Tag Archives: Bel Air

Express Gass

Talking of big boring boxes, here’s a Chevrolet Express Conversion Van. No amount of tinted windows and stickers down the sides could make us want to ride in this hateful pile of American misery, but Ralph has made his (excellent) Miniland recreation of the Chevy Express rather more exciting by the addition of a tow hitch, meaning his beige box of bricks can tow an altogether more interesting Chevy…

Hooked up to the Express is a trailer carrying this magnificent ’57 Bel Air ‘gasser’, complete with a supercharger poking through the hood and a flame paint job, both of which have got the Elves very animated. A cast of unique-looking characters is on hand to make sure she’s runnin’ right and there’s more to see of the Bel Air gasser (and the Express van we suppose) at Ralph’s photostream – click here to make the jump!

Everyones’ First Car

We’re pretty sure that whatever you first car was, it probably came inside a box like this. This is Rolling Bricks‘ Matchbox 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, a wonderful homage to the famous toy maker’s 1980s vehicles (and packaging), recreated beautifully in Lego form.

Stacked red, yellow, white and blue plates replicate Matchbox’s iconic classic livery beautifully, and he’s even built the hole thingy that enabled the boxes to hang from those weird metal poles in the toy store, so you could slide them all out to find the one you wanted.

There’s much more to see of Rolling Bricks’ glorious Matchbox Chevy at his Flickr album, where you can also find building instructions should you wish to recreate the cars of your youth yourself. Click the link above to head to the toy store.

Exploding Chevy

Lego Chevrolet Bel Air

Ford may be best known for exploding cars (their crown of evil now claimed by Volkswagen), however today’s vehicular-explosion applies not to a ‘70s Ford Pinto but to a classic ’50s Chevrolet Bel Air. Not in the Ford ‘let’s-try-to-cover-up-that-one-of-our-cars-detonates-in-an-accident’ kind of way though, rather the very cool ‘let’s-see-what’s-inside’ kind.

This brilliant exploded Chevy comes from previous bloggee PixelJunkie of Flickr, whose lovely ’55 Bel Air has appeared here before as part of an excellent garage scene. Pixel’s clever explosion not only looks great, it also effectively displays the ingenious techniques used within the build, and there more to see at Pixel’s photostream by clicking here.

The Prince of Bel Air*

Lego '55 Chevrolet Bel Air

Chevrolet, the unfortunate makers of this, this and this, used to be cool. Admittedly that was a long long time ago, but cool they were. Today’s creation comes from the peak of Chevrolet’s history, the glorious ’55 Bel Air.

This brilliant recreation of one of the finest cars ever to come out of America is the work of TLCB Master MOCer Ralph Savelsberg aka Mad Physicist and not only does it look gorgeous, Ralph’s classic Bel Air features opening doors, hood and trunk, with a detailed engine and interior too. There’s more to see at Ralph’s photostream – jump back in time to ’55 via the link above.

*Today’s title song. Of course. Rap along at home!

Fresh Prince

Lego Chevrolet Bel Air

Now, this is a story all about how
My life got flipped-turned upside down
And I’d like to take a minute
Just sit right there
I’ll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel Air

Oh yeah, this lovely mini-figure scale ’53 Chevrolet Bel Air was found on Flickr. It’s been built by LegoEng and there’s more to see here.

Got Gas?

Lego Technic RC Gasser Hot Rod

Flickr’s Horcik has, in the form of this quirky remote controlled ‘gasser’ hot rod. Underneath the late ’50s Chevrolet Bel-Air(ish) bodywork are a suite of Technic motors, LEGO’s li-po battery and a Power Functions infrared receiver, plus bouncy live-axle suspension. There’s an extensive gallery detailing the build, plus a link to a video of the gasser in action, at Horcik’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Chevrolet Bel Air Gasser Hot Rod

Shiny Shiny…

Lego Chevrolet Bel Air

After a few days of small posts we’re back to blogging the big stuff. And if you’re going to build big you might as well build shiny too!

This stunning 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible is the work of newcomer and TLCB debutant gertman 2000, and was suggested to us via the Feedback page. Mr. 2000’s favourite car is the ’57 Chevy, so he decided to recreate his dream car in Lego form, using an LDD design by another builder as a starting point.

A lot of chroming later and the results are as spectacular as you see here – but there’s much more to see. Visit the link above to visit the Bel Air’s MOCpage – it’s worth your click.