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Nice TT

Lego Audi TT

We’re using female anatomy puns in our titles today. The second of today’s posts comes courtesy of Lennart C of Flickr, and it is of course Audi’s well-recognised second generation TT.

Effectively a Volkswagen Golf in a pretty dress, the TT has taken TLCB’s home market by storm since the first generation launched back in 1999. In our eyes it isn’t really a sports car, being either front or all-wheel drive and being mostly fitted with turbo diesel engines, but that hasn’t stopped style-conscious buyers with a penchant for four rings on the grille buying the TT in their thousands.

Lennart has replicated the Mark II TT rather well in Model Team form, and his creation features a detailed interior and engine, plus opening doors, trunk and hood.

You can see more TT pics at his photostream – click the link above for a peek.

Lego Audi TT

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Nine One Nine

Lego Technic Porsche 919 Le Mans

Due to the ongoing Dieselgate scandal the Volkswagen Group have a bit of reputation rebuilding to do. Cue motorsport; get your cars on the track, win some races, and everyone loves you.

Unfortunately for motorsport fans (and for Volkswagen), this method is very expensive, and criminal investigations, lawsuits, and fines do not come cheap. It also doesn’t look too good if you’re caught fiddling diesel emissions tests to then put said diesel engine on a racetrack to promote its sales…

Sadly the current situation has meant that Volkswagen have decided to pull the plug on both their WRC campaign and their Audi Diesel Le Mans team, both of which have won everything going in the last few years. We think they’ll probably enter Formula E at some point to show how they’ve turned over a new leaf and that they really do care about the environment after all, but until then it falls to Porsche to keep the Group active in motorsport.

Fortunately Porsche have picked up exactly where Audi left off, winning the Le Mans 24 Hour race back-to-back in 2015 and 2016 with this, their magnificent 919 hybrid LMP1 racer. This incredible replica of last year’s race-winning car is the work of Manuel Nascimento of Flickr, and it’s one of the finest Technic supercars of the year.

Manuel has built the 919’s LMP1 bodywork beautifully, including accurate recreations of the sponsorship and branding decals found on the real car. The beauty is more than skin deep too, as the model features Power Functions lights, remote control drive and steering, and electrically opening doors.

There’s a huge gallery of stunning images available to view; click the link above to see more at Manuel’s photostream.

Lego Porsche 919 Le Mans Technic RC

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e-Tron

Lego Audi R18 e-tron quattro

Audi didn’t win last year’s Le Mans (the first time in years they weren’t on the top step), but only because sister company Porsche took the honours. They’ll be looking for a win this year though to distract the motoring press from that unfortunate fraudulent emissions business. This small-scale replica of Audi’s R18 e-Tron quattro comes from RGB900 of Flickr, and it’s a remarkably accurate recreation. See more via the link above.

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Vorsprung Durch Technik

Lego Technic Audi R8 V10

This brilliant Audi R8 V10 was uncovered by one of our Elves on Eurobricks today. Built by, er… Fanylover, it features good old fashioned mechanical Technic engineering (no Power Functions motors or infrared receivers here), including all-wheel-drive, a working V10 piston engine, double-wishbone independent suspension, working steering, opening and locking doors, and a retractable rear spoiler. Join the discussion and see more at the Eurobricks discussion forum – click the link above to make the jump.

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All Four

Lego Audi S1 Quattro Rally Car

A modern Audi might just be an overpriced Skoda driven by a sunglasses-wearing, tail-gating douchebag, but there was a time when to drive an Audi was the understated choice.

All that changed in the 1980s though, when the Ingolstadt firm decided to pair a revolutionary all-wheel-drive system with a brilliant turbocharged five-cylinder engine. Audi weren’t actually the first manufacturer to insert all-wheel-drive into a production performance car (that title goes to Jensen and their fantastic FF), but they were the first to do it for the masses(ish).

Audi entered their new car into the World Rally Championship’s recently formed ‘Group B’ category, winning two world championships and rendering all two-wheel-drive competitors obsolete overnight. No car without all-wheel-drive has ever won the championship since.

The Technic replica of that championship-winning Audi S1 quattro pictured here comes from Eurobricks’ dokludi, and it’s as brutally ugly as the real thing. It’s accurate on the inside too, with working steering, all-wheel-drive, gearbox, inline five-cylinder engine, suspension and a full roll cage.

You can see all the images and read full details of the build at the Eurobricks discussion forum – click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Technic Audi Quattro

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Audi Allroad

Lego technic Audi Allroad

Audi’s Allroad is the only understated and classy vehicle that the company now makes. Discuss.

This rather lovely Technic version of the Teutonic tourer comes from Flickr’s Wigboldy aka Thirdwigg. It’s got all-wheel independent suspension, a three-speed transmission, remotely controlled steering and drive, and there’s more to see on Flickr, Brickshelf, and at Thirdwigg’s own website here.

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Red in the Rearview

Lego Mad Max 2 Road Warrior

There are a few vehicles that you don’t want to see looming in your rearview mirror. If you’re Mad Max, the first of today’s two creations is one of them; the lead chase car in Mad Max 2 ‘The Road Warrior’.

As it turns out, it doesn’t end well for the pink-mowhawked maniac riding in the convertible truck, but Max doesn’t fare much better either. This excellent mini-figure version of the car from the 1981 movie comes from TLCB regular _Tiler, and there’s more to see at his Flickr Photostream.

Today’s second creation is a from a brand that we’re all used to seeing in our rearview mirror, two feet from our rear bumper, being driven by a sunglasses-wearing douchebag who really must get to that next meeting asap.

Yes, Audi have become the manufacturer of choice for tailgating muppets everywhere, but there was a time when Audi’s class of driver was altogether different. Coincidentally it was back in the ’80s when Max was being terrorised by the vehicle above, and Audi stood for understated excellence.

It was the car below that really put the brand on the map, and – unfortunately – went a long way in adding Audi to the buying lists of the aforementioned clientele. It is of course the legendary early ’80s quattro with a small ‘q’. This neat Lego version has been built by Ben, and is available to view on Flickr.

Lego Audi quattro

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Elf For a Day

Lego Audi R8

It’s time for one of your finds now, suggested to us via the Feedback page. This neat Audi R8 LMS is the work of mordecai mordecai of MOCpages. There’s more to see by clicking on the second link, and if you’d like to suggest a creation that our Elves have missed simply check to see if it meets our blog guidelines and get in touch!

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Orange Crush

Lego Audi R8 V10

Audi recently revealed their new R8 supercar at the Geneva Motor Show, and in typical Audi fashion it looks almost exactly the same as the current one. Which incidentally looks very much like this.

It’s the latest build from Technic genius Sariel, who’s gone all Model-Teamy on the outside this time, and yet he’s managed to keep the remarkable Technic engineering for which he’s known intact underneath.

Sariel’s bright orange R8 features remote control drive, steering, a four-speed gearbox, independent suspension, LED lights, damped-opening doors, and of course, the huge Lamborghini-sourced V10 engine (which almost fits too).

There’s lots more to see on MOCpages via the link above (including a video of all the working functions), and you can read our interview with Sariel by clicking here.

Lego Audi R8

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R10

Lego Audi R10

Audi have been the dominant force in endurance racing since forever, and long before diesel and hybrid power became their propulsion of choice they used this, the mighty open-cockpit R10 LMS. Malte Dorowski built this Lego version years ago too, but it’s just appeared on Flickr and thus it can appear here too. See more after the jump.

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A is for Arseh…

Lego Audi A6

Uploaded by Flickr’s Rolic during our Christmas break, and suggested to us by a reader, is this smart Model Team style Audi A6. We were hoping that Rolic had photographed his model straight-on at the front, as this is how we usually see Audis – when they’re in our rear-view mirror 6 inches from our rear bumper – but alas this picture will have to do.

In fairness to the A6 though, it’s not a main offender in Audi’s range. We have a theory that the cheaper the Audi, the more of an arse the driver will be. Q7 excepted of course. Anyway, you can see more of Rolic’s teutonic barge via the link above!

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Ashes to Ashes

Lego Audi Quattro

Audi’s original quattro (without a capital letter) is currently seeing something of a resurgence in popularity thanks to a starring role in the hit BBC show ‘Ashes to Ashes’. However for those in the know the ’80s coupe has been a legend for 30 years.

Built back when Audi was a quiet, understated*, and slightly boring manufacturer of grey saloons the quattro came from nowhere to take the rally world by storm, and in doing so changing the sport forever. No two-wheel drive car would ever win the World Rally Championship again.

The quattro wasn’t actually the first all-wheel-drive production car (although Audi like to make us think it is), that honour goes to the Jensen FF, but it is probably the car that brought the virtues of four-driven-wheels to the masses. Now almost every manufacturer can count an all-wheel-drive model in their range.

This excellent recreation of Audi’s icon is the work of Flickr’s Ralph Savelsberg, and you can see more of his Ashes to Ashes spec quattro here.

*Imagine that!

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Great R8

Lego Audi R8

Audi might now be the favourite brand of the tail-gating muppet, but the R8 is one Audi we would still happily own. Previous Featured TFOL Alexander Paschoaletto is the builder behind this remarkably accurate Model Team version of which you can see more on MOCpages.

Lego Model Team Audi R8

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Group B

Lego Group B Rally Cars Audi Lancia

After nailing* a sci-fi post yesterday we’re back to what we know; cars. These two will be instantly recognisable to many of you, they are of course the legendary Audi Quattro S2 and Lancia Delta S4 from the monstrous Group B era of the World Rally Championship. Flickr’s Dario Minisini is the builder, and you can see more of his recreations of the fastest and most dangerous racing cars ever built at his photostream.

Lego Classic Rally

*Er… yeah. Space.

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Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters

Lego Technic Audi RS5 DTM

This incredible creation, suggested to us by a reader via the Feedback and Submission Suggestions page, is a Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) racing car. DTM is Germany’s Touring Car Championship, in which the world’s top drivers – including names from both LeMans and F1 – compete across Germany and Europe in 500bhp V8 ‘silhouette’ monsters. Only a handful of car manufactures take part, but the grids are huge, the action frantic and the crashes… m.a.s.s.i.v.e.

This amazing recreation of Audi’s 2013 RS5 DTM racer is the work of Eurobricks and Brickshelf regular Lipko. Underneath the spectacular aero-bodywork Lipko has perfectly engineered a monocoque chassis with integrated roll cage, working independent pushrod suspension, and a V8 engine complete with four speed gearbox. You can see all of this in detail too, as Lipko has made chassis images and the engineering details available. Click on either of the links above to see more, and then get lost in YouTube’s extensive DTM library…

Lego Technic DTM Racer

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