Election Enforcement

Lego Technic GAZ Tigr SPM-2

Russia’s recent presidential elections once more provided an emphatic win for Vladimir Putin. Securing his fourth consecutive term in office with a huge 77% of the vote, Putin defied the odds, a constitution which limits consecutive terms to two, accusations of voting irregularities, and the assassination and imprisonment of the other candidates. A thoroughly deserved win then!

The run-up to the election which delivered Putin’s decisive victory was also assisted by a thorough and active police force, ensuring the the Russian people were safe and secure to cast their all-important vote. Many vehicles were deployed to this end, but our favourite is this, the GAZ Tigr SPM-2.

Lego Technic GAZ Tigr SPM-2

With 7mm armour plating, a four foot wading depth, and powered by a 5.9 litre Cummins diesel engine, the GAZ Tigr is the perfect vehicle for Russia’s armed forces to traverse their country’s vast and varied landscape. It’s also large enough to hold a number of police offers plus any citizens that are as yet unsure of whom to vote for.

This brilliant police-spec Technic GAZ Tigr SPM-2 comes from previous bloggee filsawgood and instead of containing undecided voters/rival political candidates it’s stuffed full of technical wizardry. All four independently suspended wheels are powered by a pair of BuWizz bluetooth bricks controlling four Large drive motors and Servo steering motor, whilst a Medium motor powers the front-mounted winch. There’s also a six-cylinder piston engine, opening hood, doors and sunroof, and a fully appointed interior ready to receive any political dissidents.

Lego Technic GAZ Tigr SPM-2

There’s lots more to see of filsawgood’s hugely impressive GAZ Tigr SPM-2 at both Flickr and the Eurobricks discussion forum – take a look via the links above and remember to show your support for the President in the comments.

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21 thoughts on “Election Enforcement

  1. rm8 says:

    I think, political intro is not needed here. Russia is not better and not worse than any other “democratic” countries, and no facts proving all that some of politics tell us about Russia. No independednt media, no fair elections, no truth and hypocrisy – that’s modern state of world. So better write about LEGO.

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    • Hello rm8

      Thank you for your feedback (genuinely!).

      We will always use this platform for satire towards those we perceive as deserving of it. You are very much allowed to disagree with our choice of today’s recipient (we’d be disappointed if someone didn’t disagree to be honest!), as people have done when we’ve mocked various other institutions, car manufacturers, and countries in the past.

      Russia has appeared here at TLCB both positively (e.g. https://thelegocarblog.com/2015/06/30/white-knight-2/) and negatively – (e.g. this post – if you read our praise of Putin as sarcastic).

      However the great thing about the Lego Community is that it’s wonderfully varied and contains many different cultures, opinions and world views. We’re just one of these and our opinions are no more valuable than anyone else’s : )

      We hope you understand this approach and do we value your thoughts.

      Kind regards

      TLCB Team

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  2. Evolveur says:

    Guys, why there is politics in your blog? We are all about Lego and vehicles, not science, medicine or finance.
    We all have access to news all around the world in another media’s, so please, don’t bring all this dirty political debates here, some people like me or RM8 come here to take a rest from all these things!

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    • Hello Evolveur

      Thank you for your feedback (genuinely!).

      TLCB will always use this platform to point the ‘Finger of Fun’ at those we perceive to be deserving, and that does include those in politics. We appreciate that whether the recipient is seen to be ‘deserving’ or not will depend on the opinions of each reader, so we do try to ensure we vary the figure of fun.

      This post may have been too close to home for you, but the next will probably be fine (and will be too close for someone else).

      We hope you understand this approach and do we value your thoughts.

      Kind regards

      TLCB Team

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  3. Алексей Паль says:

    There are so much wrong points your post. You not only make accusations to a public person but also don’t respect will and votes of Russians. Personally I didn’t vote for the Mr. Pitun but I respect law and rights of my neighbors to elect him.

    That is my bit of support to my Country.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. mahj says:

    I for one appreciate the commentary, and don’t mind getting politics dragged in here at all. Bonus points for engaging intelligently with the naysayers.

    Liked by 2 people

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