The modern Jeep Renegade is a fairly interesting looking but ultimately depressingly bland Euro-crossover based on a Fiat 500, with about as much off-road prowess as, well… a Fiat 500. Which means it’s selling brilliantly. This is absolutely not that car.
The original CJ5 Renegade was an altogether different animal, and Flickr’s Havoc has recreated it wonderfully thanks to a little inspiration from the marvellous classic Model Team set 5510.
Havoc’s Jeep Renegade CJ5 is packed with great building techniques to replicate the iconic off-roader’s look, and includes a superbly authentic interior and working steering too.
Head to Havoc’s Flickr album for the complete gallery of images, and you can check out the LEGO set that inspired it via the link in the text above.
Well that’s brought in some clicks. Anyhoo, this neat roof-less Jeep CJ-5 comes from TLCB regular Ralph Savelsberg aka Mad Physicist, and it captures the real off-roader beautifully in his trademark style. There are lots more images of the topless Jeep available on Flickr – click the link above to take a peek.
This is a Jeep CJ5. It has no bluetooth, no parking assist, no duel zone air conditioning, no lane departure warning system, and no electronic terrain response system. But it’s a million times better than any of the SUVs and Crossovers that drive past the TLCB office in their hundreds, and we want one. Luckily TLCB regular Senator Chinchilla can give us our CJ fix, and there’s more to see of his Model Team version of the little Jeep at his photostream. Click the link above to make the jump for all the photos.
These two delightful CJ5 Jeeps were discovered by a happy Elf today, built by previous bloggee and Lego Professional Nick Barrett. Nick’s work has appeared here several times over the years and his latest builds are everything we could want in a LEGO model. Both are beautifully realistic on the outside (whilst sturdy and playable too), and underneath each Jeep has gone a different route to achieving technical realism.
The red version is built on a traditional studded chassis and is all-mechanical, with live-axle suspension, a two-speed gearbox with selectable all-wheel-drive, mechanical steering and a working straight-4 piston engine.
The white version, whilst near identical externally, sits on a modern studless chassis fitted with Power Function remote control drive and steering, alongside the same two-speed gearbox with selectable all-wheel-drive and live-axle suspension.
There’s more to see of both Nick’s mechanical and electrical versions of the classic Jeep on MOCpages and Flickr – click the links to his MOCpage and photostream to see all the images.