Tag Archives: AMG

An F1 Car for the Road

…is always a terrible idea. Every few years a new ‘F1 car for the road’ is announced, and it is inevitably an unreliable, undrivable, top-trumps card.

But then Mercedes-Benz AMG decided to have a go, and the result is… an unreliable, undrivable top-trumps card.

However perhaps that’s not as daft as it sounds. All 275 units of the AMG Project One – each powered by a 1,050bhp 1.6 litre hybrid Formula 1 engine and costing $2.72 million – were sold out years before the first car was finished, to customers who will park them in their garages alongside seventeen other unused hypercars.

Which means the fact that the AMG Project One doesn’t work is as relevant to the ownership experience as calorie information is to a KFC bucket meal customer.

Cue 3D supercarBricks‘ excellent recreation of Mercedes-AMG’s ‘F1 car for the road’, complete with opening butterfly doors, 3D-printed wheels, and as much likelihood of actually being driven as its full-size counterpart.

Top drawer building techniques and high quality presentation abound, and there’s lots more of the model to see at 3D’s photostream. Grab a KFC bucket meal, ignore the calorie information, and take a look via the link above.

Asshattery

Wealthy criminals, Dubai-based influencers, rappers, and oil sheiks – this is your car.

The Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 6×6 is probably the most pointless vehicle produced today. OK, apart from this one, but the brief is pretty much the same; be an Ostentatious Asshat.

Still, if you’re reading this and you’re seven, a TLCB Elf, or one of the aforementioned Ostentatious Asshats, here at TLCB we cater to all tastes.

Cue w35wvi’s rather excellent recreation of Mercedes-Benz’s most improbable vehicle, which captures the absurdity wonderfully, and – rather appropriately – it’s presented in some kind of over-the-top underground garage too.

Instructions are available and there’s more to see at w35wvi’s ‘Mercedes-Benz AMG G63 6×6’ album on Flickr. Join us and other Ostentatious Asshats via the link!

One Round Tile

We have another one of your suggestions today, and another excellent set alternative!

This wild-looking Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Roadster comes from previous bloggee Serge S of Flickr, who has constructed it from only the parts found within the 10265 Creator Ford Mustang set. Plus a single black circular tile for the Mercedes-Benz badge, but what’s a single black circular tile between friends?

Building instructions are available and there’s more to see at Serge’s photostream via the link above.

The Colour of Money

Since when did fast Mercedes become so obnoxious? Even the badges shout loudly (and inaccurately), with C’63’ referring to an engine size Mercedes-Benz no longer makes. They couldn’t make the number smaller (and truer) though, because well… then it would be smaller.

Fast Mercedes also tend to be painted in stupid colours these days, with unnecessarily large exhausts, showy ‘aero’, and blingy wheels, conveying the taste of the nouveau riche douchbages that think they’re the coolest thing ever.

This is Lachlan Cameron’s C63 AMG, complete with a stupid colour, unnecessarily large exhausts, showy ‘aero’, and blingy wheels, and we think it’s the coolest thing ever.

Resplendent in lime green, Lachlan’s C63 captures the real car brilliantly, and features the complete set of Technic Supercar functions underneath, including a working V8 engine, suspension, LED lights, remote control drive and steering, and much more besides.

There’s more of Lachlan’s impressive build to see at his ‘Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG’ album on Flickr. Join us and the other nouveau riche douchebags there via the link above!

Collection of Letters

We’ve said it before, but Mercedes-Benz’s naming structure is about as interesting and imaginative as a Brothers Brick article on piece sorting. Still, tremendously dull names aside, the cars are quite good, and the AMG GT S is no exception.

Fitted with the AMG 4.0 twin-turbo V8 that powers all sorts of Mercedes-Benz products (plus a few Aston Martins), the AMG GT S is a quick and refined way to cross a country, plus it’s the Formula 1 safety car which is cool. Lennart Cort is the builder behind this one and there’s more to see at his photostream via the link.

Collection of Letters

Mercedes-Benz might make some brilliant cars, but their naming policy is madness. We’re not sure if Germans play ‘Scrabble’, but we suspect the naming department at Mercedes do, as their cars seem to be whatever letters Klaus pulled out of the Scrabble bag that day. A, B, C, E, S, GLA, GLB, GLC, GLE, EQC, CLA, CLS, SL, SLC, and lastly AMG GT. And that’s not including all the past combinations of letters Mercedes-Benz have recently dropped in a (failed) attempt to make their range less complicated than the large hadron collider.

This is one of brand’s more sporting collection of letters; the AMG GT, a name so anonymous we’d forgotten it existed at all. Built by previous bloggee Alexander Paschoaletto this Model Team replica of Mercedes-Benz’s V8 sports car captures the look of the real thing superbly, and includes opening doors, hood and trunk too. There’s more of Alexander’s excellent creation to see at his ‘AMG GT’ album on Flickr – click the link above and try to get a triple world score.

White Elephant

Is there a car we hate more than the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG? Ok, maybe the Audi SQ7. Or the Hummer H2. No… no, with think this takes it. We hate it on a cellular level. From its stupid bodykit to its stupid wheels via its stupid interior, we hate it.

That said, this Lego recreation of the G63 AMG by Flickr’s Noah_L is awesome. Recreated with incredible attention to detail, Noah’s stunning model perfectly replicates Mercedes-Benz’s most ludicrous SUV, from its stupid bodykit to its stupid wheels via its stupid interior.

There’s more to see of Noah’s genuinely phenomenal build, including a link to building instructions, at his ‘Mercedes-AMG G63‘ album – join us there where we’ll be simultaneously viewing the images in awe and hating it.

Big Wing

Lego Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3

We’re back! After a few days eating chocolate eggs and drinking beer TLCB Team are back in the office. The Elves, left to their own devices for a few days, are pretty hungry, and we have a back-log of vehicles to publish.

We’ll start with this, a rare small-scale post because… well, we knew what it was from the moment we saw it, which is no mean feat at this scale.

This superbly recreated Mercedes-Benz AMG GT3, complete with a monster high downforce aero kit, is the work of previous bloggee RGB900, and alongside this racing Mercedes he’s built several other well-known supercars in Speed Champions style. You can see more of them and the AMG at his photostream via the link above.

Orange Crush

Lego Technic Aston Martin DB11

Without doubt Aston Martin make some of the most beautiful cars in the world. The problem for the company’s revenue stream is that because they’ve made beautiful cars for a while, you don’t actually need to buy a new one to feel like you’re owning a bit of the Aston Martin experience. This, clearly, doesn’t help them to sell new cars.

Cue the new DB11 (we have no idea where the DB10 went), which updates their design philosophy and, more importantly, utilises a new partnership with Mercedes-Benz AMG to sort out reliability, ergonomics, emissions, and other such finicky issues that Aston Martin really don’t care for.

Cue also Flickr’s Jeroen Ottens, who has constructed this wonderful Technic Supercar replica of Aston Martin’s latest model. Jeroen has captured the tricky new shape beautifully, and he’s also packed his DB11 recreation with accurate technical details too, including independent suspension, a V12 engine linked to an 8-speed sequential paddle-shift gearbox, a working airbrake, LED lights (the front of which swivel with the working steering), and opening doors, hood and trunk.

There’s more to see and a link to instructions at Jeroen’s Flickr photostream – click the link to make the jump and check it out.

Lego Technic Aston Martin DB11

My Other Car is a Mercedes-Benz…

Lego Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 DTM

This stunning Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 DTM racing car was discovered on Eurobricks, and it’s one of the most original Technic Supercars we’ve published in ages. Underneath the brilliant bodywork, complete with wonderfully authentic decals, is a wealth of superb mechanical engineering, including a paddle-shift operated 4-speed gearbox, a miniaturised working V8 engine, independent suspension on all wheels, and working steering.

Lego Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 DTM

Builder Brunojj1 hasn’t stopped there though as he’s constructed a matching AMG C63, replacing the mechanical goodies with a Power Functions remote control drivetrain and LED lights. Drive is delivered by a combination of an XL Motor and an L Motor, geared to match one another, with a Servo powering the steering. There’s loads more to see of both models, including a of each, at the Eurobricks discussion forum. Click the link above to join the race.

Lego Mercedes-Benz AMG C63 DTM

G63 AMG

Lego Technic G63 AMG

Alongside civilian versions of the Hummer, AMG’s G63 version of the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon is surely one of the most pointless vehicles ever created. Transforming a hardcore off-road workhorse into an immensely powerful on-road racer results in a car that can do neither of those things, and that costs a fortune to do absolutely nothing well at all. In short, the G63 AMG’s only purpose is to be a rolling pile of banknotes proclaiming the wealth of the occupant inside it. Rant over, on to the model…

This impressive recreation of the World’s Most Pointless Car comes from previous bloggee damianple, making his fifth appearance on TLCB. Damian’s G63 AMG is a fully functioning Technic Supercar with some seriously impressive engineering inside. A working V8 engine, all-wheel-suspension, all-wheel-drive, steering and Power Functions remote control are included, amongst a host of other features.

There’s an extensive gallery of photos available to view via Brickshelf, including detailed chassis imagery and interior shots. Click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Technic Mercedes-Benz G-Class G63 AMG Remote Control

Sports Luxury

Lego Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

Mercedes-Benz’s SL63 AMG is a bit brash for our tastes here at TLCB, but it’s got one hell of an engine. The latest iteration of Mercedes’ long-standing range-topper makes over 500bhp from its bi-turbo V8, and it isn’t even the most powerful version available (that honour belongs to the SL65, with a turbocharged V12 making over 600bhp). This excellent Model Team recreation of the mighty Merc comes from previous bloggee Lennart C, and you can see more of his Model Team recreation of the SL63 AMG on Flickr at the link above.

Lego Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG Model Team

Deutsch Meister

Lego Mercedes-Benz SEL AMG

What better way to celebrate tonight’s German triumph in the 2014 Brazil World Cup here at TLCB than with the most German of cars; the Mercedes-Benz AMG*! This particular car is the one that started it all, the awesome 6.8 litre V8 SEL.

TLCB favourite and frequent bloggee Senator Chinchilla is the builder behind this Model Team classic AMG racer, and he’s uploaded a superb gallery showcasing his latest creation to Flickr. Join the German celebration and check it out here!

*We’re very relieved that Argentina were runners up. We had no idea what to post if they’d won.