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To Supercar or Not to Supercar?

Lego Technic Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Remote Control

Is the Chevrolet Corvette a supercar? If this were YouTube there would now be a heated discussion, someone would call someone else something rude, and Hitler would probably eventually be mentioned.

This is The Lego Car Blog though, and our readers are (generally) more civilised than the baying mob found within the YouTube comments section. However, we’ll throw our thoughts into the Corvette Supercar argument because, well… we can: We don’t know.

Yup, we’ve wussed out and sat on the fence, because the area the Corvette occupies between Sports and Super Car is greyer than ever. Once ridiculed by us here in Europe, the Chevrolet Corvette is now actually quite good, and in Z06 form it’s certainly quick enough to enter the supercar league. But ‘quick’ doesn’t necessarily mean ‘supercar’.

It seems that Chevrolet themselves have had enough of the argument and rumour has it they’re readying a mid-engined version of the Corvette to silence the debate. Whether that happens or not what we are confident in is that this stunning C7 series Corvette Z06 by newcomer Dylan Sebastian is a bona-fide Technic Supercar.

With a working V8 engine, independent suspension on all four wheels, plus steering and drive via remote control, Dylan’s Corvette has all the Technic Supercar boxes ticked, plus opening doors and hood, and LED lights.

What’s that? Technic Supercars need to have a gearbox? Damn…

Well it seems Dylan’s Z06 is even more true to the real Corvette than we thought, itself being as supercar debatable as the real thing. Whatever it is though, it’s a model that’s definitely worth a closer look, and you can check out all of the photos at Dylan’s Flickr album and you can read more about the build and watch a video of the model in action at the Eurobricks discussion forum.

Lego Technic Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Remote Control

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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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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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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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’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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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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Trailer Park

Lego Corvette Stingray

Caravans don’t usually feature highly on our blog list, but today we made an exception, as not only is this one rather pretty, it’s got one hell of a tow car. The gorgeous mid-’60s Corvette Stingray, complete with roof-mounted surfboard, is the work of car building legend – and TLCB Master MOCer – Firas Abu Jaber.

Lego Corvette Stingray

Firas’ beautiful build features some stellar detailing, including all the assorted camping paraphernalia you might expect to see in a 1960s caravan. There’s lots more to see on both MOCpages and Flickr – click the links to take a trip.

Lego Corvette Stingray Firas Abu Jaber

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People’s Choice

Lego Chevrolet Corvette

The Lego Car Blog Elves are hungry today, as it’s you our readers who’ve earned a meal token and blue Smartie!* Suggested to us by several of you, this lovely Chevrolet Corvette is the work of MOCpages newcomer Dave Slater.

Dave’s late ’60s Model Team Corvette looks the business and earned a few extra TLCB points for its superbly detailed engine and interior, pop-up lights, opening doors and removable T-Top roof. You can see all the photos of Dave’s classic Corvette on MOCpages at the link above.

*Which we’ve nobly eaten on your behalf.

Lego 1969 Corvette

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Little Red Corvette

Lego Corvette

Here at The Lego Car Blog we are not fans of 1970s Americana. We grew up on a diet of small, nimble, efficient cars that could go around corners and that didn’t break down unless they were French. 1970s American barges therefore are definitely not our bag, being precisely the opposite of all of the above.

However, even in America’s automotive wilderness years there were a handful of oases. This is one such vehicle, the utterly gorgeous Chevrolet Corvette C3.

Lego Corvette Stingray

This beautiful Lego Technic example of Chevrolet’s icon is the work of Eurobricks resident (and Technic genius) Madoca. Underneath the wonderfully curvaceous bodywork sits a fully functioning remote control chassis, complete with independent suspension all round, working lights (including pop-up function), opening doors, trunk and hood plus a removable targa roof panel, and of course RC drive and steering.

To see more of Madoca’s exceptional build head over to the Eurobricks discussion via the link above, but first make sure you check out the Corvette in action via the video below.

Lego Technic Corvette StingrayYouTube Video:

 

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Little Red Corvette

Lego Corvette

Insert Prince for twice the awesome

One of our previous ‘Featured TFOLs‘ has returned with this, a little red Corvette in Model Team style. You can see the full gallery for this American legend at Cars Lover‘s MOCpage.

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The one with the Corvette

Friends Corvette

Pheobe and Monica. Add Rachel for twice the awesome

LEGO’s new ‘Friends’ line has caused quite a bit of controversy online (apparently girls aren’t allowed to like pink anymore). Hoping to redress the balance is EROL, who’s given the girls a Corvette to take to the mall the racetrack. Show your appreciation on Flickr.

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