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Thermidor

Lego Scania R580 PWT

This absolutely stunning Scania R580 in PWT Thermo livery is the latest model to come from truck building legend and TLCB Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker aka Bricksonwheels. Constructed from over 4,200 pieces Dennis’ incredible creation features full bluetooth remote control (courtesy of a third-party SBrick device), a long-lasting RC battery pack, and twin XL motors.

Dennis’ Scania R580 will be available to view in person at the upcoming Legoworld exhibition 2017 in Utrecht, the Netherlands, but for those not local to Utrecht you can check out the image in high quality at Dennis’ photostream – click the link above to make the trip.

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Not a Car…

Lego Harley Davidson Softail Heritage Custom

…But so very very shiny. This magnificently mirrored Harley Davidson Softail Heritage motorcycle comes from previous bloggee, TLCB Master MOCer, and all-round vehicle-building legend Dennis Glaasker aka BrickonWheels. Showing just how good third-party brick chroming can look, there’s more to see of Dennis’  beautiful Harley on Flickr by clicking here.

Lego Harley Davidson Softail Heritage Custom

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Peterbilt 379 | Polar Tanker – Picture Special

Lego Peterbilt 379 Tanker Truck Bricksonwheels

This magnificent slice of brown brilliance is the latest work of one of our very favourite builders, published author and TLCB Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker aka Bricksonwheels.

It’s a 1:13 scale Peterbilt 379 truck, beautifully chromed, and pulling a matching Polar tank trailer, and as has come to be expected from Dennis, it is quite simply one of the most exquisitely detailed Lego models that you will ever see.

Lego Peterbilt 379 Polar Tanker

Dennis has gone one step further this time though, and has teamed his incredible building skills with third-party Lego light specialists Brickstuff, who have wired in hundreds of LEDs to bring the truck and trailer to life.

The whole project has taken 5 months to reach completion and is powered by a hidden battery whilst the lighting sequences are controlled by a custom multi-channel remote control.

Lego Peterbilt 379 Polar Tanker

There’s a whole lot more to see at Dennis’ superb photo gallery, including – of course – several stunning images showing what a few hundred expertly-integrated LEDs can do. Click this link to make the jump to see all the photos Flickr.

Lego Peterbilt 379 Polar Tanker

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You Can’t Polish a Turd…

Lego Harley Davidson Street Glide Custom

…But you can roll it in glitter. In case you hadn’t guessed, this is so not our kind of motorbike. The Elves, having no taste whatsoever, love it. It is a magnificent build though, and it comes from previous bloggee and TLCB Master MOCer Bricksonwheels. There’s more to see of this, er… ‘unique’ Harley Davidson Street Glide Custom on Flickr – click here to check it out.

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End Dump

Lego Peterbilt 379 BricksonWheels RC

The Lego Car Blog Elves, as has been well documented on these pages, like bright colours, shiny things, and remote control. Today therefore, was a Good Day, as one of their number rode triumphantly into the office atop this; a stunning fully remote controlled Peterbilt 379 complete with a working MAC end dump trailer.

It’s the work of Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker aka Bricksonwheels, who returns to truck building after some time away from his most favoured subject. Built from around 5,000 LEGO bricks (over 500 of which have been beautifully chromed) and measuring well over a metre long it’s one of the larger models that we feature here at TLCB, and such impressive scale allows for some simply incredible detailing.

It also enabled us to give some of the Elves a ride around the office in the trailer, which they enjoyed immensely, before we dumped them all in a strategically placed bowl of soapy water (it’s for their own good, honest). You can check out more of Dennis’ spectacular build on Flickr via the link above (you won’t end up in bowl of soapy water, we promise), and you can also check out Dennis’ excellent book ‘The Art of Lego Scale Modeling’, which features other models like this one, by clicking here. You could even win it and other goodies as part of TLCB’s ‘Review My Set Competition’ – click here to learn how!

Lego Peterbilt 379 & MAC End Dump

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Not a Car…

Lego German Baureihe 41-241 Polarstern

It is in fact a Baureihe 41-241 Polarstern steam locomotive operated by Deutsche Reichsbahn, and, if we’re being honest, we only know that from the builder’s description. But we are a car blog so European railways of the 1930s are a bit outside of our (admittedly limited) skill set.

This stunning model is the work of previous bloggee, TLCB favourite, and Master MOCer BricksonWheels, and it’s a beautifully thought-out build. With exquisite custom 3D printed wheels and valve train (see the image below), plus two Power Functions XL motors and in-built IR receivers driving it, the Polarstern locomotive demonstrates an incredible attention to detail.

Lego 3D Printed Steam Train Parts

You can read further details of both the build and the real train, and see the full gallery of stunning imagery, at BricksonWheels’ photostream – click here to buy a ticket.

Lego Steam Locomotive BricksonWheels

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Hey Big Boy!*

Lego Union Pacific Big Boy Locomotive

This magnificent creation is the work of previous bloggee and TLCB Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker aka Bricksonwheels, and it’s something rather special. It’s a Union Pacific ‘Big Boy’ locomotive, and unlike most of Dennis’ builds it’s a relatively small 1:38 scale. But that doesn’t mean it’s a small build; at over a metre long it takes three Power Functions XL motors mounted in the tender to drive it, which is probably the most power any mini-figure has ever had.

Building such a huge locomotive presented Dennis with several building challenges. LEGO don’t make train wheels large enough, so Dennis worked with a friend to design and manufacture unique 3D printed wheels – complete with LEGO-compatible valve gear. A Tamiya RC battery provides the power, connected via an SBrick control module to ensure the battery power remains derestricted, and the train’s lighting is taken care of via a neat Brickstuff LED kit.

Lego Big Boy Steam Train Bricksonwheels

Whilst some way from a completely Lego build, Dennis’ creation shows how exceptional a model can be when LEGO bricks are used alongside specialist components.

If you’re interest in learning more about the Union Pacific build and the components used to create it you can visit the model at Dennis’ Flickr photostream here, where there are also links to the third-party suppliers and where you can see the other amazing creations that Dennis has built.

Lego Union Pacific Big Boy Train Remote Control

*In the voice of your Mom

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Union Pacific

Lego Union Pacific EMD SD70 Ace Locomotive

This incredible creation was suggested to us by a reader, and whilst it’s not a car it is very probably the best Lego locomotive that we’ve ever seen. Built by TLCB Master MOCer BricksonWheels it’s a 2005 EMD SD70 Ace 4,300hp diesel-electric locomotive in Union Pacific livery, and it’s almost a meter and a half long.

Taking four months and 27,000 bricks to build, BricksonWheel’s latest creation features a fully detailed interior complete with lighting by third-party suppliers Brickstuff, as well as custom decals matching those of the real locomotive.

There’s a whole lot more to see including work-in-progress shots and a detailed description of the build at both Flickr and the Eurobricks discussion forum, plus you can read our interview with the builder by clicking here.

Lego Union Pacific Train

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The Tudors

Lego Ford Tudor Hot Rod

The Showtime television show ‘The Tudors’ seemed to mostly consist of breasts interspersed with historical inaccuracies, but seeing as we quite like the former of these we’ll let it slide.

It didn’t feature any hot rods though, and we have no idea how the English royal family that came to power following the War of the Roses gave its name to modified early 1930s Fords, but sometimes the car world needs a good mystery. Is it as simple as it has two doors (Tu-dor)?

Anyway, whatever the logic, this Model Team Ford Tudor hot rod looks the business. BricksonWheels (co-author of The Art of Lego Scale Modeling reviewed here yesterday) is the builder, and there’s more to see at his photostream via the link above.

Lego Ford Tudor Hot Rod

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The Art of Lego Scale Modeling – Book Review

The Art of Lego Scale Modeling

Here at The Lego Car Blog we firmly believe that you can never read too much, so it’s with great pleasure that today we can bring you a review of a book that could be tailor made for this blog – The Art of Lego Scale Modeling.

Created by two of our Master MOCers, Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman, and produced by the awesome guys at No Starch Press, The Art of Lego Scale Modeling brings together some the most brilliant vehicle builders of the current generation.

Running to over 200 pages No Starch’s latest publication features more than fifty incredible Lego models from twenty-four of the very best Lego model makers in the world – including the authors themselves – neatly divided into several categories, including trucks, ships, heavy equipment and motorcycles.

The Art of Lego Scale Modeling

As we’ve come to expect from No Starch Press, photography and print quality are excellent, with double page spreads used throughout to score maximum visual impact. All of the models included are accurate replicas of real-world vehicles, and alongside each is a brief description of both the build and the model’s full-size counterpart. Most of the builders and many of the models have featured on blogs like this one over the past few years, but however impressive a Lego model may look on a computer screen, they are far more so in print.

The Art of Lego Scale Modeling

The final few pages of the book are given over to a ‘How to’ section, although this section is fairly short and is clearly not the main aim of the publication.

It’s actually this topic that we would like to see more of in future Lego books. Whilst Lego building is intuitive to many of us (and after all, it should be – any child can design their own creation without any difficulty at all), we’re continually amazed by the number of ‘Please can I have instructions’ and ‘How can I build like this?’ emails and comments that we receive here at TLCB.

The Art of Lego Scale Modeling does not set out to answer these questions. Moreover ‘Art’ in this case refers to the visual brilliance of its subjects, rather than the act of doing something, and it excels at sharing this through print. As a coffee table visual stimulant for any fan of Lego, or even just for fans of vehicles and machines, it has set the bar beautifully high.

The Art of Lego Scale Modeling is available to buy now directly from No Starch Press as well as from several well-known online retailers for as little as £19.99. More like this please No Starch Press!

Lego Book

Buy The Art of LEGO Scale Modeling

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Ratbike

Lego Harley Davidson Custom 'Ratted' Bagger

TLCB Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker (aka Bricksonwheels) is back with another incredible motorcycle. His latest is a custom Harley Davidson ‘Ratted’ Bagger, and it’s both wonderfully odd and beautiful all at the same time. You can see more of Dennis’ bike and his previous builds at his Flickr photostream – click here to join the ride.

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Fleetwood Mac

Lego Cadillac Fleetwood Lowrider

This utterly glorious Cadillac Fleetwood Le Cabriolet* low rider is possibly the shiniest, most detailed, most perfect model we’ve featured this year.

Built by TLCB Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker (aka BricksonWheels) the Caddy shows how far LEGO can be taken as a model-making medium. Really really far.

There’s lots more to see at Dennis’ Flickr photostream, which is where we’re going to be for quite some time. Bounce over there with us by clicking these words.

Lego Cadillac Fleetwood Le Cabriolet Low Rider

*Yup, they really did call it that.

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Hump Day Interviewee Special

Lego Harley Davidson

Two of our favourite builders are making an appearance here today; both have formed part of our ongoing interview series and their latest builds show why they were selected.

First up (above) is the most recent creation from the incredibly talented BricksonWheels, who is one of the builders in our Master MOCers series. His magnificent Harley Davidson lowrider shows what an amazing eye for detail, and access to a chroming machine, can do! You can see more of the Harley on Flickr, and you can catch up on BricksonWheels’ interview by clicking here.

Today’s second creation comes from fellow interviewee, and published author, Sariel. Sariel’s latest work is one of his smallest, yet features all the remotely controlled brilliance found in his work twice the size. You can see more of his Tiger tank on MOCpages here, and you can read his interview in our ‘Become a Pro’ series by clicking here.

Lego Technic Tiger Tank

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Tangerine Dream

Lego Harley Davidson Street Glide

This Harley Davidson Street Glide is the work the amazing Bricksonwheels, and it’s as orange as a budget airline air stewardess. It means an orange Smartie for the Elf that found it and – as any Smartie connoisseur will know – they’re the best kind. See more on Flickr.

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Going Loco

Lego BNSF EMD SD40-2 Locomotive

Well this surprised us! Firstly this BNSF locomotive is the work of renowned truck builder (and TLCB Master MOCer) Dennis Glaasker aka bricksonwheels – who has taken a first foray into train building – and secondly it’s much much bigger than it looks.

Measuring almost one and half meters long and containing an estimated 20,000 bricks Dennis’ BNSF EMD SD40-2 is LEGO’s own 10133-1 mini-figure locomotive after a dose of this.

Dennis’ latest work previews a new book he is authoring with his building partner Dennis Bosman aka LegoTrucks, due in 2015 through No Starch Press. All the of the photos from this incredible build will appear in print next year, however until then you can get your fix over on Flickr – Click the link above to visit Dennis’ “bricksonwheels” photostream.

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