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We’re Tramming, and I Hope You Like Tramming Too*

Lego Sci-Fi Tram

This huge odd-looking device is a Suburban Tram, and it can give a ride to most of the town.** It comes from the mind of Flickr’s Vince Toulouse, who has deployed all manner of unusual pieces from several decades of LEGO themes to create it.

There’s lots more to see at the tram’s album on Flickr – click the link above to hop on-board, although we have no idea where it’s going.

Lego Sci-Fi Tram

*Today’s (slightly butchered) title song can be found here.

**Just like your Mom.

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Powder Pusher

Lego ID-Performance Ski Mobile

This is the ID-Performance Ski Mobile concept, and it’s been created in Lego form with stunning accuracy by Flickr’s Arran Hearn aka Delta Triangle. Designed by virtual rendering wizard Yutaka Igarashi, the Ski Mobile looks like a gloriously impractical way to cross the snow. See more of both Arran’s Lego version and the rendered original via the link above.

Lego ID-Performance Ski Mobile Concept

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Duty Free

Formula Zero Gravity Lego

On every flight there’s always one. That lady or gentleman who – when booze is marginally cheaper courtesy of airport tax free shopping – decides to optimise this saving. “I’ll just get a few bottles to take home” they say. Sure they will. Those bottles will be empty before they’ve even boarded. Anyway, this post is for them – and to that one guy who tries to smoke in the airplane toilet – as these models are literally encouraging drinking/smoking and flying.

With most countries doing what Formula 1 wouldn’t (because F1 is all about the monies), and banning alcohol and cigarette sponsorship in sport, alcoholic beverage and cigarette companies are no longer seen on the side of Formula 1 cars.

But there are no rules in space…

This is Formula Zero Gravity, an invention by British Lego Group Brickish, and they’re single-handedly bringing morally-dubious sponsorship back to top level racing! Two of motorsport’s greatest liveries have made the return so far (with more to come), with Nick Barrett’s stupendous Martini Racing F0 racer above, and Jeremy Williams’ gorgeous John Player Special F0 racer below.

There’s more to see of Nick’s build at both his MOCpage and photostream, and you can view Jeremy’s courtesy of Flickr here. Enjoy your flight!

Formula Zero Gravity Lego

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Hidenka!

Lego Yamaha Hidenka Motorcycle

This delightfully outrageous concept motorcycle is the work of one Flickr’s most inventive builders, the brilliant F@bz. Inspired by the ‘Ghost in the Shell’ movie, which is a feat in itself as the movie was one of the most uninspired we’ve seen in recent times, it’s called the Yamaha Hidenka, and there’s more to see at F@bz’ photostream via the link above.

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e-Bike

Lego Technic BMW WR 1000 e-Bike

This gloriously futuristic BMW WR 1000 electric motorcycle is the work of newcomer kbalage aka RacingBrick.

Built for LEGO’s Future BMW motorcycle contest RacingBrick’s bike features adjustable rear suspension and front and rear mounted LED lights, whilst the design concept is powered by two electric hub motors providing a combined 1000hp and features solar rechargeable interchangeable batteries.

Technology like this isn’t too far from reality so we’ve got our fingers crossed that something like this will one day make production. Until then you can check out RacingBrick’s Technic BMW concept at both Eurobricks and Flickr courtesy of the links in the text above.

Lego Technic BMW WR 1000 e-Bike

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Just Another Jeep

Lego Jeep Mighty FC Concept

Except this really isn’t any old Jeep. This is Jeep’s little-known ‘Mighty FC Concept’, which we assume stands for ‘Forward Control’, and it’s been superbly recreated in remote control Technic form by vehicle-building legend Madoca 1977.

Lego Technic Jeep Mighty FC Remote Control

Packed inside Madoca’s brilliant creation are six LEGO Power Functions motors, three sets of LEDs, and two third-party SBrick bluetooth receivers. The first two motors are XLs, which take care of the Jeep’s all-wheel-drive via portal axles, whilst a Servo motor controls the steering. Three Medium motors drive the winch, activate the locking rear differential, and control a two-speed gearbox, all of which is powered by an on-board rechargeable battery.

Lego Technic Jeep Remote Control

The Elves, who seem to have infiltrated Jeep’s vehicle-naming department, love the Mighty FC, even though it’s much too slow to cause any carnage in TLCB office. It can carry quite a few of them at once though, which appears to be what is currently happening, so whilst we let them get on with that you can discover the build’s full details by visiting the Eurobricks forum, and you can watch Madoca’s Jeep in action via the excellent video below.

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A Shot in the Dark

Lego Hoverbike

This stunning image was found on Flickr today. It’s the work of David Hensel, and it depicts his intriguing ‘ZECR Hoverbike’ concept. The build itself contains all sorts of Nice Parts Usage (NPU), but what really caught our attention is the superb way that David has photographed his creation – we’d even go as far as saying this might be the best photo that we’ve blogged this year. You can see the image in further detail at David’s photostream via the link above, and if you’d like to learn how to take higher quality photos of your own creations you can read some handy hints here.

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Fictional Ferrari

Lego Ferrari LMP1

Ferrari don’t currently make an LMP1 racer, but if they did we hope it would look a little something like this. Beautifully detailed inside and out this fictional Ferrari LMP1 endurance car is the work of BrickMonkey of Flickr, and it was suggested to us by a reader. There’s lots more to see, including some lovely photos revealing the chassis and engine detailing, at BrickMonkey’s photostream.

Lego Model Team Ferrari Racer

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[Insert Sci-Fi Title Here]

Lego Sci-Fi Truck

Yup, we’re out of depth again. We have no idea what this creation by Flickr’s Nick Trotta is or what it does, but it looks properly cool. Sort of like a giant wheeled ant. And it’s descriptions like that which mean we really should stick to cars. You can see more of whatever this is at the link to Nick’s photostream above, where there are also links to the wider collaborative project of which this build is part.

Lego Sci-Fi Truck

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Soapbox

Lego Soapbox Racer

This utterly wonderful contraption comes from the brilliant Vince Toulouse of Flickr, and it looks like one of the most dangerous machines that this blog has ever posted, and it’s glorious! The bastard offspring of a soapbox gravity go-kart and a 1920s Grand Prix racer, Vince’s latest work is delightfully unhinged, and it makes use of some of LEGO’s odder parts superbly – including some long-forgotten wheels from Technic’s darker days.

There’s more to see of this beautiful creation at Vince’s photostream – step inside the Salvador Dali painting that is his mind at the link above.

Lego Concept Racer

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Mini-Fig-ira

Lego Akira Kaneda's Bike

Kaneda’s Bike from Akira has appeared here several times over the years, but no attempt had been made at a mini-figure scale version – so difficult is the build even in a large scale – until now.

TLCB favourite _Tiler, who we think might be the best Town-scale builder anywhere, has finally allowed Kaneda to feature in mini-figure form, and a stunning job he’s done too.

You can see more of mini-fig-Kaneda’s Bike at _Tiler’s Flickr photostream via the link above, where there are also instructions available, and you can see the larger recreations that have featured here in the past by using the search function at the foot of this page.

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Balloon Bike II

Lego Yamaha Spectrum

You wait ages for a hot-air-balloon motorbike, and then two come along at once! Today’s second cunning use of LEGO’s balloon pieces comes from Flickr’s F@bz, and you can see more of his Yamaha Spectrum motorcycle concept at the link above.

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Machine No.5

Lego Machine No.5

We have absolutely no idea what’s going on here, so it’s probably best you just ask Vince Toulouse. Whilst this is the fifth machine from Vince that we’ve featured here we’re no closer to learning what it’s all about. You can see some of his previous machines – and amuse yourself at our previous attempts at an explanation – by clicking here. We’ll get back to cars…

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Fast and Fictional

Lego Car

We received a suggestion to our Feedback page last week, but it was TLCB Office Poker Night at the time and thus we were a bit pre-occupied. Fortunately the reader in question kindly accepted some unpaid writing work and joins us a Guest Blogger today. Over to Alexander Paschoaletto;

If you decide to build a real car in Lego form you’ll face the challenge of having to replicate all the lines according to the original vehicle, which may be something horrible if you’re bricking up a Fiat Uno, or insanely complicated if you’re building a Mazda Furai. However, if you decide to create your own ride instead, you’ll have a very different challenge on your hands. Considering, of course, that you’re trying to create something totally original without copying anything else.

Alex B is one of the few TFOLs out there who can easily meet both challenges with skill, and his latest effort does not fail to impress. His ‘Vortex Orca 4.0i’ features stunning detailing and such a clean look – it’s simple but great. In addition, he took some beautiful shots in a very professional way, which further adds to his positive points. Keep it up, Alex!

Thanks Alexander! You can see more of Alex B’s fictional coupe here, and more of Alexander’s own work on Flickr at the link above.

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