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I Had Your Job Once… I Was Good At It

Lego Blade Runner 2049 Spinner

This TLCB writer eagerly awaited ‘Blade Runner 2049’ after seeing the trailer where it looked really rather good. It turned out to be really rather good too, being visually spectacular although, at times, perhaps a little dull. Part of the visual brilliance came courtesy of this, the ‘Spinner’ Police cruiser, a successfully updated sequel to the 1980s original.

This excellent Lego recreation of the latest incarnation of the Spinner concept found in Blade Runner 2049 was suggested to us by a reader and comes from Flickr’s [Carter]. With forward-opening doors and lowering landing-gear [Carter]’s model features some nice playability too, and there’s more to see at his photostream via the link above.

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Black Cloud

Lego Chrysler Hovercar

This unusual-looking chap has got himself one hell of a ride. According to the brochure, “The Chrysler 300XH is the next great luxury hover car for the discerning driver. Featuring a powerful 614 cubic inch wedge combustion engine driving two Sirius Cyberdine Industries 4982HL magnetrons, the 300XH gives a decadently smooth ride with ample power available at a touch of the accelerator.” Well we’re sold. Where do we sign Tim Henderson?

Lego Chrysler Hovercar

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I Believe I Can Fly

Lego Hover Car

We’re longing for the day when the hover car is a reality. Better yet, for when a normal car can be retro-fitted with a hover function. It happened in Back to the Future Part II, which whilst set in the future is now of course in the past, and they accurately predicted the flat screen TV, video calling, and gesture control, so there’s hope!

Lego Hover Car

In the meantime we’ll turn to Flickr’s Tim Henderson, who has retro-fitted some of his lovely Town-scale vehicles with their own hover function by replacing their wheels with a variety of futuristic hovering paraphernalia .

Lego Hover Car

Each vehicle’s hovering facility is unique and all can be viewed in more detail at Tim’s photostream by clicking here. If you’re reading this and work for a tech or car company, take a look and get to work!

Lego Hover Car

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Back To The Future’s on TV Again!

Lego Television

We’ll watch the Back to the Future trilogy literally every time it’s on television, which means it plays quite regularly here at TLCB Towers. Flickr’s Primoz Mlakar has gone one step further though, as cinema’s most iconic movie car is permanently showing on his TV.

This absolutely wonderful period-correct 1980s Sony television, complete with the famous flying DeLorean from Back to the Future Part II, has caused our collective jaw to drop here in the office, and we cannot recommend taking a closer look highly enough. This is the build of the year so far.

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Yellow Empress

Lego Hot Rod

Stickers make everything better. Just ask any seven year old. We don’t think Flickr’s LegoGallifrey is a seven year old, but he’s of the same opinion, having bedecked his glorious sky-fi flying hot rod ‘Yellow Empress’ with a variety of power-enhancing decals. Suggested  by a reader you can see more at Gallifrey’s photostream via the link above.

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Lego Spinner Blade Runner

We’ve posted lots of Spinners from the cult movie Blade Runner here over the years, but this is the first one than lights up! It’s been built by Legolize It Man and you can see more on Flickr.

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Total Recall

Lego Total Recall

We’re feeling lazy today, so it’s time for a Guest Blogger! Firas Abu-Jaber keeps the posts coming…

In 2012 Len Wiseman brought us a remake of the cult 1990 science fiction action movie ‘Total Recall’. His modern reboot included some amazing action scenes and several exotic fictional vehicles. Today in 2015 Flickr’s Tiler has created his own remake in LEGO form by building this highly detailed hover car as used in the movie’s chase sequence.

What could be more amazing than taking a ride in an exotic supercar that doesn’t have any wheels!? All of the speed without having to feel the pain of speed bumps or the street flaws! You can take a ride in Tiler’s brilliant Total Recall hover car by visiting him on Flickr.

Thanks to Firas for joining us today, and for inadvertently reminding us of Kate Beckinsale’s character in the movie. Google google google….

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The Fifth Element

Lego The Fifth Element Taxi

1997’s blockbuster The Fifth Element contained everything you could possibly want in a sci-fi movie; Flying cabs, Milla Jovovich, giant robotic turkeys, Milla Jovovich, exploding spaceships and Milla Jovovich.

TLCB regular and Brothers Brickist Ralph Savelsberg (aka Mad Physicist) has applied his talented hands to the first item on the aforementioned list (insert your own joke about the second, fourth and sixth), with his brilliant Lego recreation of Bruce Willis’ hover cab. Ralph has also constructed a brick-built Milla Jovovich, but for some reason it doesn’t quite capture the subject matter in the same way.

Anyway, while we make friends with Google Images you can see more of Bruce’s taxi (and Milla) by visiting Ralph’s Flickr page here.

Lego The Fifth Element

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iCar

Lego Hovercar

Rumour has it that Apple are apparently hard at work developing an autonomous car for production, and are headhunting the best minds at Google, Tesla and other tech and automotive leaders to help them accomplish it.

This is genuinely exciting, as Apple have – and we know this next sentence is probably going to irk some Apple fans – launched the square route of jack shit since the passing of Steve Jobs. No, a slightly bigger iPhone and a slightly slimmer iMac don’t count.

Anyway, if Apple do manage to bring their autonomous vehicle to market we hope it’ll look something a bit like this hovercar from MOCpages’ Jerac. Only in white of course.

Suggested to us by a reader, there’s more to see at Jerac’s MOCpage via the link above.

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Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Lego Blade Runner Police Spinner

TLCB’s favourite movie car maker is back, and with something a little special. It’s only 5 years until we reach the year when 1982’s Blade Runner is set, and we’re no nearer to hovering cars now than we were those 32 years ago, but they still look just as cool. This is the Police Spinner from the legendary sci-fi film and it’s the work of Flickr’s and Brothers Bricks‘ Ralph Savelsberg. See more of this and his other movie cars here.

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Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!

Lego Hover CarYes that is a Back to the Future quote, but this isn’t a DeLorean. _Zenn has applied some nifty looking hover car tech to an old pick-up truck, and the result is rather neat. We quite like the idea that retro-fitting hover-car components to any old car may one day be a reality. Make it so boffins of the world, make it so.

Lego Hover Truck

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