That Was Febrovery That Was

Here at The Lego Car Blog, we pride ourselves on being a serious journal. We’ve chronicled and curated a high quality collection of Technic vehicles, Town & City minifig-scale machines and micro-scale builds. We would never demean ourselves with a photo feature on such a silly group as this year’s Febrovery. Oh, go on then: here’s a spaceman driving a giant caterpillar…

Crimso 01

Two of this year’s most prolific contributors to the group were Crimso Giger and TF Designs, both of whom produced a rover for each of the 28 days of the month. Featured above is Crimso’s “Caterpillar Rover” from day 23 and below is TF Designs’ “A.D.U. Rundown”. Each of TF designs’ vehicles was built from parts from Lego’s space themes from Classic Space to the present day.

ADU GTR

TLCB regular Billyburg’s style is ideally suited to the Febrovery theme and we featured one of his builds in our Valentine’s Day Special. Using many smaller pieces and slices of Lego tubing Billyburg produced a selection of rovers, featuring his trademark blue spaceman. The Elves particularly liked the playability of his Lunar R.O.V.E.R.

Billburg Soccer

The month also featured many impractical and dangerous designs from another TLCB bloggee, David Roberts. Fortunately these were all built in LDD and with nothing for the Elves to sink their teeth into, they didn’t meet our Submission Guidelines. Also in the useful but probably impractical category was Halfbeak’s CS Ravine Rover, apparently enabling spacemen to, “Cross that ditch without a hitch!”.

Halfbeak Canyon

We featured Tyler Sky’s very practical contribution to the Febrovery group almost a month ago. He went back in time, both to Classic Space and possibly to the Stone Age to create his Primitive Rover. A practical manual power back-up or a throw back to the Flintstones: you decide!

Primitive Rover

A newcomer to both Febrovery and The Lego Car Blog was French builder, Pirate Cox. We featured his charming, Morgan-like Rover #7 earlier in the month. The Elves also liked his Rover #5 monowheel, with its clever arrangement of cogs and control pedals for the driver.

PC Mono Wheel

Lastly, it’s worth mentioning another prolific builder of slightly silly space rovers, David Alexander Smith. He raised the intellectual tone of the month with a thoughtful and thought provoking article on his philosophical Lego blog, “Building Debates“. Visit the Febrovery Flickr group by clicking this link and see David Smith’s thesis in action that, “Lego builders do it best, when we do it together.”

On that high-brow, cultural note, it just remains for us to finish with another build from the man who started it all: Crimso Giger. Here’s a spaceman driving a giant snail.

Crimso Snail

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8 thoughts on “That Was Febrovery That Was

  1. billyburg says:

    Thanks for the blogging again, but more importantly, thank you for bringing the attention to Febrovery, the interesting debate and focusing on the person who started it all Mr Crimso Giger. His work deserves more attention I think.

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    • Dr Asp Menace says:

      Hi Billyburg,

      It’s always a pleasure to feature your work on our blog. We’ve also featured Crimso Giger’s work a few times over the years. The Elves were sniggering for over two weeks when we featured his “Morning Glory”. You’re right, he does have a unique style and we look forward to featuring more MOCs from both of you in the future.

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  2. Jon Dawkins says:

    Love the concept of Febrovery!!! I’m a huge fan of the Lego space theme and ADU Rundown looks awesome but I have to be honest and say that as a bit of a lego purist the primitive rover design is really winning me over!!!! That’s why I love lego and hope my 7 month old boy will do too, something for everyone. It’s my first visit to your blog but I hope to make some more contributions over the coming weeks love the approach you take to many of your posts, great pics too. Have a lovely week from across the pond 🙂 P.S. My wife says where can you buy the caterpillar design!!!!!!

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    • Dr Asp Menace says:

      Hi Jon,

      Many thanks for your comment and welcome to The Lego Car Blog! We’re big fans of Febrovery and have featured builds from each of its years. You can find them by using the search box at the bottom of the page. Although we’re mainly a blog about Lego cars, we do enjoy a good bit of sci-fi every now again. If you’ve a Flickr account, you can get in touch with Crimso Giger via Flickr mail and ask about the caterpillar. Good luck, happy reading and happy building!

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  3. Crimso Giger says:

    I’ve missed this ! Thanks for the blogging of my Caterpillar and Snail, and all the other cool Rovers, and for this -as usual- enjoyable reading – best article about FebRovery in the Lego blogs this year !

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  4. […] favourite Billyburg might be stretching the rules of Febrovery a bit with this one, but seeing as we suck at sci-fi, but we do love hot rods, his classic space […]

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