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Lego Sci-Fi Airport Service

Completely Different. We’re not sure what’s got into The Lego Car Blog Elves today, but they’ve brought back some properly weird creations over the weekend. Of course we’re a car blog, so we’ll only be blogging those that closely match our title subject. First up, here’s a giant hovering airport tug thingumy!

Built by Flickr’s Vince Toulouse, this ‘Airport Service’ is constructed from a variety of unusual pieces that originated in some of LEGO’s weirdest (and long-forgotten) themes. A Fabuland caravan, rubber Technic bumpers, and a gate from LEGO’s Track System (which we have zero memory of ever existing) all make appearances, and there’s more to see of how they all fit together via the link above.

Lego MaK Camel

OK, so we’re wildly off-topic today. We may as well continue with this, a bi-pedal walking tank arrangement by Flickr’s Chris Perron. Named the CAMEL, Chris’ creation also features some ingenious parts usage including pieces from Bionicle, Technic steering racks, and of course that biosphere cockpit. See more at the link!

Lego Speeder Bike

Next up we have a huge engine with a mini-figure perched on top. Built by previous bloggee David Roberts it’s apparently a ‘Proboscis’ speeder bike, and a championship-winning one at that. We have no idea what championship that may be, but we’re betting it would be fun to watch. Head to Flickr via the link above to see more.

Lego Sky-Fi Aircraft

The final creation of today’s four mini-figure scale oddities is an aircraft called the ‘F11-Locust’ built by Sylon-tw of Flickr. Designed in the ‘Sky-Fi’ genre, a sub-theme of a sub-theme of which we know absolutely nothing, it’s a fine way to wrap up today’s four-part special.

There’s more to see of Sylon’s Locust at his photostream via the link above, you can check out each of today’s creations via their respective links in the text, and we’ll be back soon – hopefully when someone somewhere builds a bloody car.

Until next time…

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We’re Tramming, and I Hope You Like Tramming Too*

Lego Sci-Fi Tram

This huge odd-looking device is a Suburban Tram, and it can give a ride to most of the town.** It comes from the mind of Flickr’s Vince Toulouse, who has deployed all manner of unusual pieces from several decades of LEGO themes to create it.

There’s lots more to see at the tram’s album on Flickr – click the link above to hop on-board, although we have no idea where it’s going.

Lego Sci-Fi Tram

*Today’s (slightly butchered) title song can be found here.

**Just like your Mom.

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The Mechanic

the-mechanic

Sadly for our Elves, this is not Jason Statham’s hitman coming to bring death and chaos but a rather more useful repair droid. This red robot comes complete with a box of tools and some nice parts usage on his sunglasses/welding goggles. He’s a slightly more mainstream creation from the often surreal and streamlined world of TLCB regular Vince Toulouse. Click this link to see more of this creation, including what might be his metal mullet poking out from the back of his helmet.

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Soapbox

Lego Soapbox Racer

This utterly wonderful contraption comes from the brilliant Vince Toulouse of Flickr, and it looks like one of the most dangerous machines that this blog has ever posted, and it’s glorious! The bastard offspring of a soapbox gravity go-kart and a 1920s Grand Prix racer, Vince’s latest work is delightfully unhinged, and it makes use of some of LEGO’s odder parts superbly – including some long-forgotten wheels from Technic’s darker days.

There’s more to see of this beautiful creation at Vince’s photostream – step inside the Salvador Dali painting that is his mind at the link above.

Lego Concept Racer

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And Now For Something Completely Different

Lego Sky-Fi Airship

Previous bloggee Vince Toulouse completely baffles TLCB writing team even when he’s making a car, so this gloriously whimsical Cruise Airship is so far outside of our comfort zone all we can do is post a link to something silly.

Lego Sky-Fi Aircraft

Despite our vernacular incompetence when it comes to anything without wheels (and, if we’re honest, most things with wheels too), we can say with confidence that Vince’s latest build is absolutely worth visiting – we could peruse this ship’s gorgeous detailing for hours. And so we probably will. See you at Vince’s amazing photostream.

Lego Airship

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Machine No.5

Lego Machine No.5

We have absolutely no idea what’s going on here, so it’s probably best you just ask Vince Toulouse. Whilst this is the fifth machine from Vince that we’ve featured here we’re no closer to learning what it’s all about. You can see some of his previous machines – and amuse yourself at our previous attempts at an explanation – by clicking here. We’ll get back to cars…

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Lego Sci-Fi Tank Thingumy

This beautiful creation is so far outside of our vehicular knowledge that we’re not even going to attempt an explanation. Vince Toulouse of Flickr owns the brain that created it, so it’s probably best we simply throw you a link to his page. Click this link.

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Wheels of Whimsy

Lego Art-Deco Trike

The inside of Vince Toulouse‘s mind must be an interesting – and rather beautiful – place to live. Vince has appeared here previously with his wonderfully art-deco spaceships, and he’s now transferred his uniquely brilliant style to wheeled wonders. These two spectacular creations can be found at Vince’s most excellent Flickr photostream, click the link above and submerge yourself in Vince’s sea of brick-built loveliness.

Lego Sci-Fi Art-Deco Car

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Le Swoosh!

Lego Sci-Fi Ship No.3The weirdness continues here at The Lego ‘Car’ Blog, with this rather swooshable creation from a previous bloggee, the gloriously French-named Vince Toulouse. Entitled simply ‘Machine No.3’ there’s a whole host of gorgeous pictures on Flickr at the link above.

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No Wheels

Much like the musical success of will.i.am or the appeal of the Kardashians, we really don’t understand ‘dieselpunk’. However unlike those two abominations, we do think dieselpunk – whatever the term actually represents – is rather good.

This fabulous dieselpunk hoverbike comes from the mind of previous bloggee Vince_Toulouse and has been built for the ‘Future Ride’ competition at LEGO Ideas. It follows yesterday’s weirdly-wheeled motorcycles that were designed for the same contest, but Vince’s concept does away with the need for wheels altogether.

With some properly inventive parts usage we think Vince’s might be the pick of the lot so far and there’s more to see of his dieselpunk ‘Sky Rider Special’ on Flickr via the hyperlink in his name above. It’s a much much better link than that will.i.am one…

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The Green Mile

Lego Concept Car

Looking like a cross between a hypermiling competition car and a coach, only with the addition of a few troll arms and mermaid tails, Vince_Toulouse‘s latest vehicular concept looks like a bugger to park. But then the coolest cars always are. See more of Vince’s ‘GR440 III’ at his photostream via the link above.

Lego Concept Car

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Dupliner

Lego SL20 Streamliner

This is the ‘SL20 Streamliner’, and it’s gloriously, utterly, mad. Built from deep within the mind of Vince_Toulouse it contains some the very finest art deco styling details that we’ve ever seen. And some Duplo wheels. One of the proper Lego blogs claims it looks like a Batmobile, but that’s clearly nonsense, as the Streamliner is absolutely a cross between the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen’s ‘Nautilus’ and, er… Peter Griffin’s Penis Car. Yup, we know our design icons. No matter, there’s more to see of this retro manhood-enlarging brilliance at Vince’s photostream – click the link above to make the trip.

Lego SL20 Streamliner

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Not a Car

Lego Sky-Fi Aircraft

This is not a car. We’re not even completely sure it’s a plane. What we are sure of is that the inside of Vince_Toulouse‘s mind must be like one of those Salvador Dalí paintings with all the melting clocks. And that his F70 Double Faucon is gloriously, heroically, beautifully, weird. Join the madness on Flickr via the link above.

Lego Sky-Fi Aircraft

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Machine No.1

Lego Machine No.1

We have literally no idea what this is for. But we like it.

Discovered on The Brothers Brick, this brilliantly original space ship, simply entitled ‘Machine No.1’, is the work of vince_toulouse on Flickr, who is also the owner of possibly the most French name ever.

Mixing art-deco curves, ’60s style engineering and Sci-Fi has resulted in something we can’t really explain, but that’s wonderful nonetheless. See more at Vince’s Flickr photostream.

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