Tag Archives: 8-wide

Empty Box

Lego Ford E Series Box Van

Following on from yesterday’s humdrum workhorse, here’s another. In fact it’s the direct descendant of yesterday’s vehicle. The Ford E-Series in box van configuration is as inspiring as a blank sheet of paper, but just like that clean parchment think of all the things you could fill it with! CologneBrick‘s lightly vandalised 8-wide (and superbly recognisable) version is ready to hire – click the link above to load up.

Lego Ford Box Van

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You’ve Got Mail

Lego Ford Cargo Royal Mail Truck

This TLCB writer can’t remember the last time he saw a Ford Cargo, but they used to be everywhere. Once the truck of choice for large fleets such as the Royal Mail the humble Cargo must be nearly extinct now, however Flickr’s Lego Guy has kept at least one alive with his excellent Town-scale recreation, complete with a superb and instantly recognisable Royal Mail livery. There’s more to see at Lego Guy’s photostream – click the link above to lick the stamp.

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Medic!

Lego Oshkosh Jackel M-ATV AA

This neat Oshkosh Jackel M-ATV armoured ambulance comes from previous bloggee JBIronWorks. Only 8-studs wide there’s working steering, an opening rear hatch complete with stretcher, and an assortment of military communications paraphernalia. See more on Flickr via the link above.

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Power to the Pixel

Lego Ferrari 512s Longtail 1970

One of the most common comments we receive here at The Lego Car Blog, along with ‘Can I have instructions?’ and ‘Send nudes’, is ‘why don’t you feature more digital creations?’.

Well in answer, we’re a blog about Lego models, and a digital creation is not a Lego model. It’s a picture of one. However, every so often a digital creation comes along that is worth flexing our rules for… this is one such time.

This wonderful Speed Champions style 1970 Ferrari 512S Longtail was discovered on Flickr and it comes from TLCB newcomer Alan Guerzoni. Alan has faithfully replicated Ferrari’s glorious Le Mans racer beautifully in digital bricks, and he’s gone a step further by designing and adding period-correct decals to the render – something he’d have been unable to do if the model was build from real pieces.

We’d still rather Alan’s Ferrari 512S was constructed using actual LEGO though, and fortunately it can be – awesome decals included – thanks to the LEGO Ideas platform, where the Ferrari is currently available to support in Alan’s quest to see it become an official LEGO set.

With LEGO already partnered with Ferrari and the 512S Longtail slotting neatly in the Speed Champions line-up we think it stands a very good chance of making the cut. There are more images to see at Alan’s Flickr photostream via the link above, and you like what you see you can cast your vote on LEGO Ideas by clicking here.

Lego Ferrari 512s Longtail 1970

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Wide Blue Yonder

Lego Concept Flying Car

Angka Utama is a regular here at The Lego Car Blog with his beautifully unique Lego concept cars. This is his latest, and it has an unusual trick up its sleeve. Find out what it is here.

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Feuerwehrmann Sam?

Lego MAN Truck

This neat Town scale 4-axle MAN dropside truck was discovered on Flickr today. It’s the work of previous bloggee Peter Schmid and Michael Katzmann, and it contains some rather lovely detailing, but it does seem a little short on fire-fighting apparatus…

You can check out the build in further detail via the link above, and if you know what this truck is for let us know in the comments!

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My Little Pony

Lego Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole

This dinky Ferrari 308 GTS Quattrovalvole comes from TLCB regular Angka Utama, and whilst it may only be eight studs wide it’s packed full of details worthy of models four times the size. There’s more to see of Angka’s tiny prancing horse on Flickr and MOCpages – click the links to saddle up.

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I Say Tomato…

Lego Bananarama Concept Car

…You say banana. Regular bloggee Angka Utama is back with two more stunning concept cars constructed in his unique building style. There’s more to see of ‘Bananarama’, ‘Tomatorama’, and his other non-fruit based builds on Flickr and MOCpages.

Lego Tomatorama Concept Car

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Roaming Home

Lego Unimog Motorhome

We really don’t get the appeal of caravanning here at TLCB. You drive very slowly to a boring field and then you have to crap in a box.

This looks a much better bet. Bobofrutx‘ Unimog motorhome might still be slow, and you probably still have to crap in a box, but with a vehicle like this you could travel seriously off-piste. Check it out on Flickr at the link above.

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Three-Four-Eight

Lego Ferrari 348TS

This beautiful 8-wide Ferrari 348 comes from TLCB favourite Angka Utama. Clever building techniques abound and you can see all the details courtesy of Angka’s Flickr phototream or MOCpage – click the links for more.

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Club Tropicana

Lego Concept Car Tropicana

Club Tropicana, drinks are free,
Fun and sunshine – there’s enough for everyone.
All that’s missing is the sea,
But don’t worry, you can suntan!

Sorry, we’re not sure what got into us there. This is TLCB regular Angka Utama’s ‘Targa Tropicana’ concept car, and whilst the name really is no excuse for linking to the above musical disaster, the model itself is definitely worth your click. You can see more of Angka’s 8-wide masterpiece on both MOCpages and Flickr – click the links to Pack your Bags and Leave Tonight.

Lego 8-Wide Concept

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Town Truckin’

Lego Volvo Truck

You don’t have to build big to build well. Jakeof_‘s superb Volvo truck, complete with tipping trailer, is only 8 studs wide. Small in parts, big in realism. There’s more to see on Flickr – click the link above to visit the Volvo at Jakeof_’s photostream.

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Big Blue Rig

Ken01

After the Teeny Tiny Trains, we’re featuring a Big Blue Rig. This neat 8-wide truck from Jakeof_, on Flickr. We like the way that he’s used 1x2x2/3 slopes on the front to make Kenworth’s distinctive grille. As noted by Firas Abu-Jaber, this is a very clean, smooth build. It’s so smooth that it actually lacks doors for the driver to get aboard. Then again, that never stopped the Dukes of Hazard! Jakeof_ has finished his tractor unit off with a very nice refrigerated trailer, which is perfect for hauling goods across the Australian desert.

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Elf For a Day

Lego Freightliner Truck

Our Elves have barely a rudimentary grasp of even the English language, so unfortunately foreign-language sites are largely missed here at TLCB. However, a Doktor Brick member (Pat) got in touch with a suggestion from the German Lego forum, so it’s over to him as guest blogger…

We at Doktor Brick have some really good car builders and designers… Today I’d like to present you this excellent Freightliner Truck from the 1970s. The model is 8-studs wide and fits well into the latest Lego City universe. Pet-tho is the builder and you can see all of his photos (plus some explanation in German) by clicking here.

If you’d like to get in touch with us as Pat has done you can do so by visiting the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page. We’ve even archived the hundreds of previous comments so the page won’t take an hour to load anymore too!

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But does it Transform?

Alex Wong's Optimus Prime

Alex Wong’s Optimus Prime

This, on the other hand, IS definitely a car. At least every so often. A nice 8-wide truck with enough room to fit two nice little minifigs.

You don’t believe it? Check out Alex Wong‘s MOCpages account, and you’ll be amazed.

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