We love Technic Supercars here at TLCB. There’s no need for motors, and the car doesn’t have to actually be a ‘super car’, it just needs steering, suspension, a gearbox, and a piston engine. Perhaps it should be out next competition?
Anyway until then, here’s a Technic Supercar from one of the very best. Suggested by a reader, TLCB Master MOCer Crowkillers’ latest creation fits the Technic Supercar brief perfectly, with steering, all-wheel suspension, a 4+R gearbox (with a gear indicator on the dashboard too), and a V8 engine up front.
The doors, hood and trunk also open, and there’s more to see of Crowkillers’ ‘Cerberus’ Technic Supercar via Bricksafe, where two-dozen high quality images are available, and via the YouTube video below with a suitably devil dogish soundtrack.
It’s nearly Halloween!* The unique time of year when kids can pressure the elderly into giving them chocolate, girls can make literally any outfit sexy, and we find a tenuous link between the season of spookiness and an almost completely unrelated Lego model…
This is an almost completely unrelated Lego model. Created by Master MOCer and Technic building legend Paul Boratko (aka Crowkillers) it’s called the ‘Copia’ and has been built in homage to the Swedish rock band ‘Ghost’, of whom we have never heard but who have enabled this year’s tenuous Halloween link.
With all-wheel-drive, working steering, a mid-mounted V10 engine, D-N-R gearbox with functioning steering wheel paddles, independent suspension, and opening doors, hood and engine cover, Crowkillers’ latest creation checks every Technic ‘Supercar’ box and a few more too. Although it does have very little to do with Halloween (and Swedish rock bands as far as we can tell).
A few Formula 1 drivers may well be able to say that their other car is a Bugatti Chiron. Today through, we’re reversing that, as this single-seat open-wheel racing car is constructed purely from the pieces around within LEGO’s flagship 42083 Technic Bugatti Chiron set.
Designed by Technic legend and TLCB Master MOCer Paul Boratko aka Crowkillers, this brilliant Bugatti B-Model includes a four-speed paddle-shift gearbox with a reverse and neutral switch, working steering and suspension, and a V10 engine.
Paul calls his B-Model a Formula 1 car, but we’re more in the mind of an Indycar or Formula-E racer, what with the Bugatti’s large wheels and the swoopy bodywork, although that enormous V10 is most unlike Formula-E (and even Formula 1 these days).
Whatever it is it’s a fine B-Model that’s well worth a closer look, especially if you’re lucky enough to own a 42083 Chiron set yourself. Head to Eurobricks by clicking here to see more images and a video of the model’s features.
Suggested by a reader via our Facebook page this is Crowkillers’ latest supercar, the somewhat oddly-named ‘Alucard GT’. Constructed entirely from unmodified LEGO pieces Crowkiller’s newest creation is packed with working functions, including an eight-speed working paddle-shift gearbox, complete with a D-N-R rotary dial.
That amazing transmission is hooked up to a detailed V8 engine up front which drives all four wheels (or the other way around seeing as this is an unpowered LEGO Technic model), there’s all-wheel independent suspension, working steering, and gull-wing doors too. There’s much more to see of Crowkillers’ latest Technic Supercar via the Bricksafe gallery and you can watch a video of the model’s features by clicking here.
It’s an orange Smartie for you guys! Suggested by a reader, much to the annoyance of the Elves, TLCB Master MOCer Paul Boratko aka Crowkillers is back with another amazing Technic supercar. Entitled ‘Constrictor’, Crowkillers’ latest build wraps a V10 engine, independent suspension, working steering with Ackerman geometry and 4-speed transmission in a stunning orange body. See those features in action and read more about the build via the Eurobricks forum – Click here to take a look.
*’One-Eyed Python’ and ‘Trouser Snake’ versions also available.
This fantastic looking Technic Supercar ‘Outlaw’ comes from TLCB Master MOCer and serial bloggee Paul Boratko, better known as Crowkillers. His latest creation celebrates 40 years of LEGO Technic, and returns the theme to its mechanical roots. Paul’s model forgoes Power Functions motors and remote control for gears and levers, and we love it for that. Working steering, all-wheel suspension, a deployable rear wing, 4+R gearbox and a V8 engine are all included, and all must be powered manually by the human (or Elf) in control. There’s more to see of Paul’s build, including detailed images of the chassis, gearbox and suspension, on MOCpages – click the link above to make the jump to the full gallery and build specs.
We’re not really sure why you always get an orange at the bottom of your Christmas stocking. This TLCB writer usually gives his to the Elves, who – having been caged over Christmas – are usually pretty hungry and devour the fruit – skin, pith and all.
Technic car building legend and TLCB Master MOCer Paul Boratko (aka Crowkillers) has returned with his Christmas orange, and it’s far more exciting than a loose piece of citrusy fruit. Even if you’re an Elf.
Featuring a 4-speed sequential gearbox, working steering, a mid-mounted V8 engine, all-wheel drive and all-wheel suspension, Crowkiller’s ‘Scorpion’ is a proper mechanical Technic supercar, and we love it.
There’s a huge gallery of the build available to view on Brickshelf, which includes detailed chassis imagery as well as further photos of the complete car. Click the link above to start peeling!
We round off a busy day here at TLCB Towers with this, Crowkillers‘ stunning new supercar. Built from the pieces of the 42056 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Technic set, Crowkillers’ latest creation goes back to the roots of the Technic Supercar franchise, without Power Functions, pneumatics, or a limited edition book.
Instead Crowkillers has focussed on mechanical functionality, and in doing so he’s created a wonderfully functional model. Suspension is independent on all wheels with an in-board pushrod set-up, there’s a mid-mounted V8 engine connected to a sequential 4-speed gearbox driving all four wheels, plus working steering, opening doors, engine cover and luggage space.
The Lego Car Blog favourite Crowkillers is back, and this time he’s not working alone – but he hasn’t teamed up with another builder as you might expect. Instead Crowkillers has collaborated with the legendary Count’s Kustoms hot rod shop from the History Channel’s ‘Counting Cars’ TV show in order to create a pair of unique creations.
Above viewers of the show will recognise Count’s 1956 Chevrolet truck, complete with custom flame decals, whilst below is a model that some of our readers may recognise from a previous post.
Based on his ‘Assassin’ Technic Supercar, Crowkiller’s latest creation has been custom-painted by Count’s Kustoms’ own Ryan Evans and you can own it!
This amazing one-off Technic Supercar is being auctioned for charity to raise money for a little boy with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and it also includes two customised mini-figures from the TV show. You can read more about the model via Eurobricks, and if you’d like to see more of this unique collaboration and bid for your chance to own it you can do so by clicking on the giant letters below.
Our set review of LEGO’s 1980 Technic 8860 Car Chassis is one of the site’s most popular pages of all time. And for good reason. 8860 is the genesis of Technic Supercars and took the whole concept of large LEGO sets in an entirely new (and brilliant) direction, without which we probably wouldn’t have 2016’s Technic Porsche 911 GT3. OK, perhaps that’s not a great example, but we’d certainly miss 8880, 8448 and many of the sets that followed.
Just thinking about 8860 gets much of TLCB office so wistful and nostalgic it’s like mentioning food rationing to your grandparents. Paul Boratko (aka Crowkillers) hasn’t helped productivity here today then with his wonderful modern interpretation of LEGO’s 1980 icon.
Built using the latest studless Technic parts Paul’s 8860 redux is instantly recognisable, yet upgrades the venerable old set in every key area. Working steering, all-wheel suspension, adjustable seats, and a functioning gearbox hooked up to a flat-6 engine all feature, alongside modern tyres and LEGO’s latest parts designs.
Paul Boratko aka Crowkillers is back at TLCB, thanks to an eagle-eyed reader. This is his latest creation, and you might have noticed that it’s quite a lot smaller than his previous builds. However, somewhat remarkably Paul has still squeezed in a range of Technic Supercar functions, including working steering, opening hood, engine cover and butterfly doors, and a mid-mounted miniature V12 piston engine.
It’s Easter, and this is about as close as our Elves are going to get to anything seasonally appropriate. It’s only one letter away anyway. It is of course a ‘Funny Car’ – in effect a dragster chassis with a silhouette car body added atop it. This one comes from Technic legend and TLCB Master MOCer Crowkillers, and it’s got working steering, a blown V8 and the Funny Car necessity of hinged bodywork. Suggested to us by a reader, you can see more at Crowkillers’ Brickshelf page – click the link above hit the drag strip.
TLCB opens the batting in 2016 with a suggestion from one of our readers. Found on his Facebook page, Crowkillers has returned with a tribute to the late George Barris, one of the greatest custom car designers of all time, who sadly passed away in November of last year.
Barris was a pioneer of the hot rod scene and created some of television’s most famous and outlandish vehicles, including the Munster Koach, and the Batmobile.
Crowkillers’ Technic homage is nearly as crazy as George’s best works, and features two supercharged V8 engines, a four-speed gearbox, working steering and suspension, a deployable wheelie-bar, and opening scissor doors.
You can see all the images of Crowkillers’ latest build on Brickshelf, and you can read our interview with him in the Master MOCers Series by clicking here.
The Elves are riotously excited following this find. They love Technic Supercars, and TLCB Master MOCer Paul Boratko (aka Crowkillers) is one of the very finest supercar builders around. His latest creation goes one step further to pleasing the Elves, as alongside the usual (and impeccably engineered) Technic Supercar features, Paul has added a few optional extras.
Violent optional extras at that, including wing-door mounted missiles, machine guns in the front wings, and the power of flight thanks to some nifty transformation.
You can see more images and read the full specification details on Eurobricks, MOCpages or Brickshelf, plus you can see Paul’s ‘Shuriken’ Supercar in action in the video below, with a very Elf-friendly soundtrack.
Thank you to all the readers who suggested this creation to us.
The Technic master builder’s latest work – entitled ‘Assassin’ – is a mid-engined V10 supercar, with a remote linkage four-speed gearbox, independent suspension, working steering, opening doors and engine cover and, more unusually, the option to come in blue and white with some flashing lights on the roof…
You can view all the photos of the new Supercar on Brickshelf, all of Crowkillers’ previous vehicles on his website, and you can read our interview with the man himself here.