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Sandbeetle

Lego Octan Sandbeetle

We’re not sure what this is or what it does, but it’s absolutely magnificent! Built by Flickr’s BobDeQuatre it’s called the ‘Ocean Sandbeetle’, and it’s made us wonder why all cars don’t have five wheels. Whilst we figure out how we can up the wheel count on the office Rover 200 you can check out Bob’s build via his photostream by clicking here.

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Today’s Programme is Brought to You by the Letters ‘T’ and ‘U’

Lego Ford Model T

Some wise words from Sesame Street, which has been playing on the old TV in the Elves’ cage room to help them learn to spell. A human hand hidden inside some fuzzy felt with eyes stuck on top is clearly an effective learning aid, as following Elmo’s alphabetical directive the Elves have returned with two letter-based finds today!

Our ‘T’ creation (above) comes from Flickr’s Jonas Obermaier, a neat 1920s Ford Model T pick-up in mini-figure scale. Mini-figures who are up to no-good we think, as any 1920s vehicle near a ‘Keep Out’ sign usually spells trouble. Find out what they’re up to at the link above.

Today’s ‘U’ creation (below) was also found on Flickr, and comes from Joshua Brooks. It too is mini-figure scale, and it’s apparently a UT-60D U-Wing fighter from one of the many Star Wars battles in which some plucky pilots try to thwart a giant evil space station. It could therefore be from literally any Star Wars story as far as we know, so for a fuller back-story (and to check out what is a really lovely creation) click the link above or wait for it to appear on a blog that’s nerdier than this one.

Lego UT-60D U-Wing Star Wars

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You Don’t Know Man… You Weren’t There

Lego Bell AH-1G Cobra Helicopter

We weren’t there, or even born, but we do know that the outside contributors to the Vietnam War (China, the Soviet Union, Australia, South Korea, Thailand and, of course, the United States) were embroiling themselves completely pointlessly.

The Vietnam War raged for twenty years from 1955 to 1975, with heavy U.S involvement from the early ’60s until ’73, yet the conflict should have simply been an internal civil war between North and South Vietnam. However, when one side was Communist and the other Capitalist, the world’s superpowers decided that they could use the unrest to further their own ideology, split as they were along the same lines. Yay imperialism.

This dramatic escalation meant that up to 4 million people died in the conflict, the majority of whom were Vietnamese civilians, and the U.S pulled out having needlessly lost nearly 60,000 personnel. Still, lessons were learned and the superpowers never again involved themselves in foreign wars to further their own agenda. Wait, that’s not right…

Oh yeah, the model! This superb mini-figure scale Bell AH-1G Cobra helicopter in U.S Military Vietnam specification is the work of previous bloggee Daniel Siskind and you can check it out via his excellent photostream by clicking here.

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Gas, Gas, Gas!

Lego Octan Gasser Hot Rods

I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
And I howled at the morning driving rain
But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas!
But it’s all right. I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash
It’s a gas, gas, gas!

These three matching mini-figure scale Octan-sponsored ‘gasser’ drag racers come from Flickr’s Tim Henderson, and LEGO’s fictional oil company has never looked so cool! See more at the link above.

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Not a Car

Lego Ship

It’s 2017! And we’re kicking off the new year with a creation that, er… isn’t a car. No matter, it is lovely. This medieval warship has been constructed by Felipe Avelar, it’s crewed by a rag-tag band of mini-figures, and there’s more to see on Flickr here.

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To the Alps!

Lego Neoplan Coach

Coaches like this Neoplan are commonplace across Europe, with many winding their way through the Alps at this time of year loaded with slightly drunk skiers. This one comes from Flickr’s Keko007 and you can book your ticket to the slopes via the link.

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Look at the Fields – They Are Ripe for Harvest.

Lego Bizon ZO56 Combine

This beautifully-built Bizon ZO56 combine harvester comes from Flickr’s Damian Z. aka Thietmaier. Abounding in detail, Damian’s model faithfully recreates one of the most well-known and recognisable Polish harvesters, although if like us you’re neither Polish nor a combine harvester expert that probably means little! We’ll trust Damian that it’s accurate, and it also allows us to write a title that tenuously links the model in this post to Christmas. Points for us! You can see more of Damian’s Bison ZO56 on Flickr – click the link above to gather the crop.

Lego Bizon Combine Harvester

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Cat’s Anus

Lego Cargo Ship

The Lego Car Blog Elves, held captive over Christmas, have all been released back into the internet to continue their unending and poorly paid search for the web’s best Lego creations.

Upon unlocking TLCB Towers this morning a particularly speedy Elf had already returned with a find, and is now happily consuming the rewards associated with a meal token. So what did it find?…

Lego Space Freighter

Built by TLCB favourite David Roberts, today’s post is a curious spaceship of feline colonising design. Not in that its purpose is to conquer the universe’s cats. Nor is it piloted by cats intent on universe domination. Rather – and there’s no delicate way to put this – it looks a bit like a cat’s arse when it’s taking a shit…

Despite this unfortunate anatomical resemblance it is a lovely build, and it has an intriguing back-story too. You can discover more of both the ship and the story which spawned it at David’s Flickr photostream via the link above. Just bring a plastic bag and a small spade.

Lego Space Freighter

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Surface Rider

Lego Sci-Fi Off-Road

This gloriously retro sci-fi off-road racer comes from TLCB newcomer Faber Madragore, and it’s everything we could wish for in a Classic Space vehicle. Old-school solid Technic tyres? Check. Working suspension? Check. Magnificently ’80s styling? Check. And it’s yellow! In fact we like it so much we think we ought to run a competition next year to encourage more builds like this. While we mull that over you can check out Faber’s wonderful ‘Surface Rider’ creation at his photostream – click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Surface Rider Lunar Buggy

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Yellow Empress

Lego Hot Rod

Stickers make everything better. Just ask any seven year old. We don’t think Flickr’s LegoGallifrey is a seven year old, but he’s of the same opinion, having bedecked his glorious sky-fi flying hot rod ‘Yellow Empress’ with a variety of power-enhancing decals. Suggested  by a reader you can see more at Gallifrey’s photostream via the link above.

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CUTS

Lego Classic Space

This glorious machine is a Command Unit Transport System, and it is absolutely wonderful in every way. Held aloft by four rotating tracks with a twin-seat asymmetrical cabin, a detachable command unit, and featuring some brilliant retro-futuristic styling, the CUTS* is one of the most coveted vehicles in TLCB office this year. Flickr’s Bongobert has the imagination from whence this magnificent vehicle came and there’s loads more to see at his photostream – click the link above for all the images.

*Just don’t ask what the Nautical variant is called.

Lego Classic Space Command Centre

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Wacky Races!

Lego Wacky Races Mean Machine

The Lego Car Blog Elves are easily addicted creatures. Not to any hard substances of course (unless you count when we forget to lock the stationary cupboard and all our glue sticks get eaten), but their various fascinations can become all-consuming. Most of these have been in televisual form, with the Transformers and Mad Max movies being their most recent obsessions, but the winds of favour are fickle and in the last few weeks both the Elves’ previous loves have been supplanted by a deep and almost religious reverence for a 40 year-old cartoon.

Lego Wacky Races Army Surplus Special

Luckily for us we quite like the Elves’ current obsession, which started when Flickr builder Redfern1950s built the Army Surplus Special from the 1970s Hannah-Barbera animated series ‘Wacky Races’ a few weeks ago. Five more Wacky Races creations have since followed, and the Elves have become so fixated on the animated antics of the Wacky Races crew that they can think of little else.

Today therefore, three Elves were borne aloft by their colleagues as heroes of the hunt, as each had returned with a new Wacky Races vehicle to revere. All three are the work of captainsmog of Flickr, and that he’s given them their own album folder suggests that there might be many more to come! There’s more to see of the Captain’s mini-figure scale ‘Mean Machine’, ‘Army Surplus Special’ and ‘Turbo Terrific’ in the aforementioned album via the link above – click the link to make the jump.

Lego Wacky Races Turbo Terrific

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Bricking Beige

Lego Hot Rod

Beige. The least sexy of all the colours. Not here though, were Flickr’s _Tyler has used the depressingly bland hue to brilliant effect. There’s more to see of his beige hot rod at his photostream – click the link above to make the jump.

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Russian Refuel

Lego ZIL 130 Tanker Truck

Ugly, low, and brown – this ZIL 130 fuel tanker could be any number of our Elven workforce. But like them it is useful, as without ground support vehicles such as these, airforces and airlines would operate for about 5 minutes.

This tidy recreation of the Russian truck comes from previous bloggee Dornbi, and he’s included a wonderful MiG 21 for it to refuel too. Head over to Flickr via the link above to see more.

Lego MiG 21

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Smooth Saturday

Lego FIAT Grand Prix Racer

Going smooth requires a fair bit more effort than staying au-natural, but it’s definitely worth it. These two old-timey vehicles from Pixel Junkie and RGB900 show how to do it. There’s more to see of Pixel’s vintage Fiat and RGB’s Morgan inspired 3-wheeler on Flickr – click the links above to get waxed.

Lego Morgan EV3

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