Category Archives: Technic

Red Letter Day

We’ve got a lot of red Smarties to give out today…

Lego Technic Truck Trial Tatra 813

The Elves, upon the recent discovery that red Smarties are made from crushed beetles, have gone on a bonanza of frenzied online treasure-hunting not seen since those pictures of Jennifer Lawrence were leaked. As a result we have no less than five(!) red creations to show you, from five disgusting and delighted Elves.

At No.5 is this stupendous remote control Technic Tatra 813 trial truck by Eurobricks’ Madoca 1977. It features 8-wheel-drive via two Power Functions XL motors, RC steering, LED lights, a V12 piston engine, and the obligatory-for-truck-trial awesome suspension. You can see more details of this incredible machine at the Eurobricks forum linked above.

Lego Ford LTD

At the other end of the scale, and our red No.4, is this classically-built 1977 Ford LTD. Newcomer FirstInfantry is the builder, and you can see more of his 6-wide classic, and his other beautifully simple vehicles, on Flickr.

Lego Pilatus PC-7 Aircraft

In at No.3 we have this lovely little Pilatus PC-7 plane created by one of our favourite aircraft builders; Flickr’s Dornbi. Bedecked in pretty Swiss colours Dornbi’s Pilatus has one of the nicest brick-built canopies we’ve seen. See more of his work via the link above.

Lego SHIPtember GARC Spacecraft

For No.2 we head into space. And also into the weird world of SHIPtember. And GARC. And probably some other Lego memes we know little-to-nothing about. Anyway, despite our sci-fi ineptitude, this one-hundred-and-fifteen-stud-long behemoth still looks pretty cool to us. The red giant is entitled ‘Sphyraena’ (we’re glad we’ve just had to type that rather than pronouncing it) and it can be found on F@bz Flickr photostream here.

Lego Technic Truck

And finally at No.1 we have this; Lucio Switch aka Ivan Manarin‘s beautiful pneumatic and remote controlled Technic truck. One of the most superbly photographed models of the year, Ivan’s masterclass in Technic features four XL motors for drive, a servo for steering, a M motor for the air suspension pump, another for the fifth wheel, two sets of IR receivers and three Power Functions battery packs. Oh, and eight(!) pneumatic cylinders, plus three valves and two pumps. Have a guess how many shock absorbers each front wheel needs to deal with that lot. Now triple it. It’s the Technic truck of the year.

So there you have it; five happy Elves and five stunning red creations. You can check each model out via the links in the accompanying text – which is your favourite?

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Ferrari F40 Picture Special

Lego Technic Ferrari F40

Our Elves have been very successful over the past few days, which is great news for them (some are even looking quite plump), but it has meant much busyness for us. As such we’re going to round off this period of frequent blogging with one of the nicest Technic Supercars that we’ve ever seen; Jorge Garcia’s amazing Ferrari F40.

Lego Technic Ferrari F40 SupercarThis beautiful supercar by the previous TLCB bloggee is a truly exceptional replica of the late ’80s Ferrari. Underneath the exquisitely recreated bodywork sits a working engine and gearbox, and a full remote control drive system.

It’s the perfect finale to our millionaire-week, and you can see all the incredible details of Jorge’s recreation of one of the all time great supercars on both Brickshelf and MOCpages.

Lego Technic Supercar Ferrari F40

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Elf-ish

Lego Bionicle Quad ATV

This one freaked us out a bit today. The first – and probably last – Bionicle creation to be blogged here is this colourful ATV by TLCB newcomer Dave Foreman, and it bears an uncanny resemblance to the Elf that found it. Very unnerving…

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Wacky Races

Lego Pikes Peak Truck

The Pikes Peak hillclimb features some properly weird vehicles, and none more so than in the truck category. This remote control hillclimb truck is the work of Ingmar Spijkhoven, and it’s nearly as mad as the real things. It’s powered by LEGO’s Buggy Motors and you can see more of it on either MOCpages or Flickr, or via Ingmar’s YouTube video below.

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The Dark Knight Rises

Lego Batman Batpod Batbike

Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight is one of our very favourite movie trilogies, so wonderfully did it deconstruct the previous camp crusader’s legacy. One of our very favourite Lego builders has now completed a Batman trilogy of his own.

Sariel’s awe-inspiring remote controlled Batwing and Tumbler featured here over the past two years, and he’s finally added the last of Bruce Wayne’s wheels to his collection. Controlled by Lego’s Power Functions RC system, the Batpod is the smallest of Sariel’s three Batmobile’s, but possibly the most complex as a result.

Join the final instalment at Sariel’s MOCpage, or via his own excellent website sariel.pl.

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Skid Row

Lego Technic JCB Skid-Steer Tracked Loader

TLCB Team were quietly working* away in the office today, when the sound of much commotion floated up the stairs from the Elves’ cage room. Sigh. A despondent traipse downstairs revealed the cause, and Mr Airhorn was brought out of his slumber to restore order.

The Elves have a history with remote controlled construction machinery, and this excellent JCB 320T compact track loader by Brickshelf’s pipasseyoyo did nothing to re-write it.

The JCB’s two Power Functions L motors had been used to smush a multitude of Elves into the carpet, whilst its ingenious self-leveling bucket contained a few more and quite a lot of sloshing vomit. Watch this video and you’ll see why – this loader is deceptively quick.

Anyway, we have the controls now, and the Elves have been thrown outside to continue the search. You can see more of the JCB on Brickshelf at the link above.

*By ‘working’ we mean browsing car websites, eating cupcakes, and Googling images of NFL cheerlea… never mind.

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Sax Appeal

Lego Citroen Saxo

Some readers of The Lego Car Blog might be wondering why we’re featuring a model of a crummy French hatchback with racing stickers, but European rally fans will immediately salute this little Citroen.

Rallying is a big deal in Europe, and whilst a bastardised version of rally-cross is starting to make waves in the States, the original is still filling European forests with noise every weekend.

The big boys run Imprezas, Evos and other all-wheel-drive machinery. However rally entries are mostly made up of little shopping cars like the Saxo above. This is because they’re cheap, easy to fix, slow enough not to kill you (unless you’re really trying) and front-wheel-drive, meaning to correct a slide you just have to add more power.

Well, except for this one, which due to the difficulty of making functioning front-wheel-drive from Lego bricks is actually rear-wheel-drive. Still, driveline inaccuracy aside it’s a truly marvellous little machine. Builder/Owner Gsia17 has even taken it rallying!

You can see all the photos via Eurobricks, and we highly recommend checking out the video below! Thanks go to one of our readers for the tip-off – and If you’d like to alert us to something the Elves have missed you can get in touch with us via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page.

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Deadly Nightshade

Lego RC Buggy

Don’t worry, you haven’t accidentally clicked on Gardener’s World magazine. This is still The Lego Car Blog and we’re still blogging the best Lego cars from around the interweb. Cars like this one, although it is indeed named after a highly toxic herbaceous plant.

It’s the work of Flickr’s Doc Brown, and whilst we don’t think licking it will do you any harm, it does look pretty mean. The Doc’s ‘Deadly Nightshade’ is powered by two Lego RC buggy motors and features some brilliant looking suspension – we think it’ll be killer off-road. You can see more of the poisonous buggy at the link above. Just don’t eat it.

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Red Vixen

vktechnic_mustang1

We here at TLCB are suckers for classic cars and gorgeous construction alike, so put the two of them together and we’re sold. This first-gen Mustang by VKTechnic comes complete with opening trunk, hood, and doors, and has RC and functioning suspension as well! And naturally, the gorgeous outdoor photography doesn’t hurt the paintjob either.  You can check out this beauty and more of VKTechnic’s work over on Flickr.

vktechnic_mustang2

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Powder Pusher

Lego Technic Unimog 8110

It might be the middle of summer here at the TLCB Towers (causing us many hot pant/mini skirt related distractions whilst driving), but our worldwide readership means that many of you will be reading this with your heating cranked up and a jumper on. If you’re one of our winter-bound readers then today’s post is just for you!

It’s the work of Brickshelf’s stefanbetulapendula, and he’s done a superb job fitting LEGO’s own 8110 Unimog set with all the equipment needed for a snowstorm.

Up front is a fantastically intricate looking snow blower, whilst a grit/salt hopper and dispenser has been mounted on the Unimog’s load-bed. Stefan has also retro-fitted Power Functions receivers and motors, making his Unimog fully remote-controlled too.

You can check out all the modifications via the complete gallery on Brickshelf by clicking the link above, and you can read TLCB’s expert review of the original LEGO Technic 8110 Unimog set by clicking here.

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Mini-Moto

Lego Technic Mini Motorbike

One of our Eurobricks-based Elves returned today clutching this in one claw – with the other held out expectantly for a meal token. It was quite a brave choice by the aforementioned Elf as we don’t tend to blog small Technic creations here, but this is one we’d buy with our own pay packet if it were available.

Gsia17 is the builder, and he’s used under 200 parts to build this mini motorbike, even with a working engine and steering included. Check it out on Eurobricks at the link above.

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The Best 4x4xFar

Lego Land Rover

Suggested to us by a reader we round off today’s Technic-biased musings with this superb Land Rover Defender. It was found on Image Shack and has been built by the previously unknown-to-us dirtzone.

The Defender features Power Functions drive and steering, opening doors, and a truly fantastic suspension set-up. Dirtzone has made a large gallery of images available to view at the aforementioned link, which includes chassis and component photographs. Check it out and be inspired!

Lego Land Rover

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Mixing It Up

Technic Cement Mixer Truck

Image sharing site Brickshelf – oft overlooked by Lego blogs classier than this one – still yields our Elves some good finds. This is one such creation, a marvellous Technic cement/concrete truck by przemo. Underneath the (actually quite lovely) bodywork is a range of classic mechanical functions including four-wheel-steering and working leaf-sprung suspension. You can see all the images over on Brickshelf by clicking the link above.

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Blue Bucket

Lego Bucket Excavator

Doc Brown’s dinky bucket excavator proves that size really doesn’t matter when it comes to Technic creations – it’s as functional and playable as models three times its size! See all the photos on at Doc’s Flickr page via the link.

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LUGPol Video Special

Lego MAN Truck

The steady stream of Elves returning to TLCB office with a great build originating from Poland and/or the LUGPol group indicates that something special must be happening over there.

Marek Markiewicz (aka M_Longer) is one such builder, and his latest work typifies the excellent creations produced by LUGPol’s users. It’s a fully Power Functions remote controlled MAN tipper truck (pictured here with his L580 front loader), and the engineering inside is impeccable. See what Marek’s MAN can do in the video below!

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Lego Ripsaw Tank

Our second creation comes from one of Poland’s most famous builders – and one of the most frequently blogged – the incredible Sariel.

His latest work is probably the most capable remote control Lego vehicle we’ve ever seen. See how unstoppable his Ripsaw XL is via the brilliant video – complete with a killer Death in Vegas soundtrack – below.

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Special thanks go to LUGPol for continuing to supply our Elves with so many high quality creations. We know many LUGPol members visit TLCB, so if you’re one of them and would like us to feature LUGPol as a Group of the Month* let us know how we can find out a bit more about you!

*Or Several Months. We’re quite unreliable with this feature!

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