Category Archives: Technic

Porsche Carrera GT – Picture Special

Lego Technic Porsche Carrera GT

This incredible replica of Porsche’s mighty 2005 V10 supercar was discovered by one of our Elves on Eurobricks today. It’s the work of Artemy Zotov, and it’s one of the finest Technic Supercars that this site has ever featured.

Lego Technic Porsche Carrera GT

Artemy’s Carrera GT is a near-perfect one tenth scale replica of one of Porsche’s most ambitious vehicles and it features a wealth of superbly engineered mechanical functions, including the Carrera’s unique V10 engine, all-wheel independent suspension, working steering, opening hood, doors and engine cover, and the Porsche’s clever rising and retracting rear spoiler.

Lego Porsche Carrera GT

There’s more of this stunning build to see at the Eurobricks discussion forum (and probably Flickr, MOCpages and Brickshelf too in the near future, but we’re quite early featuring this creation). Click this link to check out one of the finest Technic Supercars you’re likely to see his year.

Lego Technic Supercar Porsche Carrera GT

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Build-Your-Own

Lego Porsche 911 Convertible

We were very excited when we first broke the news of LEGO’s brilliant-looking 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 set, especially when TLCB anoraks deciphered that it would feature a working paddle-shift gearbox. Unfortunately the reality of 42056 – especially that much hyped gearbox – hasn’t lived up to the sky-high expectations that preceded it, a fact made all to clear here at TLCB. So what if you’d like a Technic Porsche that doesn’t cost the earth and that works? Well handily we have two answers for you today…

First up (above) is paave’s fantastic 964 series 911 cabriolet. With working steering, a flat-6 engine, and opening doors, hood and engine cover, paave’s creation has everything you’d expect to find in a small Technic set, and to these eyes it looks better than the official 42056 product too. You can see more of this excellent build on both MOCpages and Eurobricks via these links.

Second (below) is Horcik Designs‘ effort, and it too looks a fine home-brewed attempt at bettering LEGO’s official 911 GT3 set. With working steering, a flat-6 engine, a functioning gearbox, all-wheel independent suspension, a working clutch, and a pneumatically adjustable rear spoiler Horcik’s creation is what LEGO’s could have been if they hadn’t spent so much money on a fancy booklet for collectors (who won’t open the box anyway so it’s wasted on them). There’s more to see of Horcik’s Porcshe 911 on Flickr at the link above, and you can check out a very disgruntled review rant of the official LEGO Technic 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 set by clicking here.

Lego Technic Porsche 911

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Cheap Thrills

Lego Technic Porsche 911

Things that do a lot for a little are very much liked here at TLCB. Now we aren’t suggesting that the real Porsche 911 is a cheap thrills option – unfortunately classic cars are being hunted down like Pokemon at the moment, so even the lowest spec, ugliest bumper-ed 911 is worth silly money these days – but this tidy Technic recreation of Porsche’s 964 series 911 shows what can be done with a few bricks and a bit of talent.

Underneath the simple but actually quite effective bodywork is a working flat-6 engine, functioning steering via both hand-of-god and the steering wheel, folding seats, plus opening doors, hood and engine cover. Which means that this little gem has nearly as much going on as the official £250 LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3, only it uses about a tenth of the pieces.

You can see the full gallery on Brickshelf courtesy of Atrx, where’s there’s also a link to a video demonstrating the model’s features. Good stuff Atrx!

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Remote Control Raptor

Lego Technic Ford Raptor Remote Control

Ford’s Raptor is arguably the most hardcore production off-road pick-up truck on sale. For 2017 Ford are preparing  a new version, ditching the old V8 and replacing it with their new twin-turbo V6 as found in the Ford GT. No doubt some backwards-thinking rednecks will lament this update, but we’re all for it here at TLCB. Previous bloggee Rage Hobbit of MOCpages seems to be too, and he’s recreated the upcoming Raptor in monster RC Technic form.

With twin buggy motors driving a selectable 4×4 system through a 4-speed sequential gearbox, working steering, independent front and 4-link live axle rear suspension, opening (and locking) doors, hood and tailgate, plus a the 2017 Raptor’s Ecoboost V6 up front, Rage’s Raptor replica is one of the best off-roading Lego creations we’ve seen this year.

There’s lots more to see at Rage Hobbit’s MOCpage, including an extensive image gallery, full technical details and a video of model in action – click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Technic Ford SVT Raptor 2017

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Eight by Four

Lego Technic RC Truck

It was a very Technic-y last week here at TLCB, but you don’t need a billion bricks to make a decent Technic model. Suggested by a reader, this little remote control 8×4 truck by TomasHubik makes a lot out of a little. A single Medium motor provides drive, a Servo provides the steering, there’s pendular rear suspension, and that’s about it. You can see more via Eurobricks – click here to make the jump.

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Dig This

Lego Technic RC Excavator

It’s not all exotic supercars and space-based ants here at TLCB. Sometimes we like humble workhorses too, like this mini excavator, as found on small building sites the world over. This Technic version, pictured here removing Elf droppings, has been built by Anto of Eurobricks and it’s a miracle of packaging, with no less than nine working functions.

Two infrared receivers control four functions each, and a gearbox adds a ninth, allowing the model to drive and skid-steer via independently controlled tracks, rotate the turret, raise, lower, rotate and extend the arm, raise and lower the front blade, and pneumatically open and close the bucket. How all that fits inside is a mystery that the collective mind of TLCB is unable to fathom, but if you’re smarter than us you can give it a go via the Eurobricks discussion forum – click the link above if you dig it.

Lego Technic Remote Control Excavator Power Functions

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Nine-One-Nine

Lego Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans

Porsche have made it two wins in a row at the Le Mans 24 Hour race when this year Toyota’s TS050 suffered a heartbreaking mechanical failure with just one lap to go. All of the prototype class competitors are remarkable machines, with more diversity amongst the top three than in the whole Formula 1 grid, and it’s Porsche’s 919 Hybrid that is perhaps the most unusual. A tiny turbocharged V4 is mated to a suite of electric motors giving the car immense power, but also (and importantly for a 24 hour race) good fuel efficiency too.

This stunning replica of 2016’s Le Mans winning Porsche 919 comes from Charbel of Eurobricks, and it features a recreation of the 919’s turbo-four, plus a four-speed sequential gearbox, independent suspension, and working steering. It’s a true Technic Supercar and you can see all the images on Eurobricks at the link above.

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MAN With a Mission

Lego Technic MAN TGS Dakar Truck

This mighty remote control MAN TGS Dakar Rally truck was found on Eurobricks today. It’s the work of Teo and it features twin Buggy Motor drive, Servo steering, live axle suspension front and rear, and working lights. Teo’s truck also looks the part with some beautifully accurate custom stickerage. There’s lots more to see at the Eurobricks forum – click here to take part.

Lego MAN Dakar Rally Truck

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My Other Car is a Porsche…

Lego Technic Porsche Super Tractor

…but so is this one. Like Lamborghini, Porsche started from very humble beginnings. This is their 1950s Super tractor and it’s been recreated beautifully by Flickr’s DB_Kit Fisto. There’s an accurate three-cylinder engine, a two-speed gearbox, working steering with positive caster angle, and a functioning rear power-take-off. There’s more to see at Kit’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump.

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Back Once Again With The Ill Behaviour

Lego Technic RC Trophy Truck

It’s been a while since the last Elf Squashing (at the hands of a remote control Lego creation anyway – we may have stepped on a few…). Today though normal service was resumed as several of our Elven workforce were mown down in the corridors of TLCB Towers by this; paave‘s brilliant remote control trophy truck.

Lego Remote Control Truck

With front and rear suspension, steering by M motor and power delivered to the rear wheels by a LEGO Buggy Motor, paave’s lightweight racer is a properly quick bit of kit. See just how quick via the video below, and you can see more images on MOCpages at the link above or at the Eurobricks forum here.

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Rally Alitalia – Picture Special

Lego Technic Lancia Stratos HF Alitalia

This stunning 1:8 scale Lancia Stratos HF world rally car was found by a reader on Lego Ideas, and it’s the work of newcomer Peter Vercoelen. As you can see from these images it’s a spectacularly realistic looking model, made all the more impressive by wearing Lancia motorsport’s iconic Alitalia paintwork.

Lego Technic Lancia Stratos WRC

Underneath those famous Alitalia colours is a full Technic Supercar chassis which replicates the real Stratos’ drivetrain. Beneath the lift-up clamshell rear cover is a working mid-transversely-mounted V6 engine connected to a four-speed transmission, all four wheels are independently suspended, and there’s working steering and pop-up headlights controllable from the cabin.

Lancia Stratos Alitalia Lego Technic

You can see more of Peter’s masterpiece via the Lego Ideas platform, where you can also vote for it to become an official LEGO set. Looking at the part count and the two sets of licensing required to produce this model we’d say it’s a long shot, but with LEGO partnering with new companies all the time, and considering their existing relationship with Lancia’s parent company, you never know…

Lego Lancia Stratos

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Avtoros Wamah Shaman 8×8

Lego Technic Avtoros Wamah Shaman 8x8

Nope, us neither – but apparently the Avtoros Wamah Shaman 8×8 is a Russian amphibious all-terrain vehicle presumably designed to get teams of engineers to remote pipelines and suchlike, but which will probably end up with diamante paint-job parked outside an exclusive Moscow nightclub.

Which is a shame, as the Shaman is quite a vehicle; able to climb 45 degrees, crab steer, and propel itself across open water. This incredible Technic recreation of the Russian ATV is the work of previous bloggee Madoca 1977, and it can do most of that lot too.

With each axle powered by a separate L motor and two servo motors for steering, Madoca’s Shaman has both 8-wheel drive and 8-wheel steering. Just like the real vehicle it’s able to crab steer too, which is remotely selectable by a M motor. Another M motor powers the winch, there’s 3 sets of LEDs, all-wheel independent suspension, and opening doors, hood and roof hatch.

Power is provided by twin on-board rechargeable batteries and is distributed to the eight Power Functions motors by two third-party SBrick bluetooth controllers. It’s one of the most impressively engineered creations of the year and there’s a whole lot more to see, including a video of it in action, at the Eurobricks discussion forum – click this link to check it out.

Lego Technic Wamah Shaman Remote Control

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Road Hog

Lego Road Hog Motorbike

Today is America’s Independence Day, when – if our memory serves us correctly – Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum saved Earth from an Alien invasion. In celebration, here’s a pig on a motorbike! Sorry America, we’ve had a lot of sugar today.

If you’d like to learn more about Independence Day visit your local library,* and if you’d like to see more of the motorcycle-riding hog, courtesy of Brickshelf’s icemonster, click this link.

*Or use the internet. It’s 2016.

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Wremotely Wrangling

Lego Technic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sheepo

TLCB favourite, Master MOCer and Technic-building legend Sheepo is back! This is his latest creation, a near-perfect working replica of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

Powered by two XL motors plus a Medium motor for steering Sheepo’s Wrangler is a serious bit of off-road kit. In addition to the three RC drive motors are a further two, one controlling a 5+R gearbox and another the high/low range gearbox and two and four wheel drive selection with the option of locking differentials.

Lego Jeep Wrangler Remote Control Power Functions 4x4

Such clever engineering gives Sheepo’s Wrangler some pretty decent miniaturised off-road hardware, meaning it’s probably nearly as fun to drive as the real thing. And it’ll get better gas mileage. There’s lots more to see at the Eurobricks forum and on Sheepo’s excellent website, plus you can see the Rubicon in action via the video below.

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A Super Car

Lego Technic Supercar

This interesting looking Technic Supercar comes from Eurobrick’s Anto. Taking inspiration from LEGO’s official Supercars from the ’90s there’s not a Power Functions motor in (or out of) sight, and instead old-fashioned mechanical goodness abounds. Working steering, independent suspension, opening doors, hood and trunk and a V10 engine and gearbox are all included, and you can read the full details at the link above.

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