Tag Archives: Karwik

SNOTty Skoda

Lego Skoda Truck

We love everything that Flickr’s Karwik builds, and this beautiful Škoda 706 RTTN with Orličan N7CH refrigerated trailer is no different.

Despite our seeming boundless automotive knowledge (yeah right!) we weren’t actually aware that Skoda ever built articulated truck tractors. Apparently they produced such trucks until the early noughties, at which point they were probably competing with parent company Volkswagen’s own MAN truck brand a little too closely, and production was quietly ended.

Karwik’s Lego version of the classic Skoda 706 features some of the best SNOT (Studs Not On Top) techniques we’ve ever seen; our highlights include the genius truck grill and wonderful trailer lettering. In fact the whole trailer – which is built completely SNOT – is a work of Lego art. See how Karwik has done it on Flickr via the link above.

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Polish Star

Lego Star Car Transporter

Flickr’s Karwik is a regular here at The Lego Car Blog, with over a dozen of his beautiful Town vehicles featured here since our inception. Today he adds no less than six more creations to his blog-count with this simply wonderful Star C-28 Car Transporter complete with Polski-Fiat load.

Five Polski-Fiat 125ps feature, with three sedans, one station wagon and even a pick-up loaded onto the ZBNS D-91 trailer. All variants were, er… rubbish, but that doesn’t stop them looking spectacular in Lego form with Karwik’s huge attention to detail evident on each one.

We highly recommend a visit to Karwik’s photostream to see more of the Star C-28 truck, ZBNS trailer, and its Fiat 125p load. You can also view all of Karwik’s other incredible blogged creations by typing his name into the search box at the foot of this page (or at the top right for those viewing on mobile devices). Now, time for us to give a very lucky Elf  six Smarties (and possibly diabetes).

Lego Car Transporter, Polski-Fiat

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Yabba Dabba Doo!

Lego Flintstones

Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones.
They’re the modern stone age family.
From the, town of Bedrock,
They’re a page right out of history.

Karwik, is the builder,
Of Fred’s prehistoric vehicle.
There’s more, via his Flickr,
Click this link and you will see it all!

Let’s ride, with the family down the street.
Through the, courtesy of Fred’s two feet.

When you’re, with the Flintstones
You’ll have a yabba dabba doo time.
A dabba doo time.
You’ll have a gay old time!

The Flintstones Lego

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Blockbuster – 4th July Special

Lego Independence DayWelcome dear Lego Car Blog reader, to our 4th July Blockbuster Special!

In celebration of the independence of the United States of America this 4th July we thought we’d bring you a selection of models linked (one a little tenuously) to some of the biggest American blockbuster films of recent times. So grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride…

No Independence Day list would be complete without the 1996 film epic of the same name. There were no real star cars in the movie, that role was very much fulfilled by the alien spaceships, so instead we have Lino M‘s superb 4th July themed Divco van. Lino is one of the car-building heroes of the Lego Community, and you can check out both him and his van on Flickr.

Lego Jurassic ParkNext up come two of the star vehicles from one of the biggest films of the nineties, Steven Spielberg’s incredible 1993 tale of the world’s most dangerous theme park. Legohaulic‘s two SUVs played a pivotal role in the story, one suffering a painful trip through a tree, whilst the driver of the other came to unfortunate end via the teeth of some prehistoric lizards. See more of Legohaulic’s creations on Flickr via the link above.

Lego Duel TruckThird in our Independence Day Special is both a builder and movie that have appeared on these pages before, but when a model’s this good we don’t mind. Duel was one of Spielberg’s earlier works and was deliciously simple in its format; a sales rep being chased by an aggrieved trucker across the desert. TLCB favourite Karwik recreates the famous Peterbilt tanker from the 1971 classic in fantastic detail. See more at his page via the link.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our 4th July Special. As always, let us know your thoughts, suggestions and abuse via the Feedback page, and we’ll see you tomorrow. That’s all folks!

Bonus:

Well, apart from this. Suggested to us by a reader, it’s not really TLCB fodder, but a cowboy firing two pistols in the air is about as American as you can get, so it fits beautifully in today’s Special. We do also feature the occasional weapon of mass destruction here at TLCB, and Nick Barrett’s Yosemite S.A.M is more than just a cartoon character… Find out why on MOCpages.

Lego Yosemite Sam

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Share a Coke with Karwik

Star 28 Coca Cola TruckWhilst not quite as glitzy as the Coca Cola trucks on the Christmas commercial, Karwik’s Star 28 Coca Cola delivery truck is one of the most charming vehicles we’ve seen this year. See the creation’s full gallery on Flickr here.

N.B. If you’ve seen the current ‘Share a Coke with…’ advert and you’re inclined to share a Coke with one of our Elves, please make sure it’s ‘Diet’. Giving them sugar is a serious mistake.

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Star Lift

Lego Star 244Today’s find is another brilliant Town creation from Karwik over on Flickr. His Star 244 flatbed cherry-picker is about as good as it gets at this scale. See more here.

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Zubr A80

Zubr A80

It’s all in the details

We’d not heard of the Zubr A80 before, but Karwik certainly has, recreating it wonderfully down to the last detail. See more on Flickr.

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