Tag Archives: Lincoln

The Dazzling Knight

Lego 1966 Batmobile

Kapow!! Batman wasn’t always dark and moody. There was a time when he was kitsch, flamboyant, and – let’s face it – more than a little bit camp, and this was certainly reflected in his choice of wheels.

Built by hot rodding legend George Barris the outlandish 1966 Batmobile was based on the 1955 Ford Futura concept car that Barris bought from the Ford Motor Company for the nominal sum of $1. In just three weeks he turned the old concept into what would become one of the most famous TV vehicles of all time, complete with turbo-electric drive (whatever that is), a Bat-scope (ditto), a mobile phone, reverse rocket thrusters, and a remote tracking system.

Flickr’s Ralph Savelsberg hasn’t managed to built that lot, but his Lego recreation of Barris’ masterpiece pays tribute to the Dark Knight’s gaudier days in superb style. You can see more of Ralph’s brilliant replica of the 1966 Batmobile, complete with Batman and Robin figures, over at his photostream – click the link above to light the Bat Signal.

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It’s Hip To Be Square

Lego Lincoln Lowrider

This Lego Lincoln Lowrider was discovered on Flickr. It’s the work of Doc_Brown and you can see more here.

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Continental Breakfast

Lego Lincoln Continental

TLCB regular Ralph Savelsberg appears here again with this menacing 1965 Lincoln Continental. This car was apparently used in The Matrix, but to be honest we don’t remember any cars in the movie at all. Still, you can see more of this forgotten movie star on Flickr via the link above.

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