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Perfect 10

Lego Town Cars

Awarded a meal-token for every find, one of our Elves is about to get very fat. These ten brilliant Town-scale off-road vehicles are the work of just one builder. Pixel Fox owns the mind (and hands) behind them, and he’s done a simply stupendous job of recreating some of the world’s best known off-roaders in mini-figure scale, as well as building a delightful scene for each one to reside within.

Above, clockwise from top left, are a film-set Hummer H1, South African Volkswagen Syncro, beach-bound Jeep Wrangler TJ and a forestry Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406.

Lego Town Cars

Next are two of the world’s most prolific 4x4s, the iconic Land Cruiser J70 (left) complete with an adorable brick-built rhino, and the legendary Land Rover Defender 90 (right).

Lego Town Cars

The final set of instantly recognisable off-road vehicles is made up of a Mercedes G-Wagon, tragically pictured  on red-carpet duty, a superb Range Rover Series 1 going hunting, a lifted Jeep Cherokee XJ, and a Dakar-spec BMW X5.

Each creation is wonderful in its own right, and you can see more of all ten mini-figure builds at Pixel Fox’s Flickr album by clicking here, whilst we begin feeding a very deserving TLCB Elf!

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Just Another Jeep

Lego Jeep Mighty FC Concept

Except this really isn’t any old Jeep. This is Jeep’s little-known ‘Mighty FC Concept’, which we assume stands for ‘Forward Control’, and it’s been superbly recreated in remote control Technic form by vehicle-building legend Madoca 1977.

Lego Technic Jeep Mighty FC Remote Control

Packed inside Madoca’s brilliant creation are six LEGO Power Functions motors, three sets of LEDs, and two third-party SBrick bluetooth receivers. The first two motors are XLs, which take care of the Jeep’s all-wheel-drive via portal axles, whilst a Servo motor controls the steering. Three Medium motors drive the winch, activate the locking rear differential, and control a two-speed gearbox, all of which is powered by an on-board rechargeable battery.

Lego Technic Jeep Remote Control

The Elves, who seem to have infiltrated Jeep’s vehicle-naming department, love the Mighty FC, even though it’s much too slow to cause any carnage in TLCB office. It can carry quite a few of them at once though, which appears to be what is currently happening, so whilst we let them get on with that you can discover the build’s full details by visiting the Eurobricks forum, and you can watch Madoca’s Jeep in action via the excellent video below.

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Jeep Wrangler Rubicon – Picture Special

Lego Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

This impressively slick creation comes from newcomer Chiho Kim and it was suggested to us by a reader. Built in a similar scale and style to LEGO’s officially licensed Creator sets like the Caterham Seven, Mini Cooper, and Volkswagen Camper, Chiho’s replica of the infamous Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is packed with details.

Lego Jeep 4x4

There are opening doors, a detailed engine under the opening hood, a fully replicated interior and a detachable rear soft top. There’s lots more to see on both Flickr and MOCpages, where you can also find details about how you can help this design become an official LEGO set alongside the examples above.

Lego Jeep Wrangler

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Jurassic Jeep

Lego Jurassic Park Jeep Wrangler RC

Steven Spielberg’s 1993 blockbuster ‘Jurassic Park’ didn’t feature many vehicles. The stars of the movie were definitely the big lizards, but nevertheless the few vehicles that did appear in the film have gathered a bit of a following. This is one of them, the early ’90s Jeep Wrangler, and it’s been recreated beautifully in full Jurassic Park specification by previous bloggee Silva Vasil.

Lego Jurassic Park Jeep Wrangler RC

Powered by LEGO’s LiPo battery, Silva’s Jeep features remote control drive and steering (via an XL and Servo motor respectively), all-wheel drive, suspension, working headlights, opening doors, hood and tailgate, and a folding windshield.

Silva has photographed his build beautifully too, and you can see all of the images via his Flickr photostream – click the link above to go on an adventure 65million years in the making…

Lego Jurassic Park Jeep

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Wremotely Wrangling

Lego Technic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Sheepo

TLCB favourite, Master MOCer and Technic-building legend Sheepo is back! This is his latest creation, a near-perfect working replica of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

Powered by two XL motors plus a Medium motor for steering Sheepo’s Wrangler is a serious bit of off-road kit. In addition to the three RC drive motors are a further two, one controlling a 5+R gearbox and another the high/low range gearbox and two and four wheel drive selection with the option of locking differentials.

Lego Jeep Wrangler Remote Control Power Functions 4x4

Such clever engineering gives Sheepo’s Wrangler some pretty decent miniaturised off-road hardware, meaning it’s probably nearly as fun to drive as the real thing. And it’ll get better gas mileage. There’s lots more to see at the Eurobricks forum and on Sheepo’s excellent website, plus you can see the Rubicon in action via the video below.

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Wremotely Wrangling

Lego Jeep Wrangler RC

Previous bloggee LegoMarat is back with this lovely Jeep Wrangler, and not only does it look spot-on, there’s a full four-wheel-drive remote control drivetrain cunningly buried within it too. There are lots more images to see, including interior and chassis shots, at LegoMarat’s photostream – click the link above to get wrangling.

Lego remote Control Jeep 4x4

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Raftin’ Rubicon

Lego Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

After several impressively huge and complicated creations we’re going back to basics today with this, Johnni‘s very neat Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, complete with a rigid-inflatable-boat on the roof. Despite its simplicity nice detailing is in abundance, plus it’s yellow – and the Elves like yellow. See more on Flickr via the link above.

Lego Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

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Twin Jeeps

Lego Jeep CJ5

These two delightful CJ5 Jeeps were discovered by a happy Elf today, built by previous bloggee and Lego Professional Nick Barrett. Nick’s work has appeared here several times over the years and his latest builds are everything we could want in a LEGO model. Both are beautifully realistic on the outside (whilst sturdy and playable too), and underneath each Jeep has gone a different route to achieving technical realism.

The red version is built on a traditional studded chassis and is all-mechanical, with live-axle suspension, a two-speed gearbox with selectable all-wheel-drive, mechanical steering and a working straight-4 piston engine.

The white version, whilst near identical externally, sits on a modern studless chassis fitted with Power Function remote control drive and steering, alongside the same two-speed gearbox with selectable all-wheel-drive and live-axle suspension.

There’s more to see of both Nick’s mechanical and electrical versions of the classic Jeep on MOCpages and Flickr – click the links to his MOCpage and photostream to see all the images.

Lego Jeep

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Good Things Come in Small Packages

Lego Technic Jeep

Unlike your Mom this Technic Jeep from builder Chade is really rather small. But just like your Mom it can fit a lot inside it. Two Power Functions Large motors, a Servo for steering, an IR Receiver and a bulky battery box have been expertly engineered into the design. You can see how Chade has done it by visiting MOCpages or Brickshelf – click the links for all the details.

Lego Technic RC Jeep

 

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Swiss Jeep

Lego Jeep CJ

We’re don’t think there are many old Jeeps in Switzerland. Clocks, chocolate, bankers and other stereotypes sure, but probably not Jeeps. Anyway, this mini-figure has taken his Jeep CJ to the Swiss Alps and it looks rather at home. Ewald Straßmann aka Brick Pimp is the builder, and you can see more here.

Lego Jeep CJ

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Unijeep

Lego Technic 8110 Jeep 4x4

The LEGO Technic Mercedes-Benz Unimog (8110) might be the best model The LEGO Group has ever made. At 2000 pieces and including both Power Functions and Pneumatic systems, as well as a huge array of mechanical functions, 8110 is one of the most sought-after sets the company has produced to date. However, unlike most other Technic sets, it didn’t really come with instructions for an alternate – or ‘B’ – model.

Eurobricks member djshiver (aka Mr. Tekneex) has rectified this with his creation built solely from the parts found within the 8110 Unimog set. His Jeep features the Unimog’s superb 4×4 drive system and couples it to a two-speed gearbox whilst utilising the original model’s compressor motor to power a front-mounted winch. The Jeep also includes an inline 4-cylinder engine up front, superb all-round suspension, working steering, and full Power Functions remote control compatibility. Everything LEGO could’ve included had they designed a ‘B’ model themselves!

You can see all the photos, design details and discussion for the Unimog alternate model at the Eurobricks forum via the link above, or alternatively you can visit  Mr. Tekneex’s MOCpage here.

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Blockbuster – 4th July Special

Lego Independence DayWelcome dear Lego Car Blog reader, to our 4th July Blockbuster Special!

In celebration of the independence of the United States of America this 4th July we thought we’d bring you a selection of models linked (one a little tenuously) to some of the biggest American blockbuster films of recent times. So grab some popcorn and enjoy the ride…

No Independence Day list would be complete without the 1996 film epic of the same name. There were no real star cars in the movie, that role was very much fulfilled by the alien spaceships, so instead we have Lino M‘s superb 4th July themed Divco van. Lino is one of the car-building heroes of the Lego Community, and you can check out both him and his van on Flickr.

Lego Jurassic ParkNext up come two of the star vehicles from one of the biggest films of the nineties, Steven Spielberg’s incredible 1993 tale of the world’s most dangerous theme park. Legohaulic‘s two SUVs played a pivotal role in the story, one suffering a painful trip through a tree, whilst the driver of the other came to unfortunate end via the teeth of some prehistoric lizards. See more of Legohaulic’s creations on Flickr via the link above.

Lego Duel TruckThird in our Independence Day Special is both a builder and movie that have appeared on these pages before, but when a model’s this good we don’t mind. Duel was one of Spielberg’s earlier works and was deliciously simple in its format; a sales rep being chased by an aggrieved trucker across the desert. TLCB favourite Karwik recreates the famous Peterbilt tanker from the 1971 classic in fantastic detail. See more at his page via the link.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our 4th July Special. As always, let us know your thoughts, suggestions and abuse via the Feedback page, and we’ll see you tomorrow. That’s all folks!

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Well, apart from this. Suggested to us by a reader, it’s not really TLCB fodder, but a cowboy firing two pistols in the air is about as American as you can get, so it fits beautifully in today’s Special. We do also feature the occasional weapon of mass destruction here at TLCB, and Nick Barrett’s Yosemite S.A.M is more than just a cartoon character… Find out why on MOCpages.

Lego Yosemite Sam

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Blue Whale

Jeep Grand Cherokee

Insert almost any other car for twice the awesome

This incredible model is the work of Rolands Kirpis, aka Rolic, on Flickr. One of the most detailed cars we’ve ever featured, Rolands’ Jeep Grand Cherokee comes complete with a full tan interior, V8 under the hood, and opening everything. It’s just a shame it’s a replica of such a rubbish car (cue a load of comments from angry Americans). Still, the new Cherokee is getting surprisingly good reviews in Europe, so there’s hope for Jeep yet. See more of the old model in Lego form on Flickr.

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Biggie Smalls

Lego Technic Jeep

Biggie…

A double post today, from both ends of the scale spectrum. Here at The Lego Car Blog we appreciate models of all sizes; our Elves return to the office with a variety of vehicles, from tiny 4-wides up to monster Technic supercars. However, unfortunately for us, this week the Eves got into our secret supply of drumstick lollies and as such everything they’ve found for the past few days has been red or yellow.

We’ll have a think about what we can do about our workforce’s colour fixation (maybe force them to eat blue urinal cakes?), but in the mean time here are two more red and yellow vehicles, from Nick Barrett and Starscream Soundwave respectively.

Lego Saab Turbo

…smalls

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