Tag Archives: Dragster

Turbo Terrific

Lego Wacky Races Turbo Terrific

And now here they are! The most daredevil group of daffy drivers to ever whirl their wheels in the Wacky Races, competing for the title of worlds wackiest racer! The cars are approaching the starting line… First is the Turbo Terrific driven by Peter Perfect!

The eighth wonderful Wacky Races build by Flickr’s Redfern1950s, this one is definitely the most ambiguous. It’s also your Mom’s favourite for some reason. See more at the link above, and you can check out all of the Wacky Races builds to appear here so far by clicking here.

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Wacky Races!

Lego Wacky Races Mean Machine

The Lego Car Blog Elves are easily addicted creatures. Not to any hard substances of course (unless you count when we forget to lock the stationary cupboard and all our glue sticks get eaten), but their various fascinations can become all-consuming. Most of these have been in televisual form, with the Transformers and Mad Max movies being their most recent obsessions, but the winds of favour are fickle and in the last few weeks both the Elves’ previous loves have been supplanted by a deep and almost religious reverence for a 40 year-old cartoon.

Lego Wacky Races Army Surplus Special

Luckily for us we quite like the Elves’ current obsession, which started when Flickr builder Redfern1950s built the Army Surplus Special from the 1970s Hannah-Barbera animated series ‘Wacky Races’ a few weeks ago. Five more Wacky Races creations have since followed, and the Elves have become so fixated on the animated antics of the Wacky Races crew that they can think of little else.

Today therefore, three Elves were borne aloft by their colleagues as heroes of the hunt, as each had returned with a new Wacky Races vehicle to revere. All three are the work of captainsmog of Flickr, and that he’s given them their own album folder suggests that there might be many more to come! There’s more to see of the Captain’s mini-figure scale ‘Mean Machine’, ‘Army Surplus Special’ and ‘Turbo Terrific’ in the aforementioned album via the link above – click the link to make the jump.

Lego Wacky Races Turbo Terrific

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Brute of a Ute

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The LUGNuts group on Flickr is currently holding a dragster contest and Lino Martins has produced a souped-up ute in response. The “ute” is a classic vehicle of the Australian outback, like the pick-up in North America or the camionetta in South America. Holden still produce utes, despite having been subsumed into the General Motors empire. With an engine of 6.2l available as standard, we don’t think that you’d need to do much to make a great drag-racer of this car. It’s also the only car manufacturer’s website that we’ve visited with a button to press just listen to the engine noise. Click here to see Lino’s ute at full size and click here to hear the roar of its modern counterpart.

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Drag Queen

Lego Drag Rod

No, not that bachelor party entertainment that you’d really rather forget, but this, _Tiler‘s beautifully smooth Town-scale drag rod. We’re not really sure where the engine is, but damn it looks good. There’s more on Flickr at the link above, just check for an Adam’s Apple…

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Try Me

Lego Space Dragster

This is our kind of vehicle. Why has no auto manufacturer built something like this yet? – If the Nissan Juke exists this bloody well ought to.

A giant triangle (the best of all the shapes) fitted with a monstrous gas turbine engine, David Robert‘s ‘Turbine Dragster’ is just the ticket for the journey home after a long day in the office. There’s more to see (and why wouldn’t you want to see more of this?!) on Flickr – click the link above to make the jump.

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Red Letter Day

Lego Plymouth Cuda Drag Car

Only one Elf returned to TLCB Towers with a find this weekend, but fortunately you guys earn yourself a Smartie* too as we also have one of your suggestions to post.

First up is the Elven discovery; this superb classic Plymouth Barracuda drag car. Built by TLCB regular ER0L it’s one of the coolest mini-figure scale cars we’ve come across – it has flames and everything! There’s some very creative brickwork used to create the famous ‘Cuda shape and you can see all the images at ER0L’s photo stream via the link above.

Our second creation has been built by a newcomer to TLCB, Eurobricks’ tfcrafter, and was suggested by a reader. Featuring all-wheel independent suspension, a 4-speed gearbox, working steering, a V8 engine,and opening doors and hood tfcrafters’ ‘Mercury’ supercar is flying the flag for mechanical Technic. There are full details and an extensive bank of images available at the Eurobricks discussion forum – click the link above to see more.

Lego Technic Supercar

*Collection only

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Life and Death on the Track

Lego Ambulance Hot Rod

‘Motorsport Can Be Dangerous’ – so say the triangular signs attached to racetrack fences. It’s true, it can, but TLCB maths states that as the danger involved in something rises, so does the coolness of the thing in question (and therefore the more tempting it is to try it*).

Flickr builders Lino Martins and Tim Inman have built the perfect vehicles to explain this cultural phenomenon with their ’31 Ford ‘Flatline’ ambulance hot rod (above) and ’67 Cadillac ‘Hells Bells’ hearse hot rod (below). They’re a ridiculously cool way to reach the hospital (or exit it in a bag), and you can see more of each build via the links in the text above.

*Apart from The Salmon Mousse.

Lego Cadillac Hot Rod Hearse

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The Easter Funny

Lego Technic Funny Car Drag Racer Crowkillers

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.

Lego Technic Drag Car V8

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Call the Fire Briga… oh

Lego Afterburner Fire Truck Drag Car

If our Elves were to design a fire truck it would probably look a bit like this. Firstly it wouldn’t be red, because fire trucks are supposed to red and the Elves are idiots. Secondly, anything of value for extinguishing a fire would be thrown away and replaced with something likely to cause one. A jet engine for example. And finally, it would feature styling by a six year old on a lot of sugar.

Moritz‘s ‘Afterburner’ drag racing fire truck has thus ticked all our Elves’ boxes, and has caused quite a lot of them to run around the office making ‘NEE-NOR!’ noises. We’re going to get the Mr. Airhorn out of the cupboard to make a noise of our own in a bit, so whilst we do that you can see more of Moritz’s build on Flickr via the handy link above.

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Outside the Box

Lego Technic 851 Tractor Motorcycle Helipcopter

LEGO’s vintage Technic sets may not have the visual or mechanical sophistication of today’s products, but their basic pieces and simple studs-up construction make them wonderfully playable.

Brickshelf’s tab models demonstrates this vintage versatility beautifully with his gallery of alternative builds, all built using the pieces from the ancient 851 Tractor set.

Amongst his creations are a motorcycle, road-roller, dragster, helicopter and lawn-mower, with many more available to view at his Brickshelf gallery. All include working features, and all prove you don’t need a Bricklink account to build a range of quality creations from our favourite brick-based toy.

Check out the full gallery of 851 Alternates on Brickshelf via the link above.

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Drag Queens

Lego Harley Davidson

Insert wheelie bar and aero package for twice the awesome

The Lego Car Blog Elves continue their unending search for the best LEGO creations on the world wide web, and today one returned from a romp through Brickshelf with these. MOCer tango-zero has recreated some glorious drag bikes, the latest two of which you can see here. Above is a wonderful Harley Davidson Street Racer, whilst below is the baddest type of bike you can get; an insane Top Fuel Drag Racer. To see these and tango-zero’s other bikes, click his hyperlinked name above.

Lego Top Fuel Drag Racer

A wheelie bar and aero package like this in fact

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