My Fair Lady

This beautifully presented Datsun 240Z ‘Fairlady’ could be yours! Well, not this one; it’s owned by builder SP_LINEUP, but he’s also released his superb restomod classic Datsun as a kit available to buy. The model includes opening doors that reveal a wonderfully detailed interior, and an opening hood under which lives an accurately replicated RB26DET […]

My Fair Lady

This is a Datsun 240Z, or ‘Fairlady’ as it was known in some markets, and it’s surely in contention for the the title of prettiest Japanese car of all time. This Model Team example comes from 5eno of Flickr and there’s more to see at the link.

Buy a Porsche, Get a Datsun Free

Yup, because if you own the 42056 LEGO Technic Porcshe 911 GT3 RS set you could also own this lovely Datsun 240Z. Just not at the same time. Builder pleasedontspammebro has created the classic Japanese sports car from the parts only found within the 42056 set, and has made instructions available so you can repurpose […]

Seventies Safari

We know rally cars today as brutal all-wheel-drive monsters, with enormous wings, enormous turbochargers, and even more enormous balls in the driving seat. The current World Rally Championship makes for quite a show, but back in the 1970s things were a bit… simpler. This is a 1971 Datsun 240Z. It has raised suspension, off-road tyres, […]

Wings (Part I)

Drifting, as we learned earlier this week, has been around for some time. Today’s favoured drift weapons are 1990s Japanese cars, being relatively cheap (although the drift tax is now causing values to rocket), rear drive, and – most importantly in the modern drift scene – cool. We’d prefer this though. It’s a glorious 1970s […]

Kuro Kin

Simon Przepiorka’s brilliant 8-wide Speed Champions Datsun 240Z design has appeared here before, but so good is his latest iteration (and so well photographed too) we didn’t think you’d mind the update. Newly built in black and gold, Simon’s ‘Kuro Kin’ 240Z looks very much like our sort of car, even though our research into what […]

Put an LS in it

The internet’s answer to literally any engine-related question, ‘Put an LS in it‘ seems to be the default setting for most YouTube commenters, and – although it pains us to say it – not without good reason. Compact, plentiful, powerful, and even available off-the-shelf new in ‘crate’ form, General Motors’ iconic V8 has been in […]

Three Champions

It’s a bumper haul today at The Lego Car Blog as we have not one, not two, but three superb models to show you. Newcomer Simon Przepiorka recently uploaded a trio of brilliant Speed Champions-style creations to Flickr and is here making his TLCB debut with all three! First up is the wonderful Datsun 240Z pictured […]

Catching Some ‘Z’s

Nothing beats catching some ‘Z’s. Fortunately we can do just that thanks to Simon Prezepiorka and these three brilliant Datsun Fairlady/240Zs. Simon’s Speed Champions builds have become firm favourites here at TLCB Towers and you can check more of this trio as well as his past creations via the link to Flickr above.

Become a Lego Professional!

The single most frequently asked question we receive here at TLCB Towers is ‘How do I build this model?’. We receive queries like these in the hundreds, and – despite our urge to scream ‘enough!’ and run out of the building brandishing whatever office implement is nearest – we offer a continuous stream of polite […]

Sittin’ Pretty

This TLCB writer is going to poke his head above the metaphorical parapet that is the internet’s comments and state that the prettiest sports car of the 1970s is not a Jaguar, Porsche, or Alfa Romeo… but a Datsun. In particular, this Datsun – the wonderful 1970 240Z. This lightly JDM-modified 240Z comes from Jonathan Elliott […]

BanZai!

Flickr’s _Tiler could have his own page here at TLCB, so regularly does he appear. His latest build is a model that we want so much it hurts. His brilliant wide-arched Datsun 240Z shows you don’t need to build big to build special. You can see more of _Tiler’s 6-wide masterpiece at his photostream – click the link above to make […]

240 Winks

This lovely Datsun 240Z was discovered by one of our Elves on Flickr. TLCB regular Senator Chinchilla is the builder and you can see more of his classic Japanese sports car here.

Two Hundred and Forty Winks

This bewitchingly beautiful creation comes from TLCB favourite _Tiler. A lesson in both brilliant Lego building and exceptional photography, _Tiler’s gorgeous Datsun 240Z is surely one of the mini-figure scale highlights of the year so far. You can see all the images of _Tiler’s recreation of Japan’s best known classic sports car on Flickr – click the […]

Japan’s E

It’s time for one of your suggestions (much to our Elves’ annoyance), this one being passed on to us via our Feedback page. The Datsun 240Z might be the prettiest Japanese car ever made (although it does seem to have taken more than a little inspiration form Jaguar’s E-Type), and LegoMarat has done a fine job recreating it in Lego form. […]