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Little Yellow Corvette

Lego Corvette C7R

This instantly recognisable Chevrolet Corvette C7R race car was discovered by one of our Elven workforce on Brickshelf today. It’s been built by gtahelper and it’s a superbly accurate 1:20 scale recreation of the GT3 contender. See more at the Brickshelf album via the link above.

Lego Corvette C7R

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Chevy Chevelle SS – Picture Special

Lego Chevy Chevelle 1972 SS

After publishing some weird vehicles yesterday we’re back with something that’s very The Lego Car Blog. This beautifully reconstructed 1972 Chevrolet Chevelle SS is the work of Flickr’s VR workshop, and it is – as you can see from the image montage below – quite brilliantly detailed inside and out.

Lego Chevy Chevelle 1972 SS

With a highly detailed engine bay and interior, plus opening doors, hood and trunk, VR’s Chevelle is an almost perfect recreation of Chevrolet’s famous early ’70s muscle car. There’s lots more to see at VR workshop’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump.

Lego Chevy Chevelle 1972 SS

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Suburgatory

Lego Chevrolet Suburban

Things we don’t like here at TLCB; Mosquitoes, Kim Jong-Un, everything will.i.am has done since ‘Where is the Love?’, and the Chevrolet bloody Suburban.

Built to take drug dealers, stockbrokers’ housewives, and mildly successful rappers through the electronic gates of their gaudy mock-Edwardian mansions, the Suburban is a plasticky truck-based environmental catastrophe for people that think luxury is determined only by size.*

Lego Chevrolet Suburban

It’s safe to say that neither the Suburban, nor the Cadillac Escalade with which it shares its hateful platform, are products targeted at TLCB Team. Which puts us in a bit of quandary today, as this incredible Lego creation very much is.

With Power Functions remote control, opening everything, and one of the most accurate and realistically detailed exteriors and interiors that we’ve ever seen, this incredible model by Flickr’s dgustafsson1317 is everything we look for in a blog-worthy build. It’s just a shame the subject matter is a Chevrolet Suburban.

We’ll move on now before we get a nose bleed, but you can see more of dgustafsson1317’s Chevy on Flickr at the link above, where there is a suitably enormous album available.

Lego Chevrolet Suburban

*Which makes your Mom very luxurious.

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Little Red Corvette

Lego Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Little red Corvette
Honey you got to slow down (Got to slow down)
Little red Corvette
‘Cause if you don’t you gonna run your
Little red Corvette right in the ground

Lego Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

This beautiful 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray straight from Prince’s songbook was suggested to us by a reader, and it comes from previous bloggee Dave Slater of Flickr. With one of the most fantastically accurate exteriors that we’ve ever seen at this scale we highly recommend taking a closer look – click the link above to visit the full gallery of superb images.

Lego Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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Batman Drives a Chevy

Lego Chevrolet Batmobile

With mini-figure Batman getting his very own movie, a very cool new Batmobile was required. 60.2 litres of 20,000bhp V100 (plus flaming rocket booster) ought to do it, and Chevrolet decided that this ridiculous contraption needed to be built for real. Well, sort of. Sadly a 60.2 litre V100 engine is yet to exist, so Chevy decided to do the next best thing and build a life-size version of the Lego Batmobile… in Lego.

Lego 70905 Life Size Batmobile

344,000 bricks and 2,000 hours later, and this is the result. Measuring over nine feet wide and at seventeen feet long Batman’s new ride features X-Ray vision (for seeing criminals up to no good, honest), a Scarecrow gas detector, whatever that is, and – thankfully for the other motorists of Gotham – a parallel park mode which swivels all four wheel by 90 degrees to allow bump-free parking. Oh, and 4G Wi-Fi.

If you have $48million to spare you can order your own via the Chevrolet website – click here to buy yours!*

Lego Chevrolet Batmobile

*Only available in black. And sometimes very very dark grey.

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Gas, Gas, Gas!

Lego Octan Gasser Hot Rods

I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
And I howled at the morning driving rain
But it’s all right now, in fact, it’s a gas!
But it’s all right. I’m Jumpin’ Jack Flash
It’s a gas, gas, gas!

These three matching mini-figure scale Octan-sponsored ‘gasser’ drag racers come from Flickr’s Tim Henderson, and LEGO’s fictional oil company has never looked so cool! See more at the link above.

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A F.A.B. Stingray

yellow-stingray

Okay, we’re muddling up our Gerry Anderson TV series in the title but then we’ve been a bit muddled with our approach to this MOC. When the TLCB Elves first saw this smoothly built, neatly photographed car on MOCpages they thought that it was one of Dave Slater’s LDD creations. As such, it wouldn’t meet our Submissions Guidelines. MOCpages can mangle images at times. Fortunately the Elves discovered some better quality pictures on Dave’s Flickr Photostream and so it was yellow Smarties all round!  This 2015 Stingray complements the 1969 version from the same builder, which we blogged two years ago.  Click the link in the text to see more views, the opening doors and the two cars together.

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Black Devil

Lego Technic RC Supercar

Remote control models have become incredibly popular since the introduction of LEGO’s excellent Power Functions motors and infrared control system. This Corvettesque creation, the latest build by Chade of Flickr and Eurobricks, packs in the full suite of Power Functions components underneath its beautifully neat bodywork. Two L Motors drive the rear wheels whilst a Servo allows for precise steering control, the on-board battery is hidden within the chassis, and LEDs are utilised to give the front lights realism.

The whole package has been very thoroughly engineered by Chade, making this creation one of the neatest RC builds we’ve seen in a while. There’s lots more to see, including images of the chassis and drivetrain, on both Flickr and Eurbricks – click the links above to make the jump.

Lego Technic Corvette C7

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Counting Cars with Crowkillers

Lego Crowkillers Count's Kustoms

The Lego Car Blog favourite Crowkillers is back, and this time he’s not working alone – but he hasn’t teamed up with another builder as you might expect. Instead Crowkillers has collaborated with the legendary Count’s Kustoms hot rod shop from the History Channel’s ‘Counting Cars’ TV show in order to create a pair of unique creations.

Above viewers of the show will recognise Count’s 1956 Chevrolet truck, complete with custom flame decals, whilst below is a model that some of our readers may recognise from a previous post.

Based on his ‘Assassin’ Technic Supercar, Crowkiller’s latest creation has been custom-painted by Count’s Kustoms’ own Ryan Evans and you can own it!

This amazing one-off Technic Supercar is being auctioned for charity to raise money for a little boy with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and it also includes two customised mini-figures from the TV show. You can read more about the model via Eurobricks, and if you’d like to see more of this unique collaboration and bid for your chance to own it you can do so by clicking on the giant letters below.

Click here to visit the Crowkillers & Count’s Kustoms auction

Lego Crowkillers Assassin

 

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’63 Sting Ray – Picture Special

Lego Technic Corvette C2 Stingray 1963

This brilliant blue beauty comes from James Tillson of Flickr and Eurobricks. It is of course a C2 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray, which James has recreated superbly in Technic form. He’s built both the convertible and the coupe versions, but it’s the coupe that we’re concentrating on here, because it’s probably the most beautiful American car ever designed.

And this is why – what a rear window! The C2’s split rear screen only lasted for one year (1963) because – with a massive blind-spot right in the middle – it wasn’t the safest design. But it did look gorgeous.

Lego Technic Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

James’ Sting Ray coupe is the 1963 version and thus includes that wonderful rear, and there’s a lots going on underneath too. With working steering, a miniature functioning V8 engine, semi-independent front and trailing-arm rear suspension with floating differential, opening doors and hood and the Corvette’s neat rotating pop-up lights all included, James’ build fully qualifies as Technic Supercar. There’s lots more to see on both Flickr and Eurobricks – click the links above to make like a banana and split.

Lego Technic Corvette Sting Ray 1963

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Rolling Sixes

Lego Chevrolet Sled Hot Rod

Nothing beats two sixes (well, in Risk anyway) so here’s our winning roll of the dice for the weekend. Above is a gloriously smooth ’52 Chevy sled by Flickr’s Tim Henderson, whilst below TLCB favourite Angka Utama has recreated Zagato’s stunning ’90s Aston Martin V8 in 6-wide form. See more of each build on Flickr via the links.

Lego Aston Martin V8 Zagato

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Little Red Corvette

Lego Chevrolet Corvette C4

The Chevrolet Corvette C4 was – like all American cars from the mid ’80s to late ’90s – total garbage. With its enormous 5.7 litre V8 engine making as little as 205bhp in the early cars not even intervention by Lotus (owned by General Motors at the time) could turn the Corvette into a competitive sports car. Nevertheless the C4 Corvette sold well because it looked… like this.

Heiko Ruutel makes his second appearance here in two weeks with this superb Model Team recreation of the stunning C4 ‘Vette and there’s more to see on MOCpages – click the link above and party like it’s 1990.

Lego Corvette C4

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El Laxante

Lego Chevrolet El Camino Tank

LUGNuts’ 100th Challenge draws to a close soon, and it’s yielding some superb results. This entry is the our Elves’ favourite so far, and had it been entered in our own Summer Building Competition last year we’re fairly sure it would have taken home some prizes. Racing stripes? Check! Ridiculous engine? Check! Flames? Check! Tank tracks? Double Check! D-Town Cracka is the irresponsible adult behind it and you can see more of his extensively modified ’74 Chevrolet El Camino via the link above.

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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.

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Fifty-Five

Lego '55 Chevrolet Gasser

Flickr’s _Tyler appears on these pages so regularly he’s going to need his own section soon. His latest creation is this absolutely gorgeous ‘55 Chevrolet, and we’ve never wanted a Town-scale car more. Ingenious parts usage and spectacular photography can be found at _Tyler’s photostream – click here to see just how good small Lego cars can get.

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