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Twin Trucks

Lego DAF XF Truck

Two Elves returned to the office today, each with a wonderfully realistic Model Team truck, each of which conceals a full Power Functions remote control drivetrain inside.

This of course led to a dispute over whose truck was better, and this of course led to spectacularly violent Elf-fight. But it’s the weekend, we’re feeling generous, and to be honest you couldn’t slide a credit card between these two models in terms of excellence, so thus they’re both appearing here.

First up (above) is Lasse Deleuran’s stunningly replicated DAF XF Super Space Cab, pictured with a character that bears a striking resemblance to your Mom. It’s powered by two L Motors, contains 8 LED lights and is controlled via a third-party SBrick bluetooth brick. There’s only one image available but you can see it up close on Flickr by clicking here.

Today’s second RC truck comes from Flickr’s keko007, and it’s actually based on an earlier model by Lasse. Keko’s Scania R 4×2 Highline also features Power Functions drive and steering, and Keko has built a neat linear actuated tipper trailer to accompany it. There’s more to see at the Scania’s Flickr album here, where you can also find a link to Lasse’s building instructions so that you can create your own!

Lego Scania 4x2 Truck

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What’s in the Box?

Lego DAF FA 1600 DF

This big red box is a DAF FA 1600 DF from 1975, and it comes from DAF-building specialist Arian Janssens. A big red box it may be, but it’s a beautifully built one, featuring an astonishing level of detail and a myriad of subtle curves, indentations and slopes. The livery belongs to Houtmotcentrale Rijen (apparently), which means that we have absolutely no idea what’s inside it. See if you can work it out at Arian Janssens’ photostream via the link above.

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White Space

Lego DAF Super Space Cab

This remarkably intricate DAF XF FT Super Space Cab comes from Flickr’s Lasse Deleuran, and its beauty is much more than skin deep. With working indicators, twin L motor remote control drive, and working steering, it’s a Model Team truck with a Technic heart.

There’s more to see at Lasse’s photostream via the link above, and you can see an earlier version complete with a huge box trailer with a superb livery from well-known movie by clicking here.

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Rock ‘n Roll

Lego DAF FA 3300

This pair of big red boxes comes from Flickr’s Arian Janssens, who has appeared here numerous times over the years with his large scale DAF trucks old and new. This is one of DAF’s older models, an FA 3300 Volume, complete with an additional box trailer behind. See more on Flickr at the link above.

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Buy N Large

Lego DAF XF Euro 6 FT Space Cab

The Elves love today’s find. It’s massive, it’s remote controlled, it features a slightly obscure Disney reference, and – perhaps most importantly – it’s orange. This superb DAF XF FT Space Cab truck, complete with Power Functions remote control and a brilliant trailer with brick-built livery, comes from gtahelper of Brickshelf, and there’s loads more to check out at the extensive image gallery – click the link above to window shop.

Lego DAF XF Euro 6 FT Space Cab

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DAF Double*

Lego DAF N2800 and GINAF F530 10X4

This stunning pair of huge Model Team style classic DAF trucks comes from TLCB regular and DAF specialist Arian Janssens. His two latest builds up the detail level once again, and make Arian one of the best Lego truck builders anywhere in the world right now.

Lego GINAF F530 10X4 truck

On the right, and shown with the load bed raised to its highest point above, is Arian’s GINAF F530 10X4 tipper truck. *Not strictly a DAF, GINAF were a Dutch truck specialist that used DAF trucks as the basis for their conversion to heavy duty applications. In business since the late 1940s, GINAF produced around 250 specialist trucks a year. However modern economics mean manufacturing in such low numbers is no longer enough to survive, and GINAF filed for bankruptcy in 2011.

Lego DAF 2800 Truck

The second truck in Arian’s pairing is this superb classic DAF 2800 in an unusual-for-Europe long-nose specification. Like GINAF, DAF have experienced some difficult trading times, and filed for bankruptcy in the early 1990s following the collapse of their merger with British Leyland. A management buyout restarted the firm and in 1996 DAF were bought by the American giant PACCAR, who then also bought Leyland, re-merging the two firms once more. DAF trucks are now commonplace across Europe, but few modern DAFs look as interesting as this classic 2800 does.

You can see more of each build at Arian’s Flickr photostream – click the link above to make the jump.

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Moving Floors

Lego DAF FTG CF 460 Broeders Transport

Arian Janssens is becoming a regular here at The Lego Car Blog with his superb DAF haulage trucks. This is his latest, a CF 460 in Broeders Transport livery, carrying what we think are concrete floor sections. There’s more to see of Arian’s brilliantly detailed DAF at his photostream – click here to check it out.

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Mystery Box

Lego DAF Army Truck

This Model Team style DAF army truck by Flickr’s Arian Janssens is a superbly built creation, packed with detail and abounding in clever techniques… but all we can focus on is that big green Box of Mystery chained to the trailer. What’s inside? Pirate gold? Proof of alien life? Hilary Clinton’s email server? See if you can work it out at Arian’s photostream – click the link above to investigate.

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Silver Griffin

Lego DAF XF Truck

This excellent (and enormous) DAF XF entitled ‘Silver Griffin’ is the work of DAF truck building specialist Arian Janssens. Arian has built an impressive range of DAF trucks and you can see more of this and his previous builds via the link above.

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Space Cab Cominatie

Lego DAF CF 460 Space Cab

This superb DAF CF 460 Space Cab ‘combinatie’ truck and trailer was discovered by one of our Elves on Flickr. It’s the work of DAF-building specialist and previous bloggee Arian Janssens, who churns out DAF truck models of the highest quality and a prodigious rate. There’s lots more to see of Arian’s latest build, which includes a variety of load and trailer colour schemes and combinations, via his Flickr photostream – click the link above to make the jump.

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Town Truckin’

Lego DAF CF Tipper Truck

You don’t need 4,796 LEGO pieces to appear here at TLCB, because we love small creations too! One of our favourite Town scale builders, Flickr’s Smigol, recently uploaded a herd (what’s the collective term for trucks?!) of small-scale haulers.

Lego Mercedes-Benz Arocs Trucks

Each is an easily recognisable recreation of a real world truck, including a DAF CF tipper truck (top), a pair of Mercedes-Benz Arocs heavy-haulers (middle) and a DAF CF complete with cherry-picker load (below).

There’s lots more to see of each build plus Smigol’s other fantastic Town creations at his Flickr photostream – click this link to make the jump.

Lego DAF Truck

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Daffy Truck

Lego DAF XF Space Cab NYR

This big block of red and white is a DAF XF Space Cab heavy duty recovery truck, as operated by Neil Yates Recovery. It’s the work of previous bloggee and DAF specialist Arian Janssens and, like yesterday’s DAF model, it’s a remarkably detailed thing. There’s an extensive gallery available to view on Flickr – see more via the link above.

Lego DAF XF Recovery Truck

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BEST Truck

Lego DAF FTT 2600 Truck RC

This incredible 1970s DAF FTT 2600 crane truck arrives courtesy of previous bloggee Nanko Klein Paste, and it’s one of the most beautifully detailed models of the year so far. Behind the stunning realism Nanko’s truck is built for play too, and features a host of remotely controlled functions.

Lego DAF Truck Remote Control Technic

A third-party SBrick gives Nanko bluetooth control for the DAF’s drive, steering and that superb rotating crane. There’s lots more to see of this beautifully built, decalled, and photographed model at Nanko’s Flickr photostream – click the link above to make the trip.

Lego DAF FTT 2600 Truck

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Daffy Truck

Lego DAF FT Truck

Photographing large models well can be tricky. Arian Janssens hasn’t always met TLCB’s image criteria in the past, despite the undeniable excellence of his models, but a recent change to his photography set up means he’s now likely to appear here much more frequently.

The first of his models to benefit is this unusually-coloured DAF FT Space Cab truck, and it’s packed with top quality detailing. You can see all the images via Arian’s Flickr photostream, and if you’d like to learn how to photograph your creations well you can catch up on our ‘How to’ guide by clicking here.

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Transformers…

Yellow Lorry 02

…are actually pieces of electrical equipment. Regular readers of TLCB will know of the Elves’ obsession with the Transformers franchise. Finding the best Lego cars on the internet provides Smarties and meal tokens but happiness involves explosions, robots, more explosions and Megan Fox. You can imagine their excitement at finding Jakeof_’s latest build. The smoothly modelled DAF XF95 tractor, towing a Nooteboom Pendel-X trailer with a large transformer as its load is typical of Jakeof_’s style. You can also imagine their disappointment once they realised what sort of transformer it actually was. Still, we’re happy with our find and recommend that you visit Jakeof_’s Photostream to see the details.

Yellow Lorry

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