Whilst the ‘pony car’ revolution was sweeping America in the ’60s, pioneered by the Ford Mustang bringing affordable power to the masses, here in the UK we decided we wanted a piece of the action too.
Thus Ford of Europe decided to create its own sporty car for the common man, and the rather excellent looking Capri was born. Produced with twelve different engines ranging from 1.3 to >3.0 litres, there was a Capri for everyone, and it showed in the wildly successful sales figures.
Opening doors, hood and tailgate all feature, as does a detailed engine and a life-like interior, and there’s more of Szunyogh’s Ford Capri 10304 B-Model to see on Flickr. Click the link above to take a look at the UK’s equivalent of the Ford Mustang, built only from the parts of its fiercest rival.
After a few car-less days we have a trio of vehicular creations to showcase today. None are cars mind…
Still, they are excellent, hence their appearance here, and each proves you don’t need a million pieces or to know The Brothers Brick secret handshake to see your creation blogged.
First up is a vehicle from way back at the very beginning of the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise, Brian’s Ford F-150 Lightning, complete with ‘The Racers Edge’ decals and a bed full of rather easily stolen car parts. Previous bloggee IBrickItUp is the builder and you can drive to Toretto’s to order a ‘tuna on white with no crust‘ via the link above.
Today’s second small-scale vehicle comes from Justus M., whose classic RV is quite magnificently beige. It also features some simply ingenious suspension, deploying your Mom’s recently blogged ‘golden handcuff’ pieces to brilliant effect. You can see how Justus has done it via the link to his photostream above, where you can also find a video of the springy ‘cuffs in action.
Today’s third and final creation is two really, with Thomas Gion‘s ace 1969 Dodge A100 van and BBQ smoker trailer in tow. As Thomas also goes by the moniker ‘HotDogSandwiches’ it’s a rather appropriate pairing, and you can grab a bun and tuck in to a perfectly smoked sausage via the link in the text above.
The Elves, being simple creatures, like tractors very much. TLCB staff, being simple creatures, also like tractors very much. Today we have three, so everyone is very happy, and there’ll be rather fat Elf waddling around the office later. Flickr’s Frank is behind this lovely trio of tractors and there’s more to see of each – as well as his other excellent vehicular creations – via the link in the text above.
Unlike Hollywood at its laziest, 1saac W. isn’t rebooting vintage LEGO theme Indiana Jones, er… we mean ‘Johnny Thunder’, but he is letting us know what Indian… Johnny‘s friend Harry Cane got up to after retiring from his pilot-based adventuring. A shark-toothed Ford ‘Tudor’ hot rod shows Harry hasn’t lost his need for adrenaline and there’s more to see on Flickr.
Now if you could build a matching plane 1saac, perhaps we’d even get on board for a reboot…
The absolutely inevitable sound that follows a Ford Mustang leaving a car meet. Like this one. Or this one. Or this one.
We’ll stand at a safe distance from IBrickedItUp‘s excellent 8-wide fourth generation Mustang then, which is pictured in front of an equally excellent forced-perspective city-scape backdrop. Expect to find the Mustang smashed into a telephone pole somewhere in there in about five minutes.
Grab your phone and head to the scene of the accident shouting “Ho-lee-shee-it!” on loop (the only other sound at an American car meet as inevitable as a crashing Mustang) via the link above!
LEGO’s Speed Champions range has brought some fantastic replicas of awesome real-world cars into pocket-money brick-built attainability. And a Lamborghini Urus.
LEGO also recently increased the scale of their Speed Champions sets, taking the range from six-studs in width to eight, bringing a corresponding improvement in detail too. But even at eight studs wide, the official Speed Champions sets are no match for this…
Built by TLCB debutant Szunyogh Balázs (aka gnat.bricks), this beautiful Shelby Mustang GT350 – complete with a superbly detailed engine under an opening hood, and even a realistic drivetrain – amazingly measures only eight studs in width, yet packs in Model Team levels of realism.
It’s possibly the finest Speed Champions creation that we’ve seen yet, and there’s much more to see of Szunyogh’s Shelby GT350 on Flickr. Click the link above to take a closer look, or here to see LEGO’s own (six-wide) Speed Champions Mustang to appreciate just how good Szunyogh’s version is.
The models published here at The Lego Car Blog aren’t just those found by our mythical and – importantly – unpaid workforce. No, we want your suggestions too! Because they’re also unpaid.
Whilst the comments section of the Submission Suggestions page has been switched for a Contact Form due to the unsustainably high volume being posted, we genuinely do read every single one. Case in point being the creation you see here, mihao/legobee’s excellent Technic Ford GT, which was suggested by a reader using the aforementioned form.
Looking very much the part, mihao’s recreation of Ford’s 2010’s supercar featuring working steering, a V6 engine, butterfly doors, raising rear wing, all-wheel-suspension, hi/lo gearbox, and the option of adding remote control motorisation via two L Motors and a Servo.
There’s more of the model to see at both Eurobricks and Bricksafe, and if you’d like to check out our Submission Guidelines to see if a model you’ve discovered could appear here, click on these words to find out what we look for.
This beautifully presented hot rod was discovered by one of our Elves on Flickr. Built by regular bloggee Jonathan Elliott it’s a Ford 5-Window, so called because it has, er… six windows. No matter, it’s fantastic, and you can check it out via the link.
We considered linking to that infernal late-’90s Italian song in the title, and then thought better of it. But by then it was already stuck in our heads, so if we have to suffer you do too. And if you don’t click on that link we’ll still find a way of annoying you with Eiffel 65’s madness later in this post.
Oh yeah, cars. These six brilliant Speed Champions scale classics were discovered by a soon-to-be-very-fat-Elf on Flickr. They come from previous bloggee Thomas Gion, and clockwise from top left – in various levels of blueness – are a ’69 Chevy Nova, a ’63 Chevy Nova ‘Gasser’, a ’66 Buick Riviera, a ’54 Ford Thunderbird, a ’70 Plymouth Barracuda, and a ’69 AMC AMX Superstock.
Each is excellent and you can check them all out via the link above. Da-ba-dee-da-ba-di!
This improbably-proportioned creation comes from the aptly-named Drop Shop of Flickr, who has built it in memory of two lost friends. Based on a Ford Model A, Drop’s spidery hot rod features a highly detailed engine, suicide doors, realistic brakes, working steering, and such severely chopped bodywork it likely necessitates the passengers poking out of the top like the dinosaur from The Flintstones.
Excellent building techniques and top-quality photography complete the model, and there’s more to see of Drop’s superbly-presented hot rod at their photostream; make your way flatly there via the link in the text above.
This classic Ford Econoline van, complete with some, er… ‘tasteful’ period modifications, was found by one of our Elves on Flickr, who clearly hadn’t listened to the office talk on stranger danger.
Driven by Brad, who makes a living selling foreign narcotics part-time, and his girlfriend Tiffany, who works in ‘entertainment’, this modified late-’70s to mid-’80s Econoline has got more red flags flying than a minefield.
But it’s also got a wicked three-tone stripe, side-pipes, a moon window, and is blasting Buckcherry out of the stereo, so maybe it’s worth a closer look after all… no. NO.
HCKP13 is the builder, and if you’re old enough there’s more to see of their superbly built and beautifully presented creation on Flickr, where alternatively if you’re not yet of age (or you’re a TLCB Elf), there’s also a bitchin’ monster truck version.
This is the ‘Kookie T’, one of the all-time seminal hot rods, and the inspiration for very probably a thousand hot rods that have followed. Built by hot rodder and actor Norm Grabowski, the Kookie-T exploded into magazines during the mid-’50s, creating such a stir that the car was chosen to make a starring appearance in the ’50s TV show ’77 Sunset Strip’.
Norm’s custom car prowess led to further TV and movie contracts, and eventually allowed him to appear in several productions himself, acting in films including ‘The Monkees’, ‘Batman’, ‘The Towering Inferno’, ‘The Cannonball Run’ and… er, ‘Sex Kittens Go to College’, amongst others.
This fantastic replica of the iconic hot rod comes from previous bloggee Andre Pinto, who has recreated the Kookie-T brilliantly in brick form. Stunning presentation matches the excellent brickwork, and there’s more to see at Andre’s ‘Norm Grabowski’s Kookie Car’ Flickr album. Click the link to take a look, unless you’re already Googling that last film title. You are aren’t you…
Retro-inspired off-roaders are all the rage right now, with many buyers swapping their sleek modern-looking SUVs for vehicles with a more rough-and-ready pastiche. They’re still only used to drive to Walmart of course, but at least the parking lot looks more interesting.
Cue previous bloggee gyenesvi, who has recreated Ford’s newest/oldest model, the rather excellent looking Bronco, trading in an F-150 Raptor. And a Mercedes-Benz Zetros truck.
The bright orange body panels of 42126 and the Control+ remote control hardware (and wheels and tyres) from 42129 provide the perfect combination, with the model further enhanced by some excellent custom decals to recreate the Bronco’s distinctive front-end.