Tag Archives: Ambulance

Do Your (Super) Duty*

The emergency services are the everyday heroes that have been thrown into the spotlight both during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and in the subsequent protests, riots, and social disorder that seems to be infecting Western society as much as the disease the proceeded it.

It’s a hard enough job to do without having bottles thrown at you, but sadly that’s what’s happening, despite the fact that the emergency services will work just as hard to save the bottle thrower as the innocent bystander in the event they’re needed.

This superb FDNY ambulance comes from TLCB regular Ralph Savelsberg in his trademark Miniland style. Based on a Ford Super Duty extra cab, Ralph’s model replicates the livery and details of the real ambulance beautifully, and he’s included a neat paramedic figure too. There’s more of the build to see at Ralph’s photostream – click the link above to dial 9-1-1.

*Today’s excellent title song

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Sprinting to Save

The world’s emergency services battle to save us every single day, with the current Coronavirus pandemic highlighting in particular what an incredible job they do. Of course they need the tools to do the job, and that’s what they’ve got in the Netherlands with their Mercedes-Benz Sprinter ambulances. Flickr’s Ralph Savelsberg is the builder behind this one, recreating both the converted van and its complicated Dutch chevrons over EU-mandated yellow paint job with brilliant accuracy. Opening doors reveal a life-like interior too, and there’s more of Ralph’s Sprinter to see at his photostream – click here to call an ambulance.

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Other Runners

Blade Runner wasn’t all about the ‘Spinner‘. Largely forgotten, the movie featured several vehicular oddities that appeared alongside the famous hovercar, each managing to look both futuristic and decidedly sheddy at the same time. Flickr’s keiichi kamei remembers two such designs, the ‘Armadillo‘ van and the ‘Deckard‘ car, each shown here in both civilian and civil service roles.

Previous bloggee keiichi has recreated the designs wonderfully in mini-figure scale, with some ingenious building techniques and custom decals used to enhance the models’ accuracy. Head to the futuristic time of November 2019 (yes, Blade Runner is now set in the past!) via the links above.

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To the Rescue

Everyone likes a vehicle that goes ‘NEE NAW!’. Here are two, a fire truck and ambulance each built beautifully by Flickr’s Koala Yummies and packed with neat details, from brick-built stripes and pump controls to a fully fitted emergency bay. Head to Koala’s photostream via the link above for all the pics.

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I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost

If there’s something strange in you neighborhood
Who you gonna call? (Ghostbusters!)
If there’s something weird
And it don’t look good
Who you gonna call? (Ghostbusters!)
I ain’t afraid of no ghost
I ain’t afraid of no ghost
If you’re seeing things running through your head
Who you gonna call? (Ghostbusters!)
An invisible man
Sleeping in your bed
Who you gonna call? (Ghostbusters!)

 

This excellent (and enormous) Technic recreation of the ‘Ecto-1’ Cadillac Ambulance from ‘Ghostbusters’ comes from thewdarren of Flickr and it’s packed with bustin’ paraphernalia. And a V8 engine, because that’s cool. There’s loads more to see at thewdarren’s Ecto-1 album via the link above, you can check out LEGO’s own official Ghostbusters set here, and you can watch the video for very probably coolest movie theme ever by clicking here!

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Japanbulance

Lego Toyota HiAce Ambulance

Chances are that if you’re reading this from (or have ever been to) Asia, then you’ve been in a Toyota HiAce. They are everywhere, performing every function it’s possible for a van to do. Hopefully though, you haven’t had to travel in this particular variant; the HiMedic Ambulance as used throughout Japan.

This superb Lego version of the Toyota emergency response vehicle comes from Ralph Savelsberg (aka Mad Physicist) of Flickr, who has not only recreated the outside of the HiMedic beautifully, there’s a fully-kitted interior behind the working sliding doors too.

There’s much more to see of Ralph’s Toyota HiMedic at his photostream via the link above, and you can read our interview with him as part of the Master MOCers series by clicking here.

Lego Toyota HiAce Ambulance

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Missed You Like Crazy

Lego Crazy Engine Racers

The Lego Car Blog Elves are most perplexed today. Somewhat unbelievably, seeing as these builds could almost have been made for them, they missed this unique collection of ‘Crazy Engine’ racers by yu chris. We have a reader to thank for their appearance and you can see more of each crazy cartoon contraption on Flickr via the link above.

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Saving Lives in Space

Lego Sci-Fi UN

It’s Thursday, and for reasons unknown The Lego Car Blog is going spacey! Today’s finds fast-forward us to a time when hospitals can hover and the UN may actually be an effective organisation. No that’s silly, but hospitals probably will be able to hover.

First up (above) are the United Nations who have got themselves one heck of a cool looking buggy! Built by Flickr’s taxonlazar, making his TLCB debut, it features some gloriously retro Technic rims, custom mini-figures, and very un-UN-looking machine gun.

Next, and doubtless far more effectual, is Ted Andes‘ ‘M-E-H’ (mobile emergency hospital), surely otherwise known as an ambulance Ted? No matter, it looks the business in Red Cross livery and is ready to ‘mitigate a broad range of epidemics, from zombie apocalypses to race fans getting alcohol poisoning from Malort‘.

There’s more to see of each build via the links above, and our customary link to the Red Cross can be found here.

Lego Sci-Fi Mobile Hospital

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Fleetmaster Fleet

Lego Chevrolet Fleetmaster

The Lego Car Blog staff might all have clothes slightly too small for them after Christmas but the Elves, locked up over the festive period, are hungry. Imagine the delight of the first Elf back then, when it was awarded not one but four meal tokens. Will it spread its four meals out, or binge on four dinners in one go? I think we all know the answer to that.

The cause of this Elven gluttony is Vibor Cavor (aka Veeborg) who has built four beautiful versions of the mid-1940s Chevrolet Fleetmaster. Clockwise from top left is a police fastback, a taxi sedan, a fire chief coupe, and a delivery-bodied ambulance conversion. Each model is wonderfully detailed inside and out, includes opening doors, hood and trunk/tailgate, and features hand-of-God steering.

There’s more to see of all four Fleetmasters at both Vibor’s Flickr photostream and MOCpage – click the link to check them out.

Lego Chevrolet Fleetmaster

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Ambulance!

Yesterday’s belated birthday celebrations have left a trail of bashed and battered Elves across the Axminster in the The Lego Car Blog offices. The effects of jelly and ice-cream on our mythological workforce was quite startling, following their meagre diet of meal tokens and Smarties.

What better way to clear up the bodies than this lovely 5-wide ambulance from the prolific de-marco? Click this link to see more views.

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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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Spambulance

Lego Sci-Fi Ambulance

We’ve all been there. That time when you’re exploring an uncharted planet, collecting space crystals, when BLAM! You get run over by an invisible lunar rover.

Fortunately Frost‘s Emergency Medical Response Rover (or Space Ambulance / Spambulance as we’re calling it) is on hand to pick up the pieces. Dial 911 via the link above.

Lego Space Ambulance

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MEDIC!!

Ambulance

“Medic!!”, is a cry that can often be heard screamed in Elvish across the TLCB executive editorial penthouse. Our research team enjoy every possible opportunity to smush each other into the deep shag carpet. Well, we assume that’s what they’re shouting. To be honest we’re a monoglot lot and haven’t a clue what they’re saying. We tend to conduct negotiations with our crew in terms of the carrot and stick (Mr. Airhorn and Smarties).

If Elvish paramedics were to respond to the call, they’d do well to turn up something like this vintage VW Splitscreen Barndoor Ambulance from redfern1950s on Flickr. Included in its description are details of how these vehicles differed from the minibuses from which they were converted. Redfern’s photostream is well worth a visit. It also contains fire engine, pick-up and hearse versions of this classic vehicle, plus his interpretation of Colin Furze’s hoverbike.

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Life and Death on the Track

Lego Ambulance Hot Rod

‘Motorsport Can Be Dangerous’ – so say the triangular signs attached to racetrack fences. It’s true, it can, but TLCB maths states that as the danger involved in something rises, so does the coolness of the thing in question (and therefore the more tempting it is to try it*).

Flickr builders Lino Martins and Tim Inman have built the perfect vehicles to explain this cultural phenomenon with their ’31 Ford ‘Flatline’ ambulance hot rod (above) and ’67 Cadillac ‘Hells Bells’ hearse hot rod (below). They’re a ridiculously cool way to reach the hospital (or exit it in a bag), and you can see more of each build via the links in the text above.

*Apart from The Salmon Mousse.

Lego Cadillac Hot Rod Hearse

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Whambulance!

Lego Whambulance Hot Rod

If The Lego Car Blog Elves were to design an ambulance, it would probably look like this. Flickr’s Nathan Proudlove could well be an Elf if it weren’t for the fact that he’s a) a human being and, b) he can build creations as excellent as this one. You can see more of Nathan’s ‘Whambulance’ at his photostream – click the link above to dial 911.

Lego Hot Rod Ambulance

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