This is a Mobquet M-68 landspeeder (of course), and it comes from newcomer barneius industries of Flickr. With our expert knowledge of all things sci-fi we could detail the M-68’s history and technical capabilities but we wouldn’t want to embarrass the other blogs, so instead we’ll simply stick to how deeply, awesomely cool it looks.
Featuring Ford Thunderbird style jet-thruster rear lights, a wing reminiscent of the Plymouth Roadrunner, and an excellent side-stripe, the Mobquet channels a whole host of classic American metal into its design, with glorious results. Head to barneius industries’ M-68 Flickr album via the link above to see the complete gallery of images and see how many ’60s muscle car references you can spot!
This near perfect scale replica of Rey’s Speeder from ‘Star Wars – The Force Awakens’, built by Robert Lundmark of Flickr, is not our usual fodder here at TLCB – but despite our ineptitude with anything sci-fi related we are completely enchanted with it.
Measuring almost half meter long and packed with exquisite detail, Robert’s creation is an absolutely beautiful model, and if you like it as much as we do you can help it to become an official LEGO set by voting for it on the LEGO ideas platform. Click the link above to see more of the build and show your support.
We’re not really sci-fi people here at The Lego Car Blog, what with us blogging… er, Lego cars. As such George Lucas’ most famous works rarely feature here, despite all his constant meddling with the franchise.
Today though we’ve made an exception, because we do like Classic Space, and we love big engines. It’s not often that the two meet, but when they do the results are bloody brilliant. So much so that we’re even willing to overlook this build’s inherent Star Warsyness. It’s the work of previous bloggee Priovit70, and it’s easily one of the coolest Star Wars Landspeeders that we’ve ever seen. Which isn’t saying much as we haven’t seen many, but it’s also one of the coolest Classic Space creations that we’ve seen too, and that’s saying rather more.
You can check out this hovering hot rod at Priovit’s photostream – click the link above to make the jump.
…in a galaxy far, far away, smiling spacemen were busily carrying out various tasks, exploring a planet with all sorts of new rovers and spaceships. It was 1978 and they were totally unaware that a year earlier the evil Darth Vader and his cohorts had exploded onto the big screen. Nearly 30 years later and TLCB regular Billyburg has fused the two genres together perfectly in his Classic Space Landspeeder. Click the link and zoom into the full sized photo on Flickr to admire the greebling and economic building style. We just hope that those innocent looking spacemen are prepared for their visit to Mos Eisley, as it doesn’t rate well on TripAdvisor.