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Dip it Low*

Suggested to us by a reader on our Facebook page, newcomer Drop Shop today makes their TLCB debut with two spectacular Model Team low riders. Both the 1980s Chevrolet Monte Carlo ‘Mad Monte’ above and ’66 Cadillac ‘Sinister Series’ below are immaculately constructed, and each has been dropped to a pavement-scraping height that looks simultaneously gloriously impractical and magnificently evil.

With all-black bodywork and custom chrome the models must have been a nightmare to photograph, but Drop Shop shows how it should be done with excellent presentation utilising great lighting and a clean monotone background (see how you can do this for yourself by clicking here), showcasing the creations superbly.

Drop Shop has uploaded a few other builds alongside the Mad Monte and Sinister Caddy which continue the low theme, including a beautiful dropped ’63 Cadillac Fleetwood Convertible and a slammed Ferrari 288 GTO (which is sacrilege, but undeniably well-made!).

Click the links above to see more of the two models featured in this post, here to see Drop Shop’s complete photostream, and we’re pretty sure that Drop Shop’s future creations will be be making appearances here at The Lego Car Blog.

*A personal thanks to Drop Shop for reminding that the video to today’s title song exists.

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Fleetwood Mac

Lego Cadillac Fleetwood Lowrider

This utterly glorious Cadillac Fleetwood Le Cabriolet* low rider is possibly the shiniest, most detailed, most perfect model we’ve featured this year.

Built by TLCB Master MOCer Dennis Glaasker (aka BricksonWheels) the Caddy shows how far LEGO can be taken as a model-making medium. Really really far.

There’s lots more to see at Dennis’ Flickr photostream, which is where we’re going to be for quite some time. Bounce over there with us by clicking these words.

Lego Cadillac Fleetwood Le Cabriolet Low Rider

*Yup, they really did call it that.

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Play Your Cars Right

Lego '59 Chevy Impala Gasser

From the A-Team to Only Fools and Horses, 1980s television created some utterly brilliant cult shows. ‘Play Your Cards Right’ was not one of them – a game show in which contestants play a simple card guessing game in order to win mediocre prizes is not a recipe for televisual excitement. Today though, we’ve found two creations that make the ‘higher or lower’ game much more fun.

First up, and ‘higher’ is Tim Inman‘s 1959 Chevrolet Impala gasser van. ‘Altitude’ is fitted with a ridiculous V8, some ace sign-writing, and of course the all important gasser raised suspension. The ‘lower’ Impala to Tim’s gasser is fulfilled by fellow Flickr car builder Lino Martins, and his beautiful 1959 Impala low-rider ‘Low Life’. Both Tim and Lino’s complimenting ’59 Impalas can be found on Flickr – click the links in the text to see more.

Lego 1959 Chevrolet Impala lowrider

 

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They see me rollin’

Impala Lowrider

Bounce bounce bounce bounce

Orion Pax is back! This is his latest creation, a Chevrolet Impala Low Rider. A cool enough creation based upon looks alone, Orion goes one further, because this car really works. The suspension is controlled by Lego’s Power Functions motors, so it can bounce, scrape, buck and do other Low-Ridery type things. Check it out at Orion’s blog, or view the video on Flickr.

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