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In Remembrance of Ingmar

Today The Lego Car Blog learned the sad news that previous bloggee and Lego-building legend Ingmar Spijkhoven has lost his fight against motor neurone disease. Ingmar was best known in the Lego Community for his incredible Model Team trucks, many of which have appeared here, and for making instructions, kits, and even complete models available to buy.

Motor neurone disease (also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) currently has no cure, with sufferers expected to live no more than five years from diagnosis (Stephen Hawking is perhaps the most famous exception).

You can read more about how you can help in the fight against motor neurone disease via the ALS Association (they of the Ice Bucket Challenge), you can see Ingmar’s past creations blogged here at TLCB by clicking here, and you can visit Ingmar’s own excellent website by clicking here.

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Orange Tinted Spectacles

Flickr’s Dennis Bosman (aka legotrucks) builds some of the very best Lego models of any type, with a level of realism that exceeds even that of LEGO’s own master model-makers. This is his latest incredible build, a pair of impossibly well-detailed heavy haulage trucks as run by the Van der Vlist company in the Netherlands.

The amazing-looking four-axle MAN TGX is paired with a beautiful Scania T142E and Nooteboom trailer, a model based upon one of the designs by the late Ingmar Spijkhoven who died earlier this year after battling motor neurone disease, and who we sorely wish we had inducted into the Master MOCers Hall of Fame here at TLCB before he passed.

Several builders have paid tribute to Ingmar with their own takes on his spectacular models, and apparently Ingmar was very pleased to see the progress on Dennis’ build earlier in the year, particularly liking the orange colour chosen. The Elves rather like it too (orange Smarties are the best kind) and you can join them and us in appreciating the full gallery of superb imagers at Dennis’ Scania T142E Flickr album via the link above.

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Model Team Spreen

This enormous (and beautiful) Model Team Scania T143EL 8×4/4 truck, with Spreen livery, a spectacular gooseneck trailer, and a Volvo 350F loader was discovered by one of our Elves on Flickr. It comes from TLCB favourite Dennis Bosman (aka legotrucks) and was two years in the making, with help from fellow builders JaapTechnic and the late Ingmar Spijkhoven. Not only does Dennis’ build look unbelievably detailed, there’s also an SBrick buried in their somewhere allowing this model to operate via bluetooth. There’s loads more to see of this incredible creation at Dennis’s Scania T143EL 8×4/4 album on Flickr – click the link above to take a look, and here to read his interview as part of the Master MOCers series here at The Lego Car Blog.

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Ploughing On

This site was terribly sad to report the death of truck building legend Ingmar Spijkhoven earlier this year, after losing his fight with motor neurone disease, an illness that currently has with no cure. Several of his fellow builders have been paying tribute to Ingmar in the most appropriate way; by building incredible trucks inspired by his designs. Dirk Klijn is one of them, and has developed this superb snow plough from Ingmar’s ‘T12’ truck.

Based on Ingmar’s original design, Dirk’s truck includes remote control drive and steering (operable via bluetooth thanks to a third-party SBrick), a pneumatic compressor to position the plough blade, a working salt spreader, and all-wheel-suspension. Dirk’s model will be on show at the Lego World Utrecht show alongside several Ingmar tributes and you can see more of the build on Flickr via the link above, plus you can see all of Ingmar’s incredible trucks to feature here over the years via the search bar on this site.

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Tanker Truck Tribute

Last month we had the tremendously sad job of reporting the news that previous bloggee and legendary truck builder Ingmar Spijkhoven had lost his fight with motor neurone disease. This debilitating disease has no cure, with most sufferers living no more than 5 years from diagnosis. For Ingmar and the thousands of other sufferers there is – at the moment – only one outcome.

Ingmar was unable to visit Lego events towards the end, so his fellow Dutch builders decided to build tribute models to him for the Legoworld 2019 show, an idea he apparently loved.

One such tribute was built by fellow truck builder Bricksonwheels, who took one of Imgmar’s superb trailer designs and added a wonderful Peterbilt 389 truck, chroming each model beautifully and equipping the truck with Power Functions motors and SBrick bluetooth remote control.

Ingmar sadly died a week before the model was completed, but it will be shown at Legoworld alongside the other tributes to him in a dedicated area.

You can see more of Bricksonwheels’ stunning tanker truck tribute to one of the Lego Community’s greatest builders by clicking here, and you can help to change the inevitable outcome of motor neurone disease diagnosis by donating to the research that is underway to find cure.

ALS Association | MND Association

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Here’s One I Bought Earlier

Lego Model Team Truck RC

This stunning image (complete with far too many watermarks…) comes from previous bloggee Ingmar Spijkhoven, who has decided to put his latest fully remote controlled Model Team truck into production. Yes, in what will be music to the ears of the many people we get here at TLCB leaving ‘where can I buy this?’ comments, you can buy this truck and build it for yourself! Click the link above to find out how.

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Sunset Tanker

Lego Tanker Truck

The gorgeous image comes from previous bloggee Ingmar Spijkhoven, who has teamed up with third-party lights specialists Brickstuff to create this stunning set-up pictured above.

Ingmar’s Mack truck and Polar tanker trailer are fully remotely driven via LEGO Power Functions components and you can see more of the rig on Flickr – click here to take a closer look.

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Scale Scania

Lego Scania Truck

This beautifully detailed Scania 143M was found on Brickshelf today. It’s the work of previous bloggee Ingmar Spijkhoven and it features suspension, RC drive and steering, working lights, a detailed V8 engine, and a functioning fifth wheel. See more via the link above.

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Lego KrAZ 255B Trucks

MOCpages’ Ingmar Spijkhoven, a veteran of The Lego Car Blog, is back, with not one but three incredible remote controlled KrAZ 255B trucks. In fact there are nine models, once all the possible combinations of tractor and payload are included.

Powered by an XL motor each, with 6×6 drive, a working V8 engine, servo steering and solid axle suspension on all wheels, Ingmar’s KrAZ trucks are an engineering triumph.

Lego KrAZ Truck Trial

Ingmar has designed three versions of the KrAZ 255B; flatbed, truck-trial (above) and logging (below). All are available to view on MOCpages, where full technical details can also be found, along with an extensive gallery of the features of each truck and payload combination. Click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Technic KrAZ Logging Truck

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Two Trucks Tuesday

Lego Mack Granite Truck

A peaceful morning in TLCB Towers was shattered today by the sound of something heavy and metallic hitting something soft and fleshy. The two objects in question turned out to be a desk lamp and an Elf, which was itself armed with a stolen hole-punch for defence-by-body-piercing.

With the two combatants separated, one of which was sporting a newly (and no doubt unwanted) pierced ear, we could investigate the cause of the ruckus.

Two Model Team style trucks, both remotely controlled by Power Functions, and both discovered on the image-sharing site Flickr. Luckily for the two aforementioned Elves both creations are worthy of appearing here, and so each of them has earned a meal token, making the lamp vs. hole punch fight somewhat necessary.

Anyway, the models! First up (above) is previous bloggee Ingmar Spijkoven‘s Mack Granite truck, with RC drive and steering, solid axel suspension and a working fifth wheel. Click on Ingmar’s name to see more of his mighty Mack.

The second of today’s trucks (below) comes from another previous bloggee from Flickr, Marek Mankiewicz aka M_longer. Marek has reconstructed a superb replica of MAN’s TGS 8×4 dump truck, and he’s added a drawbar trailer for good measure too. There’s lots more to see at the link above.

N.B. We often get asked for instructions here at TLCB. Usually the answer is a No, however both of today’s builders have made instructions available for their respective models. To access these building steps simply click on the links above!

Lego MAN TGS Truck

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Accessorise My Set

Lego Technic 8258 Trailer

This enormous Technic rig was discovered by an Elf on Flickr. It starts of course with the official LEGO 8258 Crane Truck set behind which Ingmar Spijkhoven has constructed a matching Power Functions controlled steered-axel trailer (complete with excavator set load). The set-up features a huge variety of working functions, both from the official LEGO sets and Ingmar’s complimenting creation – it’s definitely something we’d like to see more builders attempt.

If you own an 8258 set Ingmar has released instructions for his creation so that you can add your own trailer too – click the link above to see more.

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Red, White and Blue

Lego Model Team Truck

This impressive American rig is the work of Ingmar Spijkhoven of MOCpages and Brickshelf fame. Ingmar has packed his model with LEGO’s Power Functions components so that his truck can drive, steer and light the road ahead remotely. It’s also got solid axel suspension, a working fifth wheel and a detailed cabin and engine bay. There’s lots more to see at the links above – click to make the jump.

Lego RC Truck

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Wacky Races

Lego Pikes Peak Truck

The Pikes Peak hillclimb features some properly weird vehicles, and none more so than in the truck category. This remote control hillclimb truck is the work of Ingmar Spijkhoven, and it’s nearly as mad as the real things. It’s powered by LEGO’s Buggy Motors and you can see more of it on either MOCpages or Flickr, or via Ingmar’s YouTube video below.

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Lego Scania 143 BricksonWheels

You thought we’d forgotten about this feature. And you’d be right. But fear not! The collective TLCB conscious has been jogged, and like a bear groggily awaking from hibernation, the Master MOCers Series has stumbled back into the world, ready to raid your bins and eat your picnic.

So without further ado, it’s time for Chapter 2. Settle down and listen, as the amazing Dennis Glaasker – aka BricksonWheels – recounts his Lego Journey…

When did you first get into Lego, and what was your first set?

We’re talking a while back here. I can’t exactly recall my first set, but the first I truly remember was the 853 Technic car chassis I got as a gift when I was 12 years or so, early 80’s. That set was kind of a milestone those days, and my parents really emptied their pockets to get me one. I remember I was massively impressed by the functionality at that time, and believe it or not, those four 24×43 wheels from that actual set still live on in my collection and can be seen on one of my 1:13 scaled Scania models. That is 30 years of active duty ;-). The funny thing is that after only a short period of time, I started to use the 853 set and others that followed to make my own models. Those were trucks already, and quite fast I lost interest in the sets as such and only made my own work.

How did you get started in the AFOL Community?

That must have been in the mid 90’s. After a period of less interest in model building, and more interest in metal music and girls, I picked up model building again. But still being a truckfreak I worked mostly with plastic model kits from manufacturers like Revell and Italeri. For the fun of it I bought the Black Cat Model Team truck, but this was not as convincing to me as the other stuff I built back then in terms of realism. Then came the internet and I found other model builders, were some used Lego. A big eye opener was my buddy and fellow Dutchman Dennis Bosman who was already building massive Lego trucks back then, and had started with his own website (TLCB Note; That’s Mr. Bosman’s trailer attached to BricksonWheels’ Scania truck in the picture above). I got inspired and decided to work more with Lego as well, and aim for much more realism compared to what I had build before with bricks. Soon after I build up my collection of bricks and started working on new models, and enjoyed it so much I quit building plastic kits. About 8 years ago I published my first work as well, and met more Afols on the net. Nowadays I know many in person, and make sure you can always come by for a chat on one of the events during the year that I attend.

Whats your favorite Lego set or theme?

Coming from the first question that has the be the 853.

Who is your favorite MOCer? 

I have a couple of good friends in the community, that I also know in person. Dennis Bosman (Legotrucks) is a good buddy of mine, we meet so now and then and take or work on location for some nice pictures. Others I see on a regular base and have some truly awesome MOCs are: Ingmar Spijkhoven (2LegoOrNottoLego), Barry Bosman (Barman), Arjan Oude Kotte (Konarja) and Ralph Savelsberg (Mad Physicist). All of them live in The Netherlands and are part of the Lowlug community. There are more, so nobody should feel offended not being mentioned 🙂 , but I can’t make the list too long. Internationally I would like to mention Lino Martins, Mike Doyle, Lichtblau, and Orion Pax. These are just a few names of guys that I am in good contact with and are very creative in my opinion and build awesome things.

What is your favorite MOC?

The one coming up soon, and the Red Baron Harley Davidson.

Lego Harley Davidson BricksonWheels

What’s your favorite Brick?

A chromed one. I heard about these a few years back, and they were spot on for building custom trucks and bikes. I love chromed lego. A truly chromed brick (plating on plastics technology) however is expensive, and I established my own contacts to have this done in volume industrially. I work together with Bricks4all ( on this. I only use the truly metal plated parts in my work, as they have a real chrome layer, compared to the many painted alternatives found for sale.

How do you start a build?

A project always starts with extensive research on dimensions and detail. I have a nice archive of chassis drawings with dimensions etc. I also look on the web for inspiration on colour and design. In the forthcoming Hispabrick Magazine (nr. 17) of this summer you can find an extensive article on this theme, where two of my builds builds are highlighted through the whole building process.

What makes your designs unique to you?

I think I was one of the first dedicated to building vehicles as less with visible studs as possible. I just like the smooth realistic look of that. Nowadays the level of detail, including the custom chrome and stickers make it quite unique.

Lego Truck BricksonWheels

Who do you think will be a talent for the future?

I could not tell you a name directly, but I hope there are many, as creative people are nice to be with.

What’s next?

I am working on  a big tri-axle rotator wrecker in 1:13 scale. Its massive and I love it, but it takes a lot of work. It is probably the most intense project I did so far. I hope it can be seen on your blog in a few weeks.

Western Star

Lego Western Star Truck

Logger’s Delight

This beautiful Western Star truck and Elphinstone trailer are products of Ingmar Spijkhoven, and his monumental talent with LEGO bricks. Not only does his latest creation look, well – like this, but it also works. See all the details on MOCpages or Flickr.

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