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Metrokab

Vehicles from 1982’s Blade Runner are a popular choice to build from Lego (see here, here, here, and here). OK, one particular vehicle is, but not every car in the movie was a ‘Spinner’. Cue keiichi kamei and this ‘Metrokab’, surely one of the least cool sci-fi vehicles of all time. That might be why everyone builds Spinners we suppose. Anyway, this mini-figure scale Metrokab captures the design from the film brilliantly, with a few custom decals enhancing the realism. Hail a ride via the link above.

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Fifth Element in Elements

Lego Fifth Element Taxi

1997’s ‘The Fifth Element’ had it all; alien opera, robotic turkeys, Milla Jovovich, a malevolent cosmic entity, and – of course – flying yellow cabs. This is Bruce Willis’ hover taxi and it comes from Davdup of Flickr who has done a superb job of recreating it in Model Team form. There may not be a super-hot-saviour-of-the-universe in the back seat, but it’s got everything else. Click the link above to hail a ride 250 years in the future.

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Taxi!

Lego New York Taxi

This TLCB writer was not impressed by the Ford Crown Victoria taxi he experienced in New York. Bumpy, not actually that big inside, and probably getting around 8mpg, it seemed a bizarre choice for the congested and awful roads of NYC.

More recently most New York cabs are Toyota hybrids, which seem a far more sensible choice, but we’d still pick this over both the Crown Vic and an anonymous modern appliance.

Based on no one particular classic cab but taking design cues from all of them, Flickr’s Redfern1950s has created a stunning looking ’50s taxi complete with suicide doors, bench seating, and a huge trunk for some old-timey suitcases.

Stick your hand out and hope this picks you up rather than a ratty old Crown Vic via the link above.

Lego Classic Taxi

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Taxi Driver

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One of the greatest movies of all time – Martin Scorsese’s 1976 ‘Taxi Driver’ – created two very different but equally brilliant stars in Robert De Niro and a very young Jodie Foster. There was another star of course; the bright yellow Checker Marathon cab driven by De Niro’s Travis Bickle. Already world famous, the Checker didn’t need the movie to earn its notoriety, but it did probably become much cooler as a result. This perfect replica of the iconic classic cab comes from TLCB regular Ralph Savelsberg aka Mad Physicist, and you can see more here.

Lego Taxi Driver Checker Marathon

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Fast Fare

Lego London Taxi Racing

With less than a week to go it’s getting tight at the top of TLCB Summer Building Competition. This entry comes from MOCpages’ Markus Schlegel who’s making his TLCB debut.

The Elves usually don’t like taxis. They tend to be slow and old looking (London), or spectacularly dull (everywhere else). Plus we don’t like using them with the Elves in tow as we’ll inevitably have to pay the additional ‘soiling charge’. A charge that’s far more likely to required with this; Markus’ racing London Taxi FX4.

Markus has put a big tick in both the ‘fast’ and ‘stripes’ boxes with his brilliant competition entry, plus his taxi features working steering, opening doors, bonnet and boot, and folding jump seats. There’ll be a standard version posted soon too, and it could be one of the most realistic models of the year.

In the meantime you can see more of the version TLCB Elves prefer by clicking the link to Markus’ MOCpage above, and you can find out more about TLCB Sumer Building Competition entry requirements and the awesome prizes available by clicking here.

TLCB Summer Building Competition

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The Fifth Element

Lego The Fifth Element Taxi

1997’s blockbuster The Fifth Element contained everything you could possibly want in a sci-fi movie; Flying cabs, Milla Jovovich, giant robotic turkeys, Milla Jovovich, exploding spaceships and Milla Jovovich.

TLCB regular and Brothers Brickist Ralph Savelsberg (aka Mad Physicist) has applied his talented hands to the first item on the aforementioned list (insert your own joke about the second, fourth and sixth), with his brilliant Lego recreation of Bruce Willis’ hover cab. Ralph has also constructed a brick-built Milla Jovovich, but for some reason it doesn’t quite capture the subject matter in the same way.

Anyway, while we make friends with Google Images you can see more of Bruce’s taxi (and Milla) by visiting Ralph’s Flickr page here.

Lego The Fifth Element

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Check Mate

Lego Checker Cab

Previous bloggee Aitor Fernandez is making another appearance here with another excellent Town scale car. This one’s a classic Checker Cab and you can see more on MOCpages. Plus points if you can identify the set that the trunk-lid sticker came from!

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Town Trio

Lego Town Cars

This lovely trio of Town cars was discovered by a very fortunate Elf. An Elf which now has three meal tokens. Will it use these over a number of days, or will it go on a bender and use all three in the next hour? We think we know the answer to that…

Anyway, as we prepare for the appearance of a perfectly spherical – and possibly quite ill – Elf, you can check out its finds by heading to Aitor Fernandez‘ MOCpage. There’s an ’80s Ford Crown Victoria taxi, a beautiful Rolls Royce Phantom, and a neat ’65 Pontiac Firebird – all of which can be viewed via the link above.

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Handsome Hansom

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Okay, slightly off-topic, but I couldn’t resist. Anyhow, this was a transport pioneer, of a kind. In the late 19th Century, the architect Joseph Hansom solved the problem of the comfortable taxi-cab that could be drawn by one horse, creating the first of many ubiquitous London Taxis on the way. This exceptionally pretty model of the Hansom Cab is brought to you by Lego Builders on MOCpages. Find it here:

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/327293

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You talkin’ to me?

Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver

A trembling elf returned to The Lego Car Blog Towers holding on to Misterzumbi‘s recreation of the iconic character, and cab, from Martin Scorsese’s 1976 masterpiece ‘Taxi Driver’.

The little chap has certainly expanded his vocabulary since watching the film. None of his new found words are printable here.

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