This lovely mini-figure scale 1956 GMC tow truck was discovered by one of our Elves on Flickr today. It’s the work of LegoEng, and he’s deployed some fiendishly clever techniques to create the truck’s classic bodywork. You can see the images in full size by clicking the link above.
This is a GMC c4500 Kodiak Topkick, a vehicle which normally serves as medium-duty truck, but which was also available in the mid 2000s in an enormous, ridiculous, and scarcely believable pick-up truck configuration.
Powered by a 300bhp V8, featuring an 8ft load bed, and appearing in the Transformers movie franchise as Autobot ‘Ironside’, the pick-up Kodiak is the perfect vehicle for gun-toting, climate change denying, Muslim-fearing neanderthals, and we absolutely hate it.
However, this patriotically-pictured Lego version of one of the world’s most pointless vehicles is a rather nice build, and it features an opening hood, four opening doors, plus a detailed interior and chassis. It’s the work of Flickr’s VR Workshop and you can check out all of the images via the link, whilst we try to find a Lego Nissan Leaf or Toyota Prius to balance things out.
In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-Team.
Or if you can’t, you could just build their van (which we always thought was a highly conspicuous vehicle for escaped convicts sought by the Government). Anyhoo, previous bloggee Chade has taken this latter approach, and a fine job he’s done too. His Technic recreation of the A-Team’s iconic GMC Vandura features working lights, remote control drive and steering, and – more unusually – powered opening doors; sliding on the side and twin-hinged at the back.
This nondescript abbreviation is an American GMC army truck built during World War 2, that then saw service in the Korean War a few years later. Featuring 6×6 drive the CCKW was used to transport all manner of military goods and was built in a variety of specifications. =DoNe=‘s closed cab flatbed version is shown here and you can see more on Flickr.
Ralph Savelsberg (aka Mad Physicist) continues his run of TV-themed builds with the GMC K-2500 pick-up truck from the 1980s American series ‘The Fall Guy’.
Shown a few thousand miles away from TLCB Towers (and before this writer was born), our extensive research into the cult TV show has revealed it ran for 5 years between 1981 to 1986, and was set around a stunt-man-come-bounty-hunter and Heather Thomas’ chest. That’s about as far as we got.
Type ‘Heather Thomas’ into your search engine to do your own research, or alternatively click the link above to see more of Ralph’s Lego version of the iconic truck.