This is an Isuzu Trooper, a robust, reliable, bland, Japanese 4×4 from the 1990s. But it is a rather good Technic model and it also allows us to tenuously link to a movie trailer where everything blows up, so there’s that.
This neat Technic version of the Trooper comes from Kent Kashiwabara of Flickr, features working steering, suspension, and opening hood, tailgate and doors, and there’s more to see via the link above.
Tokyo’s 14 million inhabitants live in easily one of the coolest cities in the world. But it’s not without risks; such as earthquakes, Godzilla attack, and common fire.
Tokyo’s incredible population density, congested streets, and narrow roadways mean that to combat the effects of the above American or even European-sized fire trucks would be much too large. Toyko’s fire department therefore use a range of smaller vehicles that are better able to navigate the city (with even converted kei cars deployed in some districts), such as this Isuzu pumper.
This superbly detailed recreation of a common Japanese fire truck comes from Flickr’s Ralph Savelsberg (aka Mad Physicist), and follows his excellent Toyota HiMedic ambulance that appeared here a few weeks ago.
With accurate fire fighting apparatus (including a hand-drawn cart used for Tokyo’s narrowest alleyways), opening doors and hatches, and even a pair of brick-built fire-fighters there’s plenty more to see – click here to check out all the imagery via Ralph’s photostream.
A successful raiding party of Elves has returned from the Eurobricks forums with not one but two Technic lorries. First up is an RC Isuzu NPR from Shineyu. This little gem is a real contrast to the massive front loader from the same builder, which we featured earlier in the week. Fortunately its small size meant that there was nowhere near the same scale of Elf carnage as on Monday.
In the meantime, there was no Elf carnage at all caused by Razor‘s Scania R500 6×4, as his Power Functions pieces are deployed in another MOC. Nonetheless, this lorry looks great and takes advantage of some of the new Technic panels in blue to get a smooth cab. Click the links in the text to see more of each vehicle.
Considering they are so numerous in the real world we see surprisingly few Isuzu trucks recreated in Lego form. Isuzu are the backbone of the Asian heavy commercial vehicle market, and even if a truck doesn’t say ‘ISUZU’ on the front, it’s probably got an Isuzu diesel engine powering it.
This lovely Technic version of the prolific commercial workhorse comes from previous bloggee Shineyu and it’s packed with functions, including working steering, opening doors and an operational tail-lift. There’s more to see on MOCpages – click the link above to make the jump.
This gorgeous little red coupe is the work of Datsun on MOCpages. But it isn’t a Datsun. It’s an Isuzu. Famous for their prowess in making diesel engines for a huge variety of trucks and buses, Isuzu were actually pretty decent at making whole cars when they put their minds to it. This 117 Coupe was produced from 1968 until the early ’80s, with over 80,000 units sold. You can see more of this Japanese oddity on MOCpages.