This beautiful machine is a 1957 Hartford Debonair coupe, powered by a small block V8 and built to rival cars such as the Buick LaSabre.
Except that the Hartford Debonair doesn’t (and never did) exist, being a figment purely of Senator Chinchilla‘s imagination. But what an imagination! It sure beats yet another 270mph V-a-million-engined monstrosity that much of the online Lego community churns out with tiresome regularity.
There’s much more to see of Senator Chinchilla’s gorgeous creation at his photostream. Click the link above to take a look, and if you’re thinking of concocting a car, this is the way to do it!
This lovely hot rodded ’32 Ford Model-B ‘3 window’ coupe appeared on Flickr over the weekend, built by previous bloggee Jonathan Elliott. Featuring some very cunning parts orientation there’s more to see at Jonathan’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump.
Japan’s product design may not have a reputation for originality, but the Japanese can take almost anything pioneered by another part of the world and make it better. See the Mazda MX-5 Miata, the Toyota Land Cruiser, the Nissan GT-R, and pretty much every electronic device ever invented.
We can probably add hot rods to that list now too, thanks to this gorgeous 1932 ‘Takehito Yamato’ Ford Deuce Coupe. This Lego recreation of the real-world car comes from Master MOCer and previous bloggee Andrea Lattanzio aka Norton74, and he’s replicated the original vehicle superbly in Lego form, even building a beautiful period-correct workshop in which to house it.
There’s more to see of the Takehito Yamato at Norton74’s photostream – click the link above to head over to somewhere inbetween America and Japan.
We’re not really sure why this ’34 Ford Coupe hot rod is called the Chicken Coupe, but we do know that we love it. TLCB regular _Tiler is the builder, and as always it’s both beautifully built and photographed. See more at the link.
Previous bloggee Jonathan Elliott is back, this time with something very big and very grey. This whale-like vehicle is a 1965 Cadillac DeVille Coupe, and it’s very probably the least coupe-ish coupe ever made. Well, apart from this obviously. It’s a nice build though, and you can see more images of Jonathan’s DeVille via the link above.
This lovely Ford 5-Window Coupe hot rod was discovered on Brickshelf by one of our Elves. It comes from newcomer TeddyMagenta, and besides looking the part it’s got a working piston engine, 4-speed gearbox, functioning steering, front and rear suspension, and opening doors and boot-lid. There’s lots more to see of this excellent build at Teddy’s Brickshelf gallery – click the link above to make the jump.
We’ve featured a lot of large creations at TLCB over the past few weeks, but you don’t need thousands of bricks to make something that could appear here. 1saac W proves this point beautifully with this lovely 1940 Ford Coupe, and it’s got one of the most ingenious grills we’ve found at this scale.
1saac also demonstrates the other crucial factor necessary in getting a creation blogged; excellent photography. Our Elves (and readers) find lots of superb creations that we can’t publicise here because they fail to meet our image standards. It’s really simple to take high quality photographs of your creation though! You can check out 1saac’s via the link above, and you can read some tips on how to photograph your models well by clicking this link to our handy tutorial.
It’s seems ages since we posted a proper car, and what with it being the main theme of our blog name we probably need to get back to our job description. We blame the Elves. Anyway, one of them did find this today, a rather lovely classic Ford Coupe by serial blogee Senator Chinchilla. There’s lots more to see on Flickr – click the link above to take the trip to ’46.
This gorgeous little red coupe is the work of Datsun on MOCpages. But it isn’t a Datsun. It’s an Isuzu. Famous for their prowess in making diesel engines for a huge variety of trucks and buses, Isuzu were actually pretty decent at making whole cars when they put their minds to it. This 117 Coupe was produced from 1968 until the early ’80s, with over 80,000 units sold. You can see more of this Japanese oddity on MOCpages.
An Elf fight broke out in The Lego Car Blog Towers today. Not an uncommon event, the cause this time was two of the little buggers claimed to have brought back the same car. With a meal at stake it started to get vicious, so we decided to intervene when a stapler and fire extinguisher entered the circle. As it turns out, both Elves had indeed brought back an Aston Martin V8 Vantage by Sven Bode and Jens Matuschek on MOCpages, but surprisingly, they were different cars. So, two fed Elves and a double posting for you guys.
Sven and Jen’s masterpieces are amongst the best Model Team vehicles we’ve featured at The Lego Car Blog, with detail at a level we can all imagine, but few can translate into real bricks. To see the full gallery of each V8 Vantage, click the following links: CoupeRoadster
This modified Chevrolet Coupe is the work of lego911 on Flickr. Underneath that killer paint-job is a V8, opening doors and boot, and front and rear suspension. View it and lego911’s other cars in his Flickr photostream.
Crap but oh-so-cool. America in the 1970s was very big and very wallowy
This might just be the best mix of Technic and System parts we’ve ever seen. Combining smooth Technic beams, Technic plates, and regular studs-up build System bricks, this 1970 Ford LTD Coupe is an astonishing piece of design. Not something you can say about many 1970s American cars. Paliason is the MOCer behind this, and you can view it and his other amazing works on Brickshelf.