Tag Archives: 1920s

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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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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Mr. T

Lego Ford Model T

Long before jibba-jabba was quit and fools were pitied, Mr. T was rather different. Here he is doffing his cap to a lady on the sidewalk while taking his splendid new automobile out for a drive. Flickr’s _Tyler is the builder of this neat Model T scene and there’s more to see here.

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The Right Profile

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Red has produced a monster-sized vintage racing car. Loosely based on a 1932 Alfa Romeo, this car has the aerodynamic streamlining that was all the fashion at the time smooth built in bricks. It also features working steering and an engine that uses so many ray-guns as greebles that it could almost be part of sci-fi SHIPtember.

Red has included multiple views in his uploads but we really liked the straight profile shots, which are an unusual way to present a MOC. Click this link to Flickr to more views and under the bonnet or click this link to hear the song that we stole today’s title from. Meanwhile, here’s the left profile:

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Truck ‘n Tram

Lego Vintage Truck Tram

This beautiful vintage tram and truck pairing was discovered by one of our Elves on Flickr. Both models are the work of Dario Minisini and they’re part of a much larger and brilliantly built town scene. There’s more to see of both creations and the extensive diorama in which they feature at the link above.

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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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Blow Me

Lego Bentley Blower 3/8 Litre 1924

If you added up the entire value of all the vehicles in The Lego Car Blog’s carpark, it still wouldn’t equal one of these. Or even half of one. In truth, we do own a lot of crap, but we are Car People so there’s some good stuff knocking around too (guesses in the comments!). Anyway, this gorgeous green creation is of course an inter-war ‘Blower’ Bentley, and just like the real car it’s absolutely magnificent.

LegoGallifrey is the builder and you can doff your cap/salute/[insert other cultural and chronologically appropriate response] his brilliant mini-figure scale build via the link above.

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Unicorn’s Secret

Lego Bellanca CH-300 Tintin Aircraft

This superb 1920s float plane comes from previous bloggee Henrik Jensen, and it’s got to be our favourite aircraft of the year so far. Star of ‘The Adventures of Tintin – The Unicorn’s Secret’ it’s a Bellanca CH-300 and it’s absolutely wonderful. There’s lots more to see on both Flickr and MOCpages, including some neat build details and information on the real aircraft.

Lego Tintin Seaplane

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High Roller

Lego Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

This beautiful creation is the latest work of vehicle building legend, TLCB Master MOCer, and all-round excellent human being Firas Abu-Jaber. It is of course a Rolls Royce, in this case their spectacular 1926 Silver Ghost Springfield ‘Playboy’ Roadster, and it’s been built for LUGNut’s 100th Challenge. Firas has recreated the vintage Roller down to the last detail, including a stunning interior, fold-out ‘dickie’ seat, and an external rear-mounted luggage trunk. There’s a huge range of excellent images available on both MOCpages and Flickr – click the links to see all the details.

Lego Vintage Rolls Royce Playboy Roadster

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Socialist Snowmobile

Lego Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Snowmobile

Communist revolutionary, ‘Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the Soviet Union’, and Ming the Merciless inspiration Vladimir Lenin is one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, pioneering the development of communism and the Marxist socialist state.

Decreeing that all resources should be under common ownership – thereby removing the need for money, reliance on social class, and inequality – Lenin was driven around in a 1915 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, modified by Adolphe Degrease in 1922 to run on tracks, whilst 6 million people died of starvation during the Povolzhye famine. Yay communism!

Nevertheless, Lenin’s Silver Ghost was a very cool vehicle, and today it resides in Russia’s Gorky museum. If that’s a bit far to travel, previous bloggee Karwik has the answer, with his gorgeous Town-scale version of the unique vintage Roller. Click the link above to make the jump to Flickr.

Lego Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Lenin

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Green Tea

Lego Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod

Green tea is just like regular tea, only worse in every way. Norton74‘s green T-Bucket though, looks damn tasty. It’s based on a ’23 Ford Model-T, powered by a huge V8 engine, and it most likely handles like dodgem on ice. But when it looks this good who cares about the corners? Have a drink with Norton74 on Flickr at the link above.

Lego Hot Rod Garage

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Nineteen Twenty Seven

Lego Vintage Car

The Lego Car Blog Elves are not classy creatures, and so Nik J Dort.’s vintage sedan is a bit lost on them, being both grey and subtle. The Lego Car Blog Staff do like it though (‘cos we’re really classy…) and so it earns a spot here. See more via the link, and if you’re of an Elvish persuasion when it comes to Lego creations fear not, normal service will be resumed shortly…

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Oil and Thunder

Lego FIAT 1924 Racer

Fiat might only make small shopping cars these days, but their history is much more exciting. This lovely Lego pre-war Fiat racer was found on Flickr, built by TLCB debutants Omar + Kazumi Ovalle. There’s more to see at the link above, but before you do we highly recommend seeing what a vintage race car like this can do – turn your volume up…

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Bucket List

Lego Ford T-Bucket Hot Rod

Today’s creation wasn’t found by our workforce of smelly little Elves, but by a reader. We can’t blame our militant workers for missing it though, as Nico71’s latest build has come directly from his website, and not their usual haunts.

Nico is one of our favourite Technic builders and his Ford T-Bucket ticks all of the items on our Technic wishlist; mechanical functions, Power Functions, a V8 engine, remote control drive and steering, and – above all – it’s a hot rod.

There’s lots more to see at Nico71’s website including a video of the T-Bucket in action as well as a complete parts list and building instructions.

If you’d like to suggest a creation that we’ve missed you can do so via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page in the main menu once you’ve read the all-important Submission Guidelines.

Lego Technic RC Hot Rod

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Speedy Chick

Lego Hot Rod

We’re trying to get through this post without making a nice ride / rod / your mom reference, but as we’re failing hard we’ll just jump straight to the link; You can see more of Tim Henderson’s Ford Model A ‘Mitzy’s Hot Rod’ at his Flickr photostream here.

Lego Hot Rod

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