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This Goes Up To Eleven

For once we’re not referencing Spinal Tap (well we are a bit), but this iconic scene from the TV series ‘Stranger Things’ in which psychokinetic schoolgirl Eleven flips a delivery van through thoughts alone. Built for the LEGO Ideas ‘Stranger Things’ competition, Flickr’s Hachiroku has captured the scene brilliantly and there’s more to see at his photostream here.

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Stranger Things

With LEGO branching out into the appropriately strange theme of Stranger Things, a strange LEGO Ideas condition is currently underway to build something strange. This is saabfan2013‘s entry, a suitably spooky set-up depicting four of the shows character’s atop some excellent brick-built bikes. Head to saabfan’s photostream via the link above for more strangeness.

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Too Cool for School

Lego Raleigh Chopper Bike

It’s early January, a time when kids everywhere shuffle despondently back into their crumbling educational establishments whilst their parents celebrate the survival of another Christmas.

Back in the 1970s this routine was exactly the same, only – if you were really lucky – you wouldn’t be shuffling to school, you’d be riding this; a brand new Raleigh Chopper bike!

Ludicrously styled, with a gear select lever mounted on the frame, high-rise ape-hanger bars, and oddly-sized wheels, there was nothing cooler in the whole world.

This glorious homage to one of the 1970s’ defining designs comes from Melan-E of Flickr, who has recreated not only the infamous Raleigh but also a few other ’70s icons to go with it, including a cassette tape boom-box and a retro backpack.

There’s much more of this brilliant creation to see at Melan-E’s photostream – click the link above to hang out with her behind the bike sheds.

Lego Raleigh Chopper Bicycle

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Mike and the Mechanics

Lego BMX Garage

Another day, another find, and another obscure British music reference for a title. You don’t get that at The Brothers Brick.

This brilliant garage scene comes from Flickr’s mike m., and it perfectly captures probably every garage in the land. Typical garage clutter is detailed in abundance, and we’re willing to bet that this single wonderful shot has done more to connect you with the days of your youth than anything else you’ve seen this week.

Look back with us courtesy of Mike’s photostream via the link above.

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Pedal Power

Lego Bicycle

We seem to have a self-propelled theme running today, despite this supposedly being a car blog. Although today’s posts are self-propelled we, er… haven’t been, seeing as we pinched this creation from The Brothers Brick who beat us to it. It’s the work of Melan-E of Flickr, it’s beautiful, and you can see it in full detail here. Normal car-based blogging will resume shortly…

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Hipsters’ Dream

Lego Fixie Bike

Commonly found meandering towards an independent coffee house in Shoreditch, the fixie bike has become the default mode of transport of the hipster. Given that the hipster movement is a counter-cultural one that attempts to shun anything mainstream, there’s a certain irony to the fact that they all seem to conform to this one choice of wheels. A true hipster would drive a Lamborghini. Anyway, this gorgeous Lego fixie bike is the work of previous bloggee Tim Schwalfenberg, and you can see more by clicking upon the link above.

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Pedal Power

Lego Bikes

Not that you’d know it from recent posts, but we are supposed to be a car blog. However, we do have a soft-spot for anything pedal powered – they were our first wheels after all. These two unusual builds come from Konajra on Flickr, and Stephan Niehoff of Flickr and MOCpages.

Konajra’s drift trike looks like a riot of fun. The same can’t be said for Stephan’s penny farthing mountain bike, which looks like one of the most dangerous contraptions ever invented. Join the ride via the links above.

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Not a Car

Lego Bicycle

It might not be a car, but Fujiia‘s bicycle is certainly one of the most beautifully elegant Lego creations published this year.

There are a lot more bikes in the world than cars too – for most of the earth’s population bicycles mean freedom, and for most of us they were our first wheels too. You can see more of Fujiia’s at the link.

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Hipster House

Lego Camper Bike

If there’s something more painfully hipster than this Camper Bike, we’re yet to see it. We’re not sure whether owning this pedal-powered home would make you look; a) very cool, b) like a failing meth cook, or c) like some kind of human snail. Whichever it is, Ultimate Design Bricks is the builder of this whimsical contraption, and you can see more of his creation on MOCpages here, or on Flickr here.

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All Work And No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy, All Work And N…

Lego Tricycle

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OK, it’s not a Big Wheel, but this twice life-size tricycle by certified LEGO Professional Sean Kenney sure has a ‘Shining’ air to it.

Or it might just be that Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic masterpiece is so powerful that any red trike immediately conjures up images of elevators full of with blood, partying ghosts and madmen with axes. See more of this totally harmless tricycle (probably) at Sean’s MOCpage via the link above.

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Hipster Rocket

Hipster Fixie Bike

Captions are too mainstream

A while ago we posted Silvavasil’s Fixie Bike in a rare move away from our usual V8-powered fodder. He’s now returned with an updated version, which is sure to confuse the hell out of the hipsters that liked the first version so much. You see, the new bike has a thumping great rocket motor attached (very un-hipster), but… it sure isn’t mainstream.

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Hipster’s Paradise

Fixed Wheel Bike

Hipster Wheels

We’re a bit biased here at The Lego Car Blog. Most of our posts are towards the fast / thirsty / environmentally disastrous end of the vehicular scale. But not today. Today we redress the balance (albeit momentarily) with this beautiful Fixie Bike, uploaded to Flickr by Silvavasil.

So if you’re sitting in an independent coffee shop, sipping an alternative latte and reading this on your MacBook through thin glasses, this post is for you : )

And if you’re not, normal service will be resumed shortly.

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Penny for your thoughts?

Penny Farthing

The world's first extreme sport?

Penny Farthings, so named because of their wheel size ratio, are perilous things. It’s easier to get on a grumpy rhino than one of these. But that didn’t stop the thrill-seekers of Victorian England, and Mijasper hasn’t let the difficulty of building one in Lego stop him either. The master of ‘Nice Parts Usage’, check out this and his other superb works on Flickr.

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