Spin Doctor*

The iconic Spinner from the 1982 sci-fi epic ‘Blade Runner’ has appeared here in multiple forms over the years. From large scale brick-built versions to smaller mini-figure builds, there’s a spinner for everyone. Except Technic fans, who have – until now – been unrepresented. Syd Mead’s infamous design has finally been Technic-ed, thanks to previous bloggee […]

Metrokab

Vehicles from 1982’s Blade Runner are a popular choice to build from Lego (see here, here, here, and here). OK, one particular vehicle is, but not every car in the movie was a ‘Spinner’. Cue keiichi kamei and this ‘Metrokab’, surely one of the least cool sci-fi vehicles of all time. That might be why […]

You Spin Me Right Round*

There have been countless versions of the ‘Spinner’ police cruiser from the 1982 Philip K. Dick epic Blade Runner built in Lego form, yet builders always seem able to find new ways of perfecting the iconic hover-car. This latest version is the work of Davidup of Flickr who has used LEGO’s large window pieces to […]

Other Runners

Blade Runner wasn’t all about the ‘Spinner‘. Largely forgotten, the movie featured several vehicular oddities that appeared alongside the famous hovercar, each managing to look both futuristic and decidedly sheddy at the same time. Flickr’s keiichi kamei remembers two such designs, the ‘Armadillo‘ van and the ‘Deckard‘ car, each shown here in both civilian and […]

You Spin Me Right Round

The forthcoming sequel to 1982’s classic film Bladerunner has its trailers out now on YouTube. For car builders, there have been a few tantalising glimpses of this film’s interpretation of the “Spinner”. It’s already inspired some Lego builders, including GoIPlaysWithLego, whose clean, sleek Spinner features at the top of this post. Calin has also produced […]

Blade Runner

Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi epic Blade Runner is about to get an update. And it’s an update that looks – in the trailer at least – pretty awesome. Whilst we hesitantly but optimistically await the arrival of ‘Blade Runner 2049’, Flickr’s tfcrafter1 reminds us of one of the reasons why the original movie was so […]

I Had Your Job Once… I Was Good At It

This TLCB writer eagerly awaited ‘Blade Runner 2049’ after seeing the trailer where it looked really rather good. It turned out to be really rather good too, being visually spectacular although, at times, perhaps a little dull. Part of the visual brilliance came courtesy of this, the ‘Spinner’ Police cruiser, a successfully updated sequel to […]

Spinner

Syd Mead’s ‘Spinner’ police car from the movie Blade Runner has become one of the most influential sci-fi designs of all time, with the basic premise used in countless films since its first appearance way back in 1982. The Spinner also makes a fine subject to recreate from Lego, and Flickr’s -derjoe- has done it superbly. You […]

Tears in the Rain

This beautifully built and photographed Spinner police car is the work of Tyler (legohaulic) on Flickr. To be honest, you’ve probably seen it already. By the time our Elves spotted it, this model had already accumulated over 160 likes and 1,200 views, within a few hours of it being posted. Click on the link and […]

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

We’ve posted lots of Spinners from the cult movie Blade Runner here over the years, but this is the first one than lights up! It’s been built by Legolize It Man and you can see more on Flickr.

Chibi?

Like Ma.K, here at TLCB towers we’re a bit unsure about what exactly “chibi” is. Wikipedia defines it as a Japanese slang word for a short person or a small child. It goes on to say that the word has been conflated with the “super deformed” style of anime characters, so it sounds worrying similar […]

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

TLCB’s favourite movie car maker is back, and with something a little special. It’s only 5 years until we reach the year when 1982’s Blade Runner is set, and we’re no nearer to hovering cars now than we were those 32 years ago, but they still look just as cool. This is the Police Spinner from the […]