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Lego Set Reviews

Yes, we need help from you, our wonderful readers, to increase the population of the Set Review Library!

We’re looking new writers to review official LEGO sets for The Lego Car Blog, and in doing so you’ll be part of a site that reaches over a million people per year!

To add your Set Review to TLCB all you need to do is contact us, either here or via Flickr Message, and let us know the set that you think should be included in the Review Library. It can be a set you love, a set you hate, or one in the middle!

Prizes!

Lego Set Reviews Prizes

As if reviewing your chosen LEGO set for over million annual readers and becoming part of one of the best set review resources on the web wasn’t enough, you could also win some neat loot!

We’re sent lots of great stuff here at TLCB to review, and as we want your help to add content to the Review Library we’re going to pass on some of the items that we’ve, er… reviewed to one of you. Simple huh?

One reviewer will be chosen to receive a goodie bag full of the lovely stuff above, including the newly released and five star rated Tiny Lego Wonders book, the brilliant Manner-Spielzeug Mad Max Interceptor kit, and the stunning Art of Lego Scale Modeling book too. In all it’s a prize pot currently worth over $130!

To read the full details of how a winner will be selected click on the link below, and you can read some of the brilliant Reader Reviews that have been published so far by clicking here.

Click here for Competition Details!

Please note that we’ll be collating this next round of Review requests and thus it may take us some time to respond to you if you’d like to participate. Don’t worry, even if it takes a little while we will let you know about your application!

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Classy Space

Lego Classic Space Explorer

The Elves are feeling spacey at the moment, which is giving us a bit of a headache. A – because they’re running around the office making ‘pew pew’ sounds (but we’ve all done that), and B – because TLCB staff are well out of their depth when it comes to describing anything science fiction related.

Anyhoo, whilst we don’t know what this ‘Galaxy Explorer Class Craft’ by Flickr’s Alec Hole does, we do know that it’s an utterly magnificent build, possibly one of the finest mini-figure scale spaceships that we’ve ever published. There’s lots more to see of Alec’s Classic Space creations on Flickr – click the link above to take a look.

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Tough Transport

Lego Sci-Fi Transport Shuttle

As regular readers will know, we are not a sci-fi blog, and frankly we struggle with anything that doesn’t have wheels in multiples of two. However this brilliantly designed Transport Shuttle is too cool for us to pass up, and it’s staffed by some of the meanest-looking mini-figures that we’ve ever seen. Flickr’s Horcik Designs is the creator behind it and you can see more via the link above. Just don’t ask what’s in the briefcase…

Lego Shuttle

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Fictional Ferrari

Lego Ferrari LMP1

Ferrari don’t currently make an LMP1 racer, but if they did we hope it would look a little something like this. Beautifully detailed inside and out this fictional Ferrari LMP1 endurance car is the work of BrickMonkey of Flickr, and it was suggested to us by a reader. There’s lots more to see, including some lovely photos revealing the chassis and engine detailing, at BrickMonkey’s photostream.

Lego Model Team Ferrari Racer

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For a Really Big Fire…

Lego Pierce Arrow XT Fire Truck

…You need a really big fire truck. A really big fire truck like this one, the enormous Pierce Arrow XT ‘Tiller Truck’ as used by the San Jose Fire Department.

This spectacular (and absolutely massive) replica of the Arrow XT has been built by Pavol Vanek of Flickr, and it’s one of the most impressive models that we’ve ever featured here at TLCB. Every detail of San Jose’s real truck has been captured brilliantly in Lego form, and Pavol’s model includes a wealth of functions too.

A tilting cab complete with a fully detailed six-seat interior sits above a working piston engine, the ladder can elevate, extend and turn – stabilised by functioning outriggers, both the tractor unit and trailer feature functioning steering, and every door, storage compartment and hatch opens.

Befittingly for such a humongous creation there’s a huge gallery of images available showing each aspect of the truck in greater detail – and we cannot recommend taking a look highly enough! Click this link to see more of Pavol’s incredible build, just prepare to be there a while!

Lego Pierce Arrow San Jose Fire Truck

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Pass the Pigs

Lego Farm Pick-Up Truck

This neat little farmer’s pick-up truck comes from Сергей Антохин of Flickr. It’s only 6-studs wide but some clever construction means that two mini-figures can fit inside the cabin, whilst their three pet pigs ride in the back.

Lego Pick-Up Truck

As well as featuring opening doors, the tailgate and sides of the load bed can drop to enable the pigs to be unloaded when they get to their destination, as you can see here. We wonder where they’re going?

Lego Farm Truck

The pigs have disappeared, probably to happily root around in a field just out of shot, and Сергей has attached this superbly proportioned wood chip/meat mincing device to the rear of the truck. You can see more of Сергей’s lovely Town-scale truck at his photostream via the link above, whilst we put the sausages on for lunch.

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Cube My Ride

Lego Town Garbage Truck

We’re not sure what’s got into the Elves today but they’re bringing some weird finds back to the office.

This is Seattle’s new noise control enforcement agency, tasked with ridding the city’s streets of the obnoxiously loud motorbikes that seem to be ridden by scumbags the world over.

You can almost guarantee that any motorcycle with an illegal exhaust is owned by the sort of person who makes their money standing outside gig venues shiftily touting tickets. Or throwing dice in an alleyway. Does that still happen? Anyway, scumbags, all of them.

Handily Seattle’s Loudness Law Enforcement Agency have just the machine to restore the peace, choosing Cubing as the appropriate disciplinary method. Built by previous bloggee Galaktek, there’s more to see of his motorcycle cubing truck at his photostream – click the link above to file a noise complaint.

Lego Car Crusher

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Cyber Snail

Lego Space Snail

And now for something completely different. No, we don’t know either, but you can see more of this courtesy of Karf Oohlu, the mind of whom we imagine is like one of those Salvador Dalí paintings with all the melting clocks.

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Not a Car

Lego Vought F4U4 Corsair

But lovely nonetheless. This beautiful recreation of the Vought F4U4 Corsair is the work of Flickr’s Dornbi, making his return to TLCB. You can check out all of the images at Dornbi’s photostream – click the link above to make the trip.

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Honey, I Shrunk the Seven!

Lego Caterham Seven

Following our reveal of LEGO’s superb new fan-designed 770-piece Caterham Seven 620R set the internet has been buzzing with excitement. But what if you only have around 70 pieces rather than 770? RGB900 might have the answer, with his tiny version of the new Caterham Seven set. Suggested by a reader there’s more to see on Flickr – click here to take a look.

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Drop it Like it’s Hot

Lego Scania 112M Truck

This neat classic Scania 112M truck complete with a huge dropside trailer and crane comes from previous bloggee and truck-building specialist Arian Janssens. Measuring over 100 studs long and built during September it probably qualifies for the current community bandwagon too*. There’s lots more to see at Arian’s Flickr photostream – click the link above to make the jump.

*It definitely doesn’t.

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5580 Redux

Lego Model Team 5580 Highway Rig

5580. One of LEGO’s earliest attempts at a more advanced high detail vehicle, and one of the three founding sets of the Model Team line. One of our earliest Set Reviews too…

But time marcheth on and today 5580, whilst undoubtably still a lovely set, looks a bit basic, both against LEGO’s latest releases and against many of the creations that the online community is building. Cue serial bloggee Ralph Savelsberg, who has re-booted the classic 1988-1990 set for 2016.

Lego 5580 Truck

Based a little more closely on a real truck (the Kenworth W900) and using LEGO’s latest parts, Ralph’s model has grown a bit when compared to the original, squeezing in more detail and looking a lot like the sort of model that you’ll find at a Legoland theme park.

There’s more to see of Ralph’s excellent update of one of LEGO’s most famous classic sets at his photostream – click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Kenworth W900 Highway Rig

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Feuerwehrmann Sam?

Lego MAN Truck

This neat Town scale 4-axle MAN dropside truck was discovered on Flickr today. It’s the work of previous bloggee Peter Schmid and Michael Katzmann, and it contains some rather lovely detailing, but it does seem a little short on fire-fighting apparatus…

You can check out the build in further detail via the link above, and if you know what this truck is for let us know in the comments!

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Lego Caterham Seven 620R – 21307 Set Preview

Lego 21307 Caterham Seven Review

It’s finally here! After sending a crack team of commando Elves into The LEGO Company headquarters we are delighted to reveal the latest release from LEGO’s Ideas programme, the officially-licensed 21307 Caterham Seven 620R!

Designed by Carl Greatrix, and first featured here over 2 years ago, the design was picked up and backed by Caterham themselves, and in March of this year we revealed it had been chosen as the next official fan-designed LEGO set.

Joining the authorised sets from Ferrari, Ford, McLaren, Porsche, Mini, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and others, LEGO’s latest real-world replica looks every bit as good as we hoped it would.

Aimed at ages 12+ we’re expecting around 700 pieces from the set when it goes on sale later in the year, and it’s one set we can’t wait to review! Congratulations to Carl, who has seen his design go from a usual Flickr upload to an official LEGO set, and we’ll bring you more news on 21307 later in 2016!

Lego 21307 Caterham 7 Review

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My Little Pony

Lego Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole

This dinky Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole comes from TLCB regular Angka Utama, and whilst it may only be eight studs wide it’s packed full of details worthy of models four times the size. There’s more to see of Angka’s tiny prancing horse on Flickr and MOCpages – click the links to saddle up.

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