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American Classics – Picture Special

Lego Classic Car Garage

Ralph Savelsberg, aka Mad Physicist, is one of the most prolific bloggees here at TLCB. One of our Master MOCers and a writer for the The Brothers Brick (everybody boo!), Ralph has been building stunning Miniland scale vehicles for years, and years, and years. His creations number in the hundreds, but until now he’s had no-where to put them. Finally though, a few are getting a home!

Lego Classic Car Garage

This brilliant classic car workshop, inspired by some of the workshop-builders that have appeared here in recent times, contains everything you’d expect to find in a modern repair facility, plus of course, some wonderful classic American cars. Six of the eight vehicles have appeared here at TLCB in some form or another, with the Ford F150 pick-up and a Hudson Hornet making their debuts today (we think!).

Lego Classic Car Garage

Amongst the classics are a Pontiac BonnevilleFord Fairlane Crown Victoria SkylinerBuick RivieraChevrolet ImpalaChevrolet 3100 Stepside pick-up, and the aforementioned Hudson, all expertly recreated in miniature. There are also two dreadful modern pick-ups; a ’90s Ford F150, and if that wasn’t bad enough there’s the simply awful (but superbly replicated) Dodge Ram too.

Lego Classic Car Garage

We’ll stick with the classics, and there’s more to see of each beautiful ’50s-’60s slice of Americana via the links above to the respective articles here at The Lego Car Blog, and you can see more photos of the complete workshop via Ralph’s Flickr photostream – click here and enjoy!

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Lego Technic Remote Control School Bus

TLCB Elves are great fans of remotely controlled creations. If they’re large and/or fast enough they can even be used to smush unsuspecting co-workers.

Today’s Elf needs to go back to school though, as its find – paave‘s brilliant Technic school bus – is neither large nor fast. Unfortunately this meant that the group of Elves it was targeting heard the bus coming, jumped out of the way, overturned it in a rare moment of Elven cooperation, and then chased the controlling Elf out of the office. As your Mom would say, size matters.

Anyhoo, in this case it’s actually the creation’s diminutive size that makes it more impressive, as squeezed inside are a full remote control drivetrain and a working motorised door, all in a model that’s only about 10 studs wide.

You can see more of paave’s Technic school bus on MOCpages, Brickshelf, and Eurobricks, where there’s also a video showing the cunningness within.

Lego Technic RC American School Bus

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School’s Out

Lego School Bus

Here at TLCB Towers it’s half-term, meaning the roads are nicely devoid of the unnecessarily large SUVs that clog them up most mornings. What we need is a good school bus system, something that America’s got nailed. This Town example – suggested to us via the Feedback page – is the work of Nathan Proudlove. See more on Flickr at the link.

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Air Force One

Lego Air Force One

It’s time for some American patriotism here at TLCB, and the supremely talented Orion Pax gives us just the model to do it! His brilliant mini-figure scale recreation of the President’s Boeing 747-200 – otherwise known as ‘Air Force One’ – can be found on Flickr.

Head on over via the link above. U. S. A! U. S. A!

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Slot Machine

Lego School Bus

Friend of The Lego Car Blog, Marcus Paul (aka ER0L) has featured here a few times over the past year with his super Town style vehicles. In the background though, he’s been working on something quite revolutionary during 2013.

With his collaborative partner Altezza RS, ER0L has designed an ingenious system to provide his vehicles with propulsion around a town layout, taking inspiration from both LEGO’s own Miniland displays in which vehicles and ships move around set routes, and slot car racing systems such as the mightily good fun Scalextric.

You can see how ER0L and Altezza are developing their system via the link to ER0L’s American school bus above, or watch the video demonstrating a prototype below. Good luck from TLCB with the development guys!

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