6 Dodge T-Rex

As well as being a terrifying (although also slightly comical) dinosaur and a rather excellent 1970s rock band, T-Rexs also come in a vehicular variety. This is one, built by MOCpages’ Desert752 Kirill, features 6-wheel-drive, 4-wheel-steering and some very green bodywork. You can see more of Desert752’s remote controlled Technic Dodge T-Rex 6×6 at the link above, plus you can see it in action in the video below.

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Havin’ a Tug

Lego technic Airport Tug

This enormous airport tug has been built by filsawgood of Eurobricks, and it’s something pretty special. Not only does it look – for a tug at least – rather good, it features a wealth of ingenious Technic engineering underneath, all operated by LEGO’s excellent Power Functions remote control system.

Lego Technic Remote Control Chassis

There’s all-wheel-drive powered by two XL motors, independent all-wheel-steering controlled by two servos, a motorised elevating cabin, powered chassis jacks, a mid-mounted V10 piston engine, three IR receivers and two battery boxes. It’s an awesome bit of kit well worth your click, and you can see all the images and read the full details of the build at the Eurobricks discussion forum via the link above.

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Winter Wheels

Lego Technic 4x4

It might be a bit heavy and ungainly, but it gets the job done. No not your promiscuous mom, but this slightly Soviet-looking Technic 4×4 from Brickshelf’s damianple. Underneath the blocky bodywork lies an all-wheel-drive chassis and a trick suspension system, which is all you really want in a winter vehicle. You can check out all the images of damianple’s remote control off-roader on Brickshelf via the link above.

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Counting Cars

Lego Technic Car Transporter

OK, there aren’t actually any cars to count in this post, but there could be quite a few. Mechu333‘s thoroughly excellent Mercedes-Benz articulated car transporter can hold seven by our count, and it’s got some decent Technic functions too.

Lego Technic Mercedes-Benz Truck

There’s working steering, lowering ramps and top decks, LED head and tail lights and lots more to see at Mechu’s Brickshelf gallery – click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Technic Car Transporter Mercedes

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Outside the Box

Lego Technic 851 Tractor Motorcycle Helipcopter

LEGO’s vintage Technic sets may not have the visual or mechanical sophistication of today’s products, but their basic pieces and simple studs-up construction make them wonderfully playable.

Brickshelf’s tab models demonstrates this vintage versatility beautifully with his gallery of alternative builds, all built using the pieces from the ancient 851 Tractor set.

Amongst his creations are a motorcycle, road-roller, dragster, helicopter and lawn-mower, with many more available to view at his Brickshelf gallery. All include working features, and all prove you don’t need a Bricklink account to build a range of quality creations from our favourite brick-based toy.

Check out the full gallery of 851 Alternates on Brickshelf via the link above.

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Tribute

Lego George Barris Hot Rod Crowkillers Technic

TLCB opens the batting in 2016 with a suggestion from one of our readers. Found on his Facebook page, Crowkillers has returned with a tribute to the late George Barris, one of the greatest custom car designers of all time, who sadly passed away in November of last year.

Barris was a pioneer of the hot rod scene and created some of television’s most famous and outlandish vehicles, including the Munster Koach, and the Batmobile.

Crowkillers’ Technic homage is nearly as crazy as George’s best works, and features two supercharged V8 engines, a four-speed gearbox, working steering and suspension, a deployable wheelie-bar, and opening scissor doors.

You can see all the images of Crowkillers’ latest build on Brickshelf, and you can read our interview with him in the Master MOCers Series by clicking here.

Lego Technic Crowkillers Hot Rod

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