Tag Archives: Buick

American Classics – Picture Special

Lego Classic Car Garage

Ralph Savelsberg, aka Mad Physicist, is one of the most prolific bloggees here at TLCB. One of our Master MOCers and a writer for the The Brothers Brick (everybody boo!), Ralph has been building stunning Miniland scale vehicles for years, and years, and years. His creations number in the hundreds, but until now he’s had no-where to put them. Finally though, a few are getting a home!

Lego Classic Car Garage

This brilliant classic car workshop, inspired by some of the workshop-builders that have appeared here in recent times, contains everything you’d expect to find in a modern repair facility, plus of course, some wonderful classic American cars. Six of the eight vehicles have appeared here at TLCB in some form or another, with the Ford F150 pick-up and a Hudson Hornet making their debuts today (we think!).

Lego Classic Car Garage

Amongst the classics are a Pontiac BonnevilleFord Fairlane Crown Victoria SkylinerBuick RivieraChevrolet ImpalaChevrolet 3100 Stepside pick-up, and the aforementioned Hudson, all expertly recreated in miniature. There are also two dreadful modern pick-ups; a ’90s Ford F150, and if that wasn’t bad enough there’s the simply awful (but superbly replicated) Dodge Ram too.

Lego Classic Car Garage

We’ll stick with the classics, and there’s more to see of each beautiful ’50s-’60s slice of Americana via the links above to the respective articles here at The Lego Car Blog, and you can see more photos of the complete workshop via Ralph’s Flickr photostream – click here and enjoy!

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Go Wildcats!

Lego Buick Wildcat II

This gorgeous Model Team recreation of Buick’s stunning 1954 Wildcat II concept car was discovered by one of our Elves on MOCpages. Built by Beni Henzen it has one of the most beautiful interiors we’ve seen in a Lego car, plus opening hood, trunk and doors. It also enabled us to Google images of the Kentucky Wildcats cheerleading squad for ‘research’ purposes, so we’re pretty happy here in the office. Click the link above to see more of Beni’s Wildcat, or join us on Google to see Kentucky’s finest…

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Maximum Madness

Lego Mad Max Cars

There have been three Mad Max movies to date, and with the latest re-ignition of the franchise promising a few more films to come our Elven workforce, whose second love after Megan Fox in Transformers is post-apocalyptic violence, are very excited. The Elf that discovered this photo is something of a hero amongst its colleagues today then, and it has also earned itself three meal tokens. We have seen a couple of these builds from Flickr’s Tim Inman aka rabidnovaracer before, but they look damn cool together don’t they? You can see more of his three Mad Max – Fury Road vehicles at his photostream via the link above.

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Wroll-back Wrecker

International Harvester Durastar Rollback Wrecker

This beautifully built International Harvester roll-back wrecker, complete with ’70s Buick, comes from TLCB regular Ralph Savelsberg aka Mad Physicist. There’s more to see at Ralph’s photostream, plus you can read his interview as one of the eleven builders in TLCB’s Master MOCers series by clicking here.

Lego International Harvester Tow Truck

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End of the Road

Lego Mad Max Fury Road Buick

There’s a movie out in cinemas at the moment that all the proper Lego Blogs are talking about, so here’s a post-apoc classic Buick from ‘Mad Max – Fury Road’. Yup, we like to stay on top of current events here at TLCB…

It’s (probably) our final MOC of 2015, so it’s somewhat fitting that Tim Inman’s Buick from the latest Mad Max instalment is one of the last vehicles left on earth. There’s more to see of this top-quality build at Tim’s photostream – click here to make the jump and get mad.

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Super Sedanette

Lego '47 Buick Super Sedanette

Flickr’s Sir Nadroj shows that small builds can be interesting too. His beautiful 1947 Buick Super Sedanette is only 6-studs wide but is as lovely as anything from our Model Team listings. There’s more to see at the link above.

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Yellow Special

Lego Buick Special

Flickr’s Senator Chinchilla makes his second appearance here this week, with something very much at the other end of the style spectrum from his last creation. You can see more of his lovely 1950 Buick Special here.

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Three Boxes

Lego Buick GNX

Being European we know nothing at all about the car in this post. It’s apparently a 1980s Buick GNX, and it looks, er… rubbish. But that might just be because every other ’80s American car is complete shite and we’re stereotyping.

Anyway, whatever the real car is like, this model by TLCB regular Senator Chinchilla is an excellent build. You can see more on Flickr via the link above.

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Blue Whale

Lego Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon

After ridiculing the automotive efforts of communism earlier in the week here’s a car that proves a) we occasionally show a BBC-like impartiality here at TLCB, and b) capitalism can get it just as wrong.

It is of course a Buick Roadmaster Station Wagon, and it typifies everything about American cars that makes Europeans chuckle. Boat proportions? Check. Ladder frame chassis? Check. Wheezy V8? Check. That V8 was an utterly ridiculous 5.7 litres, and it produced… 180bhp. Our office food blender makes more power than that.

To put that figure into perspective a similar vintage BMW 540i made over 100bhp more. Even the basic 525i was more powerful.

So would we like to own a Roadmaster? You bet! Yes it’s a compete turd, but with the Elves in a box in the trunk just look at how far away they’d be from us in the front!

Oh, this Lego version is the work of Ralph Savelsberg on Flickr, making one of his regular appearances. See more at the link.

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Apollo 13

1962 Apollo GT

A very American failure

Proving it wasn’t just the British who could design and build a beautiful car in the ’60s, wow audiences with it, and then quietly go bust a few years later, California’s Apollo Motor Company came up with this, the Apollo GT.

Powered by a 3.5L Buick V8 and with a sleek American-made body it should have been a success. But sadly, as is often the way, the skill of car designing is not always matched by business acumen. Apollo lasted just 3 years, with production totaling 88 units. Tim Inman aka Rabidnovaracer reproduces the coupe in LEGO to make it 89.

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