All is quiet here at TLCB Towers. The Elves are locked back in their cages, the TLCB staff have gone home for the holidays, and the only sound is the tapping of this TLCB writer’s keyboard echoing through the office.
We’ll be back in a few days, but if you need to get your Lego fix in the meantime, a few suggestions can be found below;
All our past posts are available in the Archives (you can search for pretty much anything and something will probably come up!)
The Review Library contains over one-hundred LEGO set, book, and third-party product reviews.
You can read interviews with some of the best Lego vehicle builders around by clicking here.
Proper Lego blogs, and a lot more besides, can be found in the Directory, which is full of useful links.
We’d recommend doing none of the above though. Switch off, take joy from the little things, and see what you can give back this Christmas : )
The Lego Car Blog Elves have been returned to their cages, the detritus from the office Christmas party has been cleared away, and the inevitable party-related ‘inappropriate physical contact’ reports have been filed by HR. We’re all set for the holidays.
As we take a break for a few days to remember what should be most important, we’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas from everyone here at TLCB, and hope – despite what a weird year 2020 has been – that you have peace and happiness is abundance over the festive period.
If you’re one of our readers who visits this site for a bit of that peace and happiness (which always shocks TLCB Team), then do remember that you can visit the Interviews, Review Library, and Archives to continue to get your Lego car fix, plus our Directory is full of excellent car or Lego-related sites that might be worth your click.
This writer is breaking several unwritten TLCB rules with this post. Talking about Christmas before December, specifically publicising a LEGO Ideas project, and – more vaguely – ‘bloody Star Wars creations’, all of which incur the displeasure of The Editor. So here’s a Christmas-themed Star Wars LEGO Ideas project…
Built by Brixe63, these rather wonderful Christmas tree decorations feature many recognisable vehicles from the movie franchise, and we think they’d make a most excellent set! In fact so too would loads of vehicular-themed decorations, which we’re surprised that LEGO haven’t thought to bring to production already.
Actually this is the most American thing* we’ve ever seen (following today’s earlier post featuring a ’70s muscle car with a giant flaming bird on the hood).
The Coca Cola Christmas truck is nearly as well-known as the guy drinking the coke on the side of it, and it’s been recreated astonishingly well in brick form by Flickr’s Lasse Deleuran, who might just have built the best Lego-lettering since we last said something had the best Lego-lettering.
Seriously though, it’s a mightily impressive mosaic that not only looks stunningly accurate, it’s so brilliant it almost makes the superb remote control tractor unit fade into the background. Which is what good branding is all about.
There’s more to see of Lasse’s amazing rendition of the probably the world’s most famous truck at his photostream via the link above, where you can also find a link to building instructions so that you can build this design for yourself.
*To maintain our BBC-like impartiality, here’s the Soviet version too!
It’s just two more sleeps ’til Christmas! TLCB Elves have been returned to their cages and the office is now empty, save for this writer, a stack of empty bottles from the Christmas Party awaiting recycling, and the lingering regrets that accompany them.
We’ll be back next week after several days getting drunk, er… we mean ‘spending precious time with loved ones’. Until then we wish you a very Merry Christmas, and to know the joy and love of a refugee born in occupied lands two thousand years ago.
Santa is a pretty rad dude, rockin’ a mega beard, some wicked bling (bells), and owning very probably the fastest vehicle ever made (a sleigh that can get everywhere in one night!). It’s no surprise to see that in his down time he likes to kick-back with a properly cool whip, in this case a gloriously festive hot rod complete with a red nose radiator emblem. Flickr’s ianying616 is the builder behind it and there’s more to see at his photostream here!
The Lego Car Blog Elves have been returned to their cages, the office is mostly back in one piece after the Christmas Party (although the same can’t be said for some of TLCB Staff), and we’re ready to turn the lights out for a while.
We’ll be back after the festivities, until then we wish you all the very happiest of Christmases!
We’re back! After a few days getting drunk helping the less fortunate, TLCB Team are back in the crumbling ruin that is TLCB Towers. With the Elves re-released (and very hungry) we can expect them to return with finds soon, but in the meantime here’s one of your suggestions. Built by Andreas Lattanzio, Father Christmas is already back in the North Pole getting ready for next year in style, using a hot rodded sleigh to traverse the frozen polar landscape. There’s more to see of this neat mini-figure scale scene on Flickr – click the link above to make the jump.
The detritus from office Christmas party has been tidied away (although the regret still lingers), The Lego Car Blog Elves have been re-captured and returned to their cages, and we’re about to turn the lights out here at TLCB Towers.
Before we go here’s one final festive creation, revealing that Santa is moving with times to keep up with increasing Christmas demands. Rod Gillies has equipped Saint Nic with his own present-delivering spaceship, allowing the Reindeer to relax this festive season. There’s more to see of Santa’s hangar on the night before Christmas (complete with Elves that look nothing like ours) by clicking here, we wish you the very merriest of Christmases, and we’ll see you soon.
What’s more manly than taking your hot rod to the forest and cutting down your own Christmas tree? Nothing, that’s what. Flickr’s sanellukovic is the builder behind this scene of yuletide masculinity and there’s more to see at his photostream via the link!
It’s not quite the festive season yet, but as we hate Cyber Monday almost as much as we do Black Friday we’re willing to come a little early to avoid the frenzied consumerism. Anyhoo, Santa and his Elves (which, make no mistake, are a very different sub-species to ours) are about to enter their busiest month, so Saint Nic is having one last wild party before the hard work begins.
Father Christmas’s parties are world-renowned, and this one involves a sports car, a polar bear, a reindeer, and an anthropomorphic lump of snow, so it easily beats the last party we had here at TLCB Towers which involved little more than sausage rolls, cheap beer and regret.
LEGO 7 is the doorman at Santa’s shindig and you can see if your name is on the list to get in courtesy of his photostream – click the link above and cross your fingers.
Presents are being wrapped, Santa is checking his list twice, and we’re about to spend the next few days getting drunk. So as we wind things down here for our usual Christmas break we have one last creation to share, Sariel‘s slightly terrifying mechanised-reindeer propelled sleigh. Watch it in action via the link above, have a very Merry Christmas, and we’ll see you all soon!
It’s only three more sleeps ’til Christmas! Memories/regrets from TLCB Christmas Party are still (unfortunately) strongly etched into our conscious, TLCB Elves have been gathered up and returned to their cages, and the office is now hauntingly quiet – save for the click-clacking of this writer’s keyboard echoing out into the emptiness.
We’ll be back in a few days to continue bringing you the very best Lego vehicles that the web has to offer, until then – from all of us here at TLCB – have a very Merry Christmas!
He’s making a list, he’s checking it twice, he’s got a hot rod for crossing the ice, Santa Claus is coming to town!
When Santa isn’t commanding his magic sleigh he’s still got to get around, and – looking as he does like the missing member of ZZ Top – we think he’s probably got a pretty cool ride.
Previous bloggee sm 01 thinks so too, and he’s built Mr. Claus the perfect vehicle for a rockin’ journey across the frozen wastes of the North Pole. You can see more of Santa’s Hot Rod on Flickr at the link above.