Smooth Saturday

Lego FIAT Grand Prix Racer

Going smooth requires a fair bit more effort than staying au-natural, but it’s definitely worth the effort. These two old-timey vehicles from Pixel Junkie and RGB900 show how to do it. There’s more to see of Pixel’s vintage Fiat and RGB’s Morgan inspired 3-wheeler on Flickr – click the links above to get waxed.

Lego Morgan EV3

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Big Beetle

Lego VW Beetle

Certified LEGO Professional Ryan McNaught is a veteran of these pages with his incredible (and massive) commissioned creations. This is his latest, designed and built by a team of three builders and containing almost 24,000 LEGO pieces, Ryan’s Volkswagen Beetle (complete with a brick-built oil leak!) took nearly 100 hours to construct.

The build pays homage not only to Volkswagen’s iconic People’s Car (the most produced car in automotive history with over 21 million made) but also to the official LEGO Volkswagen Beetle set of 2008, a product which paved the way for the hugely successful authorised manufacturer partnerships that LEGO fans are benefitting from today.

There’s more of this spectacularly impressive build to see at Ryan’s Flickr photostream, where you can also find a link to his website and previous works.

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R60 Return

Lego BMW R60 Motorbike

This gorgeous BMW R60 motorcycle by Maxime Cheng has appeared here at TLCB before, but so beautiful is this latest image that we thought it worth a reappearance. Maxime’s photograph shows exactly how a Lego creation should be captured, and also what we look for here at TLCB in order to be able to blog a model. If you’d like to see your creation appear here (or on any of the major Lego blogs), presentation is everything. We’ve compiled some handy hints on how to take photos as good as Maxime’s in our ‘Photo Like a Pro’ tutorial. Click here to read the tips and tricks, and you can see more of Maxime’s stunning BMW R60 shown above by clicking the first link in this text.

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Rocky Racer

Lego Wacky Races Boulder Mobile

And now here they are! The most daredevil group of daffy drivers to ever whirl their wheels in the Wacky Races, competing for the title of worlds wackiest racer! The cars are approaching the starting line… Next we have the Bouldermobile with the Slag Brothers, Rock & Gravel.

Redfern1950s keeps them coming with another wonderful addition to his ever-expanding Wacky Races line-up. There’s more to see of the Bouldermobile via the link above, and you can check out all of Red’s Wacky Races builds by clicking here.

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Red Bed

Lego Ford Hot Rod 1932

Now that’s an engine. Visibility may be slightly compromised though. No matter, this ridiculous Ford ’32 hot rod pick-up by Flickr’s Tim Inman is unlikely to be going round many corners. See more at the link above.

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Pigs Might Glide

Lego Harley Davidson Electra Glide Police Bike

This magnificent Harley Davidson Electra Glide motorbike, in full Police Department specification, was found on Flickr today. It’s the work of previous bloggee Andre Pinto and it’s been beautifully chromed by Bubul Chrome to make it shinier than any LEGO set. There’s lots more to see at Andre’s photostream – click here to dial 9-1-1.

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Our Crew is Replaceable, Your Package Isn’t.

Lego Futurama Planet Express Ship

Yes, yes… this is a digital build, but rules are made to be bent. Plus we really like Futurama! It helps that this replica of the Planet Express ship, digital though it may be, is an utterly perfect mini-figure recreation of the famous cartoon vessel, right down to the complete interior. Nicola Stocchi is the designer behind it and you take a trip to the world of tomorrow by clicking here.

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon – Picture Special

Lego Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

This impressively slick creation comes from newcomer Chiho Kim and it was suggested to us by a reader. Built in a similar scale and style to LEGO’s officially licensed Creator sets like the Caterham Seven, Mini Cooper, and Volkswagen Camper, Chiho’s replica of the infamous Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is packed with details.

Lego Jeep 4x4

There are opening doors, a detailed engine under the opening hood, a fully replicated interior and a detachable rear soft top. There’s lots more to see on both Flickr and MOCpages, where you can also find details about how you can help this design become an official LEGO set alongside the examples above.

Lego Jeep Wrangler

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Gruesome Twosome

Lego Wacky Races Creepy Coupe

And now here they are! The most daredevil group of daffy drivers to ever whirl their wheels in the Wacky Races, competing for the title of worlds wackiest racer! The cars are approaching the starting line… Lurching along is the Creepy Coupe with the Gruesome Twosome!

We’re loving these superb recreations of Hannah-Barbera’s iconic ’70s cartoon racers, and builder Redfern1950s is showing no signs of taking his foot of the gas with his third instalment from the franchise. Join in the fun on Flickr at the link above, and Red; if you keep building these we’ll keep blogging them!

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Stack ‘Em High

Lego Technic Reach Stacker

We like featuring the unsung heroes of the automotive world here at TLCB. Today’s post is one of them, the humble reach stacker, used to retrieve and pile containers in thousands of depots the world over. The chances are that something you’re using or looking at right now was moved by one of these, and that makes it a more important vehicle than the Bugatti Veyron.

This neat Technic version of the humble automotive sherpa comes from previous bloggee Anto of Eurobricks, and it features rear-wheel steering, a lifting and extending arm complete with functioning clamp, and a working piston engine. There’s more to see at the Eurobricks discussion forum, and you can see LEGO’s own soon-to-be released reach stacker set as part of our 2017 Technic Preview by clicking here.

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The Crimson Haybaler

Lego Wacky Races Crimson Haybaler

And now here they are! The most daredevil group of daffy drivers to ever whirl their wheels in the Wacky Races – competing for the title of The World’s Wackiest Racer!

Redfern1950s made us a happy bunch when the Army Surplus Special appeared in the office a few weeks ago courtesy of a grubby Elf, and we immediately issued a challenge for more. Challenge accepted, as right on their tail is the Red Max (driving the half plane, half car Crimson Haybaler)! Check it out here

Lego Back Races Red Max

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Toro Giallo

Lego Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce

This stunning replica of Lamborghini’s Aventador SuperVeloce could only have come from one builder. Yes, the infamous Firas Abu-Jaber is back, and his latest build (a commission piece) is one of his finest yet. There’s lots more to see of Firas’ newest masterpiece at his Flickr photostream, and you can read our interview with the man himself by clicking here.

Lego Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce

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Black Friday – Nothing to See Here

Lego Zombie

Black Friday is upon us once again, that unique time of year when people are willing to trample their fellow man to death to secure a discount on an electrical appliance. We hate Black Friday.

As has become traditional, unlike the proper Lego blogs we’re not taking part in the annual greed apocalypse, and instead we’re offering some alternatives to help you to avoid becoming just another mindless, soulless zombie with an unquenchable thirst for acquiring ever more pointless landfill.

Lego Creations for Charity

The awesome Creations for Charity campaign is back for another year, with some incredible fan-built models available to buy and where all proceeds are used to provide LEGO sets for underprivileged children. There’s just one week to go – to see what’s available and make a real difference to a child this Christmas visit the Creations for Charity 2016 page here.

Oxfam, Tearfund, Christian AidUnicef

Finally of course, just by being here you’re doing a little bit of good. All profits generated from the advertising you see here at The Lego Car Blog are donated to those who need them more than we do, including the charities above and also at a more local level around TLCB Towers. A huge thank you for your clicks – they mean the world to us.

TLCB Team

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Fury

Lego M4A2E8 Sherman Tank Fury

2014’s Second World War movie ‘Fury’ was a surprisingly good film. Some big names made up the key cast members, but the real star was the tank around which the story revolved. Named ‘Fury’, the M4A2E8 Sherman was tired and battle-worn even at the start of the story, and was well outclassed by the superior German machinery. But being an American film, the American tank performs some amazing feats, and no doubt will inspire countless builders.

One such builder is previous bloggee Tommy Styrvoky, who has spent three months recreating ‘Fury’ in fully-working form. We’re not quite sure why the tank crew look naked, but other than that Tommy’s tank is visually brilliant. Underneath the model is just as accomplished, with twin Power Functions drive, working suspension, piston engine, remote gun elevation and turret rotation.

There’s lots more to see, including cut-away shots of the tank’s interior and mechanics, at both Flickr and at the Eurobricks forum. Click the link to jump back to Germany in 1945.

Lego Fury Tank RC

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Not a Car

Lego Ship

…but a brilliant build nonetheless, Robert4186‘s beautiful mini-figure scale wooden ship is packed with stunning details. There more to see, including some cunningly photoshopped images with real-world backgrounds, on Flickr. Click the link above to set sail.

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